About Nikkora

 

OUR STORY

Nikkora is a unique healthcare company specializing in cancer care, compression services and women's health. With locations in Connecticut and Rhode Island, Nikkora offers personalized services in comfortable and convenient locations provided by experienced and skilled clinicians. Nikkora is a physician founded ancillary partner to healthcare systems and the patients they serve.

Nikkora serve healthcare providers and their patients by introducing new technologies in recovery and durable medical equipment. We specialize in multi-modal, innovative therapies that treat acute and chronic conditions in oncology, lymphedema, wound care, women's health, incontinence care and post-orthopedic surgery recovery.

WHAT WE OFFER

Nikkora offers a variety of services for both men and women at all of our locations. Nikkora specializes in serving women recovering from breast cancer by providing a full line of post-mastectomy bras, breast forms, active wear, swimwear, sleep wear, head coverings, wigs and more. We also specialize in compression services for  both men and women suffering from lymphedema and vascular disease. Highly trained and skilled fitters will assess your needs and provide you with the appropriate compression garment(s) and or pumps including sleeves, stockings, socks, leggings, wraps, gloves, gauntlets and a large variety of custom garments. Also available is an array of products for urinary and fecal incontinence. We carry InTone, InToneMV, Apex, and ApexM as well as  Intensity for female sexual health.

Nikkora seeks to provide a complete line of health and wellness products as well as fabulous retail items to help you recover from illness or simply continue to live a healthy lifestyle! We carry beautiful bras, nursing bras, breast pumps for nursing moms, nutritional supplements, lingerie, stylish apparel, and trendy accessories!  All of our mastectomy and apparel items are offered in a variety of sizes to ensure we can serve all of our clients. You will find different offerings at each of our locations according to the typical needs and parameters of that location. Some products require a physicians prescription so please call ahead if you are looking for something specific, if you have questions regarding prescription requirements, or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

I wanted to share my pleasant experiences every time I have traveled down to Nikkora in Madison. I live in Hartford and it is so worth the ride.

First I’d like to say how pleasantly surprised I was when I first walked into the boutique. Not sure what I was expecting....but it took my breath away. Already I felt beautiful!

Then I met Ann. She took away all of my anxieties regarding getting fitted and not even knowing what I wanted or needed. Ann gave me this beautiful white robe to wear while she took my measurements and located what she thought would work best for me. By the time I left there, I felt like Cinderella!!!!!

I’ve been back a few times. Ann always makes me feel comfortable and knows what would work best for me. This last time she had to order bras for me and had them sent up your Hartford store. It was convenient!

I would like to say THANK YOU for having such a wonderful shop for women like me. I only wish I had known about your services at the time of my surgery. Also, I’m sure you already know it....Ann is truly an asset for your store!”

— E.M.

Nikkora is happy to be a part of the beautiful Connecticut shoreline and a partner to Hartford Health Care as well. We invite you to stop by or call us with any questions you may have. Please set up an appointment with one of our skilled, compassionate, certified fitters so that she can set aside the time to dedicate to your needs. 


Nikkora Staff

Rose Filiault - Boutique Manager & Certified Fitter, Hartford

Rose is the highly skilled and certified fitter for our Hartford location. In addition to mastectomy, wigs and regular compression, Rose is a Certified Custom Compression Garment Fitter. So no matter what your needs are, Rose can help you find the right product. Rose has spent many years in the Durable Medical Equipment industry and is certified in multiple areas. Prior to DME, she worked in customer service for over 25 years, including owning two successful businesses. Rose has a natural ability to instill confidence in her customers right away and create a comfortable environment even under difficult circumstances.

Away from work, Rose enjoys spending time with her daughter and granddaughter, and also enjoys motorcycle riding in the good weather.

Kim Vigliotte, Cped, Cfm - Co-Manager & Certified Fitter, Compression Services

Kim is a highly skilled Certified Compression Fitter, Certified Mastectomy Fitter and Certified Pedorthist who co-manages our Compression Services Division as well as our Warwick location. Kim is most passionate about compression services and works tirelessly to find the best solution for our clients who suffer from lymphedema, chronic wounds and vascular disease. Kim has worked in the compression industry for more than 25 years. She is highly knowledgable in all the options available from our vendor partners, insurance coverage, and the best garments and pumps for the optimal management of these ongoing disease processes.

Kim is very committed to her patients but equally committed to her family including her husband and three children. Kim most enjoys her family time when not caring for her patients.

Hope Gustafson, MA - Co-Manager and Certified Fitter, Compression Services

Hope is a skilled, compassionate and committed certified compression fitter and co-manager of our Compression Division with more than seven years experience in the compression field. Hope specializes in lymphedema, wound care and burn garments and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that her patients are able to receive garments and pumps necessary to manage ongoing disease states that are often life altering. She services the entire State of Connecticut and throughout her weekly travels sees patients at Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital, and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital among others. Hope earned her medical assistant certificate from Ridley Lowell where she was on the President's List. She is a very caring, compassionate and nurturing individual who leaves a lasting impression on all her patients.

Hope resides in Waterford with her husband, twin daughters and dog, Gabby. She enjoys vacationing in Cape Cod with her family.

Tykia Jones - Certified Fitter, Hartford

Tykia is a Certified Fitters at the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute/Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. She is extremely compassionate and keyed into the needs of each client she serves. Tykia is an experienced mastectomy fitter, cranial prosthetic (wig) fitter, and compression garment fitter. She has been working in the retail/customer service industry for the past seven years.

Tykia began volunteering at Hartford Hospital Cancer Center in 2006 after her grandmother was a patient there.  In her seven years of service as a volunteer, she was recognized for serving over 1000 hours. Tykia was inspired by the wonderful care that her grandmother received at the Cancer Center and felt that she wanted to give back.  Tykia clearly developed the gift of connecting with the people she served and we were happy to have her join our staff. When not working, Tykia loves to draw, bowl with her family, vacation and spend time with her fiance.

Lisa Verdi - Patient Care Administrator

Lisa comes to us with more than 25 years in the customer service field, the past five of those years in healthcare. Lisa's keen attention to detail and her training in medical billing and coding make her the perfect person to handle all the insurance needs of our patients. Lisa works diligently with the insurance companies and advocates on behalf of our patients to get the best possible coverage for their products.

Lisa lives in Rhode Island and works out of our Warwick location. Summer is her favorite season and she loves the beach. Lisa is a proud Patriots fan and when not taking care of the many details at Nikkora, she enjoys estate sales with her sister, crafting, painting and shopping!

Kathleen Wilcox - Billing Manager

We are extremely fortunate to have Kathleen on our billing team keeping our staff compliant with the most current rules and regulations and keeping our patients claims processing smoothly.   As the driving force in the insurance arena she is our “go to gal” in the billing department and our team’s resident cheerleader. (We think old habits die hard).  Kathleen’s experience as a physician’s office manager and her many years as an avid volunteer  with both the Soccer Club of Guilford and various organizations within the Guilford Public School system, have served her ability to navigate the complexities of the insurance industry.   When not fighting the fight, you will most likely find Kathleen with one of her three sons Austin, Alex or AJ.   If not with her two-legged family you will find Kathleen walking the trails of Guilford with her rescued chocolate labs, Hershey and Hanna. 

Betty Hungerford - Patient Care Administrator

Betty is a valued member of our compression team who works with us part-time assisting with insurance verifications, medical record processing, and various administrative work. Betty is one of those people who never says "No" and always helps us pick up the pieces. Although often behind the scenes, Betty helps keep the river flowing! What would we do without her?

When not helping the process at Nikkora, Betty enjoys spending time with family, particularly her grandchildren.