Dr. Paula C. Nicola, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Female • Age 45

979 E 3rd St # 240
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Dr. Nicola's Experience

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Dr. Nicola's Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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Hospital Quality

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Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403

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Accepting new patients?

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EyeCare Chattanooga, PLLC
Erlanger Medical Mall
979 E 3rd St # 240
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Drs. Seal And Lawrence
1042 E 3rd St Ste 102
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
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
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    • Acquired Coloboma
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anisocoria
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Anterior Scleritis
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Black Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypertensive Eye
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Color Blindness
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
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    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Diseases
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
    • Dacryoadenitis
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Duane Retraction Syndrome
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Esophoria
    • Esotropia
    • Exophoria
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
    • Foreign Body in Eye
    • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Headache (incl. Migraine)
    • Herpetic Keratitis
    • Heterophoria
    • Hyphema
    • Hypopyon
    • Hypotony of Eye
    • Iridocyclitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
    • Mechanical Strabismus
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Displacement
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Orbital Cellulitis
    • Paralytic Strabismus
    • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
    • Pinguecula
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Pterygium
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Telangiectasia
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Still's Disease
    • Strabismus
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis
    • Ulcer
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vascular Disease
    • 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
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 87.4% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Nicola's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    3.4 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in Chattanooga, TN |

    Dr Nicola, has great bedside manner, and talks at your level. Having recently transferred here from Chicago, it is nice to feel at home with her and have the level of care I got from a big city hospital. I would recommend her to anyone!

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    Office Locations

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    EyeCare Chattanooga, PLLC
    Erlanger Medical Mall
    979 E 3rd St # 240
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
    (423) 243-3330 (Office)
    (423) 648-6487 (Fax)
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    Drs. Seal And Lawrence
    1042 E 3rd St Ste 102
    Chattanooga, TN 37403
    (423) 265-1651 (Office)
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