“I want to be an advocate for patient health and an educator”
Dr. Kruppa offers a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services, including preventive care.
As a gynecologic surgeon, she combines evidence-based clinical medicine with the latest surgical approaches to treat health problems with immediate results. She has extensive training and experience in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery.
Language(s) - English
Dr. Nicole Kruppa (pronounced crew-PUH) realized medicine was her calling while an Oregon State University undergraduate. She heard how a student to whom she taught CPR and lifeguarding pulled his sister from the water and saved her life. “It would be a pivotal moment for me, as that story made me realize I wanted to become a doctor.”
She became an obstetrician-gynecologist because she enjoys the blend of medicine and surgery. “I instantly felt a connection with female patients and passionate about the care specific to obstetrics-gynecology. I love helping women through their obstetrical experience, which culminates in one of the most exciting days of life – childbirth.”
Patient autonomy is important to Dr. Kruppa, and she strives hard to not just treat obstetric and gynecologic patients, but to also educate them about their conditions so they make the best decisions about their care.
“The patient and I are a team in which we both contribute to the quality of care they expect to receive. My patients can expect me to be courteous, respectful and empathetic. They can also expect me to be thorough, forthcoming and dedicated to their care. These are things I would expect of my doctor and these are traits I strive to bring to my job every day.”
She and her family enjoy cooking, traveling, scuba diving and skiing, running and outdoor activities.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, San Diego, 2015
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, San Diego, 2012
Doctor of Medicine, University of Nevada, School of Medicine - 2011; Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science, Oregon State University, 2005
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Family Health Center of San Diego, 2015-2016; Clinical OB/GYN provider, Clinica Esperanza, Roatan, Honduras, 2013; Clinic Manager, Bridges to Community, Managua, Nicaragua, 2008
Board eligible - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abstracts and published articles
NM Tierney, CC Saenz, MT McHale, SC Plaxe. Industry Payments to Obstetrician–Gynecologists: An Analysis of 2014 Open Payments Data. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016; 127(2):376-384
NM Tierney, K Ward, M O’Boyle, CC Sanez. Comet tail artifact on pelvic ultrasound associated with borderline serous tumor of the ovary. Open J Clin Med Case Rep. 2015 (1)10: 1059.
NM Kruppa, L Bean, CC Saenz, MT McHale, SC Plaxe. Incidence data quality and human development may challenge cervical cancer prevention and control programs worldwide. Poster abstract at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 19-22, 2016, San Diego, California.
W. Hendrickson-Cahill, NM Kruppa, CC Saenz, MT McHale and SC Plaxe. A population based study of malignant neuroendocrine tumors (MNET) of the female genital tract (FGT). Poster abstract at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 19-22, 2016, San Diego, California.
NM Tierney, CC Saenz, MT McHale, SC Plaxe. An early look at industry payments to gynecologic oncologists posted on the CMS Open Payments website. Poster abstract at the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, June 11-13, 2015, Santa Rosa, California.
NM Tierney, DY Lacoursiere, S Hebert, T Kelly, E Lukacz. Incidence of wound complications after cesarean delivery: is suture closure really better? Abstract presented at ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, May 4-6, 2015; San Francisco, California.
NM Kruppa. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Cross Cultural Conference for San Diego Family Medicine Residencies, May 25, 2016. San Diego, California.
NM Kruppa, L Bean, CC Saenz, MT McHale, SC Plaxe. Incidence data quality and human development may challenge cervical cancer prevention and control programs worldwide. Oral Presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 19-22, 2016, San Diego, California.
NM Tierney, CC Saenz, MT McHale, SC Plaxe. An early look at industry payments to gynecologic oncologists posted on the CMS Open Payments website. Oral presentation Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting, June 11-13, 2015, Santa Rosa, California.
NM Tierney, DY Lacoursiere, S Hebert, T Kelly, E Lukacz. Incidence of wound complications after cesarean delivery: is suture closure really better? Oral presentation, ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, May 4-6, 2015; San Francisco, California.
NM Tierney. Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery. UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine Chief Resident Grand Rounds; October 22, 2014.
NM Tierney, DY Lacoursiere, S Hebert, T Kelly, E Lukacz. Incidence of wound complication rates after cesarean delivery at UCSD Medical Center: a comparison between suture and staples for skin closure. UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine Resident Research Day June 4, 2014.
Oregon State University, Infectious Disease Internship, Mumbai, India, 2005.
Press Ganey Patient Ratings
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on the nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
About the Press Ganey Survey Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
Press Ganey Survey Comments From Patients
I absolutely loved Dr. Kruppa! After having a scary/bad experience at a different clinic, Dr. Kruppa and her nurses were so friendly and made me feel very comfortable, I actually left there feeling confident that I was finally with the right doctor for me! Already recommended her to my family.
Dr. Kruppa was very helpful, and we are very pleased with our decision in choosing her as our OB/GYN. She was very easy to talk to and made us comfortable. We were very happy with our visit.
Dr. Kruppa and team are always timely, kind and communicate well!
Dr. Kruppa is great! I am/have been somewhat of a younger patient while she’s been at the clinic, but she’s always made me feel very comfortable and answers all of my questions w/out me feeling like a problem.
Dr. Kruppa is by far the best doctor I have ever had. She is thorough, kind, compassionate, listens and gives advice while still allowing me to make the ultimate decision. I have recommended her to numerous friends. I always look forward to my appointments with her and her staff and feel absolutely blessed to be under her care.
