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

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nickels' conditions and procedures:

Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Fissure
Anorectal Abscess
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Biliary Atresia
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Colorectal Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
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
Hemorrhoids
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Incisional Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatic Cancer
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Pyloric Stenosis
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
Secondary Malignancies
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Vagotomy
Ventral Hernia

About Me

Care Philosophy

SWAT Surgical Associates, LLP is a partnership of surgeons committed to customer service and quality patient care.

Specialties

  • Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Nickels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nickels

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Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
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She did a hernia repair on my mother, she was fantastic.
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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. ...Read More
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna Test
Choice Plus Test POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Test
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield Test
Blue Card Test PPO
Centene
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
FirstCare Health Plans
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan Test
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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