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Dr. Garen Derhartunian, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Raised in Glendale, CA, Dr. Derhartunian has always had a passion for medicine. Growing up in the tight community, he spent most of his childhood helping his father at a local pharmacy. There, he not only learned a vast array of different pharmacokinetics, but also strengthened the bond with the community in which he dreamed of serving. Dr. Derhartunian's career began in Glendale at R.D. White Elementary School where him and Dr. Tovmassian became instant friends. He then went on to complete his education at Woodrow Wilson Middle School followed by Glendale Senior High School. After obtaining a Bachelors in Science in Biochemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dr. Derhartunian attended Ross University Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at NYU-Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. His main focus in medicine is a preventative approach with a focus on evidence based medicine.

In-network insurances

  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine
  • New York University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • Armenian American Medical Society
  • Society of Hospital Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Armenian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1609133776

Office locations

Elevate Health Group

1577 E Chevy Chase Dr, Suite 260

Glendale, CA 91206

Patient reviews
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Great visit. Was in and out for my physical very quickly and the doctor was thorough yet efficient with his exam.
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Couldn't have been better. The waiting room was sparkling clean, the nurse and assistant very sweetly cued up a cartoon and played with my toddler, and Dr. Derhartunian was very professional, listened to my questions and gave thoughtful reponses.
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great doctor - love my visits with him!
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Great staff was out super staff :)
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So wonderful and well informed.
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Great and funny doctor. Was uncomfortable with the idea of finding a new PCP, but Dr. Derhartunian made it a wonderful experience.
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Very nice experience, I think we found our family doctor.
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A great doctor who always listens, always knows what to do and is always kind.
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Fine doctor // horrible medical group. I was seeing this doctor for over a year and when I was changing health plans I made sure I was in his network. They dropped coverage of my plan in the middle of January forcing me to find a new doctor.
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Words cannot express my gratitude for Dr. Garen and his practice. Finding a good doctor is tough, I recently moved from NYC to L.A. and had to get an established new network out west. Immediately impressed with Dr. Garen’s demeanor -I’ve been able to be 100% transparent with him, because he instantly made me feel comfortable. He really listens, spends time, and makes himself more human vs doc - and easy to relate to. Additionally, he made fantastic referrals for specialist I was looking for. All in all, I feel so fortunate to have found my new primary! Hard to find the good ones these days!
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Everyone in this office is really chill and nice and prompt. Dr. Derhartunian is really thorough and does a good job at making you feel comfortable. He communicates well and doesn't use confusing, convoluted language. He also seems really informedon medical studies and is eager to share that knowledge with you.
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After three years, I finally found a PCP in LA! Dr. Garen and his staff were excellent. I'm used to feeling very rushed and like just another number at doctors, and didn't experience any of that with Dr. Garen. I wasable to have a real conversation with him and talk through concerns, without any feeling of rush , judgement or quick assumptions. He took the time to understand more of what may be the underlying issues and the multiple options I could take moving forward. He even let me do a couple more examinations during this single appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Garen!
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Dr. Derhartunian is the best doctor. I have seen many doctors over the years and I highly recommend him if you want a caring doctor who will take his time with you, make you feel comfortable and treat you like a patient should be treated.
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Very nice people and super fast !
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Dr.Derhartunian and his staff are top notch professionals. I have been seeing Dr.Derhartunian and Dr.Tovmassian for a little over a year and I have never had any problems in scheduling or anything for that matter. Great doctors and great staff!!!
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Absolutely terrible, complete fraud. These people will never stop billing you. Since January 2017 I have received more than 7 "past due" bills to my home for an annual checkup I had in August 2016. This bill has been PAID INFULL. I have been on the phone with Blue Cross (my insurance provider) on more than 7 occasions to confirm that full payment was received and to rectify the situation with Dr. Derhartunian's office. Blue Cross has flat out told me that Dr. Derhartunian's office is blatantly disregarding the fact that the bills have all been paid and that they are practicing shady activities. Blue Cross has personally sent me paper confirmations that the bill has been paid in full and they have spoken to Dr. Derhartunian's office each time I've had to call them, and each time Blue Cross calls Dr. Derhartunian's office, his office swears that they will finally remove me from their billing system. Not so: I just got off the phone with them (August 18, 2017) and they are once again (I believe this is threat #8) threatening me with a "past due" bill! I informed them that this is completely inaccurate and that they received payment a year ago, and this was breaking news to them. SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHE AND DO NOT VISIT THIS DOCTOR OR ANY OF HIS ASSOCIATES. I'm at a loss as to what to do and I may have to take legal action if they do not finally listen. I wasn't going to write a bad review but this was the last straw for me and I want to warn all others out there that you could find yourself in this very same situation if you visit Dr. Derhartunian's office.
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Dr. D has been my general practitioner for more than a year now, and I am so happy with my choice. He's professional, cordial, and I always feel like he has my best interest at heart. Also, his staff are amazing! Can't recommend him enough!
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I'm glad I found Garen. He's a very genuine doctor.
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I was worried after we moved to a new area about finding the right PCP. We found ours on the first try. He gave us a lot of information in the first visit and addressed all of our health concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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Is it Great and an understanding doctor
