Dr. Amir Tahernia, MD

Dr. Amir Tahernia, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
(19)
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Dr. Amir Tahernia, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

39000 Bob Hope Dr

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 568-2684

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tahernia performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Neuroplasty
very high
more than 93% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 88% of peers
Spine Fracture Treatment
normal
more than 16% of peers

Dr. Tahernia's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Tahernia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tahernia "A. David Tahernia, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spinal surgeon. He joined Desert Orthopedic Center in 2003 where he is the Director of the Comprehensive Spine Center. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Tahernia comes from a medical family: his father, a pediatric cardiologist; and his mother, a registered nurse. He attended the University of Tulsa and graduated magna cum laude. He was honored by the University of Tulsa as Man of the Year. He is also a charter member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Tahernia earned his medical degree, completed his internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that his interest in spinal surgery evolved: "I found every facet of spinal surgery to be fascinating, from the complex anatomy, to the wide variety of disease processes." During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, he also received the Stanley Chung Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Research. Dr. Tahernia completed his fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Colorado, and has coauthored numerous articles and delivered regional and national presentations. He is actively involved in several clinical research projects, evaluation cutting-edge treatments for a variety of spinal disorders. Commenting on his specialty, Dr. Tahernia says: "The field of spinal surgery is extremely rewarding and continually evolving. The most satisfying part of my work is having the opportunity to improve my patient's quality of life, either through conservative modalities or with surgical intervention.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tahernia ""The most satisfying part of my work is having the opporunity to improve my patient's quality of life, either through conservative modalities or with surgical intervention""

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Tahernia does not have any board certifications listed.

7  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Injuries
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spina Bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Wrist Fracture

6  Procedures

  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Tulsa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Tahernia has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Tahernia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Tahernia's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tahernia to family and friends
19 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Tahernia's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Tahernia has done multiple surgeries on my back. He is an excellent doctor and has a great bedside manner. I have recommended Dt Tahernia to several people. I really admire him and thank God he is my orthopedic surgeon.
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I've referred 13 people to Dr. Tahernia over the past 5 years since having back surgery. Everyone loves him. I was so bad I couldn't sit and had to lay on my stomach and have my husband assist me in walking anywhere the pain was so bad. Dr. Tahernia gave us our lives back and like I said, it's...more
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Dr. Tahernia is an excellent surgeon & I highly recommend him to anyone for a speedy recovery & seamless procedure. I had a broken neck from a drunk driver who was going up the hill on the wrong side of the street, it was a serious injury and required a delicate surgical procedure close to the...more
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Dr Tahernia , is a blessing from God This man has given me my quality of life back . Prior to surgery I suffered with pain for 5 long years After unsuccessful pain management treatments Nothing seemed to give me relief I decide 5 years into battling this mechanical problem in my neck that i no...more
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