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Dr. Nelson is a Board Certified general surgeon.  Dr. Nelson graduated from the College of St. Thomas with a degree in Biology before completing medical school at the University of Minnesota.  From there Dr. Nelson completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois and a colorectal surgery fellowship at Cook County Hospital.

Dr. Nelson was awarded the Best Resident Teacher from the Fellow American College of Surgeons in 1990 and was the Chief of Surgery at St. Luke's in Duluth, Minnesota and Director of Trauma at St. Mary's in Duluth prior to joining FirstLight Health System.

When Tom is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, six children, water-skiing, hunting, gardening, egg laying chickens and home-brewing his own beer and cider.



Please talk to your primary care provider as a referral to see this specialist may be required.
Board-Certified Specialties
  • General surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Male
Years of Experience
  • 31
Educational Institutions
  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • University of Minnesota-School of Medicine
  • University of Illinois
  • Cook County Hospital
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa
Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • BCBS of MN
  • Cigna Health
  • Davis Vision
  • Delta Dental
  • Eyemed
  • First Health/Coventry
  • First Plan of MN
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid/Medicare
  • Metropolitan Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum Health Vision
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • Patient Choice
  • Preferred One
  • PrimeWest
  • Sanford Health Plan of MN
  • SelectCare/LaborCare
  • South Country Health Alliance
  • Tri Care
  • UCare MN
  • United Behavioral
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • WEA Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Physician Services

Welia Health - Hospital

301 MN-65

Mora, MN 55051
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