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Orthopedic Medical Group requires useless appointments


See How Dr. Gonzalez


Really Operates

Why question the reputation of an entire group, when it may just be the practices of a single doctor?
bullet Why I Hold Medical

I do not believe the problem to be that of a rogue doctor or individual staff member or the medical group as an entity would correct the problem. My understanding is that Orthopedic Medical Group's Officers & Administrators knowingly allow Dr. Gonzalez to massively overbook, and imply they will do nothing to correct the problem.

This overbooking means at least an hour and a half to two hour wait to see the doctor per patient. (Compared to Dr. Shoji's 3-10 minute wait to see the doctor.)

Additionally, all doctors at OMG use the same office staff.

Past problems I experienced with the staff are:

> Failure to return calls
> Rude & arrogant attitudes
> Poor communication skills
> Apathy towards patients.
> Continual loss of paperwork resulting in the paperwork being re-faxed over 4 times in 3 weeks.

As a Group, I believe they overcharge for simple items. They (OMG) charge $20.00 for completing disability paperwork while Dr. Shoji (whom I would highly recommend), charges only $5.00.


An Officer of Orthopedic Medical Group, Inc. assured me, he would see my records were expedited to a new facility, as OMG refused to continue my treatment (thatís how I got my referral to a new group).

On July 11, I requested my complete chart be forwarded to my new Orthopedic Doctor, Dr. Shoji. All information on the request (the new doctorís address, release, etc) was in order.

Eight full business days later I get a phone call wanting to know where to send my records (the name and address was of the new doctor was on the release). Ten business days later, I get my records in my mail box at home.

All documents and envelopes are available for date inspection on request.

I donít believe this to be a problem of one doctor; I think this is inherent in the entire group and staff.

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My problems with Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Poor record keeping by Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Orthopedic Medical Group’s staff attitudes
bullet Extreme wait times for appointments at Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Lack of concern by Orthopedic Medical Group for their patients
bullet Orthopedic Medical Group knowingly allows their doctors to excessively overbook
bullet Frivolous appointments were required
bullet Why I hold the medical group responsible for the actions of a rogue doctor
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My problems with Dr. John B. Gonzalez – my former orthopedic surgeon.
bullet Dr. Gonzalez’s Nurse Kathy
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez’s Staff
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez’s orthopaedic surgery skills
bullet Dr. Gonzalez himself
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Other doctors I would avoid because of their affiliation with Orthopedic Medical Group
bullet Dr. John Gonzalez
bullet Dr. Robert Jaspan
bullet Dr. Sunny Uppal
bullet Dr. Michael Mai
bullet Dr. Peter Sofia
bullet Dr. Jack Akmakjian
bullet Dr. Donald Kim
bullet Dr. Lawrence Walker
bullet Dr. Neil Hallbridge
bullet Dr. William Navigato
bullet Dr. Stephen Suzuki
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Orthopedic services in the area
bullet Dr. Shoji receives my highest recommendation
bullet Orthopedic services in Riverside
bullet Orthopedic services in Moreno Valley
bullet Orthopedic services in Corona
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Related Information
bullet OMG’s locations
bullet How to get referred to another specialist
bullet About me and this site
bullet Latest in orthopedic news
bullet Related to OMG Riverside?
bullet Is This Why You Have To Wait - OMG's Retirement Information
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