Dr. James Matiko, MD

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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Male

Arrowhead Orthopaedics 1901 W Lugonia Ave Ste 120 Redlands, CA 92374 Get Directions
Dr. James Matiko, MD
Dr. Matiko received his M.D. Degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. He then went on to complete two Hand Surgery Fellowships one at Loma Linda University and one at the University of Louisville, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Van Nuys. As the Director of Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University Medical Center, he enjoys working closely with medical students and residents. It is his belief that patient education is essential and he has given many lectures to community groups regarding orthopaedic problems. Dr. Matiko likes to surround himself with people that are smarter than he is. "I like to approach any operation with the feeling (right or wrong) that there is no one in the country that could perform that surgery better than I can. If I don't feel that way and there is an option available, I would refer the patient to someone who can do the procedure better." Volunteerism and mission work are extremely important to Dr. Matiko and he has spent a great deal of his time providing his expertise to underserved people in places around the world such as Nepal and Bhutan. He has lived in the Inland Empire for 30 years and he and his wife Becky have 2 children. Other interests are many types of music, computers, and photography.

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Dr. Matiko's Performance
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    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    POOR
Office & Staff Performance
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    FAIR
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Adelanto, CA |
I have never meet or talked to Dr. Matiko, he did however perform trauma surgery on my hand. If I could have had a conversation with him I may have had an opportunity to be included in how my hand works for the rest of my life. For that matter if anyone at Arrowhead Regional would have given me any chance to have input - arrived at 6:00 pm and surgery in the next day at 10:00 am ? - So weeks later on to Kaiser ( which is where I asked to go several times ? ) to consult with my surgeon on hand.
in Grand Terrace, CA |
I felt that he ignored my concerns and did not address my needs for pain management especially during a time when I had to stop taking my NSAID for 10 days in preparation for a procedure. I had to go to another physician to get alternative pain medication approval for my back pain. I found his manner be rude and disrespectful on our last visit, he did not respect my privacy and left the exam room door open during my consultation with him so that anyone could walk by and hear our discussion
in Redlands, CA |
Dr. Matiko is very knowledgeable and I trust his opinion completely. He has little bedside manner, but that is not important to me. Although I really like Dr. Matiko and feel he is an extremely competent doctor and surgeon, I will be going elsewhere because the length of time to get an appointment to see him is unreasonable under most circumstances. I always have to wait at least 3 months. If one only needs to find a surgeon, maybe one could wait. If one is in pain or needs treatment, forget it.
in Upland, CA |
Information not clear or complete when discussing medical issues. Wait is typically long. Does not spend much time w/this patient. Orders/referrals/medical equipment very slow. I have waited over a year for medically necessary wrist braces, and am still waiting...
in Redlands, CA |
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Dr. Matiko received his M.D. Degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. He then went on to complete two Hand Surgery Fellowships one at Loma Linda University and one at the University of Louisville, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Van Nuys. As the Director of Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University Medical Center, he enjoys working closely with medical students and residents.

It is his belief that patient education is essential and he has given many lectures to community groups regarding orthopaedic problems. Dr. Matiko likes to surround himself with people that are smarter than he is. "I like to approach any operation with the feeling (right or wrong) that there is no one in the country that could perform that surgery better than I can. If I don't feel that way and there is an option available, I would refer the patient to someone who can do the procedure better."

Volunteerism and mission work are extremely important to Dr. Matiko and he has spent a great deal of his time providing his expertise to underserved people in places around the world such as Nepal and Bhutan. He has lived in the Inland Empire for 30 years and he and his wife Becky have 2 children. Other interests are many types of music, computers, and photography.

Dr. Matiko's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center / White Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center / White Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 1979

    Tulane University of Louisiana

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hand Surgery-Loma Linda University

    Completed in 1984

    Hand Surgery-University Of Louisville

    Completed in 1985

    Sports Medicine-Southern California Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Pacific Union College

    Graduated in 1974

    Walla Walla College

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement