Dr. Harbinder Brar, MD

Maternal-Fetal MedicineMaleAge 65

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Harbinder Brar, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Med Coll, Jabalpur U medical school in 1978. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Harbinder Brar, MD

Harbinder S Brar MD Inc.

3637 Arlington Ave Ste E202 Riverside, CA 92506 ()
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Dr. Brar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pregnancy Ultrasound
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Dr. Brar performs Pregnancy Ultrasound more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brar performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

High Risk Pregnancy
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Dr. Brar treats High Risk Pregnancy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Intrauterine Growth Restriction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brar treats Intrauterine Growth Restriction more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Brar's conditions and procedures:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Placenta Previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Sickle Cell Screening

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Dr. Brar accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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
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Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dr. Brar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brar

1.6

Based on 55 ratings

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This place is an absolute disaster. Avoid at all costs. Front office staff is rude and hate their jobs. Upon arrival we were told they're running 1.5 to 2 hours late. Overcrowded waiting room with no social distancing, poor ventilation. Double booking all their appointments which causes overcrowding. After reading these reviews it's dangerous and wreckless to trust a "specialist" who's practice is in turmoil. AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!!
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Oct 22, 2021
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He also goes by Dr. Herb S. Brar.His office in Terracina Blvd in Redlands double books patients in the middle of COVID with little distance and ventilation. I spent 1.5hrs at his office and when finally he came the doctor was looking at his phone while talking to me for only 5 minutes! He wants women over 35 to have amniocentesis which is so unnecessary in most cases (he recommended me even my previous 3 babies were born healthy, I am healthy, the past ultrasounds were normal, the genetic testing was normal, and there is no history of genetic abnormality in my family). I was warned by my doctor at Kaiser about him pushing this procedure. He was uncaring and aloof. Staff says it is always this busy...double books and scheduled every 15 minutes!! Who can give quality of care this way? It showed on his demeanor. I read the reviews from his Highland office and from other websites and all is true. Please go see another doctor if you can, you and your b
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 21, 2021
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They schedule SO MANY women at one time when they do NOT have the capacity to attend to them during their given appointment times. As a result we sit in the waiting room for at least an hour. Because of limited seating in the waiting room, pregnant women wait outside the office crouching by the door. If you’re there for NST’s, the recliners are absolutely old and filthy. You leave that office NEEDING to take a shower. The Front office staff isn’t very helpful when you have questions. They don’t even look you in the eye when you talk to them—it’s like they hate being bothered by you. I hate this place and it is run SO inefficiently. Everything about this place is GROSS.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Aug 06, 2020
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I love Dr. Brar. He he so kind and compassionate. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor to help me through a very difficult time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sarah Huntington – May 09, 2020
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Absolutely the worst experience ever. No stars if possible. I never ever leave a bad review, but this experience was just horrible. Girls up front, RUDE. I Waited for almost 2 hours even though I was 10 minutes early for my appointment and when they finally saw me it was less than 5 minutes. No questions answered he simply said to ask my OBGYN. IS HE NOT THE “SPECIALIST” he had the damn nerve to leave me 1000x more worried about my high risk pregnancy. He literally said in his words” you have choleostasis which just means your baby can die inside of you” and after reading the measurements he looked at me and said “ yeah you’re baby is very fat” WHAT?!? I know I should’ve gone off right there and then but I was in complete shock and sadness. I didn’t know what to do or say. As soon as I left I called my doctor to see if I can change ASAP. Trying to file a complaint as if right now.. horrible horrible experience and would not recommend to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 30, 2020
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Never!!! If anyone can avoid Dr. Brar and all of his assistants, please do. I read all reviews while in their waiting room. The reviews fall short, the front desk is the rudest I have ever encounter. You ask questions and they don't even look at you, a total disrespectful behavior when they are in the customer business. They are rude when you are there, when you call them on the phone. They don't want you to talk, and they constantly interrupt when you are on the middle of asking questions. Even they, as providers of a service should LISTEN TWICE AS MUCH AS THEY TALK. These team is in desperate training of customer service and customer etiquette. PLEASE AVOID THIS GROUP OF NO CUSTOMER SERVICE MANNERS, YOU WILL BE SORRY AND ANGRY, SOMETHING YOU DON'T NEED WHEN PREGNANT AND YOUR BABY HAS AN ISSUE. I BEG YOU DON'T GO HERE. Take care and stay healthy, and avoid toxic people and health providers who don't enhance your special moments you are going through.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mrs. Schaar – Apr 21, 2020
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Absolutely the grossest place I’ve ever been. The staff and ultrasound staff were horrible. Broke every Hyppa law. Unbelievably rough and rude. Please never go here or refer anyone here. We will be turning them in to the California Board and our insurance!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Stop practicing – Apr 15, 2020
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I have been to Dr. Brar twice and each experience has been bad. I was referred to him because there were concerns that my baby may be born with CF. Being that this is my first pregnancy, I was terrified. When I went in the first time, the front desk staff was very rude. They seemed like they didn’t want to be there. However, the nurses were great. They were engaging with me and very descriptive. When Dr. Brar came into the room, he didn’t even address me. The entire time, he spoke to my sister about my results. This is attributed to the fact that I am blind, but he treated me like I was cognitively delayed. The second time, both the front desk staff and ultrasound staff were rude. They acted like my blindness was contagious and didn’t even want to touch me the put the gel for the ultrasound. They also rushed through my anatomy scan. A 30-45 minute consult was only 10 minutes. Everywhere I’ve checked, this doctor has bad reviews.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Juanita – Mar 03, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Brar after abnormalities found on my 19 week anatomy scan. Dr. Brar did not find the same abnormalities found on the original scan, but instead gave me a new diagnosis. His bedside manner was extremely lacking. I felt he pressured my husband and I to terminate, despite us noting on our check-in paperwork that termination was not an option for us. I had myself transferred to Loma Linda and though they agreed with Dr. Brar's diagnosis, it's been a different experience. Learning bad news is never a fun experience, but I would not wish it on my enemy to have Dr. Brar being the one delivering it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 31, 2020
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Dr. Brar and his staff were excellent. Very caring and thorough. Dr even called me personally when I called with concerns. My high risk pregnancy was monitored with the upmost care and I now have a healthy 2 year old. Only negative is the wait!!! 2 hours at least, so be prepared!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Low Desert – Jun 08, 2018
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I lost my identical sons at 34 weeks under his care. I hadn't seen him in person in almost 5 months. They were healthy but started to develop twin to twin transfusion but since I was not being monitored, I lost both of my sons. My first children. Thanks brar! Sleep well!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 27, 2017
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Ultrasound staff was extremely rude (A. Guzman) I have decided to enroll to Kaiser next year.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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San Bernardino, CA – Oct 13, 2016
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e there was an option for 0 stars I would give it to them hands down...first of all when you schedule your appointment just know you will be waiting at least 2 hours before being seen,most of their staff is extremely rude,and a lot of stuff that they do there if extremely unprofessional...the nurses try to talk to you like they're the doctor themselves...I wouldn't even recommend my worst enemy to go to this place.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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it's just me in san bernardino – Feb 25, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Harbinder Brar, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Womens Hosp-Usc
Residency Hospital
1985
Loma Linda University
Residency Hospital
1982
Allegheny Gen Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
Med Coll, U Jabalpur
Residency Hospital
1979
Med Coll, U Jabalpur
Internship Hospital
1978
Med Coll, Jabalpur U
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Harbinder Brar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brar frequently treats Pregnancy Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, and Intrauterine Growth Restriction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Brar treats.

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Dr. Brar's office is located at 3637 Arlington Ave Ste E202, Riverside, CA 92506. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Harbinder S Brar MD Inc.3637 Arlington Ave Ste E202 Riverside, CA 92506
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