Ali'i Health Center's Providers
Kailua Kona, HI


Pediatricians, Urologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Kailua Kona, HI - Alii Health Center
Unpok Choe, M.D.
Internal Medicine/Geriatrics

 
Dr. Unpok Choe attended medical school at the Seoul National University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. He completed residency in internal medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, and was a fellow in geriatrics/geriatric medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Before joining Ali’i Health in October 2007, he was a geriatrician at the Senior Care of Colorado. Dr. Choe is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Associates and the Hawaii Medical Association.
 

 
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Ly Gau, D.O.
Internal Medicine/Geriatrics

 
Dr. Ly Gau attended medical school at Michigan State University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University/Genesys Regional Medical Center and was a fellow in geriatrics at the University of Michigan Health System. Before joining Ali’i Health in November 2011, she was a geriatrician, long term care and hospice medical director at the Memorial Healthcare Center in Oswosso, Michigan. She is a member of the American Geriatric Society and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Gau is board certified in geriatric medicine and internal medicine with the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
 

 
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April McGeorge, A.P.R.N.
Primary Care

 
April McGeorge graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University in Kentucky, and received her master of science in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Before joining Ali’i Health in May 2012, she was an APRN with Paragon Family Practice in Lexington, Kentucky. April has previous experience in medical-surgical nursing, cardio-thoracic intensive care and critical care. She is a member of the American Nursing Association, Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses and Midwives, Kentucky Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practioners.
 

 
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Edwin Herd, M.D.
Pediatrics

 Dr. Edwin Herd attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado. Before joining Ali’i Health in October 2007, Dr. Herd worked in the pediatric inpatient and critical care services/childrens acute care at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Nevada. He currently continues to provide services in Nevada as well. Dr. Herd is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Board of Examiners.
 

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James Nelson III, M.D.
Urology

 
Dr. James Nelson III attended medical school at the State University of New York’s College of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, and on to residency in Urology at Ohio State University Hospital. Before joining Ali’i Health in July 2012, he was a urologist at Island Urology in Honolulu. Dr. Nelson is board certified with the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Fertility Society, American Society of Andrology and the American Urological Association. Dr. Nelson specializes in urolithiasis/endourology, urologic oncology, vasectomies, vasectomy reversal and circumcisions.
 

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Andrew Fedder, M.D.

General/Laparoscopic Surgery

 
Dr. Andrew Fedder attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Before joining Ali’i Health in May 2008, he was a general surgeon at Kona Community Hospital. Prior to that, he was with a general surgery group practice at Aurora Health Center in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Dr. Fedder is board certified with the American Board of Surgery.
 

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Maria Oka, A.P.R.N.
Wound Care

 
Maria Oka graduated with a master of science in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with specialty as a family nurse practitioner. She attended the University of Washington’s Wound Care Management Program in Seattle, where she became a certified wound care nurse. Before joining Ali’i Health in July 2009, she worked as a nurse practitioner/wound care specialist at South Sound Surgery in Auburn, Washington. Maria is certified with, and a member of, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
 

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Nathan Tomita, D.O.
General/Bariatric Surgery

 
Dr. Nathan Tomita attended medical school at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Henry Bi-County Community Hospital in Warren, Michigan. Before joining Ali’i Health in August 2011, he was previously the president and CEO of Mid-Michigan General Surgery, and also chief of surgery at Memorial Healthcare Center. Dr. Tomita specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, women’s breast health, and an incisionless procedure for the treatment of GERD.
 

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Kenneth Smith, D.O.
Orthopedic Surgery

 
Dr. Kenneth Smith attended medical school at Nova-Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Botsford General Hospital/Michigan State University and completed fellowships in musculoskeletal trauma at Florida Orthopedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital, and trauma and adult reconstruction in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Smith is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Before joining Ali’i Health in December 2008, he was previously the vice president and co-founder of Southern Orthopedic Specialists in Panama City, Florida. Dr. Smith specializes in fracture care, arthoscopic surgery, foot/ankle disorders, knee/hip replacements, joint pain and arthritis.
 

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Barry Blum, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

 
Dr. Barry Blum attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. He completed residency in orthopedic surgery at Stanford Medical Center in California. Before joining Ali’i Health in October 2007, Dr. Blum worked in private practice in Kealakekua, Hawaii, and was the medical director at Kona Community Hospital. Dr. Blum is board certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
 

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Margaret Meyer, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

 
Dr. Margaret Meyer attended medical school and completed residency in orthopedic surgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Aspen Foundation for Sports Medicine & Educational Research and the Orthopedic Associates of Aspen and Glenwood in Colorado. Before joining Ali’i Health in November 2012, she was the attending orthopedic surgeon and chief of sports medicine and trauma at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Meyer is board certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

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Danielle Ku`ulei Potter, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

 
Dr. Danielle Ku`ulei Potter was born and raised in Hawaii. She is a Native Hawaiian Health Scholar who is happy to be home to serve the people of Hawaii. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Potter then successfully completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center and Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS). Dr. Potter specializes in obstetric/pregnancy care, infertility services, minimally invasive gynecology surgery, menopause management, and general gynecology.

Gary Bernard, D.O.
Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Dr. Bernard was born and raised in the Midwest, one of five children in an old time general physician's family.  He received his undergraduate degree with a teaching certificate from Michigan State University.  After a short stint teaching, Dr. Bernard moved his own young family to Texas where he was involved with cancer research and ultimately obtained his doctorate from The University of North Texas, College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Relocating back to Michigan, and following a general internship, Dr. Bernard completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where he received an award for outstanding laparoscopic (laser) skills and served his final year as Chief Resident.  He and his family remained in this area where he practiced medicine and taught medical students and residents as a Clinical Professor for Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.  Dr. Bernard has since relocated to warmer climates in the Western United States and ultimately to his new home in Hawai'i where he continues his practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology with an emphasis on patient education, minimally invasive and preventative medical care.


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