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Office address is: 12099 W. Washington Boulevard suite 400, LA 90066 Free parking is off of Inglewood Blvd behind the Kaiser Bldg. Please google 4173 Inglewood Blvd, look for the green gate and a sign "Medical office parking & Help Group". We accept most PPO Insurance plans and are open to new patients. We are open to some HMO plans but you will need to make sure Dr Popkow is assigned and on your Ins card before you come in. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance if we are In Network Provider. We also have a special "cash" rates for those that pay at the time of service. Please bring insurance card, license or ID and copayment. Dr. Steven Popkow is a Board Certified Family Practitioner for over 20 years. Dr. Popkow graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1986, and completed his residency at the California Hospital Medical Center. He is a professor of medicine at USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Steven Popkow has been offering high quality personalized and holistic care, focusing on total well being of each individual. He attends to the patient with unconditional regard, taking time to listen, educate and promote prevention in treatment. We want to be of service to you and optimize your health and well being.
Verified Patient Reviews
Appointment was made for 1:30 but when I got to the office it was written down for 2pm. Did not see the doctor till 3:30.
I had a range of health concerns that ranged from dermatology, physical therapy, mental well being, lifestyle habits, and nutrition. Dr. Popkow was attentive, patient, and his wide knowledge of medical specialties made me feel like I was being listened to. I look forward to working with him for my future medical care.
Spent plenty of time with me and explained everything thoroughly
Everyone is great! Doctor Popkow is kind and takes the time with you. Overall great work!
He is patient, kind and caring!
Liked the staff a lot, but they couldn’t run the basic tests I went in for because they were understaffed. I unfortunately now have to schedule another appt with another office in 2 weeks.
Dr. Popkow answered all my concerns and made me feel really comfortable. Staff were nice and attentive. No sense of feeling being rush. Parking is clean and easy. Nice and clean facility. I highly recommend his services.
Highly recommend! Very professional, listens without judgement, and doesn't come off as lecturing. Doctors generally make me feel very uncomfortable, but this has been the exception.
Dr. Popkow is a very conscientious and thorough doctor. I am very grateful to have him as my Primary Physician.
As always Dr. Popkow was professional & empathetic to my condition (recovering from emergency spinal surgery). He's probably the best Doctor I've had in 50 some years.
Kind and listened to me. Tried to do whatever he could to help me with my issues. Overall great job.
I think my next appointment will be better. I felt like I was being rushed. I liked Dr. Popkow and certainly felt confident in his observations and hopefully the prescriptions will help with some of my concerns.
It was really comfortable didnt feel nervous everyone was very nice and its very peaceful in there.
Dr. popkow and his staff are always kind and thoughtful in talking about my ailments. Thank you,
Dr. Popkow is a true professional and knows his craft well. I just move to Los Angeles a couple of months, and I'm glad that I found Dr. Popkow's office. My entire experience was meaningful and thorough. If you're looking for a great doctor, then you've found one here.
I've been a patient of Dr. Popkow's for almost a year now & every single appointment has been a positive experience. He always takes the time to sit down & talk to you, instead of rushing you out the door as I've seen with other Dr's. His assistant, Christina, is absolutely wonderful as well. She's friendly & helpful, and I always enjoy my conversations with her. I'm happy that I found this place!
Great doctor and staff!
Once we saw the Doctor he was very helpful and professional. He was pleasant and seemed to be a nice person as well as a good doctor. We will go to him again when needed.
Excellent, no-nonsense doctor. Highly recommended.
Great, speedy & informative visit. Office was nearly impossible to find though.
Very attentive and thoughtful doctor. Will come back and recommend.
Great reception and then a great diagnosis by my doctor.
Dr. Popkow understand his patients. Very easy going, and highly professional. I appreciate having a doctor of this caliber.
popkow was engaging enthusiastic
Great GP...kind and attentive. I refer my friends to him a lot. Christina, the medical assistant, is by far the best I've seen. Thank you guys!
Always a great experience and never a long wait.
Excellent doctor with a good bedside manner. I was searching for a good doctor for a while. His staff is very friendly and helpful. He takes the time to listen to my concerns instead of immediately describing me any pharmaceuticals .
