About Dr. Ai Mukai MD

Dr. Ai Mukai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX, with other offices in Austin, TX and Austin, TX . She has 14 years of experience. Her specialties include Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She speaks English.

Dr. Mukai has received 5 awards.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ai Mukai is Great. Dr. Ai Mukai has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ai Mukai is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Ai Mukai has 3 locations

4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200
Austin, TX 78759
get directions Texas Orthopedics Sports & Rehabilitation Associates
911 W 38th St Ste 300
Austin, TX 78705
get directions Texas Orthopedic Sports & Rehabilitation Associates
3755 S Capital Of Texas Hwy # 1
Austin, TX 78704

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Dr. Ai Mukai has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Ai Mukai has the following 12 expertise

  • Injury
  • Radiculopathy
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Neck Pain
  • Surgery Recovery
  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Chronic Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Nerve Damage

Board Certifications

Dr. Ai Mukai is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Pain in the left leg

I have seen Dr. Mukai in 2015 and was pleased with her diagnostic skill and quickness which she made a referral to a competent neurologist.

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One of the best in the country!

Dr Mukai is a rarity in the medicine field. She always treats the patient as a human being unlike other doctors that tend to see their profession as a job. I feel blessed to have ended up seeing her.

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good listener

good listener, excellent procedure skills

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Five Stars

Been over a year since seeing her and am just now develping enough pain to go back.

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15 minutes
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One Star

Don't question her fees. She charges the same for a nurse practitioner as a physician, and the gets mad if you ask why. She kicked me out of the entire practices at Tx Ortho just prior to a scheduled procedure, and blocked me from a follow-up with my knee surgeon.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    14 Years Experience

  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Dr. Ai Mukai Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Ai Mukai

Thank you for your interest in Texas Orthopedics. I wanted to take the opportunity to explain a little about my philosophy and style. I am a Physiatrist, or a physician who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Since I am not a surgeon, my focus is on getting people better without surgery. I also know when my patients should go to surgery and I try to explain why when those situations come up. I am blessed to have many surgical specialists in the group so when you do need surgery, I know who I should send you to for that body part or procedure. My main goal is to focus on what you want to be able to do in your life – whether it is playing with your children or being able to play golf without as much pain, I am here to help you attain your goals. I believe that you deserve to learn what is going on in your body so you can make the best decision for you. What is right for one patient may not be right for another. I want you to choose how aggressive or conservative you want to be and want you to help me decide on the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Part of the team approach is also working with other physicians. I make sure that your primary care doctors and other relevant specialists are “in the loop” about your condition and how we are treating it. I try to use as little medications for as short a time period as possible because of potential interactions and side effects. The most important part in treating muscle, bone, and nerve conditions is to make the correct diagnosis. I spend most of my time during your first visit listening to your history and performing a good physical exam. I augment that information with xrays and advanced imaging like MRIs as needed. I am lucky to have x-ray and MRI facilities available at Texas Orthopedics, which allows me to communicate with the radiology technician to get the most helpful information possible. I also provide injections in the office and injections at the surgery center under special x-ray guidance. The injections under xray are reserved for injections that need special attention and care like ones near the spine, and for situations when the diagnosis is unclear. I routinely examine people under x-ray to identify the painful area before injecting them if the diagnosis is unclear. I also use diagnostic testing like EMG/NCS, which is a test to see how well your muscles and nerves are working to give you information about the severity and location of the injury. I believe strongly in individualized care and my physical therapists also feel the same way. I like working with the therapists at Texas Orthopedics because they are passionate about what they do and we are in constant dialogue about how to best treat a patient. I see this as a team effort in trying to evaluate you properly and treating you the best way we know how – so you get better in the shortest amount of time possible. I don’t believe in protocols and “cookie cutter approach” for physical therapy. Many patients have told me that although they have had PT elsewhere, they were able to get better more quickly with our therapists. I frequently tell my patients that finding the right therapist, or the right physician for that matter, is like dating. You have to be able to trust the each other and get something positive out of the relationship. I hope that I am able to help you play an active role in healing yourself, and I thank you for considering me as your physician.

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