Kim Nelson, PA-C
Physician Assistant to Dr. Wendy J. Spangler
Kim Nelson, PA-C, is a physician assistant specializing in Neurosurgery at MD West ONE, formerly Midwest Neurosurgery. She completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
She has worked for MD West ONE, formerly Midwest Neurosurgery since 2006. She primarily works under the direction of Dr. Wendy J. Spangler, but also spends time with our other neurosurgeons. Kim has always had a love of medicine and being able to help others. Neurosurgery is an exciting specialty in which she enjoys the transition between both the OR and clinic setting. Kim appreciates spending quality time with her patients to educate them on their particular condition and provide them with options on how to best treat these.
"Whether it be conservative management or surgery, I want to make sure they are comfortable with their decision. It is rewarding to be able to help my patients in their time of need, and I feel all of our surgeons strive to provide the best possible care."
Outside of work, Kim loves spending time with her family. Cheering on her two kids in their sports and activities is her favorite hobby, along with coaching some of their teams. Running has always been a passion of hers, and she enjoys competing in fun runs around the area.
Master of Physician Assistant Studies: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2005
Undergraduate: Northwest Missouri State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, cum laude, 2002
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 2006 -present
American Academy of Physician Assistants 2006 -present
Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants 2006 -present