Dr. Brian Nichols, MD

Dr. Brian Nichols, MD

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51 y/o
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Dr. Brian Nichols, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Boulder, CO and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Boulder Eye Surgeons

4745 Arapahoe Ave Ste 100

Boulder, CO 80303
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nichols performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Eyes
very high
more than 88% of peers
Lazy Eye
high
more than 87% of peers
Diplopia
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Nichols's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nichols "At Boulder Eye Surgeons, we take an individualized approach to each patient, reviewing the patient's diagnosis and treatment options, as well as the potential risks and benefits of treatment."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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21  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Iowa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Iowa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nichols has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nichols' Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nichols to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Nichols' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

A very caring and professional man.I would and have recommended him to several people.
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Dr. Nichols did my cataract surgery. He is thorough and knowledgeable and personally does all follow up visits. He's personable and willing to spend the time to answer questions and concerns, no matter how small.
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GET A 2ND OPINION! My daughter has been a pt of this office for 10 yrs. She is now 15 & due to her prescription has always has to wear extremely thick eye glass lens and according to Nicole, the contact lens "specialist" her contact lens were the "best they could do". We never questioned this, and...more
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