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Really nice experiance. I think I've found my new doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Dehartunian is thoughtful, skillful and kind. He is a great internist with the feel of an old time family doctor. The care is comprehensive and compassionate.
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The office is always welcoming and accommodating upon arrival whether it be for a checkup, follow up, or a sick visit. Staff is friendly and considerate, and Dr. Derhartunian is thorough, thoughtful and always makes sure you come away from theappointment more knowledgeable about your own health. I am always more optimistic after an appointment here!
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Best and most caring doctor you will find anywhere. I have a lot of medical issues and he treats you as a whole person to get the best results. I trust him and that is vital in a doctor patient relationship.
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I was really nervous going in but the whole vibe of the office is calm and friendly. I was seen immediately and every single one of my questions were answered. Everything was explained to me, and I absolutely would recommend thisdoctor and practice to anyone. I'm so happy to have found a doctor who really seems to care and understand.
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Everything was great. I wasn't crazy about all the duplicate information on the forms
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Doctor took time to not only listen to my concerns but also made sure to follow up on them by checking my condition. I did not feel like I was being rushed as I have previously with many other medical practitioners. Would highly recommend!
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Very kind doctor and he helped with my needs. Very intelligent!
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It was excellent ! Great Doctor, great facilities !
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First off, both the receptionist and the Doctor were very friendly and professional. They diagnosed me and told me what the ER wouldn't a few days before. Gave me instructions on how to treat it and gave me the good news.To top it off, they gave me a doctors note for the days I missed at work. Amazing service, amazing human beings. I sure know how to pick them.
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Listened very closely to my concerns and discussed available options. He also understands that I pay out of pocket so he tries to give me the cheapest alternative.
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Dr. Garen listened to me and helped me in the best way he thought possible. I'm very glad that he cares about his patients.
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I'm very happy to have found Dr. Derhartunian. I feel as though he's committed to providing as much value as possible with each visit. He'll even take the time to look things up on Google with me to illustrate our discussions. Very thorough, kind and friendly doctor.
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Very pleased to find a thorough, knowledgeably doctor. Answered all my questions and took his time. Easy parking as well!
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Great doctor. Straight to the point. Highly Recommended.
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He was very thorough in trying to understand my problems and gave me a list of solutions to choose from. Very nice and professional.
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Maybe the best bedside manner I've ever encountered, doesn't dumb things down, answers all questions with the patience of a saint.
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Appointment was easy to make. The office called right after I submitted my request on Zocdoc. Everything else was smooth and easy. Don't bother filling in your patient info until you arrive.
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Dr. Derhartunian and his team were very nice and helpful. I highly recommend him!
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Awesome doctor! Very thorough and nice.
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At first I was skeptical as to how a doctor could garner so many five star reviews. The ease and convenience of making an appointment was a good start, but the location of the office also was great! Lots of parkingand not difficult to find. The staff was very helpful and friendly and just overall efficient. I guess I should have prefaced this with the reason for my visit-- I was in the market for a primary care physician after receiving a new insurance plan. I don't remember the last time I had a physical, so I was nervous about having blood drawn. Actually, I kind of legit freaked out. I started sweating profusely and my heart was racing and I was scared I was going to pass out. After being honest with him and telling him I would rather skip the needle today, and he was totally (well, almost) able to calm me down. He even offered to draw my blood himself! The girl at the front desk came in to hold my hand and talk to me, and it was over in no time. It's obvious why Dr. Derhartunian has such rave reviews-- he goes above and beyond and it does not go unnoticed. He has a terrific bedside manner, and is very charming, professional, and knowledgeable. It was actually a pleasant experience and I'd recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
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I was in and out - yet, I felt thoroughly examined and cared for. This office has it down!
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Great, easy to talk to, understanding and kind staff
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Very good.
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Professional, forthcoming, unhurried, willing to share nuanced information. Treated me as a peer, without condescension, while being knowledgeable and reassuring. I left there feeling I understood the big picture.
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Not only treated me for what I came in for, but filled all my other prescriptions - no hassle! Will be returning - kind and efficient!
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I have many medical issues and have seen many docs (good and bad) over the years . Dr Derharunian is a great doctor. He actually listens, cares and provides the best medical advice that I have ever had. I would recommendhim to anyone who needs a truly caring a great doctor.
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Great visit! Everyone was so nice and Dr. Derhartunian was thorough with a great bedside manner.
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First timer, And I went to the wrong medical building across the street, but the receptionist on duty was very sweet about it all! Dr Derhartunian and RN Lilia were both fantastic, very personal and easy to talk to. Lilia isparticularly blessed with the needle: no bruises! Dr Derharturian was to the point but took the time to make me feel comfortable at the same time. I've very happy I found this office!
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I think he is an excellent doctor. Part of being a Doctor is just listening to the patient sometimes. I know my body, and what I'm feeling. I appreciate that he just let's you speak before he diagnosis you. Peace of MIND and body!
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