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Dr. James Nelson joins Heartland Orthopedic Specialists

Specialty-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon James H. Nelson, M.D., has joined the team of experts at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.

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James H. Nelson, M.D.
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WILLMAR — James H. Nelson, M.D., is the newest orthopedic surgeon at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists in west central Minnesota.

Nelson will focus on patients in need of specialized bone, joint and muscle care in the Willmar office at 2800 First Street South, Suite 220. He is also available to see patients in Alexandria at 111 17th Avenue East, Suite 101.

A Willmar native, Nelson is specialty-trained in the musculoskeletal system to offer expert care for hip, knee, and shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears and hand and upper extremity injuries. He is also board certified in orthopedic surgery through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Nelson earned his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, before completing his orthopedic surgery residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Throughout his education and training, Nelson served in the U.S. Army, and was deployed with the 911th Forward Surgical Team in 2014.

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