Dr. Margaret Nichols, MD

Dr. Margaret Nichols, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Margaret Nichols, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Joplin, MO and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1905 W 32nd St Ste 403

Joplin, MO 64804

Contact Information

(417) 782-5500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Nichols' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Scoliosis
very high
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
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nichols treats Low Back Pain more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

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
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
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 Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
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 and has been practicing for 35 years. She graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 1983 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

  • University Of Chicago
    Residency Hospital
  • University Of Chicago
    Internship Hospital
  • 1983
    U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Medical School
    1983

Dr. Nichols' Reviews

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3.6

Based on 16 reviews

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2 Stars
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1 Star
31.25%
(5)

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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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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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
HealthLink PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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