Dr. Ernest Nitka, MD

Dr. Ernest Nitka, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ernest Nitka, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Lafayette, CO. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

300 Exempla Cir Ste 360

Lafayette, CO 80026

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 84% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 84% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nitka "Dr. Nitka believes in treating patients as he would want to be treated."


  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


Read More


  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nitka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nitka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nitka to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Nitka'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 (10)
Longmont, CO |
Not good. After weeks of trying to get issues resolved and no response to my portal requests, I finally explained my frustration thru the same portal. He responded immediately to this message. He was more interested in being right than discussing how to fix what went wrong. Ultimately, he lost his temper, cussed at me and hung up on me. I wan't at my finest after this exchange either but would never have excpected this kind of treatment. He was not prepared to discuss anything.
Denver, CO |
Would never recommend to see such a disrespectful, demeaning and a Dr. who feels he is entitled. He would not even speak to my mom and requested my presence in the room without my mom's signature to content to speak on her behalf. Was constantly rude and such a negative attitude. We never finish the appointment or had any resolution due to such poor treatment. As we walked out, he actually said "I do not give a sxxx if you turn me into the board". Completely unacceptable as a professional!!
Denver |
I've been seeing Dr Nitka for years and have had nothing but positive experiences. He is friendly and takes his time with me every time.
in Garyrmiles1969@yahoo.com |
I have been Dr Nitca patient for 15 years. He has always been great. I miss his old assistant Magdalynn. she had way better personality and helpfulness. The current assistant should be replaced by someone with the right skill set. Dr Nitca is my favorite.
in Broomfield, CO |
I found Dr. Nitka's lacking any bedside manner. I understand that not all doctors posses empathy or sympathy but his lack of care or understanding from his patient's perspective was totally unacceptable. When I brought in a carefully compiled medical history, part of his staff's request, he tossed it back at him and stated I don't know what you want me to do with this. I'm not sure why he got into the medical field but I don't feel like it was to help his patients.
in Parker, CO |
This man is terrible. Heartless. Discouraging. Absolutely awful. He has no patience and a man like him should not be able to work with people. He sat there with my father, a stroke survivor, and told him What you see is what you get. To someone who has gone through so much already. As a professional an appointment should last longer than 10 minutes and he should've handled this situation in a completely different manner. I would give him negative reviews if possible.
in Denver, CO |
This doctor is one of the most careless people Ive ever met in my life. I am a nurse. I have horrible migraines where I go blind and spend the better parts of my days throwing up. The entire visit was him not even looking me in the eye, and asking me several questions about the medications I take. Which was fine. As I am only 29, I told him I dont take any medications at all. I told him I tried many different meds and he didnt seem to care about that. He didnt prescribe me anything new, and put
in Denver, CO |
I?ve had extremely positive experiences with Dr. Nitka and maintain great deal of trust in him. His bedside manner is attentive, thorough, very personal, and he explains his analysis fully and clearly. In an era of ?assembly line? health care, he proves the exception by displaying a genuine interest in his patients? wellbeing. He is a throwback to the days when a doctor astutely listened to patients and performed a thorough examination to understand their individual ailments and treatment needs.
in Superior CO |
Comes with my highest recommendation. Very kind, responsive, caring and very very smart man. Educated at Northwestern. I'm an extremely nervous mother and this doctor took amazing care of my daughter and addressed our concerns quickly.
in Syracuse, NY |
I know Dr. Nitka pretty well from his previous practice in Syracuse NY, Briefly, he should not work with people, very intolerant, extremely prejudiced, makes offensive comments of minorities, his colleagues, and patients, hard to evaluate his fund of knowledge, due to clouding associated to his behavior, I would stay away from him at all cost....
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Dr. Nitka accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Nitka has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Medical Center
200 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026
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