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Matthew Baltz, MD

4.4 out of 5 (297 Ratings)


Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Matthew Baltz

Dr. Baltz received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut Medical School. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Baltz is a member of the American Academy of Surgeons and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. His special interests include arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder and ankle, sports related injuries, general fractures and hand surgery.

He previously served as assistant team physician for the Boston Celtics and Northeastern University. Currently, he is the team physician for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Wareham Gatemen.

Dr. Baltz is board certified in orthopedic surgery.

Matthew speaks Spanish


Matthew practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

One Recovery Road
Wareham, MA 02571

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.766258 -70.70495199999999

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (68)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • My case was new to the provider, I just needed to get a plan to get back on my feet and explore my options. Dr has to be able to explain that like this is what we can do etc.

  • My whole experience with Dr. Baltz office was extremely professional, and I wouldn't go to anyone other than Dr. Baltz for type of care that I needed and received he's excellent.

  • Staff was courtesy and helpful. They made appointments that work with my schedule. Dr. Baltz listened to my concerns and helped me make a plan to address my individual medical problems

  • Nice people, well run office, good care, diagnosis and treatment approaches well explained

  • Dr. Baltz takes the time to explain everything and to listen and understand my concerns

  • I wasn't impressed with the dr , rude

  • Really like the doctor. I'm fairly knowledgeable about medical terms ect so understanding was easy. My medical issues are many and can be intertwined. Unfortunately multiple doctors do not work together which I believe better medical care would be possible.

  • Very pleasant workers. Very courteous and caringu00A0

  • I was upset when I first got there because they didn't have me on the schedule which was made one week ago after finding out that the provider was not going to be in. I had to make special arrangements for a ride. If I wasn't going to be seen this was a major problem for me. It took them a little bit but they fit me in and I was able to get home in time for an in visit. I appreciated the medical assistant for her being able to get that accomplished.

  • They did a good job and were very courteous. They treated me well.

  • The staff was very pleasant and friendly, I personally did not care for the doctor. I did not find him friendly, personal or caring. I saw him for a compressed nerve and he said that due to my fibromyalgia he didn't think surgery would help me. Anything that would help relieve any additional discomfort to me would be a benefit to me, however I would not prefer to have Dr. Baltz due surgery on due to his personality.

  • The specialist saw me at appointed time.He was able to explain my options for treatment.

  • very curtious and knowledgable

  • A great group of people. Very friendly and professional

  • more doctors and staff should be like this office Amazing

  • Promptness with appointment!

  • the doctor did not seem very sympathetic...just a feeling I had. maybe I miss read him

  • The receptionist and nurse and xray technician were amazing.Can't say that about the doctor. Maybe he had a bad day!

  • Everything was fine. .

  • I did not have to wait to be called in the examining room. The nurse took my medical information. I was escorted to the x-ray room and which was quick and efficient. Back to the examining room and ten minutes later I saw Doctor Batlz. Very well done!

  • Yes, Dr. Baltz met with me and he was very thorough and his work and made a recommendation and forward me to another colleague who could help the situation was a pleasure working with them and seeing him.

  • Provider and office staff are extremely kind and helpful and have a genuine concern for my well-being very happy with the care I have received over the last several years since I have been in their care however contacting them is a complete nightmare I understand there are many other people that need to be served But the phone system and communication is horrible need a way to get through to the office directly instead of having my calls constantly screamed awful awful practice but the level of the care is excellent when and if I do get through

  • Everything was very satisfactory

  • All went well, I was provided with the care of was seeking new follow up is being provided

  • Cordial staff, minimal wait times. This was my first visit with Dr. Balz. He was, pleasant, asked questions and offered what I feel was an effective treatment plan. I would recommend him to my friends and family for orthopedic needs.

  • He explained things to about my condition that I didn't understand before.

  • All the staff were very friendly, helpful and patient. Dr. Baltz took the time to thoroughly explain the issue with my knee and what the possible remedies would be, as well as recovery times.

  • Support staff/ nurses were attentive and professional

  • Long wait to see doctor. Appt was at 10:15, saw doctor at 11:00. The longest time I have spent inside a building in months

  • Dr Baltz is amazing, always knows exactly how to pinpoint my pain

  • Everything went soothly.thank you

  • Dr. Baltz explains everything to me. He was very, he was nice. He was a doctor who could, he could have been. I don't know. He's just right to the point and I guess that's good. But the only thing I could complain about is I got a cortisone shot and I didn't get the freight of freeze it and it was very it was a hurt and I wish she had used the spray of freeze before she gave it to me. That's all, it was a good experience.

