Dr. Charles Nivens, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(24)
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Dr. Charles Nivens, MD
Dr. Charles Nivens, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Bluffton, SC. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Nivens is affiliated with Hilton Head Hospital.

3 Plantation Park Dr

Bluffton, SC 29910

Contact Information

(843) 705-7471

Dr. Charles Nivens, MD

Dr. Charles Nivens, MD

Accepted insurance

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Other
1

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
53

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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

  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Med U Of Sc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nivens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nivens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nivens to family and friends
3.1
based on 24 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Nivens' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Fayetteville, NC |
It took me 3 months to get my refund. The people in the office were rude and never helpful. None of the staff showed up to work on time. Especially, for early morning appointments. Be prepared to wait for 2 or more hours with no explanation in the waiting room and then another hour or so in the exam room. Dr. Nivens constantly had to be reminded of my issue and never had any of my notes from past visits. So I was constantly reminding him of past discussions about his treatment plan for me.
in Bluffton, SC |
Got first steroid shot today since being briefly paralyzed by a GA. Doctor some seven-years ago. Dr. Nivens uses dye to ensure proper needle/injection placement--the procedure was painless and took less than 30 minutes. I strongly recommend Dr. Nivens!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nivens accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nivens has admitting privileges

Hilton Head Hospital
25 Hospital Center Blvd
Hilton Head, SC 29926
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