School doctor receives big honor

Dr. Robert Nielson
Dr. Robert Nielson

Schuylerville Central School District’s Dr. Robert Nielson has been named New York State 2014 Family Doctor of the Year. The award, from the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, recognizes Dr. Nielson’s outstanding contributions as a partner in his patients’ care.

Dr. Nielson serves the Schuylerville school community each week by conducting student physicals and attending home varsity football games. He is in practice with Saratoga Family Physicians, which is a member of the Saratoga Hospital-owned Saratoga Regional Medical Group. He co-chairs the hospital’s Department of Family Practice, is a certified ImPACT consultant for management of concussions, serves as president of the American Board of Ringside Medicine and travels internationally with the U.S. Boxing Team.

The Schuylerville school community shares his patients’ admiration and we applaud the NYSAFP decision to honor him.
Congratulations, Dr. Nielson!