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Total Comments: 150
Great to be able to talk to a doctor who really understands my daughter's sport
Dr. Onishi is great. The 1 hour 45 minute wait beyond my scheduled appointment time-not so much. I was just about to leave when he finally came in.
He did a great job and was very personable.
The provider apologized twice for the delay in seeing him. That meant a lot to me. He listened very carefully to what I said and I appreciated that.
Dr Onishi is a rock star. He truly cares about the well being of his patients. He is one of a small handful of doctors that perform ultrasound tendon scraping in the US. He provided me relief from pain and immobility. UPMC should be very proud to have him as part of their provider team.
Dr Onishi is fabulous!!!!
excellent physician and staffbest doctor I ever been too
Dr Onishi May be the best doctor i have ever seen, beyond knowledgeable, listened and heard everything I talked about. He saw something no other doctor did, I am grateful beyond words to have been seen by him.
Dr Onishi is the best! he always takes his time and explain everything and talk about the best options for me!
I had the best provider I could ever ask for, Dr. Onishi.
Dr. Onishi is knowledgeable, respectful, caring. We need more physicians like him at UPMC.
Had a great appointment with Dr. Onishi. Very knowledgeable and truly wants to get me back to running.
Dr Onishi was thorough and helpful and focused on preventative care.
Dr. Onishi is knowledgeable, kind and caring.
He understands the injury and is confident in treating it, so I can get back to training.
very good listener and picked up on the nuances of my symptoms and history
A colleague of Dr. Onishi recommended his services for his preventive medicine expertise. I found my experiences with him always to be exceptional, courteous, compassionate, and respectful.
Doctor Onishi understands the needs and issues that are unique to competitive athletes.
The provider is pleasant and impressed me as very knowledgeable.
Dr. Onishi and his resident were very kind and helpful during my visit. I'm going through a pretty difficult time with the health issues I'm experiencing so I appreciated their thoughtful approach to my appointment.
Took longer than expected to get in to see the Dr.The appointment was thorough and informative. Dr Onishi was great and very knowledgeable and has a great personality and provides great care with his patients.
Dr. Onishi is very personable and caring, he made me laugh and it was important to him that I was comfortable with everything that was going on during my appointment.
I was listened toDr was helpful
Dr. Onishi solved a medical problem that had been causing me great pain. Cannot say enough good about him.
Dr. Onishi is the best doctor I?ve ever had and has helped me tremendously!
first time meeting Dr Onishi. I will tell everyone how wonderful he was and recommend.
Dr. Onishi is fantastic. He saved me from having unnecessary surgery.
Dr Onishi did an excellent job diagnosing the problem and his skill is unmatched for using MSK US in diagnosing this type of injury. Very pleased I saw him
Dr. Onishi was fantastic, he was attentive, thorough, caring, and sharp in quickly getting down to a diagnosis. Would definitely work with him again and recommend wholeheartedly to others.
We had a great visit with Dr. Onishi - his knowledge exceeded my expectations, we are grateful for his care and expertise!
I had an excellent visit with Dr. Onishi. He listened well, was kind, and provided great information about my injury and the process for recovery. I'm definitely appreciative of his time and knowledge.
Dr Onishi is an excellant listener, and really cares about you. very knowledgable and very helpful. He goes above and beyond for you.
DR. ONIHSI HAS CHANGED OUR LIVES FOR THE BETTER!! I WILL NOT TAKE NARCOTICS AND DR. ONISHI'S ANGEL PRP TREATMENT HAS MADE MY SHOULDER PAIN BEARABLE USING MY OWN BLOOD. I AM HOPEFUL THAT SOMEDAY I WILL QUALIFY TO UNDERGO A NEW PROCEDURE WHERE THEY PUT YOUR ON FAT INTO YOUR DAMAGED JOINT TO EASE PAIN. I HAVE ONLY THE HIGHEST RESPECT AND ADMORATION FOR THE WORK THE DR. ONISHI AND HIS STAFF DO. THANK YOU TO ALL.
Dr. Onishi is truly one of the best! He takes his time with his patients, listens carefully, uses great technology to ascertain immediate results and I also appreciate his somewhat conservative approach.
great listener and explainer
he was more than accommodating. I expected to have to make a return appointment for a procedure but he offered to do the procedure during my visit!
My care under Dr. Onishi was excellent. I was impressed at his mentorship of his fellow, Dr. Bean, and how he encouraged her and monitored her so deftly. Dr. Bean did a great job and was very reassuring as well.
