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

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, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

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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 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Could be: It is possible you are pregnant but it is to early to assume so. An over the counter pregnancy test will give you clarity.
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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 male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
??: Oedematous Mucosa is generally associated with a sinus infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial. Majority start out viral, and are treate... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: It is great that you are viral titers are undetectable at this point but it is too early to say it is a cure. Finished entire course of treatment as t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Usually not much: It is not unusual for a woman to occasionally have menstrual irregularity like you described. Medications, dietary changes, rapid weight change, infe... 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 male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Time: At your age, and unless you have a genetic predisposition to GI tumours, it is highly likely the grapes. They will completely pass in a few days, If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: If this is a persistent pattern that you have noticed for years, you should first see your primary care doc and let her exam you and do some initial l... 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 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Most likely: You should ask your primary care doc first as he knows your overall health situation best. If he states it is ok, ask him to make sure the dentist is... 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple: There are many reasons that this could happen but an overuse injury from repetitive motion such as shoveling or repetitive lifting over your head may ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple: Your cough may be a result of something as simple as a blood pressure pill side effect to irritation of your diaphragm to allergies, etc. since it see... Read More
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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 female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Lupus: Your symptoms are part of the multiplicity of symptoms that lupus can manifest. Talk to your doc and a rheumatologist . Take a look at this also: h... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Pregnant women shouldn't get flu vaccine. Actually it is highly recommended for pregnant women.
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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 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 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Good question: Did you tell your doc your heart was skipping beats and that it was effecting you?, lightheadedness or anything? Might ask your doc to re-evaluate yo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Some high-protein diets promote high intake of meat, which may increase risk of heart disease.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: When stressed, the body emits chemicals that increase inflammation and pain, making symptoms worse.
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Be careful: Best success rates are 33-100%, but the complication rate ranged from 0 to 42%, whereas the mortality rate was as high as 3.8% best candidates are y... 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Statistically, surgical benefit for back pain equal to medical tx after 5 years.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Might want to have your physician do some inflammatory markers to confirm your diagnosis. Getting tests done when you are actively having a problem m... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Discuss symptoms you are having and ask if it might be related to age or hormonal status.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: They are spread mainly through sexual contact. But can also be spread through clothing or towels.
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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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes!: As long as you are talking about the kind of coke you drink and not the type sniff, the yes. It has caffeine in it, so you may urinate sooner, but st... Read More
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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 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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple: Get more sleep get evaluated for adhd don't eat right before a lecture record the lecture and replay when rested learn how to focus on key words/t... 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: Family members.. Anyone who sleeps in same bed as the person should be treated even if - for lice.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Excess intake: Ingesting too much calcium may cause kidney stones, milk-alkali syndrome, or interference with iron absorption it can lead to hypercalcemia, with s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: After stopping the Depo-Provera the average time it takes is 2 -3 weeks, but it can vary up to eighteen months.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Quite probably: It is spring in the United States, i assume it is spring where you are lots of things are in bloom. As a result, seasonal allergies are peaking as p... 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 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 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Damaged enamel can be rebut if the damage is discovered early.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Relax: No it is not. Ideally , you took it with food so it does not irritate your stomach. If you didn't , it probably will not affect your stomach anyway ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ignore: A low carbohydrate balanced diet with exercise staying close to ideal weight will 95% stop type 2 dm.
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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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