Dr. Neal Shikuma, MD

Dr. Neal Shikuma, MD


Cardiology | Male | 65 years old

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Dr. Shikuma specializes in Cardiology and practices in Honolulu, HI. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Shikuma's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Kamuela, HI |
I DO NOT recommend dr shikuma. He is not patient or caring and if you dare to ask a question, his answers are delivered in a condescending, terse manner. NOT professional at all. Overall, he doesn't seem to care about a patient's condition. The Waimea office staff did a good job at caring for the patients but the turn around of nurses was constant. There was an issue with the phones not being answered in a timely manner for a while and his voice mail was being directed to someone's personal line
Honolulu, HI |
Not very professional, gives very insulting answers when he is asked a question. Overall, he doesn't seem to care about a patients condition, does not have the patience to answer questions. If u want a doctor who listens and cares and explains your condition, I do NOT recommend dr shikuma.
in Kailua Kona, HI |
Great doctor but the office staff will not answer the phone or return calls. I have had appointments canceled by them and I have a serious heart condition. I have a condition I may die from if I dont get the necessary medical help I desperately need!! Help! Get your staff together and be professional! ! Because it is a matter of life and death!
in Ocean View, HI |
This office has not returned my phone calls for two weeks now.....what is going on......I am a patient who needs an appointment. There is only one phone number with the same message. Is Dr Shikuma still in practice
in Kailua Kona, HI |
Absolutely the worst managed front office I've ever experienced. Always late. Frequently show up for appointments where they aren't ready and have to schedule. Dr. Shikuma may be a great doctor but he needs to spend time managing his staff.
in Kamuela, HI |
This man saved my life by doing all the proper tests which other cardiologists in Hilo failed to do. Originally had a Heart Attack with one stent, but they left two veins untreated at 60 % blockage via diet and drugs. One month later I could barely breath, but they found nothing.. Went to Shikuma who was wife's cardiologist. He ran many test with angiogram, and found the two veins 90% blocked. He scheduled me to fly to Honolulu and Queens for a double bypass. I would be dead now if not for him.
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Dr. Shikuma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Hawaii not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Hi J a Burns Sch Med

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)