Dr. Michael Nelson is a top Memphis Cardiologist. He has been awarded Memphis’s Top Doc for Interventional Cardiology nine consecutive years. The entire ProActive Heart & Vein Center team is delighted to welcome you to our practice located on Wolf River Blvd in Germantown, TN. We are pleased to offer the most advanced Cardiology, Circulation, and Vein services with the personalized attention that you and your loved ones deserve.

ProActive will treat your family how we treat our own.

Why Choose ProActive?

Our staff at ProActive will set up your appointment on the spot so there will be no need to wait for an appointment.

We will save you time because our office has complete on-site testing, diagnosis, and procedures.

We have offices in both Germantown and East Arkansas so we can accommodate patients in multiple locations.

Vein Treatments

ProActive Heart & Vein Center offers a wide array of services to diagnose and treat a wide range of vascular conditions. We offer complete vein care, offering the most advanced treatments including:

Heart Health

ProActive Heart & Vein Center offers comprehensive cardiac care. From heart healthiness and prevention to advanced diagnostic testing and treatment, ProActive will meet all of your Heart needs.

Leg Circulation (PAD)

Peripheral Arterial Disease is a serious vascular condition involving the buildup of plaque within the peripheral arteries of the legs and feet causing problems with circulation. ProActive Heart & Vein Center offers advanced treatments to relieve symptoms and treat PAD.

About Leg Circulation

Diagnosis of PAD

“Dr. Nelson is a very patient and knowledgeable doctor. He explained everything to me in a way that I understood. The pain that I felt in my leg/ankle are no longer an issue since my surgery. Dr. Nelson and his staff are committed to their work. I would recommend his office to everyone that I know.”

– Larita D.

Meet Dr. Nelson

Dr. Nelson is board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, Phlebology, Vein Disease and Endovascular Interventions.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Nelson combines outstanding clinical skills with a terrific bedside manner. He is well published and has made significant research contributions in the field of cardiology and has presented these research findings at the American Heart Association.

Originally from New York, Dr. Nelson earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University. Dr. Nelson continued his training at Emory University for his fellowship in General Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Nelson then completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Interventions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University.

Dr. Nelson on Healthgrades

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Nelson was awarded Castle Connolly Top Doctor for “Interventional Cardiology” in Memphis 2014 – 2020.

Dr. Nelson was named “Memphis Top Doctor” for “Interventional Cardiology” in the 2014 issue of Commercial Appeal and “Memphis Most” in 2014 and 2015.

“My experience has been very pleasant. After two EVLT procedures, the pain has been minimal. The staff (every one of them) has been more than helpful. Everyone is very kind and are concerned about my well-being. I am so glad that I chose ProActive Heart & Vein Center for this treatment.” ~ Susan W.

Patient Stories


ProActive Heart & Vein Center is IAC accredited facility and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards for patient care.


7751 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN 38138

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Tel: 901.297.4000
Fax: 901.531.8344