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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Lai is Good. Dr. Lai has been reviewed by 7 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. James Lai, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 2 areas:
  • Retina Surgery
  • Retinal Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. Lai graduated from University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. He has 2 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Lai has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Queens Medical Center 
  • Kuakini Medical Center 


  • Japanese

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Additional Information
Dr. James C Lai MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 16 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. James C. Lai practice?
Dr. James Lai has 2 office locations.
Dr. James Lai practices Ophthalmology near Aiea, HI.
Additional practice locations include: Honolulu, HI.
See Aiea Ophthalmologists.