Krikor A. Akmakji, MD
I speak: English, Arabic, Armenian
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. 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 have wanted to be a physician since eighth grade when a close family friend that was like a grandfather to me had a stroke while in a locked room. Neighbors called my mother and I for help and I crawled through a partially open window to unlock the door and summon an ambulance. As the first generation in my family born in the U.S.A., I realized the importance of helping others who did not understand the medical systems or could not speak English well enough to access care, which inspired me to help bridge that gap by going into medicine.
About my practice
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, but I am also here to help you when you are sick. I want to be your partner in health, and it helps me better care for you when you are actively involved in taking care of your health.
How I thrive
I thrive when at work. I truly love taking care of people and that's a great feeling. I also love my family, and enjoy spending time with them, playing sports and exercising. I love to work out and watch my diet. Time with family is key to a balanced life.