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DOCTORS OF THUMB BUTTE MEDICAL CENTER

Hojat Askari, M.D. 

Medical Director, TBMC - Prescott

Internal Medicine

Dr. Askari was born in Hamid Abad Rafsanjani, Iran and attended Medical School at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Askari completed his internship and residency at the Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Askari makes house calls for bed and house bound patients and those over the age of 85. Please contact us in advance for an appointment.

Ali Askari, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Internal Medicine and Cardiologist

Dr. Ali Askari has been in private practice since 1991. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada-Reno and his M.D. from the World University Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Ali Askari completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and his Cardiology Fellowship, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Dr. Ali Askari has many institutional, departmental, and division responsibilities as well as holds prestigious memberships in the Cardiovascular and Thoracic, Cath Lab, and Quality Assurance Committees at Phoenix Memorial Hospital, and the Executive Medical Committee, Cath Lab, Cardiology, and Fellowship committees at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

 

He is an active medical staff member at Phoenix Regional Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and Payson Regional Hospital.  Dr. Askari is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Member of the American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association, American Society of Internal Medicine, and Arizona Medical Association.

 

He has established clinics in rural Arizona neighborhoods and communities such as South Mountain, Quartzsite, Payson, and Globe.

Maddie Assar, M.D.

Board certified radiologist

With fellowship training in breast imaging, Dr. Assar had all her training locally in Arizona, mostly at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and also Maricopa County Medical Center. She has worked in this field for 15 years and has always been passionate about women’s health. Dr. Assar has helped many women by the diagnosis of breast cancer in early stages.

 

With her experience in breast imaging and knowing the difficulties in diagnosis of breast cancer in dense breasts, Dr. Assar is an expert in the most advanced technique of breast screening, the 3D breast ultrasound SOFIA, which is for women who need additional screenings besides a mammogram. This technique is fast, painless and provides excellent resolution in order to detect small size breast lesions. She knows this new innovation in breast imaging can help many women to achieve the best care possible especially those with dense breasts and family history of breast cancer.

Serj Nazarian, D.P.M.

Podiatric Surgery

Dr. Nazarian, Surgeon, Author and Speaker, is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and has been in practice in the Verde Valley, Sedona and Prescott since 1993.

 

He has been on medical staff at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood since 1993 and has served on the Medical Executive Committee since 2008.

 

Dr. Nazarian moved to the area after the completion of two years of Podiatric residency at Carl T. Hayden Veterans Administration Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where he received extensive training in management of the diseased foot through either conservative or surgical interventions.

 

Dr. Nazarian is highly trained and interested in the management of the diabetic foot in order to prevent and reduce amputation. He advocates integrating multi-medical specialty approaches to treat and manage diabetics and peripheral vascular diseased patients.

Amy Schlaifer, M.D.

Academic Urology & urogynecology of Arizona

Dr. Amy Schlaifer is a urologic surgeon with advanced surgical skills. Dr. Schlaifer grew up in Arizona and graduated from Prescott High School. She earned her Bachelors of Science with a minor in Spanish at Northern Arizona University where she graduated summa cum laude. She received her medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. During medical school, she participated in a rural health program as well as student government. After graduating she was awarded a urology residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Her residency at Loma Linda included two years of general surgery training and four years of urologic surgical training. Her training encompassed not only a wide array of male and female procedures, but also minimally invasive surgeries, cryotherapy of the prostate, and advanced low dose radiation techniques for stone treatment. 

Dr. Schlaifer is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and open communication with her patients and families. Patient education and personalized healthcare along with a commitment to surgical excellence are high priorities for Dr. Schlaifer. In her spare time, Dr. Schlaifer enjoys traveling and backpacking with her family as well as participating in recreational sports such as softball. Through a friendly personality and a commitment to patient care, Dr. Schlaifer strives to provide comprehensive urologic care.

Mohammad Golparin, M.D.

Medical Director, Prescott Valley, Internal Medicine

Board Certified, Internal Medicine.

Medical School at Shiraz University, New York Medical College Valhalla, New York.

 

Internship/Residency Mount Vernon Hospital/Westchester Medical Center.

Kaveh Karandish, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Karandish attended Medical School at Shiraz Medical University, completing his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Manhattan, N.Y. He has been working at Thumb Butte Medical Center since 2015.

