Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD

Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Wheaton, MD. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

2730 University Blvd W Ste 310

Wheaton, MD 20902

Contact Information

(301) 942-7600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Matsumoto "Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing and absolutely compassionate in treating the broad range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal disorders. Each doctor?s extensive individual training, coupled with the collaboration and consultation with their ARAPC colleagues, contributes to a unique environment that assures patients receive the highest quality and most comprehensive care. www.washingtonarthritis.com"


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Injection Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Umdnj Rw Johnson Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Johns Hopkins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Matsumoto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Matsumoto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Matsumoto to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Matsumoto's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Germantown, MD |
Avoid this entire practice. The doctor asked me to authorize 3 blood tests, and then he proceed to perform a dozen. All of those were unauthorized tests I'd had through just a couple months prior, and he had the results! All his tests were performed at their own lab. No doubt a big cash cow. My strong suspicion after getting various feedback is that this practice does this routinely. The bill was huge. Also Dr masumoto is cold, doesnt seem to care. Arrogant
in Gaithersburg, MD |
I would not recommend this office to my worst enemy. Front desk personnel are unfriendly and discriminatory. If you are not the right color don't bother to come to this office. I was let know that I was considered a last class citizen by the whole office. Including Dr. Matsumoto. Humiliating experience. I was put in a room without air conditioning and the blood pressure machine didn't work.
in Laurel, MD |
Dr. Matsumoto relies on evidence based medicine as much as personal contact with the patient. To have the most successful appointment with him take complete note on your pain levels, when you have pain, what kind of pain and at least two weeks of pain logs. His background is extraordinary. Coming from Johns Hopkins he is held in high regard at Hopkins and with other physicians. His practice is instrumental in developing and testing new meds. Having an on-site lab is a huge plus.
Silver Spring, MD |
I have been seeing Dr. Matsumoto for 4 years and he has always been attentive and through .I have had several different problems and he has always been willing to figure out what's was going on and provide me with the treatment needed. Office has X-ray and blood station so you don't have to make another trip for labs.
in Silver Spring, MD |
I am a new patient of Dr. Matsumoto and he came highly recommended by other medical professionals in Balto. He spent 45 minutes with me as a new patient reviewing history etc. The office is able to do lab work and X-Rays. He also took X-Rays of my hands and feet (have had numerous surgeries) for base line information. He understands that some older patients with RA were diagnosed prior to the bio-logic modifying drugs, Enbrel, came on the market; I am on Enbrel to prevent further damage.
in Gaithersburg, MD |
Poor bedside manner. Rude. He yelled at me for correcting his incorrect recounting of my symptoms. Then he refused to examine my knee and my back even though they are in pain, because the pain at those sites did not fit into the pattern of information about the primary condition that I came in for. I guess he only allows a patient to have one malady. Overall his taking of history was sterile and I felt as if he did not care much about me at all.
in Washington, DC |
The office was very cold and unfriendly. i unfortunately had been forced to see this doctor twice as it is office policy before they will switch you to another competent empathetic individual. The 1st visit they could care less that my blood pressure was 150/110, as where other doctors wouldnt even see me at that point. My PDR originally sent me here for in hopes for relief from pain and answers but all i received in return was nothings wrong and its probably just fibromyalgia .Noanswers..nothin
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • WellPoint

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