Dr. Frederic G. Nicola, MD

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Dr. Frederic G. Nicola, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Frederic Nicola MD 13160 Mindanao Way Ste 325, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Get Directions

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      Dr. Nicola accepts 14 insurance carriers

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      • Anthem Blue Cross
      • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Cigna
      • Community Health Choice
      • Coventry Health Care
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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      • Medicare
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      4.5 based on 35 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (31)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • 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
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • 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
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Procedures Performed

      • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
      • ACL Surgery
      • Ankle Arthroscopy
      • Ankle Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
      • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Articular Cartilage Repair
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Fracture Care
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Cartilage Repair
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Stem Cell Therapy
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 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

      • Medical School
        Rush Medical College Of Rush University

        Graduated in 1977

      • Internship Hospital
        UCLA Center Health Scis

        Completed in 1978

      • Residency Hospital
        UCLA Center Health Scis

        Completed in 1981

      • Fellowship Hospital
        John's Hopkins U

        Completed in 1984

      • Undergraduate School
        U.C.L.A.

        Graduated in 1973

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Nicola's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Why Does Experience Matter?

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      Dr. Nicola's Care Philosophy

      cartilage restorationa athletic and arthritic disorders