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About Dr. James J Nicholson III

Dr. James J Nicholson III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in East Setauket, NY. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Nicholson is affiliated with Stonybrook University Hospital. Dr. Nicholson has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

68 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James J Nicholson III is Great. Dr. James J Nicholson III has been rated by 68 patients. From those 68 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James J Nicholson III is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates

14 Technology Dr Ste 11
East Setauket, NY 11733
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Dr. James J Nicholson III has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)

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this man took a lot of pain away quicly and he cares best ever

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Dr. Nicholson is an extraordinarily gifted healer. His surgeries are meticulously done and he is most dedicated to his patients and his profession.
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I was so blessed to find Dr. Nicholson

When I came to see Dr. Nicholson, my hip had already broken. I was walking and working full time on a broken hip. He had x-rays taken and saw that this hip had to be totally replaced as soon as possible. I was scheduled for surgery in the very near future. I remember him saying to me "I will get you totally back to you if you do exactly what I tell you to do". That stuck w/me. I did everything Dr. Nicholson told me to do. I went to see him yesterday for my post surgery appointment and I am walking without a cane and returning to work full time; one month after my surgery. God Bless this amazing person. He has changed my life. I never thought I would be able to walk regular or on my own again. He turned my world and life around. We are both so happy with the results of my hip replacement. I did exactly what I was suppose to do; had home PT until today; wonderful experience and incredibly helpful and supportive...superb asset to the healing process; did all my exercises and all the things I should and should not do during the healing process...Dr. Nicholson is wonderful. He is so down to earth...not a BS artist and truly cares about me as a patient and person and listens to everything I have to say and I wanted to listen to everything he had to say. He's an angel...I have issues with my left hip as well and will have to have it replaced probably within the next year or two. Gosh, I can not imagine going to anyone else to care for me than Dr. Nicholson. He has changed my life. I think he truly sees and knows this by what my hip was like during the first visit and when he went in to do the surgery. I so needed a "superman" to take care of this terrible situation. Thank you Dr. Nicholson. I never thought I would be "me" again; walking and doing things the way I always was able to. I feel like I'm dreaming; for I have not been able to do things or feel the way I am now in so long. I just can't say enough about how wonderful I think you are. I am blessed that you chose this profession...I will tell anyone who is in the situation I was in to not hesitate in your hands. Such a blessing. Thank you, thank you...And I adore that you, yourself, are so thrilled when I came in so beyond excited and happy...I guess I'm rambling on now...trying to explain to anyone reading this that I find you a hero in changing my quality of life and am trying to articulate that...I hope, in some way, I was able to state that fact comprehensively...Have a beautiful evening and again, God Bless You and I Thank You so very, very much.

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Four Stars

Best orthopedic Doctor I ever dealt with. I had 3 hip revisions and last 2 were fractured. He fixed it. I thing God is using his hands to do miracles.

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Five Stars

I came to meet Dr. Nicholson after he had taken care of my nephew and also sister is a clerk at Stonybrook, when she saw how I was limping after seeing several doctors she suggested I go see Dr. Nicholson, the courteous staff and bedside manner of the Dr. put my mind at ease and thanks to him I am now on my way to being back to 100%, I have and will continue to recommend family and friends to him. May he continue to be blessed.

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2010, 2015, 2011, 2016, 2012, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2016, 2015)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2012, 2013, 2011, 2016, 2014, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Nicholson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Drexel University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James J Nicholson III accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates, 14 Technology Dr Ste 11, East Setauket, NY


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