Kenneth T. Shiozaki, D.O., is Board-certified in Family Medicine with a subspecialty in Urgent Care. He says that he greatly enjoys hospital medicine, where he has the opportunity to speak directly to patients and specialists alike.
Dr. Shiozaki says, “Even though I’m a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, I strongly believe in medication, when necessary. I strongly encourage my patients to engage in good physical and mental health practices. It is important to exercise, work out, and attend your screenings on schedule.”
Dr. Shiozaki says he chose Family Medicine because “I am a people person and enjoy developing strong ongoing relationships with my patients. Doing research is another aspect of this profession that I enjoy. I love the variety of being a Family Medicine and Urgent Care specialist. I would hate to be a pencil pusher!” One thing Dr. Shiozaki would like his patients to know is how much he values punctuality – in himself and his patients. “I appreciate it when my patients are on time for their appointments,” he says. “That way, I can be on time for my next patient.” It’s no wonder his patients give him such high ratings for his friendliness, responsiveness, excellent communication, punctuality, and knowledge.
When asked why he joined Providence, Shiozaki says, “I was born at Little Company of Mary, which, as you know, is a Providence hospital. I started as a primary care and urgent care doctor at our Torrance location and have also added Carson Primary Care to my repertoire.” Shiozaki was honored to be tapped to be a hospitalist due to the covid surge, and he is happy that with so many nurses as his clients, he seems to be the nurses’ choice for physicians.
Dr. Shiozaki, D.O., received his medical degree from Western University in Pomona, California, and completed his internship and residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. A California native, he is married and has two cats. He enjoys racing his Audi legally at track events when not working.
Education & Experience
- Aetna US Healthcare PPO
- BeechStreet PPO
- Blue Cross of California PPO
- Blue Shield of California PPO
- ChoiceCare-Humana PPO
- Cigna Healthcare PPO (No Local Plus)
- Coventry Health Care PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net of California PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Oscar PPO
- PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems) PPO
- TriCare (TriWest) PPO
- United HealthCare PPO
Carson Primary & Urgent Care
21501 S. Avalon Blvd., Ste. 100
Carson, CA 90745