LIHUE — On Wednesday, Dennis R. Scheppers M.D. relocated his family medical practice to the Primary Care Clinic of Kauai on Elua Street in Lihue.
“The island does not have enough family doctors out there,” Scheppers said. “Once you’re established with a doctor, you tend to stay with them. I saw several patients today, and I’m assuming more will come”
Scheppers has been practicing medicine for 37 years. He graduated from medical school in 1980, after attending Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. He served his medical residencies at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland, and Youngstown Hospital Association Northside in Ohio.
“It will be a very nice change for me,” Scheppers said. “I’m a full-on family doctor, so I take babies up to grandma and grandpa. I offer just about all the services you normally get in a general practice. I take care of diabetes, high blood pressure, illnesses, colds, flues, urine infections, lumps and bumps and things people want removed.”
Scheppers was affiliated with Wilcox Memorial Hospital for 17 years. He also serves on the Department of Health’s Developmentally Disabled Advisory Board for the Kauai Division and Hawaii Pacific Health Board of Directors, and is Primary Care Department chairman for Kauai Medical Clinic.
He said he is a supporter of Kauai Special Olympics and visits nursing homes
“I enjoy being part of the community,” Scheppers said.