Dr. Akber Safi, MD

Dr. Akber Safi, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 61

Accepting new patients

Dr. Akber Safi, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Poway, CA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Stony Brook U, School of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Safi to book an appointment.

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North County Internists

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(858) 437-9976
North County Internists15721 Pomerado Rd Poway, CA 92064
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Dr. Safi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Safi

4.3

Based on 13 ratings

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Dr Safi is my primary doctor. He listens to my concerns and is very proficient in his diagnoses. I am VERY happy with Dr Akber's care.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Kersi Billimoria – Jul 08, 2020
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Dr. Safi has been my primary physician for many years and I trust him wholeheartedly.
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Mar 09, 2019
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This doctor is just outstanding
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bornsteln in escondido – Jan 27, 2018
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My mother goes to him and hates him. He's very uncommunicative, uninterested, insensitive and doesn't have a real interest in her as a human being. She plans to switch this month.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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San Francisco – Dec 25, 2017
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Dr. Safi is an excellent Dr. He always takes his time with me and answers all questions and concerns. In addition, he is excellent at making sure that annual physicals are up to date and lab work is conducted annually. He is extremely thorough. I highly recommend Dr. Safi as an internist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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San Diego, CA – May 31, 2017
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Dr. Safi is an excellent Doctor and has been my parents Physician for over 2 years. We left another local office due to lack of followup. As my parents are in there late 80's and early 90's, there are numerous issues. It is very comforting to have a professional who takes the time to listen, truly look at all medications and evaluate the combined effects of these substances. Dr. Safi is one of the best Doctors in the area and we feel lucky to have his services!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Alan C. Townsend in San Diego, CA – Feb 02, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Safi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tinnitus
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Safi accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Akber Safi, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Poway, CA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Stony Brook...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Winthrop - University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Winthrop - University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Stony Brook U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • FOUNDERS DAY AWARD, 1987

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (858) 437-9976, and for other questions, call (858) 485-6644.

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What are Dr. Akber Safi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Safi frequently treats Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer, Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures, and Lipid Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Safi treats.

Where is Dr. Akber Safi, MD's office located?

Dr. Safi's office is located at 15721 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Safi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)