Nothing I have ever encountered strikes fear into my heart like an injured or sick child. I am reasonably sure that all other parents out there feel the same way. I am sure you don’t want to just trust any doctor in Hawaii with your children. You also likely are not willing to go through any trial and error with one of your own children as you would be willing to go through to find your own doctor.
A pediatrician is going to have to click with you and gain your trust before they see your child and I feel exactly the same way. Unlike many of our service listings, you do not want to wait to find a pediatrician until an emergency strikes. You want to have them on speed dial long before that. So now is the perfect time to use our Hawaii are list of top recommended pediatricians and start interviewing them. Find the one who you would trust with your children. Don’t forget that people change over time and that can apply to not only your doctors but also your pediatricians. If any of our Hawaii doctors have declined in their performance, please let us know! It is vital that we keep the below list updated with only the doctors that will care for your children as if they were their own. It is also a great idea to establish a pediatrician for short term work conditions even if they last less than a year. So if you will be stationed somewhere else, start researching area pediatricians now so you are as prepared as possible.
Dr. Lynch, is a board certified pediatrician, holds a medical degree from the University of California Davis School of Medicine where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Societies. She then completed the University of California Irvine/ Children’s Hospital Orange County Pediatric Residency Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles.
On completion of his residency program, Dr. Ferguson began working as a pediatric emergency physician in Ann Arbor, Michigan, followed by a year and a half serving a rural community in Louisiana as a general pediatrician before moving to the Big Island. Besides general pediatrics, Dr. Ferguson has special interests in pediatric nephrology, international medicine, and emergency care.
Dr. Gregg did his pediatrics training at the University of Michigan, completing his residency and becoming board-certified in 1991. He then moved to an Indian reservation in western New Mexico, finding it so enjoyable that the family stayed for 6 years. His medical interests (in addition to general pediatrics) include infectious diseases, adoption issues, and cross-cultural medicine.
Dr. Dezzani is board certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Dezzani completed her pediatric residency through the University of Hawaii Pediatrics Residency Program in 1999 and has been in private practice since then.
Dr. Matsumura has been serving patients and families of Oahu, especially Windward Oahu since he returned from residency in 1980. Dr. Dwight Matsumura is board certified in Pediatrics and a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. Since his training, Dr. Dwight Matsumura has served on community, professional, and hospital boards.
Dr. Kaplan has been a practicing pediatrician for twenty-five years. His special interests include pediatric infectious disease and gastrointestinal problems.
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Dr. Welham, is a board certified pediatrician and have been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2002. She has nearly 20 years of outpatient and inpatient pediatric experience and have been in private practice in Virginia and Hawaii for 15 years.