Dr. Gerald McKenna, MD

Dr. Gerald McKenna, MD

Addiction Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 77
Dr. Gerald McKenna, MD is an addiction medicine specialist in Lihue, HI and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Med Univ in 1966 and specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry.Read his story

4374 Kukui Grove St Ste 104

Lihue, HI 96766

Contact Information

(808) 246-0663

Insurance Accepted

  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA)
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • UHA Health Insurance

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Dr. McKenna's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McKenna "Dr. Gerald McKenna, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA is dually board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He completed his medical degree in SUNY, Upstate New York, completed a rotating medical internship at San Francisco General Hospital and served as chief resident during psychiatric residency at Harvard Medical School. He has been practicing addiction medicine since his service in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War as Chief Psychiatrist for the U-Tapao, Thailand Region. He led outpatient and inpatient addiction clinics for Boston Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brentwood VA in California. He served as: faculty at Harvard, Adjunct Clinical Professor at UCLA and is currently a Clinical Professor for UH JABSOM Department of Psychiatry. He founded the first outpatient addiction treatment clinic (dual diagnosis capable) in Kauai in 1989, added outpatient services in Hilo in 2000 and a Honolulu Professionals Program in 2004. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McKenna "Substance Use Disorders are medically recognized conditions that despite being a life-long chronic illness that affects the entire family, can be treated and a path of recovery is attainable.  Medically assisted interventions are considered when applicable, but only as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan.  Family involvement in the evaluation and treatment process is vital to recovery as long as they are a safe family system."

2  Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry

2  Board Certifications

  • Addiction Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Preventive Medicine*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

10  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

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  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • San Francisco General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Harvard/Mass Mntl Hlth Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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