Mango Medical originally started on the Big Island in 2011. Like the apple, the mango is packed with health benefits, as is Mango Medical’s new Wailuku office, which opened Mar. 1.
“We chose the name Mango Medical because in addition to being a full-service primary care medical office that happily treats your colds, aches and pains, bruises, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and more, keeping you healthy is our biggest priority,” medical group officials said in a recent press release. “We’ll show you how eating more mangoes, doing regular exercise, laughing more and other simple measures can all keep you healthy and perhaps even prevent some of those ailments listed above.”
The group’s primary medical care providers include Dr. Timothy Duerler and Shannon Ray PA-C. Both are accepting new patients for medical care. Mango Medical’s mental health specialist, Nicole Dorsey, LCSW, is accepting new patients for mental health counseling services.
Timothy Duerler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in 2002. He earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Cincinnati in 2005 and then successfully completed his family medicine residency at the University of Hawaii in 2008. Duerler had been practicing comprehensive primary care in Hilo and Bellevue, WA before founding Mango Medical.
Shannon Ray, Physician Assistant, is a 35-year resident of Maui who left only to complete your medical education. She spent her twenties raising a family “off the grid” in Nahiku. After starting out at Maui Community College, she obtained a BS in Medical Biology at University of New England, and completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Massachusetts School of Pharmacy and health Sciences.
Nicole Dorsey earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Arizona State University in 2003 and then went on to earn her Hawaii State Licensure in Clinical Social Work in 2009 and her Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling in 2012.
Mango Medical officials say they plan to open a sister office in Makawao in the near future.