The philosophy of Tokaichi is to give “compassionate care” to all patients. In fact, we have been contributing to the community-based healthcare for many years. Opening “Ooyama Central Clinic” in Minami-Ashigara city is going to let us provide more service for those who need dialysis treatment, and we are willing to grow in the medical field.
Less load, high satisfaction
Our clinic has advance medical technology for the latest dialysis treatment. We do not force patients to do anything that they are uncomfortable or unwilling to do. We provide the best service to our patients. Having dialysis treatment is inconvenient, but we make sure our patients will be comfortable while having dialysis treatment.
Comprehensive service, High-quality medical treatment
The clinic offers the most advance, high quality medical treatments. Our medical team and staff are committed to provide excellent care and an outstanding medical treatment.
Our desire is to combine the medical service and the comfort of the patient’s hospital stay. Satisfying the patients will lead them to live a happier life, and we wish their happiness from the bottom of our hearts.
A greeting from medical director
My name is Kiyoshi Maeda, the medical director of DAIYUUZAN Central Clinic, and I specialize in nephrology and dialysis treatments. Our clinic Minami-Ashigara-city focuses on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
We have an internal medicine department for patients who has a cold, stomachache and other general symptoms. The clinic is easily accessible from the station. We want to be the “family doctor”, that support the local community.
The World’s Top Level Dialysis Treatment
The number of chronic dialysis patients in Japan continues to increase every year. It was over 300,000 at the end of 2011 and it has reached to 324,986 at the end of 2015. They used to say, “once you get to that point, that you need dialysis treatment, you have no hope.” that was 50 years ago.
The advancement in medical technology lets patients continue their jobs, hobbies, and to live longer and a happier life. Japan is one of the world’s finest hospitals for dialysis treatment. Our clinic provides luxurious private treatment room.Our goal is to make sure our patients are comfortable, happy and satisfy.
・Iwate Medical University Medical Department (1976)
・National Taizo Hospital (Currently: National Center for Child Health and Development)
Internal Medicine Departmnet Medical Intern (1976)
・National Taizo Hospital Internal Medicine Department Resident (1978)
・National Taizo Hospital Internal Medicine Department Physician (1979)
・National Kanagawa Hospital (Currently: National Hospital Organization KANAGAWA HOSPITAL)
Internal Medicine Medical Director (2002)
・National Hospital Organization KANAGAWA HOSPITAL
Executive Medical Manager (2007)
・National Hospital Organization KANAGAWA HOSPITAL
Deputy Chief (2010)
・Daiyuuzan Central Clinic Medical Director (2017)
・Board Certified Member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
・Specialist of Japanese Society of Nephrology
・Fellow of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
|Hospital Name||Daiyuuzan Central Clinic|
|Clinical Department||Internal Medicine|
|Location||569-4F Sekimoto, Ashigara-City
Kanagawa, Japan 250-0105
|Closest station||Daiyuzan Line, “Daiyuzan” station|
We offer transportation service.
The transportation service covers the following area. Minami-Ashigara, Oimachi, Matuda-machi, Yamakita-machi, Kaiseicho, and some parts to Odawara.
Our service provides transportation within 30 minutes driving.
Directions and Operating hours
※You can tour inside the hospital on Google Street View.
|Hours of Operation|
Sunday and Public Holidays（Hemodialysis treatment is available on holidays）
※Transportation service：The transportation service covers the following area. Minami-Ashigara, Oimachi, Matuda-machi, Yamakita-machi, Kaiseicho, and some parts to Odawara. Our service provides transportation within 30 minutes driving.
Mon – Sat Open until 10:00pm
The clinic is open at 10:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Public Holidays.
Transportation service is free. The shuttle bus will pick up patients at their house or care home and will drive the patients back to their homes after the treatment.
※The transportation service covers the following area. Minami-Ashigara, Oimachi, Matuda-machi, Yamakita-machi, Kaiseicho, and some parts to Odawara. Our service provides transportation within 30 minutes driving.
Wheelchair Transportation Service
We currently accept patients who have caregivers and patients that can get on and off the vehicle on their own.
FAQ regarding Dialysis Treatment
- Will my medical expense increase if I choose a shorter or a longer treatment？
Your medical expenses will be the same whether you choose the shorter or longer treatment.
- Can I extend the treatment during the dialysis session？
We are very flexible to our patients individual needs. Therefore, there is no time limit.
Patients can come to the hospital at their appointed time, and can extend their treatment longer if that is what they want to do.
- I am anxious extending my dialysis treatment.
All patients want their treatment done in a short time and also be effective. We provide a longer treatment because it will make a difference on the patients quality of life. If the patients extend the treatment for 10minutes every time they come in, they can experience the difference. Patients can decide whether they want the shorter treatment or the longer treatment. It will be the patients’ choice.
- Does hemodiafiltration (HDF) really have any effect？
There are some patients who are concerned about the effectiveness of hemodiafiltration, but I believe that is a preconception coming from those who have not tried the treatment. The fatigue after the treatment will decrease dramatically, and those who had tried the Hemodiafiltration knows it is a better treatment, it will help patients live a comfortable long life. Patients can rest assured that the treatment is very effective.
- Do you have an introduction to dialysis？
We do not have an introduction of hemodialysis. You will need to go to a hospital or a specialized institution to prepare for the dialysis treatment, you will be receiving from our clinic.
- Is the transportation service complimentary？
We offer the service for free. Once the patients start the treatment, they will need to come to the hospital three times a week, which will be a little inconvenient for families and patients. To lessen the stress from the patients life we offer transportation service for free. We have received words from patients saying “This service has reduced some of my concerns.”
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- How should I decide the hospital to get the dialysis treatment？
After the introduction to dialysis, you will have to decide which hospital to go for your dialysis. Your QOL will significantly be influenced by the hospital. You have to consider carefully your transportation, the facility, the compatibility with the staff, the operation schedule and the other general matters.
- Can I have a tour？
You are always welcome to visit our clinic. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concern. We will gladly answer any of your questions.