Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 40
  
Dr. AmezagaUrruela
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Lee Physician Group - Rheumatology

8960 Colonial Center Dr Ste 302 Fort Myers, FL 33905

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Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. AmezagaUrruela has more experience with Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Autoimmune 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.


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Dr. AmezagaUrruela accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Osteoporosis

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

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Osteopenia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Osteoporosis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Arthritis and 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 and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Arthritis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 100% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Sjögren's Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. AmezagaUrruela treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. AmezagaUrruela's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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4.1

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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Aug 21, 2019
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Dr. Amezaga is a superb doctor. She listens attentively to the patient’s concerns and leaves no stone unturned in her quest for accurate answers. She prescribes tests and treatments as warranted and shares all information in an understandable way to the patient. She is very quick and efficient and is working every minute to find answers to the most difficult questions. Dr. Amezaga makes eye contact, connecting with the patient’s needs and concerns. I absolutely love and trust Dr. Amezaga with my health care and am so thankful that I finally found the right doctor!
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May 22, 2019
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I have been sick for a very long time and finally met Dr. Amezaga! She has changed my life! Everything about her is wonderful! I will NEVER change doctors! Stacia Wilkin, Lehigh
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May 03, 2019
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We found Dr Amezaga to be extremely attentive, thorough in her exam and thoughtful in her explanation of her diagnosis. Fantastic Doctor!
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Apr 05, 2019
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Dr. Amezaga listens to what the patient has to say. She is very attentive and patient with her patients. She is the best rheumatologist that I have ever seen.
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Liliana in Ft Myers – Jul 28, 2018
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I have always found Dr Amezaga to be polite, courteous, and she always answers my question. If I use mychart to communicate, they always get back to me in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend her.
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Tricia Scalia – Jul 03, 2018
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Dr. Amezaga is a caring and knowledgeable physician. She anticipated my office visit and had taken notes on my lab results and had a treatment plan. I appreciated her explanations and suggestions.
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Helen Ramsey in Sanibel, FL – Jul 02, 2018
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Dr Amezaga is highly intelligent she has a wonderful bedside manner. She takes the time to listen to you and does everything she possibly can to help. She is very thorough and leaves no stone unturned.
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Bobbi Whitlock in FL – Jun 22, 2018
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She discusses each option. Then writes down step by step instructions. She answers all questions carefully.
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Nancy Arnold in FL – May 30, 2018
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Amezaga to anyone needing a rheumatologist. She is so caring and thorough. I have incredible confidence in the level of care I receive from her.
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Laura in Cape Coral, FL – May 17, 2018
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Dr. Amezaga is very knowledgeable and thorough. She is also very kind and patient. am thankful to have her as my doctor.
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Biography

Dr. Matxalen AmezagaUrruela, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. AmezagaUrruela has more experience with Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with ...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

More Information

  • Does Dr. AmezagaUrruela communicate via email?

    Yes, 1 patient said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. AmezagaUrruela offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 3 patients said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. AmezagaUrruela offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 4 patients said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. AmezagaUrruela have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 3 patients said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. AmezagaUrruela offer weekend visits?

    No, 3 users indicated that they do not offer weekend visits

  • Does Dr. AmezagaUrruela offer evening visits?

    No, 3 users indicated that they do not offer evening visits

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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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Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

HealthPark Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average