About Us

James Van Natta

James F. Van Natta, M.D.

James F. Van Natta, M.D. is a U.C. Berkley and University of Southern California trained board certified anesthesiologist. He served as Chairman of the Anesthesiology department at the Hilo Medical Center and also held a part-time faculty position at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Van Natta is a U.S. Army veteran having served three years during peacetime as a Russian Linguist Interrogator. He has had a life long interest in nature conservation and completed a Master of Science degree in Ecology as well as an Internship at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA.


Malia Van Natta

Malia Van Natta, RN, BSN

Originally from Hilo, Malia has over 20 years of nursing experience, starting as a nurse’s aide and working while pursuing her Bachelors of Science Degree. She held several positions at Hilo Medical Center including nurse manager of the Operating Room. Malia is the now the RN Practice Manager of Maui Pain Clinic and Kaloko Pain Center and makes every attempt to be available to answer questions and concerns. Currently a member of the American Academy of Pain Management.