St. Luke's International Hospital Branch Clinic, St. Luke's MediLocus

General Internal Medicine

Recent advances in medicine are progressively creating new subdivisions of expertise in medical fields. In reality, however, we see more patients with multiple medical conditions, requiring medical specialists to cooperate with other specialists in order to provide accurate diagnoses and treatments.
That is why primary care becomes vital in providing a comprehensive and friendly service for wide variety of symptoms. St Luke’s MediLocus General Internal Medicine department is dedicated to serve you as your primary care physician.

Recent advances in medicine are progressively creating new subdivisions of expertise in medical fields. In reality, however, we see more patients with multiple medical conditions, requiring medical specialists to cooperate with other specialists in order to provide accurate diagnoses and treatments.
That is why primary care becomes vital in providing a comprehensive and friendly service for wide variety of symptoms. St Luke’s MediLocus General Internal Medicine department is dedicated to serve you as your primary care physician.

Symptoms for which patients can be treated
at General Internal Medicine

  • We see patients with a wide range of complaints and symptoms.
  • Symptoms for which we are not equipped to treat patients include trauma and other wounds, bone fractures and sprains, and for these, you should please visit the Orthopedics department of another hospital.

Medical Examination Schedule

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
AM Honda
Miyashita
Honda
Miyashita
Honda Honda Honda (The 1st・3rd week)
Miyashita (The 2nd・4th week)
PM Miyashita Honda Miyashita Honda Miyashita
Deshpande
Honda (The 1st・3rd week)
Miyashita (The 2nd・4th week)

Staff Introduction

Director, St. Luke’s MediLocus Kazufumi Honda

Message

“General Internal Medicine” covers an extremely wide field, and we sometimes encounter very complicated cases in this field; however, we closely cooperate with other highly specialized experts, whom we can consult whenever necessary during our daily quest to provide only the best medical care possible to every individual. My particular specialty is in the field of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and I can therefore provide extensive treatment for hormone-related diseases like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, thyroid disorders, etc. I also have wide experience with psychosomatic disorders, and always endeavor to provide the best clinical care from a comprehensive medical viewpoint to benefit those working in this highly stressful environment of constant occupation.

Yumi Miyashita

Message

One of the main roles of this clinic is to support the health management of people working in the Otemachi district. To manage lifestyle-related disorders, which show increasing onset rates from around age 40, consultations on nutrition and diet are provided by a dietician, while highly specialized diagnostic devices are available to narrow down suspected disease conditions. In case the need arises to be hospitalized or undergo more specialized consultations at other clinical departments, close cooperation with St. Luke’s International Hospital ensures smooth follow-up and comprehensive care. Please contact our department of General Internal Medicine anytime if you have any symptoms or concerns, irrelevant of whether there is an association with lifestyle-related disorders. We can serve the role of your home doctor where you have your initial consultation.

Gautam A. Deshpande

Message

I am a U.S.-trained and U.S.-board certified Internal Medicine physician committed to ensuring that foreign patients visiting or living in Japan can access and enjoy the technologically advanced, high-quality, and safe care for which Japan is known. With a focus on general care of adults, I believe that quality of life is maximized when patients partner with a caring primary care physician—whether for acute health needs, care of chronic conditions, or preventive healthcare. As a generalist, I care for individuals with primary care conditions across a wide spectrum of organ systems, including allergy, infectious disease, gastrointestinal medicine, dermatology, respiratory medicine, and endocrinology, as well as non-invasive orthopedics, ENT, urology, and more. As I know foreign patients living in Japan can have unique health needs, I am happy to consult on second opinions and can help patients find the right English-speaking specialist for optimal care of more advanced conditions.

Specialties: General internal medicine, primary care, and diagnostic care for patients 15 years old and above.

Main diseases/disorders treated

  • Internal medicine conditions in general
  • Other symptoms for which we treat patients include hayfever, insomnia, etc.
  • Bladder infections are treated, but specialized tests/treatment of urinary disorders and sexually transmitted diseases cannot be performed.
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