Dr. Heidi Nicola, MD

Dr. Heidi Nicola, MD

Bariatric Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 40
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Heidi Nicola, MD is a bariatric medicine doctor who practices in Downers Grove, IL. She is 40 years old and has been practicing for 7 years.

3825 Highland Ave Ste 5B

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Contact Information

(630) 963-9667

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Nicola's Experience

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 Bariatric Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Bariatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Acne


  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bursa Injection
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Pap Smear
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Alexandria University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Uic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Uic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • "Recession effect on your Kidney." American Medical Association,
  • "Maintenance of Remission with Adalimumab Monotherapy." Intestinal Behcet's Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease, January 2009, Volume 15 Issue 12, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nicola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicola to family and friends
based on 5 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nicola's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Downers Grove, IL |
Worst doctor I ever saw. Spent all of 3 minutes with me and misdiagnosed me. When I tried to explain to her how she was misunderstanding, she would not listen. With me she did not have a clear understanding of the United States standard of practices. There are certain DSM criteria that...more
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in Downers Grove, IL |
This doctor has a YouTube video where she states that working with patients is a collaborative effort. In my opinion this is a lie. I have been yelled at by her during three of my visits, with the last one being the final straw. It's demeaning. I do not like to be yelled at. I do not like my...more
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in Naperville, IL |
i saw her 3 times.each time she was argumentative. each time she dismissed my complaints.ignorantly telling me kidneys cant hurt.dismissed short of breath as allergies turned out to be copd 3rd stage.she is inexperienced and seems to dismiss complaints because she may not know what to do.
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Dr. Nicola accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nicola has admitting privileges

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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