Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD
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Rheumatology | Female

Schwartz & Nicholson Mds PLC 101 S Whiting St Ste 105 Alexandria, VA 22304 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Alexandria, VA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Nicholson is affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

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Dr. Nicholson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Washington, DC |
Dr Nicholson is good but her office staff is extremely rude.
in Woodbridge, VA |
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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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    George Wash University School Med

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    George Wash University School Med

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    George Wash University School Med

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate