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Our Physicians

Constantia A. Abarikwu, MD

Linda R. Makdesi, MD

Alvin I. Bogart, MD

Shannan Murphy, MD

Constantia A. Abarikwu, MD

Constantia A. Abarikwu, MD

Dr. Abarikwu received her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado in 1991. She then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California.

Prior to joining North Valley Intermal Medicine in July 2010, Dr. Abarikwu practiced internal medicine in a multi-specialist group for five years and in private practice for 10 years.

Dr. Abarikwu is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her hospital affiliations include both both John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital and John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

She is a member of American Medical Association, American Society of Internal Medicine and Arizona Medical Association.

Dr. Abarikwu's special interests in medicine include geriatrics and women's health issues.

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Alvin I. Bogart, MD

Alvin I. Bogart, MD

Dr. Bogart received his medical degree from the University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium, in 1973. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical in New York, New York and a residency at the State University of New York, Stony Brook Medical Center, in Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Bogart is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His hospital affiliations include both John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital and John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

Dr. Bogart provides a high level of comprehensive care to adult patients with a focus on multiple and complex medical issues. He has been featured repeatedly, most recently in 2009, as a top doctor by the Phoenix magazine.

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Linda R. Makdesi, MD

Linda R. Makdesi, MD

Dr. Makdesi received her medical degree from Universidad Central del Este, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, in 2002. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

Dr. Makdesi is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her hospital affiliations include both both John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital and John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

Dr. Makdesi's special interests in medicine include geriatrics and internal medicine. She also has an interest in teaching other clinicians and has volunteered since 2004 in the instruction and supervision of internal medicine residents.

Dr. Makdesi cares for her patients with excellence, with an emphasis on addressing complex medical needs.

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Shannan Murphy, MD

Shannan Murphy, MD

Joined John C. Lincoln: 2014

Degree: MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2000.

Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz., 2003.

Board certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical interests: Hypertension, diabetes, preventive medicine, women's health care.

Philosophy of care: "To provide comprehensive medical care to adults ages 18 to geriatrics with respect and compassion."

Additional languages spoken: None.

Hobbies and personal interests: Hiking, traveling, belly dancing, plays, concerts and festivals.

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