Kay Nelsen, M.D.

Kay Nelsen, M.D.


Family and Community Medicine


  • Associate Clinical Professor
To see if Kay Nelsen is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove

8110 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Nelsen is trained to provide care for the whole family. She believes collaboration is key to developing and reaching health goals. Dr. Neslen's special interests include women's health, family-centered obstetrics and pediatrics.


Family and Community Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1991

B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1987


David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, 1992-1994


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, 1994-1995

UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 2003-2004

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2002-2003

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, 1994

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Medicine

California Academy of Family Medicine

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Clinical Services Award, Family Medicine Department, East Carolina University, 2003

Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, Family Practice Residency Program, East Carolina University, 2000

Family Practice Teaching Award, Family Practice Residency Program, Scott Air Force Base, 1996