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Basil Zuhdi Abdelkarim, MD

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My specialty:
Internal Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Hello, my name is Basil Abdelkarim, and I've been a practicing physician since graduating from the UC San Diego School of Medicine in 1996. I joined the Kaiser Permanente Department of Internal Medicine in 1999, fresh out of residency, initially on a part-time basis. I enjoyed the experience and the relationships I had established so much that I decided to remain. Since 2001 I've been a staff hospitalist, which means I take care of members who have been admitted to the hospital.

Biography

I was born and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. Indeed, I've spent my entire life in Southern California, attending UCLA as an undergraduate and completing both medical school and residency not far from home. I'm married with five young children (including a set of triplets). When not in the hospital, I enjoy outings with the family, recreational reading, trips to the movie theater, and regular exercise. I'm also an avid fan of local sports teams (Lakers, Dodgers, Angels).

About my practice

I feel privileged to work with an outstanding collection of physicians, nurses, and support staff at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center. My goal every day I arrive at work is to continue to provide high-quality, compassionate care to each and every member I encounter. The experience of being a physician has been truly rewarding, and I am grateful for the opportunity I have been granted to serve in this profession.

How I thrive

Exercise is an important part of my regular routine and something I genuinely enjoy. With a busy work schedule and family life, I do my best to blend a moderate cardiovascular routine with family activities (hikes, long walks, etc.) in addition to trips to the gym and the use of home exercise equipment.

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My office

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My provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Acute Care-med/surg Department
9333 E Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
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  • 1-800-800-7990 (toll-free TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

UC San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego , CA

Board certification

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training

Residency

Internal Medicine

Los Angeles County-Harbor-UC Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1999

Active license information

License number

A65148

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1003968454
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My hospitals

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9400 E Rosecrans Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

01/15/2019