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.
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.