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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Afshin Akhavan started his pursuit of medicine at UCLA for undergraduate, Western University for Osteopathic Medicine, and then his residency in Family Medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine where he still serves as a volunteer faculty. Today he is a dedicated family los angeles physician and the medical director of his clinic in Downtown Los Angeles CA serving the under-served where his heart lies. He has a great love and passion for his patients, employees, colleagues, and students.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Akhavan is a very savvy doctor. I appreciate his knowledge. I recommend him highly. He belongs in Beverly Hills but his heart is with people with less money. Very admirable.
Booked my appointment for 9:00 am and wasn't seen until 9:45. The staff was SO NICE though, so I would still recommend this practice to others.
Some of the staff was nice but they didn’t seem to care that I was there I had to keep coming up to get the paperwork. And the actual doctor was okay but he kept ignoring what I was saying and it almost seemed as if he was trying make me feel stupid. He ended prescribing me the prescription I repeatedly told him didn’t work for me. Never coming back.
The office environment is horrible. After I made appointment I still had to wait an hour before getting seen. The form submitted through Zocdoc wasn’t transferred to the system and I have to rewrite the information form all again.
Friendly staff and doc.
He was very quick and efficient but present and listened to what I was saying very intently. Very nice and knowledgeable and easy to work with.
After going there two times I now understand why there are so many bad reviews about their company and the office environment. I had an appointment set 3 weeks in advance for 10AM. I was not seen until 11:19AM and was told by an office staff member that they were sorry for the wait but, Dr.Afshin doesn't ignore people especially walk ins... Staff were polite, but for someone who had a scheduled appointment to be seen almost 80 minutes later because the doctor was busy with walk in patients, ABSURD!!!
Very fast service
I waited more than two hours for the doctor to see me. Didn't treat my problem, but rather suggested that we see how it plays out in a week, and scheduled a follow up. Still in pain and very unhappy with the visit.
Dr Afshin is lovely but the office is fifthly and chaotic. So dirty and unorganized i had to push get seen and question that the tools had been cleaned.
Well, Zocdoc sucks. None of my information I filled out transferred to their office and they didn't show my appointment booked. I had to start from scratch there. However, the office was great. Even though my appointment that was booked though here didn't show they were still able to see me fairly quickly. The nurses there are super sweet and caring and the doctor was extremely nice. I went in for a physical and after all the testing, I was out of there in under 2 hours. Not bad considering I didn't even have an appointment set on file with them.
Dr. Akhavan was warm and personable during my first visit to the clinic. He was thorough in documenting my medical history and despite the business of the clinic, took a generous amount of time to listen to my concerns. The entire staff was friendly and kept me informed about the progress of the appointment. I highly recommend the team at Dr. Akhavan's office.
Dr. Afshin is a very delightful person. Provides good information and makes patients comfortable. Would surely recommend him.
While having the medical students there to observe was a little unorthodox for me. The Dr. Was more than accommodating. He did ask my permission as well before bringing in the students , who were also very nice. I appreciated that even though the Drs only have a short time to visit with patients, he was very attentive and asked me about any issues I may be experiencing at the moment. All in all I would recommend him to others.
He is the best ????
Dr Afshin Akhavan was fantastic. He was very thorough when diagnosing the issue. I'm currently travelling from overseas and had to see a doctor, although I wish he was my regular doctor! Highly recommend
Zocdoc information didn't pass on through to the reception. The follow up scheduled twice and the doctor was not available both times. Was seen by another doctor at the place. The facilities aren't the cleanest or the best maintained. I was visiting the city on business and scheduled a visit on short notice so didn't have a choice. Had to go to another doctor to get a more comprehensive opinion / review.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Very happy with my visit.
I was a bit worried about the family clinic environment but Dr. Akhavan and his staff were WONDERFUL! I was seen quickly, they were very thorough and friendly in their approach.
The support staff is excellent, office carries a positive vibe and MD listened and answered questions.
Awesome office, doctor and staff! I definitely recommend.
He's a great caring doctor. Very professional.
