Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 54
  
Dr. Khaleghi
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pacific Rheumatology Med Center

805 W La Veta Ave Ste 105 Orange, CA 92868

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(714) 628-9342

Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Orange, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Khaleghi has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Shaheed Beheshti medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Khaleghi to book an appointment.


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Dr. Khaleghi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Arthritis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khaleghi treats Arthritis more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Khaleghi treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Gout
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Khaleghi treats Gout more than 58% of their peers

Dr. Khaleghi treats this condition more than 58% of their peers

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Dr. Khaleghi's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Khaleghi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Khaleghi

4.3

Based on 78 ratings

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Dr. Khaleghi has been treating me for a few years. His entire staff is fantastic. Everyone is accommodating and extremely professional. Dr. Khaleghi always explains my treatment plan and always ensures I'm coping well with my situation. I was recently seen by P.A. Janet. Janet is extremely thorough and explains the treatment plan and you never feel rushed. She is so kind and it's easy to see that she really cares about her patients. I'm not surprised though. Dr. Khaleghi would never subject his patients to sub standard care. Thank you Dr. Khaleghi for providing your patients with great staff and the best medical care!!
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Judie Callan – May 05, 2020
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Was referred to Dr. Khaleghi a few years ago with debilitating hip, spine, and joint pain. He was extremely dismissive and rude, wasn't interested in medical history or symptoms, just focused on a recent negative ANA test. When told my grandmother had Polymyositis, he actually told me no, she didn't! I didn't even know how to respond, having watched my grandmother waste away from the disease listed on her death certificate. And as soon as he found out a parent had died of suicide, he said depression was my only problem. At that, I broke down in tears from humiliation and frustration, which confirmed hysterical depressed female in his mind, I'm sure. He must have felt slightly guilty because he then poked at my skin, "testing" for fibromyalgia. I've never been treated so rudely by anyone, and I was there for his help! I lost 5 years of treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis because of Dr. Khalegi, which he should have recognized had he only cared a bit. Stay away from him, he is cruel.
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AS – Jun 19, 2019
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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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Melia in newport beach, CA – Aug 14, 2018
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Dr. khaleghi is caring and tries treatment to further benefit my condition
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5 Star! in newport beach – Aug 07, 2018
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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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Laura – Aug 06, 2018
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Insensitive Doctor.
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Chicago, IL – Dec 11, 2017
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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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Chicago, IL – Dec 11, 2017
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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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Santa Ana, CA – Nov 29, 2017
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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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Fullerton, CA – Sep 30, 2017
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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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Alyssa in Huntington Beach, CA – Aug 18, 2017
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The best doctor highly recommended
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R. Obligar in Cerritos ca. – Nov 24, 2016
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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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Lynn P in LAGUNA NIGUEL – Oct 12, 2016
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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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Joe in Irvine, CA – Oct 11, 2016
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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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Anaheim, CA – Sep 02, 2016
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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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Sarah Licata in Tustin, CA – May 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Orange, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Khaleghi has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Shahe...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2001
Cooper Hlth Sys
Fellowship Hospital
1999
St Barnabas Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
St Barnabus Hosp
Internship Hospital
1991
Shaheed Beheshti
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Khaleghi communicate via email?

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  • Does Dr. Khaleghi offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Khaleghi offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Khaleghi have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Khaleghi offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Khaleghi offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Khaleghi offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Khaleghi offers evening visits

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Locations

Pacific Rheumatology Med Center

Pacific Rheumatology Med Center805 W La Veta Ave Ste 105 Orange, CA 92868
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Saint Joseph Hospital

Orange, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)