Dr. Claude Nichols, MD

Dr. Claude Nichols, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Claude Nichols, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in South Burlington, VT and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Temple Univ Sch Of Med in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

192 Tilley Dr

South Burlington, VT 05403

Contact Information

(802) 847-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
high
more than 86% of peers
Joint Pain
normal
more than 79% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
normal
more than 70% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Vermont.

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

  • Temple Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Pa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nichols to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Nichols' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Richmond, VT |
AVOID! Claims to be conservative but he has screwed up my shoulder and my neighbors knee with unwarranted surgeries. Avoid and please, do not trust him. His p.a. is even worse. AVOID, run away from them.
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Williston, VT |
In 2011 Dr. Nichols performed ACL reconstruction on my knee. He suggested because of my age that I could benefit from utilizing my own tissues for the reconstruction rather than cadaver tissues. He clearly explained my options and what would happen during to procedure. He prepared me for recovery...more
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in Westford, VT |
Dr Nichols provided excellent care and support for an older female needing an ACL replacement. Other doctors made me feel as if i was too old to warrant the procedure,but Dr Nichols understood my active lifestyle and was extremely supportive. The surgery and post-op went better than expected and i...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nichols accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nichols has admitting privileges

University of Vermont Medical Center
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT 05401
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