Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD

Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD

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Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
56 y/o
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Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD is a surgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 23 years. She specializes in surgery and trauma surgery.

SWAT Surgical Associates LLP

3509 22nd St

Lubbock, TX 79410
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nickels "SWAT Surgical Associates, LLP is a partnership of surgeons committed to customer service and quality patient care."

2  Specialties

  • Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

31  Conditions Treated

31  Procedures

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vagotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Texas Tech University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Mississippi
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Tex Tech University Health Scis Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Miss School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nickels has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nickels' Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nickels to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Nickels' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Didn't see me before surgery. After I was out when out to ask my wife where the hernia was that she needed to fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I was scheduled for surgical biopsy at 8:30 A.M. Her office's oral/written instructions (#6) were that surgery would be approximately 1 hour after check in time. I checked in at 8:30 A.M; surgery was 2:30 P.M. Not exactly timely. She was angry with me because I was upset about waiting so long. ...more
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