Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from University Of The East / Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in 1988 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.

136A Ululani St

Hilo, HI 96720

Contact Information

(808) 933-3444

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
more than 88% of peers

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8  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo


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19  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Maniquis-Smigel to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have never written a review before but I am so happy to share my experience with Dr. Smigel. She is a caring and professional physician. I have suffered for years with neck pain from an auto accident. I've tried everything except surgery and had given up on ever being healed. Dr. Smigel's...more
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Her professional and thorough exam led to her accurately diagnosing a life-threatening condition which, thanks to her, was caught in-time. She has followed up in Hilo with pain control and compassionate care in a kind and effective manner. Her office staff are very courteous and helpful. I am vey...more
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