March 16, 2018

Welcome 6 new care providers on Oahu and the Big Island

HONOLULU — Six health care professionals have joined Kaiser Permanente on Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii. They join Kaiser Permanente’s team of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical organization, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, which provides medical services to Kaiser Permanente’s 250,000-plus members in Hawaii.

Rashmi Baragi, MD

Rashmi Baragi, MD, is an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University and completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Dr. Baragi is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.

Serena Edwards, MD

Serena Edwards, MD, specializes in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente’s Kona Medical Office on the Big Island. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Sutter Hospital/Vista Family Health Clinic in Santa Rosa, CA. Prior to becoming a medical doctor, Dr. Edwards worked as a phlebotomist and birth doula.

Allison Shykowski, CGC

Allison Shykowski, CGC, is a board-certified genetic counselor at Kaiser Permanente’s Mapunapuna Medical Office. She received her master’s degree in genetic counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor’s degree in cellular, molecular and microbial biology from the University of Calgary. Ms. Shykowski is a member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Kristen Nagata MD

Kristen Nagata MD, is a doctor specializing in radiology at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Southern California, where she also completed a women's imaging/body MRI fellowship. Dr. Nagata is certified by the American Board of Radiology and an expert in mammography. She is a member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.

Lisa Boonprakong, MD

Lisa Boonprakong, MD, is a doctor specializing in emergency medicine at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed her residency in emergency medicine at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Boonprakong is board certified in emergency medicine.

Emily Sumner, MD, specializes in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente’s Waipio Medical Office. She received her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.