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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia

Pediatrics
Honolulu, HI
33 years experience male

Locations

Michael H.T. Sia, M.D., Inc.

Honolulu, HI

Address

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, 1319 Punahou Street Suite 1190, Honolulu, HI
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My office hours

Saturday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Fax

(808) 945-9988

About

Bio

Dr. Sia is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. He received his medical school degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio & completed his pediatric residency training at Stanford University Hospitals. He has a Masters in Public Health. He is an Associate Clinical Professor: Dept., of Pediatrics at the University of Hawaii John A, Burns School of Medicine. He has been honored with the "Best Doctors in America" since 2001.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: Unlike migraine and tension headache, cluster headache generally isn't associated with triggers, such as foods, hormonal changes or stress. But once a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not deadly!: The chickenpox vac is much safer than getting the disease. Most people who get the vac do not have any problems. As with any vaccine, there is a very ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: Loneliness; impaired social interaction; impaired non-verbal communication; poor speech. Although there are many possible symptoms of asperger’s syndr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doubtful: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. They extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often bec... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Rest & monitor: Nothing unusual based on your information. Offer, yet don't force food and beverage. Allow him to rest/sleep at home. His symptoms and labs with acut... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Sulfa from Bactrim may be the culprit for your rash. Okay to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec. Need to confer with your doctor about continui... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Usually used for eye drops. If infant is ill and hospitalized with a bacterial infection, tobramycin is sometimes chosen for threatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Babies only need a medication like zantac (ranitidine) if they have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Most with simple vomiting/spit ups, do not have a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: Be careful of snagging and traumatically pulling of the hair. Accidental ingestion is a risk if it is pulled or falls off hair.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Dosing by weight gives you a range of 15 to 30ml per dose (2 tablespoons = 6 teaspoons).
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No...: Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) and Acetaminophen (tylenol) are different in chemical structure, thus for this occasion you are safe from serious side effect... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not necessarily: Early on: 1 to 3 oz is the average volume for the 1st week for a full term infant. 2 to 4 oz average moving toward 1 month. Infants also may have chal... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See your doctor: This could be merely a common cold with the symptoms you are describing. Saline nose drops and suctioning gently with upright positioning and steamy ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Still debatable: Circumcision was associated with frequent orgasm difficulties in danish men (circum. Rare freq) & with a range of frequent sexual difficulties in wome... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Talk to your Doctor: Cephalexin is a good antibiotic for uti, however, a urine sample should have been taken to determine if the germ/bacteria is sensitive to it. I don't... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: Scientists recommend that pregnant or lactating women be held to lower dietary intake levels of Alpha tocopherol and vitamin e substances. One reason ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ask your doctor:: Pectus carinatum is an uncommon birth defect in which a child's breastbone (sternum) bulges out abnormally. Sometimes the deformity isn't noticeable u... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: It is a collection of genetic conditions that limit your adrenal glands' ability to make certain vital hormones. In most cases of congenital adrenal h... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, not necessarily: Most babies will start trying to climb stairs soon after learning how to walk. The range of independent walking can be between 9-18 months. Many will ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: I'm assuming a child with dyspraxia has problems with movement, coordination, judgment, processing, memory and some other cognitive skills. Readiness ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on site: Suspicion of infection of lungs necessitates nasopharyngeal swabs or lung fluid for chlamydial culture. Eyes-conjunctivae: scrapings of the palpebral ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: Rubella aka german measles, is an infection that primarily affects the skin and lymph nodes. It is caused by the rubella virus (not the same virus tha... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Diet/irritation: If your child is otherwise healthy and doing well in growth and development, i would imagine this episode is isolated to diet and contact irritation o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Could be.: Viruses are common causes for vomiting, poor digestion and loose stools. Fever is not always present. Food items and "other" ingestions may contribute... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
You need a diagnosis: It sounds like your daughter has developmental delays with associated seizure disorder. You should ask your doctor what he/she thinks caused her dela... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: If it was bright red blood in the stool, it is not due to ulcers and Prilosec is not needed. The blood in her stool is likely due to fissures or fragi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
