Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

Internal Medicine
321 North Kuakini Street Suite 802
Honolulu, HI 96817 Get Directions
Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My idea of a great medical practice is one that has a strong partnership with each patient on a uniquely personal level. Together we will develop a careful plan to keep you in the best of health by addressing all of your current medical problems. We will also be looking at all aspects of your specific lifestyle, family history and physical condition to actively seek out potential issues that could affect your health later on and work to help prevent them.

My office staff and I firmly believe in a team approach with our patients. We all play a big part in this partnership for your health. I am so glad that our new affiliation with MDVIP gives us not only the time to deliver this very personalized medical care model, but the support and resources to accomplish this. With our new partnership, your health care can only get better!

Dr. Watanabe's Credentials

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University of Hawaii Medicine Residency Program
Honolulu, HI
Internal Medicine 1991-1993

University of Hawaii Medicine Residency Program
Honolulu, HI

Medical School:
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Doctorate of Medicine 1990

Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1985
Honolulu, HI
Graduated with Distinction
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1983

Kuakini Medical Center
The Queen's Medical Center
Chaminade University of Honolulu
- Outstanding Graduating Senior Academic Award 1985
- Dean's List 1983-1985
U.S. Civil Surgeon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services Division 1996-present
Kuakini Medical Center
- Committee for Physician Recruitment and Retention 1998-present
- Steering Committee, Department of Medicine 1998-present
- Credentials Committee, Department of Medicine 1998-present
- Member, By-Laws Committee 2000-present
- Member, Hospitalist Advisory Committee 2003-present
Hawaii-Mainland Administrators, Inc.
- Member, Physician Advisory Committee 2003-present
- Member, Physician Credentialing Committee 2004-present
Medical Consultant and School Physician, Maryknoll Schools 2005-present
Mentor, Professional Career Mentor Program, 'Iolani School March, 2016-present
Weekly Medical Blog Writer, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2009-2012
American College of Physicians
Enjoy playing piano, karate, tennis, reading, snorkelling, running, photography and snow skiing

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Watanabe

from Barry in HI March 27, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

What I really appreciate about Dr. Watanabe is having a physician who takes the time to explain my medical situation. This goes a long way in easing any concerns or questions I may have. Being a senior citizen, Dr. Watanabe serves as a convenient one-stop service to coordinate my medical needs within a complicated health care system. Dr. Watanabe's patient and friendly manner is a tremendous… See more

from Donna in HI March 27, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

Dr. Watanabe is completely caring and knowledgeable in fulfilling my medical needs. His professional, yet kindly, manner enables me to openly disclose my conditions and questions pertaining to my health and well being with the assurance of his attentive understanding. My husband, Barry (who is also Dr. Watanabe's patient), both wish we were aware of, and subscribed to, his services much sooner… See more

from Kristin in HI February 16, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

Dr Gerald Watanabe in Honolulu always spends a good amount of time with me, no hurry. He’s personable and has a sense of humor. The annual wellbeing checkup, as part of MDVIP membership, is really quite thorough, far more than any ordinary doctor would do. I appreciate the caring friendliness of the staff as well. The office finds specialists and contacts them to call me to make the… See more

from Michael in HI February 11, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD
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Dr. Gerald Watanabe allows me to explain my concerns, explore options, and seek referrals when we both agree they would be helpful. The result is more complete care and the ability to make sure my questions are answered. One of the reasons we signed up for MDVIP was lack of time and attention with our previous PCP. Office visits always seemed rushed and the doctor didn't encourage… See more

from Thomas in HI February 11, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

Dr Watanabe, Ms Hughes, Ms Madriaga and Ms Matsumura are always professional, polite and caring. They are always responsive to my requests for release of medical information to the Department of Veterans Affairs. I have been a patient with Dr Watanabe since late 2003 or early 2004. They have been there for me during happy times as well as stressful times. I trust them with my health… See more

from Rodney in HI February 11, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

Dr. Watanabe has been my PCP for past 13 years. He is a highly intelligent and skilled physician. He has become more than a doctor and a special friend. We share our personal and family life experiences. We have benefited from him being selected to MDVIP. He given us better quality care having more time to spend with us with additional office visits. He knows that early detection on medical… See more

from Karen in HI February 9, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

When you’re young and busy with your career & children sometimes health isn’t top of mind. Now that I’m in my 70’s it’s very important which also means having a doctor who cares about you and the trust that I have in him. Dr. Gerald Watanabe is that kind of Dr. that you can trust and call at anytime. He’s concerned about a healthy diet, exercise and how I feel day to day. Like family,… See more

from Gerald in HI January 19, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

A week before Thanskgiving I came back from a trip to Europe. My wife and I were the only one on that small tour group that didn't get sick...however a bug must have been festering. I took my wife shopping at our Ala Moana Shopping Center the day before Thanskgiving. Walking the mall I felt like I couldn't breathe and walk very far. I found a place to sit and rest while she went shopping.… See more

from Thomas in HI January 18, 2024 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

I've been with Dr. Gerald Watanabe when he started back in the 90s. He is a good communicator, organized and conscientious, empathetic and makes you feel well cared for, staff makes sure to remind patients of doing their annual wellness checkups and any additional follow up appointments, great at diagnosing health issues and collaborating with the patient and other healthcare… See more

from Kristin in HI September 2, 2023 for Gerald H. Watanabe, MD

I am going on my 2nd year with MDVIP in Honolulu with Dr. Watanabe. He is very attentive with me, spends ample time going over my health, my health issues, and my lab results. He is open to hearing about treatments he may not be familiar with. And he is good humored besides - very important to me. His staff is excellent as well. They make appointments with specialists for me, send in… See more