Welcome!
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About Access Medical Group
of Marina del Rey

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At Access Medical Group of Marina del Rey, we specialize in Internal Medicine and Primary-Care Medicine. Our goal is to get to know you and your health concerns, over the years, in-depth and personally. We are committed to working with you to attain your optimal health and help you maintain it over the years.
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As Primary-Care specialists, the doctors of Access Medical Group of Marina del Rey will coordinate your care with other specialists. The physicians and health-care professionals of Access Medical Group of Marina del Rey share the same common philosophy of "only-the-best" for our patients.
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Marina del Rey's First Choice for
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Internal Medicine • Urgent Care • Family Medicine
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Official team Internists for the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team
Accepted PPO Plans:
We accept most PPO Plans, including: Aetna PPO • Beech Street™ • Blue Cross PPO Prudent Buyer™• Blue Shield • CCN™ • Cigna • Medicare • Medi/Medi • United Healthcare™ • PHCS™ • Health Net PPO™ • Humana PPO™ • PacifiCare™
 
Accepted HMO Plans:
Blue Shield™ • Blue Shield 65+™ • Cigna™ • Aetna™ • One Health Plan™ • PacifiCare™ • Blue Cross™ • Secure Horizons™• Health Net™ Universal Care™
 
Service Area Includes: Marina del Rey • Venice • Culver City • Westchester • Redondo Beach • West Los Angeles • Santa Monica • El Segundo • Manhattan Beach
 
Hours of Operation:
Appointments
9 AM –5 PM Monday – Friday
Urgent Care and Walk-In Patients
9 AM –5 PM Monday – Friday
9 AM –12 Noon Saturday/Sunday


Some physicians do not accept certain insurances. Please inquire when scheduling appointments.
Red Cross   Urgent Care and Walk-In Patients Accepted 7 Days per Week
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On the campus of Marina del Rey Hospital since 1984
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Robert L. Berkowitz, M.D.
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Ilham G. Barone, M.D.
Family Medicine

Dr. Barone grew up in Westchester, California and graduated pre-med from UCLA in 1989. She graduated from Albany Medical School in New York in 1993 and returned to California to complete her internship and residency in Family Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1996.

In addition to treating the whole family, she has a special interest in Women's health, nutrition and weight loss management. Dr Barone is now accepting new patients.

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Erwinn Sistoza, M.D.
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Erwinn Sistoza, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Dr. Sistoza joined Access Medical Group in July, 2007 after having worked as an Internal Medicine specialist in San Diego, California for five years. He graduated from the University of Ramon in the Philippines in 1993, then did a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Recently, he completed a one-year Fellowship in Geriatrics at the Drew/UCLA Medical School in Los Angeles. Dr. Sistoza is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine. He has a special interest and expertise in the needs of the elderly.

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Afshin Ashfaei, M.D.
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Afshin Ashfaei, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Dr. Ashfaei joined Access Medical Group in February 2012. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and worked few years in Family practice and Emergency Medicine in Iran. He had studied computer programming and attended postgraduate study in Adult Echocardiography in Toronto. He is active member of both American and Canadian societies for Echocardiography and Ultrasound professionals. In July 2010, he completed the Internal Medicine residency at Prince George's Hospital Center in Maryland. Dr. Ashfaei is board certified in Internal Medicine since August 2010.

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Madurima Rao, M.D.
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Madurima Rao, M.D.
Ayurveda-Western Family Medicine

Dr. Rao is an expert in Ayurveda (the fastest growing health care system in the U.S.) and Western Family Medicine. Ayurveda is a holistic medicine from India. Medical school - University of Texas Health Science Center (1993). Internship and residency in Family Medicine - Harbor UCLA (1996). Board certified in 1996. Recertified in 2003. She began her study of Ayurveda in 1992 with one of India's leading Ayurvedic physicians. Dr. Rao began her practice combining Ayurveda and Western Family Medicine in 2001. To learn more about Dr. Rao's practice please visit: www.DrMadhuRao.com

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Steven M. Krems, M.D.Physician Recommended Herbs
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Steven M. Krems, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Dr. Krems graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency at the UCLA/Wadsworth VA in Internal Medicine, where he also served an additional year as the Chief Medical Resident. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and has been at Access Medical Group since 1993. Along with his more conventional training, Dr. Krems is also certified in medical acupuncture and is an expert in herbal therapy. He has had particularly good success with herbal treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease, the menopause, premenstrual issues, headaches and a variety of other ailments.
Please visit our Herbal and Integrative Medicine website.
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Jonathan D. Rand, M.D.
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Jonathan D. Rand, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Dr. Rand graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the UCLA-San Fernando Valley program. The American Board of Internal Medicine certified Dr. Rand in 1980.

He is on active staff at The Marina del Rey Hospital and is currently chairman of Medical Education. Dr. Rand has particular interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. He also specializes in Travel Medicine.
 
   
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Irving Sobel, M.D.
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Irving Sobel, M.D.
Chief of Staff

Dr. Sobel received both his undergraduate as well as his Medical degree at University of California, Los Angeles. He completed both his internship, as well as his residency at UCLA San Fernando Valley Program. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1981 and currently serves as the Co-President of the Premiere Physicians Network IPA. Dr. Sobel also specializes in Travel Medicine.

 
   
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Alan J. Steinberg, M.D.Physician Recommended Herbs
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Alan J. Steinberg, M.D.
Internal Medicine

Dr. Steinberg is the managing partner of
Access Medical Group, sub-specializing in Gerontology. He has been a full-time, Board-certified Internal Medicine specialist since 1987, and has been with the practice since 1991. After obtaining his B.A. in Philosophy from the Claremont Colleges, Dr. Steinberg graduated with honors from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1984. He did his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital / U.S.C. in Pasadena, CA.
Dr. Steinberg has been studying Ayurvedic Medicine, the ancient, Holistic, herb based medicine of India, for over 20 years. He is available for Ayurvedic Health Consultations by appointment.
Please visit our Herbal and Integrative Medicine website.
 
   
View Profiles for our Provider
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- Afshin Ashfaei, M.D.
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Ilham G. Barone, M.D.

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Steven M. Krems, M.D.
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Jonathan D. Rand, M.D.
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Erwinn Sistoza, M.D.
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Irving Sobel, M.D.

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Alan J. Steinberg, M.D.
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