Ali Aboutaleb, MD
I speak: English, Farsi
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am so glad to have this opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. It is very important that you feel comfortable with your physician, which is going to help to establish a good patient- physician relationship, and mutual trust and respect. I hope this page will help you start to get to know me. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I was born and grew up in Iran. Since I was a little boy, I knew that I wanted to be able to make a positive change in people's lives, and medicine gave me that opportunity. After medical school, I decided to come to the United States for my higher education. I have some experience practicing medicine overseas. After I spent some time in medical and clinical research in Southern California, I knew I would end up in the beautiful sunny city of San Diego. I did some of my rotation at Kaiser Permanente during my residency in Northern California, and I found it a wonderful place to work. I get to help people while I enjoy the work that I do. I have a beautiful young daughter that I always love to spend time with. We enjoy going for a bike rides, a jog, or a run on the beach.
About my practice
Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding appropriately to the patient's needs. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their fears and worries; it is a privilege to help patients understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that members have entrusted me with their care and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
How I thrive
Keeping balance of family and work is very important to me. It is one of my top priorities to take care of my daughter and her education. But in my leisure time, I enjoy playing basketball, going for a long hike once a week, and exploring nature to keep up my energy to start fresh every week.