Dr. Peter Nicholas, MD

Dr. Peter Nicholas, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Peter Nicholas, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Reading, PA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

2760 Century Blvd Ste 3

Reading, PA 19610

Contact Information

(610) 375-4251

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Reading Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Tufts Nemc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nicholas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nicholas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicholas to family and friends
4.0
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Nicholas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Pottsville, PA |
Dr. Nicholas is an amazing diagnostician. He is always very kind and professional, as is his nurse, Karen. He is an excellent listener who always gives you the necessary time.
in Pottsville, PA |
My daughter, a nurse practitioner, took time off from work and drove 260 miles from New York State to bring me to this appt. When I described my mobility symptoms to Dr Nicholas, he did not examine me, but said "What do you expect for an old guy"? We could have stayed home, and my daughter could have told me that for free. Terrible experience.
in Birdsboro |
After seeing me for approx 14 years, more than 50 office visits, Dr. Borofsky withdrew pain medication and told me to see psychologist. Spent time gossiping about me, his patient, acting like a prepubecent boy. Zero on professionalism. Massive Zero after treating me for 14 years yet refusing professional courtesy of listening. I had a physical reason for my uncontrolled pain. Much easier to write off as mental. After 14 years, wow
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Nicholas accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UPMC
    UPMC PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Nicholas has admitting privileges

Reading Hospital
Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street
West Reading, PA 19611
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Saint Joseph Medical Center
2500 Bernville Rd
Reading, PA 19605
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Schuylkill Medical Center South Jackson Street
420 S Jackson St
Pottsville, PA 17901
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