Department of Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine’s highly trained team of physicians and advanced practice clinicians care for adults and late teens, evaluating and managing a wide array of medical conditions. We provide consultative services for acute and chronic conditions utilizing a full spectrum of diagnostic tools, therapeutic modalities and specialty referrals. We are available to our patients for preventive services, wellness education and the management of complex multisystem illness. We provide preoperative medical consultations for patients with that need. With almost 100 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants at six Scripps Clinic Medical Group sites throughout San Diego County, the Department of Internal Medicine provides convenient access to primary care services. Our Division of Private Internal Medicine delivers “concierge” medical care services through our Carmel Valley and Torrey Pines offices.

Department Chair: Gregory Babikian, MD

Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 3811 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92130:

Dayna G. Arnstein-Temby, MD
Gregory Babikian, MD

Scott A. Carstens, MD
Rio Dickens-Celestin, MD
Julie Gollin, MD
Kaylan A. Graham, MD
David Heller, MD
Benjamin F. Johnson, MD
Robert Kaplan, MD
Ann Kuo, MD
David B. La Vine, MD
Andrew S. Lai, MD
William Land, MD
Vikki Lane, MD
Eric T. Liu, MD
Varinthrej Pitis, MD
Christine M. Wang, MD

Scripps Clinic La Jolla, Anderson Medical Pavilion, 9898 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037:

Lydia Park, MD
Julie A. Papatheofanis, MD

David W. Wetherhold, MD
Melissa K. Wolinski, DO

Scripps Clinic Misson Valley, 7565 Mission Valley Road, Unit 200, San Diego, CA 92108:

Mahlet Alula, MD
Maryann Erika Beko, MD
Gerardo Cisneros-Seibel, MD
Eric O. Johnson, MD
Yulia A. Okhotina, MD
Nina R. Rabin, MD
Xing J. Ren, MD
Vivian M. Tran, MD

Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo, 15004 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128:

Julie C. Bevan, MD
Mark Bulgarelli, MD
Isabel K. Cheon, MD
Parthajeet R. Chowdhuri, MD
Heather F. Doherty, MD
Siu Ming J. Geary, MD
Jasmine Y. Ide, MD
Haleh Mahdavieh, MD
Gerald D. Morris, MD
Mohammed Shaker, MD
Yuan Shao, MD
Leigh A. Van Vranken, MD

Scripps Clinic Rancho San Diego, 10862 Calle Verde, La Mesa, CA 91941:

Fatma V. Deif, MD
Michael F. Magpile, MD

Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Geisel Pavilion, 10666 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037:

Vedka Begovic, MD
Thomas L. Carter, MD
Lina H. Dajani, MD
Joel C. Diamant, MD
David J. Felix, MD
Shipra Khushu, MD
Sally Kim, MD
Alexander Meilan, MD
Bradley A. Patay, MD
Qin, Zhaoyi Qin, MD
Rebecca A. Riley, MD
Arjun Seghal, MD
Biraj D. Shah, MD
Sanjeev Shah, MD
Sankar Sridaran, MD
Dana M. Vaccari, MD
Christopher B. Yokoyama, MD

Advanced Practice Clinicians:
Sarah E. Alcorn, NP
Julia I. Appis, NP
Danielle R. Beck, PA
Kaitlyn L. Bertrand, PA
Michelle L. Carter, NP
Renee L. Curtis, PA
Annie Dien, NP
Timothy S. Foster, PA
Maya V. Gumanovsky, NP
Jennifer B. Hamblin, PA
Kelly M. Holt, NP
Jessica B. Kelley, NP
Bonnie M. Marblestone, NP
Victoria Muchnik, PA
Shawna N. Mellon, NP
Maria N. Miyashiro, NP
Abigail M. Mori, NP
Sarah L. Rawski, PA
Paige R. Squiller, PA
Debbie P. Tanedo, PA
Alexandra J. Taylor, PA

SCMG Internal Medicine, Carmel Valley 

SCMG Internal Medicine, Mission Valley

SCMG Internal Medicine, Rancho Bernardo

SCMG Internal Medicine, Torrey Pines

SCMG Primary Care, AMP

Featured Services

  • General physicals

  • Physicals for school/work/travel and more

  • Routine gynecologic care

  • Adolescent medicine

  • Geriatric care

  • Immunizations

  • Cancer survivorship

  • Genomics

  • Medical informatics

  • Private, concierge medical services

  • Management of Chronic Illness

  • Video/Telehealth Visits

Recognitions & Awards

  • Ongoing research in a number of areas including applications of genomic technology to clinical care, PDSA improvement projects, resident education innovations, and more

  • California Association of Physician Groups—Elite Status

  • Highly rated by the Office of Patient Advocate for Patient Care Experience (5/5 stars)

  • Highly rated by the Office of Patient Advocate Medicare Advantage Quality of Care (4.5/5 stars)

  • One of only five medical groups in CA to be above the 90th percentile nationally for patient diabetes and hypertension control

We are proud to be the home of the Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, which includes 36 categorical IM residents and 6 NIH sponsored physician-scientist training slots. For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

The Department also teaches UCSD medical students as they participate in their IM continuity training. We are also proud to play a substantial role in allied health professional training, serving as an affiliated training site for nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs across the country.