  • If you want me to answer questions, please speak in something other than technology speak. The first time you called and you're talking about telehealth. I can only assume that you're talking about did I see the physician in person or did I have a conversation with the physician over the phone? Please be clearer and what you are asking for so that I don't have to make assumptions about what it is you're asking me.

  • Pain relieved after a cortisone injection and goals set for improving my overall health and living situation. Acceptance and greater understanding of arthritis in my knee. I am a Senior but there are still many things I can do to improve my mobility and alleviate discomfort. TY

  • I was scheduled for a short visit to have cortisone put in my knee and that went very well as usual that's always actually, but I also was having a problem with my neck, Dr. Baltz was wonderful. He took the time to take and have x-rays taken talk to me about a fall I had recently and about an arthritic nick, and he's referred me to physical therapy. So I was extremely happy with the appointment. Thank you.

  • You did everything well as usual, nothing needs improvement,I've never had any problems in 30 years with doctors and staff

  • First visit. Everyone was welcoming, and efficient. My only issue involved the crutches I was provided. I was asked my height and given a pair of crutches. Then I was left alone. I had little experience with crutches and almost fell over a few times. A nice staff member observed me leaving and adjusted them. They were still difficult and when I got home adjusted the handle height. They are ok now.

  • 2 new shoulders ... effortlessly!!!!!

  • 35 minute in exam room before Doctor came in..No one mentioned during that time that he was runnung so would have been nice if someone kept me informed as too how late he was running instead of just leaving me alone in the exam room.

  • The process and facility was fine following protocol due to COVID

  • Dr. Baltz was comforting and with a professional gentle manner explained everything to me and presented me with options in order to make a wise decision as to how to deal with my situation.I felt confident that he was offering the best options for my situation and trusted him explicitly.Later the next day I had to call as I was suffering from extreme pain and received a call back from the dr. on call, Dr. [Name] who was exceptional. He gave me a regiment of Advil and Tylenol to help with pain and thoroughly explained the dosing procedure in a manner that I could understand. He was extremely caring and sensitive to my needs.

  • Very efficient and pleasant

  • Extremely well run office. Staff were all great and Dr Baltz was excellent diagnosing me and explaining my options.

  • Staff was very friendly. Dr. Baltz was thorough in addressing my situation, discussing options for treatment.

  • Drs and nurses were rude when they ask question they need to listen to the patient's answers. Seemed like they didn't care, just wanted to give injection and move on to the next patient.

  • My first visit, and it was fine.

  • To be honest my appointment was confusing and didn't help my anxiety of having a broken bone. Interaction with Dr wasn't reassuring and again very confusing.

  • Service was quick and professional

  • Personable and professional in every way. Willing to clarify any questions in a straight forward manner.

  • No issues. Got in an out and sufficient time. The experience I was looking for thank you

  • The entire staff was very helpful, Dr Baltz' s treatment has been tremendously helpful, still waiting for some test results, but am recovering quickly, thank you

  • Understand my concerns and helped me understand the situation

  • Everyone was very pleasant answered all my questions very understanding and very helpful. I was glad I came to this appointment.

  • The staff in the office were fantastic. Doctor Baltz was great and took time to explain my issue and what my options were.

  • First time seeing Dr. B. Liked him very much. He explained everything step by step to me right down to the cotton swab!

  • The front desk staff and medical assistant staff are wonderful. There were caring, welcoming and professional. I felt listened to and heard when interacting with each.

  • Dr. Blatz listen to me about my pain in my shoulder and he explained all the options and what caused the arthritis and the remedy I had a Cortizone shot as I am not quite ready for a shoulder replacement very happy with this facility thank you

  • Great service, wish I could have gotten appointment sooner.

  • Dr. Baltz has performed other orthopedic procedures/surgeries on me and I have always been satisfied and have the utmost confidence in him. He is very caring and shows concern for my health.

  • A little more time, and how to handle the visit more in tune with my situation

  • Communication was well and also information on whet is best for my situation

  • Very professional

  • Great provider! Wouldn't use anyone else in South Coast for my Orthopedic issues. Thank you Dr. Baltz.

  • Doctor was very professional, professional and knowledgeable about my condition, but did not ask me any questions about my life and what I do for work and how it would affect me. Otherwise, he was very very professional, but I felt like he did a lot of the talking and didn't ask a lot of questions about what was going on with my health concern. Thank you.

  • Everything was fine.

  • The doctor and office are always cheerful, helpful, and respectful.

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