I was born in Japan and raised in Hawaii. I have always been good at interacting with different people and at complex problem solving, so a career in medicine seemed just right for me.
As a family medicine physician, I love meeting and getting to know so many different patients and their families. I believe in shared decision making with my patients and encourage them be active in their care. I strive to make myself available to patients in person and by phone or email. I firmly believe that my personal connection with my patients is what matters most in our success together. Within the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, we are able to oversee all aspects of our patients’ care, which helps to ensure that we’re leveraging every opportunity collectively as a team. I also serve in a lead role in ensuring that our electronic medical records are accessible and easy to use for all physicians and staff, which I enjoy greatly.
I try to spend as much time as possible with my kids and running after them keeps me quite busy. I also enjoy listening to music, performing karaoke, reading and keeping up with the latest technological toys.