Matthew Yee, MDR
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended Kaiser High School in Hawaii Kai. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and for medical school I went to the American University of Antigua on a lovely island in the Caribbean Sea. I’m grateful to my very caring parents, who’ve supported and believed in me on my journey to becoming a physician. They’ve taught me that with hard work and dedication, you really can make your dreams come true.
About my practice
I love science, analytical thinking, and taking care of people, so what better profession to pursue than medicine? The specialty of internal medicine allows me to confront complex medical situations, see a wide range of patients, and establish meaningful long-term relationships.
To stay abreast of the most current medical research, I read journal articles and use online resources such as UpToDate. Being a member of the American College of Physicians, a professional educational organization, also gives me access to information on the latest findings and treatment recommendations that I can apply to my practice.
In my opinion, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group has high-caliber providers, helpful staff, modern technology, and excellent medical care. I’m excited to be part of the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program here, and I look forward to helping people in the community that I love.
It’s my belief that in order to take care of others, we must always take good care of ourselves. Leading a balanced life allows me to be at my best for my patients.
I look forward to listening to stories from my patients about their families, what sorts of things they enjoy doing, what concerns and beliefs they have about medical care, and what cultural influences may exist in their lives. This allows me not only to come up with treatment plans that are tailored to their individual needs, but also to get to know them on a personal level and to discover any interests that we might have in common.
How I thrive
To stay physically and mentally fit, I eat a healthy diet and try to go for hikes in the beautiful mountains of Oahu once every week. To relax and re-charge during my time away from work, I also enjoy being with family and friends, cooking at home, playing with my dog Bentley, doing various carpentry and home improvement projects, traveling to other countries, and learning about different cultures.