Dr. James Okamoto

Primary Care, Family Medicine
Waipahu, HI , HI
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Waipahu, HI , HI

Address

94-849 Lumiaina Street, Suite 207, Locum Tenens in Washington State, Waipahu, HI , HI
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Fax

808677-8333

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Tricare

Hawaii Medical Services Association

QUEST

About

Bio

Family and Sports Medicine Physician. Member of American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine and the Association of Ringside Physicians. My hobbies/interests include mixed martial arts, jiu jitsu, and photography. I have worked as a ringside physician for Strikeforce, King of the Cage, and the UFC. I am also experienced in international medicine/travel and disaster relief with over 50 missions overseas doing relief work throughout Africa and Asia, humanitarian relief after the Rwandan, Kosovo, Sudanese and Afghan wars, and disaster relief after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Hawaii, Washington

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
379 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
No harm in it: There's no harm in using icy hot, and you may feel better. It is mostly for comfort and will not help your shoulder to heal. If your shoulder injury i ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If you want to take a supplement to regulate your bowels, I would recommend plant fiber over coconut oil. As you mentioned, there are conflicting rep ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: This is not something I would lose sleep over, but I wouldn't ignore it either. I would ask my physician to check a PTH (parathyroid hormone) level on ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Sep 16, 2014
I am impressed with Dr. Okamoto's vast knowledge of the various martial arts and the answers he gives multiple patients concerning the same. He also has a great fund of knowledge that sets Family Pra...Read More
Nov 6, 2014
Dr. Okamoto has a broad range of knowledge and is able to translate that into specific, helpful advice to patients. Highly recommended.
Sep 2, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate the thoughtful answer Doc, my Gastro scheduled me for Endoscopy because he is guessing I have a Hiatal Hernia. :( Really scared of all the procedures thats ...Read More
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I do really appreciate your response. I took 4 and have yet to get diarrhea but it was over a course of the entire day and when I was reading about it overdose was thrown around and that worried me.T...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Actually the heart attacks paralyzed his vocal cords and he has no voice and constantly clearing his throat, So MAYBE that's why. But regardless, it was RUDE.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Hillcrest Hospital

Awards

Presidents Award for Volunteer Service

Affiliations

association of ringside physicians
American Academy Family Physicians

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
46 ratings

20 top reviews

41-year-old female
Oct 18, 2020 Ferndale, WA
Great Doc :) thank you
49-year-old female
Feb 26, 2020 Leavenworth, WA
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you!
40-year-old male
Feb 18, 2020 HI
Dr. Okamoto is always great. I broke my fever and starting to feel better.
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