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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 who 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 always been passionate about women’s health and helped many of them in diagnosis of breast cancer in early stage. With her experience in breast imaging and knowing the difficulties in diagnosis of breast cancer in dense breasts, decided to offer the most advanced technique in breast screening, 3D breast ultrasound SOFIA, to women who need another type of screening beside mammograms. This technique is fast, painless and provides excellent resolution to detect small size breast lesions. She hopes this new innovation in breast imaging 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. 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.

Siamak Rassadi, M.D.

Cardiology & Electrophysiology

Dr. Rasssadi is a Board Certified in Cardiology and Electrophysiology with certification in level 2 training in Nuclear Medicine Cardiology and Echocardiography. He has additional certification in Internal Medicine and is registered at the Royal College of Canada.


Dr. Rassadi attended Indiana University where he studied cardiovascular medicine and was a Fellow in clinical electrophysiology.


He received a PhD in 2005 from McGill University in Canada.

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 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)

Rahmat Afrasiabi, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, Immunology (FAAAAI)


Dr. Afrasibai is an allergist and clinical immunologist with 39 years of experience in the field.  He did his internal medicine training at Yale affiliated Saint Mary's Hospital and his allergy and clinical immunology training at UCLA medical center.


He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Clinical Immunology from American board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Allergy and Immunology respectively.  He has practiced both allergy and clinical immunology for eighteen years.

Emily Norman, A.N.P.

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Norman conducts assisted-living visits focusing on geriatric care & palliative, as well as specialized in women's health and wellness.

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.

Ramin Abbasian, M.D.

Pain Management

Dr. Abbasian completed his anesthesia residency at the University of Florida and his fellowship in Arizona. 

Dr. Abbasian specializes in Interventional Pain Management, treating back pain, neck pain, pelvic - abdominal pain, headaches and joint pain with epidural injections, Radio-frequency ablation, and PRP stem cell injections.

Bardia Sinaei, D.M.D.



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.