Dr. Fariba Akhavon, MD


Family Medicine | Female

Riba Akhavon 316 W Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291 Get Directions
Dr. Fariba Akhavon, MD

Dr. Fariba Akhavon, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Visalia, CA. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Akhavon is affiliated with Kaweah Delta Medical Center.

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Dr. Riba Akhavon MD316 W Acequia Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
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Dr. Akhavon's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Visalia, CA |
Had a horrible cough, with congestion in my chest. Sent in a prescription that was denied by my insurance company for non coverage. Called the Doctor back daily, who never responded. Was laid up in bed for 2 weeks!!! How is it that when I'm in the office people constantly interrupted her but I was told she could not be disturbed?! Finally did respond and was issued Clairton...didn't help! Instead of apologizing for her actions and failure to respond, SHE QUIT ME! worst Doctor EVER! Insensitive!
in Visalia |
Do not waste your time coming to this woman. She is not a good doctor. Her bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. She is rude and condescending. But that is just my personal opinion of her personality. As a medical professional, she is even worse. She's done nothing for me medically and after wasting the last couple of years with her, I finally gave up and found a REAL doctor to help me. I should've left a lot sooner. If I could give her less than 1 star, I would.
in tulare, ca |
No bedside manner whatsoever. This doctor has kept me waiting for weeks to learn the results of a blood test, not to mention my aches and pains which she has yet to address properly. The staff is rude and unconcerned. I'm going to find a competent doctor. I don't know why I stuck with her this long.
in Visalia, CA |
She recently got terrible staff, stay away from this place. It took 6 phone calls for me to get a referral which the doctor had recommended, every time they had no idea what I was talking about. Recently I had a big issue where I was forgotten about in the waiting room, or more appropriately ignored, as one of the issues I came in for had not been addressed. I asked for a call back from the manager and never received one. Stay away.
in Visalia,CA |
No time for patients. TERRIBLE beside manner.
Tulare, CA |
I would not recommend Dr. Akhavon as a medical doctor for the lack of modesty and mindfulness for her patients.
in Visalia |
Dr. Akhavon is something else.... On one occasion, called me fat in such a rude way. Didn't even say anything else after that... She just completely left the room after calling me fat . Said you honestly can't lose 20 pounds?!!! The next time I went, When i asked to get high blood pressure medication, Dr. Akhavon replied, I'm the Doctor, here. Such a rude woman, so arrogant with no class or manners. Makes me (as a patient) feel terrible about my health and makes me feel insecure.
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Dr. Akhavon's Care Philosophy

Our Primary goal is Patient Wellness and satisfaction

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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia


  • Medical School
    Tehran U Med Sch

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Tehran U Med Sch

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Bristol Hosp

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Tehran U

    Graduated in 1988

  • Other Education
    family medicine board

    Completed in 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination