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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia

Pediatrics
Honolulu, HI
31 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

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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

1.0K Answers
678 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: Although castor oil might be safe when used for starting labor in pregnant women at term, it should not be used without the supervision of a healthcar... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Circumcised infants are less likely to develop urinary tract infections (utis), especially in the first year of life. Utis are about 10 times more com... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Smegma: The discharge is known in slang as smegma-epithelial/skin cell debris and secretions. Tubs soaks in warm water will assist with the excess. Don't forc... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: Size will dictate the rolloing. Be patient as your pediatrician will evaluate you daughter at routne health maintnance visis.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Pretty normal!: Even when you're healthy, your body is a mucus-making machine, churning out about 1 to 1.5 liters of the stuff every day. Most of that mucus trickles ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Isolated speech: If this is the only issue, you have time to monitor and enhance this delay in speech/language. Work with your pediatrician. Likely you are seeing: he ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: I would prescribe a high calorie high protein diet! energy and protein needs are increased due to the fever (typhoid) and low intake. Meals should be ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Average 20-30/min: If there is more rapid breathing with cough/congesion and no improvement with nasal clearance-see your pediatrician. It may indeed be a bronchiolitis ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Part of the illness: Fever and head colds can include symptoms of feeling unwell, hot and sweaty, yet cool skin, shivering, flushed face and variable documented temperatur... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
It's good!: The flu can make some people much sicker than others. It can lead to pneumonia, ; make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea ; seiz... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: No contraindications with antibiotics.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Reactive lymphnode: There are around 3 or less occipital lymph nodes found at the back of the head.They take in lymph fluid to purify it of harmful cells or particles. Th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes indeed!: The only thing really shown to help the healing process and minimize scarring is keeping a wound moist and covered. Most scar products accomplish this... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: The following states do not fund medicaid circumcision: arizona, california, colorado, florida, idaho, louisiana, maine, minnesota, mississippi, misso... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Possible: Coffee/tea can cause nausea as a stomach irritant-causing stomach upset. Some people are more sensitive to this effect than others, and food consumpti... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Get well visit exam: A thorough physical exam will uncover what stage of maturity/puberty your body is at. At 16 yrs of age, if you started puberty on time-there is very l... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Acrocyanosis: Nothing dangerous and very normal body adjustment to ambient temperatures. Not heart related!
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
?stopped amoxicillin: If this is a later onset reaction (>72 hrs after giving amox) the rash should fade slowly over the next 1-2 days. Sometimes it might be due to a vi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Viral Bronchiolitis?: I think your baby may have a viral bronchiolitis (cold with deep cough/wheeze). Treatment is a bit controversial. Some will use saline for the nose (s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Depends: Hsv needs a thorough evaluation and testing to ascertain whether the infant is at risk for disseminated herpes. Iv Acyclovir is often given aggressive... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Ayurveda is one of the oldest known systems of medicine begining several thousand yrs ago in india. Base on 2 principles: prolong life and promote goo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: This product is formulated to be safe and effective when used as directed. Safety data indicate that 3d white whitestrips are safe on tooth enamel. Th... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Ingrown hairs: See your doctor. Options for treatment include topical corticosteroid creams, retinoids or antibiotic. You may have to stop shaving for a while or sha... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Hemoglobin e-beta thalassaemia is the genotype responsible for approximately 1/2 of all severe beta-thalassaemia worldwide. It's characterized by mark... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Treatment should address any missing nutrients or other medical problems, such as lead exposure. Rx involves behavioral, environmental, & family educa... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Be leary: The cabbage soup diet is a radical weight loss diet designed around heavy consumption of a low-calorie cabbage soup over the time of seven days. It is... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Sturge-weber syndrome is a rare disorder that is present at birth. A child with this condition will have a port-wine stain birthmark (usually on the f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Usually: Nas scoring is a way to assess an infant for signs of drug withdrawal. A majority show signs 24--72 hrs after birth. The process of scoring, assessing... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: Poppy seeds contain extremely minute amounts of the opium alkaloids morphine and codeine, which give your bagel a nutty zing and can cause you to fail... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Depends-age/severity: Some will need smaller, more frequent feedings. Thickening the formula/breast milk with cereal also can be done. Keeping the baby upright before and a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
5ml = 1 teaspoon: Caster oil is an old school remedy for constipation. I prefer MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder (1/2 capful) mixed into a favorite 6-8 oz ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Could be: Look for an entry point in your skin for the possibility of this being an insect bite. If no punctae site-may be a mild traumatic injury that you don'... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
2-3 years: Duration of immunity in humans after 2 injection rabies vaccination averages between 2-3 years. Some studies suggest protective levels of antibiodies ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Depends: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used minimally every 4 hrs at the correct dose (50mg for adults). Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) can help with stuffy con... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: The worms are probably not worrisome for parasitic attack or infection. If the worm crawls into your nose, symptoms would be like having a foreign ob... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Treated/not cured: People with epilepsy have more and better treatment options than ever before. There are now 20 antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the United Stat... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Skin prick test is simple, safe and gives results in minutes. It enables one to find out whether you have antibodies that react to a certain allergen ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Depakote passes through breast milk in humans. Although the full risks of taking Depakote during breastfeeding are unknown, most documented cases sugg... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
If not ill or sick:: If your bedroom is unusually hot or you are using too many bedclothes, you may begin to sweat during sleep - and this is normal. Your healthy son may ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No : Fever is not an illness & it shouldn't be suppressed unless your child is "uncomfortable." fever is an invaluable immune response that may improve rec... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Re check!: You may have strep again, however, your doctor will need to rule this out with a throat culture. Some people are carriers of strep - meaning they can... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Unlikely if treated: Among the most common complications arising from overt hypothyroidism during pregnancy are preeclampsia/hypertension, placental rupture, preterm deliv... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Doubtful!: Photosensitive epilepsy affects up to 5% of people with epilepsy. Photosensitive triggers include certain rates of flickering images or light. In gene... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: For safety, use cool-mist humidifiers for children. Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer can burn a child if he or she ge... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Stained teeth: Treatment will vary depending on the cause of the discoloration/staining. Proper brushing with appropriate toothpaste/gel with flossing. In-office or ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Be sure to speak with your pediatrician or allergy-immunology specialist regarding an appropriate dose for your child's weight. Often times severe all... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Get it examined: Need to get an evaluation if the pain is severe or any deformities are noted around the areas of trauma!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: Cut and file smooth the finger nails. Topical anti itch creams include 1% hydrocortisone, calamine or Benadryl cream. If truly red, swollen and itchy... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Depends: For most, 2 hrs is the upper limit of prolonged screen time. It is always important to vary up your routine and rest the eyes that stare at the monito... Read More

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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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