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Qualifications and Experience
Through her work as a family practitioner, Dr. Heideh Khalilnejad feels that she serves patients not just as their doctor, but as an advocate who genuinely cares about their well-being. Serving the Sunnyvale community, Dr. Khalilnejad prides herself on the fact that she is accessible to her patients at all times. She has seen tremendous changes in patients over the long term with the help of her close care and guidance. Dr. Khalilnejad is board-certified as a family physician, and she has extensive experience in gynecology and women's health. She attends every seminar she can in family medicine, internal medicine, and in gynecology. Dr. Khalilnejad strives to build a bond with her patients so she can first understand who they are, then address their medical concerns from an individual perspective. Her foremost goal is for her patients to leave her office with total satisfaction, and she truly wants them to feel comfortable enough to call or visit any time. After attending medical school at the University of Tehran, Dr. Khalilnejad completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Shahid Beheshti University. She then studied internal medicine for her internship, at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. Eager to gain a broader background, Dr. Khalilnejad completed a second residency in family medicine from Saint Elizabeth Hospital. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Dr. Khalilnejad is happy to meet with patients in both English and Farsi. In her spare time, she loves to listen to classical music and go hiking. She has college-aged children, and they spend as much time together as they can.
Verified Patient Reviews
Wow. What a 180 from the last time I was here. I originally came back because I had such a pleasant time before but this experience was just awful. I see why she has some many 1 star ratings. First of all, I went in because I had irregular bleeding (not going to get into it but it was frightening) and thought I could get just a simple reasoning behind it, diagnosis, and prescription. Well I was wrong. Immediately as she came in she began lecturing me about how this is why you’re supposed to get your pap smear, birth control isn’t for sexually active, this birth control isn’t for you, I don’t know what I might be because you didn’t get your pap smear. The entire time. It was atrocious the way she presented her bedside manner, she would huff and get exasperated and seemingly annoyed when I would respond and this went on in CIRCLES. She literally talked to me like I was an idiot when all I wanted to know was if she could help with my issue. Finally after way too long she diagnosed me and sent me on my way; but I will NEVER come back here. Please take my review as godsend because this lady has issues of her own and does not know how to treat patient, new or returning, apparently!
The Dr. is always on time and is very direct
She was very pleasant and prompt
This was the worst doctor experience i have ever had. I Went im because i wanted to get birthcontrol. And i told the doctor i wanted an iud. She then told me, she didnt do iud procedured for moral reasons. I asked her if my insurance covered the cost. She told me idk, call you're insurance. First of, whenever i go to the doctor, dentist they tell me that they will contact my insurance to see if something is covered. Why should i have to contact them? This was such a bad experience, next time i will go through my insurance to help me find a doctor. Dont come to her, she doesnt seem to want to help her patients, and doesnt seem to like her job either
If you are looking for a prescription, and that is all you want, then Dr. Khalilnejad is for you. The office is a ghost town, probably because the Dr. has no bedside manner. She asked no questions and performed zero tests before handing me an rx, telling me our time was up, and sending me on my way. I would have been better off just researching on WebMD. Total waste of time.
She is honest, caring, and attentive. I've been here twice and it's very clear she has years of experience. :)
One of my worst experiences with a doctor. I went for an annual checkup - so I walk in and the receptionist was nice but just answering my simple questions like she is an answering machine - with standard prompted answers. I meet Dr Khalilnejad in less than 5 mins (great!) but she is in such a tearing hurry that I didn't even get a chance to ask her 2 questions or figure out what are the next steps. She takes me into a different room, and without a basic conversation or warning next thing I know I'm in a lot of pain - coz she's doing a pap smear and doesn't even inform me, and instead of being nice & helpful she starts getting irritated that I'm in pain. It seemed as if she was doing me a huge favor by treating e & giving me any meds. Will never recommend her, and will never go back to her - need to find a new doctor for next time.
Doctor made me feel very comfortable. She was good at answering all my questions and clarifying my doubts.
I wish I read Yelp reviews before I made an appointment. I would never come back.
