COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

Jonathan R. Nelson, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Family Medicine
    • Board Certified:

      Family Medicine

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    • Accepting New Patients

    What I Do
    As a full spectrum family medicine doctor, I help my patients find ways to achieve better health. My clinical interests include preventative care, skin, joints, and geriatric care.

    Why I Love My Work
    I chose to pursue medicine because I have a mind for science and a heart for people. I came to CentraCare because of their history of providing fantastic health care in the community where I live. Working with and helping people is what I enjoy most about my job.

    Getting to Know Me
    I like calling Central Minnesota home because it is filled with great opportunities and great people. Faith, family, and friends are important to me. When I am not working, I enjoy fishing, hunting, reading, the Vikings, and nature.

    As a Minnesota sports fan, I am proud to say I attended game 6 of the 1991 World Series – Kirby Puckett’s finest hour!

    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota
    • Residency
      University of Minnesota CentraCare St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency, Mayo Clinic Rural Family Practice Residency

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO