Maumee, OH 43537
Jay W. Nielsen, M.D. has twenty-three years experience as a family physician with special emphasis on Pain Management, Patient Education, Research, Urgent Care and Emergencies in medicine.
After graduating from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completing a residency in Family Practice at W. W. Knight Family Practice Center at Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Nielsen moved to Sandusky, Ohio where he practiced Family Practice, Urgent Care and Clinical Research until 1993. His practice has emphasized management and diagnosis of the difficult and undiagnosed patient with emphasis on chronic pain and disorders of the spine.
Dr. Nielsen was initially Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice in 1978 and last re-certified in 1994. He has passed written certification with the American Board of Chelation Therapy and will sit for oral board certification at the completion of a required time of observation. He is accepted for Board Certification in Emergency Medicine and plans to sit for written and oral exams in July of this year. He is currently making application for the American Board of Pain Management.
Dr. Nielsen’s interest in Pain Management started in 1981 when he found himself the only physician in Erie County who would see Workmen’s Compensation spine injuries. This led first to extensive patient referrals and then a weekly Spine Clinic conjointly with the department of Orthopedics of Case Western Reserve Medical School. Dr. Nielsen and Goeff Wilber MD with a team of Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and case managers saw fifty patients each clinic day for many years.
Workmen’s Compensation and other legislation ended the clinic in 1993. During those years, he studied Pain Medicine with John Barnes, the innovator of Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral therapy with Dr. Upledger, visited many teachers, and attended many courses and clinics. In 1993, he moved to Bluffton, Ohio and started training in Alternative Medicine with Dr. Terry Chappell and began his work in Prolotherapy and Chelation.
In 1994, with Dr. Chappell’s assistance as President of the American College for Advancement of Medicine, Dr. Nielsen started the first Contract Research Organization specializing in Complementary Medicine, herbals, supplements, product validation and Medical Outcomes trials for Chelation. To date, two multi-center trials have started from that work. The project was abandoned for lack of funding.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Nielsen initiated North Coast Clinical Research, one of the nation’s largest research centers specializing in Clinical Trials in Family Practice. He participated in 34 nationwide trials for the development of new drugs. These drugs included most of the new High Blood Pressure drugs, the estrogen patch, most of the new antibiotics, allergy drugs, and many others.
He also initiated and owned North Coast Clinical Laboratories, the first chemistry and microbiology laboratory specializing in clinical trial research on bacterial infections in the United States. He has been an active member and displayer for many years at the Associates of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Information Association. He is a supporter of the Mennonite Economic Development Association and the Mennonite Physicians Association.
Dr. Nielsen was the host of his own radio talk show for thirteen years. This two-hour talk show was designed originally to overcome the blood shortage caused by the early Aid’s epidemic. After the tenth anniversary of the show, the American Red Cross awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” for his work. the format of the show was to inform the public of changes and controversies in American Medicine. He has written dozens of columns for local papers dealing with patient education. Forty-three articles designed for patient information have been written over the years by Dr. Nielsen for his patient’s use.
Public medical courses for the lay person have been organized on a variety of subjects by Dr. Nielsen. “Save A Child” was a daylong symposium for parents to learn home safety and resuscitation. He has taught many Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses for hospital physicians, nurses and support personnel.
Dr. Nielsen has a special interest in Emergency Medicine and Outpatient Services and is Director of Paulding County Hospital Emergency Department. He has special experience and interest in Spinal Disease, Chronic Pain, Skin Cancer surgery and chronic pediatric infections.