Vanessa A. Cabe, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born in Hawaii, grew up in Kaneohe, and graduated from Iolani High School. I went to the University of California, Los Angeles for my bachelor’s degree in biology and came back home to attend medical school at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. I did my internal medicine internship and residency at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California, and I’m now board certified in internal medicine. My mother always had a positive outlook on life, even during the terminal illness that took her life. Her courage and optimism had a great influence on my decision to become a doctor.
About my practice
My long-time interest in the science of prevention and treatment of disease, largely inspired by my mother, led me to a career in medicine. The internal medicine specialty is particularly gratifying because it allows me to manage a broad range of adult conditions. Rather than treating a specific organ or symptom, as an internist I get to step back and take a look at how different parts of the body are interacting with each other to cause illness. Within this specialty I’m also able to focus on illness prevention.
To stay on top of the most up-to-date medical research, I use online medical resources, attend medical conferences and continuing medical education programs, and consult colleagues both within and outside of my specialty, as needed. My professional organizations, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association, also provide access to the latest developments and recommendations in my field and in general medicine.
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group strives to deliver cutting-edge patient care, has a high-tech electronic medical records system, and employs screening systems that help ensure patients are getting appropriate and timely testing. Support staff is friendly and helpful, and facilities are modern and comfortable. It’s a pleasure to be part of such an organization.
My approach to care is to treat the patient as a whole person, rather than target a specific disease. I enjoy listening to my patients and their stories in order to learn about who they are as people so that I can give them appropriate, individualized care.
How I thrive
To stay physically and emotionally healthy, I try to take care of my body, mind, and spirit. I exercise regularly, hike, run, eat a balanced diet, sleep eight hours a day, take appropriate breaks, and travel frequently. Shopping is another favorite pastime that helps me relax and recharge for the week ahead.