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Dr. Nikki Waddell, MD

Internist

Alexandria, VA

About Dr. Nikki Waddell

Dr. Nikki Waddell is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Mathematics. She then attended medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Her Internal Medicine Residency was completed at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr.Waddell is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She has privileges at Sentara Potomac Hospital and pending privileges at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She previously practiced as a Hospitalist and was a provider at Primary Care Associates of Potomac for four years before starting Kingstowne Internal Medicine. She is currently co-chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, member of the Physician Safety and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees at Sentara Potomac Hospital. Dr. Waddell enjoys being active in community service and hobbies include travel, movies, running, and yoga.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Potomac Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - East Carolina University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of North Carolina (Bachelor’s)

Awards and publications

  • Co-Chair of the Continuing Medical Education Committee
  • Physician Safety Committee at Sentara Potomac Hospital
  • Pharmacy Committee at Sentara Potomac Hospital
  • Therapeutics Committee at Sentara Potomac Hospital

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1265456388

Dr. Nikki Waddell's office location

Kingstowne Internal Medicine

5901 Kingstowne Village Pkwy, Suite 300

Alexandria, VA 22315

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It wasn’t the worst experience but it wasn’t the best, just average.
Less than 3 months ago
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I found Dr. Waddell to be very easy to speak with and establish a rapport. This was my first appointment , and my annual physical. I came well prepared with my background information and questions I had for her. I valuenot feeling rushed, and appreciated the time spent. I would definitely recommend her! Her staff was very pleasant to deal with also.
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My visit with Dr. Waddell was very pleasant, she took care of business with me and we were able to lighten the mood with a conversation about our love for our children. I believe that Dr. Waddell and I will get along just fine, I trust her judgement.
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Dr. Waddell is AMAZING, and extremely thorough! The ambiance of the office was very pleasant, and the staff was helpful and friendly. I have officially found my new primary care physician!
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Dr. Waddell was very thorough. She was friendly and gave advice on behaviors that would enhance my overall health without prescribing medication. I enjoyed the visit.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Waddell was thorough and easy to talk to! She was super informative and reminded me of the risk of unprotected sex and HIV amongst black women. She was understanding and down to earth and made me feel comfortable with experience.She’s incredible and is such a phenomenal representation of outstanding health care.
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Great provider. Takes time to explain everything and answers all of your questions. Genuinely concerned about your wellbeing.
Less than 6 months ago
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Wow super excellent outstanding
Less than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgeable about my condition and provided great resources to assist me with understanding how to care for myself and condition
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Dr. Waddell was very professional and addressed all my concerns. I'm happy to have her as my new primary care doctor!
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I was charged for missing an office visit when I was sick for 48 hours and ended up going to a hospital back home. Could not even speak to the doctor about this for 5 minutes on the phone. I wasalso judged my first appointment on some personal choices... so not a great experience for someone who has lived in the area for less than a year looking for a great primary care doctor.
Less than 1 year ago
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It was not as expected; I was notified of information without substantial context for conclusions which lead to great concerning.
Less than 1 year ago
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I never write reviews but I must say Dr Waddell was the most detailed Dr I have had in a long time. I walk away thinking this Dr cared about me.
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Very knowledgable and personable. Answered all of my questions and concerns!
Less than 1 year ago
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I was in the market for a new primary care physician and came across Dr. Waddell's profile on ZocDoc. I made the appointment, and while I didn't see all that great of reviews online, I am glad I kept my appointment.This was probably one of the most thorough physicals I have ever had. Dr. Waddell took her time and asked me extensive questions and developed plans to ensure I achieved my health goals.
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Excellent doctor! Office staff does not accept ZocDoc check in documents & insurance photo so that was inconvenient. Dr. Waddell was and always is thorough and has best bedside manner.
More than 1 year ago
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Love her. She has a great personality and always meets my health issues
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I t was a referral from a friend. It was great and the staff was nice as well. She was very honest about my concerns and that means a lot.
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My appointment started off on the wrong foot. I arrived on time to an office that was closed and dark. After calling the office and knocking in the door, I was finally let in five minutes after my appointment time. Isaw Dr. Waddell when I arrived and she entered the office through another door. Disclaimer: I'm a new patient and did not know that she was the doctor until she walked in to the exam room. I immediately said to myself "This is the woman that I saw in the hallway and I had to wait to be let in." This was a bad first impression. I waited 30 minutes before I was called to the back. The nurses seemed like they were new tonthe field. They just didn't seem 100 percent sure of themselves. Dr. Waddell was a tad bit judgemental with her comments and facial expressions. Her advice regarding my hair was surprising and off the wall. Needless to say, I will give her practice another try.
More than 1 year ago
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The 1st time in a long time I felt heard by a doctor. I highly recommend her.
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Love her.
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It was my first visit and Dr.Waddell was very kind and efficient. She listened to me and guided the visit based on my need.
