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Mathew Nicholls, MD, PhD
4.8 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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Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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June 2018
My knee injury is ongoing. Dr Nicholls and his team have and will cointinue to be there to assist me in my long term recovery.
May 2018
May 2018
This was to understand my surgery and recovery and I got ALL Q´s answered.
February 2018
Dr. Nichols spent about 30 minutes with me as a new patient and this was terrific. However he spent the first 10 minutes talking about his move to Seattle, as well as his sports interests and trips. His info was quite interesting, but he then rushed through the discussion of my diagnosis and planned treatment. So I plan to direct the conversation more during my next appointment with him.
February 2018
Dr. Nicholls was an excellent communicator and really nice, through out the appointment.
February 2018
I appreciated Matt´s professionalism and empathetic bedside manner. He explained everything in great detail and made sure I was satisfied with our discussion and shared decision making
January 2018
Definitely. My doctors are the best.
December 2017
Dr. Nicholls is a good communicator and helped me understand the nature of my joint issues. I felt he understood my concerns and he also explained so that understood clearly what my options are regarding treatment in the future. I´d recommend Dr. Nicholls.
December 2017
Dr. Nicholls was caring, thorough and agreed with me to try non invasive therapy before surgery.
September 2017
Dr. Mathew Nicholls is one in a million. He is an EXCELLENT doctor who has a delightful sense of humor. He is also professional, knowledgeable, helpful, kind and caring. I feel blessed.
September 2017
Dr. Nicholls is awesome! I´d definitely recommend him to anyone else needing orthopedic care.