Dr. Lindsey Nelson, DO
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Lindsey C. Nelson, D.O., joined the provider team in July of 2021. She becomes the first physician Henderson Health Care has hired since Dr. James Ohrt in 2006. Now the Chief of Medicine, Dr. Ohrt, said Dr. Nelson will give patients more healthcare options. “Dr. Nelson’s hire helps bring variety to Henderson Health Care. People like options. Certain people are drawn to certain personalities and characteristics and we owe our patients the choice to select the provider who is the best fit for them.”
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. Dr. Nelson is currently fulfilling the final year of her residency at Lincoln Family Medicine.
A native of Nebraska, Dr. Nelson is excited to return to a rural community where she can perform family medicine. “I knew very early on that I wanted to practice rural family medicine. Henderson Health Care offered the type of practice I was looking for. Full-spectrum family medicine where I can cover the ER, follow my inpatients, and deliver babies. All of those things really appealed to me. I’ve had great experiences with the Henderson Health Care staff and administration. It just feels like a really good fit for me.” She joins an experienced provider team consisting of: Dr. Vanderneck, Dr. Ohrt, Allison Bauer, PA-C, and Cortney van den Berg, PA-C.
In her free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys sand volleyball, concerts, and of course, Husker Football. She and her husband, Justin, will soon begin construction on their new home in Henderson and are looking forward to being a part of the surrounding communities.
“My husband and I were passing though on our way east to see family when my appendix ruptured. Luckily the hospital was a few miles away from our campground. The staff was very caring and attentive. I feel very fortunate that we were so close to this small, but wonderful hospital.”