The Hale Lea Medicine & Urgent Care Clinic has on its professional staff providers specializing in family practice, emergency medicine, urgent care, preventive and integrative medicine, as well as a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist, nutritionist, and a full time physical therapy department.
Steve Rogoff, MD
Raised in Los Angeles, Dr Steve Rogoff graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors from the UC Berkeley. He completed his residency through UC San Francisco and was board certified in Family Practice medicine with additional post-graduate training in pediatrics. He moved to Hawaii in 2002 where he practices family medicine, emergency medicine, and functional integrative medicine. In addition to being a dedicated physician, Dr. Rogoff enjoys surfing, music, traveling and writing. His first novel, Nazca, was followed by his collection of short stories, Colors and Shadows. He lives on Kauai with his wife Tracey, their son Sawyer and daughters Cassidy and Siena.
James Winkler, PA-C
Jim Winkler has practiced medicine in Hawaii for 26 years. He serves as President of Kauai Community Health Alliance while also caring for patients as a medical provider at Hale Lea Medicine & Urgent Care. Winkler graduated class president from the USC School of Medicine Primary Care PA Program in 1984 and has advanced training in functional & integrative medicine. Teaching appointments include Pacific College, and the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program. Professional memberships include the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Greater Los Angeles Nutrition Council. Winkler has been a published medical newspaper columnist for many years. He is also the founding director of a non-profit humanitarian organization, the Amicus Foundation, which sponsors projects in medicine, education, women’s needs and cultural preservation. Also a professional musician Winkler has performed with Charles Mingus, Gabor Zabo, Benny Powell, Johnny Guitar Watson, Alex Acuna (Weather Report), Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Todd Rundgren, Makana and others, and has worked as a feature film composer. He presently resides in Hawaii with his wife, a children’s writer/illustrator, Dorianne.
Arthur Brownstein, MD
Dr. Arthur Brownstein, MD is a public health & general preventive medicine specialistat working at Hale Lea Medicine & Urgent Care. He has been practicing medicine for 35 years. He graduated from Jefferson Med College at Thomas Jefferson University in 1980, specializing in public health & general preventive medicine as well as primary and urgent care. He is the author of two books: Healing Back Pain Naturally, and Extraordinary Healing. He has been a clinical instructor of medicine at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and has worked for many years with the celebrated physician and researcher Dean Ornish, MD. His service to the North Shore community of Kauai for the last 3 decades has been extraordinary.
Katherine Filbeck, APRN-Rx, NP-C
Katherine Filbeck is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University School of Nursing and is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over two decades of experience in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Women’s Healthcare and Aesthetic Medicine—providing primary and emergency medical care services as well as aesthetic & anti-aging procedures. Katherine is also passionate about delivering healthcare to underserved communities in Thailand & South America.
Mary Cameron, FNP, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Mary Cameron joined the Hale Lea team in 2008. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in the Rural Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2004 earning a Masters in Science with additional training in pediatrics. She comes with experience in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Women’s Health. Prior to becoming an FNP, Mary worked as a registered nurse since the age of twenty. Ms. Cameron is currently a member of the American Academy of Nurse practitioners, the Academy of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and the Hawaii State Professional Nurses Association. Mary focuses on a holistic approach to healthcare designed to meet every individual’s need. She is especially interested in infant/child health, women’s healthcare, urgent care, and preventive medicine. You may see Mary out and about on the island sailing, kayaking, swimming and hiking. She loves her home on Kauai, and we love having Mary in our home at Hale Lea Medicine.
Larry Raithaus, MD
Larry brings to Hale Lea clinic his expertise as a board certified urologist. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Raithaus was board certified in family practice in 1979. He completed his urology residency at Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles and subsequently became board certified in urology in 1983. Dr. Raithaus has been a fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1985. As Kauai’s only resident urologist from 1990 to 2000, Dr. Raithaus has been responsible for the introduction of many urological practice innovations. He performed the first laser treatments for BPH in the state of Hawaii. In addition to his urological practice, Dr. Raithaus has conducted research on the use of Shark Liver Extract for the treatment of cancer. He brings over 26 years of experience in urological practice to Hale Lea’s North Shore clinic, and enjoys a strong rapport with his patients.
