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Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 65

Dr. Nicholson

Schwartz & Nicholson Mds PLC

101 S Whiting St Ste 105 Alexandria, VA 22304

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Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(703) 751-8804

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Dr. Nicholson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Nicholson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1986
George Wash University School Med
Fellowship Hospital
1984
George Wash University School Med
Residency Hospital
1982
George Wash University School Med
Internship Hospital
1981
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
1984
1982
1981

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nicholson

3.8

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
53.84615384615385%
(7)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
3 Stars
15.384615384615385%
(2)
2 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
1 Star
15.384615384615385%
(2)

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Dr Nicholson is good but her office staff is extremely rude.
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Was referred to Dr. Nicholson by my physician, Dr. James DeSimone, and was very fortunate to have been pointed in her direction. She's been one of the most thorough doctors I've seen for any health concern. First time I went was for the arthritis in my knee but she moved every joint in my body and started with my hands and got down to my toes. When I've seen her on other occasions, she has asked about the knee but seems to find other areas the arthritis is flaring up in my wrist or back.
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