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Karmen Aghajanian Parks, MD

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My specialty:
Ped Neonatology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Armenian

My gender: Female

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About me

Thank you for visiting my Web page. I am a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist. I take care of sick newborns and premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). I have been involved in the care of sick newborn and premature babies since 2007. I initially worked in several community hospitals in the San Fernando Valley area and finally joined Kaiser Permanente in 2011.

Biography

I am of Armenian descent but I was born and raised in Iran. During my early childhood, I was faced with some life challenges: my family and I lived through the Iranian Revolution and eight years of the first Persian Gulf War. When I was 16, we immigrated first to France and finally to the United States in the hope for a better life. Through this journey, I have come across many kind people who have helped my family and me in bettering our lives. So in turn I wanted to choose a career where I could help others. I also love science, so medicine seemed a natural choice that combined my love of people and science. To this day, the part of medicine that excites me the most is the human interaction. It feels great to be able to help someone, hoping that one day that someone might make a difference in someone else’s life!

About my practice

I feel very fortunate to work at our NICU at Kaiser Permanente Downey where highly trained doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists work together as a team to provide compassionate care to every sick newborn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I am also involved in the NICU parent support group where we provide emotional support to the parents during this difficult period in their lives. I honestly cannot think of any other career that is as rewarding.

How I thrive

I thrive by simply living life to its fullest: I give my best to my tiny members when I’m at work, and I give my best to my kids and my husband when I’m at home. I am open to new experiences and every year I try a new hobby.

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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)
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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)
  • Appointments/information
  • 1-800-800-7990 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

George Washington University
Washington , DC

Board certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics

Medical training

Internship

Pediatrics

LAC + USC Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Pediatrics

LAC + USC Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Fellowship

Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

LAC + USC Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2011

Active license information

License number

A80614

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1578769337
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My hospitals

All Kaiser Permanente physicians and podiatrists have admitting privileges or the ability to refer patients to our plan hospitals. Admitting privileges of other providers may vary by plan and facility. Contact your plan administrator for details.

9400 E Rosecrans Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

12/11/2018