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Dr. Margaret Nichols, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Female · Age 62

Dr. Nichols

Dr. Margaret Nichols, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Joplin, MO. She graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Nichols accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
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MultiPlan
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Dr. Nichols' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Dr. Nichols treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nichols treats Spondylosis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Scoliosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nichols treats Scoliosis more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar

Dr. Nichols' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Margaret Nichols, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Joplin, MO. She graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

University Of Chicago
Residency Hospital
University Of Chicago
Internship Hospital
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School

Dr. Nichols' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nichols

3.6

Based on 17 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Nichols did my cervical spine fusion in February 2018. She is an AMAZING surgeon. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone one else.
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Extremely rude and disrespectful. Complete disregard for the welfare of her patients. She completely botched a very serious surgery and ruined my father's back. And then went on to refuse to see him again or even speak to him. Horrible person and an even worse doctor.
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I am six weeks out from Dr Nichols performing a fusion of L5 and S1. I did not expect to feel this good so soon. I am very grateful to Dr. Nichols and her staff. I was given exceptional and professional care. I couldn't be more satisfied with the results.
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When she has a patient that obviously is alergic to a medication and or reaction to a med. She won't even change the med to help a patient. If your just in it for the money go into plastic surgery.
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Highly recommend her she operated on my back 17 yrs ago and I feel like she gave me my life back.
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