Our definition of “Community Medicine” is to provide medical care that meets the needs of each region. A few believe that the definition of community medicine refers to “Rural Medicine”, however community medicine exists everywhere including suburban areas such as Yamanashi, metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, stretching from Okinawa to Hokkaido. It is also believed by some that community medicine equals “Family Medicine”. We believe that rural medicine and family medicine are merely a part of community medicine, requiring flexible and adaptable medical services.
Many doctors engaged in community medicine, fail to recognize and understand the characteristics of their region. Our focus is to investigate, study and support these regions in order to improve services provided.