Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Female • Age 59
  
Dr. Maniquis-Smigel
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Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

136 Ululani St Hilo, HI 96720

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Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Hilo, HI and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of The East / Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center medical school in 1988. She is affiliated with Hilo Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Maniquis-Smigel to book an appointment.


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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
CompMED
Federal Plan 87
HMSA Akamai Advantage (PPO and PPO SNP)
Preferred Provider Plan PPO
Preferred Provider/Comp Med
QUEST Integration
Humana
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Arthritis more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 88% 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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Bone Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Bone Disorders more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Prolozone® Injections
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Maniquis-Smigel

4.6

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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She diagnosed my severe carpal tunnel syndrome right at the first apointment I had no idea wat was wrong with my hands although surgery did not improve I'm happy with the diagnoses by dr two thumbs up
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David – Feb 29, 2020
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Friendly atmosphere prompt attention. Definitely a good experience. Professional.
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Anonymous – Jun 14, 2019
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The doctor and staff members have been very helpful in providing information, and answer my questions with patience and knowledge of products and procedures.
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P. M. – Jun 11, 2019
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Anonymous – Jun 07, 2019
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The office staff is amazing very helpful and patient. They helped with all paper work needed for work quickly while I healed. Dr Liza Maniquis-Smigel is kind, caring and gentle. She made time for me when I knew she didnt have a lot of time.
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Emilia S. – Apr 27, 2019
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My first visit was because of neck pain. I had been suffering with degenerative problems for a long time but is just two visits I am amazingly pain free. I am one happy client. Mahalo Dr. Maniguis-Smigel.
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Christina K. – Apr 27, 2019
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Has been excellent with diagnosis and treatment of a knee injury and has reccommended many options for care
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Anonymous – Apr 24, 2019
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Professional attitude and successful results of treatment, are instruments by which I judge my doctors. More often then not, I will defer treatment from any physician, who shows lack of care, be it of a physical or spiritual nature. I am strict on these points, and they have served me well. Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel applies; The Prolotherapy & the Dextrose Perineural Injection Therapy, to help me with pain. As a combat wounded veteran, who suffers with prol...
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Prince W. – Apr 24, 2019
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After months of intense pain in my thigh Liza treated me and after 2 treatments the pain has been gone for over 4 years! I wouldn't have believed that this would have helped much less have made the pain go away completely. I would recommend this for anyone who has pain that they have not been able to control.
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Anonymous – Apr 20, 2019
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At no time during the stem cell therapy experience did I feel uncomfortable as each process was clearly explained, there was no pain whatsoever, and I also had plesent music in the background. I would recommend this to all who have my issue.
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Anonymous – Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Smigel is a wonderful physician with a wide-range of knowledge and expertise!
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Dewi M. L. – Apr 12, 2019
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I always look forward to my appointment with Dr Liza Smigel. She is very considerate of my pain. She is gentle, and do a very good job in giving me my shots. It seems painless !!! I will always boast about my visit with her to my friends.
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Belinda B. – Mar 23, 2019
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came into the office not being able to move and left with little pain. very informative and kind
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Anonymous – Nov 21, 2018
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Dr. Smigel and her staff are the best in the island and perhaps in the entire island of Hawaii. She is soft spoken, gentle and very knowlegeable. Her staff, Roquita, Shasa, and Adam are incredible. Its a team deserving a goldstar.
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Anonymous – Nov 18, 2018
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I came to Dr Smigel with a pinched nerve in my lower back and no ability to exercise due to the pain it caused. Dr Smigel gave me alternatives to back surgery, and helped me get back to pain free exercise and increased strength.
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D. W. – Sep 21, 2018
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Staff is very friendly. Waited a really long time to see the Dr. She had good information and suggestions. I felt like it was a bit rushed during appointment and afterwards to get me out the door. Thought I was getting longer time with Dr. and samples of products to take along.
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Anonymous – Sep 08, 2018
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I shuffled into Dr, Smigel's office having seriously and very painfully pulled my calf muscle. She saw me immediately and set to work discovering the extent of the damage. I found Dr. Smigel to be caring, knowledgeable and considerate. She offers the perfect balance of sympathy and professionalism. She administered a series of shots into my affected lag and within minutes I was walking out with almost all of the pain gone and an ability to put one leg in front of the other without discomfort.
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Saul R. – Sep 05, 2018
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Dr. Smigel provides the finest professional care. Now, when I have any pain, I immediately schedule an appointment with Dr. Smigel. Don't hesitate, call now!
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Paul M. – Aug 28, 2018
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Straightforward, thorough and helpful! Good staff, too.
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LL in Laupahoehoe – Jun 28, 2018
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I was dealing with so much pain in my neck, back, and arm for over 2 months I was unable to work, drive, or do anything at home. Upon my first treatment approx. half the pain was gone before I even left the office. After my next visit I walked out with NO PAIN. I am amazed, I didn't know such treatment was available. Everyone here is so friendly and nice.
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Biography

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Hilo, HI and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of The East / Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center medical school ...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
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Education

1995
Texas Institute of Rehabilitation and Research
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University Tex
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Of Illinois
Residency Hospital
1990
MacNeal Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University of The East / Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
Medical School
1984
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine136 Ululani St Hilo, HI 96720
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Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine928 Nuuanu Ave Ste 210 Honolulu, HI 96817
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Hilo Medical Center

Hilo, HI

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)