Dr. John Schwartz, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Schwartz
Accepting new patients
5801 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 210 San Ramon, CA 94583

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Dr. John Schwartz, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Ramon, CA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schwartz has more experience with Hand & Wrist Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Stanford Health Care Valleycare. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schwartz to book an appointment.

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I saw Dr Schwartz about two years ago after feeling a pop on the inside of my elbow. My regular Dr was booked up at the time and I needed someone to take a look asap. I knew my tendon was likely damaged and wanted to know how badly. As Dr Schwartz examined my inner elbow he pressed down very hard on the tendon rubbing back and forth asking if it hurt for an extended period. As I replayed the situation in my head multiple times I can't help but believe he was trying to disconnect my tendon so I would need surgery. I left that day in worse shape then I came in along with bad pain in my inner elbow for the next several days. When I finally saw my doctor and confirmed through an MRI there was indeed damage to my elbow but luckily the tendon was not fully detached. My regular Dr said this would likely heal on it's own but also suggested I could go back to Dr Schwartz and possibly get surgery which also seemed suspect. Luckily my arm healed without issue. Proceed with caution with this man!
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May 13, 2021
Dr. Schwartz is personable and professional. His staff is competent and courteous.
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Hugo Patino in Modesto, CA – Nov 15, 2018
Ive been a patient for 20+ years and 4 surgeries. He is the best. His team is also very good and gives plenty of pre and post op information or choices for care.
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Clayton, CA – Nov 08, 2018
Dr, Schwartz was great. A caring Doctor. Real nice persona. I highly recommend.
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Livermore, CA – Nov 01, 2018
Office runs like a clock! Dr and staff all helpful, caring and professional. I feel like I am getting top notch care.
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Johanna Asher in Pleasanton, CA – Oct 01, 2018
Dr. Schwartz Jr., along with his staff, are a CLASS ACT that is hard to find in this profession or in 'any' profession!!! All boxes are checked as EXCELLENT from Bedside Manner to Surgery Outcome & "everything" in between - I swore I would NEVER even consider having back surgery BUT if I can get the same type of treatment and Expertise that Dr. Schwartz Jr offers his patients - I would look @ Webster Ortho 1st to do it!!!! Again - Dr. Schwartz & Staff are absolutely 5 Star PROFESSIONALS!!!!
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Tere in Antioch, CA – Sep 12, 2018
Dr Schwartz is an awesome surgeon. His team has Fanatical customer service.
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Kimmie Perez in Alameda, CA – Jul 11, 2018
Dr. Schwartz and his team helped repair my broken left clavicle and torn ligaments. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful, as well as organized and efficient. I would honestly recommend Dr. Schwartz to anyone who needs similar type of work on their shoulders. Again, the entire team (PAs, front office, nurses, etc.) is great and are at the top of their game.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jon B in Tracy – Jun 28, 2018
Dr. Schwartz cannot be compared, he is the greatest surgeon ever. I have had many surgeries and every one of my surgeries have been great without any complications. Dr. Schwartz is an awesome person, he cares about us as his patients, he listens, and he always, and I mean always, wants the best for us as his patients. I never stress, or worry about any surgery that I have had to have. Dr. Schwartz always explains everything and always takes his time to talk his patients, he is the absolute best
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Elizabeth in Stockton , CA – May 30, 2018
Very professional doctor!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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May 20, 2018
Dr Schwartz is an excellent surgeon. He and his staff are very attentive to patient care.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Maureen in Danville – May 01, 2018
Dr. Schwartz has done surgeries on my left and right hands and has done an excellent job with each surgery. I have had a great experience with his care team both pre and post surgery.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 28, 2018
I have been impressed with his, his PA and his staffs thoroughness starting with my initial visit and thereafter. They are professional, friendly and polite. Great interaction using modern technology and available any time with questions. Highly recommended.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Kathy in Antioch – Mar 08, 2018
From the time I first walked into the office, I felt comfortable. The greeting was warm from staff to Doctors. They were very concerned that I be fully informed and asked if I had questions. Some Doctors can be a little preoccupied, but, I never got that feeling from either of the Doctors that treated me. I would highly recommend this team of Doctors and staff. From the amount of people in the greeting room, that was NEVER empty, they are in high demand. Thank you
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deborah White Kuhl in Oakley Cal – Mar 01, 2018
I have been seeing Dr Schwartz for 20+ years for hand & shoulder issues. He’s operated on me 10 times during that time period & I credit his care for being able to finish a 30+ year professional career. Thank you!!
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
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Curt in Livermore, CA – Feb 14, 2018
BEST surgery experience I’ve ever had. I never had any pain or discomfort after surgery, which I credit to having a GREAT surgeon.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Darlene Murphy in Pleasanton CA – Jan 26, 2018
Dr Schwartz and staff came highly recommended to me back in 1993 when I had problems with my left hand carpal tunnel. The surgery and recovery was incredibly easy and immediate relief. Now 24 years later my right hand developed carpal tunnel so there was no doubt Dr Schwartz was doing it. And again the surgery and recovery was as expected and with an added bonus of daily check ins using HealthLoop.
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
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Ron V in Benicia – Jan 10, 2018
Dr Schwartz is a trusted physician and has been a Family orthopedic surgeon to our family. I had my 1st procedure on my wrist in December 2017. I have more to come. We come back for all wrist and shoulder injuries as his work is empecable and his care is magnificent. I trust him and will again in 2018 with my shoulders.
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
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Ronald Fuentes in Danville CA – Dec 27, 2017
Had a very good experience with Dr Schwartz and PA Josef. Highly recommended.
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
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Dublin, CA – Nov 07, 2017
Doctor Schwartz and his staff are amazing. I had carpal tunnel surgery done by another doctor on my other hand and my experience with Dr. Schwartz out weighed my first experience by a 100%. The customer service I got was above and beyond. Every day they checked in with me. I was able to get my medication way before my surgery and all my physical therapy appointments set up. There was no stress at all at any point through my experience. Thank you
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Livermore, CA – Oct 30, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Webster Orthopedics is committed to excellence in treating all of your orthopedic problems. Since 1939, patients in the East Bay have placed their trust...Read more

Biography

Dr. Schwartz attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where he graduated with honors as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1990
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1985
University of Maryland Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. John Schwartz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schwartz frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Schwartz specializes.

Where is Dr. John Schwartz, MD's office located?

Dr. Schwartz's office is located at 5801 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 210, San Ramon, CA 94583. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schwartz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schwartz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schwartz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (800) 943-8099.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Schwartz is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Ganglion Cyst
Trigger Finger
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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High
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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Schwartz is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

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Glenoid Labrum Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Broken Arm
Rotator Cuff Tear
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Dr. Schwartz's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Advantage-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
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Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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CorVel
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Interplan Health Group
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Locations

Practice

5801 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 210 San Ramon, CA 94583
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Stanford Health Care Valleycare

Pleasanton, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)