O‘ahu oncologist makes weekly Kaua‘i rounds

Dr. Aileen E. Denny is a board-certified oncologist and a healer in the true sense of the word. She is a physician with a love for music and compassion for her patients, states Wilcox Health spokesperson Lani Yukimura in a press release.

In addition to being a full-time, private practice oncologist, she is also a songwriter and musician and has produced several CDs. “The songs I write are of hope and encouragement,” Denny said in the release.

Denny is presently an O‘ahu-based cancer specialist who flies to Kaua‘i each week to provide care for oncology patients at the Kauai Medical Clinic.

“I love my patients on Kauai,” she states in the release. “I have been seeing patients on Kaua‘i part-time since September of last year. I am happy to give them access to the care that they need, and I like being a part of their cancer care.”

One of her patients is Ceferina Udarbe of Kekaha who receives her treatments at Kauai Medical Clinic.

“I love Dr. Denny,” she said in the release, “and I see her every week.”

Although Denny was born and raised in Hawai‘i, she spent over 30 years in Milwaukee, where she had a private practice. “I came back to Hawai‘i in 1998 to be with my mother after my father died of cancer,” she said.

A single mother of two children, one of whom lives at home with her, she has a private practice at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi on O‘ahu.

While Kauai Medical Clinic continues to recruit for a full-time oncologist, Denny is one of several visiting oncologists seeing Kaua‘i patients at Kauai Medical Clinic.

When asked why she chose oncology as a specialty, she said, in the release, “I was drawn to the field by my deep compassion for the needs of patients dealing with cancer. I offer my patients compassionate clinical care as well as the option of healing prayers and music.

“I like that I can do follow up care here on Kaua‘i. The patients are wonderful and the chemotherapy nursing staff is top-notch. It is such a joy to spend a few days a week on Kaua‘i.”

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