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Ewell Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson is a neurosurgeon in the Boulder area. He is affiliated with Boulder Community Foothills Hospital and Estes Park Medical Center.
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Dr. Nelson saw more spine condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more back problems patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more pinched nerve patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more spinal stenosis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more back pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sciatica patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw more neck pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more spondylosis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more spondylolisthesis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more herniated disc patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more scoliosis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more chronic pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more cerebrovascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw Parkinson's disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw more stroke patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw synovial cyst patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw more congenital disorders patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more birth defects patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw brain tumor patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw aneurysm patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw hydrocephalus patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Nelson saw Chiari malformation patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
Locations

Dr. Nelson sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Foothills Surgery Center
4743 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
1,770 miles away

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Credentials
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1998

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Neurological Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Nelson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Estes Park Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Paramount
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield