Dr. Daniel Nicholson, MD

Dr. Daniel Nicholson, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Daniel Nicholson, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from EMORY UNIV SCH OF MED in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, adult orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 825

Atlanta, GA 30342

Contact Information

(404) 255-5595

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Nicholson'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.

Dr. Nicholson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nicholson "Daniel Nicholson, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. After graduating from medical school at Emory University, Dr. Nicholson completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. During fellowship, Dr. Nicholson served as a member of the medical staff with the Houston Texans, Astros, Rockets, Dynamos and the University of Houston. He has served as team physician for several high schools in the Atlanta area. Dr. Nicholson is currently offering treatment with orthobiologics, including platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections utilized in an evidence-based manner. He focuses on building a strong patient-doctor relationship in order to optimize both surgical and nonsurgical outcomes."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nicholson "Taking time to listen to patients helps me understand their injury and determine the best plan for helping them.  I take the time to review X-rays, MRIs and other test results to ensure patients are well informed about their situation.  I include my patients in decisions with regard to their treatment plan. Being conservative, I perform surgery when non-surgical options are exhausted or no longer make sense.  Being a skilled, experienced surgeon, my patients can expect and trust the best outcome.  "

10  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pathology*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nicholson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicholson to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nicholson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I had a very positive experience with Dr. Nicholson as my surgeon. He was honest with me regarding treatment options including non-surgical. After beginning with the more conservative route with no improvement, he and his team were supportive of my desire to explore the surgical route. I am now 4...more
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I had a bad fall and broke my right kneecap. Dr. Nicholson saw me right away after my accident., and he performed the surgery in less than a week. He was honest with me about my recovery, took time to explain the recovery process, and he answered every question that I had about what to expect...more
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I saw Dr. Nicholson for my knee and was so impressed with him & his staff! Thanks to everyone at Perimeter Ortho for all of your help. What a pleasant experience; everyone was so nice and I got in and out quick! Thanks again!
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Wonderful bed side manor and knowledgeable
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Dr. N and the entire office is wonderful to work with, including PT. He is extremely bright and thorough, highly recommend.
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