Dr. Buzz Hollander, Medical Doctor
Dr. Hollander has been a Big Island physician in both clinic and ER settings since 2005. While traditionally trained in Western medicine, he prefers an emphasis on healthful lifestyles and evidence-based prevention of illness, approaching the source of chronic medical problems rather than simply treating the symptoms, and recommending the least invasive treatment options in times of acute need. Dr. Hollander graduated from Princeton University in 1991, and attended the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine from 1998-2002, before completing his residency at the Santa Rosa (CA) Family Medicine Residency Program in 2005. He is fortunate enough to be married to Dr. Suber and share the parenting of their two daughters; on a day off, he likes to be near the water, hiking through Hawaii’s native forests, or tending their land.
Dr. Michelle Suber, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Suber has been practicing in Waimea since 1998, when she moved to Hawaii to complete a 2-year integrative medicine residency program at North Hawaii Community Hospital. In 1998, she received a doctorate of naturopathic medicine (ND) at the National College of Natural Medicine, a four year graduate program; and in 1994, a bachelor of science (BS) in biological sciences at Florida State University. She is a broadly-trained naturopathic physician who finds satisfaction in helping her patients find sound approaches to many health issues, from weight loss and hormone imbalances to chronic medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension. Her experiences as physician and mother have convinced her that our health is largely determined by the series of choices we make on a daily basis. She has a special interest in epigenetics, and believes that optimal health begins in the womb. She is also a West Coast Swing dance instructor, trail runner, founder of the Mala’ai Community Garden at the Waimea Middle School, and the mother of two wonderful daughters.
Sally Kaufmann, RN
Sally has a rare blend of nursing acumen and interpersonal skills; together with her 36 years of professional nursing experience, she has become a strong team leader for allopathic and integrative activities in private practice and the community setting. She is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, and faculty member for the Integrative Healing Medicine Course in HI at UN of MN Center for Spirituality & Healing.
Darcy came to us with several years of experience working in Waimea as a medical assistant, as well as managing most of the duties a medical office can require. Born and bred in upcountry Hawaii Island, she designed her own program in pre-medical coursework at UH-Hilo. She lives on the dry side of Waimea with her fiance, when not tending to her horses in Waiki’i.