Dr. Saro Avakian, MD

Dr. Saro Avakian, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Saro Avakian, MD is a family medicine specialist in Glendale, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Iran University Of Medical Science & Health Services, School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in family medicine and preventive medicine.Read his story

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Avakian's Experience

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

Dr. Avakian's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Avakian "Saro Avakian MD Dr. Saro Avakian is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He completed his Residency in Ohio. Dr. Avakian earned his medical degree from Iran University of Medical Science in 1990, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He is also Board Certified in General Surgery from Iran University of Medical Science. Dr. Saro Avakian has acquired extensive knowledge and skills in all areas of Family Medicine. Due to his background in General Surgery he performs multiple office based procedures and minor surgeries in his office. Honors and Awards: Highest score in the Residency Program (Family Medicine In-Training exam, Ohio 2005) 94th percentile nationwide. Dr. Avakian strives for the highest standards in patient care and satisfaction. He is compassionate and detailed in his practice. Dr. Avakian and his highly skilled staff cultivate a caring and comfortable environment while utilizing the latest advances in medicine."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Avakian "I seek to provide the most complete care to my patients in a caring and respectful way."


  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal

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.


  • Iran University Of Medical Science & Health Services, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Flower Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Flower Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Avakian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Avakian is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Avakian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Avakian to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (21 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Avakian's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

Dr. Avakian is always very patient with me during my visits. He takes the time to answer all the questions I have. I'm appreciate that him and his staff are kind and helpful.
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Dr. Saro Avakian is a Family Physician with great knowledge, skills, and experience in Family Medicine. He has compassion towards the patients and address their concern. I was really impressed by Dr. Saro Avakian's communication and diagnostic skills and compassion as a patient with background in...more
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Dr. Saro is a knowledgeable doctor, a great listener and one of the most caring physicians I've ever met. His professional staff answer all questions. His office is clean and waiting time is minimum. Most recommended doctor in Glendale.
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It is worthy to take this time to let everyone know, that by far Dr. Saro Avakian is the best doctor I have ever had. I've been going to him for the past 5 years, and every single time, I feel safe and comfortable,because I trust him 100 percent. He listens to my concerns when I tell him, he is...more
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I have been going to Dr. Saro Avakian for more than 9 years. He is an amazing doctor. He is extremely caring and spends a lot of time during office visits. Dr. Saro is very professional and always keeps up with the recent medical findings and researches. His office personnel are very nice and...more
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