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Emiko Ishihara, DO

4.8 out of 5 (182 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.

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Patient Comments (53)

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.

  • I was seen in a timely manner & the nurse mentioned the provider was running late, she gave me my shot before I met with the provider instead of after so I would be finished sooner. From start to finish (my appointment was for a physical), I was back in my car in an hour. I have ben very happy with Dr. Ishihara, so much so I recommended her to a friend & my daughter whom are now both her patients.

  • Everything was done very well. Good experience.

  • This office has proper staffing and doesn't get overwhelmed. Very well run.

  • Dr. Ishihara is amazing and I am so grateful that she is my primary care physician. I live 45 minutes away which makes it a hassle to commute to Southcoast providers but I am willing to do so to have access to Dr. Ishihara. She is a gem!

  • To be a little quicker on the time waited a long time to see the dr.but this is the first time it's ever happen since I been going to this office!!! So it is a good ratio!!!!

  • The nurse that brought me to the room was very pleasant. The doctor I love because she explains things so I understan and will always listen to hear you 1st

  • office staff very professional, I was seen on time ,office clean .No complaints

  • Dr Ishihara expresses interest and concern when needed. She listens so well and make you feel calm and like there are no wrong answers to any questions. When asked for her opinion she will give it in a round about way that stresses importance of good health practices.

  • My Dr., Emiko Ishihara is excellent. Very knowledgeable, kind and caring. She listens and respects my concerns. I couldn't have a better GP.

  • Friendly staff, love DR Ishihara she is one of the best and sweetest personable MD's I've ever had.

  • The front office staff is very friendly and efficient. The medical staff assistance are also very efficient and kind and welcoming. Dr. Ishihara is one of the best, and I love being her patient! She is very thoughtful and smart and so easy to talk to. She makes me feel like I'm being listened to and that my concerns are validated. I have a colorful health history, and I trust that I am being taken care of very well with she and her staff.

  • Dr. Ishihara is a wonderful doctor, she's very kind and really takes an interest in her patients

  • I absolutely love that Dr. ishihara not only cares about myself n my medical needs but always asks about my granddaughters that i raise as well.

  • Can't improve, except to clone her!

  • Outstanding attention from Dr. Ishihara. I felt that I was provided with excellent medical care.

  • Dr.Isihara is the first doctor in a long time besides [Name]and [Name] , that have actually listened and shown genuine concern . I'm extremely impressed and very happy that she is my Dr now .

  • Dr. Ishihara discussed and answered all my questions. She also gave me helpful printed materials. Her staff were very helpful in setting up lab and specialist appointments for me before leaving the office. A very good visit.

  • Dr. Ishihara Is an amazing Dr. She is extremely smart and knowledgeable, always offering her expertise and knows what alternative methods to use to treat conditions and symptoms. I would highly recommend her to anyone as she is absolutely the best Dr. I have had.

  • Dr. Ishihara was by far the best medical professional I have ever seen within your group. Other Drs. should be taking training and ques from her. That was by far the most productive and respectful appointment I've ever had with a medical professional. Please hire more people like her!

  • My doctor is amazing. I was felling stressed with my symptoms, the doctor put me at ease and promised that she would get to a point of feeling well. Very good communication and care WOW.

  • The staff was AMAZING!! From the lovely front desk staff, the MA's the LPNs, the MD & office manager. They treated me as though I were one of their own!! Above & Beyond across the board!!

  • Thank you! Great doctor!

  • Hello, everything went very well, which is nice, so I have no complaints. Thank you. Bye. Bye.

  • Dr. Ishihara is wonderful, I feel as though she cares very much about my health and goals and is constantly following up and working with me so that I may reach my health goal. I am very comfortable with her and actually enjoy and look forward to my appointments. I am very grateful that she joined your team just when I was looking for a new doctor to switch from Hawthorn. Thank you.

  • I am very happy and satisfied with Dr. Isihara. She takes the time to listen to everything I say. Gives me feed back suggestions. Asks plenty of questions. Does take her time with me. I like that..

  • The whole office is extremely helpful. Dr. Ishihara goes above and beyond to listen to me and show that she not only cares, but most importantly, listens. I wonder how many days she works beyond her expected work day to accomplish this. I expect a lot and I hope she is suitably compensated for this and that someone is looking out for her just as much as she looks out for her patients. The same goes for the nurses and staff. One girl at the front test, I wish I knew her name, was absolutely delightful and helpful in trying to get me scheduled with a dermatologist. I mean these are the type of people that you wish you could give a big hug to if it weren't inappropriate to the patient/provider relationship... and, you know, COVID. To all involved, please accept a figurative hug, high five, low five, and/or whatever might bring joy to your day. It's well deserved.

  • Just answered all the questions …that's why

  • Physician was personable, but would appreciate a little bit less of a wait time. Thank you.

  • Dr Ishihara is a phenomenal doctor who listens with patience and kindness and explains things in detail. Never rushes with you and makes you feel heard. You can tell how much she genuinly cares about everyone. Best doctor everu00A0

  • Ishihara was thorough, respectful, caring and professional.

  • Dr. Ishihara is an excellent communicator and listener; she is highly organized, and conscientious. Dr. Ishihara provides quality medical care, and I am receiving the best health care as well as good outcomes.

  • Dr. Ishihara is a wonderful doctor. She truly cares and listens to all of my concerns. She always has great advice and makes an effort to come up with a plan for any of my health concerns with treatments that I feel comfortable with.

  • Dr. Ishihara is by far the best PCP I've had and being 67 I have a few to compare her to. She answers my questions and explains things very well. She is open to my feelings about the options that may be available regarding my care. Dr. Ishihara is always positive.

  • Dr Ishihara is amazing. She really listens to you and is willing to think outside the box

  • Excellent doctor. You need to improve your ability to get current patients in for a sick visit. I was sick recently. I was told I had to get a COVID test before I could come in. I got a COVID test and it was negative. I called the office again and was told I couldn't get in to see a doctor in a timely manner. I had to go to an urgent care clinic which I think was completely unacceptable.

  • 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!

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