Melvin Yamase, M.D., is a graduate of Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. He earned his medical degree at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, and completed his residency at Providence Portland Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine.
As a primary care physician, Dr. Yamase enjoys dealing with the health care needs of the whole person. “There is such great interplay between the social, psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of a person’s health,” he says. “I believe, to provide optimal care, a physician needs to address all of these areas.” Dr. Yamase encourages his patients to get involved in their own medical care, as well, by asking questions and discussing treatment options.
Dr. Yamase’s greatest joy is his family. He also enjoys hiking, gardening and church activities.