Meet Doctor Stephen Benchouk
Dr. Stephen Benchouk is the owner and medical director of Hawaii Natural Medicine. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his pre-medical training at Hahnemann University and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe Arizona.
Dr. Benchouk completed his clinical training at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center and in-patient and out-patient Naturopathic clinics in Sedona Arizona and Honolulu Hawaii. He also completed internships and residences in rheumatology, pain management, IV therapy, naturopathic oncology ,Gerson therapy, and environmental medicine.
He has been a guest lecturer at Duquesne University, and lectured on integrative medicine in Shanghai China. As a medical consultant he has also created wellness programs for practices in Shanghai China and here in Honolulu Hawaii. Dr. Benchouk is a member of the American Associations of Naturopathic Physicians, Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians.
Since making Honolulu his home, he has been providing traditional naturopathic care with an emphasis on advanced IV therapy, integrative oncology, anti-aging, chronic disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and environmental medicine.
Dr. Benchouk believes in providing his patients with sustainable, patient-centered healthcare. His primary focus is identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body’s natural ability to heal. Above all, he believes that the role of a physician is to educate his clients so they can reach optimal wellness and access their full potential.
Meet Doctor Carolyn Candido
Carolyn Candido MD was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She received her medical degree from University of California, Davis and completed her Family medicine residency at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. She was the winner of the Weil Foundation Grant to start the Integrative Medicine track for her residency program at California Hospital Medical Center.
She completed training in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine in Residency and Institute of Functional Medicine. She started a Functional Medicine practice at Carlsbad Integrative Medical Center prior to joining Hawaii Natural Medicine. She specializes on hormone replacement, thyroid disease, IV therapy and detox therapies.
Dr. Candido is committed to education of the medical community through organizing Functional Medicine Forums and as board member of Learn Skin, an Integrative Dermatology platform. In her spare time, she volunteers for the UCSD free clinic to train medical students and care for the underserved population.
Dr. Candido empowers patients to become heroes in their health journey, instead of victims of their disease. Her 5 pillars of health include:
1) Optimizing the gut
2) Removing toxins
3) Balancing hormones, thyroid, adrenals
4) Adequate sleep
About Hawaii Natural Medicine
At Hawaii Natural Medicine (HNM), we use an integrative approach to medicine that treats the whole person through the use of modern, traditional, scientific and empirical methods which stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. Our goal is to identify and remove the obstacles to healing and stimulate the natural healing process. When we can identify the causes of illness, we can treat them directly, rather than focusing on symptomatic relief.