I've never been to a gynecologist before, so I was pretty nervous; safe to say I was welcomed immediately as I walked in, as if they were expecting me instead of just another patient. The receptionist was very polite and personable. I was taken care of immediately-- no wait time at all and even in the patient room. Dr. Heideh was very polite and professional, she helped me feel comfortable and at ease. She listened to my concerns and my issues genuinely and I appreciate her willingness to inform me of expectations/recommendations of visiting a gynecologist. Thank you very much for a pleasant experience! Not sure how she has any ratings below 4 stars after this visit!
She made personal verbal attacks toward my character because I wanted to ask her receptionist a question about my health insurance. She yells and is insulting and also gave me a painful pap smear where I bled. I am really afraid of her.
Wonderful doctor, very professional and personable. Would recommend to anyone!
My experience with Dr. Khalinejad was the most unprofessional Medical appointment of my life. Her assistant, who took my initial information, uses an IUD, and I had come in because my IUD strings were no longer available and the possibility that I may be pregnant. She went on a tangent about how that's the contraception she uses worriedly, to the point where I had to stop her by saying "well the good news is that it's not happening to you, it's happening to me". The doctor herself literally told me to not bother with an ultrasound, that the IUD wouldn't cause problems even if it did go higher, as if I should just let thisIUD stay in a part of my body where it was ineffective. The doctor, who identifies herself as an OBGYN, doesn't even have an ultrasound machine - she has to refer you elsewhere. Furthermore, the doctor didn't even know where her equipment was. So there I was, sitting spread eagle with the jaws of life shoved up me, and she had to leave the room, go get her assistant who also came into the room without the doc asking if I was comfortable, and began frantically searching for this missing object that they wanted to shove up my hoo ha. Just when I thought this experience could not be worse, she refers me to a lab for an ultrasound. She is speaking with them so loudly over the phone that I can hear her from the lobby. Another patient walked in. The doctor comes out to the lob and proceeds to sit next to me, read all of my information to the lab person over the phone, including why I was in, and the other patient can fully hear this. I didn't even show up to that ultrasound, I just made an appointment at another docs office.
She was very straight to the point and seemed very knowledgeable. She gave me great detail on what she was doing and made an appointment that can be awkward not awkward at all.
Dr. Khalilnejad was very warm and friendly, I was in and out very quickly.
Dr. Heideh Khalilnejad was very helpful during my visit. I scheduled an appointment quickly using ZocDoc and checked in online as well. Her front desk associate was very kind when I arrived and I did not wait long. Dr. Khalilnejad was kind, knowledgeable and explained everything thoroughly to me before prescribing medicine that I needed.
Very nice kind and generally concerned with my concerns. A very comfortable experience.
She is a great doctor, takes good care of her patients and pays good attention to detail. She charges reasonably and will not write any unnecessary tests.
Dr Heideh was very professional, polite and was opened to answer all my questions. She explained you everything in a simple way. I do recommend her. The women at the front desk were very polite too.
This doctor should be titled as a salesperson not a doctor. She thinks of ways of charging patients and their insurance companies before taking care of your health! Run away from this doctor! Run!
Nice and friendly
She didn't seem to care about what I had to say about my symptoms. Especially when I had dealt with certain ailments before and knew what I needed. I went there just to have some prescriptions refilled because I recently moved to the area and she just told me to lose weight. If other doctors have treated me without commenting on my weight she can too, she was very unprofessional. She implied I should stop taking my birth control even when I said it helped with my depression. She made me feel irrational and like my symptoms were fake.
Such a great experience!
Rushing... I was talking about a problem I am facing but she stopped me and said sorry we don't have time.. maybe next time..
She was good. Conservative.
