Meet Our Providers

With providers practicing in 50 specialties at 13 convenient locations, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle.

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Medical Services

Carle Foundation Hospital

Based in Urbana, Ill., the Carle Foundation Hospital is a 413-bed regional care hospital that has achieved Magnet® designation. It is the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

611 W. Park St, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3311

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is comprised of a 24-bed critical access hospital and medical clinic based in Hoopeston, Illinois.

701 E. Orange St, Hoopeston, IL 60942
(217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 104-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 E. Locust St, Olney, IL 62450
(618) 395-2131

Convenient Care vs. ED

Carle Convenient Care and Convenient Care Plus offer same-day treatment for minor illnesses and injuries through walk-in appointments.

Not sure where to go? Click here for a list of conditions appropriate for the emergency department

*These locations are Convenient Care Plus locations.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy gives hope to patients and helps take health care in our community to a whole new level.

Christopher Nelson, MD

Family Medicine

4.8 out of 5 (188 Ratings, 44 Comments)4.8188

Why do some of our providers not have a star rating? This can be for several reasons, including:

  1. The provider has not yet received the minimum number of patient satisfaction surveys to be eligible for display.
  2. The provider practices in a specialty or office that does not use the specified surveys currently used for these ratings.

Profile

Joined Carle: 2005

Contact

Mahomet (primary)
1001 Heather Drive
Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 586-8400 (217) 586-8400

Medical Interests

  • Smoking cessation
  • Heart disease, primary prevention
  • Medical education of young physicians
  • Electronic medical records
  • Office-based procedures

Medical Training

Residency

  • Family Medicine, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2002
  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1997

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

10/01/2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Nelson and I was impressed with the time that he had taken to know my history and the amount of time he spent with me during our first meeting. Look forward to having Dr. Nelson as my primary.

09/27/2019

today was a get acquainted with my new doctor went well

09/26/2019

Dr . Nelson was late but lots of people to talk with who were concerned about me. I like how completed all test in one journey. Dr. Nelson has the personality to do the job he does. thank you Dr. Nelson


While Carle measures many aspects of our patients’ experience, only the survey questions specific to each provider are used to calculate their star rating. The surveys asks patients to evaluate their physicians in areas like communication, listening skills and respect. Results are used to evaluate patients’ overall perception of care and to identify areas for improvement. For each provider, ratings from their patients are averaged together to form a single star rating.

10/01/2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Nelson and I was impressed with the time that he had taken to know my history and the amount of time he spent with me during our first meeting. Look forward to having Dr. Nelson as my primary.

09/27/2019

today was a get acquainted with my new doctor went well

09/26/2019

Dr . Nelson was late but lots of people to talk with who were concerned about me. I like how completed all test in one journey. Dr. Nelson has the personality to do the job he does. thank you Dr. Nelson

09/23/2019

Dr. Nelson and staff are very professional, concerned, knowledgeable, helpful and at the same time friendly.

09/20/2019

The self check-in kiosk has been removed from this location. I did not need it on this visit but it has been very convenient in the past when there has been a line to check-in.

09/16/2019

Dr Nelson is great and the best doctor I have ever had.

09/13/2019

Mr. Nelson was extremely helpful and friendly. He also paid close attention during his exam. His MOA and med student were wonderful also!!

09/05/2019

Dr Nelson is great with the interns and me!

09/05/2019

They were running about 50 minutes late today but Dr. Nelson spent considerable time going over my health records and getting to know me [...]. Terrific visit and I look forward to entrusting him with my health care.

08/15/2019

We have a wonderful and considerate doctor here at Mahomet. Everyone here makes us feel good, from registration to leaving the facility, these folks are like family to my husband and I.

08/12/2019

I just wanted to let you know that I was very impressed with Dr. Nelson's detail and care and attention to what was going on. I am a [...] patient from [...] (INAUDIBLE) so it was nice to have another good trusting Dr.

08/12/2019

Long time patient of Dr. Nelson's, very comfortable/happy having him as my physician.

08/06/2019

I am a new patient to Dr. Nelson. I have seen him previously, and I was impressed with the concern and care given me at the time. When my previous physician stopped seeing patients, he was my first choice to be my new provider.

08/01/2019

Dr. Nelson has been our family practice doctor for many years and we are so grateful to have him!

07/22/2019

<....> Dr. Nelson took his time and answered all my questions and concerns. He's wonderful. Overall a great visit.

07/15/2019

Dr. Nelson was kind enough to work me in for an acute problem same day. Received excellent care.

06/27/2019

I have long had great confidence in My primary care physician. Today's appointment/consultation served to answer all of my health care questions and to reaffirm my long standing confidence in my physician.

06/24/2019

Everyone is super at Carle Mahomet.

06/14/2019

Keep up the "GREAT WORK"!!!

06/10/2019

Dr. Nelson ( ... ) had an excellent manner in dealing with my problem.Very much a people person.He is the best.