Mostafa Rahimi, MD
Dr. Mostafa Rahimi earned his medical degree abroad before moving to New York to complete his Internship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and where he later did his family medicine residency in upstate New York. After completing his geriatric fellowship in 2005. Dr. Rahimi felt he needed to add to his life’s work, so he decided to integrate Hyperbaric medicine to his growing list of medical specialties.
He currently owns and runs an urgent care (Oceanfront Urgent Care) in Rancho Palos Verdes and has branched out to San Pedro where he’s added Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Dr. Rahimi is also a dedicated family man who loves to spend his time away from work with his lovely wife and 2 wonderful children.
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Meet the Team
Alexa Benson began to study music at an early age. Piano, violin, flute, and accordion; finally settling on voice as her primary instrument. Through the process of learning language through music, she also developed a love of culture and is a consummate traveler.
After receiving her Bachelors in Music from Chapman University, she changed career paths and began working on her Nursing degree. While working as a nurse in the emergency department at Harbor UCLA, she received her certificate as a women’s healthcare Nurse Practitioner from the Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Program and began working as a sexual assault forensic nurse. A year later, Harbor UCLA began utilizing Nurse Practitioners and she started the Medical Screening Exam NP group and also completed her MSN at California State University, Long Beach. The Thesis research that was conducted led to the publishing of the journal article “Reliability of Female genital injury detection after sexual assault”.
Immediately after graduation, she entered the University of California at Los Angeles and completed her Ph.D. after developing the vulvar acute genital injury score (VAGIS). Dr. Benson is a provider with Dr. Rahimi at Oceanfront Urgent Care in Palos Verdes, adjunct faculty at El Camino Community College, provides expert testimony in sexual assault cases with Forensic Nurse Specialists, Inc., and now performs both laser and primary care/urgent care services to the community of San Pedro at Pacific Medical Plaza.