My initial arrival the office is small and not up to date. I wasn't worried about that. The young ladies at he front desk were very young and one looked like she had just regular clothes on. T shirt and some pants. The other young lady had on scrubs. The young lady that took me to the room asked me some questions and then asked me to take my clothes off from waist down and put on "that" as she pointed to the white sheet. I'm assuming she might be in school or training as medical assistant because her professional isn't up to point yet. The walls were a little thin. I could hear the doctor saying to the young girl to tell me that she will be in soon because she was online doing something. Waited few minutes and Doctor arrived. She was nice she apologized for making me wait because of something that had to do with another patient that wasn't doing well. Overall I didn't have the worst experience compared to some Yelp reviewers but the drive from my new place may be a little far.
When I explained my problems, the doctor talked like I was making them up, rather than trying to help. At one point I believed her. Later I visited someone else and they took me seriously. Pls read the reviews on Yelp about her. Each office visit is strictly for 15 min. If you went a second over it, she would not listen and force you to come back. Extremely commercial ! Rude at times. Taking time out of your schedule and making trips to her office for just 15 min seems ridiculous.
Dr Khalilnejad was great! It's hard to find a doctor who you feel comfortable with, Dr K answered all of my questions and eased a lot of concern. I would recommend her to anyone.
She is a nice doctor and pays very good attention in listening to all your concerns and treats well.
I have visited Doctor Khalilnejad for a few times. Every time she was always very friendly and attentive.
Great doctor for primary care and OBGYN. She listened well and answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. Friendly disposition and good bedside manner.
Every body there was sweet and gentle and caring. I very much felt comfortable in this environment. Very professional, the doctor is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. they all show they really care.
After several nondescript general care and obgyn visits in 2016, I last went in to visit Heideh on September 7th complaining of abdominal pain, fever, swelling, nausea and vomiting. In a less than five minute appointment she brushed me off with a dismissal of food poisoning. The next day I ended up in the emergency room with a severe colon infection, severe abdominal pain, and bleeding and had to be hospitalized for four days. She doesn't take the time to properly diagnose and she doesn't listen to her patients. Look on yelp! The reviews for her there are accurate. Additionally, they won't be accepting card so be sure to collect receipts if you go there so that they can't argue that they never received later. Garbage money mill.
It was great!
One of my favorite doctors to date. She's always super helpful, kind, and there's never a wait.
Dr Khalilnejad was so kind and great! She tried to explain in detail why this treatment was needed. And people working there were so kind. I appreciate their service, too!
No wait time, the doctor was very efficient in prescribing my prescription and also answered all my questions thoroughly.
I don't like it at all.
She made sure that I got recovered. She even called me up the next day to ensure that am doing good.
I had a really bad experience here. I asked the Dr.Heideh a few questions after my exam and she could not answer them. She said she would get my tests done and that it was her job to get them done but could not answer any questions about why she wanted to get them done. She also said I would get the results in 10-12 days which is much longer than what other doctors take. When I called her on Friday evening, she picked up the phone and I asked her if she could answer one of my questions and she said that the office was closed and wanted me to wait till Monday to get my questions answered and she was extremely rude about it too! Only when I pleaded about my condition and the urgency, did she agree to answer rudely to it. She also never called me back to tell me that my tests results were normal. When I called after 20 days and asked about the results, she was extremely rude in answering that they don't call if the results are normal. All in all I had a terrible experience with the doctor in every which way .
Very professional and accurate. Lovely bedside manner.
The visit was very pleasant however, I found there were better treatments than what she recommended.
Very prompt and helpful
I was able to get an appointment on the same day and just a couple of hours. I was seen in within 10 minutes from my arrival. Doctor Heide's attitude was welcoming and reassuring. I would definitely recommend her any time to anybody. I like Zocdoc website particularly when I was able to check in on-line to reduce wait at the office.
She was very welcoming and thorough, and her staff was also nice. I will definitely go to her office again.
Dr. Heideh warmly welcomed me. Importantly, she diagnosed my problem, explained it competey, and prescribed the appropriate medication within 5 minutes. I will continue to see her. She is amazing.
Excellent doctor. Explained to me all the necessary stuff that I need to know.
Very patient, and clear up my concern right away! Definitely will come back!
