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Darren Lewis Nelson, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Oscar Health - Classic Bronze
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Oscar Health - Classic Gold
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Oscar Health - Classic Silver
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Oscar Health - Saver Silver
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Oscar Health - Simple Bronze
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Oscar Health - Simple Secure
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Oscar Health - Simple Silver
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Ut Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tx (2015)
  • Residency: Emergency Medicine, East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville, Nc (1999)
  • Internship: Emergency Medicine, East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville, Nc (1997)
  • Medical School: Texas A & M Health Science Ctr: College Station, Tx (1996)
  • Education: Texas A&m Health Science Center College Of Medicine (1996)
  • Fellowship: Ut Southwestern Medical Center (2015)
  • Residency: Emergency Medicine, East Carolina University (1999)
  • Internship: Emergency Medicine, East Carolina University (1997)
Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine/Hospic
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 13, 2019, Darren Lewis Nelson, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(79)
Overall: 4.1*
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Dec 12, 2019
very efficient, caring and prompt care--always
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Nov 14, 2019
Dr. Nelson was very nice but I still have to return to my PCP because the meds he prescribed did not work
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Nov 5, 2019
He came into the room quickly, asked a few questions and exams my foot and then sent me off for x-rays. I assumed all was well with my vitals as we never discussed them. he was quick and to the point.
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Nov 4, 2019
Seem to be very caring kind
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Sep 29, 2019
Dr Nelson had terrible bedside manner, was very dismissive and made me feel like he thought I was imagining my symptoms. Told me I could go to the ER if I wanted but he didn't have any answers for me. Spoke over me while I was trying to describe my symptoms. Spent all of five minutes with me before telling me he couldn't do anything. Nurses and receptionists were all very nice though.
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Sep 27, 2019
best of care
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Sep 26, 2019
I love this place! they always treat us like family and get us in and out quick
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Sep 24, 2019
good service
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Sep 20, 2019
have not seen any improvement in my condition. I tried to tell him I have gout and a history of gout and even showed him my prescription from my other doctor that worked- but that was disregarded. my arm is still in pain and still swollen.total waist of time and money- definitely won't return under Any Circumstances
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Sep 13, 2019
quick
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Sep 10, 2019
we were visiting from out of town. the staff and doctor could not have been any nicer! I would highly recommend them to anyone living in the area!
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Sep 2, 2019
Dr. Nelson is always great, his knowledge and his experience translates well to the treatment given and I always leave knowing I was given the best treatment or advice when it comes to my health.
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Sep 2, 2019
always available. have had no problem as always solved my case.
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