Alan J. Nelson, MD, FAAFP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Practicing good medicine includes a partnership between doctor and patient - a partnership based on mutual trust and respect that is earned, not given. As an MDVIP-affiliated primary care physician, I have more time to develop close relationships with my patients, carefully review records and perform comprehensive exams. Being your private doctor, we can work as a team and formulate a wellness plan that will help you achieve your health goals. There are no short cuts to being healthy and no simple formulas or “one-size-fits-all” approaches when it comes to the well-being of my patients. My primary care practice, compared to a concierge medical practice, provides the level of care that can help make a happy, healthy future your reality.

With 40 years of practicing in the community, I have relationships with many specialists to help you with your unique needs. I may be your internal medicine doctor, but I also have interests in cardiovascular health, diabetes, hypertension and preventive medicine. I see myself as a specialist in you, my patients.

Physician Profile


City College of New York
New York, NY
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1967
Medical School
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Guadalajara, Mexico
Doctorate of Medicine 1972
Toledo Hospital, Medical College of Ohio affiliation
Toledo, OH

Cooper Hospital, Jefferson Medical School affiliation
Camden, NJ
Glen Cove Community Hospital
Glen Cove, NY
Family Medicine 1974

State University of New York, Stony Brook Medical School
Stony Brook, NY
Family Medicine 1974-1976


New York

Professional Society Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

Hospital Affiliations

Glen Cove Community Hospital
Syosset Community Hospital
Montclair Nursing Home
Forest Manor Nursing Home


Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Robert

    Dr. Nelson is THE Family docotor! He treats my entire family. He is alway there to listen, give a hug, tell a joke and treat whate...

  • Member: Louise

    If Dr Nelson finds it necessary to recommend another doctor, they have always just confirmed exactly what Dr. Nelson diagnosed.

  • Member: Victoria

    In our hectic stress filled lives whether it is from personal ,medical or work related (my husband as I am disabled and do not wor...