Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD

Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Mehras Akhavan, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences in 1990 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

4940 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 105

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Health Net of California
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Akhavan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spondylosis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
more than 88% of peers
Bone Disorders
high
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Akhavan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

54  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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25  Procedures

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

  • Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Lincoln Med and Mental Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akhavan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akhavan's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhavan to family and friends
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Akhavan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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