Dr. Thomas Nienke, DO

Dr. Thomas Nienke, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Nienke, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Nienke is affiliated with Bayfront Medical Center, Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute, St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, Palms of Pasadena Hospital and Wesley Medical Center.

Pinellas Medical Associates

2299 9th Ave N Ste 1A

Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare

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Dr. Nienke's Experience

Dr. Nienke's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery Spine Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery Spine Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board**

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of Kansas / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Summa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nienke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nienke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nienke to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Nienke's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Wichita, KS |
Dr sent me for a steriod injection and told me to make a followup appt after it was done, tried to do that today, he's gone, no warning, no nothing! I am so upset....I am probably going to have to start this whole ordeal over again...I can't say enough about how upset I am!
in Gypsum |
I would love to give him more but he resigned. No warning just poof. Just a tad over a week before my surgery. I'm really unhappy.
in El Dorado, KS |
Dr. Nienke has treated me since 2014. He spends time explaining all treatment options and makes sure you understand the potential for success and the risks. He won't give up until he finds a way to give you the best pain relief available. His PA John is just as caring and skilled with patients. All of his staff are excellent. I was referred to a neurosurgeon for consultation and left his office knowing that there was no way I would allow anyone but Dr. Nienke to treat me.
in Derby, KS |
Dr. Nienke has treated me with the upmost respect, something I find less and less of now a days. Additionally, his staff as well as himself, spends as much time as you need to understand what is going on with you, your treatment options, as well as after the procedure, visiting you on a daily basis that really makes you feel that they are there for you. His staff is readily available for any and all questions, and never once did they give me the feeling that I was being a "pain".
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Nienke accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare

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Hospitals where Dr. Nienke has admitting privileges

Wesley Medical Center
550 N Hillside St
Wichita, KS 67214
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St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707
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Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute
6000 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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