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Dr. Lowell D Nickel Is this you?

About Dr. Lowell D Nickel

Dr. Lowell D Nickel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Oroville, CA. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Nickel is affiliated with Feather River Hospital. Dr. Nickel has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lowell D Nickel is Great. Dr. Lowell D Nickel has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lowell D Nickel is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Oroville Orthopedic Clinic

2809 Olive Hwy Ste 230
Oroville, CA 95966
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Specialties

Dr. Lowell D Nickel has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Lowell D Nickel has the following 15 expertise

  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Fracture
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Herniated Disc

Dr. Lowell D Nickel has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Good Dr.

Great doctor. Any questions I've asked have been answered. He's done some knee surgeries for me and I'm completely happy with the work!

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Would recommend him to a friend

I had surgery two years ago with a different ortho doctor in Yuba City. Immediately after that surgery I was in worse pain than before the surgery. After many sessions of physical therapy, shots, and pain meds, I was still no better off. Finally I went to see Dr. Nickel. He gave me a prompt diagnosis, listened to what I was saying and surgically corrected the problem. Now nearly 5 weeks later, I am almost pain free and able to do things I hadn't been able to in 2 years. I even sent my son to him. On the other hand, I was not too thrilled with Oroville hospital. While the recovery nurses were fabulous, I was not impressed with the post care nurse nor the anesthesiologist. Had a complication waking up from surgery that caused difficulty breathing and his response was, "You'll be fine in an hour, suck it up". Even the nurses in recovery seemed mortified.

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how many holes can you drill into sombody before you mess them up for life!!!

this doctor has done a horrible job with me in the past 9 months he has done 4 surgerys on me!! and am waiting for surgery #5!!!! on the first surgery he put a screw in my ankle that chewed half way threw the bone in my foot and within a week he had to go back in and remove that screw and put 2 in with a plate...he left them in for 3 months then removed the 2 screws but left the plate then 2 months latter he went back in and replaced the 2 screws !!!and now 1 is too long and is trying to poke out of the skin and the other is backed half way out!!!! and i have been exsperiancing sever pain in my ankle that is bone pain!! and he seems trully indifferant about it and has continued cutting my pain meds...i am at wits end with this guy! and no other doctor will touch me cause they dont want to be held liable...what do i do?

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Wonderful

This experience was as all offices of physicians should be operated. The staff were respectful, quick, and helpful. Dr. Nickels was so polite and has such a wonderful personality, my daughter was highly pleased as I was. Thank you

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knee follow up after surgeries

Dr Nickel has operated on both my knees and has done an excellent job. I would reccomend him to anyone needing orthopedic surgery.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Lowell D Nickel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Oroville Orthopedic Clinic, 2809 Olive Hwy Ste 230, Oroville, CA
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