Dr. Katherine Nickerson, MD

Dr. Katherine Nickerson, MD

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Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
62 y/o
(9)

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Dr. Katherine Nickerson, MD is a rheumatology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. She specializes in rheumatology.Read her story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Rheumatology

161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 2

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas

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

Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 90% of peers
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
high
more than 91% of peers
Wegener's Granulomatosis
normal
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Nickerson'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. Nickerson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nickerson "Dr. Nickerson's clinical interests are in general rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and differential diagnosis. She has a background in both basic immunology and clinical rheumatology. In addition to her clinical activities, she plays a major role in the educational mission of P&S as course director for the Medicine Clerkships, chair of the Major Clinical Year Committee and also oversees clinical and educational activities for the Department of Medicine as Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Education. She has twice been awarded the Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, is a Fellow of the Apgar Academy of Educators, and has been selected as a Gold DOC by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. She is has been listed multiple years as one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors in New York and as well as a Best Doctor in America."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nickerson "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

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

60  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Columbia P&S
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nickerson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nickerson's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nickerson to family and friends
9 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Nickerson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Outstanding Dr. She was very helpful and throurough.
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I was diagnosed with Stills over 20 years ago which is when I first met Dr. Nickerson. I just recently had a flare and went to a local dr only due to where I was living at the time. I wasn't getting better so went back to Dr. Nickerson who got me back on my feet in no time. She knows her stuff,...more
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Dr Nickerson is a wonderful and caring Doctor I've been going to her for over 7 years and feel very lucky to have found a doctor who has such a wide range of expertise. Highly recommend dr
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