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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes we are! Call us now to make an appointment. Please check our Forms page for information that we will need from you for your first visit. Pre-filling out the forms will help to make your office visit more efficient and timely.

In order to provide the highest quality medical care for our patients, we require all new patients to vaccinate according to the recommended CDC immunization schedule.

What insurance do you accept?

We accept most insurance coverage,  Please contact your insurer to confirm that we are in their covered network.  Copays are due at the time of the visit.

Currently we accept the following insurance plans:

  • Aetna

  • Alohacare Quest

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • HCHA

  • HealthNet

  • HMA

  • HMAA/HWMG

  • HMSA PPO, HMSA HMO

  • HMSA Federal

  • Ohana Quest

  • UHA

 

If you do not see your insurer listed, please contact us.  Some employer groups administer their own plans. We are only accepting new HMSA Quest patients by referral. We are not accepting new patients for UHC (United Healthcare), UHC Community Plan, or TRICARE.  

How can I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment with our office by calling (808) 941-7744 during regular business hours, or email us at staff@doctormih.com.

How can we transfer into your practice?

Please complete a new patient form and a medical release form, which authorizes us to request a copy of your past medical records from your previous pediatrician to ensure continuity of care. If you have an HMO insurance plan, you will need to call your insurance carrier to switch your primary care doctor to Dr. Bryan Mih to ensure coverage.

What hospital are you affiliated with?

We have privileges and round on newborns at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and Queens Medical Center.

Why should I choose a pediatrician to care for my child?

A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have focused and extensive training on how to best manage health, development, anticipatory needs, injuries, and illnesses for infants, children, and teens.  For children with acute or chronic illnesses, pediatricians are able to provide and coordinate care appropriately.

Pediatricians typically have completed a four-year undergraduate college, then four years of medical school, and then three years or more of pediatric residency training.

​What does it mean to be board-certified?

Board-certified pediatricians have passed a comprehensive knowledge exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics, as well meeting requirements for continuing medical education and quality improvement.  

 

The American Board of Pediatrics describes board-certified pediatricians as follows:

Pediatricians know about the diseases, symptoms and developmental standards that are specific to children from birth, through adolescence and into adulthood. Maintaining good health -- and addressing the illnesses and conditions that threaten health -- often is not the same in children as in adults. Board certified pediatricians demonstrate their participation in ongoing learning and show how they can apply quality improvement in the care of their patients.

 

There is value, not only in seeing a physician who understands the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, but who also becomes familiar with your child’s growth, development and health patterns and with your concerns as a parent. The long-lasting relationship that develops between your child and her or his pediatrician is an important component of your child’s care and wellness.

​What do all the letters after your name mean?

  • MD is a Doctor of Medicine – it comes from Latin,Medicinae Doctor. Dr. Mih completed his MD at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

  • MPH is a Master of Public Health.  This is a graduate level degree.  Dr. Mih studied Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University School of Public Health.

  • FAAP is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  This designation only can be used by physicians who are members of the AAP that are in good standing and are also board certified in Pediatrics.

​We are expecting a baby and looking for a pediatrician. What should we do?

Call or email us to arrange for a free prenatal consultation.  We can review any questions you may have and help prepare for your new addition.  This allows you to visit the office, discuss newborn-related issues, and see if we are a good fit for you.  

Dr. Mih has extensive experience working in the newborn nursery at Kapiolani Medical Center for 11 years and believes it is important to come to the hospital to see the babies.  He will come to the hospital to “round” or visit daily after the baby is born.  

​What is the standard immunization schedule?

We follow the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) recommended immunization schedule.  The hospital will provide the Hepatitis B vaccination at birth.  We administer vaccinations in our office at 2,4,6 months; 12,15,18 months, 4 years, 11 years, and 16 years of age. Also we strongly advise the yearly influenza vaccine in the fall of each year (September-October). 

 

All patients are required to follow the recommended vaccination schedule to remain in our practice.  We believe strongly in preventive care and keeping our children and young adults safe from preventable diseases.  Here are a few helpful links:

  • Vaccineinformation.org

  • Immunize.org

  • Healthychildren.org

​What if my child needs a referral to a specialist?

We maintain a list of excellent specialists, comprehensively covering clinical, behavioral, and developmental aspects of pediatric care. This list is constantly being updated based on our experiences and those of our patients.  We will make every effort to refer you to specialists who best meet your needs. ​

​Why should we choose Dr. Mih?

  • We are an intentionally small practice.  This allows us to get to know our families and provide personalized care.

  • Even though we have a small practice, we partner with Hawaii Health Partners and Hawaii Pacific Health facilities to provide the best pediatric care available in the Pacific Basin.

  • We use the EPIC electronic health record, which includes MyChart for patients to access labs and studies, request medication refills, and communicate securely with our office.

  • Sick visits are typically available on the same or next day.

  • Dr. Mih follows the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines and regularly updates his knowledge, using evidence-based information.

  • Dr. Mih has extensive experience, including teaching many medical students and residents who are now stellar physicians themselves in Hawaii.

  • Dr. Mih is active in the community and committed to improving the health of all in Hawaii. He advocates for children’s health as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and with the Hawaii Public Health Institute.

  • We believe in intelligent, compassionate, and personal healthcare for your keiki.

I have more questions!

Email us at staff@doctormih.comand we will do our best to answer them!

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