Dr. Steven Nichols, MD

Dr. Steven Nichols, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(26)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steven Nichols, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

805 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 100

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

(205) 939-3699

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Knee Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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 Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Charlotte Meml Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Charlotte Meml Hospmed Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nichols has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nichols' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nichols to family and friends
3.2
based on 26 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Nichols' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Birmingham, AL |
Love Dr. Nichols and his staff. He did my back surgery, neck surgery and both shoulders. Completely satisfied. Always so kind and understanding. Would not go to anyone else. Love his nurse Donna who is outstanding at what she does. When you call you are always called back that day. Surgery scheduling nurse Terri is wonderful. Works with you in every way. Would highly recommend him and his staff and have recommended to many.
in None ya |
He's rude. His staff is rude. One of his nurses is a liar. My husband is going to have to have a 2nd surgery on his shoulder to "fix" what Dr Nichols messed up. His shoulder is worse now than it was before the surgery. Worst Ortho I have ever dealt with and I worked for an Ortho dept for 5 years. I recommend you run from him. Run as far as you can as fast as you can. Awful. Terrible Sucks. Rude Condescending
in Birmingham, AL |
All I know is about a year ago I couldn't walk more than 20 steps and now I can go all day. Kind, intelligent, and obviously effective. I've already recommended two family members to go see him if that says anything.
Alabaster, AL |
Would not recommend Nichols or his nurse Donna. Surgery left me in worst pain than before Surgery 10 times worse pain. My limb turned completely black on the whole upper half after surgery. Left and open wound with blood flowing down limb. His nurse Donna treated me like a drug addict. I had been going to Nichols for almost a year with no pain meds. Only ask for Meds for pain relieve and because I could not take the ones prescribed for me. Another part of my limb seems spranged.
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Dr. Nichols accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Nichols has admitting privileges

St. Vincent's Birmingham
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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