About Dr. Shida Saam
Shida,Saam, D.O. received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences and completed her residency at the UC Irvine Family Practice program. She is board certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics. Dr. Saam chose to focus on family practice and preventive medicine because she enjoys helping her patients maintain optimum health through both traditional and alternative medicine. She takes a holistic approach to medicine by incorporating integrative therapies, as appropriate to the patient's individual need. "It is important to develop a trusting relationship with patients and encourage them to participate in the treatment and decision making process," says Dr. Saam. "Forming a partnership with my patients enables us to work together to improve their health and well being." Dr. Saam is pleased to be a part of the team of family practice physicians at Hoag. "I chose to practice at Hoag because of the excellent reputation of the hospital," says Dr. Saam. "I continue to be impressed by the superb customer service from the staff at Hoag, which makes the patient's experience so much more comfortable and that is very important to me." Dr. Saam is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi, and has a private practice located next to the future Hoag Hospital Irvine.
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Family Physician
- Primary Care Doctor
- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
- St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
- Orange County Global Medical Center
- American Board of Family Medicine
Education and training
- Medical School - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
- University of California, Irvine, Residency in Family Practice
- American Osteopathic Association
Dr. Shida Saam's office location
Dr. Saam's office
16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 602
Irvine, CA 92618
Patient reviews for Dr. Shida Saam
The waiting room was pretty full yet I did not have to wait long because the office well staffed. Dr. Saam is friendly and to the point. I was satisfied with my visit.
Very personable, took time and was thorough, and seemed like she knew her stuff. There was a 30 minute wait but that is fairly standard, especially when compared to some other offices I contacted that had a 1-2 MONTH wait to even schedule an appointment.
It was not a satisfactory experience at all.
The waiting room was small but it was mostly empty. The receptionist was extremely nice but I had to ask if I had to fill forms out even though I put that it was my first time. I felt like I was extremely rushed with this doctor. Only asked me a few questions. She was out the door even though I had more questions. It seemed like she didn’t care and was just trying to get me off her list. Won’t be coming back her again
Dr. Saam makes you feel like she cares, not like my previous primary care. Most importantly, she listens and gives advice accordingly.
Dr. Saam, discussed in details symptoms, history etc. And her team were very helpful, and professional.
Dr is very friendly and professional. So happy to meet her
Dr. Saam diagnosed my condition right away and relieved my worries. She gave me a good plan to deal with my health problem.
Dr. Saam and her entire team made my visit extremely comfortable, yet professional. As a woman, I'm really happy to have found a doctor who understands and is personable!
Exceeded my expectations. Dr. Saam was SO personable and fun. Clearly someone who is very full of life. She made me feel totally comfortable.
I am very happy with her bedside manners. She listened to all my concerns and send me various tests.Also her staff and nurse were very friendly and professional. I highly recommend Dr Saam.
Very nice and helpful
Dr Saam was wonderful! I couldn't be happier with how I was treated by everyone in the office.
She seems very knowledgeable and genuinely wanted to help me. Most doctors I’ve had made me feel like they wanted me in and out of there. They would barely listen and then write me a prescription and send me on my way. Dr. Saam took her time with me and I didn’t feel rushed by her at all. She explained to me what she thought may be causing my illnesses and thoughtfully shared the plan to get to bottom of it. I feel confident she’ll be able to heal me.
Very warm reception, informative 1st visit. Straight to the point yet warm and welcoming. Would recommend as a family physician!
She was informative to a point. Although I was not updated or informed of my results in any timely manner. I had to call in days after the results came back. They had "forgotten" to call... twice.
Great visit. Very professional, courteous, and helpful staff, and despite being busy got me into an exam room right around my appointment time, where I was seen by Dr. Saam shortly thereafter. Very comfortable, easy-going appointment, and Dr. Saam has a great bedside manner. Highly recommended.
Today was my first time seeing her. Dr Saam and her staff is very nice and I'm happy with her.
Would never recommend this AS AN OBGYN**** the waiting room was awful, dirty and cramped. The front desk was very slow and seemed like they had better things to do. After waiting almost an hour, the doctor claimed she couldn't help me without an additional ultrasound done and then another appointment. Pass.
A caring doctor who is knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend.
Professional, thorough & warm. Very positive experience.
Very nice doctor and highly knowledgeable.
Dr Saam efficiently and carefully examined me to understand my back pain. She was quickly able to pinpoint the issue and recommend treatment. She was very supportive of my desire to avoid pain medication and pursue physical therapy only. The office/waiting room experience was not as great. ZocDoc confirmed my appointment for 8:30am however none of the staff (except Dr Saam) was there when I arrived. Over the next 20 minutes I saw them all arrive, chat, get coffee, etc. No one asked what time my appointment was and it wasn't until I asked the receptionist and found out that the earlist appointments they accept are 9am.
Her staff is very polite and very patient. And Dr. Samm Is very knowledgable. Happy that I found a primary physician.
I recently moved to the area and was looking for a new PCP when Dr. Saam came on my radar. I had a cranioplasty several years ago and was concerned about the plate that had been put in. Dr. Saam was very nice and interested in my concerns. At least that's how she seemed. She had ordered an X-ray to make sure everything was where it should be, and her assistants said that someone from the office would give me a call back as soon as the Dr. took a look at it. That was three weeks ago and still no call back. Unfortunately I have given up on Dr. Saam despite her wonderful disposition.
I find her to be an excellent doctor, very professional, and a great sense of humor, which is a must when you don't feel Good. I recommend her Highly to everyone I know
Nothing less than an amazing first time experience in Dr. Shida Saam's office. We were running a little late due to just having moved to CA from IL and not knowing the area at all and felt a bit stressed, but to our pleasant surprise the office staff were understanding, pleasant and patient from start to finish. We would highly recommend this medical office for the whole family
Answered all if my questions!
Dr. Saam is so nice! I was looking for a new doc close by and based on previous reviews, I chose her. She answered all of my questions and was so friendly. I wish all docs were like her!
I liked Dr. Sam a lot. She was very nice and seems to genuinely care about her patients. My only complaint was the wait time (I was there 50 min before seeing Dr. Saam). Despite the wait, I liked Dr. Saam and the location was convenient and has free parking, so I plan to keep seeing her.
Excellent! She is so sweet and very concerned, considering this was my first visit with her as my PCP.
IT was nice
The staff and Dr Saam was absolutely amazing. they were so nice and made my visit enjoyable. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a great doctor. :)
I appreciate her.
Dr SHIDA SAAM is the Best Doctor I have ever had. She is very Professional, and thorough in her analysis. I highly recommend her to everyone. Her staff is also the Best and extremely professional .
More interested in money than patient.
Dr Shida Saam is very thorough. She listens, comments/discusses my concerns. She checks last time I had a colonoscopy, when my cholesterol and thyroid bloodwork needs to be repeated. She is very pleasant and approachable. Thank you.
She was SOOO sweet. She treated me like family and the whole staff was just so loving. It doesn't feel like a doctor's office. It feels like you're visiting an aunt.
I sincerely appreciate her skills and professionalism!!
The staff in the office are always friendly and courteous. The NP was very through and listen to my concerns.
I live in Irvine, so I wanted to go the the Irvine office, but since it was my first visit I was asked to come to the Santa Ana office, I came & I have to say because of the ladies & the Doctor who saw me, I have made my next appointment at Santa Ana! Wonderful, caring, kind & knowledgable group! Thank you! Great experience.
She was great and friendly
Careful review of past health issues, complete examination and very knowledgeable, with excellent bed side manner.
Very good , she's great and professional
Dr. SHIDA SAAM is the Best, most Professional, Honest Doctor I have ever had. Her staff are very professional and thorough in executing their duties and responsibilities . I am so glad to have Dr Shida SAAM as my Doctor.
Dr.Saam listened to all my issues and answered all my questions. She was able to help me with all my needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Saam to any of my friends.
- Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Primary Care Doctor
- More Specialties
- Gastroenterology Consultation
- OB-GYN Consultation
- OB-GYN Follow Up
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux / Heartburn
- Annual Check Up
- Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
- Annual Pediatric Checkup
- Annual Physical
- Arm Problem(s)
- Back Problems
- More Procedures