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Greetings, I am Dr. Toosi. I work as a hospitalist for Kaiser Permanente here at the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices. Hospitalists are a unique breed of medical detectives who diagnose problems of hospitalized patients and develop a treatment plan to help them regain their health and mobility. It is challenging work that I enjoy greatly.
I come from a family of physicians. My oldest brother is an oncologist in Iran, while another brother is a cardiologist here in America. I went to medical school in Mashhad, Iran, and served four years as a resident there. Then I became a general practitioner in a rural area of my homeland. I immigrated to the United States to further my education and professional experience. My first year in America was spent in Atlanta, Georgia, where I did medical research at Emory University. When I was accepted into the intern program at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, my wife and I moved to New York. During my internship and residency at Coney Island, I gained new insights into internal medicine and became familiar with the remarkable technology available to assist physicians at most American hospitals. In 2011, my wife and I pulled up roots again and traveled to California to be closer to family and friends.
Being a hospitalist is challenging, but I try to keep it simple. I always make myself available to members, often giving them my personal phone number so they can call with questions. I bring your best behavior to the bedside so I can determine how best to meet their needs. And I let members and their families gain trust in me by telling them what their options are so they can choose the best route to better health and happiness.
Tennis is my passion, but with two small children and a busy practice, I don’t get to play as often as I’d like. So I settle for a quick trip to the gym and an evening with my family. Occasionally you’ll find us on a day trip to one of Southern California’s many adventures. Perhaps when the kids are older, well be able venture a little further from home. I love road trips and would enjoy taking more of them.