Ningen Dock Center

InJapaneseNingen Dock originated in Japan and is a physical examination for company employees paid for by their employers.

Providence Medical Institute’s Ningen Dock Center has been serving Japanese-based employers and Japanese individuals since 1992. Ningen Dock is a comprehensive health examination to detect and treat diseases, particularly early stages of disease. The health exam also can detect and help prevent serious progressive disease by controlling the risks linked with lifestyle-related diseases. The series of tests and the exam and consultation about lifestyle habits and medical history can prolong a healthy lifespan.

Patients who undergo Ningen Dock physicals generally enjoy exceptionally good health because they are engaged in preventing illness and maintaining their fitness and nutrition. For the employer, it can help lower long-term medical costs because of early detection and treatment.

The Ningen Dock Examination

Most examinations are completed within a half-day at the center and may include the following services.

  • Physical Examination
  • Comprehensive Blood Panel
  • Heart Examination (ECG)
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography (Screening)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bone Density Test
  • EGD (Esophago-Gastro Dudenoscopy)
  • CT
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Comprehensive Test Reports and Recommendations (Japanese and English)
  • Additional Screenings and Diagnostic Tests are Available


Using comprehensive testing and imaging, the Ningen Dock physicians conduct comprehensive evaluations of each patient’s medical condition. The center follows the Ningen Dock Physician Examination System, developed in Japan and widely used by reputable Ningen Dock centers in Japan to produce comprehensive health condition reports and recommendations that are completed and presented to patients. The health report and recommendation are available in Japanese and English.