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Dr. Nelson Lum, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
3.1 (21)
Accepting new patients
45 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Nelson Lum, MD

Dr. Nelson Lum, MD is an Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Lubbock, TX. They specialize in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, has 45 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine and is affiliated with Covenant Hospital Levelland, Covenant Hospital Plainview, Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Medical Center - Lakeside, Lubbock Heart Hospital and Medical Arts Hospital.

Dr. Lum works at Southwest Diagnostic Clinic LLP in Lubbock, TX. They frequently treat conditions like Lipid Disorders, Dyslipidemia and Hypothyroidism along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Lum's Office Locations

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    Southwest Diagnostic Clinic LLP
    3801 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79413 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (806) 725-8560

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  • Covenant Hospital Levelland
  • Covenant Hospital Plainview
  • Covenant Medical Center
  • Covenant Medical Center - Lakeside
  • Lubbock Heart Hospital
  • Medical Arts Hospital

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    3.1
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    Sep 03, 2021
    I went to Dr. Lum for a second opinion about a diagnosis for a rare disease. When I went to my appointment, Dr. Lum was very honest about never diagnosing my condition before and only having seen one case of it in his career. He told me he could continue to monitor my symptoms or I could try to go to a research hospital to see a specialist. I really appreciated his candor and I told him I wanted to go to a research hospital. Since then, he and his office have run updated tests to send to the hospital and have helped me get referrals for out-of-network care. Overall, he and his office have been patient, kind, and thorough.
    — Sep 03, 2021
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    About Dr. Nelson Lum, MD

    Specialties
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 45 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1902845449
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Walter Reed Army Med Center
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University Hawaii Integ Med Res Program
    Residency
    Internship
    • U Hawaii Integ Med Res Prog|University Hawaii Integ Med Res Program
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Nelson Lum, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Lum is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Lum has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Lum has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Lum works at Southwest Diagnostic Clinic LLP in Lubbock, TX. View the full address on Dr. Lum’s profile.

    Dr. Lum has seen patients for Lipid Disorders, Dyslipidemia and Hypothyroidism, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Lum on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    21 patients have reviewed Dr. Lum. The overall rating for this provider is 3.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Lum.

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