Dr. Gary B. Nelson, OD
is a Optometrist specialty provider based out of Alameda, California. The NPI number for Dr. Gary B. Nelson, OD
. Based on a NPI lookup from the NPI registry (NPPES), this provider holds a license number 5579T (California).
Based on Medicare data from 2014, the provider did not
accept the Medicare approved amount as payment in full. He did not
participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which is a Medicare program that encourages healthcare professionals and group practices to report information on their respective quality of care. The provider did
utilize electronic health records (EHR systems), which are important because they may improve a healthcare professional's ability to make well-informed treatment decisions. He did not
participate in the 'Maintenance of Certification Program' (MOC), which encourages board certified physicians to continue learning and self-evaluating throughout their medical career. The provider did not
participate in the 'Million Hearts' initiative (MHI), which is a national initiative that encourages health care professionals to report and perform well on activities related to heart health in an effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Taxonomy definitions, as per the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC): Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice. Optometrists are eye health care professionals state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system. Frequently Asked Questions:
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