Pediatrics Specialist

James K. Okamoto, MD -  - Family Medicine

Ka Wai Ola Family Medical Clinic

James K. Okamoto, MD

Family Medicine located in Waipahu, HI

Ka Wai Ola Family Medical Clinic serves all residents of Waipahu, Hawaii, including newborn babies and children. Dr. James Okamoto provides comprehensive pediatric health services such as well baby and well child examinations and monitoring of growth and development of infants through teens.

Pediatrics Q & A

What’s the difference between family practitioners and pediatricians?

When choosing a doctor for your child, you want a physician with trusted medical expertise, a gentle touch, and the natural ability to connect with your child. During your search, you may wonder about the differences between a pediatrician and a family practitioner like Dr. Okamoto. The answer is simple: pediatricians specialize in treating children, while family practitioners treat the entire family — including newborn babies, children, and adolescents.

Family practitioners are trained in pediatrics, and Dr. Okamoto has more than 20 years of experience, so you can count on his expertise, not to mention his compassionate care. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Ka Wai Ola Family Medical Clinic. We’ll provide answers to your questions, give you a tour of the clinic, and schedule a time for you to meet with Dr. Okamoto.

Does Dr. Okamoto provide care for newborn babies?

It’s Dr. Okamoto’s joy and privilege to care for your newborn baby. He is ready to support your baby with a lifelong practice of preventive health care, providing services such as:

  • Well baby physical examinations
  • Infant vaccinations
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Monitoring of growth and development
  • Nutrition education
  • Screening for developmental delays
  • Preventive health screening

Don’t forget that as a family practitioner, Dr. Okamoto can help parents with more than baby-related concerns. He’s also here to offer post-partum care and to talk with fathers and other family members who have any questions about your precious new baby.

Are well-child services available at Ka Wai Ola Family Medical Clinic?

Dr. Okamoto follows your child through all stages of development, including regular well-child visits. Well-child examinations are important for tracking physical, emotional and cognitive developmental milestones, monitoring hearing and vision, keeping up with immunizations, and screening overall health.
Well-child visits give parents the opportunity to talk with the doctor about nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, and safety issues that might arise inside and outside your home. If this is your first child, you may find it helpful to learn about what to expect as your child grows. The staff at Ka Wai Ola Family Medical Clinic can also help put you in touch with community services if you need extra support.

Insurance Accepted

Ka Wai Ola Family Medical Clinic accepts most insurance providers. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We do not accept 3rd party claims. Body contouring treatments are cash only.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
UHA Health Insurance