“Few things a doctor does are more important than relieving pain. . . pain is soul destroying.
No patient should have to endure intense pain unnecessarily.
The quality of mercy is essential to the practice of medicine here, of all places, it should not be strained.”

Marcia Angell

Damien Tavares, MD

Medical School

University of Hawai’i John A. Burns


General Surgery
University of Hawai’i


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of California, Irvine


Pain Medicine
University of California, Irvine

Board Certifications

Interventional Pain Management, ABIPP
Pain Medicine, ABMS/ABPMR
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, ABMS/ABPMR

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Texas Tech University

Graduate Education

Master of Science in Nursing
Hawai’i Pacific University

Doctorate of Nursing Practice
University of Hawai’i at Hilo

Board Certifications

Family Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Emily Brewer, DNP, APRN

“The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope.
That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon.
They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.”

Norman Cousins


  • Arm pain
  • Back pain
  • Headache of neck origin
  • Joint pain
  • Leg pain
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Persistent pain after spine surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Tailbone pain


  • Bursitis
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Joint Osteoarthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Postlaminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sondylolisthesis


  • Bursa Injections
  • Epidural Injections
  • Discography
  • Joint Injections
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Neurolysis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”

William Osler

As a specialty clinic, all patients require a referral from another healthcare provider. Medical records are reviewed before scheduling to ensure best treatment outcomes.

Due to continual changes in healthcare insurance plans and policies, please contact us to find out if your plan is accepted at our office.

Yes. However, self/private pay patients undergo the same referral and review process as insured patients before scheduling.

The office is located in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Medical Pavilion. It is the building closest to Liliha Street on the campus of the St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii.

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patients are scheduled by appointment. Walk-ins must be approved.

There is ample street and structure parking. Handicap parking is conveniently located in the basement of the building. Parking in the structure is $1 for every 30 minutes. Sorry, we do not validate.

  • Insurance card
  • Government issued identification
  • Imaging studies
  • Medical records


For your convenience, please print and fill out all applicable forms and present them to the front desk when you arrive for your first office visit.

Contact Info

2226 Liliha Street, Suite 407 Honolulu, HI 96817



Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
Holiday Schedule