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Matthew Baltz, MD

4.6 out of 5 (253 Ratings)

Specialties:

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, and general fractures.

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

Locations

Practicing at the following locations:

  1. 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.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff
4.6
4.6
4.6
5

Patient Comments (48)

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.

  • Staff friendly, organized, prompt and listen carefully and explained next steps

  • Dr. Baltz had my hand x-ray lit up for me to see, explained and referred me to a surgeon closer to me than his would be!! Explained why he believes that because of the way he moved my knees, his opinion is straight arthritis, not soft tissue.

  • Dr. Baltz is no nonsense andcgets right to the point.

  • Every thing was fine you do not have to change anything he was very polite he explained everything to me thank you so much [Name]

  • DR. and staff were great at treatment and follow up with referrals and additional work up testing

  • Experience Physician that listen and diagnose problem spot on.

  • This doctor is the best!!!! He was kind considerate and one of the best dr s I've ever delt with . thank you to everyone who helped make this surgery a success. That best in this profession

  • Friendly, efficient, and helpful staff. Dr. Baltz conducted himself professionally, and he clearly cares that I get a good outcome. Not sure if you can get much better.

  • All of my experiences with Dr. Baltz have been excellent.

  • Dr Baltz was straight forward and professional.

  • From front office personnel to the Dr. All made me feel comfortable and the Dr.helped me understand my MRI in Layman's terms and solve my situation with me thank you

  • Dr Baltz was very good about quickly answering questions posted to MyChart on the following day. That was very helpful.

  • My appointment was on time, people were friendly and Dr. Baltz was very thorough!

  • Everything is perfect. Thank you very much. Very, very wonderful. Perfect, perfect.

  • I was seen. The Doctor looked at X-rays, asked me questions, and said that I didn't have broken or cracked bones or a tear. So as I had hoped, I am going to PT, and hope with time my problem will resolve it self.

  • Courteous staff. Doctor listened to my concerns and explained options available

  • It seemed to me that my issue was not a problem I was told that theres nothing that he could do. No one should have to deal with numbness or pain I expressed that my issue has been on going for months however that didn't matter

  • Easy appointment making process; cheerful, professional and welcoming staff on the phone and in person; excellent care from my physician, who was thorough, empathetic, and skilled in treating my ailment. And gentle. What an excellent experience.

  • Easy to talk with.

  • Wonderful interactions with staff and Matt. Keep up the good work

  • The doctor and staff were very pleasant and doctor especially explained my problem well to help me with a decision about my care.

  • Dr. Baltz was professional and to the point. He wasn't overly friendly, but he wasn't rude either. He immediately went through his diagnosis upon entering, without asking me any questions or having a discussion regarding my symptoms or what lead me to this visit. I do understand that the MA asked about my symptoms and history prior to him entering, so he did already have that information. The staff were also professional and to the point without being particularly friendly. However they didn't do anything wrong and weren't rude. Overall, professional and got the job done, without a warm "customer service" approach.

  • Hello, I've seen Dr. Matthew Baltz for the first time and I felt that he gave me a very good evaluation and exam and I would recommend him. And he did give me options to therapy or, you know, surgery. And like I said, I felt that he did give me a good exam and thank you. Bye.

  • TIMELY AND caring lucky to have you as my doc

  • Everyone was lovely. O.R. scheduled before I left. Great art work in the office!

  • Made it very clear to me moving forward

  • The patient and the clearly talking to me

  • The entire staff was efficient, professional and courteous. Dr. Baltz was well informed about my knee woes and administered immediate treatment as well as a realistic long-term prognosis. I was well taken care of.

  • Great guy, listened to everything I had to say, very knowledgeable, patient, took his time with me, which means a lot. Wouldn't see anyone else, wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • Everything was professional and respectful

  • The Dr. Was busy. 20 minute wait for the provider. Dr. Blatz is direct and explains things fully. Excellent grasp of my condition.

  • My entire visit with the doctor was fine. He explained everything very well and answered my concerns and questions. [Name] [Name]

  • Staff was great

  • He was condescending and dismissive. And I felt rushed. The nurse/assistant was wonderful though!

  • I was in an operatory room for 45 minutes. No communication to let me know why I was waiting SO LONG!! There needs to be communication to a patient if something is holding up a visit.

  • It was timely, I saw the x-ray and discussed options.

  • Everything went well. The staff and dr, were very pleasant and knowledgeable

  • To start. I signed in and had to use the bathroom. Before I even washed my hands the nurse was calling my name. I have a major fear of needles. I knew going in I was probably going to need one. I was literally crying when the Dr came in. He was very understanding about my fear. He spoke to me both very professionally and understanding. I told him I would get the shot. He numbed the area up for me. And he was 100% correct when he told me I would be over the fear. I am a 54 year old who was crying like a baby and he didn't make me feel uncomfortable. I will tell everyone I know to go here

  • Southcoast Can Do NO wrong! I'm so Happy to be a part of the Southcoast family!!

  • The doctor was rude and did not answer my questions. I felt as though the doctor was arrogant and if it weren't for the amazing support staff, I would be looking for another specialist.

  • I was able to get in to see him in a couple of weeks. To me, that is not a long wait. I have waited months to get in w other specialists at other hospital groups. He looked through some previous notes that he could see quickly before the visit. I appreciate that. He explained the complexities of making a differential diagnosis, what is making the pain occur. I appreciated his observations. It is a lot of information to relay to someone in the short time insurance covers. That is not the providers fault. I need other testing w another provider to find more out. So, we move forward. Sometimes explaining something in a couple ways is helpful for the patient to digest the full picture

  • Did well

  • No need to improve experience. X-ray results were thoroughly explained along with options for care and treatment.

  • TThe staff was very helpful the X-ray person did everything he could to help me and the doctor was helpful and knowledgeable

  • My situation was explained to me in a clear and concise manner which I appreciated. I can't think of anything that could have improved my experience other than not having the need to go in the first place.

  • Dr Baltz is a great Dr!!

  • Everything was easy and completely covered considering the degree of injury

  • Perfect overall experience, could not ask for anything else

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