Dr. Dennis Nichols is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Tacoma, WA. He is trained to perform a range of highly intricate surgeries on the organs and structures of the chest.


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  • Reachable
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Dr Nichols is the most caring, compassionate doctor we have ever had the pleasure to have. My husband had an LVAD in 2012, although he did not survive, Dr Nichols and his staff was amazing, my son and I miss them, they became part of our family.

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Jackson Hall Medical Center  


(253) 403-1340


314 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 202, Tacoma, WA 98405

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Cardiothoracic Surgery
Practice Specialty Cardiothoracic Surgery
Languages Spoken English

Multicare Health System  


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1901 S Union Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405-1702

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Cardiac Surgery
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Nichols
Dr. Nichols



Dr. Dennis Nichols graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences in 1991.

Dr. Nichols has two offices in Washington where he specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Nichols works with two hundred and fifty-two doctors including Dr. Antony Kim and Dr. Jaime Pugeda.


Education & Training  

Medical School

  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    MD • 1991

Hospital Affiliations

  • Multicare Health System

Languages Spoken  

  • English

Dr. Nichols's Medicare Fee‑for‑Service Data (2014)  

Please Note: The information displayed below is sourced from the 2014 Medicare Physician and Other Supplier National Provider Identifier (NPI) Aggregate Report. It's important to remember that the statistics below are not inclusive of all patients treated by Dr. Nichols, but only those who participate in Medicare.

  • Participates in Medicare?: Yes 
  • Number of HCPCS Codes: 49 
  • Number of Services: 340 
  • Medical Suppress Indicator:  
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Medical Services: 49 
  • Number of Medical Services: 340 
  • Number of Medicare Patients with Medical Services: 123 
  Medicare Patient Demographics
  • Total Number of Medicare Patients: 123 
  • Average Age of Medicare Patients: 74 
  • Number of Patients Under Age 65: 0 
  • Number of Patients Age 65 to 74: 58 
  • Number of Patients Age 75 to 84: 41 
  • Number of Patients Over Age 84: 0 
  • Number of Female Patients : 40 
  • Number of Male Patients: 83 
  • Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients: 0 
  • Number of Black or African American Patients: 0 
  • Number of Asian Pacific Islander Patients: 0 
  • Number of Hispanic Patients: 0 
  • Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Race Not Elsewhere Classified: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare Only Entitlement: 109 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare & Medicaid Entitlement: 14 
  Medicare Patient Condition Demographics
  • Percent of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: 34% 
  • Percent of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia: 9% 
  • Percent of Patients with Asthma: 15% 
  • Percent of Patients with Cancer: 20% 
  • Percent of Patients with Heart Failure: 66% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: 50% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 33% 
  • Percent of Patients with Depression: 24% 
  • Percent of Patients with Diabetes: 46% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hyperlipidemia: 75% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): 75% 
  • Percent of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease: 75% 
  • Percent of Patients with Osteoporosis: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Osteoarthritis: 32% 
  • Percent of Patients with Schizophrenia / Other Psychotic Disorders: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Stroke: 12% 
  Medicare Payments Data
  • Total Submitted Charge Amount: $413,378.00 
  • Total Medicare Allowed Amount: $132,502.00 
  • Total Medicare Payment Amount: $100,517.26 
  • Total Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $108,977.76 
  • Total Medical Submitted Charge Amount: $413,378.00 
  • Total Medical Medicare Allowed Amount: $132,502.00 
  • Total Medical Medicare Payment Amount: $100,517.26 
  • Total Medical Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $108,977.76 
  Medicare Prescription Drug Data
  • Drug Suppress Indicator: n/a 
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Medicare Beneficiaries With Drug Services: 0 
  • Total Drug Submitted Charge Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Allowed Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Payment Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $0.00