Seton Family of Doctors

Maureen R. Nelson, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Maureen R. Nelson, MD
Now Accepting New Patients
Seton Family of Doctors

Maureen R. Nelson, MD

Medical Director, Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Nelson achieved a long time goal when she arrived in Austin in 2011. She has been involved in academics in Houston and then North Carolina before coming here to her dream city. She is involved in clinical care, teaching medical students and residents, medical writing and research.

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Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Seton Hospital Affiliation

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

Seton Medical Center Austin

Seton Northwest Hospital

Seton Southwest Hospital

University Medical Center Brackenridge

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Provides Care Through

Children's Comprehensive Care Clinic

Pediatric Specialty Services

Additional Language Spoken

Spanish (conversational)

My Passion for Healthcare

I have been involved in care of children with special needs since I was a volunteer in junior high school. Working at the local hospital as a high school volunteer and college student developed my interests in medical care. During medical school I found the wonderful, little-known specialty of Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R).

Services I Provide

  1. Traumatic Brain Injury
  2. Brachial Plexus Palsy
  3. Electrodiagnosis (EMG and NCS)
  4. Spasticity Management

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Illinois at Peoria College of Medicine, Peoria, IL

  • Residency

    University of Texas Health Science Ctr San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

  • Fellowship

    Alfred I. du Pont Institute, Wilmington, DE

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab

My Clinical Focus

The specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) emphasizes function, so doing Pediatric PM&R I focus on the function of a child now, while aiming to optimize their future as an adult. I take care of children with physical issues limiting their mobility, use of hands for activities, or communication. I have a major research interest in severe brain injury.


  1. Amercian Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it Humancare. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the little humans we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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