Dr. Samy Metyas, MD

Dr. Samy Metyas, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Samy Metyas, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Covina, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Read his story

500 W San Bernardino Rd Ste A

Covina, CA 91722

Contact Information

(626) 966-1909

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthCare Partners
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Metyas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Metyas "Samy Metyas MD, MSc, FACR, FACP Dr Metyas is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and has a Master's Degree in orthopedic surgery. He has a private Rheumatology practice in Covina, CA. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Southern California (USC), Chairman of Advocacy Committee of California Rheumatology Alliance and past-president of Southern California Rheumatology Society. Dr. Metyas has multiple publications in renowned peer review journals. He had presented multiple abstracts in the American College of Rheumatology meetings as well as the European Congress of Rheumatology. Dr. Metyas is a member of The Editorial Board of Current Rheumatology Reviews Journal and The Journal of Clinical Anesthesia and Management. Dr Metyas is a Fellow of American College of Rheumatology and The American College of Medicine. He also served as the Chairman, Treasurer and President of Southern California Rheumatology Society for 6 consecutive years. He received multiple honorable awards including Super Doctor by the Los Angeles Magazine in 2016, 2017 and the Medical Honoree Award at the Los Angeles Arthritis Walk 2016. He also received Top Doctor Club Member Award in 2014. He was the recipient of the Award of Distinction Leadership by Citrus Valley Health Partners. He was also a recipient of The United States House of Representatives Certificate of Congressional Recognition as well as The California State Senate Certificate of Recognition and The County of Los Angeles Commendation. Dr. Metyas has been acknowledged by his local community when he received The Outstanding Peer Satisfaction Award and nominated for Hospital Hero Award. Dr. Metyas is conducting multiple clinical trials in different aspects of rheumatology including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gouty arthritis, low back pain, Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. He is a national and international speaker for many pharmaceutical companies. He is conducting multiple grand rounds in the surrounding community hospitals as well as seminars for patient education. He is an instructor for the specialty of rheumatology for the Board Review of the American College of Physicians board review course. Dr. Metyas assembles "The Metyas Hope Team" as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Arthritis Walk which is a part of the Southern California Arthritis Foundation. He was interviewed by Tracy Young on Charter Communications HLN local edition and he is a regular guest speaker on multiple TV talk shows which are broadcasted internationally for Arabic speakers about different Rhematological diseases."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Metyas "Thank you for your interest in Covina Arthritis Clinic. We look forward to working with you and assisting you with your specific healthcare needs. Our team of dedicated professions will always strive to provide you with the best possible rheumatologic care.

With over a combined 25 years of experience in the field of rheumatology our physicians are board certified in both internal medicine as well as rheumatology. We continue to serve our area by providing state of art diagnostics and treatment for multiple diseases in our field of expertise; diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Connective tissue disease, Scleroderma, Osteoarthritis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, Vasculitis, Juvenile Arthritis , Chron's disease, and Ulcerative Colitis just to name a few. We diagnose and treat a multitude of other rare autoimmune diseases.

We have medical staff privileges in Citrus Valley Medical center in Covina and Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora. Teaching is an integral part of our beliefs and we continue to teach at LAC/USC Medical School. Come and visit our new state of art Medical building with ample parking."


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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease in Pregnancy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Eye Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Bone Density Scan
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lab Service
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

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.


  • Menoufia University, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Seton Hall University School Grad Med Ed
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Master Of Orthopeadic Surgery
    Other Education | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Metyas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Metyas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Metyas to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Metyas' Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Covina, CA |
As others have said, an hour wait with no apology or explanation. Unacceptable.
Upland, CA |
Never even got into see Dr. Metyas . His office staff was so rude I decided to go elsewhere.
in San Dimas, CA |
HORRIBLE, the most inconsiderate Dr yet. My mother drove over and hour for her appointment, was in the waiting room for 1 hour before the staff told her "he was at a conference that day." How inconsiderate and unprofessional! Save your self some time and go to a Dr who cares for their sick patients. Beyond upset with how the staff treated her as well.
I am extremely sorry for your bad experience, I had a lecture in noon time the day of your Mom's appointment , as you may aware, I am assistant professor of rheumatology and teach our fellows , physicians and residents. In my way back , I stuck in traffic and you are aware of Los Angeles traffic especially in Holidays time . I came late, looking forward seeing your mom but she left the office. again, I am sorry for inconvenience and your Mom time.
Covina, CA |
I came in to check for joint problems and ended up being paneled for Lupus. My only symptoms at the time were joint paint and fatigue (very minor), but my follow up appointment was scheduled a month later. Forward 2 weeks, I'm experiencing inflammation everywhere on my legs and I can't even see him or my paneling results! He is the only one I can see but I don't even have the luxury of getting his help! He won't even see me until the scheduled appointment either!
He's very intelligent, but he over books his paitents. In turn your appointment will always run late about an hour. He takes lunchtime out during your scheduled appointment. I also overheard him telling a medication salesman that he would find someone to give the medication he was buying to.
in West Covina, CA |
He is very personable and seems to be as concern as the patient towards my problem. He explain all my options and what he can do. He told me what I need and what he can recommend. I find him to be honest and passionate about his profession. I will surely recommend him to my relatives and friends.
covina |
I always waited an hr. When I saw him the 2nd time he asked if I was a clinical trial?! He didn't listen to me when I told him I have a history of AI chronic pancreatitis and I need to go slow on meds. Well, he prescribed my high doses of meds, which in 3 days caused pancreatitis. I saw my GP & she stopped it,started on low dose meds.I made a F/U appt with the PA & said the dose was too high/started new meds. I saw her a month later & told her the fatigue is uncontrollable causing tachycardia.
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Dr. Metyas accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
    Whole HealthPrimeCare California HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthCare Partners
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Metyas has admitting privileges

Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-Community Campus
210 W San Bernardino Rd
Covina, CA 91723
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Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley
1115 S Sunset Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
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Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
250 S Grand Ave
Glendora, CA 91741
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LAC + USC Medical Center
2051 Marengo St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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