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The Swedish Covenant Hospital medical staff is composed of our employed physician group (Swedish Covenant Medical Group), as well as private practice physicians, all dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care. You can choose from more than 600 primary care physicians and specialists to find the provider that fits your needs.

Jaime D. (Nichols) Novales, M.D.

Jaime D. (Nichols) Novales, M.D.

Swedish Covenant Medical Group


Accepted Insurance

Beech Street, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield POS, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Precision HMO, Cigna Behavioral Health, Cigna EPO, Cigna HealthSpring, Cigna HMO, Cigna Local Plus, Cigna POS, Cigna PPO, Community Care Alliance Illinois, NFP, Community Care Alliance of Illinois , Coventry Health EPO, Coventry Health HMO, Coventry Health POS, Coventry Health PPO, Family Health Network HMO, First Health Network PPO, First Health Workers' Comp, Great West EPO, Great West HMO, Great West POS, Great West PPO, HFN, Inc. PPO, HFN, Inc. Workers' Comp, HMOI, Humana EPO, Humana HMO, Humana HMOx, Humana POS, Humana PPO, IlliniCare Health , IlliniCare Health - Swedish Covenant Select Network, Land of Lincoln - Swedish Covenant Hospital, Land of Lincoln PPO, LifeSynch, A Humana Company, Managed Health Care Associates HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, Multiplan PPO, Multiplan Savility, Preferred Plan, Inc. EPO, Preferred Plan, Inc. PPO, Ravenswood Physician Associates HMO, St. Francis Health Care, Ltd. HMO, Swedish Covenant Hospital Premier PPO, Swedish Covenant Managed Care Alliance (SCMCA), Unified Physician Network HMO, United Behavioral Health, Vanguard Health Management (Employees Only)


What is your approach to pediatric care?
“As a pediatrician, I am very fortunate to work with children and families on a daily basis. Not only do I assess a child's current health needs, but I also provide guidance for a health future—in other words, it’s not just about today, it’s about tomorrow. As children and their families grow, I also grow and learn with them every day. This is such a unique gift. In the Swedish Covenant Medical Group, we have a great group of providers who care and strive to serve their patients by providing evidence-based medicine and working with families to achieve the best outcomes.”

What do you say to new parents most often?
“First of all—congratulations! Being a new parent is a hard task with great rewards. Most of new parents’ tension revolves around breastfeeding. I usually tell them to relax and do their best, and let me worry about the baby’s nutrition.”

Why did you choose to become a pediatrician?
“Children provide such a unique outlook on life. They keep us young. They are innocent and deserve the best medical treatment available in times of need. You can develop a relationship with your patients that is amazing—I really enjoy taking care of them.”

Currently accepting new patients


5215 N. California Ave., Suite 601
Chicago, IL 60625

PH: 773-878-DOCS(3627)

FAX: 773-989-1669

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 - 12 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12 PM