Grace Health Center
Grace Health Center, Dr. David Kern and Associates, was founded in 1985.
There are two offices on the Island of Maui, one in Upcountry Makawao
and the other in South Maui, Kihei.
Dr. Kern is a naturopathic physician and licensed acupuncturist with over 30 years
of clinical experience. Grace Health Center is a holistic and preventative medical
clinic that emphasizes the tenants of traditional naturopathic medicine:
- Treat the Whole Person
- Identify and Treat the Cause
- First Do No Harm
- Preventive Medicine
- The Physician as Teacher
Grace Health Center is divided into three specialty areas:
Healthy Aging, Endocrine and Hormone Balance
Included here is hormone function including thyroid and adrenal function, as well as,
auto-immune disease and women’s health, including PMS, peri-menopause,
menopause, bioidentical hormone balance, infertility, post-partum depression,
migraine headaches, irregular or painful periods, ovarian and breast cysts and fibroids.
Here, too, would include men’s health, energy, vitality, andropause or male menopause
and testosterone assessment and evaluation.
Family Practice/General Medicine
Here patients come in for the same reason they would come to see their
family physician but with an interest in a more holistic and natural approach
designed to minimize side effects, identify the cause and treat the whole
person. Examination, complete laboratory analysis and diagnosis are all part
of deciding the most appropriate treatment for each patient.
Conditions include colds, flu, illness, upset stomach and digestion, allergies,
asthma, cholesterol and blood pressure issues, diabetes and blood sugar
regulation, fatigue and low energy, depression, anxiety, sleep problems,
weight loss programs and more.
Sports Medicine, Fitness and Pain Management
This patient comes due to some injury, strain or pain of a joint, back,
shoulder or neck. Patients may come because of headaches, arthritis,
inflammatory bowel syndrome or other forms of inflammation. Patients may
come with an interest in enhancing fitness, improving strength or endurance
or for preventative treatment for a race or competition or in support of an
exercise program, surf session or tennis game. Patients are also seen for
automobile accidents, as well as, work related injuries.
Treatment could include acupuncture, spinal adjustment, physiotherapy
including electro-stim, ultra-sound or cold laser treatment.
Insurance coverage for Dr. Kern’s services are covered under acupuncture benefits and include:
- No Fault Insurance (auto accidents)
- Workmen’s Compensation
- American Specialty Health Network (ASHN)
- Kaiser with Added Choice (acupuncture benefits)
- Veteran’s Benefits (with prior approval)
- Other programs with acupuncture benefits
For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:
Grace Health Center (Upcountry Makawao)
3681 Baldwin Ave. Suite 104
Makawao, HI 96768
Grace Health Center (Kihei/Wailea)
2395 So. Kihei Road, Suite 204
Kihei, HI 96753