Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyMaleAge 53

Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tachdjian has extensive experience in Environmental Allergies. He graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and Providence Saint John's Health Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD

Raffi Tachdjian MD, inc

1301 20th St Ste 380 Santa Monica, CA 90404
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tachdjian

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tachdjian treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tachdjian treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 998-0060.

Environmental Allergies

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Dr. Tachdjian is experienced in the area of Environmental Allergies. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Allergic Rhinitis
Animal Allergies
Hives
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Dr. Tachdjian's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Asthma
  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Food
  • Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
  • Allergic Reactions to Medications
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Tension Fatigue Syndrome
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Aspirin-Induced Asthma
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Urticaria
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Urticaria
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Desensitization
  • Diarrhea
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Enteropathy, Pattern I
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Eye Infections
  • Fever
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hereditary Angioedema
  • Hernia
  • Hives
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • IgA Deficiency
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Latex Allergy
  • Limb Swelling
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Nausea
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Penicillin Testing
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyositis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Tachdjian accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna POS
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Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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Priority Select-CA HMO
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Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna EPO
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Cigna PPO
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Dr. Tachdjian's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tachdjian

3.7

Based on 18 ratings

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Up front charge of $700 for shots
I have bad allergies and went to Dr Tachdjian to request shots . I had had them many years ago so I knew what I needed . I called my insurance to make sure I was covered and Dr Tachdijian was in network . Upon booking my appointment I was told that they requested $250 up front . A little unusual given I had met my deductible but i went with it . I met Dr Tachdjian for the initial consultation . Upon my next visit the receptionist handed me a form requesting $500 up front for allergy shots . She said the compound cost them $1600 to make . I explained that my insurance covered 90% the cost and that would be $160 and asked what the extra cost was . They said it was office policy . I called a couple of other allergists at UCLA and Cedars and both said that this was unheard of. It felt more like a car dealership move than a doctor . I canceled my appointment and saved myself $500 and hoping I get the $250 back. On another note , when I arrived for my second appointment DR Tachdjian I was n
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 16, 2022
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Dr Tachdjian used to be really responsive and helpful. Not anymore. Even though they're a small office, his office staff is poor at communicating. He seems to be all about the money now and not his patients. Very disappointing.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Oct 08, 2021
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Have seen Dr Raffi for very different reasons, hives and later a bronchitis that he accurately diagnosed as walking pneumonia. He's knowledgable, smart, observant and a great communicator. He very carefully explains how to interpret allergy test results and gives you big picture information as well as a treatment plan that gets results. He has my vote for a top doctor. I've sent others to him and all have been happy. His office staff are all nice, and the two assistants were impressive.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Bonnie in Los Angeles – Mar 30, 2018
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Where do I begin, first the receptionist ignores me when I arrive 10 minutes early to the appointment. Then a snotty internist whines "is my patient going to be late for their first appointment" ... little did I know this was going to be the in between person that would be translating to Dr Raffi who I guess was too important to hear directly from the patient what their symptoms are or for that matter, care at all. I was left in a waiting room so long the lights timed out. Horrible experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Annette in Hollywood, CA – May 07, 2017
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Dr. Tachdjian is great! He's very kind, easy-going, and communicates well about treatment options for my allergies. Highly recommended!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jonathan in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 17, 2016
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My 13 yo son had been experiencing a continuous headache for 5 months when I took him to see Dr Tachdjian. We'd been to see many top paediatric neurologists in LA and tried many medications and nothing had broken the headache. We went to Dr Tachdjian for allergy testing to see if a food might be the cause of the headache. Dr Tachdjian noticed my son's posture, checked his trigger points in his shoulders and treated him with trigger point injections. The headache disappeared and has not returned!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Helen B in Malibu, CA – Oct 19, 2016
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Caring and Smart. Dr. Tachdjian puts my and my family's best intention ahead of everything else. A friend referred me and I have since referred many of my friends to him. Life saver!!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Matie in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 19, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Tachdjian's approach is toward the whole person and not just the symptoms they report. His background includes training in Adult and Pediatric Allergy...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Allergy and Immunology
Fellowship Hospital
2007
UCLA school of Medicine
2004
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
Morehouse School of Medicine
Medical School
1992
UCLA
Undergraduate School
1992
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tachdjian frequently treats Environmental Allergies. See all practice areas where Dr. Tachdjian specializes.

Where is Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD's office located?

Dr. Tachdjian's office is located at 1301 20th St Ste 380, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, MD speak?

Dr. Tachdjian speaks Spanish, Turkish, and Arabic. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Raffi Tachdjian MD, inc

Raffi Tachdjian MD, inc.1301 20th St Ste 380 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Clear Allergy3831 Hughes Ave Ste 600A Culver City, CA 90232
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UCLA Medical Center PED

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center200 UCLA Medical Plz # 265 Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Providence Saint John's Health Center

Santa Monica, CA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Burbank, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Santa Monica, CA

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)