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Joseph P. Nelson, MD

4.8 out of 5
4411 Hwy 5 North
Bryant, AR 72022

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(501) 847-0289



(501) 410-1701

Joseph P. Nelson, MD

4.8 out of 5

I want to empower people with the hope that they can prevent disease, maintain their health, and actually put the disease in remission with proper diet and good lifestyle choices.

Dr. Joseph Nelson has a strong interest in controlling health conditions (especially diabetes and fatty liver) with low carbohydrate healthy fat diets and believes in the power of fasting. These concepts have changed how he treats his patients and this has revolutionized his practice. “It has been refreshing to see how these simple principals have helped many of my patients become healthier and get off of medication!” “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

A native of Bryant, he is married to his lovely wife of 26 years Shannon, who is a school nurse. He has two children – one is a sophomore in college, the other a junior in high school. He has coached soccer for years but is currently taking a break to enjoy being a dad instead. He enjoys working out, music, playing guitar, traveling, anything outdoors, and spending time with his family. He is a member of MidTowne Church where he is involved with a wonderful neighborhood group. He has been the Bryant High School football team physician since 2005.

Dr. Nelson has strong special interests in Low Carb Healthy Fat (LCHF) diets, fasting to prevent and treat disease, nutrition to prevent and treat disease, weight loss without surgery, sports medicine, dermatologic and aesthetic procedures including botox.

He is also a physician that offers e-visits through MyChart. You will submit a questionnaire, medical records and course of treatment to him, and he will message you with recommendations. Learn more about e-visits through MyChart.


2001-2004, Family Practice, Area Health Education Clinic – Northwest (Fayetteville, AR), UAMS


Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians

Degree Origin

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Educational Specialties

Family Medicine, Family Practice

Practicing Specialties

Family Medicine

Practicing Health Concerns

Acute Illnesses, Cholesterol Management, Chronic Disease Management, Dermatological Procedures, Diabetes, Hypertension, Immunizations, Mole Check, Skin Lesion Excision, Weight Management, Wellness Exam

Board Certifications

Family Practice