Dr. Masami Hattori, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 55

Dr. Hattori
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Masami Hattori MD Inc

2250 Hayes St Ste 501 San Francisco, CA 94117

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(415) 292-9756

Dr. Masami Hattori, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hattori to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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 100% of his peers

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

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hattori treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hattori treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hattori's conditions and procedures:

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

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Dr. Hattori accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Hattori's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hattori

2.9

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
40.74074074074074%
(11)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(3)
1 Star
44.44444444444444%
(12)
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    What could be improved
    • Appointment was rushed (2)
    • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
    • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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    He is an incompetent doctor. Prescribed medication that had no affect and gave me an injection of novacaine in my butt that was absurd and unnecessary.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Avoid Hatori!! – Jun 10, 2021
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    I've been a patient of Dr. Hattori for a long time. He has been a good listener, caring, and supportive. I am grateful to have him on my care team.
    What went well
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    • Difficult to schedule appointment
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    MRyan – Apr 28, 2021
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    Wow! What a great doctor. So happy my primary care physician referred me to him. Saw the doctor today for sciatic pain. He took the time to review with me the MRI results and explained all the treatment options. We agreed on the least aggressive one, which I appreciated it, and we'll go from there. Really nice, warm and thorough doctor. His medical assistance was also very professional. With Covid 19 it might take a while to get an appointment, but it is definitely worth it. I highly recommend Dr. Hattori for pain management.
    What went well
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    • Difficult to schedule appointment
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    Janine Tirado – Nov 19, 2020
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    Dr. Hattori is both compassionate and effective in managing my serious back and other ailments.
    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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    Warren – May 10, 2019
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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.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Joseph in San Frncisco, CA – Jan 03, 2019
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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.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    • Difficult to schedule appointment
    • Staff wasn't friendly
    • Didn't listen or answer questions
    • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
    3 people found this helpful
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    Dr. Hattori in San Francisco, CA – Aug 22, 2018
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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.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Hans stern in Daly City, CA – May 20, 2017
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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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    What could be improved
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    kathy D. in Alameda, CA – Oct 27, 2016
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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.
    What went well
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    What could be improved
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    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
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    Does Dr. Masami Hattori, MD offer telehealth services?

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    What are Dr. Masami Hattori, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Hattori frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Degenerative Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hattori treats.

    Where is Dr. Masami Hattori, MD's office located?

    Dr. Hattori's office is located at 2250 Hayes St Ste 501, San Francisco, CA 94117. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Practice

    Masami Hattori MD Inc2250 Hayes St Ste 501 San Francisco, CA 94117
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    J David Malone MD1 Shrader St Ste 400 San Francisco, CA 94117
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Hattori is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

    San Francisco, CA

    73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

    11 Awards Received

    Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

    San Francisco, CA

    61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

    3 Awards Received

    St. Mary's Medical Center

    San Francisco, CA

    65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

    7 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)