Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Female  ·  
57 y/o
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Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 24 years. She specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.Read her story

Hawaii Center for Regenerative Medicine

136 Ululani St

Hilo, HI 96720
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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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Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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
Bone Disorders
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high

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
  • 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
  • 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

About Me

Dr. Liza Maniquis-Smigel is an expert at diagnosing and treating pain and restoring maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Physiatrists are trained to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms. Dr. Smigel mainta...

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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
1995
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1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • English

Awards

Dr. Maniquis-Smigel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Maniquis-Smigel

4.6

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
(18)
4 Stars
13.043478260869565%
(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
1 Star
4.3478260869565215%
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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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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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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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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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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....Read More
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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
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Humana
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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