Clay Gregory Nelson, MD

UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4.87 out of 5
4.87 out of 5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 1:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Orthopedics at Nash
600 Nash Medical Arts Mall
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(252) 962-4451

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Clay Gregory Nelson, MD

When I was young, I began working at a free sports medicine clinic for high school athletes with my father. Watching the evaluation of injuries and listening to the treatment options generated my interest in a career in medicine. Through this experience, I was able to get an early exposure to the operating room, which really sparked my passion for becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon. The planning of each surgery, the precision of the techniques, an...
When I was young, I began working at a free sports medicine clinic for high school athletes with my father. Watching the evaluation of injuries and listening to the treatment options generated my interest in a career in medicine. Through this experience, I was able to get an early exposure to the operating room, which really sparked my passion for becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon. The planning of each surgery, the precision of the techniques, and the ability to take a complex medical problem and execute a treatment solution for each patient inspired me to pursue this career. My approach to patient care is to evaluate each patient and give him or her an accurate diagnosis. From there, I work together with the patient to find and execute a treatment plan that works best for them. My goal is to get my patients back to their desired level of activity as quickly as possible. My areas of special interest include total shoulder arthroplasty using computer navigation; anterior total hip arthroplasty; total knee arthroplasty; shoulder, elbow, hip and knee arthroscopy; sports medicine; and sports coverage. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting and fishing.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • Nash UNC Health Care
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2010 - 2014
  • Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha

Residency

  • Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, 2014 - 2019
  • Area: Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship

  • Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, 2019 - 2020
  • Area: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible
Total shoulder arthroplasty using computer navigation; anterior total hip arthroplasty; total knee arthroplasty; shoulder, elbow, hip and knee arthroscopy; sports medicine; and sports coverage

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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