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Emiko Ishihara, DO

4.9 out of 5 (178 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Pediatrics / Primary Care

About Emiko Ishihara

Dr. Ishihara earned her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT and completed a Post-Baccalaureate Health Profession Program at the University of California in Berkley, CA.  She earned her degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA.  Dr. Ishihara earned a Master of Public Health in Population Medicine and completed her residency in Family and Preventive Medicine at Loma University in Loma Linda, CA.

Dr. Ishihara is board eligible by the American Board of Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. She also holds certification in Lifestyle Medicine Core Competency and X (Suboxone) Waiver.

While in residency training, Dr. Ishihara was the founder of several programs; Employee Wellness Program and the Farmers Market Advisory Committee at SACHS (FQHC) Clinic in San Bernardino, CA, Family Preventive Medicine Livin’ It Program at Loma University and the Loma Linda Osteopathic Group.

Her clinical interests include palliative and hospice care, employee wellness programs, HIV/AIDS management, weight management and diabetes prevention, osteopathic manipulation, acupressure and lifestyle medicine. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, opera, fine teas, and creative play with her daughter.

It is her mission:  “To practice whole-person care for all patients through personalized holistic medicine, advocacy, and community engagement.” 


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

49 State Road Pequot Building, Ste 204
Dartmouth, MA 02747

P: 508-973-2206

Get Directions 41.6358677 -70.9641398

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (37)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Great experience first time with this provider. I felt safe in the office and my questions were all answered during my visit. Office staff were great!

  • She listens and is trying to help me feel better!

  • The nurse removing wax from my ears was friendly, knowledgeable, and kept me informed about what she was doing.Dr. Ishihara takes time with me, is a good listener, attentive to my health concerns, and offers constructive advice to deal with my medical issues.The office staff were polite, helpful in setting up new appts and efficient. Overall, a very positive experience. This is my first year with this practice and I couldn't be more pleased with my care from dr. Ishihara and the support staff.

  • I switched doctors recently and will never regret it. Coming here was the best decision I've ever made for my health

  • This office is just the best

  • Dr. Ishihara has always been the kind of doctor that cares about her patients mind, body and soul. She listens and does not just talk at you and run out of the room as a lot of Southcoast providers do, unfortunately. You need many more providers like her. Younger, with a more contemporary approach. Not the old school doctors who just want to keep throwing pills at you. She is fantastic and I wish there were more of her for your other patients!

  • It was a great visit. She is attentive, engaging and helpful.

  • I believe that my doctor knows whats best for me

  • Dr. Ishahara ALWAYS takes the time to listen. She responds with reasonable treatment options and suggestions.

  • Dr. Ishihara is the best!

  • Very conscientious, professional, respectful and informative… the Dr, nurse and front desk at checkout!!

  • Everyone was very friendly and kind, my health successes were noticed and applauded, the provider conducted a thorough exam.

  • Hi. Dr. Ishihara is the best doctor I have ever had. She listened to me today. I had a lot of concerns and she listened intently to me and my husband and really, really helped me feel better about what was possibly going to happen to me. And I can't say enough about her. She's just wonderful. I think she's one of the best doctors ever that I've ever had and I'm proud to call her my doctor. And I trust her and I trust everything she says. And if she doesn't know the answer, she will find somebody who does. And to me that's ... that's a really, really good doctor. She's tries ... she's trying to help me. And I could tell by the concern on her face that she was really, really trying to help me. And*

  • This provider, really listen to me and took her time to explain things in understand me and made me feel as if I was partners in my healthcare.

  • Everything was good

  • Dr.Ishihara is so warm and kind, very sweet to my mother with Alzheimer's and is extremely thorough with her

  • Had a good experience. Can't think of anything to improve

  • Dr Ishihara & staff were all beyond attentive and professional! Thank you for the high quality care, amazing team! Thank You!

  • Dr. Ishihara has always been accessible to assist me with any concerns I may have regarding my health, as well as any treatments that are available. I would highly recommend her as a primary care physician.

  • Kindest and most humble doctor I've met so far. Very concerned about my health, and no judgement!

  • Great experience. Dr Ishihara was kind, listened, and provided me all of the information to stay informed about my heath. Provided the most up to date info about my health concerns and made me feel at ease.

  • The support staff were courteous and attentive as well as patient.

  • Very well.

  • Very attentive and listened to my concerns- Dr.Ishihara and [Name] were excellent- I am so grateful to Southcoast for having such caring and informative professionals- Thank you!

  • Very good people and it's nice that I have a doctor and staff that doesn't treat me like cattle or a paycheck like so many others do

  • Dr Ishihara and her staff are amazing!!! She is the first PCP I've ever truly trusted... she is an unbelievable asset to Southcoast. And thank you again. [Name]

  • Just this provider was professional, caring, knowledgeable and on time. very, very professional. I really enjoyed the visit.

  • Dr Is hahaha is very attentive and tuned in.

  • I met with the doctor on Tuesday the 27th. She said she was to send in three scripts to the pharmacy. She verified the pharmacy. I went today and they did not receive the scripts. This happens frequently to me and it is frustrating. I think the office is well ran and the doctor great but the meds issue is very frustrating

  • Everyone in the office that I have had contact with has been courteous, respectful, and considerate. I have always been provided with an opportunity to ask questions, and the responses to my questions by my health care provider have been clear and informative.

  • I was seen right away ,staff are friendly in a professional way and they are great at explaining things in a way I can understand

  • Dr Ishihara is just wonderful and has empathy for my situation.

  • Taking time to talk with the patient and not rushing them out makes it seem like the patient is someone the provider cares for and not someone who is a burden. Hard to find in a doctor. Dr. Ishihara is amazing in this regard as well as being clearly up to date with current events via medical publications.

  • Dr. Ishihara is fabulous, we are new to each other, relatively speaking. So, I think there's still a journey to discovery but she has been instrumental in development of what I'm going through. So, I think so far so good and I look forward to continuing my health service with her.

  • Excellent service. Caring staff. Very helpful. Very informed

  • Dr. Ishihara is the best doctor I've had. She's patient and extremely understanding. I've had really negative experiences with GPs in the past who just didn't listen to my concerns. Dr. Ishihara put me completely at ease.

  • You guys have been very helpful throughout the past years I've been coming to the appointment and I'm very grateful for you guys availability and I appreciate everything that you guys do, and I look forward to continuing working with you guys. And thank you so much. Have a good day.

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