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Dr. Nicholas Formica, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Formica

Nicholas B Formica MD

240 East St Bldg A Plainville, CT 06062

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Dr. Nicholas Formica, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Plainville, CT and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Tamaulipas, Tampico, Facultad De Medicina De Tampico in 1980 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(860) 793-1151

Dr. Formica accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Formica's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Formica treats Arthritis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Formica treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Formica treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Formica treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Formica treats Knee Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Formica treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Formica's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nicholas Formica, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Plainville, CT and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Tamaulipas, Tampico, Facultad De Medicina De Tampico in 1980 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University Conn Hsc
Fellowship Hospital
1989
New Britain Gen Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
New Britain General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Universidad Autonoma De Tamaulipas, Tampico, Facultad De Medicina De Tampico
Medical School
1989
1989
1985
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Formica's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Formica

2.3

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
23.529411764705884%
(4)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
58.8235294117647%
(10)

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He was the best dr I ever had .... so sad of his sudden passing . RIP DR FORMICA
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Dr. Formica has horrible bedside manner. He comes off rude and uncaring. He barely listens to patients and brushes off what they say. He makes fun of people because if their weight. He should not be caring for sick people who need compassion.
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I am in a wheelchair because of a car accident, I needed a doctor to treat bursitis. I wish I read these reviews sooner as I never would have gone to him. I cannot believe that after treating me he yelled at me for being overweight then abruptly walked out of the room, never came back leaving me in my wheelchair with no assistance. It was very painful for me to struggle to get to the closed door to get help as I am unable to push the wheels due to my injuries. What kind of doctor does this?
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Dr. Made me want to give up on life, no help, just that I'm over weight, and said only fat people have sleep apnea,( I have friends that are small and have it?) If I got better sleep and ate less and I could still eat crap but just less, yes he said that. questioned why I am seeing him the other Dr I saw was good, made me feel like a waste of his time .I could go on but that would wast my time.
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Dr. Formica did nothing but humiliate me. Instead of concentrating on my joint pain, he let me know that all of my issues are due to my being over weight. If I would just stop eating the pounds would come off. He even went so far as to say that he only eats once a day and that he has gotten used to being hungry and that I could too. He also suggested that I stop walking so much because it's going to cause the degeneration of my knees.
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