Lindsey E. Nicol M.D.

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (206 Ratings, 48 Comments)


  • Pediatrics

Special focus on

  • Endocrinology (Pediatric)


  • B.S., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 1997
  • M.D., University of Washington, Seattle Washington 2004
  • Residency:

    • Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 2010
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Pediatrics, 2007
    • American Board of Pediatric Endocrinology, 2010


Dr. Nicol sees a wide variety of patients with hormone deficiencies and bone problems related to calcium and vitamin D issues. She has clinics in multiple locations including the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, where she treats children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, where she providers care for transgender patients, evaluates and manages disorders of growth and puberty, abnormalities of the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands, and problems related to bone metabolism, and at Shriners Hospital for Children where she provides consultation to patients with osteogenesis imperfecta regarding optimizing bone health and strength.

Her special interests are in issues related to bone diseases. Dr. Nicol is in a national partnership with other providers researching the challenges children face with osteogenesis imperfecta.

In her spare time, Dr. Nicol works in her garden, runs, fixes up old houses and loves spending time with her husband and son. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, she loves making Portland her home and enjoys meeting patients and families from all over Oregon and southwest Washington.

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Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (206 Ratings, 48 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • May 18, 2019

    Hi, I really like her, she's really good. Yes. Thank you.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    I just want to say that I am so thankful for Dr. Nicol and my son [Name] really likes her and feels really comfortable telling her how he feels about thanks V's or how he feels, you know, about diabetes or things like that. So we are very happy and I'm also so super thankful that we're able to see her down here in [Name] via teleconference or when she comes down. So that's just such an amazing options for us. So thank you and that's it. Thank you so much.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    I like the way the doctor directs the questions to the patient and not the parent or guardian and really talks to him about his issues. I appreciate that.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    The doctor's awesome, her nurses were awesome. She's always been extremely knowledgeable, she tells us everything we need to know, we don't leave with any questions, we always show up with some. She's awesome. So are her nurses.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    The doctor was very kind and professional and demonstrated her experience and knowledge in managing diabetes in children. I definitely want her to take care of my son.

  • Mar 30, 2019

    She is knowledgeable, friendly and helpfull

  • Mar 29, 2019


  • Mar 23, 2019

    Everyone was great

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Dr. Nicol and her Resident Physician, Dr. Katie are wonderful. They were thorough in reviewing my daughter’s chart and answering any questions or concerns I had. They are both so patient and understanding when my little one wasn’t quite cooperative. Dr. Katie went above and beyond to get us scheduled in last minute for an Audiology appointment, saving us another trip - we come from 1.5 hours away.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Lindsey is very confident and she is very good with children and love the way she interact with adolescence.

  • Feb 16, 2019

    Everyone is very nice and helpful, they explain things well.

  • Feb 11, 2019

    Very thorough.. great nurse.. both very comforting to my child

  • Feb 11, 2019

    She is a kind and caring doctor

  • Feb 03, 2019

    She listens to us, and gives thorough answers.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Our visit to dornbechers was great. All of the staff were very prompt and friendly. They made my daughter feel comfortable and at ease being at the doctors, as well as myself. I know my child is in good care. I'm extremely appreciative of the care they took to make sure the visit was a positive one.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    She was very kind, extremely knowledgeable, and I would highly recommend her.

  • Jan 07, 2019

    We enjoyed meeting Dr. Nicol last week. We listened to our concerns and answered the questions we had.

  • Jan 02, 2019

    My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Nicol for approximately 5 years. She is wonderful. She works with my daughter to manage her diabetes taking into account her schedule and needs.

  • Dec 31, 2018

    Dr Nicol listens very well to all my questions and concerns. She is a great provider!

  • Dec 30, 2018

    I have nothing but positive things to say she really cared about my child and paid attention to my other child that was in the room as well gave me very informative the answers and show that she was incredibly caring.

  • Dec 10, 2018

    It was excellent. We enjoyed being there.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    Dr Nicole is very friendly. Interacts with my daughter well. She answers our questions and is approachable.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    She's awesome!!!

  • Nov 29, 2018

    She's great! Personable, ask how parents are not just child.

  • Nov 21, 2018

    Dr. Nickel is wonderful. She's very insightful and she instills a lot of confidence, and is greatly appreciated. She's an excellent physician and we appreciate it very much.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Always on time with my scheduled appointment. Helpful and friendly staff. Dr. Nicol is very nice, clear with instructions, friendly, pleasant, and knowledgeable. Dr. Nicol always listens to my concerns and provides helpful information. I feel confident in her abilities as my doctor.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    She is very nice and patient and answers all my questions completely and in a very understandable manner.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    Amazing combination of scientific knowledge and an ability to provide emotional comfort. She helped put us (the parents) and our child at ease, even when we came in a little bit nervous.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Great team - warm and friendly, easy to work with, always prompt when we have questions or concerns.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Everyone we met was very kind, patient, and personable. THey took the time to listen and learn about us and what our needs are. It was easy to feel comfortable with the entire team.

  • Nov 09, 2018

    Best provider ever! Lindsey always helped us more than she knows. Each visit helped both [Name] and myself be more excited to work on better overall management of his diabetes.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    My experience with Dr. Lindsey Nicol was very smooth. She's very kind, sweet and very patient with my daughter. I would recommend anybody to her.

  • Oct 29, 2018

    very compassionate. took time to educate myself and my child

  • Oct 29, 2018

    Dr. Nicol was prompt, attentive, and has a great bedside manner.

  • Sep 30, 2018

    They were beyond helpful and caring. They were willing to answer any questions, thoughts, or concerns. It was amazing

  • Sep 08, 2018

    Posive, caring attitudeQuick without rushing

  • Sep 07, 2018

    Did a great job listening to our concerns and educating us on the issues. Strongly recommend that to anybody and thought they did a great job.

  • Aug 24, 2018

    Both Dr. Nicol and her resident Dr. Carrie Coe were excellent, thorough, informative, and friendly.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Dr. Nichols seemed knowledgeable and caring towards [Name][Name]feelings and his future. And I think she called all the right things for us to look at and also to encourage us to seek counseling, which we already had a providers name? and we will do that. And... so we just generally all liked her. So... that, that means a lot to us. Thank you.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    She is very informative and explains everything. She hears you and understands concernes.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    We really enjoy Lindsey and would recommend her to anyone.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    As always, Dr. Nichol was very friendly, professional, she explained everything to us and asked if we had any questions. She was very timely in getting back to us today, the day after our appointment we got lab results via MyChart. She's an excellent doctor and I'm very glad that my son is in her care and would recommend her to everyone who needs endocrinology help. Thank you.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    The doctor was friendly, open and made us feel that she was there to be a part of our team in our child's care.

  • Aug 09, 2018

    The appointment was excellent.

  • Aug 06, 2018

    We are very happy with Dr. Nichols our daughter had recently diagnosed with type 1 we went through another dr. it was good however we feel after we had been offered to change a dr. who was able to travel more and be more open to our needs because we do live 4 hours south of (INAUDIBLE) we are just very excited and happy that we've met somebody that can help us understand what we need to do and guide us through this journey.

  • Jul 22, 2018

    Dr. Nicol is great at listening to patients and fixing any issues promptly as they come up. She answers all of my questions in a concise and understandable way. I would recommend her to anyone looking to start HRT!

  • Jul 19, 2018

    Dr. Nicol is awesome. She spends quality time with my son and listens to him to make sure everything is progressing.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    I love the nurse and the person who took my blood, everyone was so nice it was my best visit there so far

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