Hometown: Oberlin, Kansas.
First job: Wheat harvester at a grain elevator.
Why I chose family medicine: I love all aspects—from babies to grandmas.
Alternate career choice if I hadn't chose medicine: A chemistry teacher.
Best advice for patients: Take time for yourself. Spend time laughing every day.
Latest accomplishment: I have started in administration as a medical director.
Dr. Nickel is a medical director for Via Christi Clinic.