Iowa Specialty Hospital

Lynn Nelson, MD

Lynn Nelson, MD
Specialties & Services
Primary Clinic
Orthopedic Specialists
2700 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital

December 2019

Medical Interests

Spinal surgery including cervical and lumbar surgeries

Education & Professional Certification


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA 


Orthopaedic Surgery - Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


Rae Jacobs Memorial Spine Fellowship - Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS and North Kansas City Hospital - North Kansas City, MO

Professional Societies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; North American Spine Society; Iowa Orthopaedic Society; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, and spending time with family.

Community Involvement

Knights of Columbus; Volunteer team physician for Des Moines Buccaneers and Dowling Catholic School

Patient Comments

August 24, 2022

Everyone made you feel comfortable, explained things.

August 23, 2022

You have very good nurses and you are very lucky to have Dr. Nelson on your team

August 23, 2022

Explain very well

August 12, 2022

I reside in West Des Moines I followed *Dr. Nelson's practice.

August 7, 2022

Dr Nelson is my go to guy for my back issues

July 26, 2022

Great experience

July 19, 2022

Dr Nelson and staff are so awesome people.

June 24, 2022

*Dr. Nelson listened and gave me these options. He helped direct my care!

April 25, 2022

*Doc Nelson is very forward. I appreciate the professionalism and clarity.

February 24, 2022

Very impressed, had heard good things about him from people that had care from him.

February 2, 2022

*Dr. Nelson does a great job and is a good asset for ISH.
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