Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD

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Dr. Akhavan
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Mehras Akhavan INC.

4940 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 105 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Encino Hospital Medical Center and Mission Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akhavan to book an appointment.

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3.7

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It never is pleasant when we are in physical pain; and every little thing seems like a mountain of problems. This must have been exactly how I felt when I wrote a poor review. But it would not be fair to just microscope little things and disregard good service and treatment when we get it. So I would like to formally retrieve my last review as well as thank Dr. Akhavan and his staff specially Silvia for giving me the utmost service and attention. I am so grateful to Dr Akhavan & staff. God Bless
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kaveh in Reseda, CA – Aug 07, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Akhavan's for 2 yrs now and I have had a great experience. It took me over 2 years to find a new pain specialist when my pain doctor retired. years. Dr. Akhavan listens to my complaints of continuing pain, I have had an injection that temporarily helped my foot, and the Dr. and Silva have battled Blue Shield Ca. He is board certified, takes my calls, Silva takes my calls, appts have been easy. Follow the rules and no problem. No one wanted me as a patient, he did
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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DAWN GALLAGHER in Los Angeles, CA – Jul 07, 2017
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So disappointed with this office. They made me wait 7 weeks for an appointment (after being informed I'd just moved to the area and was in extreme pain & had been referred by my primary care doctor). They said to call back twice a week "in case there was a cancellation." Then, after waiting six weeks for my appointment, they told me that the procedure wouldn't be scheduled for another five weeks. Horrible customer service and no concern for their patients or the pain they're in. Shame on you!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Encino, CA – Jul 06, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Encino Hospital Medical Center...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Education

2005
Usc University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2000
Lincoln Med And Mental Health Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Akhavan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Akhavan frequently treats Chronic Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Akhavan treats.

Where is Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD's office located?

Dr. Akhavan's office is located at 4940 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 105, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Akhavan speaks Spanish, Farsi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Akhavan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Chronic Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Akhavan's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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(818) 990-9050

Dr. Akhavan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Locations

Dr. Mehras Akhavan INC.

Los Angeles Pain Clinic4940 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 105 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Akhavan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Encino Hospital Medical Center

Encino, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mission Community Hospital

Panorama City, CA

53% Patient Experience Rating, 16% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sherman Oaks Hospital

Sherman Oaks, CA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Van Nuys, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average