Dr. Onishi is arguably one of the best in his field worldwide. I consider myself very fortunate to have access to Dr. Onishi's care. I am extremely happy with my outcomes based on his insightful diagnosis and treatments.
Dr. Onishi is the best doctor I have ever had! He is a great listener and cares about his patients. He looks for long term solutions for my problems instead of superficial care.
Dr. Onishi takes time to listen to all of your concerns, and assist in finding the right solution for you. He cares not just about the issue he addresses but your overall health. He educates you about your condition and treatment options, and remains with conservative measures as long as it is helping. He really cares about his patients health and wellness all around. I would refer all concerns to him and I trust his referrals. He is highly recommended by me.
I HEART Dr. Kentario Onishi. He is highly skilled, talented, beyond knowledge and empathetic. He understands the mind of an athlete.
provider and resident were excellent!
Dr. Onishi was phenomenal and the treatment he recommended was exactly what was needed. Already seeing improvements and am excited.
Even with longer wait times to see Doc O., I feel it is worth it. He is pleasant, informative, thorough and caring. good sense of humor too.
Dr. Onishi is very professional and knowledgeable. His resident Allison was also very professional and knowledgeable when taking into consideration her experience. Dr. Onishi also did a good job of helping Allison learn from the experience and get good practice. Dr. Onishi also worked very hard to find the right specialist for me to see following my examination.
The exam & care I received from Colton, the resident & Dr. Onishi was the best I have received in a very long time. they knew my med hx, test results from other physicians, the exam on my knee, leg & hip were thorough. Dr. Onishi was patient with my questions, gave great, clear explanations & was funny. Both put me at ease.
Dr. Onishi is the best doctor I see. He listens and knows his field of expertise. He has helped get my physical problems solved each time I have seen him.
DR Onishi is EXCELLENT!!! Amazing!Super smart, listens very well and spent time with me
Dr. Onishi is the best doctor I've ever met and his staff is superb. UPMC is a step above the rest.
I was so impressed with Dr. Onishi. He was recommended by a friend for hand problems and I immediately came home and called to thank her for telling me about him. He is smart, thorough and treated me with courtesy. He even has a good sense of humor.
DR. ONISHI AND HIS STAFF ARE WONDERFUL.
Dr. Onishi and his resident Dr. Schroeder explained the procedure carefully. After care instructions could have been a bit more precise.
Excellent provider, professional, communicates information, listens to questions and provides answers that are easy to understand. Explains procedures and the reason for making particular choices.
the dr was very informative and cared about my concerns
Dr. Onishi is an excellent provider. He is professional, took his time with me, and went above and beyond to help me with my issue. I have recommended him to my friends and will continue to.
Dr. Onishi is a wonderful physician who is an expert in his specialty.
DR. Onishi was extremely thorough in diagnosing my ailments, he went above and beyond what I had expected of a health care professional. All in all it was an excellent experience
dr Oshini is awesome!!!
Dr. Onishi is one of the best doctors are I have come across. He's fun, funny, professional. I love him.
his expertise is awesome
Dr. Onishi was professional, cordial, and interested in my health and well-being.
very good experience. Dr Onish was very good listener and knows what he is doing. excellent doctor highly recommend him.
Dr. Onishi took plenty of time to discuss my injury, to examine the injury, and to discuss treatment options. He is the first doctor who has created a treatment plan for me and is clearly extremely knowledgeable about treatment methods. I'm very thankful I've found him!
The doctor goes between offices and there were occasions where I had trouble with scheduling as the people at the front desk would continue to refer me to different people saying "we don't schedule for him" or "you have to go to/call this office to schedule"...after getting the run around multiple time, I drove to all the offices until someone helped me (Jan and Amy who were awesome). Other than the ridiculous run around with scheduling, I would hands down travel anywhere to see Dr. Onieshi. He's amazing at what he does, personable, and helpful.
Dr. Onishi is very expert and was able to relate an ultrasound that he did to my condition, explain treatment options, and offer prognosis.
very pleased with overall experience. evaluation was very complete. did PT eval without us having an appointment at the physician's request.
Dr. O is hands down not only the best PM&R doctor I have seen, he is the best sports-health care provider I have seen. He is so in tune with my needs as a athlete. He thinks way outside of the box which is precisely inline with my thinking. I am grateful to have started to see him recently
I made an appt with Dr. Onishi due to his expertise and reputation as an excellent Dr. for treating sports injuries.
Dr. Onishi takes time to diagnosis problems in my knees that I would not receive from any other provider due to the inability to have an MRi. w/o the sonogram I would have no idea of the condition of my knees.
