Ka'ohimanu Dang Akiona earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Before, during and since the pandemic, she has worked tirelessly to advocate for access and equity in health care from education, testing, vaccination and treatment, focusing on the highest risk, the vulnerable and the marginalized. She and her team developed effective mobile care models that focused on bringing doctor's care to where it is needed most- including community and street medicine outreach, care for the homebound, and even houseless. She strives to improve access to care for all, especially our frontline essential workers.
In her current capacity, she will provide direct patient care as well as aesthestics and skin care support, while maintaining her relationships with University of Hawai`i in Hilo as their Team Doctor, and with Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center and Kuleana Health as community physician consultant. She is also working hard to recruit other much needed providers to join the fight for better access to care.
Kaidden Greh Kauakeaōkekai Kelly, PA-C was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i. As a PA he has worked in Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Urgent Care. Kaidden assisted in establishing Hawai'i's first Physician Assistant program in Kealakekua, HI through the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest. As a Native Hawaiian Health Scholar, Kaidden is motivated to serve the lāhui in whichever capacity and role is needed. He is also committed to bridging the Mental Health disparities in North Hawai'i and became certified as a psychiatric physician assistant in 2019.
In his free time, Kaidden enjoys CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, and spending time with his family, friends, and cat.
Dr Knox has practiced full spectrum Family Medicine in a number of academic and progressively more rural locations. He recently retired but Dr Akiona knows the community still needs his good heart, great humor and stellar clinical skills. Humble but incredibly skilled , he provides extensive knowledge and guidance to our team and patients.
He lives in Hilo with his lovely wife and pupper. He has two awesome grown children (including a son who is a spine surgeon) and 2 grandsons. He plays the bagpipes and has practiced martial arts for the greater part of his life. He has taught countless physicians and is one of Dr Akiona's personal heroes.
Natalie Kehau Kong, MD graduated from John a Burns School of Medicine, attended residency in Arizona and committed to extra fellowship training to be one of few Family Medicine physicians able to practice full-spectrum OB/Gyn care. She currently teaches medical students, resident physicians and physician assistants with local and stateside schools.
Soft-spoken but grounded in her culture, Dr Kong brings a balanced emphasis on working hard, enjoying life while ALWAYS learning, and striving to be good stewards of our land, our language and culture, and our family's legacy.
Jaynice has an infectious laugh and gives the best hugs. She has been a key anchor on Dr. Akiona's team for several years and has been through primary care, behavioral health, pain management, and street medicine as well as large- and small-scale pandemic screening/testing and vaccination. She works closely with Dr Akiona to support all aspects of clinical operations and growth.
Dee has extensive community AND hospital experience and provides our nursing backbone as well as regular entertainment and laughs. She is an avid tennis and pilates and overall exercise enthusiast, has 2 amazing children and loves her animals. If you are ever in need of a belly laugh AND some expert nursing care, come visit with Ms Dee!
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We continue working with and supporting our community partners to address access to care for all.
Full of knowledge and laughs, Aunty Angie brings expertise in referrals and clinic operations!
Ageless and with a passion for rural health, Aunty Donna has extensive clinic front desk experience and amazing work ethic.
Longtime worker in Native Hawaiian Health, Aunty Geri knows her community and continues to serve the lahui.
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