I wish every Doctor was as caring and understanding as Dr. Steven Popkow,MD!! If you have medical issues as I am sure we all do! At my age soon to be 60 Years Young. I feel thankful that my weight has gone from 193 lbs to 153lbs!! Less pressure on my knees and spine. I am bless to have a doctor that takes the time to help me through, depression and pain to dealing with my mother and dementia, etc. If you need a REAL Doctor, Dr. Popkow is as REAL as it gets...
Very caring Dr and his nurse (Cristina) always extremely kind and helpful.
Dr. Popkow and his staff are very caring and professional. They treat me with patience and honesty. His practice, knowledge and caring approach is a combination that every Medical office should emulate.
Dr. Popkow & his staff are the best! I'm so happy that I found them & it was an easy decision to make this team my primary care provider. Dr. Popkow listens to his patients & is a very down to earth guy. His front desk staff & nurses are extremely friendly and make coming to the doctor an absolute breeze! Keep up the good work!
Best doctor I've ever had
Excellent doctor, excellent staff!
Thank you Dr. Popkow, for your excellent care with my complicated medical issues, I would love to shout of the top of the mountains to let anyone needing a professional physician the you are the BEST!!!
Love Dr. Popkow.
Dr. Steven Popkow, MD has a vey understanding and compassionate manner. I must say if you are seeking a doctor who will listen & resolve you medical concerns you have pick the Right Doctor. He has helped me through my complicated concerns and has improved my quality of life. I am 70% disabled, caring for my mother with dementia. God gave us 1mouth & 2 ears, to listen!! Christina, his assistant is very understanding as well and understands her role supporting Dr... If you make an appointment with this doctor you will be in good hands!! I know I am. I would refer my best friend or anyone looking for a professional doctor.
Really liked him and his staff. I just moved from out of town so it's good to find a doctor I like. Has nothing to do with the doctor but the parking can be a little confusing so come early enough to make sure you're on time.
Dr. Popkow never disappointments me when I come to see him regarding my medical issues. He is always careful and cautious yet open-minded, understanding, compassionate, he is flexible, and willing to work with me when I'm having difficulties. He never curses which I regard as very gentlemanly, yet, when I get stressed-out I sometimes sound like a Sailor's wife in the profane way I speak. Dr. Popkow is understanding and just takes things in stride. He is also accurate when diagnosing my problems, and that is calming to my mind, for sure.
Dr. Popkow and his staff are very professional and pleasant to work with. Dr. Popkow listened, offered suggestions, re: exercise. I feel as though I am in great hands.
Dr. Popkow was real professional and informed me about how to improve my overall health. The only gripe I had was having to have my medical records faxed and the office doesn't do digital medical records
This was my first appointment with Dr. Popkow & I'll now be using him as my primary doctor. I just moved to CA from Chicago, so I was looking to establish a primary Dr. Dr. Popkow & his staff were very friendly & accommodating. I was a little late, because I went to the old office, however they laughed it off with me and still got me in to see the Dr. Dr. Popkow took the time to go over my history, as well as discuss any current concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Popkow & his staff!
Very good considering my circumstances
Dr. Popkow was not only focused on the issue I arrived with (which he diagnosed swiftly and accurately) but the long-term picture of my health and the steps I can take to remain healthy for decades to come. At the end of the exam, he paused deliberately to ask if there is anything else about my health that has been on my mind. This kind of careful attention to a patient is worth remarking on.
Dr. Popkow, is one in a million, unfortunately is have been seem by over 80 doctors, since 2006. This physician is very easy to speak to. I have a problem and he has always been there for me. That is why, my friends physician past away, I kept saying my doctor is great... You don't find a doctor that is so updated and thorough. I have referred 4 friends to him. They also have liked him and are happy as well.
First time patient. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I had an issue with my insurance information that they helped me resolve quickly and easily. Would definitely recommend Dr. Popkow.
Steven is pretty great. Knowledgible, good listener, never feel rushed, but always in and out quickly. Also great that he's got lots of useful equipment onsite to handle common treaments/tests.
Dr. Steven Popkow, M.D. is the best physician I have encountered since 2006. Unfortunately, I am 70% disabled and with his experience and expertise, my quality of life is better than I believed my life would be. He has helped me lose weight from 193 lbs. to 149 today. He is truly a compassionate doctor and listen and understands. I am truly blessed to have him oversee my medical conditions. Christina is always positive and cheerful and very professional as well. This is a great team!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :-}
I was disappointed that Dr. Powwow answered his phone in the middle of my appointment. I did not feel his focus was on me.
Since January 16, 2016, I have visited over 70 doctors. Dr. Steven Popkow, M.D. is a gem. He has helped me lose weight, I was 193lbs, now 147lbs. He is a great example, he has great experience and is in GREAT shape, due to his passion for many marathons and has the metals to prove it! Some doctors say lose weight but aren't great examples. Also, he listens and cares about his patients... He walks(runs & bikes), the talk!! I have recommend/ referred several friends, due to their doctors passing away. They didn't know where to turn, it's always best to ask for referral, Then you know the person is very happy with their Physican. God Bless Dr. Popkow!!! :-} He is very compassionate and has a wonderful bedside manner. I am in great hands/care, I am 70% disabled and life is a challenge everyday. I know in my heart & being he will do the very best for me and my friends. Thank you so much! Words cannot express how grateful I truly am.
Always a short wait and he really listens and cares.
Great doctor. Helps me with my injuries that limit my ability to walk.
Dr. Popkow spends the time with me to discuss my life and my present medical difficulties that I am facing with a great attitude. He has solutions to problems, while maintaining some flexibility about each of his solution(s) so that each medical problem is uniquely designed for that particular patient. I love that quality in Dr. Popkow because I know that not all Doctors are that flexible in their treatment plans.
Great doctor. Treats you with respect and does not make you feel judged.
Dr popkow has been my Doctor for about 5 years and is the best "Primary Care Physician" that I have ever been to, and I am 57 years old. He's very thorough and doesn't rush or make people wait. He's "Concerned"!
Always professional and easy to talk to about any thing.
I went to see Dr. Popkow to treat my ADHD and he made my appointment all about my weight instead. Rather than discuss how ADHD medication would help me focus on my tasks at work he seemed to only care about how the medication would help with weight loss. Not only did I feel like I was being shamed for my weight (which by the way I am a normal healthy weight) but I felt like my reasons for my visit were completely ignored. I will not be going back.
Doctor Popkow is quite generous with his time when he is addressing any medical problem that I have when I come in for my medical appointments. I appreciate this very much because he makes me feel that I am important, and that my medical problems are important to him.
Dr. Popkow addressed every issue I have sternly with a great bedside manner. I'm so glad I found him.
Excellent, perceptive & inquisitive doctor that is caring and never makes you feel bad about yourself.
Always a positive experience. Dr. Steven Popkow always takes into account all of the medical problems that I'm presently suffering from, and he does what he medically can do in order to either lessen the problem or eliminate the problem completely. I appreciate that quality in Dr. Popkow very much, because what he has me do always works! He is also very much into prevention, which in my opinion is very smart. So the Doctor is doing an excellent job; it's the Patient (me) that needs to try a little harder.
He is the best of all.he makes you feel comfortable and he is very professional
Very helpful answered all my questions...
Dr Popkow is great. He's friendlyt, efficient and knows his stuff.
Very professional and he really wants to help.
Doctor Popkow is always positive in addressing the medical problems I am having at the time. He listens very well & asks good questions . . . questions which help me to develop more insight into solving problems.
A truly good and caring Doctor... So hard to find these days!!
He was knowledgable and asked me what I would like to do. He was not at all condescending like some doctors can be. I will be returning.
Always great! Spends as much time as you need.
Keenly listened to my questions and answered it diligently.
My appointment with Dr. Popkow was excellent.
Dr. Steven Popkow always has a caring attitude and he does his best to solve or lessen any medical problems or issues that I am having when I come in for an appointment. He is encouraging and helpful, and I always leave his medical office feeling a little better and a little more positive about life then when I first came into the office. Good Doctor! Vikki G.
His office is in a pretty run-down area and definitely needs a facelift. The waiting room is minimal with an old TV, and the appointment rooms and equipment are also clearly quite old and disorganized. Signs on his doors made it seem like his main specialty was laser tattoo removal, which I found off-putting for a family practice. His staff also could have been friendlier and more receptive during my 45-minute wait. All that said, he was friendly and able to deal with my issues.
Doctor Popkow was very quick, knowledgeable, and helpful in diagnosis of what I had going on. Treatment was quick and easy with some follow up items and an ideal timeline to come back. The office staff was very friendly and even as a new patient I was in within 15 minutes. Definitely recommend.
Love Dr. Popkow and the lovely ladies in the office.
The building where the office is located is a little off-putting. I wasn't sure I was even in the right place at first because of all the skin treatment/tattoo removal signage. Turns out Dr. Popkow does that on the side which makes sense considering how many regretful tattoos there are out there in LA. That there was a TV in the waiting area blaring morning talk shows was particularly distressing, too, but once I was in the exam room, I felt much more comfortable. The rooms are appointed with vintage wooden medical furniture, which was quite soothing actually. The offices looked clean and the staff was very pleasant and professional. In the end, I decided not to judge the book by its cover. I fel like I can trust this doctor.
He is a wonderful MD. So lucky to have found him approx. 30 years ago!
Dr. Popkow is a great doctor. I've seen him a few times and he is always very professional, helpful, and courteous. If you don't understand something, he'll take the time to explain it to you. I never feel rushed in his office. Overall great doctor.
Great doctor. Very compassionate and understanding. Will definitely be seeing him as a primary.
Dr. Popkow took his time to ask questions and help with my symptoms.
The Doctor and his staff were kind and made me feel like I was a real person.
The Doctor was personal and very nice. But the wait was a little too long. I was in the waiting room for 40 minutes just waiting for the doctor to see me.
the girls in the office are wonderful they greet you they do their jobs and they're concerned. Hard to find in doctors offices as for Dr Popkow I come from two hours away in order to see him I think I've made my point.
one of the best doctors I've ever had
I thought Steven was very approachable, professional and helpful. My only disappointment was that they can't take blood at the practice. Therefore I now have to travel to another appointment to have blood taken for blood work to be completed.
He is my regular MD, I have based my insurance around keeping him as my Doctor. Professional, Includes my feedback to help assess my progress on any matter. Easy to talk to but honest & " verbal tough love" on me when it counts. his staff are friendly & very competent, which rounds off the experience
Always a pleasure seeing Dr. Popkow.
This was my first visit, I read great reviews, and had a truly great experience. I am happy to have a doctor that I am eager to see again with any concerns.
Dr. Popkow was great. He really listened, took time with me, didn't seem like he was in a rush. Treated me like a human being, and was very helpful! Will be seeing him again as long as I'm living in Los Angeles. Facility wasn't super modern or anything, but it was clean, and everyone was very kind.
Steven Popkow, MD is the best doctor to go to get your tattoo removed. I trust his process and the advice he gives. He explains everything and there are no surprises or gimmicks. I will definitely go back and I definitely recommend him.
Thorough, thoughtful, and easy to talk to. I recommend Dr. Popkow.
He's my primary doctor for over ten years and I love that he never rushes and takes the time to explain things. Highly recommend.
He's very professional with a great bedside manner. I'd recommmend!
I've been seeing Dr. Popkow as my GP for 10 years. We have a good rapport, he is thorough and circumspect in in every aspect of his analysis and treatment. He has a relaxed "bedside" manner with which I resonate
I had to wait an hour to be seen even when making an appointment online. When actually seen I felt the appointment was rushed.
He's been my regular doctor for years cause I trust him.
Great doctor. Don't let the run-down office scare you away :)
What the office lacks in aesthetics, Dr. Popkow makes up for in bedside manner and comprehensive care. I will definitely return to his office and overlook the chipped paint and rooms in desperate need of remodeling.
I love Dr. Popkow. He has been my doctor for a few months. He saved my life.
I'm almost 50 & in reasonable health so I have experience seeing doctors in my life. I've had Dr Popkow for over 5 years & would highly recommend him due to his honest no nonsense consultations
Very nice doctor and nice front office staff, would go back.
Instead of meeting with the Dr. he introduced his USC student and then left the exam room. The USC student was nice enough, could tell he was nervous. Then the Dr. came back after and spent about 2 min with me. I wanted to meet with a Dr. not a student. Facilities were small, and there was no soap in the exam room sink.
I saw Dr. Popkow for a laser tattoo removal session and he is excellent at what he does to say the least. His staff is courteous and outgoing so I will be returning for future visits.
Affordable and efficient.
I was very impressed. Dr. Popkow met every expectation, and more. He was friendly, professional, approachable and on point with my needs. I saw him because my doc of 10 years retired and refrerred me to a doctor who was anything but what Dr. Popkow is. I have found a new doctor who rocks!
Dr. Popkow has a great bedside manner and a non-threatening professional demeanor. He right away puts the patient at ease and ascertains what he needs to be focused on for the visit. Additionally, the front office was very accommodating, friendly and helpful.
I was very impressed with Dr Popkow and his authentic & honest approach. He is knowledgable, communicative and cares about the patient getting results. I was in the waiting room less than 15 minutes.
Doctor Popkow takes the time to sit down with you to figure things out. I also liked his concerns for giving medications that may be addictive. His focus to go beyond treating the symptoms was also very important to me. I am glad i found this doctor.
Dr Popkow is a pleasant person to speak with and prescribes the right meds for the proper treatment. Very easy going and easy to talk to down to earth doctor. Highly Recommend!
Dr. Popkow is super nice and very thorough. He takes everything into consideration. He spent about thirty minutes with me discussing my medical history and possible causes to my ailments, which I really appreciated. He seems more concerned with finding the correct diagnosis rather than the possibility of a quick fix. Very highly recommended- I will definitely go back to him if I have any other needs!
He was great, the other staff was a bit rude
I was very impressed. The Dr was friendly, easy to understand, very interested in my condition and very helpful at offering suggestions to speed my recovery. I felt very comfortable and confident that I am in good care with Dr Popkow.
Terrible! I went for a consultation on tattoo removal and he didn't listen to what I wanted, assuming I wanted all of my tattoos removed (instead of the partial removal I told him I wanted). He tried to pressure me into getting it done right there and then, and his office was horribly dirty and old looking! They don't even have their own parking lot for patients.
I hadn't been to doctor in years, so I came in with a list of questions. He spent quite a while answering my questions and making recommendations. He's very easy to talk to. Great experience.
Excellent Doctor that works with you to meet your goals. Highly Recommend!
I think that he's a great doctor. He's caring and knowledgeable and his pricing is very good.
great experience the first time in to see Dr. Popkow
Very professional and thorough.
Professional and asks about all meds include OTC and herbal. Very compassionate and interested in treatment and health of his patients .
Very down to earth, very professional, not only covers the basics he is big on preventative medicine. Broad knowledge of drugs and OTC.
M.D. Steven Popkow is very patient, thorough, knowledgeable, kind and caring.
Dr P is interested in making sure he isn't missing anything - always looks at lab work and compares labs/ actually takes me seriously and has s caring attitude. He asked about all the other treating MDs and specialists to ensure ge isn't duplicating services and asks that his patients wk with one Pharmacy and talk with their pharmacist about side effects as well as himself. He wants copies of any specialist work and also is interested in approaching treatment from other angles-- such as reducing stress and increasing awareness about your body and health to have greater understanding that you can't completely eliminate all your problems with Medication- and tolerating a certain amount of pain is normal. Dr popkow takes the extra time to get to know his patients- where we work stress we experience and personal issues and uses this alongside the physical diagnostic impression for treatment. I have been a patient if his off and on for 12 years and he continues to amaze me with his genuine nature, talent as a physician and compassion.
Very professional doctor with a huge wealth of knowledge and answered all my questions and queries. Thank you.
Very compassionate and competent-- interested in Patient history and health to increase well-being
Professional, conciderate, and no wait. I am recommeding Dr. Popkow to all my family and friends. I am very satisfied with my visit.
Showed up 30 minutes before appointment and nobody was there.
Dr Popkow is always very honest and listens to every concern or question I have to ask. He is professional and I would recommend him to anyone in the area. I have moved, but I will still come back when needed.
Dr. Popkow was very pleasant, but the time spent with patient was very brief for first time visit. Also, would have been helpful for office staff to inform patient to fast for blood work.
fast, friendly, and helpful
Doctor Popkow is very friendly and not only acts as a medical professional but as a compassionate person who is truly interested in the needs of the patient. He is very personable which is oftentimes hard to come by in the medical world.
Great for tattoo removal. Dr. Popkow also gives helpful advice about healing foods and how to do aftercare for his treatments. He always asks about allergies each treatment as some people are allergic to tape or bacitracin which are commonly used for aftercare.