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Merlin V. Nelson, MD

    • Specialties: Neurology
    I have practiced general neurology at Carris Health since 1998. I am a firm believer in patient education. We moved to Willmar to raise our three children in a small town. I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as reading and photography.
    • College
      Undergraduate: Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Graduate School: Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Transitional, Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, MI
    • Medical School
      Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
    • Residency
      Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
    • Fellowship
      Clinical Neurophysiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Areas Of Interest

    The Department of Neurology specializes in disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a variety of neurological problems.

    These include:

    • Epilepsy
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Peripheral neuropathies Stroke

    The physicians and nurses coordinate and manage care of adult patients in conjunction with primary physicians and other specialists. The department maintains an active electrophysiology laboratory that performs:

    • Electroencephalography (EEG)
    • Electromyography (EMG)
    • Nerve conduction studies (NCS)

    These studies investigate a wide variety of pathologic processes involving the brain, peripheral nerves and muscles. Botulinum toxin (Botox) services are also provided for a variety of conditions including dystonia, torticollis, and hemifacial spasm.

  • Certifications & Licensure
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Subspecialty certification in Clinical Neurophysiology
    • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Professional Memberships
    • American Medical Association
    • Minnesota Medical Association
    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    • American Headache Society
    • American Stroke Association