Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD

Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Dorothy Nicholson, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Alexandria, VA. She is 63 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

101 S Whiting St Ste 105

Alexandria, VA 22304

Contact Information

(703) 751-8804

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nicholson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicholson to family and friends
3.7
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Nicholson's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (2)

Washington, DC |
Dr Nicholson is good but her office staff is extremely rude.
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nicholson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Nicholson has admitting privileges

Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
2501 Parkers Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306
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