Specialists now available in Waimea

Wilcox Health is partnering with Kauai Veteran’s Memorial Hospital to provide two specialists in the Waimea area, announced a press release.

The specialists will be available certain days at the West Kauai Medical Center’s Kawaiola Medical Office Building, located in Waimea at 4643B Waimea Canyon Drive.

The two physicians are Dr. Trevor Thompson, a dermatologist, and Dr. John Funai, a cardiologist.

Thompson will offer treatment to patients with skin conditions or diseases, and related problems on Tuesdays. Those interested may make an appointment by calling 246-6900.

Funai will be seeing patients with heart disease and related problems on the third Monday of every month and patients may make appointments with him by calling 245-1548.

Patients calling to schedule appointments are asked to inform the receptionist that they wish to be seen in Waimea.

Thompson’s expertise is in diagnosing and treating skin diseases and conditions, including acne, skin discoloration, psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, skin allergies and tumors or growths. Prior to moving to Kauai, Dr. Thompson was Chief of the Division of Dermatology at Cambridge Health Alliance hospital system in Cambridge, Mass. He was also Clinical Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard University Medical Center. He has practiced medicine at Kauai Medical Clinic since October 2005.

Dr. Funai’s expertise is in noninvasive cardiology, which focuses on helping patients to understand the nature of their disease and how life style changes can be beneficial to managing their health. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, completing his internship and residency at Carney Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Funai was born and raised in Hawai‘i and grew up in the Haleiwa-Waialua area of O‘ahu. After graduating from UH, he moved to the East Coast where he became an Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, and Director of Noninvasive Cardiology and Clinical Cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. He had a private practice in Virginia before he moved to Kaua‘i and joined Kauai Medical Clinic in October 2002.

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