Samaritan Endocrinology is pleased to welcome Tim Arakawa, MD, PhD. Dr. Arakawa diagnoses and treats disorders and diseases of the endocrine system, including diabetes and thyroid conditions. Dr. Arakawa is accepting new patients.
Dr. Arakawa chose endocrinology because it combines physiology, lifestyle medicine and patient-centered care.
“It is the perfect blend of my clinical interests,” he said.
Dr. Arakawa earned his doctoral degree in physiology and medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at Kettering Medical Center and a fellowship in endocrinology at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.
Prior to joining Samaritan, Dr. Arakawa worked at a mission clinic in Guam, where he also directed a wellness center with community programs to improve mental well-being and promote a healthy lifestyle improvement. Above all, Dr. Arakawa values the relationships with his patients.
“It forms the basis of a mutual collaboration that encompasses the health of mind, body and spirit,” he said.
He said Samaritan Health Service’s mission caught his attention.
“I found Samaritan to be truly devoted to building healthier communities and actively supporting its providers toward this goal,” Dr. Arakawa said.
Dr. Arakawa is involved with several faith-based non-profit organizations and participates in mission trips to underserved areas, including Romania, Mexico and the Pacific Islands. In his free time, he volunteers with community and church groups to provide health screenings and give educational talks. He is married and has two sons.
He can be reached at the clinic by calling 541-768-5218.