Dr. Andrew Hou, MD

Interventional Spine MedicineMaleAge 48

Interventional Spine Medicine

Dr. Andrew Hou, MD is a Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in San Ramon, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and San Ramon Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Andrew Hou, MD

Webster Orthopedics

5801 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 210 San Ramon, CA 94583 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(925) 355-7350

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Hou's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Dr. Hou treats this condition more than 100% of his 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. Hou treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hou treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hou treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hou's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Hou accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Hou's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hou

3.3

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(14)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
1 Star
35.714285714285715%
(10)
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No thanks !!
So glad we will be getting a second opinion! Dr.Hou , I think, was one of the most dismissive physicians we encountered!! Webster Orthopedics used to be great but it’s gone done a rabbit hole !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Monika H – Apr 16, 2022
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No. I was rudely informed by his assistant that Dr. Hou had fired me as a patient because I had been upset when she woke me from a desperately needed afternoon nap with a phone call. I had experienced an entire week of sleeplessness from intense pain after seeing Dr. Hou. I had unanswered questions about his advised treatment plan, so I revealed that I was seeking a second opinion. In the meantime, I ended up in an emergency room from intolerable pain. My communications with his assistant did not go well even though other office staff seemed to understand the extreme pain I was suffering. Internal office communications appear to have been bungled in various ways. In short, I am dismayed by the lack of compassionate care in this practice. Medical professionals should understand that people in great pain may not always be calm and patients have a right to seek second opinions. My impression is that their practice has grown too quickly. They are losing touch with their patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Nov 16, 2021
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Dr Hou was dismissive during my visit and said maybe some stretching would help my condition when I made it clear I had already done 5 months of intensive physical therapy. After speaking to other office staff I found out he didn’t even properly document my symptoms.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jul 29, 2021
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Dr. Hou is a kind and patient doctor. He treated my low back pain and gave me a steroid injection which helped me return to working and playing golf. I'm also able to garden again without any pain! If you're having any back pain, you should definitely make an appointment to see him. You will NOT regret it.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Rhonda in Danville, CA – Dec 12, 2017
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Dr Hou has treated my sciatica pain. He is specialized in Interventional Spine care. He does not rush in office appointment and I feel I am in good hands under his care.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Charles in Pleasanton, CA – May 22, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Andrew Hou is an Interventional Spine physician specializing in the nonsurgical treatment of neck and low back disorders. He is a caring physician...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine-Pain Medicine Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine-Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency
Residency Hospital
2003
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine-Internal Medicine
Internship Hospital
2002
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Andrew Hou, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hou frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hou treats.

Where is Dr. Andrew Hou, MD's office located?

Dr. Hou's office is located at 5801 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 210, San Ramon, CA 94583. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Andrew Hou, MD speak?

Dr. Hou speaks Cantonese and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Webster Orthopedics5801 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 210 San Ramon, CA 94583
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63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

Stanford Health Care Valleycare

Pleasanton, CA

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

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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Tracy, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

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