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New Doctor in Town: Dr. Tahseen Shareef

Story and Photo by Angela Yap | Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:00 am

Dr. Tahseen Shareef, who currently has a private practice in Loma Linda, is taking over Dr. Kyi Kyi Win’s 20-year practice in Lake Arrowhead starting in June.

Shareef has been practicing medicine for 23 years and specializes in internal medicine. She graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1993 and completed her residency at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical Center in 1996. She was then recruited by Loma Linda University Medical Center as an attending physician and she worked for Loma Linda Hospital for 12 years.

In 2008, Shareef opened her own private practice in Loma Linda. Her 26 years of medical experience includes inpatient, outpatient, hospice care and nursing home care. 

Having more than 26 years of diverse experiences, especially in internal medicine, Shareef sees Win’s departure as an opportunity for her to practice medicine on the mountain.

“I want to keep Win’s patients stable and offer continuous care during this transition,” Shareef said.

“I want to help the clinic grow,” said Shareef, who has applied for admitting privileges at Mountains Community Hospital. Currently, she is affiliated with Loma Linda Hospital.

“I had a great meeting with hospital administrator Charlie Harrison and am looking forward to serving all of Win’s loyal patients starting in June,” Shareef said. “I am excited to meet all the patients and I hope that the existing patients will give me a chance and together we can keep mountain health care local.”

“I would like to get involved in the community as I transition to Lake Arrowhead next month,” Shareef added.

Although she specializes in adult and senior health care, Shareef also focuses on women’s health. She sees patients age 14 and above.

Personal History

Shareef’s family migrated to the United States from India when she was 6-years-old. When asked if cultural issues were a challenge to her, she said she was raised in the United States and completed all of her education and training in the United States. 

“I am an American,” Shareef said.

Shareef also said there are no cultural barriers in her profession. Her passion is to take care of all her patients and that is not hindered by any cultural barriers.

Her personal hobbies include cooking, watching movies, listening to ‘80s music and watching basketball games. She is also married and has three boys.

Professionally Shareef finds it rewarding to teach aspiring medical students as they shadow her at her practice.

“I want to teach them things that they cannot learn from textbooks,” Shareef said.

“I am pleased to have Shareef taking over my practice,” Win said. “The mountain needs a woman doctor and someone specializing in internal medicine.” 

“I met with Dr. Shareef and am very impressed with her outlook on providing healthcare in a rural environment,” said Charlie Harrison, Mountains Community Hospital administrator. “She stated that she will be a member of our Medical Staff and be very active in her practice. We look forward to her presence in our community.”

Shareef accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, and MediCal to name a few.

For more information, call (909) 337-0059.