Dr. Margaret McNichol, MD

Dr. Margaret McNichol, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Margaret McNichol, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Portland, OR. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read her story

6327 SE Milwaukie Ave

Portland, OR 97202

Contact Information

(503) 659-4988

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
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Dr. McNichol's Experience

Dr. McNichol's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. McNichol's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McNichol "I was raised in Detroit, Michigan as the 2nd oldest of 6 kids. My dad was a doctor and my mom a nurse, so it's no surprise that I grew up to be both. I moved to Seattle after receiving my nursing degree from University of Michigan and spent 15 years working as a Pediatric nurse there and in and Oakland. I thoroughly enjoyed nursing, but I wanted new challenges, so I returned to school. I entered Jefferson Medical College in center city Philadelphia located just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The area was rich with history and lots of activity. As much as I enjoyed all that Philadelphia had to offer, I returned to the West Coast to practice medicine. Upon graduation in 1996, I fled the fast pace of the East Coast and moved to Portland to complete a 3 year residency in Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Then in 1999, I joined NWPC and have really enjoyed my work here, first at our Milwaukie location and now at the Sellwood clinic."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McNichol "I like the challenge of the variety of patients I see in clinic every day and I truly do see "newborns to nineties" and am fortunate to know several generations in many of our families.

With my senior patients, I like to open the conversation with their families about their wishes for end of life care planning. We discuss issues and I can answer questions they may have about setting goals, palliative care and hospice plans."



  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysphagia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing


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  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • California State Hayward 1988-90
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McNichol has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McNichol's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McNichol to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. McNichol Says:

Thank you for taking the time to answer the patient satisfaction survey.  Your responses help me to be a better partner in your healthcare. 

Thank you!

Peggy McNichol MD

Dr. McNichol's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Portland, OR |
I am very pleased with the care I receive from Dr. McNichol. I recently had my husband start seeing her as well. She is very down to earth, easy to talk to, and has always provided me with exceptional care and referred me when appropriate to specialists which all have been great. She is very thorough and I would definitely recommend her and have.
Portland, OR |
If you need a functional doctor who prescribes medicine and gives you a referral she is the right person. If you are looking for someone who listens, is interested in you as a person and to build a long term relationship with I would say go look for someone else, which is what I will be doing.
in Portland, OR |
Peggy is a special doctor. She is real and she cares about her patients. She cheered for me through my course of many treatments for breast cancer. She sent me to the right doctors. Peggy is a very special person to me and my family. Thanks Peggy your the best.
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. McNichol was my personal physician for many years. Her excellent communication skills, professionalism, and sense of humor made our time together very productive and informative, as well as enjoyable. Dr. McNichol is a great listener, an excellent diagnostician, and has the ability to lay any worries or fears to rest with sound medical information. Moving off the mainland makes it impossible for me to continue seeing Dr. McNichol; I hope I find another doctor of her caliber in Hawaii.
in Portland, OR |
I have only seen Dr. McNichol once after becoming unhappy with my previous primary care doc. I have never met a doctor who is so down-to-earth and approachable. She truly took the time to listen to my concerns and I never felt rushed. And, she has a great sense of humor. Front desk staff is nice and scheduling wasn't a pain. A+!
She's been my primary doc for several years and I've always had good experiences with her. She's smart and inquisitive, which you always want in a doctor, but also has a great sense of humor and approachability.
Portland, OR |
Kind, experienced, up to date, keeps your needs in mind. Wonderful.
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Dr. McNichol accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. McNichol has admitting privileges

Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market St
Portland, OR 97216
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Providence Milwaukie Hospital
10150 SE 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
1500 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
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