Our guest blogger today is Dr. Theresa Wee. Dr. Wee is an amazing doctor. She helps take care of babies born to our international clients, as well as many of our local families. She has become part of the Hawaii Surrogacy Center Ohana and we would love for you all to get to know her as well!
I am the owner and president of Wee Pediatrics, Inc. and have been a practicing Pediatrician with over 38 years of experience. I am also the mother of four children and now a grandmother to 5 grandchildren. I understand how overwhelming having a newborn baby can be, especially if this is your first child.
My passion is to help new parents get through these crucial first few weeks, as smoothly as possible, by sharing knowledge I’ve gathered over the years, as a Pediatrician, as well as my own experience as a Mom. My hope is to educate and empower parents by listening and addressing their specific concerns.
It is such a privilege to be an integral part of each family and I always emphasize to parents that good communication is essential to deliver the very best care for their child. I always let new parents know that there is no such thing as a “stupid question.” On rare occasions, a small concern may be vital information for me to know and act upon immediately.
Both parents are always encouraged to be present at each of the well child visit appointments. I feel they both need to understand the importance of schedules, routines and consistent parenting methods in order to raise well-adjusted, healthy children. This process, I believe, begins on day one when you bring your newborn home.
I work with another Pediatrician, Dr. Jordan Arakawa, who has been with me for the past 8 years. He recently had his second child and together we are here to serve our families with the best possible care.
I am currently involved in many community activities. One of them is my non-profit group, “Walk with a Doc Oahu.” Four years ago, I started this free, weekly Saturday walking event, which is open to people of all ages and fitness levels. We meet at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park from 8-9AM, near the tennis courts. I give a new health tip weekly, we warm-up, walk for 45 minutes, and then cool down. The results of this weekly walk have been amazing and people tell me each week how this program has changed their lives.
This year, I recently released my book, “The Happy Healthy Revolution: A Working Parents Guide to Achieve Wellness as a Family Unit,” which is currently on sale as an ebook as well as an audio book. This book is a culmination of my work – to help families achieve the best health together. It is full of tips, tricks and ideas for families which have been tested through in-person workshops in my office over the years.
My staff and I at Wee Pediatrics, Inc., look forward to serving you and your family in the years to come. If you have any questions, please contact me at (808) 677-9988.
Dr. Theresa Wee