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【Super Clinic】Koishikawa International Clinic Consultation guide for patient


Methods of medical consultation

Located in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward, Koishikawa International Clinic is run by a specialist for international patients. Accessible from Tokyo and Ueno Stations, the clinic can be visited for consultations, but also offers online medical services and house calls.

Click here to see Director Akihiko Kawai.

Visiting clinic

Doctors provide direct medical care for a wide range of diseases and concerns.

Dr. Kawai, who spent many years practicing as a cardiovascular surgeon at a university hospital in the United States, is fluent in English. Interpreters are available for languages other than English.

In addition to consultations on chronic illnesses and physical conditions, doctors can also help with health problems such as worsening health conditions during travel. A letter of referral to a university hospital will be issued if necessary. Please make an appointment in advance to come. Please contact EAJ.

Online medical care services (including drug prescriptions)

A Patient can receive medical care from Japanese doctors at his/her home or place of stay overseas without having to come to the clinic.

<Flow of Online Medical Care Services>

①Contact EAJ to make an appointment

②Payment by credit card from the place where a patient is staying

③Medical treatment via online conference system (interpreter also participates online)

④Prescription of medicine if necessary

※Depending on the patient’s location, the clinic will either deliver the prescription drugs, arrange for them to be picked up at the nearest pharmacy from where they are staying, or arrange for them to be shipped overseas. ※Please be aware that some drugs cannot be prescribed only through online medical care services.

<Compliance with Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare guidelines on online medical care services>

Koishikawa International Clinic has completed the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)-designated online medical practice training course, as stipulated by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s “Guidelines for the Appropriate Implementation of Online Medical Practice”. The completion of this training is also required for medical treatment for foreign visitors to Japan who are not covered by the National Health Insurance.

House call service to hotels

For those who have sudden health problems during the night.

A doctor equipped with an emergency kit will go to the hotel to provide medical care for the patient if he/she is staying in Tokyo.

In some cases, infectious disease testing and drug prescriptions can be performed on the spot. For reservations, please contact.

Contents of medical consultation

Consultation for Pre-existing Diseases and Concerns

・Lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and gout

・General internal medicine

・Second opinion

・Other (vaccinations, vaccines, etc.)

Sudden worsening of health

・Sudden fever, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, joint pain, etc.

・Adult and pediatric general illnesses

・Minor trauma

Health assessment and anti-aging

Lox-index (risk of atherosclerosis)

A blood sample will be collected and results will be available in one week, and the doctors will explain remotely. The quality of cholestorol and the condition of the vascular wall will be determined. Depending on the problems identified, lifestyle guidance and medications are prescribed.

AminoIndex (cancer screening)

A blood sample will be collected and results are available in 10 days to 2 weeks.

Supercomputer analyses cancer patient-specific patterns of essential amino acids. Cancers that can be examined: stomach, lung, colon, pancreas, prostate, mammary gland, uterus, ovary

CanTect (cancer gene test)

A blood sample will be collected and the results will be available in three weeks. Instead of examining the susceptibility to cancer inherited from parents, CanTect examines the activity level of genes stimulating cancer growth and the breakdown of cancer-suppressor genes resulting from lifestyle and other factors.

SYMGRAM (colon flora)/online support available

A stool test kit will be shipped or given to you. The test result sheet will include specific information on risk diseases, foods, and other measures.

Weight Loss Drugs (Rybelsus)/Online support available

Drugs used to treat diabetes are used to stimulate insulin secretion and reduce sugar absorption. Follow-up through online medical care will be provided so a patient can take the drug with peace of mind.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, subtle changes and disorders in the body are considered “pre-symptomatic.”  The concept is to prevent the onset of full-blown disease by dealing with them at an early stage. As a countermeasure for this “pre-symptomatic” stage, an approach is taken to regulate the physical condition through the use of Chinese herbal medicine.