Dr. John Belzer, MD

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Dr. John Belzer, MD
Dr. John Belzer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Belzer is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus and Seton Medical Center.

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    Dr. Belzer's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Belzer to family and friends
    3.9
    based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Belzer's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in CA |
    As a registered nurse for fifty years, I am quite critical about the medical care I receive. I expect it to be above par, by a competent physician who stays current in his field & discusses treatment with his patients & listens to their concerns. Dr. Belzer is just that doctor! I recently had a total knee arthroplasty and he did both my shoulder replacements. I recommend him highly.
    in San Francisco, CA |
    Dr. Belzer was very thorough in his explanations regarding my pending procedure and what my expectations should be post procedure. He is forth right and to the point, not one to engage in small talk.
    in El Sobrante CA |
    I am extremely pleased with my recovery. Dr. Better is the best.
    in San Francisco, CA |
    Informative, competent and I stills confidence. I was very comfortable with his explanation of the procedure.
    in Larkspur, CA |
    He did not review the x-ray or MRI with the patient. He did not explain anything with his medically educated and trained opinion or give any evidence of why to recommend or not recommend anything only that it is wear and tear and your are not going to look as you are when you were 18. Rude and unprofessional &'analogies saying his 12 yr. old son has a sore throat and wants his throat cut out as a comparison for the shoulder problem. He seems to give a real consult if he wants by reviews.
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    Dr. Belzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Arm
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc 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
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Cramp
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
    • 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
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sever's Disease
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stress Fracture of Foot
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      Yale University

      Graduated in 1988

    • Internship Hospital
      Ucsf Medical Center

      Completed in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      Ucsf Medical Center

      Completed in 1993

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Southern California Orthopedic Institute

      Completed in 1994

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate