Dr. Jamshid Niknam, MD

Dr. Jamshid Niknam, MD

Critical Care Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jamshid Niknam, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in Inglewood, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

401 S La Brea Ave

Inglewood, CA 90301

Contact Information

(310) 275-7575

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Dr. Niknam's Experience

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


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Paracentesis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

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.


  • Fac Med Tabriz
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Loyola Med Ctr/Hines Va Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Loyola Med Ctr/Hines Va Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • U Minn Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Niknam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Niknam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Niknam to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Niknam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Garden Grove, CA |
3 months have not seem by Dr. Niknam. Always a nurse practitioner.
in Pennsylvania |
Fabulous pulmonologist who saved my father's life nearly 10 years ago. We were traveling back from Hawaii and needed to stop in LA as my father was very weak. Upon admittance to Centinela, he was treated by a team of physicians including Dr. Niiknam. They prescribed an antibiotic that ultimately saves his life and after 16 days in ICU he was released. Highly Recommend. I will never forget the tremendous care and treatment.
Hawthorne, CA |
Prescribed a second medication to take with the first. Both do the same thing. Insurance company called and said taking both was dangerous. Said they would make referrals to specialists. Never made the referrals. Prescribed horse pill medication even after I said I had difficulty swallowing. Seemed to lack knowledge and sympathy for my condition. Saw only the Assistant, never the actual doctor.
in Valencia, CA |
Dr. Niknam is the most knowledgeable doctors I know. He is a man of great integrity and dignity. He is literally a life saver. It seems he is always on call and ready to help anybody in need. Thank you for everything you do, Dr. Niknam.
in Inglewood, CA |
I had a pleasant experience. I first was seen by Dr. Niknam's PA who was very compassionate and thorough. And then Dr. Niknam made sure I understood everything and had all my questions answered. I would recommend to anyone.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I was relieved to not wait too long after such a rough day. Dr. Niknam's PA Truc was patient to hear everything I had to say and responded with great amount of care. There wasn't an issue and I appreciate their services.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Staff was nice and friendly. A long wait but when it was my turn, I had all my questions answered and felt relief that I got answers.
in Culver City, CA |
Saw Dr. Niknam's PA Tru. She was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable and thorough with her evaluation. It is very comforting to see someone take their time to care for you and and explain what is happening and why. Very friendly and also professional at the same time. There are no complaints here! :)
in Costa Mesa, CA |
I took my mom to her appointment with Dr. Niknam and I was very pleased. The staff was polite and accommodating and Dr. Niknam was very thorough talking with my mom and I. His NP, I believe her name was Truc, was very sweet and easy to talk to as well. You can tell she really cares about her patients!
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Dr. Niknam accepts 7 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
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Niknam has admitting privileges

Southern California Hospital at Hollywood
6245 De Longpre Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Centinela Hospital Medical Center
555 E Hardy St
Inglewood, CA 90301
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