Family Medicine Specialist

Nippon Medical Office

Medical Center located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Hartsdale, NY

Family medicine involves preventive care and treatments of chronic conditions and acute illnesses for every member of your family. At Nippon Medical Office, you have access to a dedicated nurse practitioner, Koyanagi Noriko, NP-C, who gets to know your entire family. Book your family medicine evaluation at the Midtown East (Manhattan), New York, office by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call the office to speak with a team member.

Family Medicine Q & A

What is family medicine?

Family medicine is a unique branch of medicine in which your provider treats patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. For your convenience, both you and your child can see the same practitioner. Building a trusted relationship with a skilled family medicine provider is important to:

  • Get updates on immunizations
  • Track inherited medical conditions
  • Prevent or manage chronic diseases
  • Do regular preventive screenings

Routine family medicine care is also important to ensure your child is developing normally and to make sure everyone in your family is maintaining a healthy weight.

When should I schedule a family medicine evaluation?

There are a number of circumstances why you would need to schedule a family medicine evaluation at Nippon Medical Office for you or your child. 

For instance, if your little one is getting ready to start school, they may need a school physical. If they’re going to participate in sports, the organization usually requires a sports physical to ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in the activity.

Koyanagi can also evaluate you or anyone in your family for any of the following health issues:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Strains or sprains
  • Weight changes
  • Cuts or wounds
  • A sore throat
  • Rashes

As a state-of-the-art family medical clinic, Nippon Medical Office provides all of the comprehensive medical care you and your family could need under one roof.

How often do I need to see a family medicine doctor?

In general, Koyanagi encourages you to schedule annual physicals or well-woman exams. These once-a-year visits are preventive evaluations to ensure you’re in good health and to detect any chronic conditions early on.

If you need help managing an ongoing health condition like diabetes or heart disease, Koyanagi could recommend more frequent appointments — twice a year or even quarterly.

Aside from your preventive care family medicine exams, you should come into Nippon Medical Office anytime you or your child is sick or injured.

Nippon Medical Office provides comprehensive family medicine services to all members of your family. You can book your next family medicine appointment online or over the phone.