Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 71

Dr. Nicola
Accepting new patients

Edward Carden MD Inc.

13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Marina Del Rey, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nicola to book an appointment.

Compare with other Orthopedic Surgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Nicola with our nearby Orthopedic Surgery Specialists at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.

Make an appointment at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center today at (818) 877-7153.

Filter by
Provider Ratings

These providers are on the medical staff of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.

Dr. Nicola's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nicola

4.5

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
86.11111111111111%
(31)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(4)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Nicola
(Select your rating)
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
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.
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
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Julie in CA – Jun 25, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD?
Reply
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
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Cj in Marina del Rey, CA – Feb 28, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD?
Reply
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Christine in Santa Monica, CA – Mar 26, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Nicola?
Provider explaining information to patient

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

cartilage restorationa athletic and arthritic disorders

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1984
John's Hopkins U
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Ucla Center Health Scis
Residency 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What other Orthopedic Surgery Specialists practice nearby?

Click here to compare with other Orthopedic Surgery Specialists.

What are Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nicola frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Musculoskeletal Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nicola treats.

Where is Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD's office located?

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

What languages does Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD speak?

Dr. Nicola speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Nicola has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Nicola's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nicola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

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
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Musculoskeletal Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicola performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Nicola performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Nicola's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • 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)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Nicola accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(310) 821-2222

Dr. Nicola accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Elect Choice
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
LocalPlus
Network Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Tricare
Medicare
Medicare of California PPO
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Admar PPO
MultiPlan Formost PPO
MultiPlan PPO
MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Empire Plan
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Medicaid
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare California POS
PacifiCare California PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation WC

Locations

Practice

Edward Carden MD Inc.13160 Mindanao Way Ste 300 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
1