F. Ray Nickel

F. Ray Nickel

MD, Orthopaedic Surgery


About F. Ray Nickel

Dr. Nickel joined Ventura Orthopedics in 1985 to build a practice in foot and ankle problems, sports medicine and reconstructive surgery, including joint replacement surgery. His board certification was completed in 1987 with re-certification occurring in 1996, 2006 and 2016. Dr. Nickel has been able to assist with the medical care of the runners of the first and several subsequent Los Angeles Marathons and is the team physician of the football and other athletic teams at Ventura College.


  • University of California, San Diego, Undergraduate Degree
  • University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Master's Degree
  • University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Medical Degree

Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Orthopaedic-Diabetic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Southern California / Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Southern California / Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and Orthopaedic Hospital

Hospital Affiliations

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Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross - California
  • Blue Shield - California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care Network)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Medicaid
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

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