Jennifer L. Nichols, MD

Jennifer L. Nichols, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Movement Disorders

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 2013
Internship:
UPMC Medical Education - 2014
Residency:
UPMC Medical Education (Pittsburgh) - 2017
Fellowships:
Oregon Health and Science University - 2019

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

415 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Jennifer Nichols is one of the most highly empathic, educated doctors that I have ever received medical care. She listened intently, explains in detail my treatment, what procedures, and why she will do them before even starting. I believe she educated me on the importance of my own self-care to enhance my health and options for my treatment. Dr. Nichols showed a personal interest in my symptoms, daily struggles, and ways to enhance my life. Thank you! MB Mulcahy

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August 27, 2021

5.0

She has a great rapport with her patients

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August 08, 2021

5.0

Very impressive, knowledgable physician. She spends the necessary time to try to help her patients practice many things that will improve their quality of life. She CARES!

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols is very thorough during my office visit. Does not rush the visit and asks many questions which helps me remember things I wanted to discuss with her.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Very intelligent caring

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Good bedside manner. Thorough

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Very professional, knowledgeable, explained what tests she was doing, listens to you, caring, highest quality of doctor, best care, explained her findings

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July 20, 2021

5.0

She has wonderful knowledge and the patience to disseminate what she observes.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols is so thorough, caring, knowledgeable and Takes time to answer all of our questions!

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Thorough Competent Human Answers our questions

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July 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols asked pertinent questions and listened carefully to my responses. She gave me a thorough examination and addressed my concerns. She then discussed and fully explained my treatment plan.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

I have been impressed with Dr. Nichols since my introduction last year. I feel she is very knowledgeable. I am comforted being treated by her. I have confidence in her diagnosis and recommendations.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

She takes time to explain all options

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July 01, 2021

5.0

She is a great doctor , I switched from hmo to ppo just to keep seeing her really spent time with patients, caring . Knowledgeable.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

Very thorough, listens, communicates easily

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June 29, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent doctor, very professional and helpful. She is very understanding, listens to you carefully and explains everything patiently. I would recommend her to everyone.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

She addressed all of my issues and explained everything very well

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June 18, 2021

5.0

She did an excellent job filled in for my regular doctor

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Jennifer Nichols is an excellent doctor, and I like her very much. 😊

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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June 14, 2021

4.0

Dr. Nichols is very attentive. She took time to question and listen carefully, examine and advise. The only complaint I have is that I waited a rather long time in the exam room (about 30 min.) even though I had a 9 a.m.appointment. I would have appreciated notice that she was delayed.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, smart, listens well

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June 05, 2021

5.0

She talks very plainly and listens very well

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June 03, 2021

5.0

She is excellent!

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May 25, 2021

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and kept asking if I had any questions. She wanted to make sure that I was able to understand the information that was being presented to me. Had a very genuine personality.

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May 23, 2021

5.0

This was my first time seeing Dr. Jennifer Nichols MD and she was very understanding of my needs and concerns. She explained everything throughly to me very knowledgeable. A very nice caring kind person and takes time to listen to you as a patient.

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May 22, 2021

5.0

We saw Dr. Nichols for the first time. She is very patient and took her time making sure we understood each other. We feel that Kent, a Parkinson's Disease patient will do well under her care.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

Friendly, caring, spent a lot of time with me. I felt very comfortable with her.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Positive Takes time to explain and answer questions

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Very caring, lovely personality.

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May 19, 2021

5.0

She was very thorough and explained everything to me and took time to discuss the illness with me

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Spent a lot of time with us. Very thorough and professional.

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols is very friendly and caring. She is very knowledgeable & thorough also. She never makes me feel rushed, she takes the time to answer my questions and takes thorough notes for me, so I can take with me, so I don't forget what was discussed at the appointment, it's very helpful!

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May 13, 2021

5.0

She is filling in for Dr Vittal, she was very nice.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

She took the time to care for my condition and acted quickly to give me relief.

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May 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols Listens to my concerns, is very knowledgeable and I know has my best interest at hand. She is always available to speak with me if I have a question and makes alternate recommendations if I have a problem with medication etc. I Think that she’s very professional and is concerned about her patients.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

She takes time to listen and make suggestions!

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May 04, 2021

5.0

This was my first visit with her. She checked me over and really got into my condition. Made suggestions and asked questions regarding my Parkinson’s. Very thorough.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

She is wonderful and has been adjusting my treatment to help.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

She listens to her patients, finds solutions to their problems and is very knowledgeable about Parkinsons

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April 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent care, very personal and always takes time.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

Pleased with her extensive care taken to explain and recommend processes.

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April 16, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, patient and goes out of her way to listen.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

She’s a great doctor and makes you feel comfortable and she’s very intelligent.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

I already did. I really like her. She is trying to find all the answers for my concerns.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols has great patient rapport, is extremely thorough, cautious when necessary, respectful, very easy to work with. Glad we switched from the Chicago campus.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Takes her time and Answers questions

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April 06, 2021

5.0

We were very pleased with how thorough the doctor was with multiple issues. She looked beyond her specialty to help my mother in a comprehensive manner. We feel like we have a real plan of care now.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols was thorough and accurate and made me feel confident in her assessment of my condition.

