Dr. Nicholas Harding, MD

Dr. Nicholas Harding, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 58

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Nicholas Harding, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fredericksburg, VA. Dr. Harding has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center and Mary Washington Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Harding to book an appointment.


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Central Virginia Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

New Patient?
(540) 372-6737
Central Virginia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine501 Park Hill Dr Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Central Virginia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

New Patient?
(540) 372-6737
Central Virginia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine450 Garrisonville Rd Ste 101 Stafford, VA 22554
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Harding's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harding

4.2

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
8.823529411764707%
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Excellent. 7 month later and I’m walking 10 miles and knee feels great. Very good surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Harding is excellent and attentive. He was kind and patient when explaining the procedure. My only complaint about this practice is the staff, not all, but most of them that you speak to on the phone are short and act like they could care less about anything you are saying. Trying to schedule my daughter's MRIs were a nightmare and getting them to call me back to help was awful. Even when you call to schedule an appointment for their office they sound like you're really bothering them for even calling. When you get to the office for your appointment prepare to wait and wait and wait. If it wasn't for Dr. Harding and the fact the he's already done my daughter's surgery I would never go back.
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Dr. Harding has excellent clinical skills and bedside manner. As a physician and a mom, I trust patients and my own family to his care. He always puts the patient first and his sense of humor keeps things in perspective.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Kim Schlesinger, MD in Spotsylvania, VA – Jun 16, 2019
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I had a particularly tough situation that Dr Harding knew what to do off the top of his head. His demeanor is very clinical but his support staff ( I saw four other people) are very attentive and empathetic.
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Fredericksburg, VA – Feb 21, 2017
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Caring and compassionate
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Peggy S in Fredericksburg, VA – Feb 20, 2017
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Great surgeon, fast and quick, but explains the situation and provides care. you can trust him and his staff.
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Dean P in Fredericksburg, VA – Jan 12, 2017
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Wonderful, kind and friendly Doctor. Took his valuable time to talk to me about another issue. At the time, it was just what I needed to hear. Excellent manner. Paula Green, RN
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Paula B. Green in Spotsylvania, VA – Oct 28, 2016
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My experience was beyond positive. I knew I had a knee problem and Dr. Harding agreed, BUT his first response was NOT to schedule surgery, but to explore every non-invasive treatment possible. In his own words, surgery isn't the first option, it is the last.
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Natalie Wright in Spotsylvania, VA – Apr 25, 2016
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Dr. Harding accepts the following insurance:

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Harding

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Harding treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Harding treats other conditions, please contact the office at (540) 372-6737.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Dislocation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Broken Arm more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Knee Sprain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Hip Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Hip Fracture more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Foot Conditions
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Foot Conditions more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Harding treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

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Dr. Harding's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are pleased you are considering our office for your orthopedic care. As board certified orthopedic surgeons with more than 50 years of experience, our...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Associated Plano Orthopaedics & Sports
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Fredericksburg, VA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)

Stafford Hospital

Stafford, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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