Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 72

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Marina Del Rey, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD

DISC Sports & Spine Center., Marina del Rey, CA

13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Paul sandoval – Dec 17, 2022
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I have been seeing Dr. Nicola for 3 months now and he has made such a difference in my ability to live my life with no knee pain! I am so grateful for him and his nurses have always gone above and beyond to give the best care and really make sure I am comfortable and feeling my best.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Julie in CA – Jun 25, 2018
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I am a patient. Dr Nicola has made a real difference in my life. I am walking because of his exceptional expertise. You will never find a more caring and kind doctor. His staff is professional, friendly and efficient. You will never be under the care of any better or more qualified orthopedic specialist and surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cj in Marina del Rey, CA – Feb 28, 2018
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Very personable and knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

cartilage restorationa athletic and arthritic disorders

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
John's Hopkins U
Fellowship Hospital
1978
UCLA Ctr Hlth Scis
Internship Hospital
1977
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
1973
U.C.L.A.
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What conditions does Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD treat?

Dr. Nicola frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Chronic Neck Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD's office address?

Dr. Nicola's office is located at 13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD fluent in?

Dr. Nicola is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

Is Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD have?

Dr. Nicola has over 45 years of healthcare experience.

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Dr. Nicola's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Dr. Nicola treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Nicola treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Dr. Nicola treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Nicola treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicola treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Nicola treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Nicola's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(310) 821-2222

Dr. Nicola accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

DISC Sports & Spine Center., Marina del Rey, CA

Edward Carden MD Inc.13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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