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Mathew Nicholls, MD, PhD
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Nicholls specializes in conditions of the hip, knee and shoulder as well as fractures.
Personal Information
Dr. Nicholls likes mountaineering/climbing, skiing, scuba diving and traveling. Dr. Nicholls speaks Portuguese, Spanish and French.
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Clinical Experience
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Joint Replacement
Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, 1999 PhD, University of Kentucky Department of Biochemistry, Lexington, 1997
University of Kentucky, Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Lexington, 2004
Professional Activities and Awards
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Fellow
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
appreciated the time Dr. Matthew Nichols spent with us.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
*Dr. Nicholls did an exceptional review of my surgical records in caring for me as a transfer patient.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Very thorough explanations for my conditions.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr Nicholls and his staff are the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Nicholls is a skilled physician with a very good personal style of care for patient.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
he is a top dr very impressed and feel confident he is on my team great match formy careplan
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
This was emergency hip surgery after a fall I was very blessed to have *Dr. Nichols on call he did a superb job and I am 100%. I would highly recommend him.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
I have always been very pleased with Dr. Nicholls treatment plan as well as concern and care at each appointment I've had with him. He does not make me feel rushed or that I am not his main concern during my appointment times. He continually follows up with asking if I have additional questions for him. I have recommended Dr. Nicholls to many of my friends if they find them in need or an orthopedic surgeon in our area.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2019
Couldn't be happier.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
very impressed
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2019
*Dr. Nicholls is straight forward with information and options. I feel that he provides options (non-invasive) to use, knowing that there may come a time when different treatment may need consideration.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2019
Doctor very willing to answer questions; Described anesthesia well; Praised his team.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2019
*Dr. Nicholls has been clear, honest & funny.