Dr. Gordon Nakano, MD

HematologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Nakano

Oncare Hawaii

321 N Kuakini St Ste 412 Honolulu, HI 96817

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(808) 531-8521

Dr. Gordon Nakano, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Honolulu, HI and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities Kuakini Medical Center and The Queens Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nakano to book an appointment.

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Dr. Nakano's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakano treats Lymphocytosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Nakano treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Erythropoietin Test

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakano performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Nakano performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakano treats Anemia more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Nakano treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Dr. Nakano's conditions and procedures:

  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency

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Dr. Nakano accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
Federal Plan 87
Health Plan Hawaii HMO
HMSA Akamai Advantage (PPO and PPO SNP)
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Dr. Nakano has horrible bedside manner. I had stage 3 colon cancer in 2020, a year later , yesterday, he tells me that i dont need annual colonoscopies. Wouldnt even discuss. Then i wanted to talk about my CT scans that has areas of concern, i.e. noted things that could be cancerous, that would be new, however, he was not interested and did not TALK to me about my concerns. I have never felt so bad with a so called professional. As a daughter of a internationally recognized pathologist, I am EXTREMELy disappointed in his professional manners, and despite his years of service, how can we celebrate someone who ignores CANCERs because of hmm, insurance??? One star, not bc it took 3 months for appointment, but because his staff is awesome.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Ms. E – Mar 31, 2021
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Explains my health problems so I can understand clearly and I am very comfortable Thank you
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Kapolei, HI – Jun 19, 2019
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About Me


Dr. Gordon Nakano, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Honolulu, HI and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


University of Michigan Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. Gordon Nakano, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nakano frequently treats Lymphocytosis, Erythropoietin Test, and Anemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nakano treats.

Where is Dr. Gordon Nakano, MD's office located?

Dr. Nakano's office is located at 321 N Kuakini St Ste 412, Honolulu, HI 96817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Oncare Hawaii

Oncare Hawaii321 N Kuakini St Ste 412 Honolulu, HI 96817

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nakano is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Kuakini Medical Center

Honolulu, HI

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

5 Awards Received

The Queens Medical Center

Honolulu, HI

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average