When you move to Japan with kids one of your top priorities is to find a Tokyo English speaking pediatricians. Luckily for us, there is an increasing number of skilled pediatricians in Tokyo to choose. Below is a list of seven Tokyo based English speaking pediatricians that my friends and I have used over the past 14 years.
Tokyo English Speaking Pediatricians
Choosing a doctor is a personal decision based on many decision factors. This list below should guide you in the right direction, but the final decision on which doctor you use is yours alone.
There are many English speaking pediatricians in large hospitals, but usually you need Japanese language to reach that doctor, so I have focused mainly on smaller clinics.
Also, if you have other English-speaking pediatricians to recommend please email me at the contact form or submit below in the comment section. Hopefully, this information will be helpful for you and your family!
English Speaking Tokyo Pediatricians and General Physicians
listed alphabetically； * JNHI (Japanese National Health Insurance)
#1 Che, Karl (Dr.) *does not accept JNHI
Clinic: The National Medical Clinic
Address: 5-16-11-202 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Office Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 11:30; Monday – Friday 13:30 – 16:45
Background: Pediatrics & Neonatology; graduate of Seoul National Univ., College of Medicine, 1983
#2. Izumi, Sakuma (Dr.) * accepts JNHI
Clinic: Flow East Clinic
Address: 5-10-24 7th Floor Minamiazabu Minato-ku
Office Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:30 – 11:00, Monday, Wednesday- Friday 15:00 – 18:15
Background: Graduated from Fukushima Medical university, Resident at Tokyo Women’s Medical University Pediatrics
#3. Kurosu, Joe (Dr.) * accepts JNHI
Clinic: Primary Care Tokyo
Address: Urbanity Shimokitazawa 3F, 2-1-16 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 18:00; Saturday 9:00 – 12:30
Background: He received his MD from Yale University and also trained at the UCLA Medical Center. He maintains practicing licenses both in the U.S. and Japan
#4. Lomax, Tom (Dr. ) *does not accept JNHI
Clinic: Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic
Address: 3-4-30 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Office Hours: Monday -Friday 9:00 – 16:30; Saturday 9:00 – 12:00
Background: Graduated from London university (Royal Free) in 2000 and worked in Surgery and Emergency Medicine for five years in St Georges Hospital, London. Is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and consults in English or Japanese.
#5. Mikasa, Grant (Dr.) *does not accept JNHI
Clinic: American Tokyo Clinic (he is also at the Tokyo Midtown Medical Clinic once a week)
Address: No.1 Niikura Building 3F, 1-7-4 Akasaka, Minatoku, Tokyo
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00-12:00 15:00-18:00
Background: Graduate of Teikyo University School of Medicine. Attended Yokohama International School, and graduated from St. Mary’s 1983. Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians
#6. Suzuki, Ryoichi (Dr.) * accepts JNHI
Address: Shinomiya building 2nd fl, 2-14-19 Yutenji, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6914-8555 (staff does not speak English, but Dr. Suzuki does)
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 19:00; Wednesday 0:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00; Saturday 9:00 – 14:00
Background: Graduated from Nihon University
website: http://kumasan-cl.com/ (Japanese language only website)
#7. Tsutsui, Isao (Dr.) *does not accept JNHI
Clinic: Hiroo International Clinic
Address: BARBIZON34 BLDG 7F, 4-14-6 Minamiazabu Minato-ku, Tokyo
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 -12:00 and 1:00 – 17:30; Saturday 9:00 – 13:00
Background: University of Southern California School of Medicine, Livingston Reproductive Biology Laboratory, UCLA School of Medicine, Internal Medicine internship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Internal Medicine residency, Moses H. Cone Hospital
Tokyo English Speaking Pediatricians
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