Dr. Elizabeth Thompson Nelson is a Hospitalist and Board-Certified Internal Medicine, hospital-based physician, at Raleigh General Hospital. She is also the Physician Advisor at Raleigh General Hospital. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 2002, and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Georgetown University Hospital at the Washington Hospital Center in 2005. She and her husband, Dr. Matthew Nelson, and their three children ages 12, 12, and 9 moved to Beckley, West Virginia in 2009. They attend Heart of God Ministries and Glade Community Church.
Dr. Nelson is committed to serving the greater Beckley community and for nine years has donated her time doing health care forums and educating the community about the diseases which prevail in this area. Her goal is to educate and improve our community together. Dr. Nelson is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – a National, public service Sorority based on Christian principles.
Dr. Nelson is the Founder and Medical Director of a Non-Profit organization called WIN West Virginia Foundation – Women and Infant Narcotic Rehabilitation Program. It is a multidisciplinary program for opioid dependent pregnant women and their neonatal abstinence syndrome babies. She is partnering with inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs in the Raleigh County area. WIN West Virginia functions as a bridge for these mothers and children to go back into the community after leaving the hospital.
Dr. Nelson also started a cuddling program at Raleigh General Hospital in November of 2017, which started with providers only and because of growing interest has now evolved to hospital employees and community volunteers. The goal is to give these neonates more support so they require less pharmacologic intervention. She is dedicated to health and fitness, and loves to dance…but most importantly she loves to impact the community, and is super excited to support the United Way in this very important fundraising endeavor!!