Going to the Lady Doctor in Japan is, as you’d expect, slightly different than back home. Experiences with examinations vary; mine tend to be very brief whereas others have had visits that lasted a while.
When going in for an examination, be prepared for how different it can be. Experiences vary, but it seems pretty common for the exam to be less private than you may be used to/expect– Think the doctor and at least two nurses in the room. The equipment might be a bit off putting as well, but outside of this, it is just as straightforward as it was in our home countries.
Fukuda Women’s Hospital is the best place in Kumamoto for women’s health-related concerns. It is located near the central post office and the Kotsu Center in central Kumamoto. The clinic is open weekdays 9:00 – 6:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 6:00. There are English speaking doctors (Dr. Yamamoto and Dr. Obaru) who are used to working with foreigners. The phone number is 322-2995.
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