are shown in the table above (From Mon. through Sun.).
*Open till 13:00 on Sat.
No consultation day : Wed. Sun. National holidays
#201 Proceed bldg. 2-1-10 Okamoto, Kamakura, Kanagawa 247-0072
Five-minute walk from the station(west exit)
Going out the South (Tiket) Gate of JR, please proceed toward the Flower Center (West Exit).
Make your way along the overpass. A bus terminal is at the end of it. Next to it is Proceed bldg.(orange-colored).
To everyone in the region,
We are preparing to open “Ofuna SAS・DM Clinic(OSDC)”, which has medical courses of life style-related diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus(DM), Sleep Apnea Syndrome(SAS), High blood pressure or Hypercholesterolemia.
I belonged to Hokkaido University, School of Medicine, Cardiovascular, after graduation at a university, and engaged in emergency medicine for acute myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, cardiac incompetency, and in outpatient care for life style-related diseases such as heart diseases including irregular pulse et al, High blood pressure, DM, Hypercholesterolemia, mainly in Hokkaido for more than ten years.
However, due to busyness and neglect of my health in everyday life, I myself became critically ill and was forced to spend whole my time in bed. I went into hospital and had operations several times, and did an outpatient visit as a patient. Meanwhile, I received voices of encouragement and warm supports from many medical personnel, and came to my senses and keenly realized the value.
By that time, because I lived near the hospital, carrying a pager with me for 24 hours, I couldn’t have a peace of mind. The moments I spent with my colleagues and residents were great, but very hard at the same time. When ambulances rushed into the hospital in succession, I couldn’t have a chance to return to the home. I stayed at the hospital for two or three days, and go back and forth between ICU or CCU and a duty room all the time.
I was uptight so badly that I couldn’t have enough time and clear of mind to face my patients calmly. Now, I believe it was the opportunity gods gave me as a form of illness to perceive that I couldn’t go further in that state of mind.
Thereafter, fortunately, I could start work as a doctor again, and could become a medical specialist of The Japan Diabetes Society and certified physician of Japanese Society of Sleep Research, thanks to various relationships and guidance of many seniors. In consultation, I came to be able to lend my ear to patients and encourage them with all my heart, even when they didn’t keep promises to me and the results of their inspections were not good.
Today, unfortunately, the ratios of diabetics and pre-diabetics increase in Japan with one of three people at a fast pace, and not a small number of diabetics are forced to lose their eyesight, amputate their legs, or undergo dialysis for renal failure.
I often heard their regrets such as “If I only knew sooner!” or “I wish you had warned me more intensely!” Indeed, DM is the disease that should prevent complications.
On the other hand, in SAS, a seriously ill person becomes at great risk of high blood pressure, angina, cardiac infarction or a stroke. When he or she is treated with CPAP, the risk can be decreased, but this therapy is far from ‘comfortable’.
Here in Ofuna, firstly, I will be engaged in medical treatment on DM as a whole such as diagnostics and treatment, prevention for pre-diabetics and supports for ahead sick, as a medical specialist of DM.
Secondly, I will be engaged in diagnosis of SAS, support for CPAP treatment and public relations activities on SAS, as a medical specialist of sleep.
Thirdly, I will be engaged in follow-ups of lifestyle-related diseases such as High blood pressure and Hypercholesterolemia, and circulatory organ diseases, as a circulatory organ specialist.
However, your positive attitude against these diseases and cooperation are absolutely essential for us to fully support you.
We want to contribute to your healthy living, working together with you to overcome these illnesses.
Masanori Takahashi (Director)