Sato Clinic has been contributing to health care for soon 50 years.

2-19-10 Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

Sato Clinic has been contributing to health care
for soon 50 years..

Sato Clinic opened to the public in 1973.
For over forty years we have been able to provide medical care to people living in the Fukuoka area.
Since April of 2004, interns have helped aid in our practice of medicine.
Chairman Dr. Genichi Sato (surgery, cardiovascular internal medicine) and Director Dr. Shigeru Sato (internal medicine, gastroenterological medicine) are the chief physicians on staff at our clinic.
Both doctors are originally from this area and graduated from medical institutions in this area.

  • Experience examining patients in a foreign language.
    Dr. Genichi Sato, MD. PhD Chairman (U.S.A. 2 years) Dr. Shigeru Sato, MD PhD Head Doctor (Sweden 2 years) Both doctors diagnosed and interacted with patients solely in English.
  • 外国語診療
  • 日本語ページ
    (This Page in Japanese.)  

Clinic Information

  • Name
     Medical Corporation Sato Clinic
  • Representative
     Chairman / Head Doctor   Shigeru Sato, MD PhD
     Honorary Director  Genichi Sato, MD PhD
  • Address
     2-19-10 Hirao, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0014
  • Phone and Facsimile
     Tel 092-521-4361  Fax 092-521-4363
  • Department of Treatment
     Internal Medicine,
     Gastroenterological medicine,
     Surgery and
     Cardiovascular internal medicine.
  • Clinic Hours
     Monday    9:00~12:30 14:30~17:30
     Tuesday   9:00~12:30 14:30~17:30
     Wednesday  9:00~12:30 14:30~17:30
     Thursday   9:00~12:30 14:30~17:30
     Friday    9:00~12:30 14:30~17:30
     Saturday   9:00~12:30

     The clinic is closed on Sunday and Japanese National Holidays.
     The clinic is also closed the year-end and New Year and for three days during August for the Obon Holiday(Buddist Festival).
  • Traffic Guidance
     a 5 minutes walk from Hirao Station(Nishitetsu Omuta Line).
     a 3 minutes walk from Hirao Bus Stop(Nishitetsu Bus).
     Parking Available.


Treatment Information

At our hospital we use the following chart to determine what ailment corresponds to which department:

  • Internal Medicine
     common cold, headache, chest pain, stomach ache, high blood pressue,
    diabetes, hyperlipidemia (high cholesteol), and other diseases that are associated with lifestyle.
  • Gastroenterological medicine
     gastrointestine, liver, gall bladder, and pancreatic ailments upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: esophagus, stomach, duodenum lower intestinal endoscopy: colon gastrointestinal X-ray examination, abdominal ultrasound examination, diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer endoscopic surgery for polyps of the colon, outpatient surgery
  • Surgical Department
     external wounds, minor surgery
  • Cardiovascular internal medicine
     pacemaker implantation, post operational maintenance of the pacemaker irregular pulse, cardiac disease electro-cardiogram, Holter ECG (24-hour monitor of the heart)
  • Health check-ups
     Fukuoka City recommends our clinic for health check-ups (general physical, stomach cancer check-ups, colon cancer check-ups, etc.)
    Feel free to make an appointment anytime.

Chairman / Head Doctor Shigeru Sato, MD PhD

  • Career
    1989 Graduated from Fukuoka University, School of Medicine
    1989 Resident, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital
    1991 Department of Radiology, Fukuoka University Hospital
    1992 Department of Gastroenterology, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital
    1994 Department of Gastroenterology, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital
    1997 Endoscopy Unit, Lund University Malmö Hospital, Sweden
    1998 Department of Gastroenterology, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital
    2000 Sada Hospital Gastroenterology Head Physician
    2001 Endoscopy Unit, Lund University Malmö Hospital, Sweden
    2002 Department of Internal Medicine, Fukuoka Red Cross Hospital
    2004 Sato Clinic
  • Medical Dissertation
    ・"Colonoscopy in the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis in asymptomatic patients."

  • ・Medical Chairman of the Japan Gastroenterology and Endoscope Foundation
    ・Medical Specialist of the Japan Gastroenterology Foundation
    ・Member of the Board of Trustees of the Kyushu Branch Gastroenterology Foundation

Honorary Director Genichi Sato, MD PhD

  • Career
    1960 Graduated from Kyushu University, School of Medicine
    1960 Internship at Hamanomachi Hospital in Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
    1961 The First Department of Surgery, Kyushu University
    1967 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yale University
    1969 Kyushu Welfare & Pension Hospital in Kitakyushu, Chief Physician
    1971 Onga Prefectural Hospital, Head Surgeon
    1973 Since October Sato Clinic

  • Medical Dissertation
    ・"Study of the corresponding P waves in a pacemaker"