Dr. Terry L Nicola MD Physiatrist

Dr. Terry Nicola is a physiatrist in Chicago, Illinois. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Rush University Medical Center and University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 32 years. Dr. Nicola accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 20 doctors at Rush University Medical Center and one of 6 at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System who specialize in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He also speaks multiple languages, including Italian.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Physiatrist: Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)

Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Electromyography

Education & Medical Training

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1982

Northwestern University
Other Training, Chemistry/Biochemistry, 1978

Northwestern University
Other Training, 1982

Northwestern University Chicago
Other Training, Biomedical Engineering, 1985

1983-84 Columbus Hospital/Northwestern University
Internship, Transitional Internship, 1983 - 1984

Northwestern University
Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1984 - 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Certified 24 years in N/A

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified 26 years in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certified 5 years in Sports Medicine

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Best Doctors in America - Midwest Region, Woodward & White publishers 1996, 1999, 2002,2005, 2008
2011

Top Doctors, Chicago Magazine 1997, 2000
2011

MD Memorial Award – Excellence in Medical Service, Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Gregory Shaskan
2010

Teacher of the Year, Rush University Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003
2009

Annual Recognition, American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago 2001
2008

Teacher of the Year, University of Illinois at Chicago Residency 2004
2005

Teacher of the Year, University of Chicago Schwab Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2003

Teacher of the Year, Tufts University Medical School Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1992

People's Choice Hospital, Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, MA
1989

Publications & Presentations

Lewis, JL, Nicola, TL, Keer, L, Clech, JP, Steege, JW, Wixson, RL

Pachas, W, Nicola, TL, Foydel, and R

Nicola, TL, Yan, K

See all 32 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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