As a parent of a child with a neurological disorder, how can I best help my child?
I encourage every parent to develop their doctor-patient relationship and work together to advocate for their child. This is especially true for infants and children with brain disorders such as cerebral palsy, muscular disorders, developmental delays, learning difficulties, autistic spectrums, epilepsy, headaches and concussions. These children can pose a special challenge in communicating their needs.
I care for every child, no matter how weak or frail, like my own. I have a dedicated and experienced staff that understands the needs of our families. Specialized equipment, such as a new 24-hour EEG service through Insight Imaging that requires no sedation and allows families to have testing done at home, gives me leading edge technology to serve my young patients.
As a board certified pediatrician with advanced training in pediatric neurology, I believe in pediatric care for keiki and their families too. I am a local boy who has earned world-renowned experience and reach in pediatrics and pediatric neurology with deep roots in generations of local family care. My father, Dr. Henry Yim, was the first pediatrician in Kaneohe and founder of Windward Pediatrics, where I continue the family tradition of caring for the Windward Community’s families.
I also work at Kapiolani Medical Center where I focus on caring for children with neurologic disorders. This is my passion: caring for children with brain disorders and have devoted my career to this specialty of helping infants and children with special needs. This devotion had led me to the leadership of organizations such as Kapiolani Medical Center, the Variety School for children with learning differences, Punahou School focused on academic excellence and public purpose and the Maui Wellness Group for cutting edge treatment of severe epilepsy with medicinal cannabis.
I am a graduate of Punahou School and earned an Ivy League education at Dartmouth College and my medical doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Following my pediatric training at Kapiolani Medical Center, I returned for my pediatric neurology fellowship at Columbia University Neurological Institute in New York. I was invited to serve on the Neurology National Board of Examiners, and have worked for 10 years to determine the standard of care guidelines in pediatric neurology.
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