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Dr. Irving Harper

Internal Medicine
Wailea, HI
37 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

Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00am
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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, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Time to visit doc: You are describing symptoms consistent with many illnesses from diabetes, addisons disease, cushings syndrome, seborrhea, alopecia, etc. You are to y... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Are you already on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Do not stop if you are already taking it, but talk with yourFamily Doc who k... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Gastritis: Amoxicillin can have a side effect of causing nausea as well as some inflammation in the stomach called gastritis. Just stopping the medicine may take... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Working on it: Unfortunately, there is no definitive test to diagnose CTE in living patients. A lot of research is being done to look for a test, like a specific SP... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Jaw dropping: Symptoms are consistent with something called TMJ. It comes from malalignment yet you all and joint where it opens. Best to have this evaluated by eit... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not good idea: The two drugs used in combination can precipitate withdrawal symptoms.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Nl variation: Over time, and as menopause approaches, cycle irregularity becomes more frequent. But the most common cause before pre-menopause can be rapid weight ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Hormones: It sounds like your estrogen and progesterone levels are out of synchronization. Taking birth control pills for several months will allow them to get ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
? ?: You know you have a blood clot? Are you in a blood thinner from your doc? The vessel with the clot cannot supply oxygen to the leg because of the bl... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple reasons: Source could be from trigeminal or facial nerve irritation from a virus, bacterial infection, or pressure/inflammation from a tumour/ mass. Any head ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Cause of concern: Brown discharge sounds like old blood, more like a residual from last cycle. The psin raises concern about infection. Donyou have a fever or nausea.? ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple reasons: Cause of this is typically due to the following: problem waking up to the sensation of a full or contracting bladder increase in urine production... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Understand concern: If you had a root canal, the nerve is removed. You should not feel any pain now that the surrounding tissue has healed. If you are having pain like ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Free tx: Sounds like you may have painful intercourse secondary to a tilted, inverted, or retroverted uterus which may be getting hit by your partners penis or... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
not ideal: Until a wound heals it should remain moist to allow for optimal healing without scarring. Ideally you will have the wound evaluated to see if it woul... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
More w/up: Sometimes pressure on the ear canal can be from compression from a sinus infection or sinus allergies. The ear will look fine, since the problem is i... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple reasons: Nighttime tachycardia= several reasons. Just lying down increases the amount of blood your heart has to distribute and will cause it to speed up some.... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Symptoms you describe are a result of fluctuating normal levels as your monthly cycle progresses. Fluctuating weight, stress, medication, and die can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Fine: Not a problem. There are some things to consider: AVOID two herbs: lemon balm and bugle weed, which may interfere with the actions of this medicat... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple: Henna can be used as in hair dye. Combining the two products can cause excessive reaction to Henna including some side effects such as inflammation of... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Salty: saltwater causes your body to retain water. This keeps your intravascular volume higher. That will raise your blood pressure. If you have any dizzines... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Disconnect: Unusual manifestation but might reflect damage to nerves that regulate blood flow to the groin before, during and after sexual arousal. At some point ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Artifact. : What it does show is a nonspecific finding that the radiologist cannot define exactly what the character is. Also it does not show any signs specific ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Could be: There are different types of parasites, worms, that can live or have part of their life cycle in the GI tract. It would be best to go to your doc who... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
need more info: 8 weeks.How did it get bruised? If it was spontaneous, as a female, you may have ruptured an ovarian cyst and the blood is pulling in your back. If i... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple reasons: Decreased saliva production with age, mouth breathing, sleep apnea, blocked salivary glands, drinking/ eating foods high in caffeine after 6 pm = iinc... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
The joy of womanhood: Variation in the you cycle is extremely common in your age group. Lifestyle changes, diet changes, very stressful events, rapid weight fluctuation ca... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Primary tx: Superficial parotidectomy is the treatment of choice for most benign tumors in the superficial lobe.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Patience: It is not unusual to have menstrual irregularity up to a year after you are off the pills. Try not to hsve rapid weight fluctuations which also can af... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
??: If you are worried that you might get pregnant, the answer is at least a 15% or higher chance.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Can: Depends on the etiology of the nerve pain. If the nerve was injured by compression and the compression resolves, then most likely it will resolve. Sa... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple: Trimovate is primarily a corticosteroid cream in combination with an antibiotic. Pending on what is being used for, ask your pharmacist for alternati... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Check your neck!: Symptoms suggest impingement of a nerve as it exits the neck. Evaluation of neck and thoracic outlet by exam than maybe by imaging seems appropriate.
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A female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Can be the result of infection of the glands, also irritation during running, "joggers nipple".
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Too much: Vitamin e can help moderate your hot flash symptoms and lower your risk of developing breast cancer. Helps with hot flashes due to low estrogen lev... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Complicated: Ascending involvement of nerves may lead to interference with the vestibular or acoustic nerve as well as the brainstem, ear labyrinth, all which inye... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple reasons: You may be compressing a nerve in your leg when you sit down, and when you stand up the limb is numb. The same thing can be the result of compression ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Should have checked: Your symptoms suggest that their may be a pinched nerve in the neck which will cause the type of sensation you are having. Your primary care doc or n... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple reasons: A common concern of women are bumps that they discover on the vulva. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: At 9 weeks of pregnancy the endometrium is not fully established and you may have had a small breakdown of the endometrium. If it only happened once,... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Good data on this: Side affects nasalcrom: hives or itching; difficulty breathing; dizziness; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Severe burning, stinging,... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Could be: It seems like your doc ruled out a UTI and is treating you for some type of vaginitis. If you have vaginitis, the vaginal mucosa will be tender and m... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: No further ascent until sx resolve. Descend to lower altitude if no improvement occurs with med tx.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Ask doc if he or she has a family member with endometriosis.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Definitive physical condition found in approx 10% of patients. Mental, behavior patterns usual cause.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Stand up slowly from sitting position to avoid reduced blood flow to your brain and lightheadedness.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: To help keep the lungs clear, it is important to do an airway clearance thru percussion and drainage.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Ask your other children to help with the care of the affected child as much as they are able.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple: You have multiple options but you need to be more specific with your information. Need to know type of breast cancer, stage, response to hormones, ge... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Seek source: Paranoia can be brought on by many medical and psychiatric reasons. You need to discuss with a psychologist or psychiatrist openly what brings on your... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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