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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
    154 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 20, 2023
    Dr Nicole Appelle always helps with insights into my health and she is as kind and charming as she is knowledgeable. I feel quite lucky to have her as my physician.
    Nov 16, 2023
    Dr. Appelle is amazing. She works tirelessly to listen carefully to everything I have to say to offer a variety of treatment options and solicit my opinion too. I can always rely on her when I'm feeling worried and stressed about medical issues. She always makes me feel better.
    Nov 09, 2023
    I will recommend her to God she's so good
    Oct 31, 2023
    The adult radiology center provide more help
    Oct 19, 2023
    I didn't meet with care provider as they were late and I couldn't wait any longer. I did get blood labs done but explanation of labs was poor
    Oct 14, 2023
    Oct 10, 2023
    Dr. Appelle is great
    Oct 05, 2023
    Dr. Appelle was extremely helpful and attentive. She provided excellent advice regarding several concerns that I had. This was one of my best medical visits ever.
    Sep 21, 2023
    Amazing doctor for both of us
    Sep 10, 2023
    Dr. Appelle took the time to look at my medications. She noticed one was at a rather high dose and discussed how to taper it down. She also made changes as to what time I should take the medication. I appreciate her concern .
    Aug 19, 2023
    Dr. Appelle is a superior clinician. She listens carefully involves me in any discussion about my issues and is very knowledgeable.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Provider was very busy. UCSF needs to allow more time for visits.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr Appelle is very thorough in her exam
    Jul 06, 2023
    Dr. Appelle is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I have complete confidence in her in every way.
    Jun 10, 2023
    I really liked this doctor. It's obvious she's smart but more importantly listened to my concerns and didn't try to pin it all on depression or my weight. I thought she did a great job.
    May 27, 2023
    Apr 15, 2023
    Nicole Appelle is so smart and kind
    Apr 13, 2023
    They really know what they are doing expert confident and kind
    Mar 30, 2023
    I've been a patient w/Dr Appelle for many years and she always helps me to maintain my overall decisions keeping my health manageable
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr Appelle is usually helpful because she makes time to address my complete list of questions every visit. My experience with other PCPs Is restricting discussion to only a few issues and putting off the rest to future visits.
    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.