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Emiko Ishihara, DO

4.8 out of 5 (130 Ratings)

Specialties:

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.” 

Locations

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

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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Helpfulness of clerks and receptionists
4.8
4.8
4.9
4.7

Patient Comments (13)

  • Dr Ishihara was wonderful - I would recommend her to anyone. The staff was courteous, the physical layout and environment was ok. Dr Ishihara was the biggest strength to the whole experience

  • Everything was fine. Very pleased with care I received.

  • She spent time with me to understand my issues. I am very happy to have her as my new primary care physician.

  • Dr. Emiko Ishihara is knowledgeable, a great listener and a critical thinker. She takes into account the whole person and thinks outside the box to resolve health issues. She is a rare find and an asset to SouthCoast.

  • I am a new patient with complex medical history and my doctor is very skilled in evaluating and helping in multiple areas at once.I am very impressed with already! Excellent and compassionate care!

  • Dr. Ishihara is a natural, caring and committed physician and I look forward to working with her.

  • Excellent GP - Dr. Ishihara

  • Dr Emiko Ishihara is the best Doctor I have ever seen.I'm a New Bedford Firefighter so I'm basically in the healthcare industry.My family and I have had a bad experience with another healthcare provider. So We are so happy to have found Dr. Ishihara she is Awesome! I switched my entire family to her as our Primary Care Physician. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Ishihara. I'm completely satisfied that she will take great care of us for the foreseeable future.

  • Dr Ishihara was absolutely wonderful. What a great addition to Southcoast.

  • DR. Ishihara is phenomenal and the staff was very courteous. It's nice to have a doctor that does not run in and give you your 4 1/2 minutes and rushes out the door. She goes over everything and makes sure that you understand what is going on every step of the way. Certainly breaks the mold of what doctors have become over the last 10-15 years.

  • Dr. Ishihara is very easy to talk to. She listens to what you have to say. She does not rush you aout the door. I love her. I am so glad that I switched my primary care Dr. to Dr E. Ishihara. I will recommend her to anyone looking for a Primary care Dr.

  • Dr. Ishihara was amazing. She's incredibly relatable and asked all of the right questions and gave excellent advice. She didn't force anything on me like medications or alternative treatments and actually listened to me.

  • There is not one thing that needs improvement. Our experience was the best we have had in years. So happy to have found a knowledgeable, kind and caring doctor!

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