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Abby S. Gardner, PA-C

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I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I was born and raised in Connecticut, earned my Bachelor of Science in physiology and neurobiology at the University of Connecticut, and went to the nearby Quinnipiac University for my physician assistant training. For someone who grew up in New England, it was a far-fetched dream to move to the beautiful state of Hawaii. After vacationing on Maui, however, I was determined to make this dream come true.

About my practice

From a young age, I knew I wanted to work in dermatology because I watched a family member deal with the extensive effects of skin cancer for many years. To someday help him better manage his condition, I studied pre-med in college. When I was introduced to the physician assistant role as a medic in the U.S. Air Force, however, I quickly knew that it was the career path I wanted to take. My professional interests include integrative dermatology—combining conventional treatment with alternative remedies—cosmetic dermatology, and skin cancer. I’m also passionate about finding different ways to enjoy the great outdoors, with sun protection, of course!

To stay current in the field of dermatology and maintain my physician assistant certification, I attend national medical education conferences and re-take my board exams every six years. I read professional journals, sit in on webinars, and attend monthly meetings of local dermatology organizations. Being a member of numerous professional associations, such as the Hawaii Dermatology Society, the American Academy of PAs, and the Veterans Affairs Physician Assistant Association, also keeps me informed on current topics in dermatology and medicine.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work for Hawaii Permanente Medical Group in a temporary position. During that time, I got to know the professional, talented, and passionate providers here. I was touched by the caring and gentle nature of both the staff and patients. I saw that my own professional and personal goals matched those of the organization, and I couldn’t have been happier to be offered a regular position.

I care deeply for the well-being of other people and always try to do my very best for them. I appreciate Eastern as well as Western approaches, and use each of them as necessary. Trust between provider and patient is important in achieving better health. I believe that my patients deserve the same care that I would want for my family members.

How I thrive

HPMG encourages a healthy work-life balance. I practice yoga, meditate, take evening walks on the beach, play tennis and beach tennis, hike, stay connected with family and friends, and travel. I also like to eat different types of local cuisine. My community activities include volunteering at a soup kitchen when I visit Connecticut, participating in the Wounded Warrior Project, and providing skin cancer screenings at Kaiser Permanente medical fairs.

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Medical groups & plans

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

1010 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, HI 96814
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Contact information

  • 24-hour prescription refill
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24/7 Advice
  • 808-432-7600
  • Appointment cancellations
  • 808-432-2000
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • 808-432-7600
  • Information and appointments
  • 808-432-2000
  • Member Services
  • 1-800-966-5955 (toll free)
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  • 808-643-7979

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My training, certifications & licensing

Professional school

Quinnipiac University
Hamden , CT

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