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Dr. Stephen Nelson

Pediatric Neurology
Metairie, LA
22 years experience male

Locations

Tulane-Lakeside

Metairie, LA

Address

4720 I-10 Service Rd W #401, Metairie, LA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(504) 988-7654

Insurances accepted

Tricare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

CHAMPUS

About

Bio

I completed my PhD at University of California, Riverside, followed by an MD at University of California, San Diego. I then did a residency in Pediatrics, and then a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Stanford. I currently am Head of Pediatric Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine as well as Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Psychiatry. I also specialize as an expert in Child Neurology (see website). http://www.childneurologyconsulting.com/

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Pediatric Neurology

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Unlikely: If you can still feel your string, then your IUD is still in place. You likely are feeling anxiety due to having unprotected sex.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Manipulation: Would try massage or even chiropractic manipulation to see if that helps, or also could try acupuncture. Neck stiffness is likely due to a combination... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Needs further eval: This is concerning, and warrants further evaluation. You should see your doctor as soon as possible, since it is not usual to have this much bleeding ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
See doctor: If you are having back pain associated with abnormal urinalysis, this could suggest a problem with you kidney, bladder, or other organs. This can be d... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
ER: The height of the fever is less concerning that the excessive sleeping and lack of eating. Recommend having him seen in the ER to ensure no dehydratio... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Remove: Partially cut nails should be clipped to prevent uneven growth, which could result in an ingrown mail.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Bad combo: Combining these medications should be avoided, since they are both sedatives/hypnotics. Also, long-term use of amben is not recommended. It would actu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
MRSA: You may have a staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotic, and you should be treated with another antibiotic such as clindamycin. This is com... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Antidepressants: Typically treated with antidepressant medications, since not only is there often an underlying psychiatric etiology (many patients have depression, an... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Treated?: Boutonneuse fever, Mediterranean spotted fever, Israeli tick typhus, Astrakhan spotted fever, Kenya tick typhus, Indian tick typhus, or other names th... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Moleskin: A little moleskin applied to the areas that develop the blisters may help prevent the friction. Also, be sure to use proper shoes and socks.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Xays past through yo: Get an xray poses no risk of spreading radiation to others including your baby. With xrays, the radiation passes through you at the time that it is do... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
See your doctor: The baby will have get any infection unless you had the tick long enough for it to pass an infection. Recommend you see your doctor, who can do testin... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
CJD: It is called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in humans. It causes myoclonus (rapid muscle jerks) and rapidly progressive dementia (memory loss). It is usual... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Spina bifida: If you have spina bifida, then you could have associated tethered cord, which can cause associated problems at other levels of the cord due to stretch... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Anxiety: The most common cause of chronic nausea and dizziness is anxiety, and that can lead to lower of pain threshold. Would try relaxation methods such as m... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Unknown: Essential oils can be helpful to some individuals for arthritis. However, the effects of any treatment are variable. Recommend stopping the oils to se... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Migraines: Ocular migraines can be associated with eye movement abnormalities. However, you should see your doctor, so that you can have a complete physical, inc... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
AVM: Fixed pain in 1 location in the head is a red flag for a vascular malformation such as an AVM or aneurysm. Brain MRI with MRA would be the test of cho... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 22 years experience
Hypoperfusion: Twisting your neck can cause kinking of your vertebral arteries and brief decrease in blood flow in the posterior circulation - in other words your br... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I did go to the er and they said it's not an infection. It took 3 months for the swelling to go down. It still gets very hot and painful. No one seems to know. I don't know what to do.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Always been reluctant to try adhd meds hope this'll be only side fx :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Wilford Hall Medical Center
Completed 2003

Awards

FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics
AMA Physician Recognition Award
Certificate of Commendation, American Academy of Pediatrics

Affiliations

American Academy Of Neurology
American Academy Of Pediatrics
Child Neurology Society
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