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Family Medicine

Female, Age 49, Graduated 2002, University Of Utah School Of Medicine

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Dr. Riley's Specialty

  • Family Medicine

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

Procedures Performed by Dr. Riley

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Conditions Dr. Riley Treats

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Dr. Riley's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
      Graduated: 2002

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Riley's Background Check

Malpractice

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
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Sanctions

Sanctions history found

Professional Misconduct  (5/6/2013)
Action Taken: Revocation
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document
State: Maryland

Other  (8/31/2010)
Action Taken: Summary Suspension
Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Nicola Irene Riley; License # D71213

Nature of Complaint:

The physician shortly after being granted a license to practice medicine in the State of Maryland was hired by a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey but has never been licensed to practice medicine in the State of Maryland to perform abortions at the Maryland offices of American Women's Services. The physician began performing abortions at one or more of these facilities on 07-30-2010. The physician at the time she accepted employment from the physician was aware that the physician was not licensed to practice medicine in Maryland. The physician was also aware that the initial intake for her abortion patients would take place in New Jersey and the patients would then be sent to Maryland for completion of the abortion.

The physician with regard to the 08-13-2010 abortion, knowingly participated in a surgical procedure that was initiated elsewhere. The physician ruptured the patient's uterus and exercised poor judgment or placed the patient in potential life-threatening danger by refusing to call for an ambulance or emergency medical services, and transported the patient to a hospital by automobile. Upon the physician's arrival at the hospital the physician acted in a manner which endangered the patient's health and placed the patient at additional risk for life-threatening injury or death.

The Maryland Board of Physicians concluded including but not limited to that the physician exercised poor medical judgment and exposed her patients to harm in that the physician practiced with an unlicensed individual, knowingly participated in a surgical procedure that was initiated elsewhere, and at a hospital acted in a manner that delayed or impeded hospital staff from attending to that patient.

Action Taken:

The Maryland Board of Physicians has Summarily Suspended the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of Maryland.

September 9, 2010-Summary Suspension Continued

The Maryland Board of Physicians after considering the presentations at the 09-08-2010 post-deprivation hearing determined that it would not lift the summary suspension imposed on 08-31-2010.

October 28, 2010

The Maryland Board of Physicians after considering the presentations at the 10-27-2010 hearing determined that it would not lift the 08-31-2010 summary suspension.

State: Maryland

What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

Board action history found

Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (8/23/2013)
Action Taken: Fine
Allegation of Complaint: Please reference the following Document
State: Utah

Professional Misconduct  (8/29/2011)
Action Taken: Fine
Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Nicola Irene Riley; License # 5665820-1205

Nature of Complaint:

Respondent engaged in unlawful and unprofessional conduct when she failed to provide accurate and correct information about her prior criminal conduct to the Division in an application for licensure.

Action Taken:

Respondent was given a public reprimand for failing to provide accurate and correct information about her prior criminal conduct to the Division in an application for licensure. Respondent was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine within 18 months of the Order date. Respondent is also required to submit a written essay to the Division within three months of the Order date.

State: Utah

What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 
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