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Dr. Daniel Nicholson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Daniel Nicholson is a compassionate, comforting orthopedic surgeon treating patients in Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in sports medicine and works to build strong relationships with his patients. His primary goal is to ensure his patients trust that he is acting in their best interest. He strives to get patients back to doing what they love as quickly as possible. Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Nicholson graduated from the University of Florida. He continued his medical education at Emory University, where he completed his doctorate. He has also completed an internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, as well as a fellowship in sports medicine at Baylor University. Patients visiting Dr. Nicholson can receive specialized arthroscopic procedures including ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, cartilage restoration procedures, hip arthroscopy, and total shoulder arthroscopy. General orthopedic consultations are also available. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Nicholson enjoys playing sports, following his favorite teams, and spending time with his family, including his wife (an Atlanta dermatopathologist) and two daughters.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Emory University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Baylor University, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Northwestern University, Internship in Orthopedic Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609025790

Office locations

Perimeter Orthopaedics, P.C.

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 825

Atlanta, GA 30342

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Extremely professional staff, loved the electronic version instead of paperwork, very quickly seen by doctor.
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My visit to Dr Nicholson's office was very good. He was very patient all the time when I was explaining him my situation and he was spot on with all his recommendation. I would definitely recommend him to my other colleagues and friends. 5 star from me.
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I did not get chance to get clear picture of my problem
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He was very good and professional
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He is amazing. Highly recommend.
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Very professional and concerned ... determined a treatment path and I hope to recover quickly.
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The staff was very friendly, the facility was very nice and Dr. Nicholson is very informative and thorough.
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Office is very technology savvy! No paperwork, you check in and give your history on a tablet - and then you pay for your visit on the same tablet, by swiping your card - all at your seat. There was alittle bit of a wait - but it was pleasant, not crowded, television was on - and once I got in, I could see why. The health professional that took in all my information was extremely thorough. Took a very detailed account of what was wrong. Same went for Dr. Nicholson - really pleasant, i didn't feel rushed at all. He listened, I felt involved in the process of my treatment - I left feeling very informed, I applaud him and his office staff! My treatment was definitely targeted at symptoms I was consistently having with the added benefit of physical therapy which is meant to get at the root of what is going on. So glad I went.
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Dr. Nicholson was personable and explained everything clearly. I felt comfortable speaking with him and his staff who are also friendly and polite. I've been looking for a good ortho since moving to GA from NY and I think I've found the right one. Highly recommend Dr. Nicholson
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Dr. Nicholson and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable about the issues that I was having. I would recommend them to anyone who needs orthopedic treatment.
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I saw Dr. Yolanda Scott, who is the new neck and back specialist in this practice. She was extremely friendly (great bedside manner) and very knowledgeable. She took the time to fully evaluate my recurring pain and took the most detailedhistory I've ever had a physician take. She was extremely familiar with my prior treatment regimen and recommended tweaks based on my lifestyle today. Overall, excellent! NOTE- When booking ORTHO through ZocDoc, make sure to specify the body part you need seen. I was originally booked with Dr. Nicholson, who is shoulder-hip-knee. The office had to call me to reschedule with a different doctor.
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Dr. Nicholson was thorough and informative, and his bedside manner put my concerns at ease. I look forward to working with him to address the issues I've been having with my knee.
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It was an overall pleasant experience. Dr. Nicholson was thorough and personable.
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Very nice. Took forever to get in and see him. Nurse was super sweet.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional staff....thank you!
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I like him a lot. Staff is great asceell
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Quick intake (it helped a lot that I filled out paper work on ZocDoc before hand) ,quick traige and quick xrays. I felt like the doctor spent a fair amount of time with me and the staff efficiently scheduled my follow up appointments.
More than 1 year ago
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The care received from Dr. Nicholson and staff is nothing short of exceptional. All involved maintain a friendly and professional tone and extra care is given to make sure the patient understands everything and is comfortable. Can't recommend this office enough!
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I really liked all the nurses and front Desk, I felt like the Doctor didn't listen to what I was saying. Once it was deemed I didn't need surgery, I felt like I was tossed out on my way.