Dr. Onishi was very informative and knowledgeable of my situation and the possibilities for care.
excellent care, exceptional provider
Dr. Onishi was excellent. He thoroughly went through my medical history and listened to my concerns. He was willing to help me and not dismiss my options about what is going on with my foot as previous doctors have done.
Despite not being a back specialist, Dr. Onishi graciously agreed to see me for pain that I believed was caused by a previous muscle/tendon tear near my spine. He performed ultrasound over the area and didn't see anything of major significance and his explanation was very reassuring. Also, his knowledge of the intricacies of spinal anatomy was very impressive considering it was generally outside his area of expertise. I am grateful to UPMC for having doctors like Dr. Onishi.
Dr Onishi is an amazing physician. When you talk he really listens. I would strongly recommend him.
Dr. Onishi is excellent. It takes awhile to get an appointment, and there is a bit of a wait when you do go. However, he takes time with you, is very thorough, and knows his stuff. His suggestions to me had a positive effect on my foot problem.
This was a wonderful experience. Doctor Onishi is knowledgeable and, as a runner, completely empathetic regarding such injuries. He spent a great deal of time with me and that was terrific. Needless to say, I only wish that I could have seen him at earlier date but he is busy for a reason; his care.
Excellent care provided on this visit.
Dr Onishi was very caring and listened to my concerns. I would definitely go to him again.
Had a good visit and received information i needed. Doctor was confused about exactly how to go about my condition because he never saw it before. It was a little bit confusing determining my next steps to get testing and treatment for my issue.
Dr. Onishi was thorough in his evaluation. He was respectful and courteous. He figured out what was going on and has prescribed a treatment plan for a path to recovery.
Great care provider. Really interested in the patient's outcome.
Could not have asked for a better physician! Dr Onishi was brilliant. Amazing "bedside manner" and very thorough.
a wonderful provider. His expertise was the answer to my prayers. A great listener, calm, very attentive. so pleased!
very knowledgeable man,gentle and courteous doctor
Did not tell me whether heat or ice would help & I did not think to ask. I did ask if I should do long walks.
service and Doctor is the best
Dr. Onishi was very accessible and patient. Unfortunately he did not have access to one of the key tests he needed to evaluate my condition, as that test did not make it into the UPMC database for me. I asked that Dr. Onishil obtain that test (an EMG) from another UPMC doctor I've seen who had a copy of the test results and let me know whether that changed his theory of the source of my condition. I am waiting to hear back from him.
the wait to see the doctor was extremely long probably about an hour but it was worth the wait. I am very pleased with Dr. Onishi's patience and experience and knowledge
He offered a multistep nonsurgical approach to a longstanding knee problem/pain.
Dr. Onishi is a wonderful physician.
The doctor exceeded my expectations with up to date scientific acumen, listening skills and professionalism.
I've been looking for a doctor like Dr Onishi for a long time. He didn't rush through the first appt and did a thorough exam vs looking locally. It is also wonderful that he is a runner too so understood my pain in a way and wanted to get me back up on my feet. Dr Onishi was kind, funny, has an excellent bedside manner and seems to have a gift for helping people. He's provided solutions to hopefully avoid surgery which is a road I hope to not go on. I have yet to reach out to him with follow up questions so am not sure of his responsiveness but for the first time I actually believe I will get better under Dr Onishi's care. He's given me hope.
Took a special interest in my specific case, regardless of the general population norms/usual findings. He took the time to assess me thoroughly, and answered my questions. Dr. Onishi (and his assistant and fellows) were kind and caring and I LOVED how thorough they were when trying to understand my medical history. They were realistic with the next steps forward with treatment, and they did not try to make me believe something just to use another "modality" of treatment.
Dr Onishi is a great professional, knowledgeable and caring.
When I discuss Dr. Ken, I am not concerned with anything but how excellent a physician. You at UPMC are very fortunate to have him on staff.. Let's face it people of my age group have knee problems. I have recommend ed him many time, and EVERY one of him say he is the very best. Period. Time and material have nothing to do with a appointment with him
excellent care from. Dr. Onishi his team. beautiful facility.
Everyone I met worked well together. They worked as an effective team.
I was very please with the doctors that worked with me very professionalI'll definitely go back for those providers
He was very professional, thorough, understanding, and sympathetic to my problem. He was very knowledgeable and honest about my condition(s) after a thorough physical and ultrasound exam. He recommended several choices for treatment to relieve some of the symptoms and pain I'm suffering. I was impressed.
very caring and extremely knowledgeable
My experience with this appointment was outstanding. It exceeded all of my expectations. I feel the evaluation and treatment that I received was exceptional.
