New Wound Care Services Offered in North Hawaiʻi

June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM HST (Updated June 28, 2019, 11:27 AM)

Hawaiʻi Island residents now have access to specialized wound care services through North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital’s (NHCA) primary care clinic. The newly expanded clinic is located next to Longs Drugs in Waimea.

A team of specialized, multidisciplinary, board-certified physicians are available to treat conditions like diabetic foot ulcers, neuropathic ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, pressure ulcers, lower extremity cellulitis and edema, non-healing surgical wounds, traumatic ulcers and other hard-to-heal wounds.


The new providers include:

  • Dr. Ajay Bhatt: A graduate of Chicago Medical School, Illinois, Dr. Bhatt completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and his Medical Education Fellowship at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi. He is certified in emergency medicine, medical education, wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
  • Dr. Michael Shin: Dr. Shin received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at New York-Presbyterian Queens, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. His certifications include emergency medicine, wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Dr. Bhatt and Dr. Shin may be reached at the NHCA’s Primary Care Clinic by calling (808) 881-4745.



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