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Hisashi W. Kobayashi, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

I specialize in diagnosis and nonsurgical treatments of spine, musculoskeletal and nerve issues. I perform various therapeutic and diagnostic procedures including spine injections, ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, and nerve studies (EMG). Successful treatments rely on not only the proper diagnosis, but must also factor in your lifestyle, comorbidities and expectations. I favor conservative approach whenever feasible, and injections are not always the right option. Many of my patients improve substantially without any invasive treatments. Physical therapy tends to play a big role for many of my patients. I aim to deliver the utmost in nonsurgical treatments, while always keeping in mind what is best for my patients.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Tufts University School of Medicine
medical school, 2007
Berkshire Medical Center
internship, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2008
Tufts Medical Center
residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2011
Southwest Spine and Sports
fellowship, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2012

Board Certifications

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Emg
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Injury
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Brachial Plexopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spinal Injury
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epidural Injection
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Locking Knee
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Meniscus
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Hisashi W. Kobayashi practices at two locations

Medical Groups
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