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Dr. Robin Matsukawa

Internal Medicine
Kaneohe, HI
15 years experience male

Locations

Straub Kaneohe Family Health Center

Kaneohe, HI

Address

Windward Mall (2nd floor, near Sears), 46-056 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI
Directions

Fax

8082336255

About

Bio

Joined Straub in 2010. Board Eligible in Internal Medicine. Special interests include primary care medicine and whole person care.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many Reasons: Possible causes for a persistent cough include lung and/or sinus infection, asthma or emphysema, acid reflux, allergies (food such as milk or environ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Do a pregnancy test: If you are concerned, you can do a urine pregnancy test. If the urine test is negative and you are still concerned you can consider seeing your gynec... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See your physician.: Unfortunately chest pain symptoms cannot be explained without an in-person evaluation by a physician. If it is worrisome enough, either go to your pr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Most within 24 hrs.: Most standard std testing results can be obtained within 24 hours depending on the labs availability with the exception of syphilis testing which can ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unknown.: Unfortunately, the product you are inquiring on has not been out long enough to determine the answer of your question. Despite limited research data,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Chest pain: This sounds like a muscle cramp, but to be safe i recommend that he see a physician for a better evaluation.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Possibly a hernia.: I recommend that you see a physician to have the lump evaluated due to the following that the causes for a lump maybe as simple as a piece of fat unde... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Depending on the stage and cause of the chronic kidney disease (ckd), you may not need a dialysis or transplant ever if the causes are controllable su... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Oncologist: I placed my answer because a hematologist is an oncologist and vice-versa. They tend to know both cancer and blood problems.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Hormonal changes: As per previous 2 answers. The answer lies in the balance, rather the loss of balance, of your body's hormone. Essentially, the lower valve of your ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Unfortunately, you should follow-up with your surgeon to determine activity level. If the tricep has healed well, there should be no problem. If the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Possibly period: Normal periods can vary in frequency and does not necessary have to come within 30 days. Sometimes periods can occur at few month intervals even if y... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Less likely: In order to become pregnant, your uterus needs to be disease free. An enlarged uterus may indicate a disease that will prevent pregnancy. Though not... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Not eating dairy will not cause any harm. You may have to figure out how to obtain adequate amounts of calcium from other sources. Constantly taking... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: Seems like the medication has helped resolve your anxiety. Unfortunately your lack of zest is cause for concern. I recommend that you talk to your p... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Many Reasons: Unfortunately, your periods can vary greatly. The causes are many including diet, exercise, weight, stress, sleep, medications and health conditions.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Likely Normal: Menstrual cycles vary. If still concerned, seek a physician to have a simple blood test obtained.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Need to clarify: No suggestion can be made without telling us type of symptoms (such as burn, pressure, or belching), location, frequency, duration.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes and No: You definitely increase the risk of acquiring HIV or aids, but increasing the risk does not mean 100% becoming infected. As an example, you can incre... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Tums (calcium carbonate) is ok to take while pregnant. Quantity will need to be watched out as you can take too much causing illness and possible hos... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
For now, No: Multiple medical studies have shown that having an immediate family member with cancer, such as mother or father does not appear to have any affect on... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Spinal stenosis is not a transmittable condition so you do not have to fear. It may be more due to his activities, history of accidents, or his genet... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately, the other option is dialysis.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Glucometer: One would usually obtain a glucometer from the pharmacy, unfortunately not all insurance plans will cover the cost even with a prescription. One coul... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Diet: Eat foods high in iron (such as fortified cereal/breads, lentils/beans, tofu, and green leafy vegetables). To help your body absorb iron, consume fo... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
B-2, B-3, B-5, B-12: The common vitamin deficiencies that are related to enlarged tongue are vitamins b-2 (riboflavin), b-3 (niacin), b-5 (pantothenic acid acid) and b-12 ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes and No: There any many causes of hypertension. If the cause is treatable such as a hormone imbalance; once the hormone problem is cured, your blood pressure ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Allergy Medications: Your symptoms appear to be related to an allergy. I would recommend starting with claritin, zyrtec or allegra. If you have a sinus infection, you ma... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: As with other 2 doctors, pressure sores are not contagious. If you become bed-ridden then you have an increased risk of developing pressure sores, wh... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Likely normal: If still concerned, see your physician to obtain an simple blood test to determine if you are pregnant.
A member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
See a Doctor: It sounds like you may have a gastrointestinal bleeding in addition to likely nutritional deficiency, salt and fluid imbalance. I would recommend tha... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Talk to your doctor.: In general, medical articles recommend gradual reduction of blood pressure especially for elderly patients as it may cause a stroke and/or other blood... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Unfortunately the test only tells you if you have the disease or not. It does not tell you when nor who gave it to whom.

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Matsukawa is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Honolulu, HI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Honolulu, HI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Honolulu, HI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Straub Clinic & Hospital
Hawaii Pacific Health
Pali Momi Medical Center

Publications

None
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