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Tokyo Primary Care - 'where all three words ring true 'Tokyo - Primary - Care'

Tokyo

Tokyo Primary Care is the brainchild of Dr Joe Kurosu M.D, and his clinic is a top rank medical international clinic "providing primary care services to the local and foreign resident communities" that truly lives up to it's name. The "Tokyo" you may have heard of and be quite familiar with, and even at home here, as TPC caters to and provides first class medical services for both short term and long term residents.

The clinic itself is located on the main Chazawa Dori ('Dori' means street) in Shimokitazawa and is within 5 walking minutes from Shimokitazwa Station. This is the station where the Odakyu and Inokashira Lines intersect. Coming from Shinjuku on the Odakyu line an express train for Shimokitazawa is the second stop and takes 7 minutes. Coming from Shibuya, Shimokitaza Station is on the Inokashira LIne and by express train it is the first stop and only takes 4 minutes.

Tokyo Primary Care is within 5 minutes walk from 'Shimo' (as we locals here like to call it). Look for the 'Ken Building'. Take the elevator on the right side of the building and TCS is the whole third floor. You are there from the second you step from the elevator!

The "Primary" is apt because whether something has been bothering you for some time or if you suddenly have pain then this is the right place to to get up and go to. There is an appointment system but 'walk-ins' are possible. Another primary advantage is that they will accept the Japanese National Insurance card as well as accepting all the top international private insurances: "For those without NHI, services are provided on a fee-for-service basis. Cash and most major credit cards are accepted. We also have direct billing arrangements with a limited number of insurance carriers, including Cigna International, MetLife, GeoBlue, and HTH Worldwide. Co-pays and deductibles may apply for these carriers."

Primary

Tokyo Primary Care is within 5 minutes walk from 'Shimo' (as we locals here like to call it). Look for the 'Ken Building'. Take the elevator on the right side of the building and TCS is the whole third floor. You are there from the second you step from the elevator!

The "Primary" is apt because whether something has been bothering you for some time or if you suddenly have pain then this is the right place to to get up and go to. There is an appointment system but 'walk-ins' are possible. Another primary advantage is that they will accept the Japanese National Insurance card as well as accepting all the top international private insurances: "For those without NHI, services are provided on a fee-for-service basis. Cash and most major credit cards are accepted. We also have direct billing arrangements with a limited number of insurance carriers, including Cigna International, MetLife, GeoBlue, and HTH Worldwide. Co-pays and deductibles may apply for these carriers."

Care

The "Care" is self evident from the moment you enter the clinic. The friendly efficient receptionist is fully bilingual and will help you sign in. The nurses are also bilingual and will conduct an 'intake' to hear what is ailing you or your children. Dr Kurosu himself is one of the gentlest, knowledgeable doctors in Japan. He conducts 'mother and child' service in the afternoons and sees all patients between 09.00 to 12.30 and 14.30 to 18.00 Monday through Friday. He also sees patients on Saturday mornings from 09 to 12.30. Dr Kurosu is a graduate of both Tokyo and Stanford University Hospitals and is licensed as a physician both in Japan and in the United States.

There are many other very positive reasons for receiving treatment from Tokyo Primary Care. I will mention just one more and leave the very stylish website to help you with any and all questions you may have. The team at TPC team have written an invaluable 'otc' (over-the-counter medication handbook). You can download it free from the website on and formatted on A5 sized paper and it is an invaluable manual for anyone with children.

Dr Joe Kurosu - Tokyo Primary Care - none better - for you and your families primary care needs. TPC website: http://pctclinic.com TEL: 03-5432-7177

2-1-16-3F Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0031

by Andrew Grimes

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