Dr. Michael Maehara, MD

Dr. Michael Maehara, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
(27)
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Dr. Michael Maehara, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Long Beach, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from St George's University in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.Read his story

2220 Clark Ave

Long Beach, CA 90815

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Maehara performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Conditions
very high
more than 95% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Maehara's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Maehara's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Maehara "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."

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

66  Conditions Treated

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5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 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

  • University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • St George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Kings County Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Long Beach V A Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Maehara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Maehara's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Maehara to family and friends
27 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Maehara's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

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,...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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