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Kaiser Permanente Brings in New Kona Provider

July 22, 2015, 3:16 PM HST
* Updated July 22, 3:18 PM
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Kaiser Permanente has announced that eight new providers have joined its Hawai’i region of practitioners.

The Big Island will gain one of the newest additions: Keri Lemmond, MD.

Dr. Lemmond will join the behavioral health services department at the Kona Medical Office. Prior to joining the Kona clinic, Dr. Lemmond worked as a locum tenens physician at Kaiser Permanente’s behavioral health services clinic in Wailuku, Maui.

A graduate of Texas A&M Health Services Center College of Medicine in Texas, Dr. Lemmond is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed her psychiatry residency at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Kaiser also welcomed seven additional providers to its Hawai’i region: Marc Alvertson, PA-C, who will join the urology department at Moanalua Medical Center; Mehtapa Berkmen, MD, who will join the Wailuku Medical Office’s endocrinology department; Stephenie Fleegle, MD, who will practice geriatric medicine at Honolulu Medical Office; Alissa Hino, PA-C and Elmer Parwani, PA-C, who will both join Waipio Medical Office’s same-day care department; Elmer Parwani, William Shapiro, MD, who will join the after-hours care department at Maui Lani Medical Office; and Charina Sumner, PA-C, who will practice same-day care at Honolulu Medical Office.

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