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Nicole A. Appelle



Dr. Nicole Appelle is a specialist in internal medicine who provides primary care.

Appelle earned her medical degree and a master's degree in public health at George Washington University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF.

Appelle is active in teaching medical students and interns in UCSF’s primary care clinics.

  • Education

    George Washington University School of Medicine, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages


Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    158 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 05, 2023
    I am a senior citizen that has had at least 30 primary care doctors including 6 at UCSF. Almost all my care at UCSF has been outstanding but in my experience Dr. Appelle is clearly the best of the best!
    Dec 22, 2022
    She always listens and takes part on how to go forward w/my ongoing chronic illness
    Dec 18, 2022
    Dr. Appelle is a wonderful provider. Always helpful and responds immediately to our concerns.
    Oct 06, 2022
    I only have laudatory comments re Dr. Appelle who has been my GP for several (>8) years.
    Oct 01, 2022
    Dr Appelle is the ideal PCP.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Fulsome conversation re treatment options really appreciated!
    Sep 21, 2022
    All the doctors are very good at UCSF. It's is just so difficult to establish a relationship with one doctor especially for older patients. It is a big negative with the UCSF system.
    Sep 11, 2022
    Dr. Appelle is thoroughly professional and also easy to talk to. A great doctor.
    Sep 10, 2022
    Sep 03, 2022
    Great doctor
    Aug 26, 2022
    Very good experience!
    Jul 09, 2022
    Dr Appelle listens carefully addresses the issues raised. She is an excellent clinician. I trust her completely. She is a wonderful doctor
    Jun 16, 2022
    No follow up was mentioned.
    May 26, 2022
    My primary care doc is very expert and thorough. She explains things well and listens carefully to my questions concerns and information.
    Apr 25, 2022
    I understand that health care in the USA is now driven by money and how many patients a physician can see in a day. Dr. Appelle was appropriate and professional. I've learned to not expect too much from our health care system. I am lucky to have a good PCP.
    Mar 06, 2022
    I sometimes had trouble hearing Dr. Appelle because we were both wearing masks and I wear hearing aids. Also the AVS was a bit confusing.
    Mar 05, 2022
    I've received excellent care from Dr. Appelle for all the years she has been my pcp. I've heartily recommended her to my friends and relatives.
    Jan 27, 2022
    Dec 16, 2021
    Dr. Appelle is WONDERFUL. She's knowledgeablelistens carefully very good clinician very compassionate. A FANTASTIC doctor.
    Nov 24, 2021
    I have been very impressed with the follow-up from Dr. Nicole Appelle.
    Nov 05, 2021
    Received prescriptions for various types of meds but was unclear if I should start taking ALL of them as prescribed. Found out later that I was only supposed to take one of the meds which isn't helping much. I'm still experiencing symptoms that put me in the ER in the first place. I did receive a referral to see a specialist tomorrow.
    Oct 23, 2021
    Dr Appelle REALLY listened to me and I could tell by her body language that she was really engaged and empathetic. She asked really targeted questions that showed me she is super experienced caring and smart. I can't believe she spent that much time with me. I felt renewed after the visit much more than I thought I would like when I used to see a private practice MD.
    May 29, 2021
    Dr. Nicole Appelle is a great doctor!
    May 27, 2021
    Apr 15, 2021
    I felt the appointment was very rushed because the doctor was running late.
    Apr 15, 2021
    This appointment was to establish care with Dr. Appelle. Our first appointment - very impressed with her.
    Apr 01, 2021
    Dr Appelle always show concerns about my health care and helps me to understands how to manage w/prescribing lots of medicine to maintain my life