Women's Health Specialists

Women experience unique health concerns, including pregnancy, infertility, menopause and gynecological disorders.

That’s why University Health Partners (UHP) and the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) are committed to making sure women take their health seriously.

University Health Partners of Hawaii offers a variety of specialty services and treatments specifically for women.

An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health. From mensuration cycles, UTIs and incontinence to high risk pregnancies (Maternal Fetal Medicine), Gynecological cancers (GYN Oncology), pelvic reconstruction (UroGynecology), Reproductive Endocrinology (infertility) and Surgical/Critical Care – we have the complete spectrum of women’s care.  We also have board certified OB/GYN physicians and the most Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians in the state.

We are the faculty practice of the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

NEW Midwifery Program to help local underserved families

HONOLULU, HI, February 2020 – University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP), the faculty practice of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), is accepting new patients for their Midwifery Integration Home Visitation Program (MI-Home). The MI-Home health care team will visit the patient in their home, shelter, or safe space; making services more convenient, accessible and equitable. The program is open to all female Oʻahu residents who experience difficulty accessing healthcare, regardless of their insurance, citizenship or housing status. Some of these barriers may be transportation, childcare, disability, insurance coverage, or experiencing homelessness. There is no minimum number of patient visits or enrollment deadlines to meet in order to access care.

MI-Home provides health services for general reproductive well-being including prenatal, postpartum, lactation, and newborn care; well-woman visits, cervical and breast cancer screenings; and STI/STD screening and treatment. The program also provides transportation to appointments and can cover prescribed medicine for uninsured patients and those unable to pay for necessary medication.

Launched in July of 2019, MI-Home will run through September 2020 under its current funding from the AlohaCare Waiwai Ola grant. The program features mobile electronic fetal monitoring, and telehealth consults with Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians for pregnant patients with conditions such as:

· Diabetes

· High blood pressure

· Substance use disorder

· Prior stillbirth

Patients can self-refer; providers may call the MI-Home staff; and community workers or friends/family may make the referral if they identify a woman in need of services, regardless of the health plan to which the patient has been assigned. MI-Home strives to work in concert with existing healthcare options, so enrollment into the program does not mean an automatic transfer of care to UHP. If a patient is being seen by a health professional, MI-Home can send visit records to the primary care or OBGYN provider and work with the patient to integrate into traditional in-office care.

The ultimate goal of the MI-Home program is to provide an alternate model of care that meets the needs of our community and ensures that all mothers and babies receive quality healthcare. The program’s creators believe that by elevating the health of Hawaiʻi’s families, we elevate the overall health of our communities. “Hawaiʻi’s residents should receive the best healthcare possible regardless of any economic or social hardships,” said Dr. Dena Towner, Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs in the JABSOM Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health, and a physician with UHP. “The MI-Home program helps make this philosophy possible in an innovative and practical way that celebrates the Year of the Midwife”.

To schedule an appointment – patients, providers, insurance companies, or community partners can take the first step by calling 808-476-0690, or learn more by visiting the University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi website at uhphawaii.org.

Appointments in most cases can be scheduled immediately.

About University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP)

University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (formerly known as UCERA) is the faculty practice plan of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and is dedicated to supporting the educational, research and community service activities of JABSOM as well as other University of Hawaiʻi health sciences groups. The practice plan includes more than 130 participating physicians. UHP physicians provide services for multiple hospitals in Hawai‘i including Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, The Queen’s Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center, and Pali Momi Medical Center.

About the JABSOM Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health

Physicians with the OB/GYN Department of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) provide coverage for multiple hospitals in Hawai‘i including Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, The Queen’s Medical Center, and Pali Momi Medical Center.

JABSOM OB/GYN physicians provide care to women facing health problems though their life span, including complications and high-risk pregnancies. This dedicated group also provides essential services to many under-insured patients in Hawaiʻi.

In addition to directly serving Hawai‘i’s families, the JABSOM Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Women’s Health creates its clinical learning environment for medical students, residents and fellows through its association with University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP), giving all learners the robust real-world experience they need. The department has 37 physicians, including four who are part-time and three professors emeritus. Another 107 OB-GYN physicians in Hawaiʻi are volunteer faculty. Specialty training is offered in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Planning and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Locations

University Health Partners of Hawaii – Women’s Health Specialists
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
1319 Punahou Street, Suite 801,
Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 203-6580

University Health Partners of Hawaii – Women’s Health Specialists
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
1319 Punahou Street, Suite 640,
Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 983-6090

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children

University Health Partners of Hawaii – Women’s Health Specialists
Pali Momi Outpatient Center
(Next to Pearlridge Center)
98-1005 Moanalua Road, Suite 3010
Aiea, HI 96701

(808) 671-0090

University Health Partners of Hawaii – Women’s Health Specialists
Punahele Professional Building
82 Puuhonu Place, Suite #205,
Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 961-6608

Punahele Professional Building

University Health Partners of Hawaii – Women’s Health Specialists
Queens Physicians Office Building II
1329 Lusitana Street, Suite 703
Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 526-2477

Queens Physicians Office Building 2

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