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Nicholls Nelson

Dr. Nicholls Cole Nelson

Emergency Medicine


Dr. Nelson grew up in rural Alabama living on a plot of land that was surrounded by a National Forrest, 30 minutes outside of the closest town. His family spent much of their time outdoors, or traveling to backpacking adventures or to compete in triathlons. Dr. Nelson earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Auburn University in Auburn Alabama, and graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After completing his Residency in Emergency Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, he worked in several facilities where he became familiar with hospital systems both large and small. Being an avid rock climber, Dr. Nelson had spent many vacations in Rifle Mountain Park. When a job became available at Grand River, he was excited to move to the Valley. When asked how he feels about working in rural medicine, he replied “I appreciate the diversity of cases that I get to see in a smaller hospital. I feel I get to make a bigger impact in the patients’ lives and enjoy the variety of experiences. While I may see more patients in a larger hospital, quantity does not equate to quality.” Dr. Nelson takes pride in taking care of his patients and treating them as if they were a member of his own family. Dr. Nelson enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking and skiing in his spare time. He lives with his partner Leah and his Blue Heeler, Bouji.
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501 Airport Road
Rifle, CO, 81650
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