ACMC Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers
Merlin V. Nelson, MD
Additional Outreach Location
Education & Training
Undergraduate: Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Professional Associations & Activities
American Medical Association
Scope of Practice
The Department of Neurology specializes in disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a variety of neurological problems. These include:
The physicians and nurses coordinate and manage care of adult patients in conjunction with primary physicians and other specialists. The department maintains an active electrophysiology laboratory that performs:
These studies investigate a wide variety of pathologic processes involving the brain, peripheral nerves and muscles. Botulinum toxin (Botox) services are also provided for a variety of conditions including dystonia, torticollis, and hemifacial spasm.
I have practiced general neurology at ACMC since 1998. I am a firm believer in patient education. We moved to Willmar to raise our three children in a small town. I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as reading and photography.