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Upgrade Your Medical Experience

No Waiting Rooms

personalized service

medication delivered

Available 24/7

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(808) 652-7021

Call 24/7 · text 7am-9pm · book online below

 
 

How do we make you feel better faster?

We work for you, our patient, not an insurance company. As such, we make getting you better our top priority. Our physicians carry medication, saving you the time and hassle of the pharmacy line.  They can provide more comprehensive care than an urgent care facility because there is not the pressure of a waiting room full of patients. And if you have questions or concerns after your visit, our physicians are available for follow-up care (at no extra charge!). Our physicians take the time to talk to patients and understand their medical needs. Because we are a concierge service we are available to provide fast, convenient care without long waits, paperwork hassles, insurance red-tape, or exposure to public illness.  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. As many of our patients have said, “This is the best medical experience I have ever had.”

 
 
Dr. Burris was quick, pleasant, and very professional.
Thank you for your quick response. You saved my vacation.
Wish I had called earlier!
Dr Sparks, a Emergency Medicine MD, came to my rented condo. He took his time, made sure I was numb, discussed all the options, thoroughly cleaned the wound, and stitched me up. I am a Nurse Practitioner and my boyfriend is a Physician Assistant, and we both agree that this was incredibly affordable, convenient, and high level care!
Dr. Burris saved my vacation! I got the emergency medical care I needed, delivered to my hotel room, within a very short time of contacting him. And on a Saturday night! I can not recommend him highly enough.
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Services

Conditions We Treat

  • 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

  • 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

  • Please note: We do NOT prescribe narcotics, sedatives, or psychoactive medications.

 

Occupational & Event Services

Have a medical need that is “out of the box”? We can handle it! Our team will work directly with you to create a plan for meeting your needs.

  • Pre-employment medical exams

  • USCIS medical examinations (I-693)

  • Physician coverage for sporting or special events

  • Coast Guard physical exams

Seeking aesthetic medical services while on Kauai? Visit our friends at Vitality Kauai.

 

Fees

all visits include

Personalized Physician Care · Convenience · Saved Vacation Time · 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, in-house diagnostic testing, 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).

payment

  • Cash

  • All major credit cards

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

 
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Insurance

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.  

 

Our Team

 
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J. Wayne Burris, MD, MPH, FACEP

Medical Director

Dr. Burris is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians with experience providing care in emergency rooms in California and Hawaii since 2004.  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 The Kauai Marathon, or spending time with his wife and children.  

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).

 

Warren Sparks, MD

physician

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).

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Stephanie Edwards, RN

nurse

Steph is a Registered Nurse, licensed in both Hawaii and B.C., Canada. She obtained her Bachelors of Nursing in 2008, from Mount Royal University, in Alberta, Canada and has experience working in hospitals in Alberta, British Columbia, and Hawaii. Her nursing experience includes general medicine, surgical units, neuroscience units, high acuity nursing within the Neuro ICU, stoke prevention/TIA clinic, home care, and critical care ICU. Steph has also worked as a practicum instructor for University of Victoria. In addition to her work with Poipu Mobile MD, Steph works part-time at the Wilcox Hospital ICU.

In her free time you can find Steph relaxing with her husband, swimming or reading at the beach. She also enjoys gardening and would like to follow Dr. Sparks’ example and learn hula.

 

Jodee Burris, MBA

patient care coordinator

Jodee is the Poipu Mobile MD jack of all things non-medical. If you call us, Jodee’s voice is probably the one you will hear on the other line. She handles patient scheduling, superbills, answering emails, events, marketing, social media, website maintenance, and more!

When she is not working at her Poipu Mobile MD job, you can find Jodee running her fitness business Pu’uwai Fitness Kauai, teaching workout classes, taking care of her two girls, or traveling the world.

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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.

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sunburn

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.

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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.

seasickness

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.

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