Dr. Nelson received her undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Houston and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where she completed her residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Nelson is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is the chair of the LaPOST Coalition, an initiative of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum to improve care for those with life limiting illnesses. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Geriatric Society, American Medical Directors Association and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Nelson is Medical Director of PACE Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Hospice .
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