Dr. Nathan A. Hoekzema, MD

Dr. Nathan A. Hoekzema, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Male | 41 years old

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Patient health and wellness is my top priority. I make sure to form strong relationships with my patients to create optimized plans for their care. Patients will always experience clear communication and respect when it comes to their goals and concerns. Whether the situation is simple or complex, I guide each care plan with each patient to achieve the most ideal results possible.Read more

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Nathan Hoekzema, M.D., specializes in surgical care of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery...Read more

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Nathan Hoekzema, M.D., specializes in surgical care of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has an added qualification for hand surgery.

Before coming to central California, he held the title of Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with the Mayo Clinic while practicing in the Mayo Clinic Health System.

An avid researcher and lecturer, he has been the recipient of a Hand Rehabilitation Foundation Research Grant and given presentations at national and international meetings on topics including:  "Intra-articular pathology of extra-articular distal radius malunions", "The microbiology of upper extremity injuries" and "Osteosarcoma of the Pelvis:  Outcome Analysis of Surgical Treatment".

Nathan Hoekzema, M.D., received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic where he received the Joseph M. Janes Award for compassion, competence and devotion to the specialty of Orthopedics. Upon completion of his residency training, he went on to complete a fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship at The Philadelphia Hand Center & Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery, and the American Medical Association. 

Dr. Hoekzema's Care Philosophy

Patient health and wellness is my top priority. I make sure to form strong relationships with my patients to create optimized plans for their care. Patients will always experience clear communication and respect when it comes to their goals and concerns. Whether the situation is simple or complex, I guide each care plan with each patient to achieve the most ideal results possible. 

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

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  •  Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Completed in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Wrist Replacement

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