After 2 decades on the mainland, a young doctor returns to his birthplace, a remote island in far northern Japan. He's left a surgical career on the forefront of medicine to take over a local clinic which his father has managed for 36 years. In that role, he is involved in not only the health but also day-to-day lives of his patients. We follow this dedicated physician on his daily home rounds as he helps his patients receive the best care possible and live life to the fullest. (This program was broadcast on November 1, 2022.)
As an island doctor, Masuda Akio visits his patients at home to give personalized care.
Rebun is a remote island in far northern Japan home to 2,300 people.
Masuda decided to return to the island because his father, who managed the clinic for many years, is about to retire.