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Jean L. Nickels, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

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groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Dr. Jean Nickels is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology with an additional appointment as an Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Nickels is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her rehabilitation residency at the University of Rochester. She is a board certified physiatrist. Dr. Nickels provides comprehensive inpatient rehabilitative care to patients with new functional impairments such as stroke, amputation, spinal cord injury or Multiple Sclerosis. She provides consultative services to nursing home clients. Dr. Nickels' approach is based on an interdisciplinary approach to patient and family centered care. She coordinates medical, therapy and social services and equipment needs for individuals with disabilities. She provides evidenced based education to medical students, Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident physicians, therapists and community-based stroke support groups.




    MD | Medical College of Wisconsin

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
    Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME

    07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
    Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME