Valerie M. Nelson, MD

Valerie M. Nelson, MD

4.9 
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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine - 2008
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2011
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2014

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

900 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 31, 2021

5.0

She listens and answers all my questions. She lets me know what I can do to continue staying healthy and cancer free!

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August 31, 2021

4.0

Nice, knowledgeable, works with you

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Articulate service

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Answers all my questions. Explains my options.

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Has a very knowledgable way about her and receives and answers any questions I ask.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

She is a competent dr.

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August 22, 2021

5.0

She was informative and professional.

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August 20, 2021

4.0

Dr. Nelson seems very knowledgeable. She told me she spoke with the PA to find out the reason why I was there for the visit. All she did was ask me some questions and order blood work. I did hear from her today with the results of one test. I feel I need more answers from her about my blood tests and what they mean.

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Check up Had a kidney removed to cancer few years back

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August 10, 2021

5.0

I hold Dr. Nelson in the highest esteem.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

The is absolutely no one like her. She is professional, kind, caring, takes the time to listen not just to her patients, but also the family. She has gone above and beyond for both my father and mother these past 5 years, and there are no amount of words to thank her for all she has done for them. We consider her part of the family.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

well informed, put together and knowledgeable.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Kind, professional and listens.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

She is very knowlegible.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Absolutely awesome doctor!

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Very nice and professional. Answered all of my questions.

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August 04, 2021

5.0

Really really smart.

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August 03, 2021

4.0

Dr. Nelson is straight to the point but still nice which I like. She was personable and also knowledgeable.

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Good follow up and very easy to understand my future care.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson is very personable and checks all the lab or test results prior to my visit. She listens to all my concerns.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and helped me tremendously.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

She knew my whole history and seemed to be extremely intelligent

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August 01, 2021

5.0

Reasonable. Listens well. To the point in concise terms.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Her truthfulness and knowledge is very important.

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July 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Nelson has been spot-on in her plan to get me well… She is an impressive young professional with us committed to the medical care of her patient…that’s me, and In 6+ months, I have gone from developing a blood-clot in my left leg from my knee to the groin that was due to a fall where I broke my left arm. And as of this week when I had a follow-up Venus ultra-sound and learned the blood-clot is now all but gone. Therefore, Dr Nelson has taken me off of the blood-thinner, Eliquis… Music to my husband and my earsI am 81, and it is an amazing feeling to come as far as I have in these months Uber Dr Nelson’s care… Thanks so much Doctor Valerie Nelson…you are awesome!!!!

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July 29, 2021

5.0

Because She Is A Nice Doctor

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson, as always, was incredibly kind. She answered my odd questions without any judgement which made me feel comfortable. She also went over steps since we're at the halfway point in my chemo so knowing what is next is great

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Answered my questions and addressed my concerns

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July 28, 2021

5.0

She really cares about her patients and is always looking for better treatments to improve the patients outcome

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July 25, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson takes very good care of my health and well being.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

very knowledgeable easy to talk to

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Always professional, courteous and respectful.

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Very patient and explained everything and answered my questions and my husband's questions.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson is proactive in my care, attentive to my concerns & one of the best physicians I have encountered in my 77 years.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

This was the 1st time I saw Dr. Nelson, having been a patient of Dr. Foster's. I liked Dr. Nelson right away.

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July 21, 2021

5.0

Always listens and answers my questions and concerns.

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July 19, 2021

4.0

She was fine but not special.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

Dr Nelson listened to my concerns and provided great feedback.

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July 14, 2021

5.0

First time appointment with her. Busy day for her but good medical care

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July 12, 2021

5.0

An amazing doctor who very much cares for her patients’ wellbeing.

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July 12, 2021

5.0

She is very kind and explains all procedures.

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July 10, 2021

5.0

diligent attention to my needs

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Nelson has been my oncologist for the past 2 years. She is smart, confident and easy to talk to.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

She listened to my story re: exposure to radiation which probably caused my cancer!

