Newborns are a category of their own! Pediatricians specialize in the medical care of newborns. From well checks and lactation support, to the unfortunate event of an illness, it is important that your baby be evaluated by a Pediatrician.
Know before Due-day! Studies have shown that learning about breastfeeding and normal newborn growth BEFORE delivery increases your chances of succeeding in breastfeeding your baby. Dr. Irene has had additional training in Europe in lactation support, is a certified Neonatal Resuscitation Provider and part time hospitalist for Maui Memorial Medical Center. Seeing the difficulties new parents have those first 2-3 days until getting into the Pediatrician's office, she has put together a course that covers the basic things you need to know when going home with your newborn.
This complimentary 1 hour class is ideal for first time parents. It covers what to expect in the first days as a new parent, normal growth, breastfeeding basics, supply issues, maternal medication management, COVID19 in pregnancy and breastfeeding and how your Pediatrician can support you through lactation difficulties. In addition, expecting parents will have the opportunity to have a Q&A session with the pediatrician.
This service is free for all our enrolled families.
We are the only Pediatric Practice on Maui affiliated with Kapiolani Medical Center, with direct access to referrals, follow ups for children with chronic medical conditions and your child's medical records. We work closely with multiple specialties to coordinate a multidisciplinary team for your child's needs.
The number of infants born premature has grown in the US in the past decades and survival rates are constantly improving. These children require additional exams and follow ups which we make sure are monitored closely, in cooperation with Kapiolani Women's and Children's Hospital.
Our office has direct access to your child's chart through our affiliations with Kapiolani Medical Center and Maui Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Irene is also a part time Hospitalist for Maui Memorial Medical Center.
By appointment only. (Swabs done and sent to lab, result in 24 hours). We obtain specimens for Strep tests, urine/vaginal tests and skin cultures.
For our existing patients.
Dr. Irene also holds a Bachelor in Sports Medicine and Physical Education.
Coming soon. Due to COVID outbreak, we are not currently scheduling pulmonary function testing.
We follow the CDC recommended schedule
After seeing multiple skin infections in our young patients, we decided to offer this service. We use a Medical Ear piercing system (Blomdahl Medical Ear piercing- Made in Sweden). The Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing System is only available to medical professionals in the U.S.A. Traditional ear piercing guns present a genuine health hazard. They can easily transmit blood-borne viruses. The danger is so real that most European countries have banned these instruments. Unfortunately, they are still legal and widely available in the USA. Our system uses single-use, disposable cassettes that eliminate the chance of transmission. 3-4% of the population is born with nickel sensitivity, and 20-25% of people with pierced ears develop some level of nickel allergy/sensitivity. Ear piercing and earrings can cause this condition. The Blomdahl system eliminates this risk by using medical grade ear piercing studs. We also have a complete line of hypoallergenic earrings.
Ages: 3-4 months and >5 years old (if the child is cooperative and excited to have her ears pierced!)
Requires a separate appointment.
This service is not covered by insurance. This is a cash only service for our established patients. Payment at the time of service.
Price: depending on the earrings starting from $99 . Price includes earrings, prescription numbing cream, procedure, pre and after care wipes, follow up if needed. Signed consent by the parent is required.
Text us via Klara for more information.
Our families have access to their children's medical chart 24/7.
A separate chart is offered to teenagers once they turn 14 to access personal information in their medical records and to email their Pediatrician directly through our HIPAA compliant portal. We have partnered with myHealthPersona, a emotional health app to help Teenagers monitor their wellbeing.
We use Klara, a HIPAA compliant texting system.
Fill out all required forms for registration, pre-visit screenings and visit questionnaires on your phone, tablet or computer. We use Klara and Jotforms.
Through our secure Telehealth platform Klara, from texting we can go straight to a Telehealth appointment if needed, or schedule one in advance.
Take the following steps to join a video visit with your provider:
1) Prepare for your video visit. A few minutes before the scheduled session:
- Make sure that the device you are going to use for your visit has a good connection to your internet or WiFi service.
- Make sure that you are in a well-lit room where the provider will be able to see you and hear you.
2) Open the message from your provider and verify your DOB.
Tap the link to the text message from your provider that included instructions about your video visit.
From here, you will verify your DOB before you can join the visit. You will only need to do this if you are new to Klara, or it's been 30 days since you last verified your DOB.
Tap the link that says "Your Video Visit."
You may receive a text like this at the time of your visit, or just before your visit with your provider letting you know they're ready to begin. Tap the link in the text to join the visit from your phone.
Tapping the link to join the visit will open a new browser window. You'll need to use the following browsers for the video visit to work successfully:
- iPhone or iPad: Use a Safari browser.
- Android: Use a Chrome browser.
3) Accept browser permissions. If it is the first time you are using Klara for a video visit, you may need to allow your browser to access your camera and microphone. Tap "Allow" when you're prompted.
4) Check your settings. Check to make sure that your microphone and camera are working, and that your device has a strong connection. When you're ready to start the visit, tap "I'm Ready".
If your provider hasn't joined the visit yet, you'll see a message letting you know that they'll be with you shortly.
5) Join the visit! As soon as your provider joins, you'll be placed in the visit with them.
When the visit is over, click the red button to hang up.
Can I flip my camera during the video visit to connect to the rear camera?
Yes, you can connect to your rear camera on your mobile device by tapping the settings and tapping "Flip Camera."
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