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Dr. F Ray Nickel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
4.5
Accepting new patients
43 years of experience

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Dr. F Ray Nickel, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Ventura, CA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 43 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. They graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio and is affiliated with Community Memorial Hospital San Buenaventura, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John's Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Nickel works at Ventura Orthopedics in Ventura, CA with other offices in Camarillo, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Ankle Sprains and Strains, Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis of Knee along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

  1. 1
    Ventura Orthopedics - Ventura
    3525 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 641-6415
  2. 2
    Ventura Orthopedics - Camarillo
    3901 Las Posas Rd Ste 4, Camarillo, CA 93010 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (805) 585-5166

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Community Memorial Hospital San Buenaventura
  • St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital
  • St. John's Regional Medical Center

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Elbow Bursitis Chevron Icon
Elbow Injuries Chevron Icon
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Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee) Chevron Icon
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Foot Conditions Chevron Icon
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Internal Derangement of Knee Chevron Icon
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Knee Disorders Chevron Icon
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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) Chevron Icon
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) Chevron Icon
Low Back Pain Chevron Icon
Lupus Chevron Icon
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Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain Chevron Icon
Morton's Neuroma Chevron Icon
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) Chevron Icon
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon Chevron Icon
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures Chevron Icon
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Osteoarthritis of Spine Chevron Icon
Osteochondritis Dissecans Chevron Icon
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Pathological Spine Fracture Chevron Icon
Peripheral Nerve Disorders Chevron Icon
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Pyogenic Arthritis Chevron Icon
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Chevron Icon
Rotator Cuff Tear Chevron Icon
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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) Chevron Icon
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Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment Chevron Icon
Sever's Disease Chevron Icon
Shoulder Disorders Chevron Icon
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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Chevron Icon
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    4.6
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    Aug 20, 2022
    Sometimes one’s level of anxiety can be high when talking to Doctors about potential surgeries etc. so feeling Like you’re in an environment that treats you with respect and kindness is crucial when discovering paths towards physical healing. From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a warm welcome. Dora, one of the front desk helpers is always so kind and remembers my name when helping me I very much appreciate this small detail. Dr. Nickel is very detailed in helping answer questions regarding my specific injury as well as creating a roadmap towards what my healing process will look like for me. I appreciate that when he sees me he is on time, not in a hurry and makes me feel like he has a vested interest in my recovery. When I am seen by Dr. Nickel I am not just a number, this is crucial to my recovery especially when trying to understand what it will take to fully heal. Finally, on your way out you see Brenda, who is very kind loves to help schedule your next visit.
    Carlos — Aug 20, 2022
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    About Dr. F Ray Nickel, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 43 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1548226350
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Usc/Rancho Los Amigos Mc
    Fellowship
    Internship
    • UC Irvine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. F Ray Nickel, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Nickel is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Nickel has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Nickel has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Nickel has seen patients for Ankle Sprains and Strains, Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis of Knee, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Nickel on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    39 patients have reviewed Dr. Nickel. The overall rating for this provider is 4.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Nickel.

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