Dr. John Martinez, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 72

Dr. John Martinez, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Kansas City, KS and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with University Of Kansas Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Martinez to book an appointment.

Dr. Martinez

The University of Kansas Hospital

4000 Cambridge St Kansas City, KS 66160
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Martinez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Martinez treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Martinez treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Martinez treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Martinez treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Martinez treats Arthritis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Martinez treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Dr. Martinez's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Eye Diseases
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Drug Allergy
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug Desensitization Procedure
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eye Infections
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hay Fever-Like Sneezing
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • IgA Deficiency
  • IgM Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Latex Allergy
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastocytosis
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myositis
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia

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Dr. Martinez accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Coventry Health Care
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
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  • Explained conditions well (6)
  • Listened & answered questions (6)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (12)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (11)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
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I have been seeing Dr Martinez since 2016. I can not thank him enough for all that he has done for me. I was literally confined to my recliner, unable to move because of the pain and very limited mobility. Because of Dr Martinez' expert knowledge and practice, I am now able to do so much more!! I will never be the way I was "before", but my life has greatly improved. Dr Martinez does have a specific way he practices. He reviews your history with you. This allows for very clear communication. He does appear to like things precise. I can deal with this. It is his work, I'm just the patient. I would rather he do his work in a way that works best for him because I know that it is ultimately the best for me. The man is very good at what he does! Dr Martinez takes his time to answer questions and thoroughly explain things. He has never been condescending, degrading, or inappropriate in any way. My husband and I are both very appreciative of Dr Martinez.
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Mar 17, 2020
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After seeing him for a few years he’s basically given up on me. He says he can’t do anything for me and I should talk to my gastroenterologist about the joint and muscle pains I have. Also when I had hip pain he diagnosed it as bursitis based on the fact that “it is common in 50-60 year old overweight females”. I’m 45 and while I am overweight my weight has not changed but this pain is brand new and he basically blew it off and said he could do a steroid shot but that was all. I got the shot, it did nothing (and the day of the shot he again said 50-60 year old overweight...) and his next choice was to prescribe a topical which isn’t recommended for hips OR for people with GI issues. He doesn’t seem to care anymore and I’m done with him. Time to find a new rheumatologist!
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Jan 31, 2020
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Waited over seven months for this appointment and was not even given the opportunity to explain my symptoms. Was referred by my PCP because of mysterious joint and muscle pain. This was the worst doctor I have ever seen. Overall, this doctor is extremely demeaning to the patient. Unable to make eye contact or any conversation with the patient. He spent entire appointment typing and reviewing patient notes which should have been done prior to the appointment. Used profanity and unprofessional.
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Nov 20, 2018
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Dr Martinez may not be for everyone but he’s really good. He runs his appointments in a specific manner and gets TONS of info the first appt so it can take an long time. He prefers to ask you questions then get very specific answers and he enters it all in his notes. However, on subsequent visits he has every bit of your history he needs, can read it very quickly to refresh his memory. Having a complex history, I found it refreshing and didn’t have to keep giving the same info every appt.
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Stephanie – Feb 14, 2018
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Dr. Martinez first called himself Dr. Martini for whatever reason. He kept us waiting over 3 hours so we had to reschedule. The second time we waited over an hour. He would yell at my wife, cut her off in her explanation, and then would lecture to her. He was condescending arrogant and full self bluster. He showed no respect for my wife even though midway through the interview my wife disclose she to was a doctor. He then spent the rest of the time trying to demonstrate he knew more.
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Lawrence96817 in Lawrence, Kansas – Feb 07, 2018
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Condescending, arrogant, and a drill-sergeant. Would ask questions and cut me off in the middle of answering--only wanted one-word answers. Made the appt.in July but had to wait 3 months to see him. Waited almost two hours to see him in the office then he kept saying there was nothing he could do for me. He didn't even look at my sinuses/ears/throat and didn't even address the issue I made the appointment for until I brought it up at the end. Will never see this provider again.
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Kansas City, KS – Sep 26, 2017
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Care Philosophy

I have interests in the evaluation and management of allergic and arthritic conditions. I approach each patient as if I were caring for a family member. 


  • Rheumatology
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology


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University of Kansas / School of Medicine
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What are Dr. John Martinez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Martinez frequently treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Martinez treats.

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Dr. Martinez's office is located at 4000 Cambridge St, Kansas City, KS 66160. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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The University of Kansas Hospital4000 Cambridge St Kansas City, KS 66160

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University Of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)