Dr. Michael Hatzakis Jr, MD

Dr. Michael Hatzakis Jr, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Hatzakis is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Doctors in Physical Medicine are also called Physiatrists and focus on improving function and quality of life. He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering where he went on to receive a Masters of Engineering degree. He completed the Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program at Columbia University. Dr. Hatzakis then worked as an engineer for several years before entering medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine in California where he also developed neural prosthetic devices under a joint program between Stanford medical school and the Department of Electrical Engineering. He did his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hatzakis then joined the University of Washington medical school faculty in Seattle as an academic professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has published in the area of chronic disease, multiple sclerosis, treatment of fatigue in MS, and the use of Medical Informatics in support of individuals with disabilities. More publications. During his tenure at the UW, he worked at the VA hospital and ran multiple programs to support our Veterans with disabilities including Director of Acute Neuro-Rehabilitation at the VA hospital and Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He was a founder of the Subacute Rehabilitation Unit, and co-founder and associate director of one of two national VA Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence. Through Dr. Hatzakis leadership in information technology, he developed a telehealth program for veterans with MS, a peer-reviewed website as an educational resource, and one of the largest clinical data repositories to provide high quality and more consistent care for veterans with MS nationally. He also started a Spine Rehabilitation Program at the American Lake VA hospital. Dr. Hatzakis lectures on the topics of back pain for primary care doctors and surgeons, cardiac rehabilitation, as well as multiple topics in Information Technology. Full List of Lectures. He is a founder of the Eastside Interoperability Committee (EIC), whose mission it is to foster electronic collaboration to improve quality of health care on the East Side of the Puget Sound Region. He started Bellevue Rehabilitation Associates in 2005 to serve the holistic management of back pain, neck pain, workplace injuries, sports injuries and joint diseases. Dr. Hatzakis is an avid cycling for the last 30 years and has recently started racing with the Egencia Biking Racing team and rides events and races throughout Washington and California.

1740 NW Maple St Ste 101

Issaquah, WA 98027

Contact Information

(425) 394-1200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
more than 60% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 57% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 50% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hatzakis Jr "Rehabilitation Options of Issaquah (ROI) is a medical rehabilitation clinic which offers a unique, team approach centered around each patient's individual needs. We assist in the recovery from muscular, skeletal and neurological injuries including back and neck injuries and pain, shoulder injuries, headaches, athletic and recreational injuries, auto and work injuries, and neurological problems such as carpal tunnel or pinched nerves. ROI's strength lies in the coordination of treatment."


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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Botox® Injection
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • State University Of New York and Stony Brook and Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Thomas Jefferson Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hatzakis Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Greek

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Dr. Hatzakis Jr' Reviews

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based on 9 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Hatzakis Jr Says:

I am the director of this clinic and our staff takes seriously all feedback, positive and negative.  All negative feedback we have ever received have allowed us to provider better care and better service you, our patients.  

We kindly ask all patients of our clinics to contact us first, with any constructive criticism or any ways we can serve you better.  We make a vow to you...

Dr. Hatzakis Jr' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Renton, WA |
While I had good experience with Dr. Hatzakis, I had very, very bad experience with the staff including the doctor's assistant. Front office claimed they didn't have my information I submitted on-line and wanted me to manually fill out the forms, until they heard another patient talk to me about it. Then my online forms magically appeared. I left messages and voice mails for subsequent appointment and they never returned my calls nor responded to my e-mails. For this reason don't go to ROI.
in Issaquah, WA |
After 2 months of no improvement, we got a 2nd opinion to Dr. Hatzakis' staff doctor at ROI, WA. It was discovered that our daughters ankle fracture went undiagnosed by Dr Hatzakis's staff. The Staff doctor was just plain rude and arrogant. We attempted to call, left voice mails, and emailed Dr Hatzakis to just share our experience and concern and we never heard back. Dr Hatzakis is supposed to be the Medical Director and never even cared to hear us out... He takes no responsibility.
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Dr. Hatzakis Jr accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    Preferred Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
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