SELF-CARE and WELLNESS CENTER

Your Lifestyle Medicine and Brain Health Portal

Multidisciplinary Team

■ Welcome to the Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience (HPN) Self-Care and Wellness Center!
■ The World Health Organization (WHO) defines self-care as, “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.”
■ The Self-Care and Wellness Center promotes lifestyle choices as life skills in self-care. The choices we make in what we eat, when we eat, how active we are, our sleep habits, stress management, use of alcohol, tobacco and risky substances, and our social connections/relationships with others have a profound impact on our health and well-being.
■ Each of us makes choices every day that affect our health. With the myriad of health information resources available that sometimes provide conflicting information; it can be intimidating to know what constitutes the “healthy choice.”
■ Through the Self-Care and Wellness Center you will learn the Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine (Nutrition, Physical Activity, Sleep Hygiene, Stress Management, Social Connectedness and Avoidance of Risky Substances). Lifestyle Medicine is an evidenced-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and well-being. It effectively promotes “lifestyle as medicine.”
■ Brain health can be improved by changing our lifestyle behaviors, including the right nutrients in our daily diet and regular physical activity. To build a personalized wellness road map begins with assessing your health risks and your readiness to change unhealthy behaviors.
■ How does your health serve what you treasure most? Learn for yourself through our Self-Care and Wellness Center.
Our Neuroscience Center of Excellence is recognized nationally for its work not only in providing most advanced cutting edge treatments, but also work with other centers in US and global to offer groundbreaking Clinical Research. >>Clinical Trials Available in Hawaii

Multidisciplinary Team


Paul Smith, MD
Board Certified, Lifestyle Medicine

Kent Yamamoto, MD
Concussion & TBI Ctr, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Ctr.

Vimala Vajjala, MD
Neurologist

Jason Viereck, MD, PhD
Neurologist

Jason Chang, MD
PM & R, Pain Management, PTSD

Sriharsha Vajjala, MD
Sleep Medicine, insomnia, PTSD

Kore Kai Liow, M.D.
Research Neurologist