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Dr. Irving Harper

Internal Medicine
Wailea, HI
35 years experience male

Locations

Wailea Health and Wellness Center

Wailea, HI

Address

161 Wailea Ike Place, Suite A-104, Wailea, HI, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(808) 875-1173

Insurances accepted

Hawaii Medical Services Association

About

Bio

Graduate Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Internal Medicine. Have been in practice for 24 years. Have worked in free clinics, prisons, nursing homes, private practice, and now at a Health and Wellness Center in Hawaii. Findings it a challenge to try and assist people who need medical attention but aren't always in a financial position or have the time to go see a Physician.Love Hawaii because the people are very kind and loving. Will retire here.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Licenses

United States: Hawaii, Hawaii, Ohio, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

615 Answers
1.3K Agrees
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multiple: Early shingles, allergic reaction to food, cramps from exercise, (lactic acid build up), abdominal hernia that is expanding than contracting with move... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multiple reasons: With no disrespect, especially at your age, have you had any implants.? Are you having any breast soreness, raising the possibility of mastitis. Do y... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Association: Reviewing the side effects of both drugs, Nexium (esomeprazole) does have the side effect of numbness and paresthesia. If the drug caused the problem... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Failure rate nxt is .05%. Failure rate levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed is1%. Very very low, but way higher than nxt jg.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Varies: Yeast infection comes to mind first. Also not all vaginal infections have a foul odor. Drainage from a vaginal gland such as a bartholins could be the... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: As long as you are not having fever, redness, or unusual swelling than a topical agent can be considered. Ask a compounding pharmacy to make blt, a c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Cannot tell: Might have miscarried or not. Would be wise to have urine test done.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Fluoroscopy: The resolution of the images is higher with fluoroscopy making procedural adjustments easier.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes!: You are having withdrawal symptoms. Might become agitated, have headaches, feel your skin crawl, feel the need to kill people! it will get better,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hope this helps: The calculator in this website gives likely outcomes form traumati brain injury: prognostic model for predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Most people with mvp do not need to see a a cardiologist except for every 2-3 years.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Describe your symptoms to your doc and ask her what she thinks it might be. She will bring it up.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Spicy: Spicy food hot peppers? Most likely not the answer. A blood test answers the rest.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Within: Within 48 hours after bruise develops, apply heat pack or washcloth soaked in warm water to the area several times a day to promote healing.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Surrogate willingly signs a contract agreeing to her role and responsibilities in the pregnancy.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Nutsare a top ten superfood. Key to eating them is portion control because of their high fat content.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Hysterectomy is a highly misunderstood option, often recommended as “a cure” – which it is not.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Don't try to do it yourself, you'll be overwhelmed. Reach out to family/hospital social service.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Following a healthy eating pattern, reducing salt in your diet, maintaining a healthy weight.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Dialysis requires strict scheduling/ adjustments to lifestyle, Counselors can help with the stress.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: More than one cause of folliculitis, once treated, need to maintain care. May need to see derm doc.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: If you are diagnosed with urethritis, make sure your partner is treated too.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
What type: Yu know there is a compound fx means you had an x-ray.Need to know where exactly the fracture is . Location determines if braces to limit movement is ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
If indicated: If your doc feels it is indicated then yes. There will be warning flags because of the abuse of this product being used for getting "high." li'l wayn... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Tegretol and unisom: interaction number of reports 1 premature baby 12 2 drug exposure during pregnancy 12 3 persistent foetal circulation 12 4 ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Papain contains latex. People who have allergies to latex should avoid using products made with papaya extract, as they could have severe reactions to... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Act, don't worry: Make syre you get examined and diagnosed correctly as to what exactly is growing on our vagina. You need to have a pelvic exam and make sure your ut... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Their is help: Contact your doc or a doc who is familiar with Estradiol vaginal supposotories or cream. If you apply it in the vaginal canal 2-3x/week, lets say whe... