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About Dr. Alan M Hirahara

Dr. Alan M Hirahara, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sacramento, CA. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hirahara is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital. Dr. Hirahara has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alan M Hirahara is Great. Dr. Alan M Hirahara has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alan M Hirahara is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sac Regenerative Orthopedics

2801 K St Ste 330
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Specialties

Dr. Alan M Hirahara has the following 2 specialties

  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bone Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Joint Replacement
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Knee Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laminectomy
  • Hip Surgery

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Reviews

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Dr. Hirahara great ortho doc

I like Dr. H a lot, he knows his stuff. Unfortunately he doesn't do knee replacement. No nonsense kind of doctor. Only problem I've found is he thinks and talks so fast sometimes you feel left out.

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Three Stars

I like the doctor just fine, but my beef is that every time I make an appointment, I'm asked to change it for the doctor. Why is that the doctor thinks his time is more important than mine?

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Shoulder Surgery

He is very quick minded so I suppose some people would find it difficult to communicate with him, as the conversation will leave you in the dust if you are unable to process information as fast as he does. I found him to be very willing to listen to you as long as you have something relevant to say. I like that he is straight forward, tells it like it is, runs down the list of options available and then let's you decide what is going to work best for you. He is also connected to the rehab and makes sure you have a good plan in place. He repaired my shoulder and I have full strength and flexibility. It should say a lot that I'm going back to him for a meniscus repair.

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Return to baseball

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.

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Fabulous Technical Skills

Have received PRP injections for one shoulder and arthroscopic surgery on the other shoulder. I would regard both procedures to be hugely successful. I agree that bedside manner is sometimes a bit lacking, however, his surgical skills are excellent. I am willing to tolerate a little coldness in favor of a phenomenal outcome. I would highly recommend this surgeon.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)

    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 - Neighborhood (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.

  • 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Hirahara is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Ucsf Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Alan M Hirahara accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    • Western Health Advantage
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Locations & Directions

Sac Regenerative Orthopedics, 2801 K St Ste 330, Sacramento, CA

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