Lorraine A. Nichols, DO

Family Practice

Areas of Interest:

Women's Health & Pediatric Care.

4.7 / 5 (Based on 215 Reviews)

Lorraine Nichols, DO received her bachelor’s degree from Northeast Missouri State University, now known as Truman State University, in Kirksville, MO and earned her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City.

Dr. Nichols’ philosophy of care is really treating her patients as a whole. She wants to listen to her patients to hear what is wrong and together find the best solution for their care. Dr. Nichols wants her patients to feel empowered in her health.

She is a board certified in family medicine and is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. In her free time, Dr. Nichols enjoys traveling with her husband and kids, along with camping, hiking, skiing, reading and doing yoga.

Philosophy Of Care

“I enjoy being in family medicine because I get to help my patients keep their bodies healthy and also be involved in their lives. The relationship I grow with my patients is very important to me in providing the best care I can.”

Medical Areas of Expertise


Education and Training

DO Degree 2001 University Health Sciences, DO Degree
Residency 2004 Truman Medical Center

Board Certified

Family Medicine

  • Free State Family Medicine
    1220 Biltmore Drive
    Lawrence, KS 66049
    Phone: Main 785-505-2626

Provider Review Comments

August 24, 2022
Always great!
August 24, 2022
I have always found Dr Nichols indifferent and unconcerned with my needs as a patient. She has a very cold bedside manner. When I go into the office I feel like I'm just a number and that she doesn't really care if I'm a patient of hers or not. When I told Dr Nichols that this was going to be my last visit it didn't even phase her. She never asked what she could do better to keep me as a patient. Her final words to me were good luck. I felt as though her comment was more tongue and cheek than any sort of personable feeling towards a well wish. I have seen Dr Nichols for several years now and have never felt comfortable with her approach to me as a patient. This is why I'm leaving her practice.
August 21, 2022
She is kind and always has my best interest in mind.
August 20, 2022
August 19, 2022
August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022
I thought Dr.Nichols listened to me and answered my questions and seemed genuinely concerned about what I had to say. She also seemed very knowledgeable and thorough during my exam.
August 17, 2022
She listens carefully to what I have to say and explains things in a way I can understand
August 16, 2022
Dr Nichols listened carefully to me and provided thoughtful care.
August 06, 2022
I am humbled by how fortunate we are to have Dr. Nichols care for our family over the last 16 years. She is exceptionally empathetic and truly listens to me as a patient. She seeks to find a path of care that I'm comfortable with and always gives me options when they exist. She Is a gifted physician, and my appointment this week reminded me of how lucky I am.
August 05, 2022
The reason for my visit was addressed. Additionally, I received medical treatment for another issue and received some helpful insight from a blood test.
August 04, 2022
This was my yearly checkup. The doctor was courteous, friendly, and tried to answer any questions.
August 01, 2022
July 29, 2022
She answered questions concerning new medication and some skin lesions around ear. Heading to dermatology. Good visit.
July 15, 2022
Dr Nichols, her nurse Erica and the staff are fantastic-I feel like they truly care about my family's health and well-being.
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