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Metabolic Medicine

Specialized medical services

SHIMOMURA Iichiro Director of Metabolic Medicine

SHIMOMURA Iichiro
Director of Metabolic Medicine

In the Section of Metabolic Medicine, there are about 60 physicians, including specialists in diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, thyroid diseases, pituitary and adrenal diseases. We take care of patients with such metabolic and/or endocrine disorders. Patients are admitted to this hospital when necessary (e.g. glycemic control, education for diabetes mellitus, evaluation and treatment of diabetic complications, treatment of hypertension and dyslipidemia, evaluation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases, evaluation and treatment of various pituitary and adrenal diseases).

Features

We take care of patients with a variety of metabolic and/or endocrine diseases such as diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, thyroid diseases, pituitary and adrenal diseases. We give nutritional education to patients with diabetes mellitus and evaluate diabetic complications, including macro- and micro-angiopathies. When necessary, diabetic patients receive guidance on foot care, self-injection of insulin and self-monitoring of blood glucose. Furthermore, we perform various load tests in order to evaluate pituitary and/or adrenal function.

Considerations in referring your patients to Metabolic Medicine

If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know. (Tel: 06-6879-5111)

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Outpatient consultation days
Monday to Friday
Non-consultation days
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
New Year’s Holidays:
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Consultation times
First visit: 8:30 am to 11:00 am

First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Revisit: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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We cannot answer questions about diseases or treatments by telephone or mail. Please ask in consultation at the hospital.