Continuity of care – this is an area of health care that Dr. Iwaoka
is passionate about. As a trained and experienced physician in the urgent
care setting, Dr. Iwaoka believes that every patient has the right to
receive high quality care and be seen in a timely manner. This coupled
with communication with a patient’s primary care physician leads
to the seamless care between various medical settings and positive outcomes
for the patient.
Dr. Iwaoka chose to become a physician as he was fascinated with the area
of medicine and enjoyed the opportunity to help people while also being
intellectually stimulated. In his role as a physician, Dr. Iwaoka enjoys
serving as a resource to address his patients’ medical questions
According to Dr. Iwaoka, “It is important that a primary care physician
is actively involved in a patient’s health care no matter the provider.
By keeping a primary care physician appraised of all medical care, it
allows them to serve their patient proactively and be an active player
in their on-going health care.”
Dr. Iwaoka attended medical school at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad
Juarez and completed his residency at Medical College of the Hampton Roads.
During his remarkable career, Dr. Iwaoka has held many leadership roles.
He brings his compassionate nature and great listening skills to Hoag
Medical Group and looks forward to serving a diverse patient population.
Outside of the office, Dr. Iwaoka enjoys spending time with his family,
swimming, and surfing.