Margaret B. Nickell, MD

provider-nickellUndergraduate – BA Biology
Kansas University, 1973  “With Highest Distinction”
Medical School – MD
Kansas University School of Medicine, 1977
Residency
St. Luke's Hospital
   Internal Medicine, 1978
   Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1982
Board Certified
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
ARDMS: American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, 1998 - present
ISCD: International Society of Clinical Densitometry (bone densitometrist)  2003 - present
NAMS Certified Practitioner: (North American Menopause Society) 2006 - present

Dr. Nickell joined the practice of Cox, Mixson and Wall in 1982 and remained in that practice until the retirement of Drs. Cox, Mixson and Wall. Ultimately, she and Dr. Lintecum started their own practice in 1995 – Lintecum & Nickell P.C.

mitchell_action-croppedFor over 30 years Dr. Nickell took great joy in delivering babies – more than 4,000! She stopped delivering babies at the end of 2011 and has devoted herself to gynecology. She enjoys seeing women of all ages, from teens through women in their 80's and 90's, for all types of gynecological problems.  She performs a wide variety of in-office gynecological procedures including colposcopy for evaluation, and LEEP for treatment, of abnormal Pap tests, minimally invasive sterilization, and placement of contraceptive devices such as IUD's – Mirena®, Paraguard® and Skyla®, and Nexplanon® contraceptive implant.

Both professionally and personally, Dr. Nickell enjoys medical mission work.  She has been to Haiti twice, including one trip to do tubal ligations for the women of Maison de Naissance (the birthing center founded  by Dr. Elizabeth Wickstrom, specialist in high risk pregnancy, and Dr. Stan Shaffer, specialist in high risk newborns, both of St. Luke's Hospital) in Les Cayes, Haiti. 

Dr. Nickell has three children, a girl, a boy and a girl – a nurse, a lawyer and a pilot. In her spare time, she enjoys entertaining and cooking for friends and family.  She and her husband are both involved with music; he plays violin in the Medical Arts Symphony and is a staunch supporter of that organization. She especially enjoys the Lyric Opera and has recently joined its board. She studies French, Spanish and Italian for a hobby which dovetails with her interest in opera. She is able to speak French at a conversational level, which has been helpful for her patients who prefer to speak French. She and her husband enjoy travel.  They met years ago, at KU, in Russian class and subsequently traveled to Leningrad (Soviet St. Petersburg) to study the Russian language. She also exercises, though she does no more than is necessary to maintain fitness!