Dr. Michael S. Maehara, MD

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Dr. Michael S. Maehara, MD

Rheumatology | Male

Pioneer Medical Group 2220 Clark Ave, Long Beach, CA 90815 Get Directions

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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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      Dr. Maehara's Review Details
      2.7 based on 21 responses
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      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 |
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      Specialties

      • Rheumatology

      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

      Procedures Performed

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

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • 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

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      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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      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.