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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
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I was born and raised in Pearl City on Oahu. I received my Bachelor of Science from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, a Master of Science from Barry University in Miami, Florida, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. I did my family medicine internship and residency at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, where I was chief resident, and I’m board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. My wife supported me emotionally and financially all the way through my college years and my medical training. I couldn’t have done it without her believing in me and being there for me.
When I was in high school, I always enjoyed science. I also had a desire to make a positive difference in people's lives, and it seemed that a career as a doctor would allow me to combine these two interests. My medical specialty, family medicine, allows me to build relationships with my patients over the lifetime of a family and across generations. My other professional interests include medical education and sports medicine.
To stay current in my field, I access online resources, including UpToDate, and I read the journals of my professional associations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. Serving as an associate clinical professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine helps to ensure that I stay on top of the latest developments in medicine.
The Hawaii Permanente Medical Group has a great reputation for adhering to high standards of care. The staff are very professional and are always looking for ways to improve. It’s an honor for me to be associated with this fine group of medical professionals.
My philosophy of care is to walk humbly, exhibit honesty, have respect for patients and others, and maintain a strong work ethic. One of the most rewarding aspects of medical care is the feeling of trust that develops between the physician and patient.
In my spare time I try to stay physically fit by exercising and playing golf. To relax and recharge for the coming week, I enjoy watching sports and spending quality time with my family. Community service is also important to me. I’m currently involved with the American Youth Soccer Organization, and I’m an assistant boys’ coach at Pearl City High School.