Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD
Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Khaleghi is affiliated with Saint Joseph Hospital.

705 W La Veta Ave Ste 109

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(714) 628-9342

Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD

Dr. Behnam Khaleghi, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Khaleghi's Experience

Dr. Khaleghi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arteritis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Khaleghi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Khaleghi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Khaleghi to family and friends
based on 72 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Khaleghi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Fullerton, CA |
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.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
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
in Cerritos ca. |
The best doctor highly recommended
Initital exam was very quick and involved almost no physical assessment. He seemed uninterested in my joint pain and swelling.
in Irvine, CA |
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!
Anaheim, CA |
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.
in Tustin, CA |
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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Dr. Khaleghi accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Khaleghi has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
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