Dr. Alan M. Hirahara

Doctor (M.D.)

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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Practice: Sacramento Orthopaedic Center
Med. School:Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Grad. Year: 1995

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Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 8 reviews. Dr. Alan M. Hirahara has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5637758
10/07/14 4 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr. H by a surgeon that tried to fix my shoulder. I was told that I would probably never be able to use my arm again. But after two more surgeries and 6 years I am at nearly 95%. Thanks to prayer and Dr. H i am better. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
RID: 3642177
25/12/13 4 5 5 5 Dr H had been my surgeon for the last 6 years. After having been operated on by 3 different surgeons over the years (knee and shoulder injuries from various sports), he's now the only surgeon I'm willing to go into the OR with. He tells it like it is, does not sugar coat anything. He'll give you all the options, including the risks with each option and let you make the decision. He does a very good job explaining all aspect of the injury/recovery if you ask. I'm not going to lie and say every surgery went exactly as planned, I've had complications due to genetics that forced me to go back under the knife again, but every time, Dr H was on top of it and had a game plan. He is confident, responsive, and will always recommend what is in my best interest. Also, I've never had any issues with getting a timely appointment (usually within 48-72 hours) after an injury. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Alan" to "Alan M." 
RID: 2182662
01/06/12 5 5 5 5 Great doctor. Listened well and quickly got tests and information to get diagnosis. Had guided PRP injection into shoulder and after rehab returned to playing varsity baeball and college scholarship pain free. After months of pain,and unsuccessful treatments with negative effect on sport and activities, was thrilled to get to Dr Hirahara with his knowledge and understanding of throwing athletes. Would highly recommend. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1684239
12/01/12 5 4 4 5 I was referred to Dr.Hirahara by another Ortho doctor was unable to fix my shoulder due to a work place injury. I found his office and staff to be wonderful. Including Kyle from RESULTS PT. I had a second surgery to fix the injury and found out the original injury was still damaged. I would definitly use him again. His assistant Holly is amazing as well. I currently am scheduled to have an additional surgery to correct the original repair from the other doctor. I have so much more movement that previously. As for the negative comments, you cant please everyone. But this physician is awesome. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1437262
10/05/11 5 4 5 5 amazing skill. treats his patients with respect and compassion. repaired a labral tear for me. made every effort to help me understand the procedure and recovery time. shoulder is great. highly recommend this physician. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1302637
28/11/10 4 5 5 5 Excellent doctor. Great surgery and follow up. No complications. Sooo glad I had the shoulder surgery. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1294108
15/11/10 4 4 5 5 Dr. Hirahara came highly recommended to me by another one of my Ortho. surgeons. I like his confidence and the fact that he can diagnose issues in lightning speed. He's quite personable and he amazes me at how many patients he's able to see daily. As well as the number of surgeries he performs each year. Anyone considering Dr Hirahara should not hesitate. The poor review that is listed here does not truly represent the Dr and his skills. Just remember there will always be someone that is quick to blame a Dr for complications. Everyone is different in the way they heal, following a proper P/T schedule, etc. In my eyes.....Dr Hirahara is the bomb! 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 1113149
23/02/10 1 2 1 1 2 surgeries on the same shoulder and still I have chronic pain. Going in for another surgery next month (with a different doctor of coarse). He is very confident but perhaps not very skilled. All I know is that I am worse not better after 2 surgeries from this doctor. I WOULD NOT recommend this doctor. 
Insurance: Pacificare