Dr. Matthew M. Malerich, MD

Dr. Matthew M. Malerich, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 72 years old

At Dignity Health, we understand that you want your physical activities to be pain free. To help you achieve that desire, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center at Mercy has brought together the top orthopedic surgeons in the area to provide the most comprehensive orthopedic care in town. Let our physicians help you get your life back. The physicians at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center can address your pain. We deal with any issues of the hand.Read more

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At Dignity Health, we understand that you want your physical activities to be pain free. To help you achieve that desire, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center at Mercy has brought together the top orthopedic surgeons in the area to provide the most comprehensive orthopedic care in town. Let our physicians help you get your life back. The physicians at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center can address your pain. We deal with any issues of the hand.Read more

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  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Malerich's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (7)
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Dealing with the Dr. is Great! ...Scheduling appointments and calling in and getting prompt response is the problem. Staff is always friendly but everything seems to happen at a snail's pace, or your forgotten altogether (been there). Maybe that's just me, but that's not stopping me going back to the Dr. again!!! PS - I never had to schedule an urgent appointment!
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    St Lukes Roosevlt Roosevlt

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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Dr. Malerich's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Malerich's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Malerich

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Malerich's Care Philosophy

At Dignity Health, we understand that you want your physical activities to be pain free. To help you achieve that desire, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center at Mercy has brought together the top orthopedic surgeons in the area to provide the most comprehensive orthopedic care in town. Let our physicians help you get your life back. The physicians at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center can address your pain. We deal with any issues of the hand.