Multicare Health System
910 W 5th Ave, Suite 801
Spokane, WA 99204 (Directions)
4.2 out of 5
Multicare Health System
910 W 5th Ave, Suite 801
Spokane, WA 99204 (Directions)

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Rating and reviews
4.2 out of 5
26 ratings, 26 reviews
excellent doctor listen to you, very understanding.
November 11 , 2021
Dr. Nelson and staff were fantastic to work with in every way. Appointments were fast and easy. All communication was clear and helpful. Dr. Eskelsen was great too. Their bedside manner is great. The positive attitude and friendliness from these guys is just what people in my situation need. I believe that Dr. Nelson saved my life. I hope I never need these kinds of services again, but if I do, Ill be going back to the professionals I trust.
July 08 , 2019
dr nelson is such a good dr was impressed with the time he took in explaining what was wrong and the surgery procedure,his staff is a-1 as well, yes i would use dr, nelson again very impressed thank you to him and his staff.
November 02 , 2012
Dr. Nelson is highly thought of by other great doctors and by nurses with whom he works in the hospital. His level of knowledge along with his kind, fun demeanor made my surgical experience with him beyond positive. I used to work as an RN, and I can assure you that he is top in his field. I highly recommend Dr. Nelson.
May 01 , 2019
I received excellent care from Dr. Brad Nelson before during and after my prostate surgery. While Ill agree that Dr. Nelson practice style is not exactly --warm and fuzzy-- he is an excellent surgeon and that is what was/is important to me. He performed a robotically assisted radical prostatectmy on me with minimal negative side effects. The post-surgery care I received from Dr. Nelsons physiciansup assistant Lou Koncz was top notch. He is an excellent listener, gives his patients plenty of his time, and very personable and patient focused. Together, these two men, along with their staff make a good team. It has been four years since my surgery and all is well. Although I am now seeing an oncologist (with Rockwood Cancer and Hematology) to monitor my cancer I wouldnt hesitate to go back to Rockwood Urology if another urological issue arises.
July 11 , 2017
Caring and competent. Gave straight forward opinion and advice. I felt completely well cared for and informed throughout the entire process.
January 26 , 2019
Very direct and informative about condition, plans,and possible outcomes. Personalized information given regarding condition and options. My personal results after surgery were better than I had hoped for. This Physician is a true asset for those needing help in our community.
August 01 , 2014
Outstanding surgeon & clinician. Very busy office. Uses good PA for less complicated issues/surgical follow-up.
September 22 , 2008
Dr. Nelson provided me with excellent service and was extremely informative with the procedure I underwent. I had the utmost confidence in his abilities, I was very comfortable with his personality, and absolutely satisfied with the outcome. He has my highest recommendation.
February 27 , 2019
Dr. Nelson came highly recommended by a friend of mine who is an anesthesiologist. I have suffered with recurring kidney stones for over 30 years. Dr. Nelson was very thorough, caring and a good listener. He suggested several tests that none of my previous urologists have mentioned. He seemed concerned about resolving my stone problems, rather than just simply treating them. I would give very high marks....10 out of 10, and would recommend him without hesitation.
February 15 , 2012
Dr. Nelson was clear when telling what I needed. He went over things more than once when I had questions.
August 12 , 2019
Dr. Nelson has been my Dr. for 4 years now and i would highly recommend him to anyone. He removed my Kidney and every since i have gotten excellent care. Dr. Nelson is a very people oriented and caring Dr.
March 30 , 2013
I felt very confident with this doctor. He was also current on any new procedures that could be an option for my situation. I was very impressed with his knowledge, although he is a bit stoic, he is still very, very nice. I didnt feel hurried, but at the same time it was l like, lets get this all talked out and taken care of in your allotted time so I can get to the next patient. This does make your appointments on time though. Overall I feel I am in good hands and definitely recommend this doctor.
December 09 , 2011
Dr. Nelson performed my prostatectomy. He was very reassuring. I would give him 5 star rating. He was confident, knowledgeable, and very relational. I would recommend Dr. Bradford Nelson and his PA Dr.Thomas Eskelsen to treat you. They are the finest surgeon. I have limited side effects. stan
November 22 , 2019
Dr. Nelson was recommended by my primary care physician for an elevated PSA condition. I found Dr. Nelson to be extremely polite, listened to my concerns, and answered all my questions. He is very knowledgeable and performed my TURP with results that were exactly as I expected them to be. I would not hesitate to refer friends or family to Dr. Nelson for treatment, and follow up with his PA
August 14 , 2018
I am a 72 year old patient of Dr. Nelson. Eventually I was referred to Dr. Nelson when I had blood in my urine. Since that time I have had 3 bladder cancer operations preformed by Dr. Nelson. At one of the operations he did a needle biopsy of my prostate and found prostate cancer. He did robotic surgery of the prostate and seems to have solved the problem for now. I still see him regularly to monitor both the bladder and prostate cancer. I would recommend him to anyone with urology problems.
September 08 , 2018
