Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 62

Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Silver Spring, MD and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist HealthCare Alternate Care Site and Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Matsumoto to book an appointment.

Dr. Matsumoto

Arthritis And Rheumatism Associates, P.C.

2730 University Blvd W Ste 310 Silver Spring, MD 20902
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Matsumoto's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthritis
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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
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Osteoporosis
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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
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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsumoto treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

Dr. Matsumoto's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

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(301) 942-7600

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Dr. Matsumoto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Matsumoto

3.3

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Totally agree re Matsumoto’s arrogance & mercenary practices. Dismissive of pt concerns/questions and NO bedside manner. And the ARA practice he’s in won’t let u chg docs, so choose wisely bc ur stuck. A real peach! Best to move on & find a compassionate doc who listens, is not defensive & is not protected by the large practice. Good luck.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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May 01, 2020
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He was in a hurry and not very sympathetic to my issues. Sought new opinion after he suggested.
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Nov 11, 2019
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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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May 31, 2019
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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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Mar 29, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jlh in Silver Spring, MD – Apr 14, 2018
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Germantown, MD – Nov 17, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Evelyn Rivera in Gaithersburg, MD – Jul 06, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John in Laurel, MD – Apr 14, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Silver Spring, MD – Jan 18, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joyce Schindler in Silver Spring, MD – Dec 10, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sabrina in Gaithersburg, MD – Jun 03, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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katia ferrell mayo in Washington, DC – May 12, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing and absolutely compassionate in treating the broad range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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
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What are Dr. Alan Matsumoto, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Matsumoto frequently treats Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Matsumoto treats.

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Dr. Matsumoto's office is located at 2730 University Blvd W Ste 310, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arthritis And Rheumatism Associates, P.C.

Arthritis Rheumatism Associate PC2730 University Blvd W Ste 310 Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Arthritis and Rheumatism Assocs

Arthritis and Rheumatism Assocs2021 K St Nw Ste 300 Washington, DC 20006
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Matsumoto is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist HealthCare Alternate Care Site

Takoma Park, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

UM Laurel Medical Center

Laurel, MD