ORHC Welcomes Orthopedic Surgeon Nathan Nicholson, MD

Ottumwa native returns home to practice orthopedic and sports medicine


(Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Health Center is pleased to welcome Nathan Nicholson, MD. A native of Ottumwa, Dr. Nicholson is returning to his hometown and joining Dr. Scott and the team at Ottumwa Orthopedics.


After graduating from Ottumwa High School, Dr. Nicholson attended the University of Iowa, earning his Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology. He continued his education at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine completing his medical degree with a Research Distinction. This spring he completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.


“My family and I are excited to be in Ottumwa,” said Dr. Nicholson. “Growing up in Ottumwa taught me the value of family, hard work and being a good neighbor. The lessons I learned from my family and the support I received from my community gave me the tools I needed to become an orthopedic surgeon.”


Dr. Nicholson is experienced in all aspects of orthopedic surgery including joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, rehabilitation and sports medicine. He will begin seeing patients August 1, 2017. To schedule an appointment call 641-684-2684.



About Ottumwa Regional Health Center: For more than 120 years, Ottumwa Regional Health Center has been serving the community of Ottumwa and the citizens of Southeast Iowa. We are a full service regional health center providing a wide range of health services, including emergency medicine, critical care services, medical/surgical, acute rehabilitation, obstetrics, pediatrics and home care, as well as specialty services such as cardiac catheterization, diagnostic and therapeutic radiological services, wound care, pain clinic, sleep lab, pathology, and so much more.