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Catherine A. Nelson

Catherine A. Nelson, DO

Specialties: Family Medicine and Osteopathy

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Main Location

  • Decorah Clinic

    1830 State Highway 9 Decorah, IA 52101

    • Office Phone: (563) 382-3140
    • Fax: (563) 382-6140
  • Waukon Clinic

    120 2nd Avenue Southeast Waukon, IA 52172

    • Office Phone: (563) 382-3140
    • Fax: (563) 382-6140


Medical Interests

Osteopathic manipulation, obstetrics, preventative health

Personal Interests

Dr. Nelson enjoys spending her time outdoors, whether it's riding the area bike trails or kayaking on the river. She also plays violin in the local orchestra and is active in various community events.


  • English

Education and Training

Medical School
Des Moines University
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Family Medicine


  • Family Practice - American Board of Family Medicine

Published Works

  • Hoelzer BC, Neuman SA. The ultimate ultram primer III: tremor-dol trigger in serotonin syndrome fatal forty DDI: tramadol, paroxetine, 2D6 inhibition, serotonin syndrome. In: Marcucci C, Hutchens MP, Wittwer ED, et al, eds. A case approach to perioperative drug-drug interactions. New York New York: Springer; 2015:297-301
  • Rooney BL, Kolkmeier K, Ruda P, Bliss A. Changing the culture of risky drinking behavior: strategies to reduce binge drinking behavior. 2012
  • Garnsworthy J. Waterbeds: a benefit for the preterm infant. [MSN]. Minneapolis, Minnesota: College of St. Catherine; 1992
  • Kim JJ, Gifford ED, Moazzez A, et al. Program factors that influence American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance: a multi-institutional study. J Surg Educ. 2015;72(6):e236-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2015.06.014 [doi]
  • Kim JJ, Kim DY, Kaji AH, et al. Reading habits of general surgery residents and association with American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination performance. JAMA Surg. 2015;150(9):882-889. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1698 [doi]
  • Kim JJ, Moazzez A, Inaba K, et al. Program factors that influence ABSITE performance: a multi-institutional study. 2015
  • Gifford E, Galante J, Kaji AH, et al. Factors associated with general surgery residents' desire to leave residency programs: a multi-institutional study. JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):948-953. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.935 [doi]
  • Spies Ingersoll SS, Schaper AM. Therapeutic music pilot in the context of human caring theory. In: Nelson J, Watson J, eds. Measuring Caring: International Research on Caritas as Healing. New York: Springer; 2012:258-268
  • Coverdill JE, Carbonell AM, Cogbill TH, et al. Professional values, value conflicts, and assessments of the duty-hour restrictions after six years: a multi-institutional study of surgical faculty and residents. Am J Surg. 2011;201(1):16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2010.06.015
  • Coverdill JE, Carbonell AM, Fryer J, et al. A new professionalism? Surgical residents, duty hours restrictions, and shift transitions. Acad Med. 2010;85(10 Suppl):S72-5. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181ed455b

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