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The dr was great but the front desk staff could use some customer service training. The receptionist was very dry and didn't even bother to apologize when she completely forgot about me. I realized, after 45 minutes, that she was callingon people to pay their copay before me. I got up and went to the window and didn't even get the chance to say anything. She immediately went and grabbed my ID and insurance card and handed it to me and told me my copay amount. Never even attempted a smile.
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Great staff! Extremely good bedside manner and friendly staff
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Very professional and skilled.
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Everyone was very kind. They were very thorough and I feel like they answered my questions.
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Dr. Nicholson is awesome! Professional, knowledgeable, courteous and very patient with me.
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Great listener and thoroughly explained everything. Great doctor for anyone who is incessantly curious about the "why" like I am.
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ZocDoc confirmed the appointment to me, and ZocDoc sent me an email reminder about the appointment. However, upon signing in at the Doctor's office, his receptionist said they had no record of my having an appointment.
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He was great! Very personable, knowledgeable and conservative in his approach to care.
More than 1 year ago
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He is very honest and upfront. Great communicaton and him and his staff are great!
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Overall great visit. Dr. Nicholson is very knowledgable and very responsive to my concerns and injuries.
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Very happy with the doctor and office staff.
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They were great and apologized for the wait. The staff was friendly and the doctor was very friendly, knowledgeable and listened to my issues. I really enjoyed my visit!!
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great staff, very professional Xray person and the coordinato ws great too. Dr. Nicholson was very patient, knowledgeable, direct, kind, and clear on potential causes and what need to be done next. I was concerned I will be "rushed" to considersurgery options and was positively surprised to see the Dr treats surgery as last resort (worst case scenario). In and out in 60 minutes, Zocdoc online check-in worked perfectly and they were ready for me!
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Dr. Nicholson was very nice and had a great bedside manner. The radiologist Celnie was also very very nice and helpful and so was the NP or PA who took care of me. Overall a very good experience.
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The doctor was very well behaved and explained my issue and its diagnosis very clearly. He also explained the facts behind it and made me understand clearly
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The only reason it took a little bit was because I was a new patient and had to fill out paper work, but Dr. Nicholson was extremely helpful and attentive to my injury.
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Dr. Nicholson took his time to explain the extent of my case thoroughly and with ease. He made the visit comfortable. The entire staff was very professional, friendly and punctual.
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I love that he took time to find out what was wrong instead of rushing thru the visit .
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Doctor is very knowledgeable, patient, honest, and polite! He helps explain things in a manner in which I can understand.
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Very pleasant orthopedist. Respectful, courteous, and genuinely works towards resolving medical issues.
More than 1 year ago
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I liked him very much. He knew what he was talking about and took the necessary steps to help me feel he will find a solution to the problem.
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I really appreciated that I was able to make an appointment within 12 hours, and got a thorough examination of my issue. Everyone I encountered was courteous and professional.
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This was my first visit to an Orthopaedic Professional - and - Dr. Nicholson IMHO is a true professional - listening to my concerns - cooperating with my preferred treatment options - and - providing ongoing care.
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Timely visit. While not a big issue, I did have to fill out additional documents with health information on top of much of the same information I entered on ZocDoc for submission to the Dr's office. Pleasant visit, timely follow-up planned.
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Great experience. Was in and out in about 45 minutes. Dr was detailed, staff was pleasant. X-ray tech was very friendly
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Really great care. I had my menicus repaired. He was fantastic and I'm like new.
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Dr. Nicholson is great. Definitely recommend
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Very professional staff. Dr. Nicholson was thorough and explained my conditions completely.
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He was amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better spoken, more friendly experience with Dr. Nicholson or his staff during my appointment today.
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Loved getting the appointment on the internet! I hate being told to get weighed the minute you walk in. It is like you are being weighed by a stranger that has hardly set eyes on you. First thing, get on thosescales, which incidentally has low bearing on coming there for shoulder pain. It seems they have OCD when it comes to this. The nurse said you will be weighed. I said no thanks, she said yes you will! .... This makes you feel unhuman, should be dispensed with, so old school. Are they weighing you to see if you are ready for slaughter. That what it feels like. Ask me, don't tell me!!!!!
More than 1 year ago
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This is my second visit in two years for different orthopedic problems. Dr Nicholson and his staff are top notch folks and I'm very satisfied with their practice. I know that I'm getting the best care and treatment options.
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