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April 04, 2021

5.0

Professional way she took care of myself.

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April 02, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, competent, thorough, takes time but does not waste time.

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March 28, 2021

5.0

She's very thorough.

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March 27, 2021

5.0

We love Dr. Nichols! We are so lucky to have found her. She is thorough, concerned for her patients, always answers questions and addresses your concerns!

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March 25, 2021

5.0

She is so patient and intelligent. Dr. Nichols takes time to listen and to explain the way and how the treatment works.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable & very pleasant personality.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

She is so thorough with her exam.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

She is pleasant, on time, expert in her specialty, a good listener, treats me with respect.

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March 14, 2021

5.0

She is an excellent communicator. You always know where you stand.

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March 12, 2021

5.0

She is very Thorough and has changed how I am doing,she has worked with me to get dbs and I feel great

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols was just great. Took the time to answer all of my questions. Explained how they would do Botox injections on my right lower leg and foot.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Good experience

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March 02, 2021

5.0

very thorough exam, listened, explained everything, answered all questions.

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March 01, 2021

5.0

Excellent interviewer. Cogent explanations.

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February 24, 2021

5.0

I have had several neurologists in the past none could even compare to the treatment that I have gotten from Dr. Nichols.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Explained all details and treatment options. Very knowledgeable.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

She is concerned about me.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Prompt, knowledgeable, connected many medication dots, good problem solving.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

She takes a lot of time with me and gives me a thorough examination, explaining things clearly.

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February 16, 2021

5.0

Very positive, practical and attentive.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Personable and good listener

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February 12, 2021

5.0

She was very through and seem very knowledgeable with Parkinson Disease. It impressed me.

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Nichols is very caring and takes the time necessary to take care of her patient. She explains everything so that when you leave you know exactly what your to do!

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February 03, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring and friendly.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Dr.Nichols is awesome and Julia the R.N ����������

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Thorough. Clear to the point

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January 30, 2021

5.0

Good doctor

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols is a well informed neurologist who is always very positive in her approach to my healthcare.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

She takes time to listen to us and then seeks a remedy

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January 29, 2021

5.0

She cares about her patients. She spends a lot of time asking questions and listening to the answers.

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January 29, 2021

5.0

Very kind. Very thorough

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January 25, 2021

5.0

She takes her time with you and always explains her plan of care. She also listen to what you have to say. Great doctor.

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January 23, 2021

5.0

She’s thorough.

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January 20, 2021

5.0

Doctor with a great vibe and insight Knowledgeable and to the point

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols is very thorough and is genuinely concerned about her patients

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January 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nichols and the team at NM Neurology have always been wonderful to me. Prior to this, I had appointments with a different neurologist and I was not accurately diagnosed until I had my first appointment with Dr. Nichols. I appreciate the time she gives me at each appointment, carefully assessing my progress and really listening to what my family and I have to say. She answers all our questions and addresses all our concerns, we never feel rushed as if she's trying to get to her next appointment. Thank you very much!

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January 12, 2021

5.0

She answered all of my questions.

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January 09, 2021

5.0

Also the doctor who administered my EMG test was sensitive to my discomfort (slight as it was) during the test.

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January 09, 2021

4.0

Very emphatic with her Couseling

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January 05, 2021

5.0

She is very thorough, offers many different treatment options and clear plans. She presents new clinical options, considering my unique needs and lifestyle.

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January 03, 2021

5.0

She's good..thats why

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January 03, 2021

4.0

Dr. Nichols was helpful and explained my options for my condition, spent adequate time once she contacted me. However, response time was 5 days and I had to call back even then. And then I had to wait about 30 or 40 minutes to be connected to her via video.

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December 29, 2020

5.0

I have two acquaintances that have seen several neurologist without any options. And I feel like dr. Nichols I has different things that different people could try. So I would be glad to recommend her

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December 28, 2020

5.0

She was very friendly and took her time going over my systems and explaining and suggestion on what I can do to improve.

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December 28, 2020

5.0

Dr Nichols is very thorough and listens

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December 27, 2020

5.0

She is kind thorough very caring and understanding. Extremely Sharp you really wants to help. You don't feel like just a number with her. She takes time to explain things that are over my head. This made the visit less stressful as I have a problem focusing. I can't say enough about what a wonderful doctor she is!

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December 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. Nichols is a very good Neurologist!😊

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December 21, 2020

5.0

On time, thorough, knowledgeable, caring. Listens carefully. Very collaborative.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Nichols listens to your concerns and is willing to answer questions. I feel like she is concentrating on me and not thinking about the next patient she has to see.

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Dr. Nichols is very knowledgeable and she listens to you.

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Disclosures

Jennifer L. Nichols, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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