I have been very well treated, after discussions what should be done and why. Good explanations about the vaccinations I may want to think about but as well an offer and help provided to go find a lab to do a blood test instead . Both , her receptionist and Dr.Khalilnejad were super friendly. Dr.Khalilnejad was very professional and took her time to explain whatever I asked, for to better understand the details.
Doctor cleared all my doubts related to the symptoms I have. Considering my professional lifestyle (which requires frequent travelling), doctor prescribed me with alternative medicines, as I could not always visit the office. Very professional and mild-mannered. Thank you!
No! Don't waste your time. There is a reason why she has same day appts.
Dr. K is a really wonderful doctor and is friendly. I always get in quickly when I arrive.
Dr. Khalilnejad was caring, asked me lots of questions about what was bringing me in, and I was in and out in 20 minutes - no waiting at all! A great experience!
Dr. Khalilnejad seemed as though she wanted to rush me away from the very beginning. She didn't ask about my current medical condition and began the referral process within two minutes- stating that I would need to see a specialist to receive my current prescription (inaccurate). If she had taken the time to ask, she would have realized that I too have attended medical school and am not unsure about who to see for what meds. In my opinion she just didn't want to make the effort and instead attempted to pass me off to another practitioner. Very 'smiley' and phony in her hello and goodbye but I wasn't buying it.
Lab analysis was completed in 5 minutes. Unsure if that's possible. Was told it would take 15 minutes.
Dr. Heideh was great. I got there a little early and she was able to see me right away. She was very friendly, professional, and listened to all of my concerns.
Very good and nice
Heideh knew exactly what the issue was the moment I walked in and gave me a lot of tips on how to alleviate symptoms. I would definitely recommend Heideh to anyone looking for a GP.
There is a good reason for her schedule to be wide open.
Pleasant and happy !!!
Quick, painless, and Dr. Khalilnejad was helpful and kind.
Horrible doctor, doesn't know how to speak to patients... The staff charged me extra money even though I was fully covered by my insurance. So after a lot of hassle contacting the insurance provider and getting them to finally agree to refund my money. To my horror, instead of refund they had debited additional money from my account. When called to check how this happened, the doctor took a rude tone and said she doesn't have time to deal with one person. What a horrible experience. Never visit this place!!
She is a really good Doc.
Very caring, kind doctor, and competent. All in all a very positive experience, especially for gynecological stuff (that can get weird, but Dr. K was great).
If you want something speedy, this is great. She did a physical, set up an STI screen, and gave me a flu shot in about 15 minutes. That being said, I felt like she really didn't care at all for details. "Do you like your work?" "Not really." "Well, everyone doesn't like they're job."
This was definitely the best doctor appointment I've ever had! Dr Heideh was super friendly, courteous, and kind. I feel like I'm actually going to go to the doctor when I'm sick now instead of staying home and hoping for the best.
I would highly recommend her, as she was very courteous and very understanding. I would definitely visit her again.
I feel like the rushed the appointment. I didn't feel so comfortable here.
Dr. Heideh has a kind & professional demeanor. Appointments were confirmed promptly even after I had to reschedule. Highly recommended!
I've visited Dr Heideh for an immigration medical examination and am quite satisfied with the service I got there. Waiting time was almost none and it took me about 30 minutes to get through all the procedures: exam itself and immunization. Dr Heideh was very clear in describing upcoming procedures and vaccines I had to get. Notice that even if it's your in-network doctor you will have to submit claim for vaccines yourself - you will get itemized bill to do that.
Very rushed, non compassionate, unwelcoming and frustrating.....
Such a friendly, compassionate, and intelligent doctor. She is awesome!
1 st time no good , experience , so I gave a second chance and was good experience. , will come back again !
I love visiting Dr. Khalilnejad. She is always very friendly and caring. She remembers every detail about her patients (I see that about me even after 1 year visit). I drive 30 minutes to get to her office but I don't mind as I feel very comfortable when I talk with her. I highly recommend her and I know she will take a very good care of her patients.
I am totally satisfied with service.
