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Emiko Ishihara, DO

4.7 out of 5 (225 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Primary Care

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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.” 


Emiko practices 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

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Patient Comments (42)

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  • Considering the medical outpatient world has had to adapt to telehealth medicine and this was my first visit with this practice, I feel that I was treated with kindness and respect. All were very patient and informative. I look forward to working with you again. Thank you for your help. May you all stay as healthy as possible.

  • Under the current state of affairs with not being seen in person everyone was timely, friendly, and helpful.I am a new patient to The Dr I spoke with today. Even though it couldn't be as thorough as in person and I was glad I made the switch as a new PCP.

  • Seeing me to answer questions and help with a medical issue during a pandemic is amazing.

  • I have absolutely no complaints.

  • Had a great experience with Dr.Ishihara

  • Everyone is absolutely amazing! They are always very helpful and knowledgeable and im always seen very quickly. The Dr is so wonderful and helpful and really listens to me.

  • You were there and provided my care

  • Dr Ishihara really listens and is very compassionate, she has helped me with so much in the short time I have been with her. I am very pleased with her care , and the office staff are very proffessional.

  • Awesome experience

  • She listens! She cares! I feel heard for the first time in years. Thank you Dr. Isihara

  • Nothing at this time I’m very satisfied with my provider

  • I was extremely impressed by my new doctor. She listened better than most any doctor I've ever had. I feel very happy with my experience today.

  • The Dr. was so kind to my mother, she has dementia and Dr. Ishihara was so gracious and kind, couldn’t have asked for more.

  • Dr. Ishihara was very kind, very courteous, explained everything to me well, even went beyond ... you know ... what I came in there for - to make sure I was feeling well and I really appreciated that.

  • Dr. Ishihara is very attentive, and truly listens to your concerns.

  • Dr. Ishihara was the first doctor that I’ve had that actually listened to my concerns and addressed my concerns in a caring and understanding way. I would recommend her to anyone, and I just had my mom look into switching

  • This was a first time visit and the entire experience was very positive. I suggest that signs directing patients to the proper exit be displayed prominently.

  • I’m very happy with the service very good

  • First time drs. Lovw my new docter emickolshihara

  • First visit, loved the doctor, she was easy to speak with and thorough. Had blood work done and the were great also.

  • Provider is really nice , listened carefully and have a good suggestion, friendly and me and my husband are comfortable with her, very informative.

  • Very pleased and happy to have Dr Ishihara as new pcp

  • Everything is just perfect!

  • Very friendly attentive and helpful love the office girls and the entire staff thank you

  • I really liked Dr. Ishihara. She did answer all my questions and help me, but she was rushed. She felt that I had that... she came to me a little late and she was already late for her next patient, so she scheduled me another appointment since this was just my get acquainted visit.

  • I I think the timing going to the doctor's office was amazing. I think the wait time was amazing I didn't wait any longer than 5 to 10 minutes. If that. Everyone in the office was courteous. And I think the doctor is excellent because you can Tell she's concerning caring and a good listener. She seems to know what she's doing and she helps with whatever issues that are going on with me. And I really appreciate that. I haven't seen a doctor like that in a long time.

  • Dr. Ishihara is the best Primary Care Physician I have ever had in my life... She is knowledgeable and friendly I'm extremely thankful I found her..

  • Dr. Ishihara shows a pronounced level of interpersonal skills, juxtaposed with doctoral professionalism that has truly made me feel like I was talking to a caring friend instead of just a doctor.

  • Dr ishihara is very compassionate and knowledgeable!

  • As always a wonderful experience

  • First time seeing dr ishihara and she has been THe best doctor I have had! She listens!! Most doctors don’t they like to push you! She don’t! She’s awesome

  • I was very pleased with the service provided to me. They were courteous and professional. I would highly recommend them

  • Shes very nice,,polite what I love.she listen to me very will.she got me as a keeper

  • You have a well office staff and medical staff

  • Doctor Ishihara is very personable. Very pleasant and explains everything to me in detail and she's great. She's just great. I can't say enough good things about her. Thank you.

  • A great hire. Her values aligned with mine and I’m glad the Dr Ishihara is a part of the practice.

  • Listened to me

  • She was perfect

  • Dr Ishihara is one of the best PCPs I've ever had. She listens carefully, is kind and compassionate, and extremely knowledgable while remaining approachable and humble. What a gem!

  • This was a new patient/annual physical so my provider did not have my medical history yet. Otherwise she was wonderful and I'm looking forward to having her as my doctor

  • Everything was great. Can’t really think of anything to improve on.

  • First visit for new primary. I have a lot of history so she had to take more time going through my records but dealt with some primary concerns and I have another visit very soon

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