Our Doctors

Real people make real doctors.

Practicing medicine differently

Really effective healthcare takes time, personal knowledge and a range of skills, looking not only at helping fix a complaint you might have, but also helping you stay well. It’s the ability and passion to practice in a more personal and engaged way that we look for in our doctors. What you’ll see and experience are real people who happen to be doctors. We thought you’d like to learn a bit more about them here.

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Meet Our Doctors

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Leena Badhwar, MD

Leena is Board certified in Internal Medicine and her primary goal has always been to establish strong rapport with her patients. She was born and raised in New Delhi, India and has always had a passion for science. In her free time, Leena enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and spending time with her two children and dog.

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Akbar Zikria, DO

Akbar is a board certified family physician dedicated to helping his patient’s achieve the highest level of satisfaction with their health. He is very culturally driven. As a result, he  speaks three languages — Farsi, Spanish, and English. He also finds having insight into a patient’s culture will ultimately help lead to clinical decision making that is most appropriate for that particular patient

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Saba Haq, MD

Healthcare has been in Saba’s blood since her youth. Her parents’ involvement in the oil industry took her around the world for the first 13 years of her life where she saw the global need for quality healthcare. Upon returning to California, she began her career journey to become the first physician in her family. In her spare time, Saba enjoys staying active with her family, reading science fiction and playing the guitar.

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Elise Torres, MD

Elise is a board certified family physician who believes in empowering patients by providing them with the information they need to make healthy decisions. She is especially interested in caring for patients within the context of their individual and family lives. In her free time, Dr. Torres likes to bake and to explore the various parks of the Bay Area with her husband, two children, and dog.

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Eric Pifer, MD

Eric serves the Vice President and Medical Director for the Crossover Health Medical Group. He enjoys a variety of activities but his favorites are music and sailing. Not only does Eric play guitar in a rock and roll band with local physician friends, but he also enjoys exploring the San Francisco Bay by sailboat sometimes for days at a time.

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Treadmills are for exercise

Often, being a patient feels like being on a treadmill. Get in. Get diagnosed. Get out. It’s impersonal and focused on an issue, not on you as a person. It’s certainly not how we think healthcare should be.

 

A lot of doctors feel the same way. At Crossover, we’ve given our doctors the chance to get off the treadmill and provide care in a more meaningful way – looking at the whole person, being a partner and helping people stay well. You feel like a real person, not a number, at Crossover and interestingly, so do our doctors.

 

Come in and #meetourdocs. See what care can be like when you and your doctor actually have the time to get to know each other.

Primary Health

There’s more to our approach as well. Our Crossover Health Centers are physician-led, which means that the decisions we make with you about your care and your health are seen through the filter of evidence-based medicine and the oversight of your doctor. But our centers are also integrated health and wellness destinations, where you can easily take advantage of numerous related specialities like acupuncture, health coaching and behavioral health, sometimes at the same time. Our doctors love this team-based approach, because their relationship with ancillary providers has evolved from a referral slip to a full-on working relationship.

 

It’s way more than Primary Care. It’s Primary Health.

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