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Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery
4.1 (12)
Accepting new patients

Overview of Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD

Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Hilo, HI. They graduated from TUFTS UNIV SCH OF MED and is affiliated with Hilo Medical Center.

Dr. Sakamoto works at HILO MEDICAL CENTER in Hilo, HI with other offices in Kailua, HI. They frequently treat conditions like De Quervain's Disease along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Sakamoto's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Hilo Medical Center
    1190 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, HI 96720 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (612) 873-4093
  2. 2
    Winward Orthopedic Group
    30 Aulike St Ste 201, Kailua, HI 96734 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (808) 261-4658

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  • Hilo Medical Center

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    May 09, 2019
    An emergency visit that she added to her full schedule. She was easy to communicate with and was open to an unusual situation. Her staff was very friendly and helpful as well.
    — May 09, 2019
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    About Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    Specialties
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1447411533
    NPI Number
    A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the government to healthcare providers.

    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • UMDNJ
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • TUFTS UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Brown Univ
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Sara Sakamoto, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Sakamoto is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Sakamoto has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Sakamoto has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Sakamoto has seen patients for De Quervain's Disease, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Sakamoto on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    12 patients have reviewed Dr. Sakamoto. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Sakamoto.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Sakamoto, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Sakamoto appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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