Valerie M. Nelson, MD

Valerie M. Nelson, MD

4.8 
275 ratings  Read Reviews
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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 (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology (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

4.8
4.8 
275 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.7
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

37 Reviews

September 24, 2019

Both the medical tech (who took blood, etc.) and Dr. Nelson, were wonderful. They couldn't have been more caring, thoughtful, helpful, reassuring. I am so grateful for the care I received.

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September 22, 2019

knowledgeable and kind

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August 18, 2019

Even though my cancer is not curable, I could not be more confident in Dr. Nelson's ability to provide me the most appropriate care for my condition. Again, A+ care!

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August 18, 2019

Dr Nelson is the best!

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July 26, 2019

an excellent experience with Dr. Nelson. she explained all very well and made me feel comfortable and relaxed.

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June 30, 2019

Dr. Nelson is the best! I've already recommended her to others.

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June 30, 2019

Dr. Nelson was very knowledgeable and patient when she explained everything

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June 28, 2019

Dr. Nelson is awesome! super professional, courteous, empathic and patient

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June 05, 2019

I really like Dr. Nelson.

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May 17, 2019

Dr Nelson is very tentative, I don't feel rushed, she gives me her full attention.

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May 03, 2019

Dr Nelson always give me confidence and answer all my questions. it has been almost 3 years that I see her for my cancer diagnosis and I know that I m i. the best hands.

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April 26, 2019

amazing

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April 01, 2019

excellent doctor

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March 29, 2019

Dr. Nelson is very knowledgeable and kind.

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March 23, 2019

Dr. Nelson is great! I wasn't having my best day, but she was patient and kind, comforting and listened to my concerns. I trust her and thanked her for her professional, kind, and caring interaction.

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March 18, 2019

Dr Nelson was amazing! Her expertise in caring for her patients is truly a gift. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for getting me thru the first stage of truly a devastating diagnosis and illness for me.

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March 16, 2019

Dr. Valerie Nelson is an outstanding physician. As a health care provider myself, I appreciated her kindness, compassion and clinical acumen.

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February 01, 2019

great

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January 27, 2019

Dr. Valerie Nelson is knowledgeable and supportive.

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January 26, 2019

Dr Nelson was amazing. I already did alot of research on the possible item that I had, and the various ways to test for it in medical journals. And she explained it really well, even though I was informed before coming in. And her plan of treatment and testing was concurrent with what I researched and thought through. She was awesome.

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December 15, 2018

Dr Nelson was AWESOME! I called and she got me in to see her the same day. I received a very scary diagnosis a few weeks before Christmas and I was needless to say very concerned. Dr Nelson was able to alleviate a lot of my anxiety over my diagnosis.

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November 17, 2018

I felt very rushed and she acted like she was in a hurry and bothered by the questions, I felt flustered rushed and confused.

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October 07, 2018

Dr. Nelson was phenomenal and professional. she explained everything thoroughly and was matter of fact which I found helpful.

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October 02, 2018

Dr Nelson is very caring and compassionate.

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September 20, 2018

I have extreme confidence in Dr. Nelson. Not only is she a great doctor but she is also a very nice person. i.e. inquires about family etc.

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September 14, 2018

Dr. Valerie Nelson is amazing. Very helpful through this journey.

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August 27, 2018

I feel very comfortable with everyone working on my case

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July 12, 2018

Dr. Nelson was good and took the time to answer all of my questions.

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June 26, 2018

I have already put her name out there if anyone should need her help.

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June 20, 2018

All good!!

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June 18, 2018

Dr. Valerie Nelson is a superstar in my book! She listens, takes care of the medical issue and follows up.

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May 18, 2018

again it was a busy day and the doctor still was not rushed. very professional

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April 23, 2018

I would recommend Dr. Nelson to anyone and I have.

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April 22, 2018

Dr. Nelson is professional and easy to talk to at the same time.

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March 16, 2018

Doctor is great.

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February 26, 2018

Dr. Nelson is wonderful and I can tell she genuinely cares.

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February 16, 2018

I had no prior knowledge of Dr. Nelson prior to our 1st meeting after I found out that I had breast cancer. From that day forward I have felt fortunate to have her as my oncologist. She did a very thorough job of explaining the type of breast cancer that I had and the options to treat it. She is very caring and thorough so I wouldn't mind if I had to wait an hour to see her (which I didn't) because I know she will take the time necessary to answer any questions or concerns I may have. She even responded to an email that I sent regarding an insurance claim on the same day I sent it and had someone contact me the following day. I love Dr. Nelson:).

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