Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationFemaleAge 60

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel
Accepting new patients

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

928 Nuuanu Ave Ste 210 Honolulu, HI 96817

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(808) 933-3444

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Honolulu, HI. 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's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats Arthritis more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats this condition more than 90% 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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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Prolozone® Injections
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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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
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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
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
1 person found this helpful
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David – Feb 29, 2020
Friendly atmosphere prompt attention. Definitely a good experience. Professional.
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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Anonymous – Jun 14, 2019
The doctor and staff members have been very helpful in providing information, and answer my questions with patience and knowledge of products and procedures.
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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P. M. – Jun 11, 2019
as above
What went well
  • 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
1 person found this helpful
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Anonymous – Jun 07, 2019
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.
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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Emilia S. – Apr 27, 2019
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.
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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Christina K. – Apr 27, 2019
Has been excellent with diagnosis and treatment of a knee injury and has reccommended many options for 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
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Anonymous – Apr 24, 2019
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...
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
1 person found this helpful
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Prince W. – Apr 24, 2019
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.
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
Helpful
Anonymous – Apr 20, 2019
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.
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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Anonymous – Apr 18, 2019
Dr. Smigel is a wonderful physician with a wide-range of knowledge and expertise!
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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Dewi M. L. – Apr 12, 2019
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.
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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Belinda B. – Mar 23, 2019
came into the office not being able to move and left with little pain. very informative and kind
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Anonymous – Nov 21, 2018
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.
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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Anonymous – Nov 18, 2018
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.
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
Helpful
D. W. – Sep 21, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Anonymous – Sep 08, 2018
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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Saul R. – Sep 05, 2018
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!
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
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Paul M. – Aug 28, 2018
Straightforward, thorough and helpful! Good staff, too.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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LL in Laupahoehoe – Jun 28, 2018
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.
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
Helpful
Jun 28, 2018

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel is an expert at diagnosing and treating pain and restoring maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions....Read more

Biography

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 30 years.

Specialties

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

University of Texas-Houston
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Illinois Hospital In Chicago
Residency Hospital
MacNeal Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel frequently treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Maniquis-Smigel treats.

Where is Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD's office located?

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's office is located at 928 Nuuanu Ave Ste 210, Honolulu, HI 96817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

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

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

Hilo, HI

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)