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Dr. John Gonzalez, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 66

Dr. Gonzalez

Orthopedic Medical Group of Riverside

4354 Latham St Ste 100 Riverside, CA 92501
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Dr. John Gonzalez, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Riverside, CA. He graduated from University Of Southern Califiornia and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.

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Dr. Gonzalez does a great job and always greets me with enthusiasm. He is very knowledgeable and was very caring with my wrist. He went to great lengths to make sure I was taken care of after my softball injury. I enjoyed him and the other staff members. I would definitely recommend!
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I will never be returning. Dr. Gonzalez became angry when i expressed annoyance at a brace he placed me in, as it was not holding together and was causing me pain/instability and to fall. He yelled at me, said I could follows his orders or I could leave, and walked out of our appointment. His staff refused to provide my x-rays or documentation, and I was billed for the 2 minute appointment.
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Probably the worst doctor i have ever seen, he is rude and does not care about what you have to say or how much pain you are in. It’s his way or no way he’s right your always wrong he’s a doctor your just a stupid patient. He staff is beyond rude. My first visit i waited 3 hrs past my appointment time. I would not recommend going to this guy your better off at a urgent care then him. Beyond the worst. My last visit i called him out that i was in pain and need help and he just yelled at me
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The wait was terrible, when I finally got to see the doctor it was very dissapointing. he did a few movements with my hands , measured my arm, and said i have carpal tunnel and need surgery. I asked about cortisone injection and he said we dont do that. then said come back in 30 days and tell me if you want the surgery. well no i don't want surgery ! saw two other doctors and it turns out i have tendonitis of the wrist.. I feel he just wants to do surgeries, needed or not.
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I waited over 2hrs passed my apt time. When I was called up to the nurse, she told me that he recommended surgery and if I didn't agree with him, I shouldn't sign the credit card slip( which was quoted at $360- but was printed up at $444.39), I asked if I could just speak to the Dr. She said he told her that he didn't want to talk to me unless I was agreeing to the surgery. When I finally got to speak to him, it was for 30 seconds before he went storming out of the room. I was advised to leave.
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This doctor is Ridiculously Rude and arrogant not to mention his staff is a mile ahead of him in the same field,one of his own staff member has told me the reason to the rudeness and staff treating the patients as not humans is Doctor himself,due to the fact that he has personal relationships with his staff after work hours.The wait time to see him (for nothing) is 3 to 4 hours norm.Dr Gonzalez also dont have any bedside manners.After 10 years I still got scars on my both hands,He Lied to me.
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Does not know what he is talking about. One appointment tells me one thing and then the next appointment totally contradicts what he said. Would not let my spouse come into exam room with me. I think it was so if I ever complained it would be my word against his. I would give him zeros if it was possible. Fractured my ankle and he never even looked at my foot.
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Gonzalez is the worst doctor ever. Terrible bed side manner. He is full of himself. Staff is rude. I waited three hours to be seen past my appointment time. Go to this office at your own risk.
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I would recommend Dr Gonzalez to anyone, he is efficient , spends time explaining all procedures and very kind. He is a very skilled surgeon.
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After trying several times to ask a question about how to manage my pain, and getting interrupted every time, I responded Jesus, can I just ask a question. I was then kicked out of the office without any help with my serious pain. The doctor may be offended by the name Jesus, but I am offended that he gets paid so much without having to care about his patients at all.
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Biography

Dr. John Gonzalez, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Riverside, CA. He graduated from University Of Southern Califiornia and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Education

Ranco Los Amigos Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Martin Luther King
Residency Hospital
University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University Of Southern Califiornia
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(951) 683-0650

Dr. Gonzalez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gonzalez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Fracture more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Limb Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Limb Pain more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gonzalez treats Elbow Injuries more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • 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
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion