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Tara A. Nielsen DO, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • General Gynecology
  • General Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids


  • English


  • Master of Public Health - Des Moines University, 2011
  • Doctor of Osteopathy - Des Moines University, 2012
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2016

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Absolutely the best team and caring physician, they understood my daughter's issues and her fears and addressed them in a very caring manner - would highly recommend
August 31, 2023
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Dr. Nielsen is a very nice provider who genuinely cares about her patients. Even though it was my first appointment with her, she made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends.
August 8, 2023
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Dr. Nielsen is wonderful. She sits and listens to all of my questions and offers thorough explanation. I recommend her to anyone in need of a GYN. Dr. Nielsen went above and beyond at this visit by holding my upset newborn so I was able to get vitals and change for the visit without having to worry. She is one of a kind.
July 16, 2023
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The visit felt rushed and the bare minimum. She wasn't rude but didn't give any real opportunities to ask questions just did not feel like I was given thorough care. The exam was very minimal.
July 9, 2023
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Dr. Tara Nielsen is the best - she is extremely empathic, attentive, and knowledgeable, and I could not ask for a better provider!
July 7, 2023
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Extremely happy with Dr Nielsen. She explained why she is or isn't concerned about different symptoms in a respectful, non dismissive manner and presented options for various issues I had. Really appreciate the non-judgemental manner of discussing my weight and issues related to it.
May 4, 2023
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Excellent care
April 24, 2023
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Dr. Nelson was great and I felt like she took the time to listen to me and my concerns.
April 23, 2023
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I love my doctor!! She doesn't make me first rushed & allowed to share. She's very kind & thoughtful! I would definitely recommend her!
April 14, 2023
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