Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD

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Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. AmezagaUrruela has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. AmezagaUrruela to book an appointment.

Dr. AmezagaUrruela

Lee Physician Group - Rheumatology

8960 Colonial Center Dr Ste 302 Fort Myers, FL 33905
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. AmezagaUrruela

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Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. AmezagaUrruela is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
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High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. AmezagaUrruela is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis
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High
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Very High
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Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases

Rheumatologic muscular disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polymyositis in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes muscle pain, stiffness or weakness.Compare with other Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases specialists.

Dr. AmezagaUrruela is experienced in the area of Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Polymyositis
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. AmezagaUrruela is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Sjögren's Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Sclerosis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
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Dr. AmezagaUrruela's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(239) 343-9633

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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. AmezagaUrruela's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. AmezagaUrruela

4.1

Based on 64 ratings

5 Stars
73.4375%
(47)
4 Stars
3.125%
(2)
3 Stars
1.5625%
(1)
2 Stars
3.125%
(2)
1 Star
18.75%
(12)
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What went well
  • Office environment (47)
  • Staff friendliness (46)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (45)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
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As an Concierge Internal Medicine physician, I have referred several patients to Dr Amezaga, and they have all been very pleased with their office visits . I am taking the time to write this review, because I am very impressed with the thorough, academic approach the she takes with her patients. She is a great asset to our community!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Paul Tritel, MD – Feb 13, 2021
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I wish I could give a 5 star but the extremely rude lady that makes the appointments won’t help me or my referring physician to even get an appointment. In fact my doctor from back home has called 6 times now and been put on hold for over a half hour and then disconnected. I’ve managed to get through one time in at least 15 attempts, waiting over an hour, only to be told at this time they haven’t had time to even review the 50 pages of faxed medical records from my rheumatologist in St Louis and then hung up on me. I called Lee Memorial to try to speak with a patient advocate and was told this hospital doesn’t participate in that program! I’ve consulted in over 50 hospitals in my pharmacy career from Yale on one coast to Cedars on another and never once have I heard of such a thing. It sure would have been nice to have to Not fly back and forth to see my doctor, but unfortunately her office staff decides who can and cannot be treated. This is very discriminating!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Diana Woodside – Jan 22, 2021
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December 13, 2020 TO: Dr. Matxalen Amexaga, Rhematologist FROM: Linda M. Soeder, Patient My appointment was on December 9th with Dr. Matxalen Amexaga, Rhematologist; she is knowledgeable, competent, courteous, and caring! When I need another doctor for my issues she refers me. In this case my issues were pain in my lower back, and she sent a referral to my Dr. Tafel, Orthopedic Specialist. I can always count on Dr. Matxalen Amexaga to help me. The front office staff, the nurses and assistants from the time I enter the office they all welcome me with a smile, they are very efficient, thoughtful, knowledgeable, dedicated to ensuring me I will be well taken care of! When I leave I have a smile and say, Thanks to all of you and I will return when I need assistant from this awesome office. Sincerely, Linda M. Soeder
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
2 people found this helpful
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Linda Soeder – Dec 14, 2020
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Dr Amezaga MD is probably one of the best we have in this town. This specialty is tough on the Consumer.......There are some real Losers and then there is a GEM like Dr. Amezaga. Big difference in the level of Care. She starts off with intensive blood work and clearly explains everything to you! The only unfortunate things are she is very difficult to get your foot in the door. Second to that, is she is employed by Lee Health, the monopoly in Town. Otherwise,,,,,,she should have her own Office !
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Arnold – Dec 13, 2020
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Dr. Amezaga is a fantastic doctor, one of the best. She listens and hears you. She is great at explaining her game plans and wants to makes sure that you fully understand them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Skerson – Nov 11, 2020
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I was not the patient, my husband was. Yes, he has been discharged and we are so happy. Dr. A said, if he needs her, just call. She is awesome, she always answered my questions and was so kind to me. She needs more stars and I am so thankful she is part of us now????????
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
2 people found this helpful
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DONNA Sinnet – Nov 06, 2020
