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Dr. Ken Arakawa, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Arakawa

Dr. Ken Arakawa, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Hawaii John a Burns School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(808) 935-7890

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Dr. Arakawa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arakawa treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arakawa treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Arakawa's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ken Arakawa, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Hawaii John a Burns School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Mayo Grad School Med
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Mayo Grad School Med
Residency Hospital
1982
University Of Hawaii John a Burns School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985
1982

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Dr. Arakawa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arakawa

3.0

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
8.695652173913043%
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2 Stars
13.043478260869565%
(3)
1 Star
34.78260869565217%
(8)

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I've been with "Dr. Ken" for years. He is patient, intelligent, and caring. And he's an exceptionally good doctor, not least due to his steady compassion. Highly recommended!
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I don't think Dr Arakawa cares about patient care anymore. He's too old and if your symptoms don't fall into his 'box' of what his training has told him, he washes his hands of you. Choose a younger more relevant dr who treats patients as a whole person and not just a lab report. FAIL!!
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Dr. Arakawa is an excellent diagnostician because he has superb listening and assessment skills. He is the kindest specialist I've ever had............after many experiences with rheumatologists who were too rushed, did not pay attention, did not answer all my questions, did not help what hurt. I...Read More
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