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Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Matsumoto

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

2730 University Blvd W Ste 310 Wheaton, MD 20902

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Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Wheaton, MD and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1985 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Matsumoto's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsumoto treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Matsumoto treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsumoto treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Matsumoto treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsumoto treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Matsumoto treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Matsumoto's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • 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
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • X-Ray

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 consult...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1988
UMDNJ Rw Johnson Med School
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1993
1989
1988
1988
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Matsumoto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Matsumoto

3.4

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
37.5%
(9)

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Dr. Matsumoto is very intelligent, knowledgeable, and is very thorough and is up on the latest research. He outlined a recommended treatment plan; explained everything thoroughly, and gave me plenty to time to ask questions. I saw Dr. Matsumoto about 13 years ago, and my experience was exactly the same - a very memorable and positive experience. I might also add that Dr. Matsumoto is associated with Johns Hopkins; I believe he probably teaches a class there every month or so if I had to guess. He also used to be on the Johns Hopkins faculty. There aren't that many MDs with that sort of background. I read several of the reviews where Dr. Matsumoto was given a low ranking. Those reviews are not in any way reflective of what I experienced. My instincts are that some of these are people who are overly emotional and looking for someone to coddle them or something like that.
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He is very knowledgeable about the disease I consulted him for but he is nor the warmest or friendliest doc around. A bit on the arrogant side, I would say. He also wanted all lab tests done in the office and referred me to the practice's own physical therapy department. Wait time in his office is terrible - at least 30 minutes each time, if not longer. Not the friendliest staff either.
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He ignored my Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) fatigue symptom that is debilitating at times. He said it couldn't be associated with PsA. Most RA an PsA suffer from varying degrees of fatigue so I was baffled by his comment. I didn't return and found a Rheumatologist who addressed my fatigue symptom as part of PsA.
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I find Dr Matsumoto to not only be a knowledgeable doctor but also very reactive to my issues and very caring. This RA thing is new to me. As such he has been very patient. Appointments have been easy to get and his office staff is always professional.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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