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Michael Maehara

Michael Maehara, MD

4.7 / 5 (based on 182 Reviews) View 28 Comments

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Michael Maehara MD entered into the field of Rheumatology because he was inspired to help people that are incapacitated and help them gain better day-to-day 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 and Long Beach area ever since. Dr. Maehara is also an Accredited Consultant for Osteoporosis, and an Accredited Reader of Bone Density Results.


11480 Brookshire Ave #204
Downey, California 90241
  • Main: 562.904.4466
  • Fax: 562.904.4467

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Downey





  • Rheumatology


  • English



Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Long Beach (California)


Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (California)


St Georges School of Medicine (Grenada)


Rheumatology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

February 05, 2020
I would and I have referred others to this good doctor.heis kind and caring. Alway willing to answer all my questions.
February 05, 2020
Provider was patient to hear what my problems were and listened attentively then tried to access the problem.
January 28, 2020
Very good doctor
January 09, 2020
Really appreciated that Dr Maehara spent time talking to me. I felt respect (some other doctors can be condescending).
December 24, 2019
Great guy and does't rush you out. Takes the time you need
December 19, 2019
Dr. Maehara is the nicest, most caring doctor I've had. I really, really like him. He's very attentive to my needs.
December 11, 2019
The staff is very competent and friendly, and thorough.
December 11, 2019
Great doctor to see
December 10, 2019
Dr. Maehara truly cares about his patients and takes the time to make sure he understands his patient's condition and needs. I would absolutely recommend him to any family members or friends in need of his services.
December 05, 2019
I always would refer anyone with Rheumatic problems to Dr. Maehara, he is the best.His staff are always professional and kind.
December 04, 2019
Dr Maehara is knowledge and answers all my questions. He knows what is new in the field and we discuss my treatment plan together. He listens to what I need and we work together to keep me healthy.
December 04, 2019
Dr. Maehara has been my rheumatologist since 2001. He's always been very professional and listens to my questions and concerns
December 02, 2019
I felt all doctors should be like this one.
November 29, 2019
Dr. Maehara explained my condition and helped me to understand my concerns
November 26, 2019
They are very good and understanding. Even the staff.
November 20, 2019
Dr. Maehara is very understanding and listens to my concerns. He is very proactive.
November 19, 2019
Dr Maehara is a good listener and cares for his patients.
November 14, 2019
Very good provider
November 07, 2019
My Dr. is very thorough and explain to me the options that is available. Pay special attention to what I've said.
November 05, 2019
October 23, 2019
That PIH has the best doctors. Knowledgeable,attentive & kind.
October 23, 2019
Dr Maehara is the best kind of doctor, personable, caring, listen carefully, asks questions and most of all is very knowledgeable. I hope he never retires! His support staff is polite and helpful even in a very busy office.
October 22, 2019
The medical staff is still great but the wait time and phone system need to be improved.
October 22, 2019
Find a doctor that shows more concern about you and your symptoms.
October 14, 2019
I really like Dr Maehara, he listens to what I say, he answers my questions. He is patient. He always follows up on previous problem areas, even if I don't bring them up each visit. He is kind.
October 14, 2019
He is the worst doctor.
October 07, 2019
That the and the staff did a very good job.
October 07, 2019
Very personable & thoroughl.