Dr. Chan-Ikeda says: “I love pediatrics and my patients because I believe in healthy kids—they are our future. Pediatrics promotes my philosophy that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ I am excited to be joining the Hawaii Coalition for Health to provide pediatric care to the wonderful people of Wahiawa.”
The Coalition is fortunate to have Dr. Chan-Ikeda join its staff to provide services to patients. Dr. Chan-Ikeda joined the Hawaii Coalition for Health’s Pediatric Clinic of Wahiawa after serving the U.S. Army’s Pediatric Clinic at Schofield Barracks for four years, and before that, the U.S. Navy’s Pediatric Clinic in Pearl Harbor for seven years. Dr. Chan-Ikeda was in private practice from 1996 until she accepted a position with the U.S. Navy’s Health Clinic in 2007.
Dr. Chan-Ikeda graduated from Punahou in 1983, and went on to attend and graduate from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas on a National Merit Scholarship. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch medical school and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before returning to Hawaii to enter private practice.
Dr. Chan-Ikeda is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is certified in Basic Life Support and in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. Healy says: “I am a big supporter of the Hawaii Coalition for Health. I began my pediatrics practice in Hawaii and have always been committed to ensuring that our keikis have timely access to first-rate pediatric care. Through the Aloha Medical Mission once each year I also carry our Hawaii aloha to keikis in the Pacific Rim who may not see a pediatrician more than once in their young lives.”
The Coalition is enormously blessed to have such a distinguished physician on its staff. Among his dedicated services to Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, and exceptional experience and accomplishments, Dr. Healy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Healy holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health with specialization in epidemiology. He is Diplomate in Medicine and Surgery by the Board of Medical Examiners in Hawaii.
Dr. Healy interned in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut and completed his medical residencies in pediatrics at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. He simultaneously served as a Neonatology Transport Physician at Kapi`olani Medical Center, providing pediatric and neonatal advanced life support, and as the Director of Pediatrics at the Waimanalo Child and Youth Center.
Dr. Healy joined the Honolulu Medical Group as its Director of Pediatrics from 1990 to 2001, during which time he also served as Chief of The Queen’s Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, and Director of the Pediatric Relief Mission to the Philippines, Aloha Medical Mission. Dr. Healy annually joins the Aloha Medical Mission in medical missions to the Philippines, Myanmar, and Burma. At the end of 2017, he retired from the U.S. Navy’s Makalapa Clinic where he served as a full-time general pediatrician from 2001.
Dr. Kandasamy says: “I am excited about joining the Hawaii Coalition for Health to carry on the excellent care. I look forward to getting to know the patients during my regular hours at the Hawaii Coalition for Health’s Pediatric Clinic of Wahiawa.
The Coalition is fortunate to have Dr. Kandasamy join its staff to provide services to patients in Mililani, Wahiawa, and North Shore Oahu. Dr. Kandasamy graduated from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine with a specialty in Pediatrics. She has been licensed to practice medicine in the State of Hawai`i since 1987.
Dr. Kandasamy completed her residency in Pediatrics at Kapiolani Medical Center. She stayed an additional year to be Chief Resident and was also a neonatology transport physician during that time.
Following residency, Dr. Kandasamy served Shriner’s Hospital and the Lanakila Public Health Clinic as a pediatric consultant. Since 1990, she has practiced pediatrics in Aiea in her own practice and has also been the First United Methodist Preschool’s pediatric consultant since 1988. She is also a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Kandasamy is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and she has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine since 1992.
Madelyn Locquiao, MS, PNPC, FNP
NP Locquiao is an RN graduate of the University of Hawaii School of Nursing (1985) . She has been Board Certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practioner since 1991 and was Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practioner in 2018. Her areas of experience include working at Kaiser Permanente since 1990 in the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, as well as the Special Delivery Program- which involves management of newborn breastfeeding and hyperbilirubinemia. She has been teaching as an Associate Professor at the UH-Manoa School of Nursing since 2003.
We are very proud of our locally born-and-raised staff and their commitment to you and the community. They will make you welcome in the clinic, check you in, and make sure everything necessary is prepared for your visit with one of our doctors. Members of our friendly staff are often able to assist limited English-speakers communicate with our doctors.
Our clinical staff members are committed to your privacy and to delivering services promptly and efficiently. They appreciate your respect for the limits of their roles as supporting health care providers.
Hawaii Coalition for Health
To provide comprehensive pediatric care for the children and adolescents of the Wahiawa community. We wish to eliminate barriers to excellent health care by empowering patients and their families to make educated decisions. It is our goal to provide the environmental resources to do so.
We are committed to promoting the health of every infant, child, and adolescent to reach their fullest potential in both mind and body.
The Hawaii Coalition for Health was founded in December 1996 to advocate for access to quality medical care in Hawaii. HCFH has devoted particular attention medical care consumers who have difficulty navigating the health system and health insurance due to disabilities or language differences. For over two decades, HCFH has provided guidance to legislators and advocates on legislation designed to protect patient rights and access to medical care. HCFH has enjoyed support and assistance from many of Hawaii’s leaders in the legal, medical, and political communities throughout the years.
The Board of Directors presently includes in its membership:
Rafael del Castillo, Esq., President
Mr. del Castillo is one of the founders of HCFH. He has served as the HCFH Board President since 2010. Rafael’s law firm, Rafael del Castillo & Associates, AAL, LLLC advocates for patients who have been denied access to medically necessary medical care, and Hawaii health care providers in a variety of contractual and regulatory issues that are in conflict with their patient-provider relationships.
Lea del Castillo, Vice-President
Ms. del Castillo joined the HCFH Board in 2010 after she retired from the Dept. of Education. Prior to joining the Board, Lea filled a variety of supportive administrative roles for HCFH as a volunteer from 1997 to 2010.
Robert Bley-Vroman, Director
HCFH welcomed Dr. Bley-Vroman to its Board in 2020. Dr. Bley-Vroman is the well-known former Chancellor of the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Dr. Bley-Vroman was the Dean of the UH College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature Studies, and is the Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Second Language Studies. Dr. Bley-Vroman has published numerous scholarly works in his field and related fields and brings a very welcome wealth of knowledge and experience to HCFH. The Board is looking forward to his expert counsel on second-language related medical care access issues.
Larry Geller, Secretary-Treasurer
Mr. Geller joined the HCFH Board in 2010. Mr. Geller served the Kokua Council for several years as its President and is still active as the Kokua Council’s President Emeritus. Mr. Geller and his wife have been actively involved in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), extending access to farmers’ markets and on-line purchasing and pursuing various other initiatives to ensure food security for seniors and children.
HIPAA (Patient Privacy Rights)
You have rights to maintain the privacy of your personal health information under Federal law and the Hawaii State Constitution. Your informational privacy rights belong to you and only you can waive them. HCFH provides patient privacy counseling upon request. Please inform our Director of Patient and Physician Services if you are interested in more information about privacy rights.