Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Medical Office

Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology · 71 Providers

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Office Providers

Dr. Christina Bell, MD

Dr. Christina Bell, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

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based on the average of 130 provider reviews for Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Review of Dr. Howick


After being dismissed by my PHP for over a year I found Dr Howick who diagnosed & helped me through COPD. He listens & pays attention. He’s my hero.
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Review of Dr. Stefanelli


Tammara was my main physician when I came back to Tacoma 14+ years ago. I do not think she had been practicing prior to this as it states 22 years in the article. She did a good job and started me working on methods to reduce my blood pressure, which I have. I saw here for 3-5 years then she moved with her husband to Honolulu. Overall she was okay, but I, now, see more specialists as the body is to complex for general doctor except to get blood tests and treatment for common illnesses.
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Review of Dr. Sierra


She did not like my views on statan drugs, cholesterol medicine and refused to take me as a patient. Although first visit as new patient I was actually sick. She got up walked out and did not come back to finish exam. She sent the nurse back to tell me to find another doctor. Very unprofessional not to examine patient that was not well. Evidently just want patients that will take drugs she wants them to take without considering other options.
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Review of Dr. Chang

- in Honolulu, HI |

She is amazing, caring and very nurturing. I am very glad that she is my doctor ..
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Review of Dr. Kuribayashi

-HI |

Popular MD but a concern is that sometimes she can be rushed and over simplifies her diagnosis. To be fair, this could be more KP's agenda. Over 6 months of pain, "Give it rest". Met w/another MD who diagnosed it as a bulging disk and arranged for appropriate PT. Moderate-high heart valve issues went unnoticed until another MD pointed it out. For myself, KP is excellent with preventative maintenance classes and programs to take care of yourself but falls short when larger health issue arises.
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Review of Dr. Hutchison


Dr. Hutchison delivered my son 8 years ago. She was also the doctor I saw most frequently during my pregnancy. Her professionalism and warm bedside manner soothed me and put me at ease each and every appointment and before, during, and after delivery. I wish she still practiced in my state, as I would love to keep her as my doctor for life. Her patients are fortunate to have her!
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Review of Dr. Miura

- in Honolulu, HI |

We need more Dr. Miuras in this world! By far the best OBGYN I have ever seen. Im a RN. He gave me hope and a treatment option for fibroid removal that no one else yet offered me due to the complexity of location and size. He's compassionate, straight forward, gives thorough explanations, and obviously cares about his work and his patients. He did an amazing job on my laparascopic myomectomy and I'm truly blown away to think how much this man has improved my quality of life. He's that good.
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Review of Dr. Dicostanzo

- in Honolulu |

I feel very blessed to be in Dr. Dicostanzo's care for my serious injury. I wish he could be my go to doctor for everything because he listens and really cares for his patients. I feel uplifted after every visit and that is so important on this painful journey of healing. Truly a angel at work if you ask me.
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Review of Dr. Ling

-Honolulu |

Misdiagnosed me 3 times, even when I questioned her diagnosis. One of these instances was stage 3 cancer.
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Review of Dr. Kuribayashi

- in Honolulu |

Seeing someone rated Dr K with 1 star, I'm moved to submit this review. Perhaps that reviewer mistook one star for being the top grade? Otherwise it is hard to believe! I have been Dr K's patient for 18 years and it is hard to imagine a better internist. She is so respected that often her 'panel is full,' meaning she can't accept new patients. She shares her philosophy on her bio on the Kaiser website, and I can attest that the reality and her philosophy match beautifully.
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110 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Acl Surgery
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anemia And Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (Abg)
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • C-Section
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination For Complex Conditions And Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • De Quervain'S Release
  • Dementia Or Depression Screening
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Lesion Of Cervix (Incl. Leep)
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Vaginal Lesions
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drug Or Food Challenge
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Electrocardiogram (Ekg)
  • Emg (Electromyography)
  • Excision Of Cervix
  • Excision Of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, Or Sternum
  • Excision Of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Eye Surgery
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test For Colorectal Cancer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foreign Body Removal From Eye
  • Fracture Care
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hiv Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Human Papillomavirus Dna Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Immunization
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee And Leg Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Function Test
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myomectomy - Open And-Or Laparoscopic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neuroplasty
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Patch Testing
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Resection Or Ablation Of Bone Tumor, Partial Or Complete Resection Of Bone, Debridement Of Bone
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (Vbac)
  • Vaginal Delivery And Vbac
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wound Repair


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Hawaii Permanente Medical Group accepts 23 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation


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