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Dr. M. Michelle Hamidi, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

I am a board certified family physician graduated from University of Southern California (USC) Family Practice Residency Program in 1999 and have been practicing medicine since I got my MD license on the second year of my residency in 1997. I did my medical school at University of Isfahan, Iran. My practice is a full spectrum family practice. We see patients of all ages from kids to elderly. Our female patient services includes pap smear, endometrial biopsy, and other female health treatment issues. Our nurse practitioner's special interest is in women's health. We are able to accommodate patients within one or two days if it is an urgent issue. I am also a civil surgeon for the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service and authorized to perform immigration physical examinations for intending legal immigrants. I consider maintaining proper weight for my patients an essential component of a family health clinic. For the past few years I have also included a separate, complete, and successful medically supervised wight loss program. We offer a free workshop for the weight loss program every two weeks.

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Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Sharp Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Southern California, Residency in Family Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1174534101

Office locations

Mahshid Hamidi MD

5222 Balboa Avenue, Suite 31

San Diego, CA 92117

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The nurse practitioner was super sweet but the doctor seems to be more routine about how she treats patients. It’s not a bad thing per say but in my experience it didn’t feel right to have a doctor who doesn’t seemto genuinely care. She tried arguing with me that the warts on my hand weren’t warts and she’s just very short. She does seem experienced so it all depends on your preference and interaction with her.
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It was a quick experience. However, I was slightly confused at the end. She didn't take tests, but asked me to go to a lab the next day and she would call with my results. I was under the impression thatall of this could be done in the office. Nevertheless, it wasn't a terrible experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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I came in for an appointment, and they took my vital signs and told me to go see a psychiatrist for ADHD, so I thought it was a complete waste of time. When she could’ve told me over the phone. LuckilyI have insurance, so I’m not to mad about the visit. All I came for was just a test to see if I had ADHD, I even said that over the phone but instead she kinda just went on with the appointment and told me to go see psychiatrist then come back to her. So in other words, she took my vital signs and told me to go find someone else, and come back if I do have ADHD. I will most definitely not come back.
Less than 6 months ago
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I'm so thankful I found her! She was very easy going without being aloof and was very good about making me feel as comfortable as possible. Also, shout out to Nurse Robin for being great with me when it came toneeding bloodwork - the whole staff is super friendly and informative!
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Friendly professional staff. I felt like they all care
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There are a few things I was not pleased about, but I'm not going to vent. Its not a "family friendly clinic." This will be my last time going to that place.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hamidi has always spent time with me discussing my questions and issues. I have every faith in her ability and knowledge and realize that she is a general practitioner and not a specialized diagnostician but readily recommends specialized doctors when needed.
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My visit with M. Michelle Hamidi, MD was great, she answered all of my questions and made me feel very at ease. I Definitely found my new primary care doctor.
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Dr. Hamidi is great. I highly recommend her. She is very nice and easy to discuss issues with.
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I am very disappointed with Dr. Hamidi 1- She was in very rush to let me go out without spending time to go through all parts of my lab results. She did not even reviewed part of my lab results, andshe told you are fine and you can go. But when I asked about that portion, she checked and noticed it is very higher than normal. If I did not ask about it, she was not even care to spend time to check the results, she just wanted to let me go and see other patient. 2- Also regarding a visit I received two bill for one office visit. Meaning for one visit I need to pay two bills! I will change my physician
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My visit was with her nurse practitioner, Marcy and she was wonderful. Took plenty of time talking to me and I never felt rucpshed or like she wasn't listening.
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She was knowledgeable and respectful
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Timely openings for appointments, easy location and parking, very helpful and friendly staff, no wait time, perfect!
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As always, Dr.. Hamidi was helpful and efficient as well as sympathetic to my ailments, ordering the appropriate tests to properly evaluate my symptoms.
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She was great! Attentive and very nice!
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Very thorough, honest, and helpful.
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Amazing help with all my problems concerning insurance. Glad to finally have a doctor I'm not afraid to see
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Today was my first visit and I only met with the doctor for about five or ten minutes. She seemed to be nice and informative. The staff was nice and the office was neatly kept. This was more of a say hello visit.
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Friendly staff and the doctor took the time to really listen to my concerns. I never felt rushed. So happy to have found her via Zocdoc!
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Great first appointment. She seemed very caring and thorough.
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Always very professional and willing to spend plenty of time to ensure I have the answers I need.
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She did not rush, covered all concerns, and recapped last visit. Adjustments were made and we collaborated on best treatments so I was involved with my treatment. Glad I found her.
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I was very grateful that though my appointment didn't show up in their system they were still able to see me on time. They were very knowledgeable about my insurance and didn't bother asking needless questions. The office personnel are veryprofessional and kind. I am so happy to have found my doctor!
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Friendly and attentive to needs. Looking forward to following up with her.
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Dr. Hamidi is gracious, perceptive, and patient with the people she sees. My blood pressure went down after talking with her, and sharing much needed fears about my health. Her practical wisdom trumps the hotshot attitude that many Dr's assumewith Dr/ patient relationships ... Dr. Ha midi is personable, wise, and gracious, a very winning combination of personality. I would highly recommend her to someone seeking a genuine and compassionate physician.
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I recently moved into this area and was searching for a Primary Doctor. The first consultation visit was impressive and this office is now my new found Family Doctor. Fritz S
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The whole staff was kind and friendly. The office was clean and well put together. I explained to Dr. Hamidi the reasons for my visit and she went above and beyond to understand and get me exactly what I needed. Highly recommended after my first visit!
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Very professional.
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Good listener. Asked pertinent questions. Pleasant and helpful. Appreciated her diagnosis and follow up tests.
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my visit at the doctors office was very satisfactory
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I'm so glad I chose Ms Hamidi, She was very caring and made me feel relaxed. I have struggled to find a doctor since I moved out here and am relieved I have finally found the right one.
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What kind of doctor can't spell, has to google your symptoms on her phone, and has to google if the medication she wants to administer to you is ok to take ( I'm pregnant by the way ) ??!!?? Nope would not refer or will go back
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I'm very happy to have found this doctors office. The receptionist and nurses were all very kind and professional. I was a first time patient in Dr. Hamidi's care but felt very comfortable as if I've been seen by her afew times before. I'd definitely recommend her to other patients and I will continue to see her.
More than 1 year ago
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Good doctor, unprofessional staff.
More than 1 year ago
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Went to my appt. I was seen, I was there about 45min. Then the MD came back and said they didn't take my insurance.. The lady at the front was very nice, never the less when they realized they didn't acceptmy ins. I was completely ignored by the MD.
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Great! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!
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Very thoughtful and patient
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hamidi is very knowledgeable and the staff at the office were friendly. Dr. Hamidi was very helpful when answering my health concerns, although I had hoped we went through all of my list of concerns. This probably was overlooked becauseof the amount of time we spent on one topic. But overall, I would recommend her to anyone.
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Everyone in the office was very friendly! It was a first time appointment so I didn't need much more than a referral and perscription renewal but Dr. Hamidi was very professional and helpful. I'm happy to have found a primary care doctor here in San Diego.
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional and knowledgeable. I was happy that her first response to my illness was not to put me on medication.
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I was most impressed by her "bedside" manner. It was more like talking with a knowledgeable friend rather than a "Doctor." Also--my being a doctor myself--I was impressed when I told her that I was diagnosed with an atypical disease (thatrequired no further diagnostic tests or treatment) Dr. Hamidi openly admitted that she was unfamiliar with the disease and said not only would she look it up but asked reasonable questions that a patient with the disorder would know.
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She has her own addenda and doesn't listen to patient. I will never go back to her again.
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She took a lot of time with me and her staff was great.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice doctor, took the time to explain things to me and answered all my questions. My previous doctor retired and so need someone new.
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1st time at the office I gotta say it was great. I got in fast and didn't feel rushed during the appt. She answered all my questions. Am glad I came, she'll now be my primary doctor.
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What a wonderful experience just like before the entire staff is very friendly. And every person made me feel comfortable. Thank you Dr. Hamidi.
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The staff was super friendly, the visit was prompt. I would definitely head back to this office because of such a pleasant first experience.
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I haven't been to a physical in years, but both Dr. Hamidi and the nurse were extremely friendly and made me feel comfortable. She seemed genuinely concerned with my issues and listened to what I had to say. Overall I amextremely pleased with my visit and will be back in a month for my followup.
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My wife and I have gone to Dr. Hamidi since she took over the practice from the previous doctor. She is a great doctor and a very nice person!
More than 1 year ago
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Very pleasant. It had been a long time since I had a good experience with a doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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