Dr. Roy Meals, MD

Dr. Roy Meals, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Roy Meals, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

1033 Gayley Ave Ste 104

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 97% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 97% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Meals's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Meals has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Meals' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Meals to family and friends
17 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Meals' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had trigger finger and I had cortizone shot and my finger was ok for 8 months , and now I can't move my finger again . I am Trying Acupuncture and I think will work ! After asteroid shot my tendon is more thin! I don't recommend anybody to take this shot !
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Worked for me! i couldn’t move my finger for 1 months i had trigger thumb because my work. I am doing Eyelash Extensions for 10 years!!! Dr Meals gave me cortisone shot, and in 1 week my finger start to move! Now, I am doing acupuncture and my acupuncturist said use hot for tendonites never...more
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I came to see this doctor after being cared for at Scripps- waited close to an hour for him - took my water proof cast off to show him my left hand and pinky - said looks good- never took new xrays - said all was good-turns out it wasn't healing and scar tissue later -now needs surgery -when he saw...more
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He was condescending and dismissive. At no point did I feel like a person to him. When I asked what if the steroid shot doesn't work he brushed it off and said it would. It did not work, and the shot made my entire hand hurt, not just my thumb.
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