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

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

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Talk to an expert: There are a number of tests to find out whether a person is infected with hiv. Tests include: HIV antibody; p24 antigen; pcr. Once diagnosed with the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Headache remedies: Rest, relax, close your eyes while either lying down or sitting in a dark room. Ice packs or heat-steamy shower or warm bath. A massage with or witho... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Used breast pump: If the "red lumps" are tender, swollen, warm and skin appears infected-have you ob-gyn/fp/internist evaluate the area(s). If you are concerned about ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis may occur within sec to min. After bee sting and is usually rapid and life threatening. A bee sting may initially not cause a reaction. I... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Insect bite reaction: Gently cleanse with soap and water. Cool ice or compresses. Over the counter anti-itch topical creams: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) caladryl, 1% Hydr... Read More
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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 male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Rule out rare causes: No ingrown eyelashes-trichiasis... ?need to rule out inflammatory disease, thyroid disorder. A good eye exam with optho would be recommended-check pre... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
PDA: Acts of physical intimacy in view of your parents will always be unnerving. You maybe over estimating how your parents will act if they are able get... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: It does not interact with oral contraceptives. Pepto bismol may react with other medications (such as tetracycline antibiotics, chloroquine), prevent... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: In the last few decades, researchers have studied laughter's effects on the body. Biologically it affects us via: blood flow; immune response; blood ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Is the stool hard?: If the stool is hard, you have a diagnosis of "constipation." you may offer a fruit other than banana (prunes, apricots, pears) to mix in with the cer... 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: You have nothing to worry about! warm shower/bath or cool compresses to head/neck with hydration might help.
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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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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 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 member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Be patient!: It is difficult to know exactly when puberty's onset takes place. These changes usually occur gradually over a period of time. Puberty signals specifi... 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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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See your doctor.: There are two possibilities: upper respiratory congestion with the nose inflamed with mucus or a combination of the head cold with wheezing (aka acute... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Don't bother...: Swallowing mucus is safe. It is difficult for a budding 'early toddler' to have maturity & skills to spit out phlegm. Don't sweat, mucus mixes with th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Mimic panic attacks: Many illnesses mimic panic feelings or classic panic attacks. Examples are hyperthyroidism, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Ruling out a medical illne... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No.: Magnesium chloride is a supplement that primarily provides magnesium to the body. This essential nutritional mineral is critical to many biological pr... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of r... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Who has it?: For you, have your obstetrician evaluate your bilirubin levels, and other blood tests to identify what type of jaundice it is. If you are asking abou... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hard to answer...: Dizziness is a common description for many different feelings. The feeling of dizziness, or a "dizzy spell, " may be very familiar to an individual, y... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below:: Early graying in kids tends to be inherited. Other conditions can cause gray hair: alopecia areata, which causes patches of hair loss on the scalp & o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not necessarily.: Joint popping and joint pain may be present, but Marfan is different in almost every patient.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ear drum ruptured.: Clear, watery ear drainage that may be slightly tinged with blood is usually caused by a perforated ear drum. This means that the ear drum (aka tympan... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very low-unlikely: Your Dilantin level is known as a homeopathic dose-not likely to be preventing any seizure activity if you truly have an ongoing epilepsy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doubtful: Your toddler probably has a viral illness that was coincidentally associated with the timing of the vaccines. Please call your doctor to discuss this... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Could be stool...: You probably do not have to worry about any infection. Your infant daughter is most likely sociable, happy and feeding well without fever, vomiting o... 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 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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends:: Treatment involves rx for skin and joints: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications; vitamins and minerals (to slow bone deformation); immunosuppre... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not necessarily: I assume you are not crippled by this reaction and it has been short lived thus far. If you are not overly shy, inhibited or fearful of the environmen... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Whatever suits Dad!: The technigue you are referring to is "skin to skin" contact. It is known as kangaroo care. It is done immediately after birth (if stable) and the fat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See below: Haemophilus influenzae type b is a bacterial germ that may account for ear/sinus infections for your child. The best protection is through vaccination... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Seizure medications: There is a known phenomena of "hormone sensitive" seizures. Seizure activity can also influence the level of hormones in your body. Seizure medicatio... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
HIV in IVF: It is indeed possible to transimit HIV during ivf of a donor gamete that is HIV +. Screening and preparation can reduce the risk.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not precisely!: Ultrasound cannot diagnose a fetus with Down syndrome (trisomy 21). It can pick up "soft" markers for downs. If you indeed identify soft markers, a di... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
UM: "unaccompanied minor" in air travel is much more common with increases in divorced moms & dads. This reality has become a discomfort for many as many ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very few to humans: Most diseases infecting cats spread from cat to cat, not from cat to human. You're more likely to catch an infectious disease from the person standing... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not likely: Grand mal or generalized tonic clonic seizures are episodes when folks "lose consciousness" followed by generalized body stiffening (tonic phase).
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Acne & antibiotics: Oral antibiotics reduce the number of bacteria on the skin and in the follicles. It has an anti-inflammatory effect too. Take them under the guidance ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Malingering: Malingering is intentional deceptive behavior. There is an external/secondary gain present as the main motivation for the behavior. To tell if the hea... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Rare inherited dz: Belongs to a group of diseases known as the mucopolysaccaridoses. Affected individuals are unable to produce an enzyme that breaks down long chains of... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If not bacterial: The average duration is 7-10 days-much like a common viral cold illness. Supportive or comfort care is recommended. If no improvement-seek medical a... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many reasons.: Thanks to vaccines & antibiotics, baby boomers are living longer & perhaps healthier with less infectious disease/illnesses. Chronic disease are devel... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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