Eric W. Nelson M.D.
Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee
111 17th Avenue East
Alexandria, MN 56308
2800 1st Street South
Willmar, MN 56201
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Nelson.
“My experience with Dr. Nelson who I saw for hip pain then a total hip replacement was very good. He was very pleasant and went over everything throughly and when I had questions he took the time to not only answer them but also offered to show me on the x-rays so I'd have a better understanding. He never made me feel I was annoying him and he was in a rush to finish my visit.”
– Betty E.
“Dr. Nelson is very patient. He does not "rush" one to get to the next patient. He is willing to listen & answer any questions one may have - whether we've asked them before, or need a better explanation to understand what was said. He is truly a people person.”
– Bev B.
“I appreciated the fact that Dr. Nelson took the time to answer any questions or concerns. I didn't feel like he was talking at me rather engaged in a meaningful conversation.”
– Verdeell B.
“Dr. Nelson is very professional; he explained my injuries to my shoulder and explained about the surgery. He answered my questions in terminology I could understand. He reviewed the before and after surgery pictures with me and explained the repairs. I appreciate that he does monthly after surgery follow-up appointments and is in contact with my physical therapy team to follow my progress. I would highly recommend Dr. Nelson as an orthopedic surgeon.”
– Nyla F.
“My experience has been 100% positive. Dr. Nelson is just the best! I had one knee replaced and then the other knee replaced. I hear so many horror stories of people using other facilities and I just cringe! I try to push them to Heartland but not always successful. One of my friends just offered to buy one of my knees as his has not been a good experience at all in Willmar. Thanks again!!”
– Mike B.
“Dr. Nelson has completed surgeries on my left knee, right shoulder and this last time on left hand carpal tunnel. I couldn't have had a better Dr. He is professional, kind, caring. He shows concern for your care. Answers any and all questions. He listens. I feel confident in his abilities and wouldn't want anyone else for any future surgery I may need in his field. He makes you feel comfortable and assured your in good hands under his care. I hope he continues to come to our area to work.”
– Bonnie R.
“He gave me relief in my left shoulder. I will be back. Thank you so very very much!”
– Terry K.
“The bedside manner and friendly staff were fantastic. I loved being able to address all of my concerns with Dr. Nelson and receiving his honest feedback. Integrity at its best!”
– Thomas K.
“Really liked doctor nelson and found the staff friendly and helpful in calming fears of having knee surgery.”
– Sandra B.
“Dr. Nelson is the best. I couldn't ask for a better doctor with an excellent bedside manner and was sincerely interested in my recovery. I recommend him to anyone.”
– Barbara H.
“Dr. Nelson is a compassionate doctor. He explained why I needed my knee replacement and answered my questions. I appreciated his post-op visits at the hospital and checking on my prepress.”
– Debra L.
“He guided me to make the right decision and what was best for me. He is an excellent surgeon and would recommend him to anyone with the shoulder injury.”
– Brenda H.
“Excellent bedside manner and gives good explanations of what's going on and what to expect.”
– Kristi C.
“They evaluated me for Carpal Tunnel surgery and gave me my options to come back and schedule the surgery when I am ready. Everything went well. Nice people!”
– Janice K.
“Everyone was very professional, caring, explained everything and I couldn't have had more helpful people to take care of me. Thanks, much for your concern and God Bless each of you in your professional health field.”
– Judy L.
“Superb!! Well done, staff and doctor all did such fantastic job. They were all kind and fixed my left wrist up quite well. They do care about you!!”
– April R.
“I had a Meniscus tear. The surgery went well. My knee is back to normal.”
– Darryl W.
“I was very pleased with the care and attention I received and the procedure went very well. Dr. Nelson gave me all the time I wanted and was prompt with any questions I had.”
– Michael H.
“Dr. Nelson is the best in every aspect of the word. He is professional, competent, resourceful, has great people skills, and is confident and skilled in delicate matters. His communication skills align with a clients ability to comprehend what will happen. He gives precise diagnosis and accurate results.”
– Galen J.
“Dr. Nelson is extremely knowledagable and patient with me. He gave me coritozne shots and made my pain almost completely disappear. Thank you!!!”
– Nancy L.
“I recently had surgery with Dr. Erik W. Nelson. He could not have been better, nicer, or kinder. I have performed all of my at home physical therapy and exercises religiously as I was instructed and I continuously still do daily. My knee felt like new. Thank you.”
– Kevin C.
“I had a torn meniscus. Dr. Nelson fixed the problem. I do vigorous exercise like, interval cardio training, weight lifting and enjoy slalom waterskiing in the summer and speed skating in the winter. My knee is holding up to the life style I live and I depend on Heartland to keep my joints working without soreness or pain.”
– Darryl W.
“I was able to see him in a timely manner.”
– Donna S.