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Dr. Krishna Kumar

Psychiatry
Kalaheo, HI
57 years experience male

Locations

Krishna Kumar, M.D.

Kalaheo, HI

Address

4100 Oni Place, Kalaheo, HI
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(555) 555-5555

Insurances accepted

Cigna

HMA/HMN

Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

Hawaii Medical Service Association

Medicare

UHA

United Behavioral Health

UnitedHealthcare

Krishna Kumar, M.D.

Kalaheo, HI

About

Bio

Dr. Kumar is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. (Highest Honor of APA) He is Certified by American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He feels gratified in receiving the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, Excellence in Psychiatry Award; and Recognitions from various government leaders for his professional achievements and community service. He feels humbled by Proclamation of Kauai Mayor Carvalho as Distinguished Eminent Physician and Hawaii Ambassador of Health. For 47 years, he has been dedicated to providing Total Patient Treatment & Care. He believes in "Health is Wealth"; and promoting all aspects of Health-- Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, Social, and Spiritual Health in his patients and their families.

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.

Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

Clinical Psychology

Holistic Medicine

Licenses

United States: Hawaii

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Clonazepam, Diazepam: Both Clonazepam and Diazepam are long acting Benzodiazepines and are used for Treatment of Anxiety. There are also short acting Benzodiazepines such a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Ambien (zolpidem) can result in increase of liver enzymes.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Fatigue: Fatigue can be due to continued depression, a medical condition, or due to medications. Please see your psychiatrist soon.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Medication effect: Side effects of Sertraline can be Urticaria (chronic hives), rash, increased sweating, and Acne. Avoid known triggers-stress, alcohol, pain relievers,... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Somatization Disorde: I understand your concern. Somatization Disorder, has at least 4 Pain symptoms, 2 Gastro-intestinal symptoms, 1 sexual symptom and 1 pseudo-neurologi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Lorazapam: Lorazapam 2 mg dose is usually for panic and severe anxiety. Please see a psychiatrist for work stress and sleep problem. It is likely that your an... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Medications use: I think you are asking for carbamezipime which is used for seizures, nerve pain and bipolar disorder. Paroxetine is used for treatment of depressio... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Medication Reduction: Please discuss with your psychiatrist your diagnosis, need for both medications-effexor and lamictal, benefits, side effects, and reasons for rapid re... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Depression,Bipolar: Zoloft (sertraline) and amitryptiline are anti-depressant medications. Topamax is a seizure medication and is sometimes used for bipolar disorder. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes: Chest pain in cardiovascular event is usually verysevere, cardiovascular event can also have breathing difficulty, marked weakness and fainting.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Alzheimer, Dementia: Mental status examination including memory impairment, disorientation to time , place, and person, decline in intellectual functioning and impairment ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
See a Psychiatrist: Both Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Doxepin are anti-depressant medications. See a psychiatrist for discussion about taking one anti-depressant medicati... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Between 16-25 years: Between 16-25 years of age onset for men occurs earlier than women.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Medications: I understand your concern! please see a psychiatrist for complete evaluation, diagnosis, medication and their dosage and theirside effects.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Paxil (paroxetine) helps with both depression and anxiety. Take xanax only for acute symptoms.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Personality Disorder: I understand your concern about non-flexible people as it affects our peace of mind and causes lack of harmony and emotional turmoil in the relationsh... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Diet control: I understand your concern . For being sick, and lack of energy. 3 days of indulging on junk food led to consuming of unhealthy food, possibly with h... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Living with Illness: I understand your distress. •You were born with Wonder of Life Force giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 50 years •Believe in H... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Cold Symptoms: I understand your discomfort. Cold symptoms may last up to 1 week. Please be concerned and see the physician for: productive cough which is yellow ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
PH of urine, stool,: Ph is a measure of acidity or alkalinity of water soluble substances (ph stands for 'potential of hydrogen'). A ph value is a number from 1 to 14, wit... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Klonopin, (clonazepam) Anxiety: I understand your concern. Klonopin (clonazepam) is a medication for Anxiety It seems that you have been dealing with Anxiety without depending upon ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. ' not being able to get enough air is likely a symptom of anxiety due to stress and unresolved feelings. Anxiety can ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety: At age 33, stressors of relationships, Marriage, unresolved emotional conflicts, Separation, divorce, parenting, work , and finances can cause emotio... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Sertraline,Trazodone: Sertraline is a medication for depression in SSRI group. Trazodone is a medication for depression in Tricyclic group. It can have cardiac side effec... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Depression, Anxiety: I commend you for your studies and preparation for exams. As the next exam is 6 months away, Focus on all areas of your health-Physical, Intellectual... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Marijuana, Dopamine: Long-term cannabis use tends to produce less dopamine, a neurochemical directly linked to motivation and reward. Using pet brain imaging the researche... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Depression: You deserve peace! feeling only at peace when sleeping seems to indicate depression, stresses of work, relationships, losses, finances. And health ca... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
