Laura Nelson, DO
- Family medicine
- Pediatric care
- Geriatric care
- Women's Health
- Skin procedures
- mental health
- Preventive care
- Chronic disease
- Virtual visits
I am a board-certified family physician with professional interests in pediatric and geriatric care. I offer face-to-face virtual visits for a variety of health services and conditions.
Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN
I am passionate about: self-care. I believe you must take care of your own mental and physical health before you can care for others.
If I wasn't a provider, I would be a: Full-time quilter, because quilting is my creative outlet, and recharges me, emotionally.
I became a provider because: I have always been a "helper", but it wasn't until college that I decided that medicine was the path I wanted to take.
Something I have learned from my patients is: that each person comes with their own short term and long term agenda. I feel it's important to learn about those goals so that we can better partner to work toward achieving them.
My personal health goal is: to get more sleep and exercise.
The best health advice I've received is: that any exercise is better than no exercise, and more is better than less. If life gets in the way of exercise, I forgive myself, and always make an effort to start again.
A few of my personal achievements include: running two marathons, several half marathons and other races; being an exchange student to Austria with Rotary International; and having one of my quilts chosen to be exhibited throughout the U.S.
Practice philosophy: It is my job to share my knowledge so that patients can be empowered to make their own choices and improve their health.
- Family medicine
Awards and recognitions
- University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Regions Hospital , St. Paul, MN
Years of experience
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Major health plans we accept
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we accept
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)