Dr. Paula C. Nicola, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Female • Age 44

979 E 3rd St Ste A240
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Eye Care Chattanooga
Eye Care Chattanooga
979 E 3rd St Ste A240
Chattanooga, TN 37403
EyeCare Chattanooga, PLLC
Erlanger Medical Mall
979 E 3rd St # 240
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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    Dr. Nicola's Experience

    Dr. Nicola's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Blepharorrhaphy
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Conjunctivoplasty
    • Contact Lens Services
    • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
    • Diabetes Eye Care
    • Diabetic Eye Exam
    • Enucleation of Eye
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
    • Eyelid Reconstruction Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
    • Pterygium Excision
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    2
    • Acquired Coloboma
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anisocoria
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Anterior Scleritis
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypertensive Eye
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Color Blindness
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Dacryoadenitis
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
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    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Duane Retraction Syndrome
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Esophoria
    • Esotropia
    • Exophoria
    • Exotropia
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
    • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Herpetic Keratitis
    • Heterophoria
    • Hyphema
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Mechanical Strabismus
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Displacement
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Orbital Cellulitis
    • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
    • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
    • Pinguecula
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Pterygium
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Telangiectasia
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Still's Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Uveitis (Iridocyclitis)
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    Background Check for Dr. Nicola

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

    0 Sanctions

    • 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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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 2002

    Internship Hospital

    Ut Com-Transitional Program
    Complete in 2003

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Texas Health Science Center
    Complete in 2006
    University Tennessee College Of Medicine Chattanooga
    Complete in 2005

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of South Alabama
    Graduated in 1992

    Other Education

    Universtiy Of West Florida Graduate School
    Complete in 1998
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Nicola & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Nicola

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicola to family and friends

    7 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Nicola's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    7 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    7 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    7 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 7 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Nicola
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    7 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    7 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    7 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    7 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Nicola accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does she accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Golden Rule
    • Group Health Cooperative
    • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    • Humana
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
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    Office Locations

    A
    Eye Care Chattanooga
    979 E 3rd St Ste A240
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
    (423) 243-3330 (Office)
    B
    EyeCare Chattanooga, PLLC
    Erlanger Medical Mall
    979 E 3rd St # 240
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
    (423) 243-3330 (Office)
    (423) 648-6487 (Fax)
    C
    Seal & Lawrence Mds
    1042 E 3rd St Ste 102
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
    (423) 265-1651 (Office)
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