“I feel very honored and privileged to serve the community and I am excited about expanding my practice to include cosmetic surgery. I give all the credit for my success to God. When I am not studying or preparing for a case, I enjoy reading, writing, outdoor sports, and spending time with my soul mate, who believes in me, like no one else.”
– Dr. James C. Nelson, Jr.
Dr. James C. Nelson, Jr.
Dr. Nelson always had the dream of becoming a country doctor. To be able to develop a relationship with his patients that allow them to feel comfortable with him at any time during their lives. Dr. Nelson has lived in the Upper Cumberland for 40 years. He is a devoted father and considers his family to be his greatest achievement.
As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was trained as a U.S. Navy Corpsman with specialized training as an operating room technician and surgical first assistant. Afterwards, he worked at Cookeville Regional Medical Center as a certified operating room technician/surgical first assistant as he pursued his college education.
After graduating Tennessee Technological University, he continued to pursue a medical degree from a World Health Organization accredited medical school at the University of Santiago, in Dominican Republic. Upon completion, he was certified by the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates. His family practice residency program was completed with the University of Arkansas. This program allowed a diversified training in the field of family medicine with emphasis on family medicine, obstetrics, and surgical procedures, preparing Dr. Nelson to practice in a rural community setting.
Dr. Nelson currently holds privileges to practice at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Livingston Regional Hospital. He is well known and has the respect of multiple surgeons in the Upper Cumberland area due to his training and practice background.
Associations & Accreditations
Current Associations: Member of American Academy of Family Practice, Member of American Academy Cosmetic Surgery and Liposuction, Member of American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Member of American Society of Cosmetic Physicians, Adjunct Clinical Professor for ETSU School of Medicine, and Adjunct Clinical Professor for Lincoln Memorial University
Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Nelson been a cosmetic surgeon for the past 10 years, having traveled all over the US, learning from some of the very best cosmetic surgeons so he can provide excellent care and results to his patients.
We strive to deliver the highest level of care in a safe, controlled environment for our patients. Dr. Nelson utilizes the services of a certified registered nurse anesthetist, who administers conscious sedation for the comfort to our patients during their procedures. A nurse is present with you before, during, and after your procedure. A surgical technologist is present during the procedure to assist as needed. Dr. Nelson is not a board-certified plastic surgeon, however, he invites you to read his patients’ testimonials and look at their before and after pictures. Patients are encouraged to come in for a free consultation to talk with Dr. Nelson about their procedure in depth. He strives to make your experience of having an office-based surgical procedure a safe and pleasant one by continually researching and learning the newest evidence based information for the cosmetic and surgical procedures.
508 N Church St
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
Mon, Tues, Thurs 8 AM - 6:30 PM
Wed 8 AM - 5 PM
Fri, Sat 8 AM - 12 PM
Sun - Closed