Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD

Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(35)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Marina Del Rey, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

13160 Mindanao Way Ste 325

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Knee Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nicola "cartilage restorationa athletic and arthritic disorders"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
80

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • 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
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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

  • U.C.L.A.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • UCLA Center Health Scis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • UCLA Center Health Scis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • John's Hopkins U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nicola has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Nicola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicola to family and friends
4.5
based on 35 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Nicola's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (1)

in Santa Monica, CA |
Very personable and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Nicola accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • 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 Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Network Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    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

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