North Hawaii Community Hospital’s Orthopedic Clinic provides comprehensive general orthopedic services for patients around Hawaii Island.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians specialize in orthopedic surgery, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and injuries of the bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments.
- hand and microvascular surgery
- foot and ankle surgery
- sports medicine
- fracture care
- ligament injuries
- hip and knee surgery
- joint replacement
- shoulder and elbow disorders
- children’s fractures
- arthritis care and treatment
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- workers compensation patients
We treat patients from all walks of life, from recreational and elite athletes to those who share our passion for active living.
We understand how frustrating it can be when joint pain or injury interrupts your daily life. That’s why we listen to you and thoroughly assess your orthopedic needs. We’ll take time to understand the activities you want to get back to and discuss potential treatment options.
Our clinic offers a friendly environment with a courteous staff who work together to provide you with exceptional care and return you to your normal activities as soon as medically possible.
MEET OUR PHYSICIANS
Doug Hiller, MD
Specializing in Foot/Ankle, Sports Medicine, and Fracture Care
Dr. Hiller has worked with some of the world’s top athletes as Chief Physician for IRONMAN World Championships and Chief Medical Officer for the Olympic Games in Triathlon.
Before joining NHCH, Dr. Hiller maintained a local practice in the islands for 20 years. He also spent time at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, serving as Director of the Foot and Ankle Division of the Orthopedic Section, as well as Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.
Dr. Hiller’s background includes a research fellowship for total joint replacement at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; a foot surgery fellowship and residency in orthopedic surgery with the Campbell Foundation in Memphis, TN; and a sports medicine fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Hiller’s expertise and dedication are supported by his own personal experience. An avid and accomplished athlete himself, Dr. Hiller is a three-time IRONMAN, Molokai Canoe Race and Transpac Race finisher. Suffering his own share of injuries, Dr. Hiller knows firsthand how important it is to recover as quickly and completely as possible. That’s why he has been active in both supporting sports and in finding better ways to treat the injuries that result from work and play.
Diane Payne, MD, MPT
Specializing in Hand and Microvascular Surgery, and General Orthopedics
Dr. Payne has a sub-specialty in hand and microvascular surgery as well as a master's degree in physical therapy, which gives her a unique perspective on the complete end-to-end treatment of her patients from diagnosis to surgery to recovery.
Dr. Payne joined NHCH from Duke University Medical Center, where she completed her orthopedic surgical residency, as well as fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery. This training enables her to evaluate and treat not only common fracture and musculoskeletal injuries involving soft tissue or bone, but also more complicated aspects of upper-limb surgery, including tendon injury, microsurgical nerve and vessel repair, and complicated fractures of the wrist and elbow.
In addition to her orthopedic training, Dr. Payne is also a certified physical therapist. She received her master’s degree in physical therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and practiced for a number of years before returning to medical school. This additional training gives Dr. Payne the opportunity to support her patients through their entire treatment process, from diagnosis to surgery to recovery.
Dr. Payne lives an active lifestyle, and her passion for the outdoors makes her more understanding of the needs of the athlete, the weekend warrior, and others who want to maintain maximum functional use of their bodies.
Orthopedic Clinic is located in North Hawaii Community Hospital's
Lucy Henriques Medical Center
67-1123 Mamalahoa Hwy., Suite 124
Kamuela, HI 96743
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.