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Kathy R. Akashi, MD

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My specialty:
Gastroenterology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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Where I practice

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About me

Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I hope this information will give you helpful insight into me and my practice.

Biography

I am a native Angeleno, but I like to say that I “grew up” in New York City. Wanting to explore the world beyond my suburban community, after high school I spent eight years in school in the Big Apple. Those years matured me, shaped many of my perspectives, and yielded a few lasting friendships. But family, warm weather, and superior produce lured me home, and I am happy to be back.

About my practice

My practice consists of seeing patients in the office and the hospital, where I perform many gastrointestinal procedures. My practice is enjoyable and challenging, and I appreciate the collaboration of knowledgeable and skilled colleagues. I see a diverse group of patients, but I am especially sensitive to the medical issues surrounding the GLBT community.

How I thrive

I joined Kaiser Permanente because I believed in its approach to health care and because their model would also allow me time for a life outside of medicine. I strive to thrive by engaging in stress-reducing activities such as spending time with my family and friends, and traveling to new and interesting places.

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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
Gastroenterology Department
3460 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

New York University School of Medicine
New York , NY

Board certification

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training

Internship

Internal Medicine

Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Internal Medicine

Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Los Angeles , CA

Fellowship

Gastroenterology

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

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1989

Active license information

License number

G57845

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1952472862
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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.

3440 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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6640 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618

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Kaiser Permanente uses the same quality, member experience, or cost-related measures to select practitioners and facilities in Marketplace Silver-tier plans as it does for all other Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP) products and lines of business.The measures may include, but are not limited to, HEDIS/CAHPS performance, member/patient complaints, patient safety scores, hospital quality measures, and geographic need. Members enrolled in KFHP Marketplace plans have access to all professional, institutional and ancillary health care providers who participate in KFHP plans’ contracted provider network, in accordance with the terms of members’ KFHP plan of coverage. All Kaiser Permanente Medical Group physicians and network physicians are subject to the same quality review processes and certifications.
 
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This page was last updated on:

12/13/2018