Dr. John Gonzalez, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Gonzalez
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6485 Day St Ste 301 Riverside, CA 92507

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Dr. John Gonzalez, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 1980. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gonzalez to book an appointment.

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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
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Megan R. in Riverside, CA – May 15, 2019
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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  • 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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Mar 10, 2019
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
What went well
No results
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  • 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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Anonymous in Murrieta , CA – Jun 21, 2018
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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
7 people found this helpful
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Riverside, CA – Jun 24, 2017
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.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Patty in Riverside, CA – May 24, 2017
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.
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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Ali Baba in Perris – Apr 23, 2017
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.
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
11 people found this helpful
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Riverside, CA – Aug 22, 2016
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.
What went well
No results
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  • 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
15 people found this helpful
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Sam in Corona, CA – Jun 16, 2016
I would recommend Dr Gonzalez to anyone, he is efficient , spends time explaining all procedures and very kind. He is a very skilled surgeon.
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
3 people found this helpful
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m pratt in Riverside, CA – Jun 01, 2016
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.
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
15 people found this helpful
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Eric F in Fontana, CA – Feb 04, 2016

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Biography

Dr. John Gonzalez, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1987
Joseph Boyes Hand Orth Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Rancho Los Amigos Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Martin Luther King-Los Angeles Co Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
University of Southern California
Internship Hospital
1980
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What are Dr. John Gonzalez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gonzalez frequently treats Knee Sprain, Limb Pain, and Musculoskeletal Function Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gonzalez treats.

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Dr. Gonzalez's office is located at 6485 Day St Ste 301, Riverside, CA 92507. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Gonzalez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee Sprain
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Dr. Gonzalez treats Knee Sprain more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Limb Pain
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Dr. Gonzalez treats Limb Pain more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

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Dr. Gonzalez performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Gonzalez's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus 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, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Locations

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6485 Day St Ste 301 Riverside, CA 92507
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Orthopaedic Medical Group of Riverside, Inc

Orthopaedic Medical Group of Riverside, Inc4354 Latham St Ste 100 Riverside, CA 92501
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