Eric W. Nelson M.D.

Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9 (19 patient reviews and ratings)
Heartland Orthopedic Specialists - Alexandria
111 17th Avenue East
Alexandria, MN 56308

Additional Offices

2800 1st Street South, Suite 220*
Willmar, MN 56201
“Dr. Nelson sat down with me, calmed my nerves, and explained everything to me about what was to be expected. After the surgery, he was available for any questions. The recovery coach app was very informative and kept track of me until two months after my surgery.”
– Debra B.
“Dr. Nelson is very thorough. I appreciate how he asks questions, uses his mind to problem-solve, and feels secure with his decisions. He also follows through with necessary communications and extra details. When Dr. Nelson says he will do something, he does it. He is an excellent physician.”
– Jennifer M.
“Excellent accurate professional service.”
– Larry S.
“Thorough and efficient. Christy was terrific in x-ray.”
– Patti C.
“Very clear and easy to understand diagnosis. Polite and friendly staff. A professional operation with a heart.”
– Ronald S.

Shoulder Reviews

“Dr. Nelson takes the time to listen and fully understand any information I’m trying to convey. He takes the time to explain things to someone outside the medical field. He asks if I have additional questions or concerns or need other information. Also, he will always ask my opinion about the treatment plan, showing that it’s a collaborative process, not an order.”
– Margaret R.
“I have seen Dr. Nelson several times over the years. Last year, he did a reverse shoulder replacement, and I’m very happy with the outcome. Dr. Nelson has always been professional but also approachable. He answers any of your questions or concerns in easy-to-understand language.”
– Lynne F.
“Dr. Nelson was fantastic. From the first time, I saw him to every check-up post-surgery. I got provided comprehensive information and cared for my injury. Both his professionalism and concern for me personally were exemplary. I was confident going into and coming out of surgery that the procedure would be successful, and it was.”
– David M.
“I couldn't ask for more. Very thorough. He explained my procedure, and what to expect in my recovery.”
– Jeannine B.
“ Excellent”
– Gerald S.
“The injuries to my shoulder were quite extensive, and I was very impressed with how well Dr. Nelson was able to repair the damage.”
– Thomas S.
“Friendly, good listener, careful assessment, confident and knowledgeable. Answered all questions thoroughly. Post surgical care and follow up visits completed in a timely manner. I now have a fully functional shoulder pain free and continuing to gain strength. Quality of life is excellent. Give him raise.”
– Eldon L.

Knee Reviews

“As usual, Dr. Nelson was his happy self. He is very courteous, and I had a great visit.”
– Jim H.
“Dr. Nelson provided a right knee replacement for me in 2012. It went well, and I was recovering at home the next day. The therapy and recovery went well. My goals were obtained quickly, and I had little pain after four weeks. After eight and a half months, my knee functions well without pain. I thank Dr. Nelson for helping me. He was very professional, and my results were very good.”
– Jeff K.
“Dr. Nelson really listens and is so willing to work with you. Surgery is never fun, but it worked. He is good about not pushing surgery and will explore alternatives.”
– Pamela H.
“I am happy with all the aspects of my surgery by Dr. Nelson. I would highly recommend him and Heartland for knee problems and replacements. All the staff was so helpful. Thank you.”
– George B.
“Very professional and caring.”
– Marty B.
“My trust in Dr. Nelson is to the point that I cancelled my second opinion appt. and I am going to go ahead and have the surgeon scheduled to it.”
– Janey G.

Wrist Reviews

“Very kind and professional.”
– Ann D.