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About Dr. Bruce S Katsura

Dr. Bruce S Katsura, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Honolulu, HI. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Katsura is affiliated with Rehabilitation Hospital The Pacific and Pali Momi Medical Center. Dr. Katsura has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Bruce S Katsura is Great. Dr. Bruce S Katsura has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Bruce S Katsura is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Dietmd Hawaii

2228 Liliha St Ste 401
Honolulu, HI 96817
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Specialties

Dr. Bruce S Katsura has the following 1 specialty

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Bruce S Katsura has the following 8 expertise

  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Sports Medicine
  • Prosthetics
  • Injury
  • Nerve Damage
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain
  • Surgery Recovery

Dr. Bruce S Katsura has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Bruce S Katsura is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Doesn't listen

When I changed health plans, I had to change physiatrists to follow up on a condition that involved inflammation of connective tissue. I had been treated for it for a year and progress was slow due to stomach conditions that prevented me from taking NSAID's. This was documented in my medical record, which he had received, and I told him about it verbally, multiple times. In spite of this he prescribed a succession of 5 NSAID's. When I talked to him about trigger point therapy (which my previous physiatrist had treated me with and which had been somewhat successful), he said it wasn't a good idea because he didn't know exactly where the problem was. I reminded him that there was a digital xray image in my medical record. He said the image was too big and would take too long to load on his computer (yet I could load it on my home computer in about 3 minutes). By my fourth visit, he was frustrated and asked me what I wanted him to do for me beyond the PT he had prescribed, I asked him to continue with my trigger point therapy. He then gave me four new prescriptions for NSAID's (yes, four!) and sent me on my way. I called my PCP and asked her to recommend a different physiatrist. My new physiatrist was phenomenal, and with his patient help and continued PT, my issues were resolved. My PCP says Dr. Katsura is a good doctor, but his inability to understand that NSAID's trigger my IBS and while this is perhaps not dangerous, it causes so much discomfort that I can't sleep, eat appropriately, work, or carry out my normal activities. I guess he figured that would be some other doctor's problem. If you are going to Dr. Katsura, please make sure that he listens to your concerns and don't allow him to override your better judgement. I carefully checked the cautions and side effects for the prescriptions he gave me and only actually ordered 2 of them, because the others did not seem wise.

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Knowledgable, caring and more than capable

I have had tissue/bone/joint damage for over 10yrs and pretty much lived in constant pain.I have been seeing Dr. B. Katsura for the last 2yrs. With his expertise and care I am now in a whole lot less pain and physically in better shape. He is patient and takes time to chat and explain procedures, medication and questions. His staff has always been helpful with outstanding communication and caring, cheerful manner. I highly recommend Dr. Katsura. You will find relief, consideration and the best medical care on Oahu.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

Dietmd Hawaii, 2228 Liliha St Ste 401, Honolulu, HI

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