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The MOST Convenient Care in Poipu

No Waiting Rooms

personalized service

Available 24/7

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(808) 652-7021


Call 24/7 - Text 7am-9pm

Feel Better Faster

We carry more medication than any clinic or urgent care on Kauai.  Because we are a concierge service we provide fast, convenient care without long waits, hassles, or exposure to public illness.  Our physicians take the time to talk to patients and always make themselves available to patients for follow-up care.  Rest assured that when you call Poipu Mobile MD, you will receive the HIGHEST quality care on Kauai with the LEAST amount of stress or disruption to your vacation.

Dr. Burris was quick, pleasant, and very professional.
Thank you for your quick response. You saved my vacation.
Great job, can’t be happier with the service.
Dr. Burris was simply amazing. He arrived quickly and had more than perfect bedside manners. I highly recommend this service!! I am so thankful for doctors that care the way he did.
Thank you very much for the quick reply in the middle of the night - the service you are providing is really great!
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Conditions We Treat

  • Medication refills

  • Nausea/Vomiting/Food poisoning

  • Pediatric (child) concerns

  • Sinus infections

  • Skin rashes and infections

  • Sore throat and cough

  • Sprains and strains

  • Stomach ailments

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Most other minor injuries and illnesses that would otherwise be treated in a walk-in clinic, urgent care, or emergency room

  • Asthma

  • Bites and stings

  • Common illnesses

  • Colds or flu

  • Constipation/Diarrhea

  • Dehydration (IV Fluids)/Hangover

  • Earaches

  • Eye infections

  • Fevers

  • Island injuries - sea urchin spines, heat exhaustion, sunburn, seasickness

  • Lacerations (stitches), bruises

  • Moderate back problems

We do NOT prescribe narcotics, sedatives, or psychoactive medications.

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all visits include

Direct physician access - Convenience - Saved vacation time - Personalized service - Transparent pricing

House Calls 

Daytime 8 AM to 9 PM - $395

Overnight 9 PM to 8 AM - $695

Fees are per patient. Discounts are available for multiple patients at the same house call. All house calls include supplies, procedures, and standard medications. Additional charges for IV hydration ($100) and orthopedic supplies ($50-100) may apply.

We serve the entire island of Kauai, please call us for travel fees and availability outside the Poipu/South area.

Phone Consultations

By physician discretion

8 AM to 9 PM - $100

Medication delivery to your Poipu area hotel is available (please inquire).


  • Cash

  • All major credit cards

  • HSA/Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards with a Visa/Mastercard logo

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Many patients find that after factoring in co-payments, co-insurance, and/or deductibles our fees are lower than the out-of-pocket expense they would incur at an ER or urgent care facility.  For comparison sake, a basic visit at Kauai Urgent Care in Lihue starts at $289, without any tests or procedures.  A visit to the ER starts at $700 to walk in the door.  See our transparent pricing above, and call us if you have any questions.  We will tell you up front exactly how much a visit with us costs.

We are considered an out-of-network provider and do not contract directly with any insurance company or bill insurance. We will provide you with a detailed receipt with ICD-10 and diagnostic codes (superbill) that you can submit to your insurance company and they may reimburse you. The amount of reimbursement depends on your individual plan and its benefits. We recommend you consult your insurance carrier for further information on your out-of-network coverage from an urgent care provider.  Most insurance companies have a claim form available on their website that you can use to submit a claim for reimbursement.

We are unable to submit reimbursement claims to Medicare.  Medicare will NOT reimburse patients for our services.  We are happy to treat Medicare patients, however no claims can be made to Medicare.

Our Promise

Simple, transparent pricing.  What if I go home to find a huge bill in the mail?  With Poipu Mobile MD, you always know your price up front and will never receive a bill from us.  

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are not completely satisfied with your experience, we will provide you with a full refund.  


Medical Director

J. Wayne Burris, MD, MPH, FACEP

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Dr. Burris is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians with over 14 years experience providing care in emergency rooms in California and Hawaii.  He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill and completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center & Children's Hospital.  

