About Dr. Nichols

Dr. Nichols and his wife, Mariann moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the Metroplex in 1985 setting up his first office on Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. A couple of years later he outgrew his office and moved by Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine and opened another office in Keller, Texas to better serve his existing Keller patients. Dr. Nichols and his wife worked round-the-clock to accommodate his growing practice, making sure every patient was cared for even if it meant coming in after hours to set a fracture or tend to an infected toenail. They both immersed themselves into the community to meet the people and contribute to its growth.


Dr. Nichols and Mariann now reside in Grapevine, Texas. They have two successful grown children and four grandchildren. They are very active in the Northeast Tarrant County communities by assisting with various needed fundraisers over the past 23 years.

In December of 2000, Mariann was diagnosed with breast cancer, which created a personal epiphany that began a strong campaign for awareness and participation to find the cure. The Nichols became spokespersons, publicly speaking about the disease and how it has impacted their lives. Mariann soon originated the cancer support group at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine. They have held charity functions in their home and in October, 2001, they hosted and paid for a dinner and public auction for Baylor Cancer Research collecting over $18,000 in contributions. Today, Mariann is cancer-free, but her heart still promotes her forward to find a cure, along with Dr. Nichols.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Podiatric Primary Medicine
  • What is Board Certification?
  • A podiatric surgeon certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics & Medicine has successfully completed an extensive credentialing and examination process and has demonstrated knowledge of podiatric surgery, including the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities, and trauma of the foot and ankle and related structures. “A written examination must be taken every 10 years to assess their current level of knowledge.” Dr. Nichols is currently recertified in his Boards.

Professional And Community Affiliations

    • Texas Podiatric Medical Association
    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
    • Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

      • Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
      • Metroplex Surgery Center at Bedford
      • Forest Park Hospital/Southlake
      • THR Alliance/Keller

RichardA-top100Dr. Richard Nichols has not only the credentials; Certified in both the American Board of Podiatric Foot Surgery and American Board of Podiatric Medicine. plus over 30years experience in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex helping people with their foot and ankle concerns. Dr. Nichols is the premiere bunion specialist in Tarrant County and has been consistently voted Best Doctor by his peers in Ft. Worth Magazine. He uses procedures that allow for a full recovery and early return to regular activities in conjunction with a Physical Therapy program.

He practices the Golden Rule: Treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. DO NO HARM!