Dr. Nicholas King, MD

Dr. Nicholas King, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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54 y/o
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Dr. Nicholas King, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Arroyo Grande, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hip Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. King "I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. King does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. King has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. King has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

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Dr. King's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. King to family and friends
3.0
based on 10 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. King's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Atlanta, GA
IMHO this guy is not very good.
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in San Luis Obispo, CA
Loved the care and expertise I was given by Dr King. Highly knowledgable and informative. He doesn't sugarcoat the situation and let's you know in detail what to expect. He has always followed up with my concerns pre and post op. he is very thorough and answered all my questions. I felt like I was...more
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in Arroyo Grande, CA
Dr. King is a disgrace to his profession. He is the most arrogant person I and my friend have ever met. He should be sanctioned by the medical board for patient negligence since he does absolutely no follow-up on his post-surgical patients. He cuts 'em and and leaves 'em. He couldn't care less...more
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in Nipomo, CA
I would recommend DR. KING to everyone , he is very knowledgeable and informs you of everything you need to know and is very experienced. He fixed my broken leg and I felt no worries at all since he was a surgeon in the military I knew I was in great hands! Thanks DR KING Brady Fox Mudge
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in Arroyo Grande, Ca
Found him to be very insulting to me and my concerns after 13 days of not getting back to me. His nonchalant attitude to my injury & pain was rude & judgmental. All I wanted was to see the orthopedist assigned to me & discuss my injury, pain, documentation & x-rays takin the day of injury in...more
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