Dr. Naik is a specialist in internal medicine, with a focus in endocrinology-related
disorders and treatments. She serves adult patients at the Hoag Medical
Group location in Irvine, California.
Hoag’s reputation for outstanding and highly personalized patient
care was one of the primary factors in Dr. Naik’s decision to join
Hoag Medical Group (HMG). Her desire to become a doctor so that she could
help others was instilled in Dr. Naik as a child, when she would accompany
her father, who had type 1 diabetes, during frequent trips to the hospital
in their native India.
Dr. Naik says HMG’s individualized, patient-centric philosophy goes
hand in hand with her strong belief that doctors should be able to spend
unhurried, quality time with their patients, listening to and counseling
them, and building long-term relationships based on respect, kindness
Not only is Dr. Naik passionate about delivering excellent patient care,
she also believes it is important to give back to the community. While
studying medicine in India, she served as a volunteer on several health-related
initiatives, including campaigns to raise public awareness about AIDS,
malaria and tuberculosis, and efforts to curb polio and diabetes.
Dr. Naik graduated from Bangalore Medical College in India and completed
her residency at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago.
In addition to English, she speaks Hindi, Kannada and Telugu. She has
been in the United States since 2004.
In her spare time, Dr. Naik enjoys reading, painting and embossing, playing
the keyboard, yoga, meditation, gardening and cooking. She and her husband
and their two young daughters live in Irvine.