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The Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) is a voluntary, professional membership organization for physicians, resident physicians, and medical students in the state of Hawaii serving Hawaii since 1856. HMA is dedicated to serving physicians, their patients, and the community through representation, advocacy, and public service.

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HMA's State Legislative Advocacy

Membership dues allow the Hawaii Medical Association to represent Hawaii physicians and to play a crucial role at the state legislature shaping the future of our health care system. 

Becoming a Doctor

Happy National Doctors' Day to all the Physicians of Hawaii!! Check out Hawaii's own Dr. Angela Pratt, KMCWC OB/GYN Department Chair and Dr. Chris Flanders, Executive Director of the Hawaii Medical Association on Living 808. Thank you KHON2 #living808 #happydoctorsday #hawaiiphysicians #nationaldoctorsday #becomingadoctor #khon2 #doctors #physicians

Becoming a Doctor KHON2Click to watch

National Doctors’ Day was established to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to society and the community. Dr. Angela Pratt is the OB/GYN Department Chair at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Dr. Christopher Flanders is Executive Director of the Hawaii Medical Association. They’re helping us understand what it takes to become a doctor and why so many people find that it’s a rewarding career.

Is Being Homeless in Hawaii Considered an Illness?

Hawaii has the highest homeless rate of any American state—and it was the first to declare the problem an official state of emergency. With roughly 1,900 chronically homeless in the state, legislators in Honolulu are debating a radical new approach that considers homelessness an illness, and housing a medical treatment.

VICE News Tonight on HBO (Full Segment)

VICE News Tonight correspondent Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani talks to Hawaii state Senator and practicing ER doctor Josh Green about his proposal, as well as the homeless Hawaiians who would benefit..

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HMA is your voice and your organization. It is the only statewide association representing Hawaii physicians of all specialties and practice types.
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Vendor Discounts

Available to All HMA Members

Hertz Car Rental, Central Pacific Bank, Atlantic Health Partners,Physician’s Exchange of Honolulu and more...
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Physicians Exchange of Honolulu

Increasing Accessibility to Patients

The Physicians Exchange of Honolulu, Inc. provides the highest quality telephone answering, radio paging and general communication services...
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Hawaii Medical Society events as well as CME and Legislative events.
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Physicians Directory 2018

Get Involved With Your Hawaii Medical Association

This is your chance to have the HMA work for you.  Opportunities are open for seats on the following HMA committees:

  • Legislative
  • Health Information Technology
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Investigative
  • Peer Review
  • Nominating

Christopher D. Flanders, D.O.
Executive Director
Hawaii Medical Association
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Cape Fox Corp. has an urgent need for 2 Board Certified FPs at the Makalapa Naval Health Clinic in Pearl Harbor, HI. 

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What single-payer healthcare would mean to doctors

Health insurance is again in the political spotlight as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promotes his version of single-payer that he calls “Medicare for all.” He says it will improve care, reduce administrative burdens and allow physicians to…
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HMA president calls for voluntary moratorium of controversial pre-authorization policy from HMSA

In light of today’s Star Advertiser’s story titled “HMSA pre-authorization policy delaying critical tests, some doctors say” Dr. Scott McCaffrey, President of the Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) called today on Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) to…

An Inelegant Method for Managing the Use of Medical Imaging

Doctors, lawmakers, and regulators are supposed to work together to make healthcare better. So why put a process in place that takes medical decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients, may delay or deny care, and often results in longer wait times to…
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Better detection of concussion in young football players

Researcher Christian Duval, PhD, and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these individuals. Christian Duval…

Societal shift to smaller scales still unrealized in health care

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Marked by the launch of Obamacare, the past several years in American health care have…

HMSA, state seek price transparency on medical services

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Kirsten Thain's 13-year-old twin boys had the same imaging scan nine months apart after…

Study Asks if Carrot or Stick Can Better Help Smokers Quit

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What would make a smoker more likely to quit, a big reward for succeeding or a little…

Kaiser begins courting Maui hospitals

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is throwing its hat into the ring as a potential suitor to…

The ACR Select Portal

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The American College of Radiology and the American College of Cardiology are making their Appropriate Use Criteria for advanced imaging services available to the Hawaii Medical Association membership. The criteria are delivered through a web portal developed by National Decision Support Company, the exclusive authorized licensing agent for ACR Select, the digitally consumable version of the ACR AC(r) and other respected criteria sources.


Hawaii Rx Card

Create and print your FREE discount prescription drug card and save on Rx medication up to 75% at more than 68,000 pharmacies across the country including Kmart, Long’s, Safeway, Target, Walgreens, and many more. 

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HMA Business Hours

We are here to serve you during the following business hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Phone: (808) 536-7702

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