About Janice Miyakawa, MD
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Janice K. Miyakawa, MD is a second-generation Los Angelino. She started medical school with the intention of going into research because she was intrigued by scientific exploration and the quest to find health solutions. But during clinical rotations while in medical school, she fell in love with caring for people, who she describes as endearing, challenging and constantly interesting.
Dr. Miyakawa completed her medical training at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles. She then went on to complete her internship and residency at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California.
Like her parents before her, Dr. Miyakawa believes that education is fundamental, and she likes to keep her patients informed and actively participating in their health choices. She believes that in this way they are more likely to succeed at staying healthy. Although she is trained in standard western medicine, she also respects other forms of the healing arts that stand up to scientific inquiry.
When not working with her patients Dr. Miyakawa enjoys ballroom dancing, swimming, playing the piano, listening to live music, gardening, and tai chi. She also enjoys sculling (the use of oars to propel a long, narrow boat with a sliding seat and rigged with two oars). And of course she is most proud of what she considers her greatest achievement; her twins and their accomplishments in college.
Dr Miyakawa always listens to all your concerns and answers so you understand everything. very patient and caring DoctorReal Patient
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Issues considered & monitored for action or no action.Providence Patient
Dr. Miyakawa is the best!!! I have always had a good experience when visiting the office. She is so knowledgeable and answers all my questions and has a few of her own. It is very evident she cares about my health and offers good suggestions for keeping me well. And, I must add, SHE HAS A WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR. Thank you, DR.Providence Patient
Dr. Miyakawa was very caring and compassionate.Providence Patient
Dr Miyakawa always listens to all your concerns and answers so you understand everything. very patient and caring DoctorProvidence Patient
Exellent doctor. Love her!Providence Patient
We had good discussion on positive improvement and how to proceed in dealing with problemProvidence Patient
Amazing service, very caring and fully engaged with me.Providence Patient
Dr. Janice Miyakawa is a wonderful, caring, and very knowledgeable physician. She's never in a rush when I see her. I can talk to her about anything that concerns me (and, conversely, she can talk to me about anything that concerns her). That's why she has been our personal family physician for well over 30 years. She's great! And Providence is lucky to have her!Providence Patient
Dr. Miyakawa is truly such a wonderful doctor - so super knowledgeable, easy to talk with and really cares about her patients. I've learned to bring my iPad to read a book while I wait in the examining room - time flies right by!Providence Patient
Excellent experience.Providence Patient