About Dr. Shannon D. Nelson
Shannon D. Nelson, M.D. is a native of West Memphis, Arkansas. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry receiving Departmental Honors from Morehouse College in 2001. After graduating from college, he continued his education at the University of Arkansas and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2005. Dr. Nelson completed his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Nelson is published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology where he and his colleagues studied the efficacy and tolerability between pegylated interferon alfa-2a vs.pegylated interferon alfa-2b in combination with ribavirin in the treatment of patients with chronic Hepatitis C. During his free time, he serves as an Alumni Ambassador to Morehouse College and he enjoys mentoring, traveling, reading non-fiction, golf, and spending time with family & friends.
- American Republic Insurance Company
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and training
- Medical School - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
- Morehouse College (Bachelor's)
- Grady Memorial Hospital (Residency)
- Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Residency)
- American College of Physicians
Awards and publications
- Departmental Honors, Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry Morehouse College
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Publication, American Journal of Gastroenterology
Dr. Shannon D. Nelson's office locations
Internal Medicine Associates of West Atlanta, PC
1800 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30309
Internal Medicine Associates of West Atlanta, PC
939 Bob Arnold Blvd, Suite F
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Patient reviews for Dr. Shannon D. Nelson
Dr. Nelson is by far the most informative and genuinely personable guy. Professional, yet friendly. He makes you feel at home and never rushes or belittles anything you bring to his attention. Cant say enough about Doc!! Good guy. Good practice.
I really like Dr. Nelson and his staff.
Doctor was kind, knowledgeable, personable and efficient! I really liked that he took the time to get to know me AND go over my results with me later. The only disappointing/inconvenient thing, was that patients are required to schedule a second appointment at another location for blood work. For some reason, they do not perform that in the office (though I think they said they are hoping to get it changed in the future). Otherwise, great doctor and pleasant visit. I would certainly recommend.
Great doctor. No nonsense, asked what I was there for and provided the service I required. Great bedside manner and communication.
Dr. Nelson is great!
Visit was good but i was constantly booked for appointments i didn't need or didn't schedule. I later received a email stating i was discharged because i canceled to many appointment. Honestly its seems like business was very slow at this location. I was always the only patient in the office.
Today was first day and I like Dr. Nelson's bedside manner.
Great bedside manners. very thorough.
Dr. Nelson was very kind and professional.
He is my best doctor, kind , nice and professional. Just did my annual and I am comfortable with it
Dr. Nelson is the best PCP that I have found in Atlanta. He is thorough, intelligent, and empathic. I always leave feeling my concerns are heard, and that I have something I can do about them.
Dr. Nelson is always extremely professional and knowledgeable
Dr. Nelson was great very cordial, professional, best at education patient during visit.
Dr. Nelson offered very helpful solutions to the challenges I am dealing with. I appreciate how he gives time to make sure all issues have been addressed.
Truly a gem!!!
I was not happy with visit. The doctor acted as if he didn't have time for me. When I tried to ask questions or tell him what my diet was, I was instructed to wait until the end, but after he finished he darted out of the room. With him telling me that I was "Pre-diabetic" and that he specialized in this, I was given a pen and told to write down a laundry list of foods I should eat, as he hurriedly rattled off, seemingly frustrated when I asked questions for better understanding. I felt if he specialized in this, why am I writing all this and why no prewritten literature.
Dr. Nelson was awesome. I found him on this website, and I was thrilled with my decision. He was very informed on my needs for my upcoming abroad trip. I will be returning for a physical!
Dr. Nelson is a very knowledgeable and personable Doctor. I found the visit warm and friendly. He was polite and Professional and got right to resolving my issue. I left feeling great and I will wait to see how the medication works out but right now everything is 5 Stars.
Very Impressed with his service. I've made him my primary care physical now.
Smart and detailed
Dr Nelson seemed very easy to talk too. Great recommendations.
This was my first visit with Dr. Nelson and I am very impressed with his professionalism and genuine kindness. I was concerned about my choice of primary care physician but after today’s visit, I feel very relieved.
He was good and very professional.
Very personable and happy to see his patients. Willing to take the time to talk and answer any concerns you may have. Also, gives a sense of support and encouragement outside of just being there to diagnose and evaluate your health.
It’s great to have a Dr that pays attention to every little detail.
The doctor is great but they didn't review my ZocDoc info before I came. Ended wasting my time because they couldn't prescribe the medication I shared I was coming in to refill after moving from another state. Had my info been reviewed, this could have been avoided. Could be just a staff issue
It was a great experience. Staff was friendly. The doctor was very kind and gathered important information with out making me feel over whelmed. I left the appointment feeling like I had stablished a professional relationship and that is a good feeling.
After the blood work review completed, the doctor didn't have a time to look at my illness because this visit is for preventing maintenance but I received a bill for regular office charge.
Extremely nice and actually cared about what we were discussing!
Great visit, Great advice
It was a pleasure to visit dr Shannon D
Great visit. Doctor was well mannered and easy to talk to. Thorough and overall good visit.
I'm in love already. It seems like he ask all the right questions do till my illness. I will strongly recommend him to the next
Dr. Nelson is friendly and thorough. He is detailed in his explanations and remedies. I can always count on him to give me all the information I need.
Dr. Nelson always goes above and beyond for me as a patient. Very thankful I found him as my new PCP in Atlanta. Excellent bedside manner, overall great personality. Thorough clinical assessment, includes patient in care decisions. I can't really say enough positive things about him.
Horrible. He does not care about his patients. I told him I had a problem and he blew me off
Wonderful visit. This will be my Prinary Care DR. Very happy!!!! He's really good at what he does. 5 Stars all day!
Dr. Nelson is great. It has taken me a while to find a great doctor and he is amazing! I am so glad that I found him. He was easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable!
Everything I want in a doctor: friendly and personable, and knowledgeable and professional. Trustworthy, a good doctor, and cares about you as a person. I highly recommend him.
Very professional but at the same time he put me at ease. I really like this doctor.
Dr. Nelson was great. Very down to earth and personable
Highly intelligent, compassionate and personable. Highly recommend this Doctor as a Primary Care and or Internist. We just moved here and had a few bad experiences finding doctors. I wish I knew about Dr Nelson earlier! 5 stars! Nice office staff also!
Concise, knowedgable, and pleasant.
He was very nice and i look forward to visiting him for my primary care needs.
Great detailed oriented doctor.
He was very knowledgeable, easy going, and I'm already starting to feel better after the meds and diet he advised for me. Thank you doctor! I think I've found a permanent doctor in Atlanta.
Very professional and I loved the fact that he listened and didn't rush through the appointment writing prescriptions.
Great doctor. Cares about his patients. Wait time was to long for me to be the only one there at the time.
Dr Nelson is lovely and he doesn't make you wait. The best experience I've had in a doctor's office. Fantastic!!
Dr. Nelson was great. He was very nice and discussed everything in depth that was important to discuss. He also is easy to talk to and very personable. He made it an easy process.
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