Category: Doctor in the House

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New Treatment For Depression

Dr. Jeremy Roberts Owner of Advanced Psychiatric Therapeutics Where did you receive your schooling/training? I received my medical degree at Medical College of Wisconsin and completed my psychiatry residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. I learned to perform Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) procedures at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts. How long have you been in […]

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Planning For A Healthier Community

At a time when many don’t know how they would potentially benefit from the Affordable Care Act, popularly dubbed “Obamacare,” Kaua’i residents are getting the chance to chime in on just what those benefits could be. That’s thanks to the Kaua’i District Health Office and Wilcox Memorial Hospital, which recently have gone above and beyond […]

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Holistic Health Care For Pets

Ranaella Steinberg Doctor of Veterinary Medicine What kind of medicine do you practice? I practice integrative veterinary medicine. That would be a combination of conventional medicine and what you would call complementary or alternative medicine. What is alternative/complementary medicine? It is herbal medicine, acupuncture and also nutrition as being a larger part of health and […]

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New Mammogram Technology

Dr. Bryan Gushiken Radiologist at Kapiolani Women’s Center Where did you receive your schooling/training? I attended the University of Southern California and medical school at UCLA. I did my residency, radiology and fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. How long have you been in practice? Since 1997. What does a traditional mammogram look […]

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Latest Findings On Brain Injuries

Dr. Robert Sloan Director of the Concussion Care Center at Castle Medical Center Where did you receive your schooling/training? I did my undergraduate studies in nutrition at UH Manoa, then I went to the University of California, where I majored in biology and religious studies. After that, I worked as a San Jose State University […]

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Treating Digestive System Diseases

Where did you receive your education and training? I attended medical school at Penn State University, and my internship, residency and fellowship training were at Harvard Medical School. In addition to my position at Pacific Endoscopy Center, I am a gastroenterologist at Pali Momi Medical Center and a professor of medicine at UH JABSOM. How […]

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Radiation Survivor Speaks Out

Editor’s note: The following interview is with a reader who contacted Rasa Fournier in response to the Dec. 12 Doctor in the House column on radiation exposure in the Pacific Islands. Terry Scheidt worked at ground zero during U.S. nuclear testing exercises in the Pacific. Here is his firsthand account of, quite literally, the fallout […]

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Cancer: Teleconference Can Help

Where did you receive your schooling and training? I went to the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. After graduating from medical school I went to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and did my internal medicine training, and then specialty training in hematology and oncology. I also did a bone marrow transplant fellowship at City of […]

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Researching Nuclear Exposure

Dr. Neal Palafox Researcher at the John A. Burns School of Medicine Where did you receive your schooling/training? I was born in Hawaii. I went to University Lab School and then Whitman College in the state of Washington. I came back to Hawaii and went to the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and […]

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Healthy Pets Need A Healthy Diet

Pet owners have a challenging dilemma as they select from a wide range of pet foods. Some owners come into our practice touting the virtues of the food they buy for their pets, while others look for guidance. This is the story about Ruby, who needed advice for her favorite pooch. “Doc, I want to […]