Meet Our Providers

Michael Nelson, PA

After attending the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in business, Michael choose to become the first in his family to enter the medical field. Initially working as a paramedic in the Houston and Austin areas, Michael became aware of the role of Physician Assistants, and choose to further his career and opportunities to help others. Michael re-enrolled in college while working as a paramedic in Austin to complete the prerequisite course work. After 13 years as a paramedic, Michael left the EMS world behind.

He then enrolled in Albany Medical College Physician’s Assistant Program – Graduating in 2004, Michael began his career as a PA in the non-profit world as a Community Health Center PA and Clinic Manager. By 2006, Michael choose to transition back to emergency care and the unique challenges it provided. Michael then spent the next 12 years working primarily in multiple emergency departments in the greater Houston area. In May of 2018, Michael choose to embark on a new adventure as Clinic Operations Director and practicing PA with Affinity Urgent Care.

“It amazes me where life can lead you. I began my adult life as a business major and years later am in this position where I can make a real difference in people’s lives. When I’m not working,  I enjoy spending time with my wife, Dawn, and rescue dog, Taffy, here on Galveston island. I also love traveling and sailing my boat on Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.”