Education

Fellowship
Family Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1999
Residency
Family Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1998
Internship
Family Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1996
Degree
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1995

Medical Board Certifications

Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, 1998

Gender

Female

State License

A60910
  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr. Arikian is a Los Angeles native who attended UCLA as an undergraduate and received her B.S. degrees in Biology with an emphasis on Ecology, Behavior and Evolution. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She returned to Southern California to complete her residency at Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine. After residency she did a one-year Chief Residency and Fellowship in Faculty Development. She also completed a special project looking at patient attitudes towards alternative medicine.

    After training, she took a full-time clinical position at the non-profit Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the U.S. There she saw primarily uninsured and disadvantaged families, including homeless patients. She eventually became director of the VFC satellite clinic in the Mar Vista Gardens Housing Project, which was later relocated and named the Colen Family Health Center.

    After 11 years at VFC, she began working at University Health Center in January of 2011. She sees patients of all ages, and enjoys practicing the entire breadth of outpatient family medicine. Her primary goal in treating patients is to give them the tools to stay healthy and prevent complications from chronic disease.

    Dr. Arikian is married to a neurologist physician and has four young children. She enjoys work, family, travel and the outdoors. On her off days she volunteers at her children’s school and practices yoga.

  • Locations

    UCLA Family Health Center

    (primary location)
    Accepting new patients
    Address
    1920 Colorado Avenue
    Santa Monica, California 90404-3414
    Phone
    310-319-4700
    Fax
    310-453-5106
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Family Medicine
    American Board of Family Medicine, 1998

    Education

    Fellowship
    Family Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1999
    Residency
    Family Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1998
    Internship
    Family Medicine, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, 1996
    Degree
    MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1995
  • Clinical Interests
    • Diabetes
    • Family Planning
    • General Gynecology
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pediatrics
    • Women's Health
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