Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Fall 2019

Great care starts with a conversation: Changhua Wang, MD, gives you the time and attention you need Getting to know all about you BY MELE POCHEREVA A warm smile from Changhua Wang, MD, in her office at one of Adventist Health Castle’s two primary care clinics in Kaneohe, quickly puts one at ease. Our conversation flowed from her medical training and career path to patient care and personal interests. “I wanted to be a fashion designer,” the Shanghai native shares. “But there were no doctors in my family, so my parents insisted I study medicine. In China, you do as your parents say.” Today, with a medical practice that spans more than 30 years, Dr. Wang has no regrets for the profession her parents steered her toward. She loves helping her patients get well and stay well. ‘I love a challenge’ After graduating from Shanghai 2nd Medical University—now the top medical school in China— Dr. Wang completed her internship and residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York. “I didn’t think it would be possible to get licensed in the United States, but I love a challenge and was able to pass the medical licensing exam,” she says. After her residency, Dr. Wang continued her practice at St. Vincent’s primary care clinic for another five years while also teaching residents as a medical school faculty member. When her mother became ill, she returned to China and continued her practice—first at the International Medical Center in Beijing and then at United Family Health, an internationally standardized, U.S.-accredited hospital system in China. During this time, Dr. Wang enjoyed vacationing in Hawai‘i every couple of years with her fiancé. The couple moved here briefly before she was called Lindsey Lau, DDS, who has been providing dental care to Windward O‘ahu for more than 20 years, is now brightening the smiles of patients in Laie. Dr. Lau opened an office in November at the Castle Health Clinic of Laie. Born in Hawai‘i, Dr. Lau graduated from Kamehameha Schools. He completed his undergraduate and doctor of dental surgery degrees at Creighton University in Nebraska. Dr. Lau is licensed to practice by the state board in Hawai‘i (DT 1741). He was named a “Top Dentist” by Honolulu magazine. He and his wife, Lisa, have two grown children—Lauren, a freshman in college, and Logan, a sophomore at Kamehameha. Dr. Lau enjoys sports (especially football), spending time with his family and woodworking. He has maintained an aquaponics system since 2008. He is active in community outreach projects for Waialae Baptist Church and the Alec and Belle Waterhouse lecture series. Dr. Lau wants to keep Laie smiling Info Need a checkup? To make an appointment with Dr. Lau, call 263-5017 .