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She is very thorough and has a great bedside manner. She listened to what I had to say and seemed genuinely concerned about me.
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My first visit. The wait was a bit long, but it was due to issues with computers. They explained & apologized.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Waddell always have an open ear to listen to your problems and a willingness to treat you to the best of her knowledge. If she doesn't know she will investigate the issue and respond at her soonest with the answer.She and her office are very professional in all that they do.
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It was great experience ??
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly with lovely staff. Welcoming environment and Dr Waddell was happy to hear my background and get to know me as a new patient.
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As usual, the staff was professional and efficient. I didnt have o wait long
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wadell and her entire staff are very personable and efficient! Pleasant waiting room and office space.
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Dr. Waddell was very professional and I felt that I good a very thorough checkup. She asked a lot of questions and gave me some great tips to better my overall health.
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Love Dr. WAddell . She has a great bedside manner. So professional and always makes me feel motivated when I leave there.
More than 1 year ago
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Even though i made a mistake becaause i wanted to see a dermatologist, not a physician, the staff was so helpful and so willing to share information. Very impressed.
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The wait was too long; over 30 minutes.
More than 1 year ago
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I recently moved to the are and found Dr. Waddell online. My time with her was very pleasant. She was extremely personable and knowledgeable and eager to ensure that I was getting proper care. She was assertive when needed and mademe feel very comfortable talking with her. I highly recommend Dr. Waddell, she is now my PCP.
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My visit was with Dr. Marie McCarthy, it initially was upsetting to not be told that Dr. Waddell would not be seeing me as my appointment was specifically with her, but I loved being seen by Dr. McCarthy! Dr. McCarthy hasexcellent bedside manners and a warm personality. I loved how attentive she was to addressing my health concerns. I will be seeing her again. I also appreciated the friendliness of Mr. Thomas (nurse?). My first visit went well and I am glad I choose this practice.
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Doctor was nice but her office staff needs help organizing the patient intake time. I spent 2 hours in the office as a new patient just for a annual physical with no complications. Bonkers! This was despite them already receiving my intake information before my appointment.
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The Doctor visit was good the staff needs a lot of work. Big hassle just to schedule to get blood work, I was so frustrated I canceled my next appt
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She is a very thorough dr. She always has your best interest at heart! I love Dr. Nikki Waddell!
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the doctor was very professional
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Dr. Nikki was thorough and clearly knowledgeable. She had a very matter-of-fact/tough love approach. Somewhat hard to receive--but, in the end, greatly appreciated. I'm rating this with 4 stars instead of 5 because I was somewhat frustratedby the administrative side of things. I had to wait a long time before seeing Dr. Nikki. I had to call to request test results 4 weeks after a call-back was promised.
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I have gone several time but I'm finding she schedules unnecessary appointments. The only reason I think she does this is to be able to bill for an office visit.
More than 1 year ago
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Shes a beautiful doctor. I love her personality and she is also a great drawer. What a package!!
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She's a CON ARTIST!! and will manipulate your diagnosis in order to be reimbursed from your insurance company. I went to see her STRICKLY for my annual physical and had no complaints or any past medical history to report. But shetook words from our general conversation to bill for a "chronic diagnosis" in order to be paid from the insurance company. According to the affordable care act annual physicals are supposed to be covered for free but if the doctor sees you for a "additional problems" they can bill you for it. She's dishonest, A manipulator, and unprofessional. I would NEVER recommend anyone see her.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff is very unorganized, but Dr. Waddell is through and believes in preventative care.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Waddell is wonderful! She is friendly and made me feel so comfortable. She also answered all the questions I had and was very thorough. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Waddell was great; she was very personable and offered sagely advice. However, Waddell's staff (both the receptionists and the nurses/technicians) were curt, standoffish, and seemed slightly unknowledgeable about general questionsand procedures. Having to redo about 6-7 pages of paperwork that's already covered in the information ZocDoc explicitly sends over was also a hassle.
More than 1 year ago
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I was surprised at how the office looked like. Very clean and makes you feel comfortable. The nurses and Dr.Waddell was very professional and was straight forward. I like that a lot and I highly recommend this office!
More than 1 year ago
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Very detailed and informative.
More than 1 year ago
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As a new patient, I am used to feeling out whether I would like the doctor or not. I have a mental checklist for any physician I use because I want to know that we are both trying to make suremy health is the utmost concern. Also, in recent appointments with other physicians I have felt rushed, often forgetting to ask everything I needed to ask without feeling like I'm on ten minute timer. My meeting with Dr Waddell was the opposite of that. I think she did a good job of explaining things and she took her time to answer my questions. I didn't feel like she was running me out of her office at any time. She was very easy to talk to and I can tell she will be a physician that will give you the facts.
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Dr. Waddell is extremely personable and listens to what you are saying. She is very helpful and wants to solve problems - not just medicate them.
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