Dr. Nelson was born in Chicago, the youngest of four children and the only daughter. She moved to Atlanta, Ga., as a child. Inspired by her desire to help others and her interest in healthcare, she received her undergraduate education at Emory University, receiving a bachelor of science in chemistry, which paved the way for her interest in medicine. She then attended Sint Eustatius University School of Medicine in the Netherland Antilles, where she obtained a bachelor of science in medicine followed by her medical degree. Subsequently, she completed a four-year residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport.
In October 2010, Dr. Nelson moved to our practice at WK Pierremont Health Center. She is a board certified internist (American Board of Internal Medicine), primarily in the outpatient setting. Her focus is establishing a close and professional relationship with each of her patients. She prides herself in giving each patient ample time to provide education, instruction, counseling, and allow time to answer questions and concerns. Dr. Nelson's Puerto Rican roots and fluency in Spanish have been helpful as she has assisted with the management of patients in the Hispanic community in Shreveport and East Texas. Furthermore, she practices evidence-based medicine and strives to keep apprised of the latest therapies. Dr. Nelson is a resident of Shreveport and is happily married to Jason D. Nelson, MD, who also works at WK Pierremont as a hospitalist. They have one child.