Dr. Ai Mukai, MD

Dr. Ai Mukai, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationFemaleAge 45

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Ai Mukai, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Austin, TX. She is affiliated with medical facilities St. David's North Austin Medical Center and St. David's Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759

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8 am
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7 pm

Tue

8 am
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7 pm

Wed

8 am
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7 pm

Thu

8 am
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7 pm

Locations

Texas Orthopedics - Northwest Austin

Texas Orthopedics - Northwest Austin4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
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Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

South Austin3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 160 Austin, TX 78704
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

Central Austin911 W 38th St Ste 300 Austin, TX 78705
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Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

Lakeway101 Medical Pkwy Ste 120 Lakeway, TX 78738
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Mukai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mukai

4.6

Based on 102 ratings

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I Highly Recommend Dr. Mukai
Dr. Mukai was very professional and explained the procedure and what would happen next. She let me know when the results would be ready and that she would reach out to my PCP to let her know to request MRIs of my brain and spine ASAP. She was very professional and caring and I would recommend her to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Angela Loggins – Dec 24, 2022
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Excellent. Dr. Mukai is the greatest. She listens, she’s diligent, and she cares. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Todd Walters – Aug 04, 2022
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Bad back and leg pain.
Easy to get appointment. Nice work up and explained problem thoroughly. Options discussed and plan activated quickly. I had steroid shot without a problem and it worked!! Staff at Texas Orthopedics very nice. Would recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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2bz2 – Aug 04, 2022
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Only sees you once
Ok. I left a RAVING review earlier this year for Dr Mukai. She IS wonderful to see. Too bad I never got to see her again. Turns out, as a policy, she only sees you for the first appointment then hands you off to her PA from then on. I stopped going because I chose DR MUKAI for my dr. NOT her PA. I didn't have a problem with her but it really put me off. It felt incredibly dismissive.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Angie – Jun 03, 2022
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Just bad
Rude and unempathetic. Only interested in scheduling procedures and collecting fees, not in patient wellbeing. She literally laughed at my concerns about my back (chronic pain) and misdiagnosed a very obvious condition. 0/5.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Alex – May 07, 2022
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Always a relaxed and professional . Dr Mukai and her staff are listening to your concerns and work to resolve any problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gene Penberg – Jan 08, 2022
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I saw Dr Mukai about spine problems. She carefully read the records I provided, listened carefully, answered all questions, came up with a good plan
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 30, 2021
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Dr. Mukai is my 95 year old moms Dr. She treats my mom with kindness and respect. I love that her office has a power exam table, this enables my mom to be able to easily sit on the table without any assistance. Very important for our growing elderly community. I found her and her staff to be empathetic, listen and do what's best for the patient.
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Mary and Millie – Sep 28, 2021
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She is smart and empathetic. The best doctor to have looking out for you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 12, 2021
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Dr. Mukai and her staff, Charrisse, have been instrumental in helping manage my lumbar pain for three years. I could not be enjoying my 77 years to the fullest without their help!
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Judy – Sep 10, 2021
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Dr. Mukai was very knowledgeable, professional and kind.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 12, 2021
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Dr. Mukai and her team are very professional and approachable. They seem to have ones' health as a top priority.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jul 15, 2021
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Very concerned about the condition of my lower back and spine. Dr. Mukai was extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful in her exam, analysis and treatment process. I have great confidence in my outcome and progress. Her manner of care is excellent. I am fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Mukai.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Grateful and Healing – Jun 11, 2021
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Very knowable and caring. Perfect combination.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill – Jun 11, 2021
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Dr. Mukai sits and listens. She is very thorough in her questioning and seems to understand the patient’s concerns. It was obvious that she had read my charts thoroughly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 21, 2021
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Dr. Mukai answered all of questions and addressed all of my concerns. She ordered test, and outlined a path for the relief of my nerve pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 24, 2021
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Dr. Mukai was very knowledgeable, professional, and gave sufficient time to go over the details of my situation. She gave me the information and recommendation to make a good decision about the planned course of treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donny – Apr 22, 2021
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Dr. Mukai only sees her patients during the initial intake appointment - when many patients don't yet have diagnostics such as imaging available for her to review and discuss. After that, all follow-ups are with her PA. In my experience, her PA recommended I undergo a medical procedure to be performed by Dr Mukai. When I told Dr. Mukai through her through her patient portal - the only way to communicate with her after intake - that I'd be more comfortable speaking with her as my treating physician prior to committing to a medical procedure, she replied that she only sees patients at intake and that she would not see me in person again. You won't be told up-front that you'll be unable to see her again; you'll find out only when you feel that's what's best. And you'll be told no, effectively dropped for more lucrative patients who will accept spinal care directed by a PA. At intake, I felt in good hands. But she should do better by her patients. As patients, we definitely can.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 14, 2021
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Dr Mukai is compassionate & skilled.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joyce Masters – Apr 01, 2021
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Every one very nice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim Bridges – Mar 04, 2021
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Mukai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mukai treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Mukai treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mukai treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Mukai treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mukai treats Back Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Mukai treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Mukai's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Spine Procedure
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My main goal is to focus on what you want to be able to do in your life- whether it is playing with your children or being able to play golf without as...Read more

Biography

Ai Mukai, MD, is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  She focuses on non-surgical musculoskeletal and spine care using conservative...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
UCLA|University Of California
Fellowship Hospital
University Of California
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern University's Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Residency Hospital
Northwestern University's Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago|Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
Residency Hospital
Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
Residency Hospital
Hershey Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Hershey Medical Center|Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Pennsylvania State College Of Medicine
Medical School
Pennsylvania State College Of Medicine|Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
Columbia University-Barnard College
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ai Mukai, MD?

New patients may call (512) 416-9596 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Ai Mukai, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Ai Mukai, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Ai Mukai, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Mukai's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Ai Mukai, MD treat?

Dr. Mukai frequently treats the following conditions: Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Back Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Ai Mukai, MD's office address?

Dr. Mukai's office is located at 4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200, Austin, TX 78759. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Ai Mukai, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Mukai provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Ai Mukai, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Ai Mukai, MD is affiliated with St. David's North Austin Medical Center and St. David's Medical Center.

Is Dr. Ai Mukai, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Ai Mukai, MD holds board certifications in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Does Dr. Ai Mukai, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Ai Mukai, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Mukai is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

45 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)