Doctors and Staff

Our practice is made up of four internal medicine physicians and two nurse practitioners, as well as an excellent office staff who are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care to our patients.
Alex Zand, M.D., is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician whose interests include geriatrics, diabetes, arthritis, and women’s health, among many others. In addition to providing excellent and comprehensive care to his patients, he serves on several boards at St. Joseph Hospital and is the Medical Director at a local skilled nursing facility.
Sasan Salmi, M.D., is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician whose interests include hypertension, arthritis, and diabetes in addition to many others. He has been practicing medicine for 20 years, with a focus on geriatric medicine in the last ten years.
Haleh Safavi, M.D., is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician whose interests include geriatrics and women’s health.
Ronald Daoud, M.D. is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing medicine at St. Joseph Hospital since 1991. He is the Chairman of Medicine at a local hospital and practices out of St. Joseph Hospital, Chapman Medical Center, and local skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Daoud’s clinical interests include general internal medicine, COPD, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes and hospice care. He is fluent in Arabic and semi-fluent in French. He enjoys reading, jogging, and spending time with family.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Kovacs, FNP-C, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special training in the care of children and adults of all ages. Her focus is providing preventive health services, patient education, disease management and illness prevention. She has been a Registered Nurse for over a decade, with a certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing. She advanced her career to Nurse Practitioner at the Masters Level, with a focus on Family. Her interests include Geriatrics, Diabetes, and Arthritis.
Kristin Theetge, ANP-BC is a Board Certified Adult Nurse practitioner with a focus on the care of adult and geriatric populations. Kristin is also certified as a Public Health Nurse and has training in non-surgical aesthetic procedures. She has many years of experience working as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the hospital, office, skilled nursing and long term care facilities. Kristin is passionate about helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle, illness prevention, and promoting an optimal quality of life for her patients.

What our patients are saying about us

“The treatment I have received (both emotional and physical) has been exceptional! Thank you to Dr. Zand and his caring staff.”

Linda P.

“I have known and worked with Kristin Theetge and Dr. Salmi for the last four years. This experience has been very pleasurable both for the facility and the residents. They both have demonstrated exceptional skills with dealing with their patients and facility staff. They have shown professionalism and genuine care for their patients.”

Carlotta S., Director of Nursing

“All of the doctors and nurse practitioner have given me excellent care. I would recommend any of them. They are very good, kind, and give thorough care and concern”

Carol A.


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