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Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Khaleghi

Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Khaleghi accepts the following insurance:

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Basic HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Khaleghi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khaleghi treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Khaleghi treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Osteoarthritis of Hands
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khaleghi treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Khaleghi treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khaleghi treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Khaleghi treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Khaleghi's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arteritis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2001
Cooper Health Sys
Fellowship Hospital
1999
St Barnabas Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
St Barnabus Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
2001
1999
1997
1991

Languages

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Khaleghi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Khaleghi

4.3

Based on 76 reviews

5 Stars
81.57894736842105%
(62)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(2)
1 Star
15.789473684210526%
(12)

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Dr. Khaleghi literally saved my life. Because lupus is a mysterious disease, many doctors do not understand or know how to treat lupus. Dr. Khaleghi knows EXACTLY how to manage this serious condition and looks at every patient holistically. His staff are AMAZING! They are efficient, knowledgeable, considerate, and always makes sure you see the doctor when you need to. For anyone suffering from lupus or any condition in the rheumatology "family", Dr. Khaleghi is Numbre one!!!
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Dr. khaleghi is caring and tries treatment to further benefit my condition
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I don't know what else some patient's look for as a great doctor, but to me Dr.Khaleghi takes his time and you don't feel rushed. He answers questions and concerns. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I drive over 2 hours to see him and it's worth it.
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Insensitive Doctor.
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It is astounding Dr Khaleghi has positive reviews. He is dismissive, condescending and rude. He does not go above and beyond to care and validate his patients.
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Horrible experience. I was referred by my primary to discuss an ongoing bout with osteoporosis. The referral asked the doctor to look for rheumatoid arthritis. He said I had no symptoms. I asked to discuss my osteoporosis and he wouldn’t even talk to me about it. I spoke with a receptionist later about this and she was shocked that he wouldn’t addressed my health concerns. The insurance group said the same. I did see some positive reviews of the doctor. My experience was much different.
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It's a shame when doctors do not seem to care about the well-being of his patients. I found dr Khaleghi to be incredibly cold, uncaring, and dismissive. When I see near-5-star reviews for this low-level service of a doctor, I lose faith in internet reviews; it's impossible that someone with such lack of professionalism could be scored that high. I was incredibly unhappy with his lack of healthcare.
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Dr. Khaleghi was the most condescending and un-empathetic doctor I have ever encountered. He never let me talk, and invalidated everything that is going on with me. He doesn't believe in blood work, only in physical symptoms. He only tested my flexibility, and based on that, nothing was wrong with me--even though my blood work said different. He was also rude to my mom about her RA diagnosis and didn't believe she had RA either though she has her own rheumatologist for 20 years
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The best doctor highly recommended
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Initital exam was very quick and involved almost no physical assessment. He seemed uninterested in my joint pain and swelling.
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Once he made the diagnosis that it was indeed RA he put me on a very aggressive RA program of Methotrexate, & Folic Acid, which is pretty much the gold standard. Within about a year 1/2 I am now in remission with minor flare up here & there. He's very approachable & I never have a problem with getting an appointment ever! His website lists all the procedures, lab results, medications you are on or have taken so all the info he has, you have as well at your fingertips. I love that!
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It takes 4 months of waiting period to get an appointment. After 4 months when you finally reache for appointment, on time, you are made to wait for another 30 minutes before you get to meet the doctor. Not happy with wait time.
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He was polite, but glossed over me because of my age (22) and history of anxiety. I told him about my chronic joint pain, but claimed I don't want to diagnose you because then you'll worry (probably referring to my history of anxiety) instead of doing tests on me to make sure. I got my blood taken by my regular doctor and I tested positive for lupus recently, meaning I probably have another kind of autoimmune disorder, which Dr. Khaleghi could have diagnosed had he done tests.
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