Dr. Michael S. Maehara, MD

Dr. Michael S. Maehara, MD


Rheumatology | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Michael Maehara entered into the field of Rheumatology because he was inspired to help people that are incapacitated and...Read more

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in Huntington Beach, CA |
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.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
Excellent care! Dr. Maehara is very compassionate. He Cares about his patients and makes sure that he selflessly goes that extra mile!
Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in Paramount, CA |
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.
in Lakewood |
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
in Long Beach, CA |
I Do Not Recommend this doctor.
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Dr. Maehara says...

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 auto-immune diseases.

Dr. Maehara attended the St. Georges University School of Medicine, in Grenada, Wisconsin and completed his internship at Kings County - Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed a fellowship in Rheumatology in 1987 and has been practicing in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area ever since.

Dr. Maehara is also an Accredited Consultant for Osteoporosis, and an Accredited Reader of Bone Density Results.

Dr. Maehara's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • 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 Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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 Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    St George's University

    Graduated in 1981

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate