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Dr. Heideh Khalilnejad, MD

OB-GYN, Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • OB-GYN
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Monmouth Medical Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association of California

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1528022852

Office locations

Heideh Khalilnejad, M.D.

1210 E Arques Ave, Ste. 203

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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Dr Khalilnejad is very friendly & she answered me all my questions.
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Was not seen for what I made appointment for. She completely ignored my requests. Will not be returning!
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Dr. Khalilnejad is extremely professional, approachable, and has a wonderful bedside manner. She is thorough in her assessment and has demonstrated the best bedside manner I've ever experienced. I've had terrible experiences in the pastbut she encouraged me to do annual exams and check ups. You can tell she cares for her patients and practices at the highest level of her scope.
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Excellent patient care!
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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 ofall, 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!
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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Wonderful doctor, very professional and personable. Would recommend to anyone!
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The Dr. is always on time and is very direct
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She was very pleasant and prompt
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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. Iasked 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
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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 testsbefore 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.
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She is honest, caring, and attentive. I've been here twice and it's very clear she has years of experience. :)
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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 waskind, knowledgeable and explained everything thoroughly to me before prescribing medicine that I needed.
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Doctor made me feel very comfortable. She was good at answering all my questions and clarifying my doubts.
More than 1 year ago
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I wish I read Yelp reviews before I made an appointment. I would never come back.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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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.
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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 possibilitythat 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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Dr. Khalilnejad was very warm and friendly, I was in and out very quickly.
More than 1 year ago
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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 Yelpabout 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.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice kind and generally concerned with my concerns. A very comfortable experience.
More than 1 year ago
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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 witha 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.
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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.
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I have visited Doctor Khalilnejad for a few times. Every time she was always very friendly and attentive.
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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.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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Nice and friendly
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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 movedto 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.
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She was good. Conservative.
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Such a great experience!
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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..
More than 1 year ago
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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 somepants. 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.
More than 1 year ago
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The visit was very pleasant however, I found there were better treatments than what she recommended.
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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.
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One of my favorite doctors to date. She's always super helpful, kind, and there's never a wait.
More than 1 year ago
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She is a nice doctor and pays very good attention in listening to all your concerns and treats well.
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I don't like it at all.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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She made sure that I got recovered. She even called me up the next day to ensure that am doing good.
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There is a good reason for her schedule to be wide open.
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It was great!
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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!
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No wait time, the doctor was very efficient in prescribing my prescription and also answered all my questions thoroughly.
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Great Doctor!!!
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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 donebut 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 .
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