Dr. Eric Metz, DO

Dr. Eric Metz, DO

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Age 46
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Dr. Eric Metz, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Springfield, OH and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Pikeville College School Of Osteopathic Med in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2600 N Limestone St Ste 250

Springfield, OH 45503

Contact Information

(937) 523-9850

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UniCare
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Metz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Metz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Metz "Physicians are not like other professionals. They do not have customers or consumers. They have patients. While online reviews from customers are a good idea, online reviews from patients do not make sense. First of all, the doctor's ethical and moral duty is to prevent or treat the patient's illness or injury, whether or not that is what makes the patient "happy" or satisfied. A physician is required to have the difficult conversations about weight, life expectancy, poor lifestyle choices, and other topics that tend to make people unhappy. Contrast that with a customer. If a customer is willing to spend $100 on a shirt that looks terrible on him, the boutique owner does not have a moral obligation to tell him he looks awful. Physicians prevent and treat illness and injury. They encourage the overweight man to lose weight even though it might offend him. They refuse to prescribe the narcotic pain medication to the drug user, even though she is furious. They tell the mother that her child with a virus does not need antibiotics. Because physicians take an oath during medical school to do no harm, if what the patient wants is harmful, they cannot and should not comply. Yet, doctors often receive negative online reviews for doing what is right. Second, it is often difficult, if not impossible, for someone outside of health care to adequately review a physician. For many professions, the layperson is able to adequately assess if a job or service was done well. If I hire a painter for my living room, I am qualified to say if he did a good job or not. Although I am not a painter, I can tell if the paint is even and neat or streaky and splotchy. However, it is difficult for someone without a health care background to accurately assess doctors. Can the layperson determine if a surgical complication was the surgeon's fault? Can the layperson accurately assess if he or she received the correct laboratory workup or medication? Similarly, secondary to the personal nature of healthcare, many patients are upset and angry at things that are out of the physician's control. Bad outcomes occur and sometimes no one is to blame. Patients can have allergic reactions or unwanted side effects to medications that could not have been predicted. Complications arise during surgery despite the skill of the surgeon. People die even under physician's care. Just because the patient died or became ill does not mean that the physician did a poor job. Patients are also often angry with insurance and financial issues. Often, this is out of the doctor's control, but she is blamed. Finally, physicians cannot defend themselves online. Secondary to patient privacy laws, otherwise known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well the threat of lawsuits, a physician has to silently take the negative comments. If a customer complains about a restaurant's service, the restaurant owner can explain the issue or apologize. If a patient complains that the physician did not treat her appropriately, the physician cannot explain why he chose the treatment he did without violating the patient's privacy. A physician cannot apologize for a bad outcome without exposing herself to legal risk. Online reviews of physicians need to stop. More often then not, a bad review is unwarranted. This is not to say doctors should be jerks. Just like any professional, a physician should be polite, empathetic, and a good listener. Yet, a physician's goal is very different from any other professional. The goal is to treat and prevent illness and injury. If the goal changes to "customer service" and improved ratings, the consequences will be huge. The emergency room physician will hand out more narcotics to keep his ratings high. The surgeon will avoid high-risk patients so that her complication rate stays low. Pediatricians will hand out antibiotics per request and contribute to the development of resistant bugs. Patients are the ones who will suffer."

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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46  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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.

Education

  • Adrian College, Adrian, MI
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Pikeville College School Of Osteopathic Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Michigan State University Statewide Campus System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Michigan State University Statwide Campus System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Metz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Metz's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Metz to family and friends
9 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Metz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Metz was the best physician I have ever had. he cares so much for his patients and is very quick but thorough. I recommend him to anyone needing an orthopedic. his MA's are very helpful and kind.
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Dr. Metz was very kind and courteous with me. His office staff was wonderful. I would definitely go back.
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Make sure he does his job/procedure thoroughly before you leave his office!!!!! Otherwise, once you leave his office and notice a week later he did not do the procedure like he said he would in the first place, he will charge you again. He was suppose to take care of 2 cysts and once done, he...more
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The office did not have the x-rays that were made prior to the visit; wanted to make more but I refused -- doubt that insurance would pay for a second set. The doctor did not seem interested in treating an older woman with arthritis and offered advice that, for the most part, I had read on-line....more
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Dr. Metz was my father's surgeon after my father fell and broke his hip. I found Dr. Metz to be very professional, very personable, an excellent surgeon and a very caring doctor. He checked on my father every day and closely followed his care and recovery in the hospital. Unfortunately, my father,...more
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