In 2018, Dr. T. Scott McMurry began looking for a way to improve on how primary care could be delivered in the US. He recognized that the standard model was holding back doctors from truly connecting with their patients, which was preventing high quality care. After years of research and learning, he was able to connect with a robust network of doctors who were doing that very thing, and they called it Direct Primary Care.
Starting in January of 2023, Waiola Direct Care has opened its doors to provide something new and valuable to the people of West Hawaii. We are using the lessons learned from the thousands of Direct Primary care practices that exist all over the US. We are working with local and healthcare businesses to help to lower the costs of care for our members. We want to restore the traditional Doctor/Patient relationship and provide the exceptional level of care that our community deserves.
T. Scott McMurry, DO
Dr. McMurry is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. He completed his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2017, he graduated from the University of Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine as a Doctor of Osteopathy. He obtained his family medicine residency training with a concentration in emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program in Williamsport, PA.
In 2020, Dr. McMurry moved his family to Oahu to support Hawaii during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was during that time that he realized the significant need for healthcare in the state. Dr. McMurry is a second-generation rural family doctor, so he was well aware of what it takes to provide care in an isolated community. He also hopes to uphold the high standards set by the missionary doctors of Hawaii in the 1800s, including those set by Dr. James William Smith.
Dr. McMurry has a long history of military service. He previously spent time in the active duty army with the 82nd Airborne Division as an Infantryman. Currently, he serves as a medical officer with the 1/299 Cavalry Squadron in Hilo.
In 2021 he moved to Kona with his wife and four children to provide primary care to the Big Island. You will often find them at any number of local beaches or hiking trails as they love the outdoors. Dr. McMurry enjoys freediving, spearfishing, hunting, and sailing in his spare time.
Tammy received her RN degree from the Baptist School of Health Professions in San Antonio, Texas. She has over 15 years of experience in the health care field. She looks forward to building real relationships with her patients and providing excellent care.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children outdoors and at the beach. She is a dedicated homeschool mom who loves introducing her children to the wonderful culture of this island.