Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.

L. Nelson Elam, M.D., FAAP

L. Nelson Elam, M.D., FAAP


Pediatrics, Primary Care



Best Pediatrician 2013, Bryan County Now

Board Certification:

American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)


Chief Pediatric Resident, Memorial Health Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Medical School:

Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY


American Academy of Pediatrics; Georgia Medical Society; Medical Association of Georgia

Hospital Affiliations:

St. Joseph's/Candler; Memorial Health University Medical Center

Spoken Languages:

English, Spanish
4.7 out of 5
992 Patient Ratings


Dr. L. Nelson Elam is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky and completed his residency at the Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Elam specializes in pediatrics and is an active member of several medical societies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Georgia Medical Society, and the Medical Association of Georgia. 

Patient Reviews

May, 2023

Dr. ELAM, A GOOD Dr. I really appreciate how he listens and takes time to explain and response to any concerns I may have, he is not in a rush to get in and out the room. Glad I found a ln excellent Dr. To care for my son. 10/10 for Dr. ELAM AND THE STAFF thank you for your time and care while in the office.

April, 2023

Dr Elam was super detailed which we appreciate, he didnt talk to us like we were dumb. He listened to all the random input we had on our kids sickness, he listed options and caveats. He was informed on gages history and said outloud was he was determining during exam. Great doc. Never fun on a sick walk in Sunday but it was reassuring. Front staff was welcoming and talkative. Nurse was kind. Solid visit for a weekend crew.

March, 2023

We love Dr. Elam. Very patient and caring, speaks to his little patients, not just the parent. 10/10 recommend his care.

November, 2022

Always have a wonderful experience with southcoast. Keep up the great work! Staff is super helpful and friendly when we come in!!

June, 2022

I?m so happy we?ve switched to this peds office. I have needed sick visits multiple times and y?all can always get me in. We thank you!

April, 2022

Dr. Elam was wonderful at making my child feel at ease during the examination. She usually is afraid of anything that has to do with doctors. He took his time to listen and explain everything.

December, 2021

Love this place and Dr Elam

July, 2021

Love going here so much for my son?s 12 month check up, staff was amazing!

July, 2021

Always good experiences with doctors visits. This was our first virtual.

April, 2019

Dr Elam and his team is great. I love them

April, 2019

The doctor was very knowledgeable and knew how to explain things without using medical terms that I don’t understand. He also gave good advice. I will bring my oldest son to him as well.

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