Hello! September has indeed brought cooler weather. When we think of September, we think of the autumn season – a time for hearty appetites, reading, and sports. Starbucks’ new release, the ‘おさつバターフラペチーノ’ (Chestnut Butter Frappuccino), sounds intriguing! You’ll have to try it soon. I’m glad to hear you’re thinking of starting some physical activity since the delicious autumn foods can be tempting. This week, let’s discuss the topic of medical history taking. For first-time visitors, the process typically begins with filling out a medical history questionnaire. Following that, there is a face-to-face interview with a nurse, followed by a doctor’s examination. The nurse’s interview is designed to confirm and elaborate on the information provided in the questionnaire. Although some questions might overlap with what’s on the form, this process is essential for a comprehensive understanding of your symptoms. Sometimes, during the conversation, patients may recall additional details about their conditions, which can be crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. For those who have visited other healthcare facilities or undergone medical tests in the past, it’s helpful to prepare a summary of your medical history, including previous treatments and test results. Bringing this information, perhaps in the form of notes, can greatly expedite the interview process. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to ask!
現在多くの外国人の方が来日されています。 当院でも開院後定期通院をされている外国籍の患者さんがおられます。 もし怪我などをした場合、病院受診が不安と思われる方もいるかと思います。 英語の問診票も用意しています。 （院長はカタコトですが、その他複数のスタッフが英語での対応が可能です） One distinctive feature of our medical history questionnaire at our clinic is the inclusion of a section for sports and hobbies. You might wonder why we ask about hobbies in relation to your current symptoms, but it can be relevant to understanding your condition or even becoming a part of your treatment goals. Whether it’s something you’ve been doing for a while or just recently started, we encourage you to fill it out. Please feel free to provide information about your hobbies within the bounds of your comfort. Please also provide information about your job within the limits of what you’re comfortable sharing. Currently, there are many foreigners residing in Japan, and some of them are our regular patients who have been visiting our clinic after opening. We understand that if you ever have an injury or any medical concerns, seeking medical attention at a hospital might be daunting, especially if you’re more comfortable communicating in English. Therefore, we have also prepared an English medical history questionnaire. While our director may have limited English proficiency, we have some staff members assisting you in English. When you did injuries, I think that you feel very nervous.Our clinic prepare an English medical guestionner.Please feel free to visit our clinic.