To Lose Weight: Accept yourself, who you are at this time and make a commitment to lose weight Lose weight not to impress others or look good, do it for health reason... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety: I feel empathy for your symptoms. Your health is important. Normal Blood tests, and normal CT seems to indicate that these symptoms are due to stresso... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Depression Treatment: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a good anti-depressant medication. Be patient. It can take from 4 days to 10 days for improvement in your mood.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
See a Therapist: Sexual desire is natural. If you are overwhelmed, see a therapist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Eating Disorder: Your Emotional Health is PRECIOUS! IT is NOT WHAT you eat It is What is Eating You! It is likely that Stresses have led to Eating Disorder. Accept you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Low Self-esteem: I commend you for your diet and exercise to lose weight. It seems that you pushed yourself too hard, and still did not feel good about your achievemen... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Sexual Dysfunction: I understand your concern. See your family physician for examination and diagnosis. Have Heart to Heart Talk with your partner about each other’s se... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Disasters Preventio: Natural Disasters Prevention: Have emergency supplies of food, water, medications, batteries, radio. Follow advice of Civil Defense Agency, County and... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! I understand your fear of death. “left arm feeling weak, tingling and pain in left arm / chest.” Is likely due to Stre... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety: I understand your distress and frustration due to lack of relaxation of muscles. This can be due to Neurological causes or Stress causing Anxiety. Let... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Apple cider vinegar: I understand your concern. Very few people have headaches due to Apple cider vinegar. It is likely that headache is due to stresses in your journey of... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram) weight gain: I commend you for your desire to lose weight. Lexapro is for depression and anxiety, it can have side effects of weight gain, anxiety and depression. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Post operative Pain: I understand your concern about Addiction. If you do not have Dependence on Alcohol, Benzodiazepines or Sleeping medications, you will not become addi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
PMS after Abortion: I commend you for taking good care of your Health. It is likely that PMS, tender breasts are due to hormonal changes. Decision for abortion, and going... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Panic attack: I understand your distress. Yelling seems to suggest unresolved feelings of resentment and anger. It is unlikely that your tonsils will hurt constant... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Medication effects: I understand your distress. Side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Klonopin can be lethargy, fatigue, weakness, muscle pain spasms, Cymbalta (dulox... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety: I understand your concern about shorter attention span. Commend yourself for being “able to read and study for long periods of time” Reflect on recent... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Major Depression: Topiramate (Topamax) is for seizures and headaches. It may cause Depression, mood problems and suicidal ideations. Thank you for informing about Hider... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety: “trouble sleeping and headache” are likely due to stresses in your life causing Anxiety. Reflect on stresses of relationships, separation, work, fina... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
To stop smoking: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used for Treatment of Depression. It is not specific medication “to stop smoking” It can cause Insomnia. Insomnia can also... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Exercise Palpitation: Strenuous or excessive exercise can put a strain on the heart may cause heart flutters and palpitations. Let Wise Man within you reflect: •Need to do... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Severe Anxiety: You are a Precious Human Being! •You deserve Relief from anxiety attacks •Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Bre... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Apr 26, 2015
I enjoy Dr. Kumar's responses. He meets patients warmly where they are, and is empathic with a spirited and spiritual bedside manner we all should aspire to!
Nov 27, 2017
The work you do make people life better and creat a positive impacts on their life ,God bless you ,Please keep up the good work
Dr. Patrick Connerly
Jan 26, 2017
medication side effects, mixing meds, and withdrawals seem to be very strong points for him
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This made me feel good. Thanks! lol go to the state park.I take klonopin instead of ativan.I think Im feeling better now went out side to the dog park.I take vyvanse only when needed to help me with m...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is the person (50 y.o.) who is staying 3 wks. I'll give a Walmart card for $25 & will just turn a deaf ear to it all and to so many other things. 2 wks. to go!! Goe...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. for taking the time to read and respond. It is probably advisable for me to see some one about anxiety which is what is causing me to loose sleep. Will c...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maulana Azad Medical College
Graduated 1966MD

Residency

Illinois State Psychiatric Institute

Residency

Edgewater Medical Center

Awards

Excellence in Psychiatry, Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association
Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Commendation, Honorable Senator Daniel Akaka

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
Hawaii Psychiatric Medical Association

Publications

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