Dr. Thomas Nienke, DO

Dr. Thomas Nienke, DO

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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41 y/o
(7)

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Dr. Thomas Nienke, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

Pinellas Medical Associates

5880 49th St N Ste 104

Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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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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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Nienke performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Nienke's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nienke "At Pinellas Medical Associates we recognize the value of every person and are guided by our commitment to excellence. It is our privilege to provide exemplary care for each of our patients and their families. We demonstrate this by our ability to meet the needs of the people we serve, continually learning and growing with the ever changing healthcare industry, and creating a work environment where each person is valued and has the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to continually improving and maintaining the highest quality of care."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

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Procedures

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.

Education

  • 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
4.1
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nienke's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
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!
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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.
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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....more
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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...more
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