Dr. Nelson was my husbands surgeon for a very difficult operation to remove a tumor from his kidney. My husband is doing well and had no complications. We were very stressed when we first heard the word --Cancer-- and we could not have been more impressed by Dr. Nelson and his entire team at Rockwood Urology. We were treated very well by each team member we encountered. Dr. Nelson was remarkable. We learned that he is highly respected by urologists in surrounding cities but also in the Spokane area. Nurses preparing my husband for surgery remarked that Dr. Nelson is an outstanding surgeon. Two nurses told us they have sent their own family members to him. I think that speaks volumes about Dr. Nelson. Our experience could not have been better. We are thanking our lucky stars and thanking God for Dr. Nelson and his entire staff. We found Dr. Nelson to be not only the best surgeon for the surgery but he was also a kind and caring human being. He ensures that his patients are well cared for.
September 06 , 2016
Being out of town and referred to Dr Nelson I couldnt have more pleased to get him. His knowledge, compassion and giving me all the time I wanted to answer questions and concerns on my level made my operation and hospital stay much easier. His PA Tom Eskelsen was also a pleasure to work with For sure I would recommend them to all my family and friends. Alan G
August 17 , 2018
Dr. Nelson is an excellent urologist. I went to him several times over the past year for symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) after several years of controlling symptoms with medication. Dr. Nelson was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Eventually I required TURP surgery, which he performed through Deaconess Hospital. There were no complications or problems with the surgery and things went pretty much as expected. My only criticisms are with the hospital (see separate review).
November 19 , 2014
I followed my local urologist, when he came down with prostate cancer, to Dr. Nelson in Spokane. I wish I had searched and found the Rockwood Clinic and Dr. Nelson originally. I was presented with additional options and chose a direction I felt was right for my diagnosis. I feel Dr. Nelson is a Rock Star when choosing robotic surgery! A cancer-free 5-yr grad. ex-patient.
December 10 , 2019
Options for treatment were not fairly and openly discussed
December 10 , 2014
Skilled physician but horrible system! The emphasis at Rockwood Urology is placed upon shuffling patients in and out the door and like many other medical clinics, understaffing seems to be a problem. I was told I had prostate cancer and that I needed full body bone and abdominal CT scans yet Rockwood Radiology wouldnt even schedule an appointment for another week. Then, the earliest appointment was 10 days later. Now, after the scans are completed, Dr. Nelsons staff advises that they will not provide the results of the scans (to see if there is any sign of the cancer in my abdomen or bones) until --your scheduled 15 minute appointment at their office with the Dr--. WHAT? The sad part of this is that a follow up appointment was NEVER scheduled!!!! I sent a secure message through THEIR system the afternoon after I had the scans asking when Id hear results ......... NO RESPONSE. I sent TWO secure messages this morning that also went without response. It wasnt until I called the office at lunch time that the Dr.s nurse returned my call saying that the Dr. doesnt give the results over the phone!!! This medical practice has forgotten that the patient is on pins and needles waiting to hear if their cancer is encapsulated in the gland or if it has spread to the bones / other parts of the body. Theyve forgotten that the patient, family and friends are all anxious and nearly sick with worry ........... The PATIENT should have the right to have the results over the phone or in the 15 minute follow up appointment a week later. Too much emphasis is placed upon efficiency and very little upon patient concerns.
April 13 , 2015
Arrogant and rude. Does not want to listen to patients concerns. Has an attitude. Does not seem to be concerned with patients discomfort during examinations. Wont seek treatment from this Doctor again.
September 10 , 2009
Not very knowledgeable.
December 15 , 2010
This doctor boost how good he is and claims he is better than other doctors who have more experience. Dont buy it. He completely missed the mark by a mile. Get a second opinion. He was way too eager to do surgery.
February 13 , 2018
I waited 2 months to see Dr. Nelson and I definitely was not impressed. I have BPH, I went to him months ago and unfortunately I agreed to have him do my surgery. That was a mistake, I have had so many problems since, Im worse off now than I was before he did my surgery.
June 07 , 2014

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Insurance Plans Accepted ( 49 )

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  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Ambetter - CCCWA Exchange MRF
  • Ambetter WA
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • Blue Cross ID PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
  • Group Health Coop Core
  • Heritage Prime
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • Individual Signature
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Molina Marketplace WA
  • Molina place WA
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PacificSource Navigator
  • Premera BCBS Individual Signature
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Heritage Prime
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Providence Choice Network
  • Providence Health Choice Network
  • Regence UW Medicine
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC Signature Value
  • UHC SignatureValue HMO - WA
  • UW Medicine Accountable Care Network

About Bradford Nelson

Education History
Medical School - University Of Washington School Of Medicine, 2001
22 years
Languages Spoken
Board Certified

Practice Information

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