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About Us
Welcome to MISAO Health Clinic
MISAO Health Clinic, established in 1978 (formerly, MISAO Medical Clinic established in 1948), is a health care provider with the primary mission of offering high quality, primary and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Gifu and its surrounding areas.
The clinic is specialized in internal medicine, especially cardiology, gastroenterology and respirology, radiology and preventive medicine with a wide variety of sophisticated equipments.
MISAO Health Clinic is a regional pioneer in the clinical area of preventive medicine through gHuman Dry Dockh. Also, the clinic puts a great importance on health care for travelers through immunizations and education of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Clinical Service
MISAO Health Clinic offers a variety of primary treatment and diagnostic services with state-of-the-art equipments.
The following services are available.
Gastroenterology (with Gastrointestinal Screening Center)
Preventive Medicine and General Check-Up gHuman Dry Dockh Center
Screening Service for Sexually-Transmitted Diseases, including HIV, Syphilis & Hepatitis B

What is gHuman Dry DockhH
So-called gHuman Dry Dock (Ningen Dock )h is a general check-up system, developed in Japan in the 1940s. Various evaluations and tests are used at once to determine prevention methods, care and treatment for any progressive, but preventable diseases including various kinds of cancer and lifestyle-related disease like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. Early detection of potential risk factors is recommended to help aid in the prevention of many diseases.

Standard examinations of the gHuman Dry Dockh care system include: a physical profile, visual and auditory acuity including fundoscope, blood pressure, ECG, respiratory function, blood check, urinalysis, radiographs of chest and upper gastrointestinum (or optionally, gastrointestinal endoscope), and abdominal ultrasound for liver, gall bladder, kidney, pancreas, spleen and other abdominal organs. Additional optional examinations include brain check using MRI, cardiovascular evaluation, lung cancer screening by CT scan, a womenfs check with MRI, mammography, cytology of the uterus, and so on.

To receive detailed brochures and pricing information on the gHuman Dry Dock h care systemh, please contact us with your mailing address.

Outpatient Service
All clinical services at MISAO Health Clinic (MHC) is available Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sunday and festival days. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.
In principle, a reservation is required for all medical services of MHC.

Screening test of gsexually transmitted diseasesh, including HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and so on, is available. The result of tests is to be provided in 30-45 minutes.

Immunization & Preventive Medicine
MISAO Health Clinic is engaged in preventive medicine to protect travelers from infectious diseases, mountain sickness, and miscellaneous diseases in high-risk areas. The clinic provides various kinds of medication which you require, including chemoprophylactic regimens (e.g. malaria, mountain sickness), emergency (stand-by) presumptive self-treatment regimen (e.g. traveler's diarrhea), and self-injectable epinephrine (EpiPen®) for first aid management of food allergy and anaphylaxis due to bee sting, medicine and so on.

Also, the following
Immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases are available in MHC. Reservation is required for the service.

Hepatitis A 8,400/shot
Hepatitis B 8,400/shot
Inactivated Influenza 2,500/shot
Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus (DPT) 5,120/shot
Diphtheria/Tetanus (DT) 5,500/shot
Tetanus 2,100/shot
Measles/Rubella 9,500/shot
Measles 6,000/shot
Mumps 5,990/shot
Chickenpox (Varicella) 9,500/shot
Japanese encephalitis 5,040/shot
Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) 7,000/shot
Pneumococcus 9,450/shot
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV: Carvical Cancer-causing Virus)
Rabies Current price
Inactivated Polio Imovax PolioTM Current price
Neiseria Meningitis MencevaxTM Current price
Typhoid Typhim TyphimTM Current price
Tickborne Encephalitis Current price
Oral Cholera DukoralTM Current price

Vaccines for measles, rubella, mumps, and varicella are produced with attenuated viruses, and the other vaccines, available in Japan, are with inactivated antigens. In principles, approximately one-week interval is required after a shot of inactivated vaccine. After an immunization with attenuated vaccines, an interval of one month is required. However, in some cases the doctor can try to adjust the immunization schedule based on the travelerfs schedule before they leave, such as offering multiple shots at once to reduce your visits. Please be aware that some vaccines (e.g, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, and tetanus) require 2 to 3 shots to complete the series. In any case, it is recommended that travelers should start the series as soon as their trips are scheduled to allow sufficient time to administer all pertinent vaccines. Please call 058-274-0330 (Ext. 383 or 408) or e-mail to discuss your vaccination needs and make a reservation with one of our medical professionals.

(Case 1)
If you need an immunization for hepatitis A for your short trip in high-risk area, you should take 2 shots before you go. The second shot should be done 2 weeks after the first one. The 3rd shot is recommended 4-6 months after the 1st shot for long-term immunity, effective for around several years.

(Case 2)
When you need vaccinations for tetanus, hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis, which are all with inactivated vaccines, two shots for each are required. You can take the 1st shots for all of them at your first visit, and the 2nd shots for all will be done 2-4 weeks later. Again, the 3rd shot for hepatitis A is recommended 4-6 months after the 1st shot for long-term immunity

(Case 3)
If you apply for hepatitis A vaccine and measles vaccine, which is an attenuated one, at least one-month interval between the first visit and the 2nd one is required.

Radiology & Sophisticated Equipments
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A CT scan (also known as a "CAT scan") is a diagnostic test that combines the use of X-rays with computer technology. A series of X-ray beams from many different angles create cross-sectional images of the body. MISAO Health Clinic offers 16-row multi-slice CT, which is greatly effective in diagnosing cancers and vascular diseases. Contrast material is sometimes injected intravenously to allow the radiologist to see certain disease processes more clearly and create the 3rd dimension images, for instance, of vascular images.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnetism, radio waves, and a powerful computer to produce diagnostic images of body organs and structures. MISAO health Clinic offers Open MRI.

MISAO Health Clinic's Department of Examination performs ultrasound of the abdomen, breast, thyroid and cardiovascular imaging.

MISAO Health Clinicfs endoscopy service, also known GI (Gastrointestinal) Screening Center, offers screening procedures of the digestive tract, described collectively as gendoscopes.h These endoscopies acquire diagnostic images for ulcers, tumors and irregularities in the digestive system. Tissues obtained by endoscopic procedures are applicable for convincing diagnosis. Non-complicated tumors in large intestines, also known as colonorectal polyps, which can possibly progress to colonorectal cancer, can be resected by endoscopic procedures immediately.

Women's Imaging
MISAO Health Clinic also provides women's imaging. Services include mammography, breast ultrasound, and pelvic MRI. The breast ultrasound is installed with an elastographic imaging system to assist differential diagnosis of malignant tumors from non-malignant tumor.

Map & Directions
MISAO Health Clinic is located along Route 21, northeast of the Gifu Prefectural Office, where it is conveniently accessible from Central Gifu and the surrounding areas including Ogaki, Hashima, Kagamigahara, and Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture. The nearest JR train station is Nishi-Gifu. From the station, it is about a 10-minute walk to the clinic, or you may take a taxi (about 850 yen), or come by bus. Nearby Gifu City bus stops include Ezoe and Gifu Arena. The clinic is located next to gL. Arrivoh, a wedding planning company.
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Contact Us
If you need further information about MISAO Health Clinic, please feel free to contact us. Your email inquiry will be replied to within 72 hours.

MISAO Health Clinic
1-4-20 Yabuta-minami, Gifu 500-8384
PHONE 058-274-0330 (Extension) 383 or 408
FAX 058-273-5500
E-MAIL yumisao@docmisao.jp

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