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Varied possibilities: The area you describe is near the appendix but you sat there is no pain. If you are a female it might be the pain of an ovarian cyst or when ovulating... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Piriformis syndrome can put pressure on the sciatic nerve making it painful to use your lumbar muscles to twist.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not likely seious: With a heart attack you most likely would have pain in the left side of neck, with radiation down your left arm, sweating, fast heart rate, nausea, an... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Low but real: Before ejaculation, men produce a per-ejacualte that can contain sperm which can get a girl pregnant. Even though it is the first day of her cycle, th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multiple: Hida scan ?, your doctor was looking for gallbladder disease or gallstones. With the constant diarrhea initially your drop in Progesterone would be pa... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes,,and no: Both drugs have interactions with cardizem. Lightheadedness and dizziness for example. Both can result in hypotension. The number of interactions a... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes!: This is known as pre-milk, which is a sweet and watery fluid. During second trimester her breasts will begin to produce colostrum. Discharge may occu... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not quite: Delivery mechanism breaks down and begins to enter system in one hour, average time to peak level is 4 hours.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes!: Studies suggest that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all people who use whitestrips will notice some degree of gum tissue irritation. Gum irritation is caused ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: The wound that won't heal sinking deeper into you accept it, open up, give it time.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Be honest, if your doctor squirms, find a new doctor. Be persistent, you are worth it dont give up.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Have doctor evaluate any blood in the stool.Red vs tarry stool helps determine source of bleeding.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Find a support group; there is a liver failure support group on Facebook. Ask dietitian about diet.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Mentioned to your doc that you want to prevent getting it because you know of people who have it and how it can make your life complicated.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Drinking: Drinking plenty of water and other fluids can help guard against dehydration from diarrhea.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes you can: You can have serious withdrawal sx from stopping your med suddenly. Please let your doc know how you feel and agree to a fast taper together. It is ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Please clarify: Stated she injured it, so this is not you. If it is a woman questions come into play including birth control pills. Previous injury where the foot t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Could be: It is possible that it is an ovarian cyst, but you imply both sides and it is unlikely that you have an ovarian cyst on both sides at the same time. ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Most nonmelanoma skin cancers are curable if detected early, so get a skin check at least once/ year.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Need to address ASAP: Need to address what might harm you the most quickly. Your chest pain radiating down your left arm describes a heart attack. Take aspirin if not alle... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Complex: Rapid change in taste,which is a combo of taste buds and sense of smell, has a array of causes. Since it was overnight, a viral,bacterial, or parasiti... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Difficult: Tx based on size of the stone and location. If it is >8 mm, he has an85% chance that he will not pass it with medical therapy only. So need size an... Read More

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Dr. Harper has been admired and recommended for all he is and all he does in the interest of his patients. I must agree all and especially with the most compelling of these accolades, from Aaron H, w...Read More
Sep 20, 2014
Most people spend more time shopping for a new car than they select a physician. It's important to find a physician you trust and feel comfortable with. Dr. Irving W. Harper, III is the only one you n...Read More
Dr. James Lin
May 6, 2014
Dr. Harper's crystal clear vision & thinking, brief succinct statements to the point, broad encompassing knowledge, and openhearted passion have driven me to recommend him to anyone needing his person...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Not sure if I have lyme disease, but I certainly feel worse in hot weather. Though I tested negative for lyme, I understand that the test is not completely accurate. You...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Very helful! I have Lupus and stopped Gluten, have little sugar and dairy, stopped all soda and artificial sweetners, it's helped!! Less bone pain.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you confirming my thoughts. I hate to unnecessarily add to any doctor's load. I appreciate your input immensely! Thank you for your time!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL,Tertiary Care Center
Completed 1989

Awards

Healthtap Prime Physician
Healtap Founding Physician
Healthtap Top Doctor in Honolulu region

Affiliations

Amrrican Medical Association
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Hawaii health systems

Publications

Wailea Health and Wellness Center
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