DISC Sports & Spine Center (“DISC”) announced that renowned orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Frederic Nicola, has earned a coveted spot in the 2017 Southern California Super Doctors® Hall of Fame. Drawing from a storied career of more than 20 years treating some of the nation’s top athletes, Dr. Nicola has an unsurpassed expertise in disorders of the knee joint and advanced techniques for cartilage preservation. Beyond his work using the latest minimally-invasive, FDA-approved techniques to treat a full range of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle disorders, Dr. Nicola has served as Oakland Raiders team physician since 1983, performing game day, training camp and NFL Combine duties.
Because Dr. Nicola has been listed in the Southern California Super Doctors issue of Los Angeles magazine for 10 consecutive years, it is this significant achievement that has earned him the Hall of Fame accolade.
“We are undoubtedly proud of Dr. Nicola for landing a spot in the Southern California Super Doctors Hall of Fame, but he has definitely earned it through his tremendous work in returning numerous DISC patients to their active lifestyles,” said DISC founder, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. “We are also happy to congratulate all 14 DISC physicians who have been named to the 2017 Southern California Super Doctors list.”
With the number of doctors receiving this honor limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians, DISC’s strong showing year-to-year exemplifies the center’s ongoing commitment to excellence in patient care.
For 2017, DISC’s physicians on the Southern California Super Doctors list include neurological spine surgeons Robert S. Bray, Jr., Christopher Duma, Richard B. Kim and Amir Vokshoor; orthopedic spine surgeons Sanjay K. Khurana, Hooman M. Melamed, Hamid Mir and John J. Regan; orthopedic surgeons Gary Brazina, Frederic Nicola and Andrew Yun; pain management experts Glenn M. Lipton and Michael Port; and physical medicine & rehabilitation expert Katrina M. Vlachos.
Since 2005, MSP Communications has published Super Doctors lists across the country in newspapers, inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Doctors. Honorees are also found online at www.superdoctors.com, where selected doctors can be searched by name, medical specialty and location.
Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked to consider the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?”
Beyond attracting and maintaining a staff of highly rated physicians, DISC continues to transform patient care in the outpatient setting through its preferred partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), a national leader in the development and implementation of strategies that improve the quality and efficiency of surgery services.
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discmdgroup DISC Sports and Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Our individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient, and a zero MRSA infection rate. Read more articles by discmdgroup.