Dr. Shaida Behnam, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Shaida Behnam, MD
Dr. Shaida Behnam, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Monterey, CA. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Behnam is affiliated with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

147 El Dorado St Ste A

Monterey, CA 93940

Contact Information

(831) 373-1813

Dr. Shaida Behnam, MD

Dr. Shaida Behnam, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Dr. Behnam's Experience

Dr. Behnam'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


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Immunization Administration
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

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.


  • Ross University, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Behnam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Behnam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Behnam to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Behnam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Monterey, CA |
Dr. Behnam is by far the best primary care physician I've ever had and I am so glad to have her as my doctor now. She is incredibly kind and you can tell she really cares about her patients. She listens to your concerns and gives different options for treatment. I love that she incorporates Eastern and Western medicine in her practice too. She recommends natural remedies first before prescribing medications. Dr. Behnam is absolutely wonderful!
in Pacific Grove, CA |
Dr. Behnam gets my highest recommendation. She is very warm, caring & respectful... which is rare in a Dr. I feel lucky to have found her. I like that you can get in to see her promptly, if needed. Her staff is wonderful, too.
in Seaside |
Warm caring physician who really listens to you. I highly recommend her.
in Seaside, CA |
Dr. Behnam has been a wonderful doctor for husband and myself for the last 6 years, and as my children leave their pediatricians, she will be their doctor as well. She has a very kind nature and listens very well. Never rushes you, and always takes your opinions and worries with care. I recommend her to all of our friends and family.
in Marina, CA |
Best primary care physician I've had in 20 years. She remembers everything I tell her, and brings it up in subsequent visits, no matter how much time has elapsed! I've never had a doctor with that kind of ability to really know her patients. I've had doctors from one visit to the next act like they have no idea who I am, so to have one that remembers everything, even the small, trivial stuff is amazing. I highly recommend her.
in Monterey, CA |
She was kind, compassionate, and took her time to listen to my concerns. he was knowledgeable and explained everything clearly. She answered all my questions. I highly recommend her.
in Seaside, CA |
I have been seeing Dr. Behnam for a few years now I have always felt uncomfortable in hospital/doctors offices. But Dr. Behnam is very patient with me always give me multiple recommendations whenever a health concern in an issue.
in Monterey, CA |
A co-worker recommended Dr. Behnam. I contacted her office & was told that she would review my info to see if she wanted to take me on as a patient. Huh? I?m a person-a person who needed a physician. She is a physician who is taking new patients. I was left a short, curt message saying the Dr. said no. Really? I felt horrible. So insulting! I've never been rejected like that by someone who swore to do no harm. My feelings were hurt! Harm! Since when do Dr.?s evaluate a person for treatability?
Unfortunately the front office staff is disorganized, and I had a negative experience my first visit. Please be aware, this office does not see children, even though it's a family practice and they will let you make an appt for your child. Also know that their policy is to do an intake visit first, and will not do an physical exam without making a second appointment ($$$). My experience with Dr. Behnam herself was pleasant, though she wasn't very knowledgeable re: my specific conditions.
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Dr. Behnam accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Behnam has admitting privileges

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
23625 Holman Hwy
Monterey, CA 93940
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