Doctor, What Should I Do?: A Physician Responds to Difficult and Controversial Issues Affecting Women’s Lives               

Hybrid service – in person and on Zoom

Speaker:  Jeffrey D. Nelson, M.D.                                           

Dr. Jeffrey Nelson will speak to us as a physician about how he dealt with the serious and often controversial topics of abortion, religious freedom, and other difficult decisions with his patients. He will also share his views on what society needs to do to provide healthier and safer choices for women. 

Jeffrey D. Nelson was a family physician who served the Cottage Grove, Minnesota area for over 38 years, retiring in 2020. His professional career saw many changes, including the transformation from small independent clinics to our current large health systems. A constant theme for each patient was having a personal connection with a physician to handle what are often difficult decisions when it comes to healthcare. How to handle an unintended pregnancy was sometimes one of the most difficult of those decisions. 

Dr. Nelson is the author of two books: I Got to Live with An Angel, the story of his wife who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014 and died in 2016.  His second book, What Should I Do? speaks to the topic for today.