Clinical Department & Center

Internal Medicine II


The Department of Internal Medicine II is divided into three specialized groups;  rheumatism and collagen diseases, diabetes and endocrine diseases and kidney diseases. Since this clinical department covers a broad range of fields, it is one of the departments with the largest number of patients. There are specialty outpatient clinics in the three fields, where specialist treatment is provided.    
*For hematologic diseases, please see the Hematology website.


Medical care system

The specialist groups provide medical care to approximately 47,000 to 49,000 outpatients and 900 to 1,000 inpatients each year.

Treatment policy

Since this clinical department covers a broad range of fields involving metabolism and immunity in internal medicine, we closely coordinate with specialists in other departments to always provide the best medical care.

Areas of medical care

Rheumatoid arthritis, collagen disease, including systemic lupus erythematosus, and related diseases
Diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, thyroid and other endocrine diseases
Kidney diseases including nephritis, kidney failure and diabetic nephropathy

Consultation hours

First visit: Consultations are provided every day from Monday to Friday in the rheumatism and collagen disease clinic and the kidney disease clinic, and on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as Wednesdays of even-numbered months in the diabetes and endocrine disease clinic.
Return visit: by appointment only. For the latest system, please see the department’s website.

Major tests and equipment


Facilities to administer biologicals for rheumatoid arthritis, facilities for the transplant of peripheral stem cells for scleroderma, facilities for artificial endocrine pancreas (glucose clamp test), facilities for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), pancreatic transplantation facilities for patients with type 1 diabetes, facilities for dialysis and plasmapheresis (shared with the Blood Purification Center)  

Medical care results in FY 2015

Number of inpatients in FY 2015

Number of inpatients People
Rheumatism/collagen diseases 348
Diabetes/endocrine diseases 273
Kidney disease 277
Overall total 898

Number of outpatients in FY 2015

Consultation time First visit Return visit Total
April 2015 112 3,740 3,852
May 87 3,353 3,440
June 128 3,997 4,125
July 118 4,714 4,832
August 133 4,009 4,142
September 109 3,767 3,876
October 82 3,918 4,000
November 80 3,431 3,511
December 92 3,741 3,833
January 2012 101 3,447 3,548
February 82 3,604 3,686
March 111 4,088 4,199
Overall total 1,235 45,809 47,044