As the second largest city in the U.S, Los Angeles is known for its attractive climate, its diversity, tricky traffic, and its world-famous entertainment industry. While going to the doctor isn’t the same as a night out at the movies, patients expect the same as film patrons: top quality.
Check out this list of the Top 5 Family Physicians in the greater Los Angeles area—June, 2016, who have claimed their profiles on RateMDs.com.
She interned and completed her residency at the Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center under Family Medicine.
Dr. Mobasser completed her fellowship in dermatology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
“Excellent doctor and staff. I selected her as a primary care physician on my Blue Shield PPO as she had specialties in both family practice and dermatology (important as I have a prior history of skin cancer). She and her assistant both provided a comprehensive physical exam and identified a suspicious skin lesion, which proved to be a small basal cell cancer. Cannot recommend a physician more highly. Worth the drive from Pasadena.” *****
“I love this doctor office. Staff and doctor.” *****
“I took my child to Dr. Sarvenaz Mobasser and she was immediately helpful and attentive. She listened to my concerns and even allayed several of them. She is knowledgeable without being overbearing and most importantly she listens without being condescending. I would highly recommend her to people who want a concise and immediate diagnosis and treatment!”
“We provide outstanding care in women’s health and prenatal care, including obstetrics. We also offer superb care for seniors and adults, and of course for our beautiful children and exciting adolescents in the community….We take pride in treating our patients as family and friend. We know your name and you’ll know ours. We stand with you all the way.”-Dr. Akhavan, YouTube.com
Dr. Afshin Akhavan is a leading physician in Los Angeles specializing in Family Medicine. He directs two clinics in downtown L.A that provide medical services to all men, women, and children.
Dr. Akhavan began the pursuit of medicine as an undergraduate at UCLA where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degrees. After receiving two degrees from UCLA, he attended Western University of Health Sciences, where he received his Osteopathic medical degree. Dr. Akhavan fulfilled his residency in Family Medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine, where he continues to serve as a volunteer faculty member.
“It is truly a blessing to have such an admirable physician in our neighborhood.” *****
“I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to make a change in his health. God bless him.” *****
“Dr. Akhavan is the best doctor I have ever known. He is very caring and knows how to make an ill patient well.” *****
“Energetic, efficient, and always have patients best interest in mind. I’m a big advocate of Preventative medicine as well as healthy living and will try all preventative measures, before recommending pharmaceutical treatment.” -Dr. Pouya Shafipour, LinkedIn
Dr. Shafipour is a board certified Family Medicine Specialist with subspecialty in Obesity Medicine. Dr. Shafipour received his B.A. in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley.
He received a Masters degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University and attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine, completing his M.D.
Dr. Shafipour interned in General Surgery at UC Irvine and completed his residency in Family Medicine in connection with UCLA.
“Very organized, never have to wait, always great medical knowledge and advice. Great medical staff.”
“After years and years of searching for a genuine, caring and knowledgeable integrative Doctor, I can stop searching. Doctor Shafipour is truly the best I’ve seen yet. He takes time to think about your problems and provides integrative solutions. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good doctor.”
“Dr. Shafipour is a great doctor with a refreshing approach. Instead of prescribing medication first, Dr. Shafipour works with you to try to solve health issues in natural ways – diet, exercise, meditation, etc. He is also a realist and will prescribe medication when you need it. I highly recommend Dr. Shafipour.”
“Dr. Shafipour and his staff are incredibly friendly, professional, and personal. I just moved here from out of state and can honestly say this is the best primary care I’ve been to ever. Plus, I usually faint or get light-headed when getting blood drawn, and here that didn’t happen; just goes to show how the right staff can make all the difference.”
“I am always striving to provide the most up-to-date evidence-based healthcare as well as preventative health education to the whole family. I believe that patients should have a role in shaping and maintaining their optimal health goals which can be achieved with guidance from their Primary Care Provider.”- Dr. Marianne F. Mikhail, LinkedIn.
Dr. Mikhail completed her medical training at Cairo University’s School of Medicine in Egypt. Her residency was completed at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Dr. Mikhail is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has been certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
“I came in (as a new patient) with an unusually large number of things to check on and ask the doctor about, she was very knowledgeable and was more than happy to talk about every single one, even though it was near the lunch hour. I highly recommend that if you’re a new patient, that you arrive with plenty of time to fill out the required forms. 30 minutes should be considered a minimum.”
“Dr. Mikhail is super friendly, takes her time speaking with you and addressing your concerns, and seems to genuinely care about you as her patient. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends!”
“I’m thrilled to have found Dr. Mikhail! Wonderful bedside manner, smart and finds all the details important. First Dr. I have seen in years that didn’t rush. Made me feel like the most important patient of the day!”
“I am a board certified family doctor in Lakewood California, my practice goal is to offer the best care to all my patients. I strongly believe in Preventive Medicine, current up-to-date therapy and individualized care for each patient according to their needs. I learned a lot from teaching residents the principles of medicine and being a role model for them, I find the most important value in being a good family physician is to listen very carefully to your patients and understand their background and needs.”- Dr. Sherif Labatia, LinkedIn
Dr. Sherif completed his medical training at Cairo University’s School of Medicine in Egypt, and his residency as Chief Resident at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia. He is a certified member of the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
“He is a compassionate and knowledgeable physician who allows his patients (those who so choose) to take the helm in regards to their health. He will advise, from his professional knowledge and experience, but will never coerce his patients into taking an approach to their health that they are uncomfortable with. I highly recommend Dr. Labatia! He is a great doctor and a caring and respectful person.”
“I have found my primary Dr! Dr. Sherif Labatia takes his time ensuring your every question is answered. I was born with a heart murmur and thought it had gone away because no Doctor has mentioned that I have it and Dr. Labatia noticed it right away! I already started recommending him to friends and family!”
“Wonderful and caring DR. He saved my life by diagnosing me with a blood disease that many other Dr’s did not find. I owe my life to this Dr.”
“Dr. Labatia worked with me wonderfully. His patient listening manner and thoughtful patient-inclusive approach to finding a solution works for me! He was also able to see me in an almost emergent situation. Really a very good doctor.”