While working in all three emergency rooms on Kauai, Dr. Burris found that he treated numerous patients with minor illnesses or injuries that could have easily and safely been cared for outside the ER.  Patients spend valuable vacation time driving to hospitals and sitting in waiting rooms, seeking help for their minor medical needs, often ending up with enormous bills.  Recognizing the need for a better alternative, Poipu Mobile MD was born.  Dr. Burris seeks to help people with their basic urgent care needs within the comfort and privacy of their home, hotel, condo, or vacation rental while sheltering them from the expense and stress of a trip to the ER.

When Dr. Burris is not treating patients you can find him surfing at his favorite breaks in Poipu, running in preparation for the next Kauai Marathon, or spending time with his wife and children.  



Warren Sparks, MD

Dr. Sparks is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine and Family Practice Physician with a wealth of experience practicing medicine all over the world in various settings. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern. He served as medical school faculty at the University of New Mexico and University of Colorado, and taught emergency medicine in New Zealand.

During the Vietnam War, Dr. Sparks was a USAF flight surgeon. He has experience in aerospace, hyperbaric, and wilderness medicine. He served as the expedition doctor for the American Men and Women on Everest in 1983, has worked on international air ambulances and at Native American tribal clinics. His experience also includes positions as a hospitalist, palliative care, and emergency medicine physician.

When Dr. Sparks is not treating patients, you can find him spending time with his wife and children, playing the ukulele, and practicing the hula (it could use some improvement).


Our Physicians & Providers

In addition to Drs. Burris and Sparks, we have several other physicians, highly experienced ER/ICU Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners who provide house call coverage.  All physicians are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine or Family Medicine and have at least 10 years experience working in emergency rooms and hospitals.  Our Nurses and Nurse Practitioners have extensive experience in emergency medicine and work under the direct guidance of Dr. Burris.

Dr. Burris and Poipu Mobile MD have been featured in the following publications: USA Today Travel (photo 35), Midweek Kauai (page 16), Kauai Traveler Magazine (Fall 2016 edition), and The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook Kauai Revealed (10th Edition, page 44).

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Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii

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Island Injuries

This compilation is a free public service we are happy to provide. It is not a substitute for proper medical care. If you encounter any of the following island injuries, we can help.



Wearing sunscreen is the best way to prevent damage from UV rays. Also, avoid too much sun exposure, especially early on during a vacation.

To treat a burn, take any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen to help relieve pain and inflammation. You can also place a cold, wet washcloth on the burnt skin and/or aloe vera to provide temporary relief. Drink plenty of water as well since fluid loss increases with inflamed skin.

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swimmer’s ear

This happens after water remains inside the ear for too long and creates an environment that breeds bacteria. Pouring a little rubbing alcohol into each ear after swimming helps reduce the chances of infection and pain. The alcohol mixes with the water and causes it to evaporate quickly.


Sea urchin (wana)

All too often, visitors end up stepping on these reef sea creatures whose spines break off and can cause painful puncture wounds. Dr. Burris advises patients to soak the affected area in a warm water and vinegar solution several times a day until the spines dissolve. He recommends not trying to pull out the spine as they are brittle and can break off into tiny pieces. If any signs of infection like increased pain, swelling, redness, or drainage occurs, immediate medical attention is required.

Sea urchin spines are made of calcium carbonate, the same substance that precipitates out of water and affects your drip coffeemaker and the same substance an egg shell is made of. Vinegar dissolves calcium carbonate.

heat exhaustion

Drink plenty of water and reduce alcohol intake in order to prevent heat exhaustion during your vacation. Additionally, wear loose-fitting clothes and avoid prolonged strenuous activity in the heat. You should always bring plenty of water with you while hiking, regardless of how long or strenuous the trail. If you feel nausea, headache, or weakness, find a cool environment to relieve your body from the strain. We do offer IV Hydration which can quickly relieve heat exhaustion symptoms.


This is brought about most often when visitors take boat trips and encounter rocky, choppy seas. To reduce the feeling of nausea, look out at the horizon and not down at the water. Face forward in the direction of travel, and not backward. If you have access to fresh ginger root, it works wonders for nausea. Above all, do not go below deck as this will make matters worse. If you are prone to develop seasickness, take Meclizine 25 mg tablets that are available over the counter prior to any boat trip.