Very thorough. Explained things very clearly. Treated me respectfully and like an educated person who is capable of understanding medical information when explained in layman's terms.
Dr Onishi is a FABULOUS doctor!!! VERY THOROUGH!!!
Dr. Onish is, hands down, the best sports doctor I have ever seen (and I have seen a lengthy list over the course of the past 10 years). Extremely knowledgeable, passionate and patient, I couldn't be more thankful to have him as a provider.
It was a very helpful experience as I was able to receive a diagnosis and plan of treatment that I feel confident and comfortable with. The Doctor's knowledge and experience in his field and as a runner gave me assurance that the planned treatment is the best and most proactive approach that I can take to get me back on my feet. I am a competitive runner for my age and feel confident that I'm following the right plan to still consider reaching my future goals within a reasonable amount of time. I feel that I am in the best of care with the plan and all my interaction with Dr. Onishi.
great care! so detailed! answered every question I had! amazing practitioner
Extremely skilled physician who is very thorough and listens to your concerns!
Dr. Onishi is a very good Docter , he is very personable and thorough .
Phenomenal Visit! Dr. and staff very informative and knowledgeable.
my care provider is very knowledgeable, patient and answers all my questions
Everyone was very pleasant and helpful in the office. Dr Onishi was very thorough!!!
Kentaro was great and was able to perform an ultrasound scan on my knee both quickly and effectively. He walked me through the whole process and explained everything to me in a way that was easy to understand.
Dr O is the answer to my medical prayers. a kind person with a generous sense of humor. is intent on helping u with pain.
Kentaro was great -- very knowledgeable and very patient in addressing my questions.
Dr. Onishi seems like a wonderful doctor and gave me hope that my chronic plantar fasciitis can be treated. Both he and his associate who spoke to me during my appointment understood how much running means to me and were very thorough in explaining treatment options.
Dr. Onishi is an excellent doctor with a caring personality!
Dr. Onishi was extremely personable and easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable. He explained things as he went with performing my ultrasound.
Dr. Onishi did a wonderful job with our daughter. He explained what he saw in the ultra sound of our daughter's shoulder and administered an injection very carefully.
Wonderful physician - thrilled to have found him and received his care.
Very good experience
Dr. Onishi was great--so knowledgeable and helpful. The only bad thing was trying to find a rehab place that could take me right away. But that is a different issue.
Dr. Onishi was very knowledgeable , kind, and thorough. My daughter and I were very happy with his care and the care and attention of his experienced and friendly staff.
I am so impressed with dr. onishi knowledge care and concerns for my problem that I have had for over a year he has given me hope that my ankle problems may be resolved I feel blessed that after a year-and-a-half I was led to dr. onishi
UPMC is very fortunate to have the expertise of Dr.Onishi. He has been most helpful in treating my tendinitis. My case is complex and he has been patient and attentive to every detail. He always devotes plenty of time to me at each visit, even when I know he is very busy.
Both my husband and myself have commented many times of the excellent care I have recieved from Dr. Onishi abd his entire staff. Never have had a complaint with my many visits!
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Onishi. He answered all questions, explained what he saw when he reviewed the ultrasound of my foot and why the procedure would be helpful to relieve my symptoms.
extremely patient in explaining condition and treatment
more than excellent as a caring listener. never rushed me. I learned a lot from him. his mixture of humor made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Onashi was personable, knowledgeable, thorough, and answered all my questions.
Dr. Onishi and staff was extremely helpful through the appointment. Explained process of treatment in detail, answered questions, and discussed overall treatment plan. Spent a lot of time with me and answered all my questions adequately.
Dr. Onishi was wonderful, a kind and compassionate doctor that knows what he is doing. Thank you to him and his staff for helping me.
listens very well, has been the only doctor in 28 yrs to take my back issue serious. I'm beyond grateful
Excellent physician. Really takes the time to get to know you and explain your condition, treatment options, and prognosis.
Dr. Onishi is an excellent provider. He examined me thoroughly for the reason for the visit, asked me questions and listened to my concerns. I am really glad I had the opportunity to choose him for this visit.
Dr. Onishi is great! This most recent visit, I was getting another injection in my knee. Dr. Onishi knows from my last two that I don't do well with having needles in me. Although I normally talk with my mom on the phone, Dr. Onishi also converses with me and my mom to keep me distracted while he does the injection.
Dr. Onishi was very nice and seemed knowledgeable, however it's soon to decide if I have been treated with my health issue.
Dr. Onishi is wonderful!
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