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James Nelson, MD

Dr. Nelson is an orthopedic surgeon in the Rocky Mount area. He is affiliated with Vidant Edgecombe Hospital and Nash Hospitals.
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Dr. Nelson saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained back patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more back problems patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more spine condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained leg patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more birth defects patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more congenital disorders patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more ACL tear patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more back pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more trigger finger patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more broken arm patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more carpal tunnel syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more foot condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained ankle patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained foot patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more plantar fasciitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more broken hand patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more broken foot patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more tendonitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more tennis elbow patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more spondylosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more sprained wrist patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Nelson saw more peripheral neuropathy patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Rocky Mount area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Nelson’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Nelson’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate < 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Nelson’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Nelson’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Nelson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Nelson’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Nelson’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Nelson’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate < 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Nelson’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Nelson’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Nelson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Nelson’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

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

Office
220 Nash Medical Arts Mall
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
437 miles away

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Credentials
  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1986
  • EMORY HEALTHCARE
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Nash Hospitals
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield