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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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
Very good , she's great and professional
Careful review of past health issues, complete examination and very knowledgeable, with excellent bed side manner.
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.
Dr. Saam was able to put a finger on what was ailing me and was able to start a course of treatment immediately. It was a great relief to finally be treated, after going to urgent care and being told that I just needed more rest.
EXCELLENT DOCTOR!! SHE KNOWS HER PATIENTS AND LISTENS TO THEM.
I felt rushed and not fully informed with information
Dr. Saam is friendly and kind and explained everything she was doing very clearly. This was our first visit (for my Father) and I was happy with the experience.
Doctor Saam is great, she actually sits down with her patients. She listens out for concerns and gives feed back unlike other physicans who treat each patient like a number.
Professional it was my first visit
Dr.Saam was very friendly and through. She was quick and I did not wait long to see her at all. She made me feel very comfortable and I am definitely going to continue my care with her. The nurse was also very personable and friendly. Overall, a great experience :)
Sr. Saam is a very caring, knowledgeable person; have been going to her for a number of years and am really happy to have her as my primary care doctor.
Very professional and caring physician. Her diagnosis are not questionable.
I was impressed with Dr SAAM's professionalism, the time spent with her patient and the diagnosis . Doctor SAAM is the BEST doctor I have ever had. Her staff is also Top-Notch and do an excellent job.
Dr.Saam is knowledgeable, personable, and truly present when she is with you. She balances my holistic preferences with sound medical guidance and together we determine a viable protocol to achieve my optimum health. I appreciate her friendly smile and warn-hearted nature. She is the best and her staff--Affy, Edith and Mary are excellent and equally personable.
I always have good experience with her. She and her staff are friendly *\(^.^)/*
My visit to Dr Shida Saam was absolutely great and a real pleasure. She is the best and 100 percent trustworthy . I am so glad she is My Doctor. Owen
I am very pleased with Dr. Saam and her staff. This is a new doctor/medical office for me, and I will be staying.
Dr. Saam is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. I feel at ease talking with her and appreciate working together on plan to achieve optimum health and well-being. Her confidence assures me that my needs are in good hands.
She is very perfesional helpful i am happy to have her as my primary doctor.
Nice personality but I did not get a thorough periodic routine check up. I can not recommend her to my wife and children so, I need to change their PCP.
Dr. Shida Saam and her assistant were very thorough in my examination.
Dr Saam is great. Her diagnosis is extremely accurate
This was the best experience I had in a Dr office. Professional, efficient and I felt that I was treated with care .
She is so friendly and she spend time. With no rush. I love her
Dr Saam was wonderful, knowledgeable, made me feel safe and comfortable. She is great.
Very happy with my selection of Dr. Shida Saam for my primary care physician. We recently moved from WA and began the search for medical professionals. The office was clean, professional, and friendly. Dr. Saam has a positive attitude which I like. It is just a wellness check up, but so far, I'm pleased with my new doctor and office staff!
Loved her- she was great!
My visit with Dr. Shida Saam was an overall good experience. Coming in as a new patient I expected to wait in her office filling out document after document in her lobby but that is not at all what happened. Instead I filled out the release forms which are nessasary as a new patient and then was walked into a room which I was immediately created by a nurse. The nurse went through my medical history with me making notes on why I was visiting the doctors in the first place. Within 5 mins I was then created by Dr. Saam who was more than helpful with what I need, in fact she went above and beyond for me. She informed me of everything that is covered by my insurance so that I wouldn't have to pay out of pocket costs. The whole visit was 30 mins as a new patient!!! I myself will be going back to her from now on and I highly recommend Dr.Saam for everyone that is looking for a female doctor.
I had a great experience at this doctor's office. Dr Shida Saam and her team was able to proceed effectively with many things in a short amount of time. I also appreciated that there wasn't much of a wait. Very happy and will be going back.
I thought she was very friendly, I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a new doctor or new to the area. I though the whole staff was very friendly as well, I would go back to her. She made me feel welcomed.
Dr. Saam was very welcoming and understanding! You can tell she really enjoys helping others and helping them achieve their health goals.
Dr. Saam was very nice and so was her staff. Very punctual I arrived on time and was seen right away.