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 specialist in Caldwell, ID and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, non-surgical orthopedics, and more.Read his story

West Idaho Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

206 E Elm St

Caldwell, ID 83605
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Nicola performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Nicola's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Nicola's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nicola "George Nicola, MD, is a doctor specializing in orthopedics, practicing at West Idaho Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Caldwell, Idaho. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, joint pain, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. Common orthopedic surgeries include hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder surgery, rotator cuff repair, spinal surgery, and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Nicola is board-certified and a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Nicola completed Residency at University of California, Irvine, and attended Medical School at Rush Presbyterian."

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."

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

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

100  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 and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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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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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Dr. Nicola's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicola to family and friends
67 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

  • 5
    (52)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (12)

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 (25)

Dr. Nicola did two knee replacement surgeries on me recently (12/'17 & 4/'18). He and his staff were simply outstanding and I wish I could give him a higher rating. Everything went smoothly and without any complications. My preliminary evaluation, the surgeries, and subsequent rehab treatments...more
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Dr. Nicola is amazing! He is the most knowledgeable, amazing Ortho Surgeon there is. The work he performs is incredible, I trust him completely and his results back up my trust. Thank you!
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I suffered with a completely torn rotator cuff and had exruciating pain and loss of use. It even affected my sleep. Well after going to St. Luke's orthopedics for many months, I was at a dead end. It was tough getting pain meds from St. Lukes, and also I was told I needed a shoulder replacement,...more
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Dr Nicola replaced my left knee and I am 9 weeks out and a 110% success. I came home the same day. I have never had knee pain since the surgery only pain in surrounding muscles. Dr Nicola gave me 10 years back on my life. I limped for more than 5 years after surgery no more limp. I can walk up and...more
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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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