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
Alignment 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 

1437 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

86 Reviews

August 22, 2023

5.0

Very capable, great communication ability, strong yet gentle spirit.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

She’s knowledgeable, through and personable.

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson was very generous with her time in listening to and providing information and support to us.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

I like that Dr. Nelson can be both caring and tell it like it is. I respect her immensely!

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August 16, 2023

5.0

See above Also liked that she worked with a PA - as a team

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She is the best Dr and save my life

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August 16, 2023

5.0

She is intelligent, has a great bedside manner. I trust her.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She is smart, has a good way of making me feel cared for. And will be patient and answer all questions.

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August 15, 2023

3.0

I’m thrilled that nothing is wrong with me. But I got two minutes with the doctor before she rushed out to the next patient. Maybe just a very busy day for her.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Very informative

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August 13, 2023

5.0

I have been a patient of Dr. Nelson for many years. She is caring, thoughtful and very professional.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson takes time to explain results and the plan of care. If she’s unsure of something (which is rare) she will make sure she finds the answer.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Nelson seemed sincerely interested in solving the issues that were presented during the appointment.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Explains all facets of my illness - very professional yet personable

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August 08, 2023

5.0

She was very responsive and answered all my questions.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson takes the time to answer my questions and make sure I understand.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

She was caring but also a bit humorous, which put me at ease.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Excellent

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August 07, 2023

5.0

All of the above plus I loved the hospital staff and layout, everyone very efficient and the call back time compared to other hospitals was superb.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson is a very caring physician and has a wonderful bedside manner. She makes her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visit as well as takes the time to listen to their questions and concerns. I would highly recommend her to others.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson provide a complete explanation of my individual issues

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Good care

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr Nelson always answers my questions. She is kind and considerate.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

She is easy to talk to and answers every question usin an easy to understand vocabulary

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August 02, 2023

4.0

She seems smart and caring

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August 01, 2023

5.0

smart and effective physician

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August 01, 2023

5.0

She is the BEST and very informative

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August 01, 2023

5.0

She is very gentle, understanding and provided the information that I need.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Dr Nelson who explained well for my current situation and guild me what should I need to do for next step.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Just phenomenal. Epitome of a brilliant professional.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

Dedicated to the patient's health He listens carefully and explains in details

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July 26, 2023

4.0

Again knowable positive

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor

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July 25, 2023

5.0

She is so easy to talk to and she explains everything so I can understand it

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July 25, 2023

5.0

I think she is a good thinker and professional who wants to figure out complex medical issues to ensure the best quality of life as possible.

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July 14, 2023

5.0

Th is last visit was the last of my "every three months " visit. My next visit will be in 6 months, it is because of Dr. Nelson, that I have gotten this far

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Patient well-being central Carefully addresses patient comfort, medications, and questions Compassionate yet skilled, professional demeanor

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson is an exceptional doctor! She answers my MyChart messages in an expedient manner. She explains my health issues in a way that I can understand and has given me options for my treatment.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Smart doctor

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July 11, 2023

5.0

She is professional, knowledgeable and answered all my questions and concerns.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

She’s a nice person

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson is always encouraging and on top of the latest research for her patients.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Explains test outcome

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July 05, 2023

5.0

She is great! She cares and takes time with my needs.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson always answers my questions and is calm and helpful. I never feel rushed and she is so on top of my care!

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson seemed very warm & friendly, listened & seemed genuinely interested in my situation. She explained things clearly & I left feeling positive about the experience.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and kind

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Answer all my questions and listened to what I had to say.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

I like her demeanor, straightforward and clear. Her NP was excellent as well

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Knowledge and kind information

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Efficient

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson is simply the best

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June 18, 2023

5.0

Very understanding

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Always professional and courteous

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson always shows compassion when she meets with her patients especially when she has hard information to share.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson is direct and caring. Answers all questions in layman’s terms so you can understand completely.

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Nelson is very easy to talk to and keeps on top of my condition.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

She does her best to take care of me.

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June 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson listens to my concerns and I never feel rushed.

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June 11, 2023

3.0

She cares about people

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson is thorough & accommodating with the type of appointment. Office visit, phone call, video call.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Wonderful

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June 06, 2023

5.0

She listens to my concerns

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June 06, 2023

5.0

She inst II pls confidence, seems knowledgeable and communicates very well

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May 28, 2023

5.0

Kind,caring. Paid attention to detail. Answered questions and described treatment plan.

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Always professional and courteous

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Dr Nelson is a positive and happy person. I look forward to seeing her. I am getting because of her. What a gift

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nelson takes time to listen to my concerns & to reply to them. She is proactive.

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May 23, 2023

5.0

Again excellent care.

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor

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May 17, 2023

5.0

If there’s anyone better in her field I’ve never heard of them.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

She has been right on in structuring my treatment plan and showing positive outcomes.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Treats people with kindness

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Nelson is friendly and very knowledgeable. I appreciate her quick response to questions and doing online calls to make it easy.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, pleasant, doesn’t rush you.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

All good

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May 13, 2023

5.0

She tells me I ask good questions. Efficient during the visit.

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Provided detailed information relating to my condition

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May 10, 2023

5.0

Compassionate, concerned; sense of humor

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May 08, 2023

5.0

very good doctor

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May 03, 2023

5.0

She assured me of my husband’s future treatment plan.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

Very smart doctor

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Dr.Nelson provides excellent feedback on results of tests and treatments.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

She one of the best doctors, the most carrying doctor.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Her professionalism, integrity and patience.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Patient, answers all questions

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