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Carol B. Nelson

Carol B. Nelson, MD


“Our number one goal is treating the patient right. We’re here for them.“

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About Me

For experienced and compassionate neurological care, count on Carol Nelson, MD, at Avera Medical Group Neurology in Sioux Falls, SD.

Expert Brain, Spine & Nervous System Care

As a general neurologist, Dr. Nelson cares for patients of all ages with brain, spine and nervous system conditions. “I love being part of each patient’s life, earning their trust and helping them get back to a better quality of life,” she says.

Her passion for helping patients with neurological conditions motivates her to stay on top of the latest advances in health care. “I love learning about new treatments and perfecting what I do. The reward of watching patients feel better keeps me going day after day,” she adds.

Headache Specialist

Dr. Nelson specializes in treating headaches – from new onset headaches to chronic, longstanding migraines. She’s also part of an innovative clinical trial for treating a new, specific type of headache that focuses on how the eyes work together.

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, paddle boarding, snow skiing and running. One fun fact about her is that she learned to ride a unicycle at 10 years old and can still ride it today.



University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


Sanford Hospital & University Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD, Transitional


University of Vermont School of Medicine, Burlington, Neurology


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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