Dr. Masami Hattori, MD

Dr. Masami Hattori, MD

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Pain Medicine  ·  
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53 y/o
(24)

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Dr. Masami Hattori, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hattori's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hattori treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hattori treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hattori treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hattori treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hattori treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Hattori's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

caring, good listener, dedicated, intelligent, compassionate, committed, healing and reassuring.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

Ucsf Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Univ Of California Irvine Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Hawaii At Manoa / John A. Burns School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1995
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Hattori's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hattori

2.8

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
37.5%
(9)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
12.5%
(3)
1 Star
45.833333333333336%
(11)

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  • 16 – 30 minutes
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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Dr. Hattori is both compassionate and effective in managing my serious back and other ailments.
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Dr. Hattori is an anesthesiologist - not a spine care specialist. He does not listen. He is not interested in what I have to say and this is a terrible trait for a doctor. I would stay clear of Dr. Hattori for spine care pain management. He may be a good anesthesiologist but he is a failure when it comes to spine care. The office staff is is quite good.
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Dr. Hattori sends a medical assistant to come in the initial time to type in information in a computer. He himself did not come in the room until after this was complete. I thought was strange. It was like playing telephone.
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Never would recommend Dr. Masami Hattori, not even to my enemies. I have severe chronic pain, I was under his care for almost four years, the whole Time bedriden He is afraid to prescribe pain meds because he says he will loose his job. I have a fussion in my lower back, I also had a herniated disc bulge removed and I also fractured 17 vertebrates. My back collapsed and is now cemented from my tail bone to my neck. He will not prescribe over the Fda recomandation even white exceptions. zero.
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DR. Hattori is a Dr. that really listens to you, his authorizations for medications and new Doctors are timely and I get results fast. He is the most kind,honest,timely DR. that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I absolutely love him. He has changed my life.He Has kept me functional and working,which is the most important thing for me. You will not be disappointed if you choose him for your Dr.
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I have never before or since had a physician inflict so much unnecessary pain. If he had just injected anesthetic with the steroid it would have been tolerable. But he wanted pics he could brag about to his students so he left me laying on the table in agony while he bragged to the tech with him that day. My advice to anyone referred to him is run the other way as fast as you can.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

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St. Mary's Medical Center

San Francisco, CA