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Dr. Richard Nickowitz, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Nickowitz

inSite Digestive Health Care

50 Alessandro Pl Ste 410 Pasadena, CA 91105

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Dr. Richard Nickowitz, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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(626) 793-7114

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Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
HealthCare Partners
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Navigate HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nickowitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Nickowitz treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Nickowitz treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickowitz treats Abdominal Pain more than 94% of his peers

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

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickowitz treats Abdominal Disorders more than 94% of his peers

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

Dr. Nickowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

I and my partners are committed to providing expert, compassionate and responsive care in the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy and liver disease.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1993
Mt Sinai Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
New York Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
New York Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
1983
Yale University
Undergraduate School
1993
1990
1988
1987
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Nickowitz's Reviews

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4.4

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I had to leave CAlifornia. I tried to find another like him. There are none like him. In Colorado, in a hospital 65 miles fron my home to be treated by Dr. Crofton, he never showed up and hasnt called since July 5 2018. If medicare could pay for my travel expenses I would go back to Dr. Nick in a heartbeat. Dr. Crofton was supposed to be the best physician in wesern coloradi. If you can afford it go to Dr. Nick.
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Dr. Nickowitz is an exceptional gastroenterologist. He is a fantastic doctor, he did not rush through my appointment but took the time to explain my medical condition thoroughly in a very warm, kind and caring manner.
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Dr. Nickowitz is a very personable physician that is always quick to follow up and follow through, even when the concern is noting more thna an electronic quiery. I strongly recommend him if you require a caring gastroenterologist.
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Dr. Nickowitz was recommended by my family Dr. I needed a colonoscopy because i had never had one. I was so afraid i put it off for many years. Finally made appointment with Dr Nicowitz. I was sacared and nervous. Dr. Nickowitz explained the procedure i felt much better and scheduled the appointment. I was worried but when i got in for the procedure Dr. Nickowitz in his calm voice said not to worry. Thank you Dr. Nickowitz all was fine. You are the best! M.
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I found Dr. Nickowitz to be a very knowledgeable and skilled doctor, and a very personable professional. I highly recommend him.
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I have been a patient for any years and it gives me satisfaction to recommend Dr Nichowitz to everyone. Consistently made me feel that no effort would be spared to make my experience comfortable as possible.
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Dr. Nickowitz conducts himself in a professional, but friendly manner. My consultation and surgical procedure went very smoothly. All question(s) and answer(s) were expressed in a confident, but detailed and reassuring manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Nickowitz and his team.
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My first visit was impressive. Excellent staff, there were only a couple of patients in the waiting room and I was taken to exam room before I could finish the paper work! Dr. Nickowitz came in, introduced himself and I was impressed with his demeanor right away. What impressed me the most he knew my health history and why I was there to see him!! My previous gastro doc was insensitive and didn't seem to care about my pain. So happy I was referred to Dr. Nickowitz!
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My experience with Dr. Nicholas has been excellent, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his area of specialty!
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If you need to see a Gastroenterologist I recommend Dr. Nickowitz. He is wonderful,professional and caring.
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I want my money back!!! I can’t afford what happened I need help NOW HE NEEDS TO HELP ME, I’m not happy at all I’m on disability no funds no money to make payments , he needs to pay not pat me on the knee like he did at the Hospital !!!!
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My first time with the doctor. He was very generous with his time and asked questions and explained the procedure . I would recommend him and return to him in the future.
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I only met the Doctor Richard one time, and I knew from that first visit that he was the Doctor I needed to help me with my problem. He was so understanding and respectful. He is not a robot. ;) Thank you Dr. Richard
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Dr. Nickowitz is a caring Physician who is one of the best Doctors in his field. His approach is warm and caring , letting the patient talk about their issues, then asking questions. I have been seeing him off and on for at least 15 years. He is a problem solver, and a listener. He explains your condition in simple, understandable terms.
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Very wonderful and compassionate. He has a gentle & understanding approach to discussion with his patients. He goes beyond health care to ensure the best outcome. Highly recommend him.
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Dr. Nickowitz is the greatest, he's very professional, compassionate, excellent bedside manner and caring about his patients. I have recommended10 different people to him and they're all completely satisfied. Dr. Nickowitz, don't retire ??
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My appointments with Dr. Nickowitz are accomplished very professionally, but always in a manner that is understandable to the layman. He is willing to spend the time necessary to make sure I don't leave with unanswered questions and concerns.
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As Dr Nickowitz was referred by my doctor, I attempted to make the initial appt and left two separate messages but called 5 times to schedule my procedure (the receptionist never pick up, only a recordered message by "Dan") asking for a call back. No call back, I'm glad it was not an emergency. I'm taking this as a sign for me to go to another doctor.
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Dr. Nickowitz is very knowledgeable and has a calm and reassuring demeanor. His staff was amazing when setting up my hospital exam appointment and clearly and patiently explained everything that I would need to do to prepare for the test. He is very busy, so it may be a few weeks before you can get in to see him unless it is an emergency, but he is worth the wait.
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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