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Warren I. Tamamoto, MD

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My specialty:
Pulmonology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born in a dispensary on the Big Island of Hawaii, and grew up on the sugar plantation, where I attended Laupahoehoe High & Elementary School. Laupahoehoe was a typical small town where everyone knew their neighbor. The school and community were very supportive and focused on education. My parents are a source of inspiration. They stuck together through very difficult times and managed to raise four children. Making the most of limited resources, they provided us with piano lessons, braces, bicycles, and everything we needed. Beginning in elementary school, I've also been fortunate to have teachers who have encouraged me. My high school science teacher challenged me to participate in enrichment courses, science fellowships, and research projects. This likely was the beginning of my interest in medicine.

About my practice

I enjoy practicing medicine because it allows me to combine my aptitude for science with my interest in working with people. Pulmonary medicine likewise felt like a great fit. I saw that pulmonologists were comfortable working with patients in the clinic, hospital, and critical care units and have the opportunity to interact closely with both primary and specialty care physicians. I'm very happy with my selection of this specialty. I am a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. I am a Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and was recently elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). At the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, our attention is focused on doing what's best for the patient. In our clinics and hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other professionals work together to achieve optimal results. My "philosophy of care" has developed largely from what I've learned from my mentors and teachers. Early on, our professor asked us to remember that the patient comes first, that doctor means teacher, and that we should have fun. In keeping with this guidance, I spend time at the beginning of the visit listening to my patients’ stories. I try not to appear rushed or impatient. At the end of the visit, I share my impression and plan with the patient using terms he or she can understand. I am open to questions.

How I thrive

I try to stay fit with a variety of activities including jogging, swimming, biking, playing golf, and doing yard work. Sharing time with my family is important to me. I'm very fortunate to have parents still relatively healthy and happy. My grandchildren are growing quickly and I try to spend time with them when I'm free. I like to travel.

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Medical groups & plans

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Pulmonary Department name
3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
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Contact information

  • 24-hour pharmacy
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24-hour prescription refill
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24/7 Advice (Hawaii Island)
  • 808-334-4400
  • 24/7 Advice (Kauai)
  • 808-246-5600
  • 24/7 Advice (Maui)
  • 808-243-6000
  • 24/7 Advice (Oahu)
  • 808-432-2000
  • Clinic Specialty appointments (Neighbor islands)
  • 1-877-432-8970 (toll free)
  • Clinic Specialty appointments (Oahu)
  • 808-432-8000
  • Clinic appointment cancellation
  • 808-432-7800
  • General information
  • 808-432-0000
  • Member Services
  • 1-800-966-5955 (toll free)
  • Same Day Surgery
  • 808-432-8490

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

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

Board certification

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical SpecialtiesExternal Link, the American Medical AssociationExternal Link, or the American Osteopathic AssociationExternal Link websites.

Medical training

Internship

William Beaumont Army Medical Center
El Paso , TX

Residency

William Beaumont Army Medical Center
El Paso , TX

Fellowship

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington , DC

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1988

Provider ID

1069
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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:


3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819

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This page was last updated on:

11/19/2018