Meet Kauai Medical Clinic Primary Care Physician Dr. Eugene Tareshawty
Dr. Eugene Tareshawty and his wife moved to Kauai in October 2019 and have enjoyed every moment since. He considers it a blessing to have the opportunity to serve the Kauai community and help his patients.
Get to know more about Dr. Tareshawty in the Q&A below.
Where did you receive your schooling and training?
I completed my undergraduate education at Youngstown State University in Ohio and received my medical degree from the Universadad Central Del Este in the Dominican Republic. I completed my residency at Western Reserve Care Systems in Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to joining the team here at Kauai Medical Clinic, I spent 17 years at Hope Center for Cancer Care in Ohio.
Can you provide a general overview of what you do and some of the common issues you treat?
An internal medicine physician specializes in adult care and treat a variety of medical conditions. Also known as internists, they are a patient’s primary care physician and manage the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases.
Some of the common conditions I see in patients include the negative effects of obesity of a person’s health. This includes diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, more commonly known as high cholesterol. When combined, these risk factors are a cluster of conditions that is referred to as syndrome X, or metabolic syndrome. This syndrome increases a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke. Weight loss, exercise and a healthy diet can help to improve these conditions, and I work closely with my patients so we can address these issues before they become more serious.
I encourage all my patients to find some way to be active every day – be it walking, dancing or performing household chores. It’s especially important when it comes to aging healthily. Increasing physical activity leads to improved strength, flexibility, mobility and fitness, all of which improve daily function and help maintain independence while reducing the risk of falls and providing social engagement.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I really enjoy when I have time to talk to my patients about what is happening in their lives.
I particularly enjoy the opportunity to care for my elderly patients and helping them age successfully. My focus, especially with my senior patients, is doing what we can to ensure they live well rather than trying to fix something. It’s never too late to starting living well and healthy.
What does “creating a healthier Hawaii” mean to you?
It’s looking at all parts of living – physical, mental, social, economic and family factors.
Based at Kauai Medical Clinic – Koloa, Dr. Tareshawty sees patients in person and virtually through video visits.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tareshawty, visit WilcoxHealth.org/PCP.
Published on: April 19, 2021