It went great, arrived just in time, check-in was a breeze, then on to the annual physical exam. Very thorough and fast. It took me longer to get to the office :)
Dr. Heideh Khalilnejad was great. I noticed she did not have such stellar reviews on other sites, but honestly she was super nice. Very pleasant to talk with and made me feel comfortable. I will definitely return to her.
She was very polite and helpful. She provided good advice and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Khalilnejad is very professional and tried to make patients feel more comfortable.
very good and I feel more comfortable to see her
It very nice here , friendly and good service
It was great!
No physical examination was performed for my specific concern. Her generic referral letter does not work and she doesn't know any specialist for the matter. A wasted trip.
Dr. Heideh took time to patiently listen to my problems. She tried to understand the root cause and then was very frank in her diagnosis methods and the prescriptions.
I think she could have treated me and helped me mitigate the pain. Right after the appointment, I surfed the web and found some solutions. They seemed to have worked better and the pain in my ears has slighted.
Dr. Khalilnejad was easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable. It was a quick appointment, but I didn't feel rushed or not taken care of. I was happy to get back to work quickly! Will definitely be using her as my primary care physician in the future, as she is so close to work & is so nice!
She was very nice, and professional. Also there was no waiting time and everything was organized.
Went for my annual physicals, doc was very polite and gentle listened to all the medical problems happening and explained me the reason for all. Very professional and informative. Highly recommended
Quick visit, physician is very professional and listens well. I would definitely recommend her to others
Dr. Khalilnejad is good at treating kids, very gentle and nice.
Super profecional, muy suave en su trato, una explicacion del caso EXCELENTE
Very professional and easy to connect with. Explained all the possible causes of my ailment.
she listened very well
Dr. Khalilnejad is highly professional, and very nice to her patient.
She was very polite and made me feel comfortable. Not awkward moments.
Very knowledgable, considerate and compassionate about patient problem
Straight-talk, no nonsense doctor. Breaks everything down to simple terms I can understand. Personable too; I strongly recommend her.
Dr Heideh is very nice warm and professional.
Yes direct, kind of pushy. I didn't feel understood, nor was my preferences taken into consideration.
The last time I visited was for an STD screening and she made some assumptions that were disconcerting. The test later came up negative but Dr. Khalilnejad's assumption stressed me out while I was waiting for results.
I am surprised by the health check-up done here. It was more like looking at you from some distance and saying "You look fine" or "Your wife looks obese". There was no thorough examination and interestingly doesn't involve any lab tests. The closest you would get is a vision test. I am not sure if it's the same definition of health check-up everywhere!!!
She was quick and to the point. Very friendly and smart. Very pleasant visit for a physical and will be back if I have an issue. Office staff was helpful and quick.
Dr Khalilnejad is a great doctor. She is very friendly and caring. She takes her time to properly examine the patient and allows time for questions and/or any next steps. I couldn't have been happier with my visits.
It was nice
She's pretty knowledgable but a little in patient. This is my first visit and she want to me to take medication for a year right away without talk to me much. I find other ways later with other doctors.
Careful listener, quick judgement and very comforting approach
Huge problems with billing. The office sold it to a collection agency even though my insurance paid. The agency had to drop the issue eventually.
The staff was very unprofessional raising their voices and it wasn't very peaceful. The office is very small so you are being weighed potentially in front of other people if there is anyone in the waiting room. I personally didn't mind but some people might!
Went very well. No wait. Dr. Khalilnejad was great, very nice. Cash only.
It was great to visit her. She was warm, friendly and very trustable. She would be my goto for future visits.
wonderful experience. dr. khalilnejad was patient and explained everything in simple terms to me. highly recommended!
She was very nice, and easy to talk to
I didn't think she was very knowledgeable and lacked follow-through. Also did not go out of her way in terms of advice for better self-care.
She was very nice and friendly, however the billing afterwards caused quite a bit of headache going back and forth clearing bills.
It was alright and highly recommended
Excellent communicator. Great listener. I was more than satisfied.
The wait was very less.
It was great!
My only complaint is that they prefer cash for co-pays. I have an FSA debit card and do not want to go through the hassle of reimbursement to save on credit card fees.
