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Jenny L. Nelson

Jenny L. Nelson, MD

Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
4.9 / 5 (Based on 285 Ratings) Learn More

Office Information

About Me

Special Interests

Comprehensive skin cancer care - screening, diagnosis, removal (including Mohs Micrographic Surgery) and reconstruction



2008 - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls


Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, Dermatology


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs Surgery)

Professional Memberships

American College of Mohs Surgery; American Society for Dermatologic Surgery;
American Academy of Dermatology


American Board of Dermatology


October 12, 2020
Highly recommend Dr Jenny Nelson and her nurse.
October 10, 2020
Very friendly and made me feel welcomed
October 09, 2020
Best medical experience I have ever had.
October 09, 2020
Everyone one was very professional! Thanks you!
October 01, 2020
Dr Nelson is the best.
September 29, 2020
Excellent staff
September 19, 2020
Dr. Nelson is fantastic! She knows her stuff and she is always attentive to my concerns. She explains things in a way in which I can make solid decisions about my healthcare. I have yet to be disappointed in her care. Some of the nurses in her office however seem impersonal. The one on this day just seemed to want to do her job and get it over with. She didn't seem to believe some of my answers to her questions. I felt like another case and not an individual. But this won't stop me from seeing Dr. Nelson if I have to. SHE IS GREAT!!!
September 17, 2020
Dr Nelson is so personal and kind
September 12, 2020
Very good visit, tried to get in when Dr Nelson comes to Spirit Lake but schedule was full all summer.
September 12, 2020
Dr. Jenny and her team are the absolute best! They are very professional and they maintain an excellent patient relationship with every visit. I am blessed to have this team focused on my specific medical condition!
September 10, 2020
Dr Nelson was great! She is very kind and knowledgeable. She is a delight to see and I m so fortunate to have found her. She is caring about my health and gives me new ideas on prevention oof sun exposure to lessen my risk of melanoma.
September 10, 2020
first time I had her
August 28, 2020
Long wait time to see Dr.
August 28, 2020
Provider was not overly friendly
August 28, 2020
Surgeon and Nurse were professional, and courteous and gracious
August 27, 2020
Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable
August 27, 2020
I felt like i waited a long time in the room. I sat in waiting room for about 15 min and 30 min in room before i saw the doctor.
August 25, 2020
everyone treats you with compassion, always a good experience
August 22, 2020
Very professional staff.
August 21, 2020
I felt relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole process.
August 20, 2020
wait time 9.10 to 9.40 before Dr. arrived in room
August 19, 2020
This was a one-time event. Dr. Nelson and her staff were total professionals.
August 10, 2020
Dr. Nelson is professional and courteous. I feel that my health is important to Dr. Nelson. Dr. Nelson in friendly and personable and takes time to explain each procedure or any health concerns I have. Dr. Nelson is an asset to Avera.
August 08, 2020
Dr. Nelson spent more time with me this visit than on previous ones. Before she seemed to be in a hurry.
July 28, 2020
Treatment was always great
July 19, 2020
Wonderful group working here. I'm so glad I switched to Avera Dermatology.
July 18, 2020
Excellent care
July 16, 2020
Always a good experience
July 16, 2020
Great experience and very well cared for! Thanks!
July 16, 2020
Felt safe.
July 14, 2020
Everyone was very professional and very pleasant. I would come back there if warranted. Thank you for all you do!
July 12, 2020
Dr. Nelson always shows great compassion in her care. I am so thankful for her.
July 09, 2020
Great experience
July 07, 2020
They ALL seem happy and show that they love what they do. They're a working family,
July 04, 2020
She was very knowledgeable and treated you like a friend not just a patient.
July 02, 2020
I appreciate how quickly they were able to fit me in considering the Covid-19 situation. It was wonderful to know they were concerned about my situation.
June 27, 2020
No complaints always treated very well
June 26, 2020
Very positive experiance. My first time here and was very impressed
June 20, 2020
Good experience
June 16, 2020
Avera the best care
June 15, 2020
The receptionist and the nurses were fantastic. The doctor seemed to be in a hurry and I felt rushed and my questions seem to bother her.
June 15, 2020
The visit was perfect
June 15, 2020
The people were all kind and caring. I very much enjoyed coming here.
June 14, 2020
Problem area was resolved in professional and caring manner by Dr. Nelson and her staff.
June 13, 2020
This was my first visit with Dr. Nelson and the staff at Avera Medical Group Dermatology. The care I received was excellent, as I expect from all staff affiliated with Avera.
June 12, 2020
Very happy with my experience!
June 12, 2020
This visit was painless and quick, your staff did a great job!! Thank you very much.
June 11, 2020
Efficient and professional
June 11, 2020
Excellent service
June 01, 2020
Doctor not overly friendly
May 25, 2020
Dr Nelson and her staff are top rated in my experience. They stay on schedule and show respect for my time as well as their time. I appreciate Dr Nelson's experience and expertise. She also is very good at explaining situations so I have complete understanding.
May 24, 2020
Dr. Nelson is fantastic! She is thorough in her work and helps you understand.
May 16, 2020
They all are very caring people.
May 15, 2020
Very great care!
May 15, 2020
Dr. Nelson's and her staff are very nice and personable. The receptionist took care in checking me in with the virus protocol, etc. Excellent clinic and staff!
April 26, 2020
Care was excellent
March 29, 2020
Jenny and her nurse and the rest of the Staff were fabulous. I was a bit nervous about the procedure, but they put me at ease. Awesome !!
March 25, 2020
Very professional and I felt they really cared about me as a person
March 24, 2020
Very caring experience of the treatment that had to be done. Thanks
March 15, 2020
Clean environment
March 13, 2020
Follow up was great!
March 10, 2020
Everyone at the clinic was very nice and very interested in why I was there.
March 09, 2020
Gtreat service
March 06, 2020
Felt very comfortable and at ease! Very personal personnel!
March 05, 2020
Thank you!
March 03, 2020
I really appreciated the call this morning to see how I was doing. That doesn't always happen with physcians. Very kind, very professional.
March 03, 2020
Awesome care
March 01, 2020
Dr. Nelson and her staff are professional people that do their job. But, the best part is they also treat you like a friend and make you feel so comfortable when you come in. ALWAYS a great experience.
March 01, 2020
A heads up from the nurese that a medical student was with the doctor would have been nice.
February 29, 2020
Great visit/great personnel!
February 29, 2020
There was a mixup in the scheduling of my appointment so that was a little disappointing but they re-scheduled an appointment for later the same day which took care of the issue.
February 29, 2020
Great care
February 28, 2020
Dr Nelson & her nurses were fantastic! Very calm, reassuring & made it a positive experience!
February 27, 2020
Professional and competent
February 20, 2020
professional and friendly
February 13, 2020
I waited for over an hour to be seen with no updates and no apology for the extremely long wait
February 07, 2020
Dr. Jenny and her staff were warm, kind and caring. So appreciative!
February 01, 2020
Avera is the best!
January 31, 2020
Wonderful experience for difficult situation!!!
January 31, 2020
Staff was friendly, Dr. explained how & what most likely would be done at the next visit. Very positive experience for the first time at your clinic.
January 04, 2020
A great group of people work here, was very pleased!
January 02, 2020
I only saw Dr Nelson for the Mohs procedure but everything went well and she was efficient and concerned about my condition and outcome.
December 21, 2019
Well prepared, courteous and kind

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