Dr. Margaret E. Nichols, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Female • Age 57

1905 W 32nd St Suite 403
Joplin, MO 64804
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Dr. Nichols:

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Dr. Nichols' Experience

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Dr. Nichols' Specialties

Procedures Dr. Nichols Performs

  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
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Conditions Dr. Nichols Treats

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
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Hospital Quality

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Freeman Hospital West
1102 West 32nd Street
Joplin, MO 64804
Freeman Neosho Hospital
113 West Hickory Street
Neosho, MO 64850

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Nichols

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Freeman Neurospine Center
Freeman Neurospine Center
1905 W 32nd St Suite 403
Joplin, MO 64804
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    Dr. Nichols' Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurostimulation
    • Neurostimulation, Spinal
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    2
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    3

    Background Check for Dr. Nichols

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Graduated in 1983

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Chicago

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Chicago
    5

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Nichols & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Nichols' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Nichols has admitting privileges:

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    • Freeman Hospital West

    • Freeman Neosho Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Nichols

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nichols to family and friends

    7 responses
    same as
    national average

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    Dr. Nichols' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    8 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 8 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Nichols
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    8 responses
    same as
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    8 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Nichols accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does she accept?

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    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Medico
    • MultiPlan
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • National Elevator
    • Thrivent Financial
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    Freeman Neurospine Center
    1905 W 32nd St Suite 403
    Joplin, MO 64804
    (417) 782-5500 (Office)
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