His specialities and interests include: Primary care, Preventive Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Joint Injection, PRP therapy, Cosmetic Medicine - fillers, Botox, Kybella.

His professional experience includes:

  • Assistant Professor at University Of Miami Internal Medicine Department (2009-2012)

  • Hospitalist and Medical Directorship at various hospitals in South Florida (2012- 2014)

  • Hospitalist at Honor Health System, Scottsdale, AZ (2014-2015)

Doug Rothrock, M.D.

Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist & Cardiologist

Obesity Medicine

 

Dr. Douglas Rothrock, MD is a cardiology specialist in Prescott, AZ and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in cardiology.

Dr. Rothrock also specializes in Obesity Medicine and weight loss. 

Ayad Agha, MD

Interventional and Vascular Radiologist  

Dr. Agha is an experienced interventional Radiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Innovative in new techniques in IR. Skilled in Vascular, Spine, Medical Devices, Oncology, and PhysicianRelations. Strong healthcare services professional graduated from UCSD. 

Seyed Mohsen Sharifi Takieh, M.D.

Cardiovascular Medicine, Vein Specialist

Dr. Takieh is a Cardiovascular Disease Specialist.  Graduating with honors in 1990, Dr. Mohsen has more than 27 years of diverse experiences, especially in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

 

Dr. Takieh affiliates with many hospitals including Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Heart Hospital, Banner Gateway Medical Center, Mountain Vista Medical Center, Lp, Banner Desert Medical Center, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in the medical group Arizona Cardiovascular Consultants Pc.

Maryam Emami, M.D.

Board Certified in Family Medicine and Well Woman Care

Dr. Emami is an experienced Medical Doctor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Research, Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Clinical Research, and Medical Education. She also provides well woman care.

Bardia Sinaei, D.M.D.

Dentistry

 

Dr Bardia Sinaei came to Arizona in 2004 and graduated magna cum laude in Biology from Arizona State University. He then attended Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona to receive his DMD degree. He practiced in the state of Oregon for the past few years and he recently moved back to Arizona. Dr. Sinaei provides general and cosmetic dentistry.

Jaffrey Kazi, MD

Gastroenterologist

 

One of Arizona's premier gastroenterologists, Dr. Kazi trained at the University of Chicago before completing a fellowship at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Following several years in private practice in Chicago, he moved to Scottsdale in 2004 and opened Colon & Digestive Health Specialists. With a special interest in advanced endoscopies such as ERCP and disorders of bile ducts and the pancreas, he performs upper endoscopy and (EGD), colonoscopy, PEG tube placements (feeding tubes), hemorrhoidal treatment and push enteroscopy (endoscopy of the small intestine).

Joseph Machuzak, DO

Dermatologist

 

Dr. Joseph Machuzak graduated Cum Laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he enjoyed his role as punter for the college’s football team, the Colonels. He then continued with his medical education with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Machuzak is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Osteopathic Association. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and board certified through the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology.

In October of 2013, Dr. Machuzak joined the Skin and Cancer Center of Scottsdale.

Savana Howe, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

 

Dr. Howe's clinical interests include helping clients cope with chronic pain, working with clients on acheiving their weight loss goals, and using different techniques to help clients manage anxiety, depression and other diagnoses that prevent them from living the life they desire. Dr. Howe likes to provide clients with a warm approach that focuses on their strengths and empowers them to make the change they are seeking.

Dr. Howe has a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and frequently utilizes concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Adlerian psychotherapy. In addition to psychotherapy, she also provides psychological evaluations for the purposes or treatment planning, diagnostic clarification and employment purposes.

John Alessi, DO

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Dr. Alessi attended Medical School at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his internship in Denver, Colorado.

 

Victoria Ray, 

Permanent Cosmetics, Body Sculpting, Emsella Treatments

As Victoria explains, to really feel healthy, you want to be healthy mentally and physically, and when you look good, it also helps you feel better!

 

Just this month, Victoria has started to also offer new aesthetic services for body contouring and sculpting. 

 

As women and even men age, they can experience the embarrassment of incontinence. We now offer a state-of-the art, new breakthrough treatment for this condition with a completely non-invasive technology that is literally as simple as sitting on a chair.