Nileena Philip, MD

Nileena Philip, MD

4.7 out of 5 (228 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 is an amazing doctor and her patient care attitude is very impressive. I feel that I can discuss everything and anything with her and she listens. I feel that all my concerns and medical issues are being addressed.
I love Dr. Philip so much. She truly is. Concerned about me and my health. She answered all my questions and concerns. She treats me like a person and gives me all her time. She’s a beautiful person and a wonderful doctor! I’m so glad I finally found her.
Very patient takes her time to explain
Her caring attitude, willingness to explain details in a language we can understand, ability to help
Dr Philip is professional and approachable. She is knowledgeable and also explains things at my level. I feel comfortable speaking to her and trust her judgement. Plus, I just really like her!
She was capable, thorough, friendly, and helpful. I had a time constraint for surgery, couldn't see Dr. Harper, so saw her just once. I liked her.
even that Dr. Nileena is not my PMC she was very caring and well informed about my health. She took care of me immediately and told me what I needed to do.
Dr. Nileena is very informative and helps according to your specific needs. She takes all your personal care based on what is going on with your medical history.
She's just great.
Dr Philip is a very caring , professional and listens to me, answers all the questions I have and she is a great doctor
Very methodical
She is an exceptional listener and very knowledgeable
She is a good MD. Very helpful with my symptoms.
Friendly and personable! She took her time to hear my concerns and I left feeling much better
She is professional and takes a personal interest in your care and life out on my own.
Shes an AMAZING doctor she has compassion and she cares about not only the patient her family as well thank you
She is all-around friendly and well-informed!
She is very knowledgeable and friendly. She is always willing to listen and answer questions. She is an excellent doctor.
Listens and doesn’t rush me
She is very thourough,knowledgeable and friendly
Friendly and caring
She listens and has good feedback and options
Dr.Philip was really great, she listened and answered my questions, she was very professional the whole time.
She remembers who I am from visit to visit, and coordinates with at least some of the specialists I see (though the incompatible patient portals and other electronic barriers makes this very difficult). She is very timely with providing referrals and following up afterwards. I feel that she tryly cares about my health and is a competent doctor.
Nileena is kind and I appreciate that but again nothing feels consistent. I’m tired of coming in and being questioned over and over every time about how illness has physically disabled me. I don’t need to prove how sick I am to anyone. Looking at my extensive history should be enough to recognize there is significant need for care and to believe the patient. I don’t enjoy needing mobility aids to get around but being questioned about them every time is humiliating and traumatizing. By age [omitted] I’d already almost died several times so the medical trauma I carry is immeasurable. Nileena is competent and intelligent and I appreciate her kindness. I don’t necessarily think what I experience is her fault but rather the fault of How appts are scheduled and managed. God forbid the call center put the wrong code on an appt leaving the patient to have to reschedule because “this wasn’t what the scheduler put on the appt for you”. It’s tedious and ridiculous.
She is good listener but needs to work multiple patients problems but is restrained by time spent restraints
She has always treated me with respect - answering my concerns, etc.
She is very knowedgeable
She is good except difficult to get an appointment when needed. Had to wait two weeks before I could see her about an issue I had.
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.
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