Dr. Karishev was born in the Ukraine and was trained in Russia with a focus on primary care internal medicine. She worked as the district physician in Arkhangelsk, Russia for more than 12 years, with primary responsibility for the outpatient, inpatient, and public health needs of the community. Upon moving to the US in 1996, she first gained employment as a software engineer in different companies in Bay Area, but has since then returned to clinical medicine by passing all certification exams. Her volunteer work included research coordination in Stanford University Lymphedema clinic. She had her three year residency training at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine residency, Maine, and after successful graduation in 2009 came back to San
Francisco. After the residency she worked at Novato Care Center as a family physician, and also in urgent care clinics of Marin County.
She is married, has two adult children, and takes care of her elderly father.
Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, reading.
Family medicine for her is the opportunity to encounter wide spectrum of health problems, to manage health conditions of several generations of patients, to be universal specialist, to provide of continuity of care. She enjoys listening the patients' stories. She helps patients to understand importance of prevention of diseases, and she strongly believes that team work of physician, patient, and family is the way of successful medicine. …