2 types:: There are generally 2 types of non-response exhibited in cip: 1. Insensitivity to pain: painful stimulus is not even perceived: a patient cannot desc... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure where a sample of fluid is taken from inside the lower back for testing. A hollow needle is inserted between... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See: OB/internist: Most medicine for pinworms are assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda. There is pregnant animanl evidence of teratogenicity (caused embryotoxicit... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Mixed results:fiber: Glucomannan's effectiveness as a weight loss treatment have shown mixed results. The university of pittsburgh medical center reports one double-blind ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hits like a brick!: Symptoms of the flu: •a 100 f or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever) •a cough and/or sore throat •a runny or s... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Most would say no...: The party line is no antihistamines for children under 2 -6 years old. However, if you contact your pediatrician, some can calculate a "weight per mi... Read More
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: The family advisory council is composed of family members of patients and hospital staff to provide feedback, guidance and creativity for the hospital... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: It usually is present to facilitate and support healthy grieving for patients, families, and significant others before, during, and after death, and t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes!: Gasoline can be a health hazard if you inhale concentrated fumes for too long or get it on your skin. Symptoms of overexposure to gas vapors include: ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Neruo rehab.: Seek assistance from physical or occupational therapist trained to rehabilitate individuals recovering from insults to the nervous system. It takes m... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Studies do, however suggest that application of saliva to the vulvovaginal area may "disrupt the balance" of candida to other resident organisms and i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: Look for high quality supplements from trusted brands that your physician will approve of. Don’t forget that no prenatal vitamins with dha can serve a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends: If this 16 year old has not had her period, chances are she will grow taller. Add together the resolution of anorexia-catchup growth may add to this.... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends.: In children, simply removing the tonsils or adenoids may take care of the problem. Sleep apnea in children where removing the tonsils or adenoids do... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It's possible.: Autism spectrum disorders/asperger syndrome have a tendency to run in families, but the inheritance pattern is unknown. While genetic factors are beli... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: Sand fly bites need to be treated immediately to counteract the bacteria, or venom, that has just been deposited underneath the skin. Mixing one part ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
After delivery: Your breasts begin to gear up for feeding your baby as soon as you're pregnant. One of the earliest clues you’re pregnant are your tender, swollen bre... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: Not blinking. Dry eyes. Not allowing the eyes to accomodate to a different depth/focus. Closing eyes or placing a time limit on screen time and look... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No.: The diagnosis is always based on the presence of an extra number 21 chromosome on a karyotype (a picture of an individual's chromosomes).
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: He may resent your inquiring about something that may be more embarrassing to him. Give him some time and perhaps he will reveal how he got it. Pick... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Floss/rinse: Good flossing and rinsing with an anticavity mouth wash. Food and beverage choice may improve your situation with good follow up with your dentist.
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Please have your pediatrician look at the cord to rule out any infection, or issues with the failure to separate. If there is a little nubin known as... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: There's currently no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy. Research into gene therapy may eventually provide treatment to stop the progression of s... Read More
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Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Sep 22, 2013
Dr. Sia provides thoughtful, helpful, and insightful answers that help all users of this site.
Dec 28, 2012
Thanks for taking such good care of the kids!
Aug 24, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, caring and dedicated
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Thanks very much for your answer. That's much of what we're seeing. Our specialists are aware but things are moving very slowly toward getting anything done. Thanks for your reply. I will continue to ...Read More
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Dr Michael Sia Thank you for the warning on that med,one med I take is Topiramate and it makes me real dizzy also like this stuff also! The big question is do you know of meds that do not have such p...Read More
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I'm on birth control for a 1 1/2 month and my period has been coming and going also I have been going to the gym . I'm not suppose to get my period till August,I wanna know if theres a reason for thi...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
Completed 1990

Awards

Best Doctors in America
Top Doctor, First Place, Hawaii - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Hawaii - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
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