This was my first visit with *Nicole. She was excellent & attentive to my concerns! I appreciated her explanations & taking adequate time with me.
It was my first time to meet *Dr. Kruppa as my OB/GYN provider, I felt confident with her & she seems approachable.
Dr. Kruppa is a wonderful doctor. She always takes your concerns and addresses all of them. She doesn’t treat you like things are just in your head.
Dr. Kruppa is very personal and caring for her patients. She is a great doctor with great advice and calms my worries.
Dr. Kruppa takes my concerns seriously and treats me with respect. She also summarizes state-of-the-art research bearing on my questions when describing courses of treatment/action.
Overall great experience. She was personable, she knew the background and showed excitement with my husband and I. It was a wonderful experience for both of us!
The Corvallis Clinic is wonderful. I’ve been going there for over 5 years and always receive great care
Dr. Kruppa was great! Very friendly and answered all questions.
Dr. Kruppa was incredible. Understanding. Respectful. Intelligent. Supportive. Highest of praise.
Dr. Kruppa was very kind, compassionate, understanding, and educational. She made my first OB/GYN experience. Smooth and pleasant, even though I was nervous going in.
*Dr. Kruppa was very nice and professional. I think she’s great.
I will be switching my women’s health care to Dr. Kruppa. I have gone to the same primary physician for 25 years and have been happy but have never felt as confident, comfortable, and cared for as much as I have with Dr. Kruppa. She is the best and has taken her time to make me feel at ease especially with an upcoming procedure that I am getting ready to have. I will refer her to anyone looking for a professional and competent physician to take care of their medical needs.
She is the best OBGYN I have had. Very involved and answers any concern or question I had. I like to have a doctor that I connect with and is personable and doesn’t treat you like any patient. She remembered personal information and is actually enjoyable to have an appointment with.
I was impressed with how much Nicole remembered me and my medical history. She seemed very caring, she listened to my issues and had some great advice and recomendations. Overall it was a really great experience.
I have really enjoyed my experience at the Corvallis Clinic. Everyone is very professional and upbeat. I’m happy to have services done there. I like Dr. Kruppa a lot, she was recommended to me by a friend and I will continue to refer her out as well.
Dr. Kruppa is wonderful! She is very helpful and goes above and beyond to make sure you get good care. I really appreciate her responsiveness and dedication.
Very thorough, informative & helpful.
In addition to being a completely through provider, I was impressed by the level of detail of Dr. Krupa’s questions, which seamlessly blended medicine with a personal touch, and resulted in a very pleasant patient experience.
Dr. Kruppa was very helpful & quite supportive to me during my visit.
She is a very thoughtful person and she cares about patient’s feelings and life background.She makes good plans for follow-up visits.
Dr. Kruppa has been nothing but fantastic. She’s respectful, thoughtful, listens to my concerns, and strives to accomplish the goals we’ve outlined.
I very much enjoyed my interaction with all staff at my appointment and I very much look forward to working with Dr. Kruppa on my health goals. I truly feel that she heard my concerns, my goals and wants to help me succeed.
Dr. Kruppa is wonderful. I’m thankful to have her as my doctor
Dr. Kruppa was the perfect replacement for my long time OB/GYN. Great personality and knowledgable
Dr Kruppa and her medical assistant are top notch!
Dr. Kruppa explained herself well throughout the exam.
I enjoy seeing Dr Kruppa because she is relatable and very personable. She listens to your wants and tries to meet every need.
Nicole Kruppa has been very helpful & sweet with all my questions. She really makes me feel like I’m a patient & not just another number to get in & out. I appreciate her!
This was my first time meeting Dr. Kruppa – I was trying to determine if I wanted her to be my OB/GYN as I attempt to get pregnant! She was friendly and easy to talk to, and was very knowledgeable. I am happy to say I have decided I want her as my doctor!
Nicole was very friendly and professional. She provided me a lot of great information and I am looking forward to our next appointment.
Nicole Krupa is the best!!
Dr. Kruppa was very nice, friendly, professional and respectful.
Dr. Kruppa is wonderful.
Dr. Kruppa really showed she cared about me and my health. She took the time to listen to my concerns and ease them which is something my previous doctor did not do.
She made me feel very comfortable. I never felt rushed, and I felt she really listened to me. I have already recommended her to others.
Dr. Kruppa followed up with a personal phone call on concerns and further testing I needed.
I just love Dr. Kruppa. I am comfortable around her which is very helpful because she sees parts of me I can’t even see! She explains what’s going on very well, and speaks clearly. She talks about life which is rad because it makes the visit not so awkward.
Dr. Kruppa is amazing. I recommend her to my friends.
I love her! She has my trust.
I would highly recommend this provider to friends and family.
Dr. Kruppa was absolutely amazing. She spent so much time making me feel comfortable, assured, safe, and heard. I truly appreciate all that she has done for me. She was an incredible person, wonderful physician, and made me feel listened to. After seeing another provider at a different practice that left me feeling very scared and uncomfortable, Dr. Kruppa took her time to explain things, go slowly, and make sure that I was in control of the situation. She was phenomenal and I have already recommended her to a few people. I love how compassionate she is. She was also very thorough.
Dr. Kruppa was very cautious with my safety.