Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO

Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO

Interventional Spine MedicineMale

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(831) 204-6156

Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO is a Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. He is affiliated with Dominican Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ryan to book an appointment.

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Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican

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(831) 204-6156
Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican1595 Soquel Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Low Wait Times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.
  • Trustworthy Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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Dr. Ryan's Reviews

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4.6

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I have gone to Dr Ryan to treat major back pain for several years.
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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L. J. Thomas – Jul 09, 2020
L. J., thank you for your feedback as we love to...Read More
I wasn’t impressed. I’ve had back pain severe enough that I couldn’t walk more than 10’. I don’t like taking opioids for the pain, so decided to try a “pain doc” for the first time. It took 6 weeks to get an appointment with Dr. Ryan. At the appointment, Dr. Ryan told me I was overweight, ordered an MRI, and scheduled me to come back in 2 months... TWO MONTHS! He did NOTHING for my pain and I didn’t feel any compassion or empathy that I was in pain. I called another local pain doc, got an appointment in 2 weeks, got an injection in my back 2 weeks later, and I can walk again... yay!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 01, 2020
Dr Ryan us very caring explains everything very well, the procedures, about your condition, he is attentive, listens to you and there is a very calming mannerism about him that makes you feel comfortable to be under his care.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Mariza Leff – Oct 21, 2019
Thank you
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sarah Edmundson in Santa cruz, CA – Apr 21, 2019
Dr. Ryan, He is an incredible surgeon and Dr. of— OD's do this roughly: manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, surgery, and very sparingly used drugs. A rough definition: The study and treatment of disease and physiologic dysfunction grounded in a disordered musculoskeletal system. Basically that's from Wikipedia, and its important because this doctor cares about you, your wellness, your spinal conditions, and you as a person. He helps me sooo much! Thank you for everything Doc!!!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Charles Idler in Santa Cruz, CA – Oct 15, 2016
Dr.Ryan listened to me and thanks to him he found a tumor in my spinal canal 20mm. Dr.Ryan also listened to me after the hospital said that my neck was fine. Dr.Ryan sent me for a MRI and my neck wasn't ok. Dr.Ryan saved me from being paralyzed! I still have problems but Dr.Ryan has tried to address each problem from the damage the tumor caused me. Dr.Ryan is professional and a compassionate Dr ever!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Khuston in santa cruz – Oct 04, 2016

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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. Ryan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ryan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ryan treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

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

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ryan treats Chronic Pain more than 96% of his peers

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

Dr. Ryan's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Ryan accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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 Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Blue Shield of California
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our goal is to help patients return to community living.  We design individually tailored non-surgical treatment plans to ensure the best possible...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2011
Stanford University
Residency Hospital
2011
Stanford
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO?

Call (831) 204-6156 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO accepting new patients?

Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ryan's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Ryan frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ryan treats.

Where is Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO's office located?

Dr. Ryan's office is located at 1595 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Matthew Ryan, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ryan has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ryan is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Dominican Hospital

Santa Cruz, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received