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Matthew M. Tsushima, MD

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My specialty:
Gastroenterology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I received my master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. During my training in clinical psychology, I often found myself taking care of patients with complex medical problems. I was interested in the mental and physical well-being of my patients and felt that a profession in medicine would complement my existing training in psychology.

About my practice

Gastroenterology requires a blend of manual skills that involve endoscopic procedures and cognitive skills that involve the care of patients with complex cases involving liver and inflammatory bowel disease. I enjoy working in the endoscopy lab and seeing clinic patients, so gastroenterology is a perfect specialty for me. At the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, we have a network of outstanding primary care physicians and specialists who provide quality care to our patients in an integrated health care system. My philosophy of care is to develop a collaborative relationship with my patients based on compassion and good communication. I connect with my patients through active listening during my clinic visits and telephone calls. I also make myself available to them if they ever have questions or concerns.

How I thrive

I enjoy travel, exercising regularly, and spending as much time as possible with my family.

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My office

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Medical groups & plans

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Gastroenterology Department name
2828 Paa Street, Honolulu, HI 96819
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Contact information

  • 24-hour prescription refill
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24/7 Advice
  • 808-432-2000
  • 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)
  • Pharmacy
  • 808-643-7979

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu , HI

Board certification

Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine

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Medical training

Residency

Internal Medicine

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Honolulu , HI

Fellowship

Gastroenterology

Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2005

Provider ID

6270
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This page was last updated on:

12/18/2018