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Dr. Michael Maehara, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Maehara

Pioneer Medical Group

2220 Clark Ave Long Beach, CA 90815

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(562) 597-4181


Dr. Michael Maehara, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from St George's University in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Maehara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Prudent Buyer PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicare PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Humana
Choice Care Network PPO
LACare
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PFFS
PHCS
PHCS PPO
SCAN Health Plan
Medicare Advantage HMO
Tricare
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO
WellPoint

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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. Maehara's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maehara treats Arthritis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Maehara treats this condition more than 96% of his 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
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maehara treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Maehara treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maehara treats Osteoarthritis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Maehara treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • 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

Dr. Maehara's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Maehara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Maehara

3.3

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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A wonderful caring doctor that reaches out to my dear mother's Rheumatological needs. He is patient, kind and truly helps to make her feel comfortable at 98 years young. Would recommend him 100% of the time. Respectfully, Diane Davis
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Six years ago I was very ill with an undiagnosed, somewhat rare immune disorder. Dr Maehara immediately recognized the symptoms and initiated tests that ultimately confirmed his preliminary diagnosis. He immediately ordered chemo treatment and after a period of time, with careful screening, brought the disease under control and manageable. Today, I am enjoying my life and I can honestly say that without Dr Mahara's expertise I would not be alive today. I am eternally grateful to him.
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I appreciate the time and attention Dr. Maehara gives me during each visit. In addition, he was the only Dr. to pick up on an issue I reported to others! I hadn't even mentioned it during my visit instead he picked up on it right away and took action to inform others. What a relief to actually feel heard. I would definitely refer him to others.
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Dr. Maehara is exceptional in many ways. Most importantly is one of the few doctors who take the time to actually LOOK at you! I'm seeing several doctors for various auto-immune diseases, and he is the only one who comes in, sits down and looks at me. ALL of the others walk directly to their computers and address the screen when conducting the appointment. I always feel like I might as well just phone it in. Br. Dr. Maehara remembers the tests and tells the results. Fabulous, trustworthy.
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Dr. Maehara and his staff are friendly and make the visit as nice as possible.
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Dr. Maehara is a very kind and compassionate man. I was very ill and saw four other doctors before coming to Dr. Maehara. He kept on testing and finally he was the only one who came up with a diagnose. Dr. Maehara called me on the weekend to see how I was doing. Who does that these days???? He doesn't over prescribe medication. He works for Pioneer Medical Group and is on a salary so he isn't there for the money but for the compassion of his patients.
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Excellent care! Dr. Maehara is very compassionate. He Cares about his patients and makes sure that he selflessly goes that extra mile!
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These people are not very bright,waited 6 weeks after making appointment then was told I never made a appointment calling me a liar till they found a not from my primary doc, will try to fit me in then would not make that happen this whole pioneer thing hires idiots that don't care about your time.
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Dr Maehara is a wonderful Doctor . He explains everything so thoroughly and never rushes on to his next patient until I understand all test results and his plan to keep me feeling well. Any questions I have are answered completely. He listens to all my concerns and I always leave my office visit knowing I have a kind, caring , intelligent Doctor taking care of me. It is very reassuring to have complete confidence in your doctor, and with Dr Maehara I do.
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Please Avoid this doctor and Pioneer provider insurance at ALL costs. This doctor Maehara has zero compassion, knowledge, or has the capacity to improve your health in anyway. Another doctor just interested in the money aspect. You can expect nothing from his treatments or when you explain your symptoms he has no answers & no plan to improve your health. And Pioneer provider is the absolute worst you can have all the confidence they are only about their bottom line & care nothing for your health
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Maehara entered into the field of Rheumatology because he was inspired to help people that are incapacitated and help them gain better day-to-function. He wanted to contribute to the lives of the many geriatric patients that suffer from a...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Kings County Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
Long Beach V a Hosp
Residency Hospital
Memorial Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
St George's University
Medical School
University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
Undergraduate School
1981

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average