Crystal Okamoto, DPT
Crystal received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Pacific University in Oregon. She then returned home to Hawaii, where she worked for 5 years specializing in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine and post-op rehabilitation. In pursuit of advanced training and to offer the highest level of care, she traveled to the US mainland to be certified in dry needling, ergonomics, other forms of manual therapy and functional rehabilitation. Areas of interest include preventive medicine, functional movement screens, and improving the quality of life for elders. After working around Washington D.C., the Midwest and the Virgin Islands, she has returned home to Hawai’i joining the North Shore Wellness Center ohana in Kilauea. She has a background in wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and is an assistant freediving instructor.
Noah Brantley, DPT
Lover of the outdoors, Noah Brantley grew up in rural North Carolina where he played varsity soccer, basketball, and developed a healthy addiction to surfing. After receiving a degree in applied mathematics he needed to choose a path forward. In his words “I knew I wanted to help people and be a positive contributor to society while leaving minimal impact on the environment.” Graduating from PT school in 2013 at the top of his class and class president, and receiving a doctorate of PT, Dr Brantley enjoys working with all of Kauai’s populations—from our Kapuna to our keiki, pro athletes to everyday working folks. To know Noah is to love him.
Todd Strong, PT
Todd was born in Charleston, South Carolina and majored in exercise science. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina earning a masters degree in physical therapy. Todd worked at Wilcox hospital for many years before becoming a therapist at Hale Lea’s North Shore Physical Therapy. When he isn’t providing physical therapy for patients he is usually surfing. diving and paddling. His goal is to create a world class physical therapy clinic to bring out the best in all of us through the many services provided by North Shore Physical Therapy.
Kalani Walther, DC
Kalani was born in Hawaii in 1954. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1983 from Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon. He did post doctoral studies specializing in spinal trauma, receiving his CCST in 1999 from Life West Chiropractic College, San Leandro, Ca. For nearly 30 years Kalani practiced and owned a Chiropractic Center in Hercules California. For the last several years he has worked at the Kalaheo Wellness Center on Kauai. We are now lucky to have him working with us at Hale Lea Wellness Center, closer to his Kilauea home on Kauai’s North Shore. Kalani is married and has adopted two beautiful children from Guatemala. He is gifted and passionate about what he does and we are grateful to have him as part of our healthcare team.
John Winnes, LCSW
John Winnes received his MSW in clinical social work from the University of Hawaii and has 40 years experience in public mental health settings and private practice. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals, couples and families, addressing a broad spectrum of behavioral health issues. John has been a loving supportive presence to our Kauai communities, counseling patients from Lihue, Kapaa, Anahola, Kilauea, Princeville, Hanalei and Haena for many decades. He has been an important part of our medical clinic and its vision on the north shore of Kauai.
Dawn Santos, APRN
Dawn Santos is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), providing mental health assessments, diagnostics, counseling and therapeutic interventions including medication if needed. Dawn grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts. She earned her MSN from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) with a focus in Psychiatric Nursing. Her clinical practice has included working with psychiatric patients in hospital settings including UCLA, forensic psychiatry, community outpatient care, and adult outpatient private practice. In addition, Dawn enjoys teaching and held a part time faculty position for 16 years at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. Dawn is a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Neuroscience Education Institute. She live on Kauai with her husband Al and Australian Shepherd, Pono. We are grateful for her caring service to our east side and north shore communities out of the Wellness Center at Hale Lea Medicine.
Kauai Community Health Alliance (KCHA) has put together an Advisory Council and Board that includes prominent citizens in the community and experts in the areas of medicine, nutrition, law, special needs of teenagers, the elderly and other groups, substance abuse and addiction, mental health services and sustainable community building.
Rep. Hermina M. MoritaChair, Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission
Past member Hawaii House of Representatives
12th District, which includes Hanelai, Kilauea, Anahola, and Kapaa.
JoAnn YukimuraKauai County Councilmember;
prior Mayor of Kauai
Jeff Goodman, MDCommunity Physician; International Medical Corps emergency response team leader
Gary Blaich, MD, in HonorariumCommunity psychiatrist; Executive Director, Kauai Public Land Trust
Michael Foley, MSW, D.Min, Psy.D, CSAC, SAPPracticing community Psychologist