Nileena Philip, MD

Nileena Philip, MD

4.7 out of 5 (189 patient ratings)

6340 Barnes Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80922

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Phone: 1-719-522-1133

Our medical group has proudly served the Pikes Peak region for over 70 years!

Nileena Philip, MD, joined the Optum-East team in March of 2020. Dr. Philip earned her medical degree from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center in Kerala, India, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis Missouri and a patient safety fellowship at the University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Philip is passionate about providing the best patient care possible with an emphasis on patient safety and quality and sustainable health outcomes. When Dr. Philip is not seeing patients, she enjoys travel, camping, nature walks, reading, self-help, music, cozy time with family and friends.


2016 – 2017 Patient Safety Fellowship University of FloridaJacksonville, FL
2013 – 2016 Internal Medicine ResidencySSM Healthcare – St. Mary’s Hospital St. Louis, MO
2012 – 2013Internal Medicine ExternshipSSM Healthcare – St. Mary’s Hospital St. Louis, MO
2010 – 2011Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery and Ob-Gyn InternshipAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research CenterKerala, India
2005 – 2011 BA Medicine & Surgery Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research CenterKerala, India


2020 – PresentInternal Medicine Physician Optum Colorado Springs, CO
2019 – 2020Medical Director of Informatics Quality & Process ImprovementSSM HEALTHCARESt. Louis, MO
2017 – 2020Primary Care PhysicianSSM HEALTHCARESt. Louis, MO
2016 – 2017Internal Medicine Physician University of Florida Health Jacksonville, FL

Professional Memberships

  • Physician Medical License- State of Colorado
  • Internal Medicine Board Certified 2018
  • USMLE Step 1 (2012), Step 2 CK and CS (2012), Step 3 (2015


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Dr. Philip's professionalism and patient care attitude is outstanding. She listens to concerns and clearly explains a plan of care in a calming and compassionate manner. I highly recommend her services to others.
Very friendly and kind and competent
She’s hard to get an appt with and is often delayed, or cancels.
Overall, very pleased with her skill as a doctor. She is very pleasant to work with.
She is kind, knowledgeable, and I have not had any issues with her.
Dr Philip is very thorough, tskes her time with me. She is Ddirect and to the point which I like.
Because, she want to make sure if there is no underlying problem about your health, so she makes further test about some questionable results of your blood work. She thorough on what is doing and most importantly she cares for her patients.
Dr. P. IS always attentive to get the root of the issues(s) no matter what is involved, and she really cares if I agree or understand.
Dr. Philip is very good and thorough. I found her to be very candid about your/my treatment and not afraid to touch you. Anything you ask her, she is willing to answer. I have Kaiser insurance. I stayed with Optum because of Dr. Philip.
Dr. Philip is very thorough during exams and concerned about outcomes. I've recommended her to my daughters and they both feel the same way.
For all the reasons below. Dr. Philip is a very knowledgeable, caring physician, good listener, helpful, professional, courteous and friendly and dedicated.
I like Dr. Philip. She is thorough and listens to my problems. I know she will give me a referral if I need and want one, but she does not push me to see a lot of specialists or take a lot of tests I don't need or want.
Kees up on my medical condition.
Knowledgeable and thorough!
She is a great doctor, very thorough.
Friendly and approachable. Easy to talk to.
Thorough, knowledgeable, personable, conscientious, decisive, effective communicator.
I really like Dr. Philip. She listens to me, asks questions. Seems to really care for me.
The way she treated me. If you didn't go to pain doctor, she refused to give me my medications and she talk away from me.
I believe her to be knowledgeable, caring, desiring to provide solutions for health issues. She listens.
She is always very careful to hear me out and make sure she understands everything I need, to include any referrals.
For me she has been a good person and a very good Doctor 👩‍⚕️ so I’m glad she has been Doctor.
She is caring and takes her time with you. She is knowledgeable and very easy to talk to.
She's a good md
Professional, knowledgeable, good listener, seems empathetic
I trust her decisions regarding my well-being. She is easy-going, knowledgeable, friendly and sympathetic when needed.
I liked her.
Doesn’t seem thorough with patient.
Nice person
Very knowlegible
See earlier answer.
I have only seen her once and it's not fair to evaluate recommendations yet
Nileena attentive and thorough and pleasant.
I really like her. She listens to my concerns and responds the best way she can. She is very thorough. She is also thoughtful and kind. I have a lot of health issues and she always tries to help me the best way she can.
Very thorough
I love Doctor Phillip! She kind, professional and really make me feel that she is looking out for my best interest! I feel safe, comfortable and well cared for! She’s an amazing doctor and special person! I feel I can discuss everything and anything with her and she listens! She cares about her patients! I feel that I am taken care of properly!
She is an efficient and compassionate practitioner.
Very knowledgeable and cares about my health.
I’m a new patient for her, only had two appointments!
An adequate provider but my past doctors have given more attention and advise to MY needs.
She is knowledgeable. Does not make you feel rushed and addresses any issues, concern you have. Very informative.
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