Dr. Fariba Akhavon, MD

Dr. Fariba Akhavon, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
(24)
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

316 W Acequia Ave

Visalia, CA 93291

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • 5 More

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Dr. Akhavon's Experience

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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akhavon "Our Primary goal is Patient Wellness and satisfaction"
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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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

  • Tehran U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Tehran U Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Tehran U Med Sch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Bristol Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • family medicine board
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akhavon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akhavon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhavon to family and friends
3.3
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Akhavon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Visalia, CA |
Dr. Akhavon has been my primary care physician since 2015. She is the most caring and knowledgable doctor I have ever had. Her staff is outstanding too. They take care of refills, referrals and appointments immediately while they are nice people. And there is ample parking next to her office. Very convenient.
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 accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Akhavon has admitting privileges

Kaweah Delta Medical Center
400 W Mineral King Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
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