Dr. Sabira Saifuddin, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 52

Dr. Saifuddin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Family Psychiatry-Counseling-Wellness

31194 La Baya Dr Ste 202 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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Dr. Sabira Saifuddin, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Westlake Village, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Simi Valley and Encino Hospital Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saifuddin to book an appointment.

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  • Staff friendliness (31)
  • Explained conditions well (29)
  • Office environment (29)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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Dr Saifudfin is very helpful and kind. As a young adult, it’s nice to have a doctor who listens to what I want. One complaint is that it is hard to get ahold of her office sometimes.
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  • Long wait times
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Mar 18, 2021
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Helpful and timely getting into for appointments. Other practices I tried booked too far out for patients who are having relatively immediate needs (not talking about emergency psychiatric, just not having to wait several weeks for an appointment). Quickly addressed the issues I was having and came up with a care plan. Love the online Zoom appts. So convenient
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James C – Mar 17, 2021
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My son who is on SSI was seeing Dr. Saifuddin for 7 years. When he needed his doctor to fill out paper work to continue his redetermination for SSI, she refused, even though I offered to pay for her time to fill out the report. She was then asked if she could write a letter of his limitations and she refused to even write that letter. His other therapist was willing to fill out the report and was shocked that she refused to help him. As his medical doctor, it was important that SSI received this information. I have no idea how she is as a psychiatrist , but if you will need papers filled out for any reason, you better find another doctor. She was uncaring and unhelpful.
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Feb 04, 2021
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Very professional and helpful to my mental health issues. I also like all the text message reminders of my appointments. I’ve only had a couple minor issues with waiting too long for zoom appointments but all in all very happy
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Oct 16, 2020
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Very well, I am grateful to speak with her, as she always has helpful advice & is very kind!! I appreciate everyone there! ????Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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All of the medical and administrative staff are pleasant and helpful. I'm very appreciative for the effective treatment I've received at Family Psychiatry. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services. They are easily the best I have seen.
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Michael C – Oct 13, 2020
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A fantastic doctor and staff. She is very experienced and knowledgeable, but also works creatively with the patient to find solutions. One of the things that really resonates about this doc is her approach to treating issues, that is more of a holistic approach, thinking outside the box, and not simply looking to pharma for the answer. She really listens, and the interaction between patient and doctor is a two-way experience, to find a treatment plan that works for the individual patient while her recognizing that no two patients are alike. The office environment is welcoming and calming, and during COVID her office had quickly adapted to make appts fully accessible remotely, while maintaining the full engaging environment via online. I’ve seen other psychs in the past, and the experience was less than desirable; appts feeling rushed, doctors not engaging, and the result always the same - prescribe a new med, or up a dose. Can easily recommend Dr. Saifuddin, all day long.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JG – Sep 08, 2020
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She was able to get me in quickly in light of the COVID situation. I needed help and she was able to see me in a relatively short time from when I reached out.
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I’ve been seeing and working with Dr. Saifuddin for 3 to 4 years now. I suffer from extreme social anxiety in addition to general anxiety. With her help, I have become a stronger and more capable individual. I have personally recommended her services to my family and dearest friends. I’d recommend her services to anyone needing help or a change in their life. One of the kindest doctors I’ve ever worked with and am very grateful for her.
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Arin Spencer – May 30, 2020
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I have been going here for almost three years now and everyone is amazing. I used to see an NP who sadly isn’t there now but now I see Derek who is great. Ally as a therapist is wonderful and of course Dr. Saifuddin is great. Whichever receptionist you speak to they will always work with your schedule and try to accommodate as best as possible and I have never once had a bad visit which is incredible. Whether you are looking for psychiatry or therapy this office has all of it and all are wonderful. With COVID I have consistently seen Dr. Saifuddin and she truly does her best to keep up to date with each and every patient which is wonderful.
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May 27, 2020
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Dr. Saifuddin is an attentive and caring doctor. She takes time to listen to her patients and is willing to discuss all treatment options with you. She is calm, patient and never rushed. Also her office is clean and staff are friendly and attentive.
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May 21, 2020
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Dr. Saifuddin and her staff have been great since day one. Moving to CA and finding a new caring psychiatrist was difficult. I've been extremely happy with Dr. Saifuddin and highly recommend her.
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May 21, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Saifuddin to anyone who is seeking professional help and is looking for someone with a kind bedside manner. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Saifuddin and know I’m in a safe space to speak freely during our sessions. Her many years of medical experience along with her being a doctor who truly cares about her patients keep me coming back to her. You are making the right choice with Dr. Saifuddin to give you real relief and positive solutions.
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May 19, 2020
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My daughter suffered from anxiety that resulted in depression. Dr. Saifuddin has been astute in her diagnosis, and does not blindly prescribe medication,only just as needed. She is kind,empathetic; very approachable by teens. We count our blessings. Her office staff is very efficient. Dr. Saifuddin is very good at what she does and has great insights and perspectives.
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Sarar – May 08, 2020
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very nice
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May 08, 2020
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Great treatment always professional and office personnel always friendly and helpful.
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May 07, 2020
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Very kind, patient, and knowledgeable.
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May 01, 2020
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Dr. Saiffudin, the practitioners, therapists and support staff are all knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. It’s a place with a well rounded approach to finding the best course for your individual needs.
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May 01, 2020
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The doctor has a well rounded approach to medicine which seems to be a rarity with other doctors in the field of psychiatry.
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Alec – Apr 30, 2020
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Dr. Saiffudin is a compassionate and holistic psychiatrist who has an expertise in people with developmental disabilities, which is a rare specialty.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our Treatment Philosophy Entails Combining Conventional Treatment approaches with Safe Alternative Treatments to Bring about lasting Relief From Symptoms and Improved Quality of Life

Biography

Dr. Saifuddin is the Medical Director. She has been in Private Practice in the Community for 20 years and she has shown Excellence in her field by providing...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Behavioral Neurological Psychiatry
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
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Board Certifications

Education

2000
Lac Usc Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Southern California, Lac Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1998
Lac Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
1987
St.Joseph College For Women
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Sabira Saifuddin, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. Sabira Saifuddin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Saifuddin frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Anxiety, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Saifuddin treats.

Where is Dr. Sabira Saifuddin, MD's office located?

Dr. Saifuddin's office is located at 31194 La Baya Dr Ste 202, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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. Saifuddin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
ADHD and-or ADD
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saifuddin treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Saifuddin treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Anxiety
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saifuddin treats Anxiety more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Saifuddin treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saifuddin performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Saifuddin performs this procedure more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Saifuddin's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Biofeedback
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Couples Therapy
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Medication Management
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Neurotransmitter Testing 
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychopharmacology Management
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Saifuddin accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Locations

Family Psychiatry-Counseling-Wellness

Family Psychiatry-Counseling-Wellness31194 La Baya Dr Ste 202 Westlake Village, CA 91362
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Family Psychiatry-Counseling-Wellness30851 Agoura Rd Ste 304 Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Health Simi Valley

Simi Valley, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

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)

Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

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

10 Awards Received

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Northridge, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Tarzana, CA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Sherman Oaks Hospital

Sherman Oaks, CA

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

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital

Camarillo, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

West Hills, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

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