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Matthew Baltz, MD

4.4 out of 5 (249 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


Practicing 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 (47)

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.

  • All satisfied

  • Courteous staff. It was a good visit. Dr Baltz was very kind and explained my problem in depth.Grateful for the time he spent with me..

  • Dr. Baltz listened and explained to me what my problem of bursitis was and methods of treatment to help me. He was patient, calm manner, and very thorough. The office staff was attentive to me while I was there.

  • Excellent consultation/care

  • Efficient

  • Perfect ; staff were timely and pleasant. MD searched my medical record for previous MRI info.

  • Everythingu00A0

  • Excellent overall experience. Extra 15 minute wait for a morning appointment was surprising, but not dissapointing.

  • Dr baltz seems to not really care about my needs h actually got mad at me cause I wanted a cortisone shot instead of surgery I couldn't do surgery because I take care of my granddaughter he gave me the shot but maid me very uncomfortable.

  • The doctor was excellent.

  • Seen quickly and given good information

  • I wanted this appointment to gain information and Dr.Baltz gave me the information I was seeking.

  • Dr. Baltz was professional, a good listener and answered all my questions and gave me three options in answer to my concerns. He also took some extra time to show me my X-rays and explain clearly the issue with my left shoulder, surgery done 22 years ago. Thank you.

  • Just very Professional and took care of me and made me understand everything that was going on with my foot.

  • Knowledgeable professional. Explained process.

  • Everyone there was fine, not overboard, and I didn't have to have much contact with anyone.

  • I'll never go back. I'll drive to [Name] or anywhere else but won't go back to this office to see this doctor. The doctor was condescending and I felt he didn't listen.

  • Everyone on the staff is professional and personable. My health care needs are a top priority and everyone listens to me and have follow up questions. Everything is explained and multiple options are presented. End of visit directions and overview are explained and staff asks if I have any questions or anything I don't understand.

  • Excellent service at the reception. The employees treated me with courtesy. Dr Baltz, excellent physician. I was very satisfied. Thanks! God bless you!

  • No way to iprove. I was in an out with all the answers quickly!

  • Very knowledgeable MD but not right for my issue.More info should be asked when making appointment to be sure that this is a correct match.

  • The Dr had no bedside manner, was very rude and made my daughter feel like she wasn't in as much pain as she said.

  • Everyone was courtesy and respectful i was very happy being a patient there

  • Dr. Baltz took extra X-rays after my primary care did say I had nothing wrong and he found that I had a cracked clavicle and explained all the pain that I was in. I appreciated it greatly that he took the time to take extra X-rays and look closer for my injury. Thank you.

  • Everyone demonstrated professionalism, empathy and expertise. I felt comfortable that I was getting the best care for my issue each step of the way. My questions were addressed clearly and completely.

  • Late afternoon appt. seemed rushed. Did not listen to my concerns. Rude and disrespectful.

  • I got the greatest care of all ,it was fantastic experience and I would recommend the place at the hospital to anybody and Thanks. Bye.

  • Super place super supporting staff great doctor

  • This is only my initial experience with doctor... with the orthopedic person. The first time I've seen him, so, I mean, I can't really judge. As we go on, it would be easier. But for a first impression very good, very attentive, very down to business, explained everything thoroughly, so that's what I can go on.

  • A little less business & more empathy

  • Hi Dr. Baltz and all of the ladies who work there are always very pleasant and professional and I get my cortisone shot in my knee and it's effective for a few months and I just wanted to say they do a great job. Thank you.

  • The women at the door taking temperature was sitting in a chair engrossed in her cell phone. I didn't even think she worked there. I was almost inside before she started the Covid screening. Never had any greeting at all. Dr baltz is borderline rude. He is quick in and out. I find his personality abrasive. I know he is good at what he does but he is not pleasant. This is not my first interaction with him and it's always the same.

  • Always got great treatment and any questions answered.

  • This is not my first experience there. This is probably the 6th time. I've seen him. I only go to him. I am thrilled with him, and I couldn't be happier with my outcome thank you.

  • Very helpful

  • This was my first appointment and I can say they all seemed very friendly and helpful. The Dr seemed to be knowledgeable of my past knee problems from other providers.Very good at explaining to me just what is wrong with my knee and what the future plan could be. I feel from the moment I walked in to the x rays to the dr ro check out everyone was friendly and helpful.

  • Very helpful and great care.

  • i felt very rushed and left feeling uninformed as to what was actually wrong with me.

  • I received courteous, and immediate help. Doctor Baltz did a great job With surgery inreliving my shoulder pain. All involved were very professional and kind. I Wouldn't Change a thing. To me..I will be telling anyone in need That they don't need to go into [Name] to get good healthcare, we have it right here.

  • Long wait, the provider looked at my knee for less than 5 seconds. Terrible doctor. I am never going to Dr. Baltz again..

  • Dr Baltz addressed my issue and explained that I might have two issues causing pain. He greatly reduced the pain in my hip with a cortisone shot. He had a student shadowing him that day and his staff asked whether student could observe the app. Dr B explained things in great detail as he examined me so that student could understand why he was rotating my hip and leg. Great doctor!

  • Dr Baltz and staff are great

  • It was perfect in everyday, from scheduling, checking, consult with surgeon, followup, expectation and cost

  • Great visit

  • Everyone was polite, courteous, prompt and efficient. And very thorough and knowledgeable. The office is clean and easy to access. Everyone is very nice.

  • did not have to wait long for doctor

  • Great experience

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