Visit One: Came in for a physical which should've been covered by my insurance and was re-assured by both the doctors and the front desk that it was. Much to my surprise when the bill came that they billed it as something else so that my insurance would only cover part (not all). I've called multiple times and each time the front desk would agree that it should be changed, they'll call billing to update my bill, yet I've haven't received an updated bill yet. On top of that, took two nurses about three tries to draw blood... Visit Two: Came by in a couple of days after my physical to receive my test results. Doctor spent five minutes reading me my results THEN found out that a test wasn't done so that they would have to re-draw blood to get the test done (took one nurse two tries). Ended up paying a co-pay and a small fortune (when the bill came) for this five minute of doctors visit. The lab bill was cheaper. Visit Three: Refused to pay a co-pay since this was a test they should've done the first time instead of having me come back in again. A front desk person ended up reading me my results. Why couldn't they have done that the first time? Visit Four: Came in for a prescription write-up. Took about a total of 15 minutes for the doctor to ask me question and write me stuff. In the end, the pills they recommended wasn't a good fit for me and my body (threw my body chemistry off) and I ended up getting a better, accurate prescription from somewhere else. All these four visits were done within a month so when the bill came... it was quite a surprise. It's been five months and I'm still calling them daily for a revised/updated bill to reflect accurate billing from my first visit. Unless you have AMAZING insurance or you don't mind paying insane amounts, find a different place. The only reason this place got two stars is cause the doctors were nice and friendly.
Dr. Afshin was polite and friendly. I felt comfortable during the check up. However, he tried to pressure me to complete procedures that are not covered by my insurance. When I hesitated and requested that they call my insurance to ensure that it would be covered completely (because otherwise, I would not want to do it), he said that they did and it would be covered. I called my insurance myself and they said that only half of the procedures would be covered.
Dr. Akhavan was so kind and professional! It was a really busy day in the office so it took some time to see me, but when he was working with me I didn't feel rushed. He took the time to explain all that he was doing and what next steps would be. It was my first time seeing him, but he seems like a great doctor. The rest of the staff, however, were a little rude and condescending and were very much rushing me. I apparently had to go to a lab for some tests and the front desk woman just handed me a paper. I had to ask like 3 times for her to explain what exactly I needed to do with the paper. She seemed irritated that I was asking questions which is frustrating since it was her job to give me information.The office itself is fairly rundown as well. Despite negative experiences with the rest of the office, I will return to see Dr. Akhavan because he is in network, conveniently located, and seems like a great doctor.
Very nice and relatable
The staff was incredibly rude and difficult to get information from. I waited an hour and then basically another hour to get blood drawn even though no one was there. The doctor was giving me unprofessional advice about my romantic life that had nothing to do with health. It was impossible to get my results and the staff continued to be rude over the phone and tell me they hadn't contacted the lab weeks after my appointment. I had to call many times to get any information.
I waited more than an hour, the doctor asked me why I was there but did not EXAMINE ME. He said I would need to come back because the day had gotten totally off schedule due to a last minute emergency. They gave me a piece of paper to go get blood work done elsewhere before I came back for my actual appointment. I never came back.. THEY CHARGED ME HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.. and I've been fighting it ever since. The doctor seemed nice but I was NOT seen or treated in ANY way for what I came in for.
Dr Akhavan is superb!
I needed to see a doctor quickly while on a business trip and was able to make nearly instant appointment to see Dr. Akhavan. I wish I had been able to learn more about the office where he practices and his staff as when I arrived I was pretty shocked. The office is very run down and quite dirty. Additionally, his staff was a bit judgmental and not very friendly to a new patient. It should also be noted that the staff didn't receive the medical forms I filled in on the app so I had to complete everything again upon arrival. My interaction with Dr. Akhavan was brief but he was pretty helpful.
Dr. Akhavan was great! Very friendly and nice! Listened to my concerns and really addressed them, he didn't dismiss anything I said. He went the extra mile of asking twice if he had addressed everything I came in for. I really appreciated the whole experience!
I was unable to keep to the appointment, I will book for another day.
The staff was very helpful and courteous. They are amazing and look out for the patient.
Dr. Akhavan was very quick to diagnose my ailment, highly intelligent and a warm bedside manner. Nurses are very professional and kind.
The doctor was very nice and informative and he was very quick and tried to make it more comfortable to talk about any personal issues. The staff was very sweet and tried to make this visit as quick as possible considering the long wait and the fact I was late for my appointment. They try working in scheduling a follow up to check on an issue if necessary according to my schedule.
Were spirits I ever had coming into the dock doctors office
SO NICE. I came in so worried and Dr. Akhavan made me feel very taken care of, answered all of my questions and then some. He was kind, good sense of humor and I didn't feel at all rushed. Very happy patient.
Dr. Akhavan and his team are absolutely wonderful! I ended up needing to see a separate doctor for follow-up and Dr. Akhavan made a PERSONAL call and personally booked/confirmed my appointment for the next morning. His staff is very nice and helpful, beautifully balancing professionalism and personal care. Nothing bad to say about this doctor and his office. 5 STARS!
He was great! Super nice and asked if I had any questions. He didn't try to rush me which is always nice.
The Doc was very professions and informative. Quite friendly as well.
everyone there was extremely nice to me. I really like that.
He is a nice doctor and carring