Takashi Hirata, MD
Dr. Takashi Hirata understands how complex medical care can seem, and he strives to simplify the process for each of his patients. "One of the things I appreciate most about my family medicine training is my ability to care for the entire family under one roof without fragmentation of care," Dr Hirata explained. "I enjoy being able to serve as my patients' advocate within the complicated medical system, serving as a co-pilot to navigate medical care."
Dr. Hirata prides himself on helping to build Novant Health Hillsdale Medical Associates, a practice small enough to offer personal attention but large enough to provide comprehensive care. "Our staff and providers truly get to know each patient, and we are proud to be active members of the community," Dr. Hirata added. "That means understanding how environment and family dynamics affect health. Seeing the whole picture can lead to better treatment."
While he likes seeing patients of all ages and with a variety of ailments, Dr. Hirata has a particular interest in office procedures including sports medicine and fracture management. "I also enjoy adolescent and women's health issues due to the complexity of emotional and physical interactions," he said. "Specifically in adolescent care, I enjoy the fact that it provides me with the opportunity to guide the transition to successful adulthood through their development and maturity."
When he is not spending time with his patients and their families, Dr. Hirata enjoys spending time with his own family. "My wife and I have two active boys," he said. "We love cheering for Tarheel sports, going to the beach or exploring in the woods. My sons have taught me and my wife to enjoy life's simple pleasures, like anything that involves dirt and sticks!"
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Honors
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Family Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine; General medical student and resident education, primary care, gynecology and gynecological procedures