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Emiko Ishihara, DO

4.8 out of 5 (194 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:

  1. 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 (51)

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 thought this was one of the best visits I've ever had to a doctor. Very professional, very nice, very polite, very detailed, listened to what I had to say, and overall, very appreciative of the appointment itself. From not only the physician that I saw, but also from all the support staff, from the person taking blood and front desk reception and everything.

  • Very understanding, knowledgeable & efficient team! I also greatly appreciate the speed at which my concerns are always dealt with. Thank you!!

  • The staff was great the doctor was wonderful I really liked her this is my first time seeing her the only issue I would have that could be improved on as they put me in an office right away but then it was about a half hour 45 minutes or so before I even got to see the doctor that would be the only thing I think could be improved upon other than that everything was great

  • The doctors and nurse practitioners are excellent. However, trying to make an appointment or there being any availability is a joke. They do not seem to have any availability whatsoever. The front office staff does not know what the doctor's availability is, and when they do, it's next to nothing. A lot of improvement and has slipped drastically in the last couple of years. Big room for improvement. Have a great day.

  • My visit today was great - the doctor is so professional and went above and beyond taking so much time to help me. She is just so great and your practice is lucky to have her!

  • Dr Ishihara was fantastic. She listened, was responsive, proactive and very thorough. More so than some of my former appointments with other providers there.

  • Doctor was excellent staff was excellent

  • She was very thorough and listened to my concerns as well.

  • Dr. Ishihara and the Nurse who assisted her provided me with the most professional, curteous and kind care during my recent visit. Dr. Ishihara was thorough in her examination of me and comprehensive in her responses to all my questions.

  • I needed a last minute appointment and was accommodated. I was having concerns when I called and the nurse I spoke with on the phone was very knowledgeable and thorough. Everyone in this office is wonderful.

  • I really liked dr. Ishahara. I would see her as a primary if that was possible. Great appointment

  • Dr. Ishihara was exceptional!She was knowledgeable and personable. This is what all doctors should be like. Thank you so much Dr. Ishihara

  • She was very thorough and took the time to listen to me.

  • They were nice and helpful on my visit thank you

  • Great provider really listened and showed compassion.

  • Dr oshihara was great thanks southcoast :)

  • Dr. Ishihara is a great listener, knowledgeable, and she didn't rush me. I liked her very much and felt she was thorough and caring. I would choose to see her again whenever my primary physician is not available.

  • Everyone was professional, kind, and courteous. Meeting this doctor for the first time was a pleasure. She listened, and suggested. I would definitely not hesitate to see her in the future if my primary doctor was not available.

  • I was able to ge an appointment on the day that I call at a time that worked for me.

  • Dr was empathetic and helpful.

  • DR EMIKO ISHIHARA was wonderful. Clearly, she knew my personal health background before she came in to meet with me, even though I was not her patient. She was thorough in her diagnosis and explanation of my treatment regimen.Kudos to Dr. Ishihara for being such a great physician! South Coast is extremely lucky to have such a skilled doctor!

  • I felt listened too, and had enough time to talk about my needs. Dr and staff was kind and communicated well and efficiently.

  • My regular PCP was did mot have any openings so I saw Dr Ishihara.She was amazing. She was friendly and attentive and had reviewed my chart prior to entering . She explained her treatment plan and drugs prescribed When my husband became ill today and again our PCP didn't have any openings I suggested he see Dr Ishihara and he too found her very good

  • I saw Dr. Isha, phenomenal Dr. She is always pleasant and very helpful.

  • The Dr was compassionate and knew exactly what I needed to get well

  • I requested an appointment to be seen by a doctor because I had been sick for a while with a cough and wheezing for a while. From my first talk with the nurse to getting in to see a doctor was excellent. They were empathetic and their focus was getting me to feel better! I am so appreciative!

  • She was very empathetic & sincere in what I was going through. Very Professional

  • Always kind and caring

  • The only thing that I can mention is that to get to X-ray from provider I was able to walk through a corridor, but to get back to exit where my car was parked I had to walk outside the length of the building.

  • This Dr. Was on top of the. Situation she asked really good questions that helped us get a better understanding of the problem. She was very clear about next steps. She is empathetic and kind. Her professionalism and knowledge were impressive.

  • The physician assistant [Name] and the doctor were very thorough. Explained everything they were very pleasant didn't feel like I was just a number.

  • Everything!!! Thank you very successful appointment with much patience.

  • Didn't really do enough testing for my symptoms

  • u00A0Was great. Professional and pleasant.

  • The doctor that I seen was very compassionate understanding and took care of every bit of my needs I would like to Thank her [Name] [Name]

  • Prompt,professional caring and friendly.

  • Both the medical assistant [Name] [Name] and Dr I were very knowledgeable and meticulous. They both washed their hands , wore gloves and took good care of me.

  • I did not have a scheduled appointment, when I called they took me in right away. The doctor that took me ( not my primary) was very thorough,she took her time in examining me and prescribing an antibiotic she thought would be best to help my situation.

  • The physician was thorough, caring, and interested in problem solving. I felt like a partner in my care, and had confidence in the plan of care.

  • The doctor to my understanding is currently a float at South Coast.I have been coming to this practice for over 20 years and 11 days ago and yesterday I was unable to get a same day appointment for a sick call. Dr. Ishihara was excellent, listened to me and explained the treatment plan very well.

  • I was seen by a physician that I had never met before. She treated me with respect and understanding. She mad the effort to be sure she understood what my health issue was. She was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what was going on and how to correct the problem.

  • The doctor I saw for the the first time was amazing. She was kind and compassionate and answered all my questions. Very pleased and would definitely see her again

  • This was my first visit here. Dr Ishihara was wonderful. If all the doctors and staff in this practice are as good, caring, thorough and timely I will be very happy coming here for my healthcare.

  • Everything went great! Staff was so great and Dr ishihara is just the best doctor ever. Can't say enough nice things about her and how hard she works to get to the root of any issues . Just a genuine doctor and human! I couldn't have been more pleased with my visit .

  • All staff were respectful and knowledgeable.

  • The provider was amazing. Kind ,knowledgeable , communicated well. The system however is awful it takes forever to get a physical appointment . My appointment and provided were changed 3 times.

  • This doctor was not my regular doctor since the office cancelled my appointment with my regular doctor and rescheduled it with this provider. Even though she was not familiar with my history, I was pleased with the visit. I would consider seeing this provider again.

  • The doctor I saw on the 24th was absolutely wonderful. She made me feel comfortable. She showed concern. She was compassionate and I can't say enough about that doctor. What a wonderful experience, thank you.

  • Every one in this drs are under standing explain everything to me love this south coast drs office people all staff thank you for caring for your patients

  • Everything was handled extremely well. Questions that I asked were answered to the fullest. I'm very satisfied how everything went.


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