Sharon Orrange, MD

Title(s)Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator) (Part-Time)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address2020 Zonal Ave. IRD 306
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 5100
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    American College of Physicians2009Fellow
    1998American Heart Association Laverna Titus Young Investigator Award and Forum Presentation
    1997Winner of the American College of Physicians Medical Student Abstract Competition w Poster Presentat
    University of California, San Diego1989  - 1990Dean's List

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    Dr. Orrange received her BA in Biology at the University of California, San Diego, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She received her MD from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

    Dr. Orrange began work over 25 years ago with the Department of Cardiology at LAC+USC Medical Center, participating in research on the long-term outcome of patients with mitral stenosis who have undergone catheter balloon valvuloplasty and authored a publication in Circulation. Dr. Orrange has partnered with investigators from UC Davis on several publications assessing the use of online information seeking by patients before and after their physician visits. Dr. Orrange recently authored a publication on trust and telemedicine during COVID-19.

    Dr. Orrange serves as the medical advisor and writer for, a prescription drug price comparison site, and GoodRx care, a telehealth website. In addition, Dr. Orrange has been an invited lecturer for internal medicine and psychiatry residents on depression and anxiety disorders in primary care and women’s health issues.

    Currently, Dr. Orrange is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She spends part of her time as the attending physician for medical students and residents during their medicine rotations at LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Orrange has an active private practice in general internal medicine at Keck Medicine of USC-Beverly Hills and the USC Faculty-Staff Clinic and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

    Dr. Orrange has appeared on The Doctors, Fox Sports West, The Ricki Lake Show, and many local news outlets. Dr. Orrange has been included on the Best Doctors in America list and the Los Angeles Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times Best Doctors in Los Angeles lists.

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    1. Equity in Medical Care for People Living With Diabetes. Diabetes Spectr. 2022; 35(3):266-275. Garcia JF, Peters AL, Raymond JK, Fogel J, Orrange S. PMID: 36082008; PMCID: PMC9396720.
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    2. Specialized Technology Education for Pumps and Pens in Underserved Populations with Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2022 04; 24(4):268-275. Orrange S, Ruelas V, Peters AL. PMID: 34809482.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    3. Patient Satisfaction and Trust in Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Retrospective Observational Study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2021 Apr 22; 8(2):e28589. Orrange S, Patel A, Mack WJ, Cassetta J. PMID: 33822736; PMCID: PMC8103305.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 47  
    4. Reasons for and predictors of patients' online health information seeking following a medical appointment. Fam Pract. 2014 Oct; 31(5):550-6. Li N, Orrange S, Kravitz RL, Bell RA. PMID: 24963151.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. The prepared patient: information seeking of online support group members before their medical appointments. J Health Commun. 2012; 17(8):960-78. Hu X, Bell RA, Kravitz RL, Orrange S. PMID: 22574697.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Lingering questions and doubts: online information-seeking of support forum members following their medical visits. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec; 85(3):525-8. Bell RA, Hu X, Orrange SE, Kravitz RL. PMID: 21315538.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Encouraging patients with depressive symptoms to seek care: a mixed methods approach to message development. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Feb; 78(2):198-205. Bell RA, Paterniti DA, Azari R, Duberstein PR, Epstein RM, Rochlen AB, Johnson MD, Orrange SE, Slee C, Kravitz RL. PMID: 19674862; PMCID: PMC2815180.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Actuarial outcome after catheter balloon commissurotomy in patients with mitral stenosis. Circulation. 1997 Jan 21; 95(2):382-9. Orrange SE, Kawanishi DT, Lopez BM, Curry SM, Rahimtoola SH. PMID: 9008453.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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