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About South Area Pediatrics Medical Group Inc
South Area Pediatrics Medical Group Inc believes that each child deserves compassionate and experienced care at every stage of childhood. Our office in Sacramento, CA, takes a holistic approach to pediatric care, focusing on the entire child’s well-being, both physically and mentally.
Offering a wide variety of services from strep throat, to allergies, ear infections, ADHD evaluations, and so much more, we help ensure your child receives the treatment they need to live a healthy, successful life during childhood and beyond.
Meet Our Team
Rahat Saied, M
Dr. Saied received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, and went on to complete his residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and the University of California, Davis. Dr. Saied also served as a clinical professor at UC Davis for more than 10 years.
At his practice, Dr. Saied handles everything from strep throat and ear infections to more chronic issues like allergies. Dr. Saied also has a special interest in educating parents and children about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, and asthma.
To provide care to a variety of patients, Dr. Saied speaks fluent English, Hindi, and Urdu.
When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Saied enjoys reading, skiing, white-water rafting, and traveling.
Krisha Torgerson, MD
Krisha Igo Torgerson, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her undergraduate degree from La Sierra University and her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Torgerson completed her Pediatric Residency training at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. After 11 years in Southern California, Dr. Torgerson moved to Brooklyn, NY, where she worked for almost four years at Kings County Hospital prior to moving back to California. She and her husband have 2 children and enjoy being outside in nature hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling.
Hagilandeswari Sekar, MD
Dr. Hagilandeswari Sekar is a Board Certified Pediatrician who provides care for children and teens. Dr. Sekar received her Medical Degree from Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, India. Dr. Sekar completed her Pediatric Internship and Residency training at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Sekar moved to Sacramento after her training in 2006. She lives with her husband and her two girls. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, hiking, and traveling.
Thomas Howell, MD
Want to meet our incredible team for yourself? Please contact us at 916-394-2580 or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment!
4760 Florin Road #D
Sacramento CA 95823
Monday-Friday: 7:45 AM-5:00 PM