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She is the most intelligent, personable, informative doctor She listens to you and really cares. I can’t say enough good things about her and her great staff. If I could give her 10 stars I would. Thank you Dr. A. For being the great awsome doctor that you are.??????????
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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Eric Sonnet – Nov 06, 2020
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Dr A is excellent IF you can get in to see her. She listens to you and it's clear she wants to help and educate you. She is 5+ stars however, scheduling is a huge problem, even as an established patient. It's impossible to get an appointment within a reasonable time frame (you usually get an appt 3+ months out). I had to wait 6 months for my new patient appt and then 2-3 months for follow-ups when she wanted to see me back in a month. How is she supposed to provide proper care when Lee has her so booked.
What went well
  • 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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patineta – Oct 05, 2020
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Referral sent November 2019 and December 2019. Called 7 times. Said they would call me three times. No call. August 2020 giving up. 10 months wasted.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
4 people found this helpful
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Aug 14, 2020
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Wow! what a caring, intelligent, involved doctor! I feel that I am in the best of hands, Dr. Amezaga is on the button when it comes to new techniques, treatments that are highly effective in my case.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Pauline Shockess – Jul 21, 2020
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Dr. Amezaga is very knowledgeable and skilled in her specialty area. When I first began seeing her she was very patient and compassionate. Now, almost 3 years later, her knowledge and skill have remained exceptional; however, due to increased patient load she does not have as much time to spend with each patient. If I bring up concerns she addresses them, I just wish she didn’t seem so rushed.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 15, 2020
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She is awesome really understanding, she takes time to ask and answer questions. She reads her notes and make sure she has the facts before dealing with 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
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 14, 2020
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She is an exceptional dictor who TRULY LISTENS and genuinely cares about each individual patient. She is a standout in her field.
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
No results
6 people found this helpful
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DEMM – Mar 10, 2020
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If I could give Dr. Amezaga 6 stars I would. She is a very knowledgeable, thorough, and a very patient doctor . I have been going to her since she joined this practice and I am 100% better. Don't hesitate to make your appointment with her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine C Cobb – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr. Amezaga is brilliant, caring and coherently communicative. She’s wonderful.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Jan 25, 2020
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Wonderful kind doctor! Dr Amezaga has helped me to be able to live without pain. I have recommend her to friends with RA
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
8 people found this helpful
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Nancy Kuhnz – Oct 16, 2019
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Been trying to get an appointment for over six months. I’ve had multiple referrals and test results submitted. Beyond ridiculous
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Sharon – Oct 15, 2019
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I can't give an accurate review of this doctor because I've been waiting for an appointment since June. It's October! My primary doctor sent a referral to this office June 26. I am still waiting. I've called and stopped by the office several times wondering what the delay is all about. They are "backed up" and cannot even tell me if they received all my lab results. Unfortunately, they said, if they haven't received those results, when they do finally get to my name, they will not give me an appointment or even call to let me know. My referral will just go in the trash bin. So here I sit, not knowing if I will ever get a call or not. In the meantime, my symptoms are worsening and I have been forced to make an appointment with a doctor with worse reviews and lower ratings. I'm so not-thrilled about that. So much for "Do not delay seeking treatment or your condition may cause permanent damage." The doctor may or may not be an excellent specialist, but the scheduling team sucks a big one!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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BJAnt – Oct 09, 2019
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Rude and uncaring. Find another practice. I wouldn't refer this group if it was the only Rheumatologist in Florida. Shameful
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 21, 2019
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Awful
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Biography

Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. AmezagaUrruela has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2013
Baylor CM
Fellowship Hospital
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. AmezagaUrruela frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See all practice areas where Dr. AmezagaUrruela specializes.

Where is Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD's office located?

Dr. AmezagaUrruela's office is located at 8960 Colonial Center Dr Ste 302, Fort Myers, FL 33905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Lee Physician Group - Rheumatology

Lee Physician Group - Rheumatology8960 Colonial Center Dr Ste 302 Fort Myers, FL 33905
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

HealthPark Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received