Dr. Charles Nivens, MD

Dr. Charles Nivens, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Charles Nivens, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Bluffton, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med in 1994 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and other.

3 Plantation Park Dr

Bluffton, SC 29910

Contact Information

(843) 705-7471

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Nivens'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.

2  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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
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8  Procedures

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

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nivens to family and friends
25 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (7)

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 (3)

Dr. Nivens is a lifesaver! Having had some epidural steroid injections in the past has brought great relief and prevented me from having surgery. He will review x-rays and MRI results with a patient, helping you know what is causing your pain. There can be a lengthy wait at times but it is...more
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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...more
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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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