Dr. Paula C. Nicola, MD

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Dr. Paula C. Nicola, MD

Ophthalmology | Female

EyeCare Chattanooga, PLLC 979 E 3rd St # 240, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Get Directions
(423) 243-3330

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      Dr Nicola, has great bedside manner, and talks at your level. Having recently transferred here from Chicago, it is nice to feel at home with her and have the level of care I got from a big city hospital. I would recommend her to anyone!
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acquired Coloboma
      • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Anisocoria
      • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
      • Anterior Scleritis
      • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
      • Astigmatism
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
      • Behçet's Disease
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Benign Tumor
      • Black Eye
      • Blepharitis
      • Blind Hypertensive Eye
      • Blind Hypotensive Eye
      • Blindness
      • Blocked Tear Duct
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cataract
      • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      • Chalazion
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Chorioretinitis
      • Color Blindness
      • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
      • Contusion of the Eyeball
      • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Corneal Erosion
      • Corneal Ulcer
      • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
      • Dacryoadenitis
      • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
      • Diabetic Eye Disease
      • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Diplopia
      • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Dry Eyes
      • Duane Retraction Syndrome
      • Ectropion of Eyelid
      • Entropion
      • Esophoria
      • Esotropia
      • Exophoria
      • Exotropia
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Eyelid Spasm
      • Farsightedness
      • Floaters
      • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
      • Foreign Body in Eye
      • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
      • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
      • Glaucoma
      • Graves' Disease
      • Headache
      • Herpetic Keratitis
      • Heterophoria
      • Hyphema
      • Hypopyon
      • Hypotony of Eye
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Keratitis
      • Keratoconus
      • Lazy Eye
      • Macular Edema
      • Macular Hole
      • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
      • Mechanical Strabismus
      • Migraine
      • Nearsightedness
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Nystagmus
      • Ocular Displacement
      • Ocular Hypertension
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Orbital Cellulitis
      • Paralytic Strabismus
      • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
      • Pinguecula
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Progressive High Myopia
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Pterygium
      • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Dystrophy
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Ischemia
      • Retinal Telangiectasia
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
      • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
      • Retinoschisis
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Still's Disease
      • Strabismus
      • Tear Duct Disorders
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Trichiasis
      • Ulcer
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Vitreous Hemorrhage

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Blepharorrhaphy
      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Conjunctivoplasty
      • Contact Lens Fitting Services
      • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
      • Diabetes Eye Care
      • Diabetic Eye Exam
      • Enucleation of Eye
      • Excision of Chalazion
      • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Glaucoma Surgery
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
      • Pterygium Surgery
      • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
      • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
      • Repair of Eye Laceration

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine

        Graduated in 2002

      • Internship Hospital
        Ut Com-Transitional Program

        Completed in 2003

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Texas Health Science Center

        Completed in 2006

        University Tennessee College Of Medicine Chattanooga

        Completed in 2005

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of South Alabama

        Graduated in 1992

      • Other Education
        Universtiy Of West Florida Graduate School

        Completed in 1998

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Ophthalmology
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Nicola's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Nicola

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Nicola's Care Philosophy

      Provide comprehensive eyecare to Adults and Children