Dr. George Nicola, MD

Dr. George Nicola, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. George Nicola, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Caldwell, ID. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

West Idaho Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

206 E Elm St

Caldwell, ID 83605
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • EBMS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nicola "As an orthopedist specializing in knees for over 20 years, it has been my primary goal to help fulfill patient's desire to return to normal function and mobility. Please visit: www.drgeorgenicola.com for more information."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • FAA Flight Physical Class I
  • FAA Flight Physical Class II
  • FAA Flight Physical Class III
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Univ/Ca Irvine Afill Hsp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Ca Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Va Long Beach Hlthcare Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nicola has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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West Valley Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Joint Replacement Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Nicola is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Nicola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicola to family and friends
4.2
based on 64 total reviews (21 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

  • 5
    (49)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nicola's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

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

Patient Comments (21)

in Mccall, ID |
He was able to do a revision of my knee done by dr Poole. He did a great job and for once in 5 years I can walk without pain. Don't go to anyone else with knee problems especially those idiots and st lukes. Him his staff and the other doctors at this office care about the well being of the patients...more
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in CaldwellCaldwell, ID |
I have had 2 surgeries done by Dr. Nicola and he explains everything in detail what I'm going to experience. He talks to me like an equal not above me.
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in Payette, Idaho |
My experience with Dr Nicola was top notch from the time I first met him including my surgery. I highly recommend Dr Nicola
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in Boise, ID |
I was referred to Dr. Nicola following a complete tear of my L. Achilles tendon. I was in my early 50's still playing active futbol and I did not want to be rendered unable to play. Dr. Nicloa was positive about his ability to restore my mobility. After surgery I was able to walk in a boot and...more
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in Star,Middleton ID |
I highly recommend Dr. Nicola & his team. This is my second knee surgery & I am amazed how they are so hands on & available in every aspect of my post op care.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nicola accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • EBMS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Traditional Participating Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Nicola has admitting privileges

West Valley Medical Center
1717 Arlington Ave
Caldwell, ID 83605
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St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
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Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa
1512 12th Ave Rd
Nampa, ID 83686
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Valor Health
1202 E Locust St
Emmett, ID 83617
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