Primary Care/General Internal Medicine
- Haig H. Aharonian, MD
- Ron Ben-Ari, MD
- Jeffrey Canceko, MS, MD
- Julia Cassetta, MD
- Preiyaa Gopinath, MD
- Kurt Hong, MD, PhD, FACN
- Arek A. Jibilian, MD
- Matthew Jung, MD
- Michael Karp, MD, FACP
- Sarah Kayne Allen, MD
- Shazia Khan, MD
- Matthew MacFarlane, MD
- Jennifer R. Marks, MD
- James Edward Pacino, MD
- Arpna S. Patel, MD
- Radhika Prabhakar, MD
- Joshua Sapkin, MD
- Patrick Sarte, MS, MD, FACP, FAAP
- Gregory L. Taylor II, MD, MBA
- Barbara J Turner, MD
- Mabel Vasquez, MD
- Carrie Ward, MD
Don’t Delay Your Care
Your health and safety are our top priorities. Our physicians and staff are here for you when you need care — via a virtual telehealth visit or in one of our offices or hospitals. To learn more about how we are providing safe, effective care, click here.
Your Partner in Healthcare
Our general internists work with you in the coordination of all your healthcare needs. You can have your choice of physicians. Our doctors pride themselves in listening to your needs, answering your questions, and helping you to become a knowledgeable healthcare partner. As your partner, the general internist will supervise your primary care and assemble a team of specialty physicians most appropriate for your needs.
Executive Health Program
Our faculty physicians are members of the Executive Health team specializing in early disease detection and prevention at the Executive Health Center. Each exam is customized according to an individual’s current health, family medical history and lifestyle, as well as scientifically-based screening guidelines. Clients receive concierge level service through a personal coordinator, who manages client scheduling, follow-up, physician contact, reporting and billing.
Same Day Service
Our physicians recognize that unanticipated healthcare needs arise. USC physicians at the Healthcare Center 2 (located at 1520 San Pablo Street) can accommodate same-day appointments, a benefit available to both established USC patients and the patients of referring physicians. One call is all that is necessary to receive the highest quality healthcare for unpredicted medical needs.
Travel Health Services
Comprehensive evaluations prior to and following foreign travel can be essential to good health. Our USC general internists develop personalized treatment plans that may include vaccinations and other preventive measures to avoid illness. If needed, care can be coordinated with sub-specialists from the fields of gastroenterology and infectious diseases.
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Allergic Disorders are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide and affect more than 20 million people in this country. Common allergic disorders include allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, eczema, food allergies and hives. Allergy symptoms can range from mild irritation to severe attacks or life threatening reactions. For these patients, early diagnosis and identification of triggers are the first steps to a successful treatment strategy in the evaluation of allergic diseases. Click for more information.
Our faculty physicians provide expert assessments for athletes who require consultations with and/or surgery from USC orthopedic surgery physicians. Whether the patient competes at a collegiate or international level, or simply enjoys being athletic, our internists are available to evaluate your general health and coordinate inpatient and outpatient care with a number of world-class specialists. Click for more information.
Weight Management and Nutrition Medicine
Internal Medicine’s USC Center for Clinical Nutrition is committed to offering state-of-the-art professional services to patients who have nutritional disorders or those who may benefit from nutritional support for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, fatty liver, asthma/food allergies and prevention for certain cancers. Our Center also offers a medically-supervised weight loss program for patients who are overweight or obese. Whether you need to lose 10 lbs or 100 lbs, our “Live Well” program takes a patient-centered approach to weight loss, working with you individually on tools and support you need to achieve a healthier lifestyle and weight. Click for more information.
Our internists understand that most women wish to receive health care from physicians who are experts in women’s health issues. Many of the latest developments in women’s health research have occurred on the USC Health Sciences Campus. Concerns regarding breast cancer, menopause, osteoporosis, hormone replacement, birth control, and heart disease are focal points for our physicians. Click for more information.
USC Center for Palliative Care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of serious illness – whatever the diagnosis and at any stage of the treatment process. In collaboration with the primary healthcare team, a palliative/supportive care team can help patients and their families understand the nature of their illness and make timely, informed decisions about their care. Click for more information.