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Internal Medicine

At Riverside Medical Clinic we provide patients with world-class care. We have top-quality internal medicine and family practice providers available close to you.

What is the difference between internal medicine and family practice?

Primary care physicians are usually either family practice or internal medicine doctors. But what does that mean to the type of care you will receive? In the same way that a pediatrician cares for children, an internal medicine physician cares for adults. A family practice physician, or family practitioner, is a pediatrician and an internal medicine doctor combined into one.  So, a family practitioner can see patients of all ages.

Why choose internal medicine?

Doctors who practice internal medicine are called internists. Internal medicine grew out of the idea of devoting the same kind of specialized care that pediatricians provide, but for adults. Internists complete a three-year residency after medical school that encompasses both outpatient care in a clinic and time in a hospital where they often do rotations and receive sub-specialty training in areas such as cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology. So they’re trained to care for patients with chronic and acute illnesses. Internal medicine doctors at Riverside Medical Clinic specialize in the supervision of patients 18 years of age and older. They not only treat illnesses but provide routine physicals and well patient care, too.

Why choose a family practice doctor?

Some people prefer the idea of one doctor who can treat their entire family’s illnesses for continuity of care. Family practitioners can treat patients as young as infants through adulthood. Knowing an entire family can also make it easier to capture patient history. Female patients can even go to their family practice physician instead of a gynecologist for routine pap smears. But you also don’t have to have a family to see a family practitioner. While it’s true that some family medicine doctors can also have specialties, their focus is primarily on outpatient care of patients of all ages.

Who will you choose?

As you can see, there are advantages to choosing both types of doctors. That’s why Riverside Medical Clinic has both. Still can’t decide which one to see? It will be the physician you feel most comfortable with. Visit our offices. Talk to the doctors and staff. Regardless of whether you choose a family practitioner or an internist, you’ll find the doctor that’s right for you at Riverside Medical Clinic.

To find out more about choosing your doctor, or to schedule an appointment, please call 951-782-3602.


Tony Sang-Jin Kwon, MD
Tony Sang-Jin Kwon, MD
Internal Medicine
Margaret Song, MD
Margaret Song, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine
Rick P. Tang, MD
Rick P. Tang, MD
Internal Medicine
Albert Y. Li, MD
Albert Y. Li, MD
Internal Medicine
Ook Kim, MD
Ook Kim, MD
Internal Medicine
David Thio, MD
David Thio, MD
Internal Medicine
Amy Zhang, MD
Amy Zhang, MD
Internal Medicine
Karl Tanara, MD
Karl Tanara, MD
Urgent Care
Internal Medicine
Tony Moralez, PA-C
Tony Moralez, PA-C
Internal Medicine
Sarah Lavery, MD
Internal Medicine
Gloria G. Carreon, MD
Internal Medicine
Peter Liao, MD
Peter Liao, MD
Internal Medicine
Susan Aminzai, MD
Internal Medicine
Jon G. Persichino, DO
Jon G. Persichino, DO
Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease
Melanie Crane, MD
Melanie Crane, MD
Internal Medicine
Christian C. Lanot, MD
Christian C. Lanot, MD
Hospitalist
Internal Medicine
Ennis Zaitoon, MD
Internal Medicine
M. Khaled Shahin, MD
M. Khaled Shahin, MD
Internal Medicine
Fatima A. Gauhar, MD
Fatima A. Gauhar, MD
Internal Medicine
Glenmore Hendricks, RNP
Glenmore Hendricks, RNP
Internal Medicine
Kam Y. Lau, MD
Kam Y. Lau, MD
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary
Ronald G. Dulos, MD
Ronald G. Dulos, MD
Internal Medicine
Mara Archambault, MD
Mara Archambault, MD
Internal Medicine
Andrew Philip Corr, MD
Andrew Philip Corr, MD
Internal Medicine
Raed El Hajjaoui, MD
Raed El Hajjaoui, MD
Hospitalist
Internal Medicine
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