Shauna M. Raboteau, DO
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born and raised in Aiea and attended Punahou School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I went to Touro University in California for a Master of Public Health and then to the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. I did my internship and residency in family medicine at Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, served as chief resident, and am now certified in family medicine.
About my practice
As a child I witnessed the positive impact that physicians had on several of my family members when they were ill, and I was inspired to learn to help others as they helped us. Throughout the years I’ve been fortunate to work with native and underserved communities, which has given me better insight into the many factors that determine health and well-being.
As a family physician I’m able to treat families and individuals throughout their lifetime, from newborn to kupuna, or elder. This allows me to gain a more comprehensive understanding of my patients as I work with them on improving their health. I’m also trained to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain with my hands using what we call osteopathic manipulative treatment. My other interests include adult and pediatric medicine and women's health.
To keep up with advances in medicine, I read journal articles, attend professional conferences, take continuing medical education courses, and follow my professional organizations – the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.
My family and I were Kaiser Permanente members throughout my childhood, and we always received excellent and well-coordinated care. It’s an honor to be a part of Hawaii Permanente Medical Group and to have the opportunity to provide that same care to the people of my community.
During my training at Puyallup, the first osteopathic residency program in the country run by Native Americans, I saw firsthand how body, mind, spirit, and culture interact. I believe that all of these factors play an important part in maintaining health, as well as diagnosing and treating medical concerns.
I strive to treat my patients as I would want my family members to be treated. I enjoy hearing stories about their lives, and I want them to be involved in medical decision-making so they’re comfortable with their care plans.
How I thrive
Spending time with my family and watching my two young kids grow and learn are my greatest joys. Being out in nature is also very important to my well-being. I love to walk, hike, go to the beach, and explore new places.