Originally from Honolulu, Eric Murray, MD, grew up in Montana. After graduating with honors and on the Dean’s List in college, Dr. Murray attended the University of Washington, School of Medicine, with a specialty in internal medicine and a focus on preventative care and chronic disease.
Internists are sometimes called the “doctor’s doctor,” because they often help other doctors solve puzzling diagnostic problems. Hamakua-Kohala Health is lucky to have Dr. Murray join us!
Having come from a rural clinic near Portland, Oregon, Dr. Murray enjoys working in primary care, and is very happy to be seeing patients on the Big Island in both Honoka’a and Kapa’au Clinics.
In addition to medicine, Dr. Murray enjoyed studying health computer systems in school, “I like to spend time not only working with patients but also working with the electronic health records,” said Dr. Murray. “Improving efficiency of the (computer system) can lead to … better patient care.”
While Dr. Murray is modern when it comes to technology, his heart is with his patients and wishes things could be like they were in days gone by, “I like(d) doing home visits to see patients. It’s a great way to learn more about a patient’s health and brings us back to a simpler time in medicine where caring for patients was more important than medicine as a business.”
“I’m sure the community will have words of wisdom for me on how family and connections in a small community are important not only for health but for the well-being of its members,” he said, “And, that Aloha can be as good as a medication for the soul!”
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Call today to set up your appointment at either clinic:
Honoka’a: 45-549 Plumeria St – 775-7204
Kapa’au: 53-3925 Akoni Pule Hwy – 889-6236