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July 06, 2021

5.0

Personal interaction

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Extrudes confidence and professionalism, also friendly

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July 05, 2021

5.0

Direct approach to the issue with a definite Interest in addressing my treatment concerns.

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July 02, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson is precise and to the point. Herattitude made me feel confident.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Really seemed to listen and was very down to earth. Felt interested in what I had to say

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June 29, 2021

5.0

She is extremely knowledgeable and caring

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June 28, 2021

5.0

She is very attentive and caring.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

I have only met her once during my infusion

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Understandable, clear, helped with fears, humorous, I believe I’ll be well taken care of

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Very accommodating fitting me in her schedule to discuss my concerns. As well as working with my other doctors.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson listened to us, understood our concerns and made sure we all agreed on a care plan. Truly wonderful in all aspects. Thank you!

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Very patient friendly - thoroughly informative and explains each question you may have in an easy and knowledgeable way for patients to comprehend

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Everybody so nice an accommodating

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June 22, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Easy to talk to,honest, knowledgeable.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Efficient, competent doctor

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Direct with a good bed side manner

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Good quality conversation about my condition/issues

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Does everything right, and has me convinced.

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June 17, 2021

4.0

She was ok

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June 17, 2021

4.0

I'm just meeting this oncologist as the 4th doctor and I was bonding well with my last one.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Very easy to talk to about pacient medical problems.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

She listens to me and addresses my concerns. I am allowed to use my voice in my care.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

This is a joke right? Have you met her? She's awesome. She laughed at my stupid jokes, took time to answer my questions, and asked about things I forgot to bring up. I feel like I'm in incredible hands and I'm so thankful I got lucky and have her as my oncologist. I'm not thrilled about having cancer, but she's working on fixing that. Clearly, it isn't her fault I have cancer, just wanted to make that clear. I'm not putting that on her. Keep on keeping on.

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June 15, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, thoughtful, and helpful understanding.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

She’s very knowledgeable, caring responsive and explains everything very well.

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June 12, 2021

4.0

She was both pragmatic and pracy

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June 10, 2021

5.0

She knows my case very well. She is able to answer all the questions I have.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson is extremely knowledgeable and great to work with. She helps explain things in an understandable way.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Still love my doctor.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Valerie M. Nelson demonstrates her commitment to her patients by keeping them aware of their progress and including them in the decision-making process for their treatment.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Always professional, courteous, respectful, listens to my point of view.

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Great doctor and great human

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Thorough in explaining issues.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

She was clear and and helpful

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nelson was understanding to have CT results released early & changed her schedule to accommodate mine. When I met her, she was super knowledgeable & patient.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Went over all my records. I was completely satisfied

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Professional and to the point

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May 29, 2021

5.0

She spends time with you answering your questions. Dr. Nelson does not rush the visit. She tells it like it is. I like that.

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May 27, 2021

3.0

Just getting to know her. Met her only two times.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

10 very likely I will recommend her

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Very personable, knowledgeable, and straight forward.

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May 26, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Excellent rapport

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May 25, 2021

5.0

Dr Nelson is smart, caring and kind.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

She is giving me the clinical results I need to attack my cancer.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

I can sense that she is getting to “know� me. And I can feel her care. I respect her knowledge and opinions.

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May 19, 2021

4.0

First appointment with Dr Nelson.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Friendly, professional. A big plus was that she explained in a clear and understandable way as we went along in the investigation of my blood situation.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

I was very comfortable talking to her. This was my first visit with her.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

She is knowledgable, personable, and most reassuring.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Scheduling was easy, the environment is very professional, and Dr Nelson is a caring and competent physician.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

She listens and shares of herself. That is important for us patients to connect with our doctors.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

The care and relationship I have with my doctors

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Dr. VALERIE NELSON IS SO GREAT! She is so patient and gives wonderful solutions and suggestions. I would highly recommend her. THANK YOU

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November 11, 2020

4.0

Clean facilities. Friendly staff.

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