The doctor is very straight forward and does not give medication unnecessarily.
Quick, Professional and Courteous.
Awesome! Best doctor: warm, professional, kind. I healed in a couple of days.
So happy to have found her.
She is unprofessional, manipulative, and pushy. Didn't wash her hands when she touched the inside of my mouth. Can't read a blood test report. Scheduled annual physical and then said she cannot do it. I felt neglected, manipulated and abused. Don't go there!
Friendly, warm with great listening skills and thoughtfulness in her assessment. Handled questions patiently
Kind and professional. Very personable and relaxed.
Heideh is a highly intelligent doctor that knows what she is talking about. I like her!
Great, she is very thoughtful and a great problem solver!
I love her!! Not only did I get seen 15 minutes early after arriving early for my appointment, but she was amazing when trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Always attentive and covers all the bases.
First general practitioner I've had in a while, and I love her! So nice, warm, and welcoming. And she was very patient with my concerns.
She really makes you comfortable and treats you like a child :)
I was able to get an appointment for lunch time which is very rare. I had filled most of my paperwork online through zocdoc and only had to fill out one extra health history document but otherwise was seen immediately. Dr. Heideh is very sweet and well mannered. She made me feel relaxed even though these type of checkups are normally uncomfortable.
She is very concerned with making sure her patients are happy and that your visit to her office is both productive and as comfortable as possible.
It was very clean and new at the office, although I found it a bit creepily quiet...maybe she is new in the area. Her receptionist was very nice!!!
she is very friendly with her patients specially with the kids, she knowns the adults and children diseases , i highly recommend for everybody
She was very warm and helpful, and the process was swift without being rushed. The staff is really friendly, too.
Excellent practice, very efficient and professional.
She met with my right away and was super attentive. Asking lots of questions. She is very considerate and thorough. I would definitely recommend. Also I had no wait at all and did not feel rushed what so ever.
Heideh is a great doctor. The only reason I say I would Maybe recommend her is because I think you need to be a person who is open to a more relaxed and non traditional approach to medicine. She will definitely not jump onto testing or medication if she doesn't think you need it. She was equally interested in mental state as my physical because she believes they are connected. She is extremely pleasant and takes the time to listen.
The reason there is little wait time is because she has no patients! You will be wasting your time if you go see her.
Dr. Heideh was great! Quick and efficient. She made sure all my questions were answered and was very personable.
I didn't have to wait at all since I sent all my information beforehand through ZocDoc. She was very pleasant and nice and patiently spent time with me. I did not feel rushed at all. She also called me the next day to tell me the lab results and see how I am doing. I would totally recommend her, specially, if you want someone to talk in Farsi.
Short wait time. The Dr. is incredibly patient and friendly, made me feel completely at ease during my exam. I was in and out of her office within 25 minutes. I only wish she could have sent in my pharmacy prescription electronically, otherwise she is incredibly friendly and welcoming.
The doctor didn't give me the time of day. She didn't listen to me. I felt very rushed and that my issuses were't address. I would never recommend this doctor to anyone.
Dr Heideh was so professional, knowledgable and welcoming! Definitely recommend her!
Very friendly, nice doctor.
Very friendly, nice staff. Quick and efficient.
Dr. Heideh is very professional and she made me feel very comfortable. i went to see her because i am new to the area and she is close to my home and takes my insurance. i was diagnosed with bronchitis. Thank you for taking me at the end of your Friday and then again on Monday. Zocdoc us an awesome tool.
She's very kind and compassionate. However, I felt her clinical judgment given the advancing times and new developments is lacking. But she really did treat me as if I were her daughter. It was nice.
She is my new primary care physician.
Wonderful. Very warm, very insightful. Much appreciated the visit.
The doctor was very nice and knowledgeable she listened very carefully and responded to all my concerns one by one and was very clear. I would highly recommend her.
Didn't feel like I got that much out of the appointment or that my concerns were taken very seriously.
She was very nice and professional. She didn't try to push meds on me that I didn't want and she listened very well.