Dr. Shirin Bitajian, MD

Family Medicine •  Female • Age 42
  
Dr. Bitajian
Accepting new patients

Colorado

501 Airport Rd Rifle, CO 81650

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(970) 625-1100

Dr. Shirin Bitajian, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Rifle, CO. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bitajian to book an appointment.


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(970) 625-1100

Dr. Bitajian accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
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Dr. Bitajian's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergies
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Joint Injection
  • Kidney Disease
  • Laceration Repair
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mole Removal
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pap Smear
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Stitches
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

Dr. Bitajian's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bitajian

3.5

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
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4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9.523809523809524%
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1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(6)
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I received a referral and sent back the new patient paperwork last week. Upon confirming receipt of my faxed paperwork, I learned that Dr. Bitajian was leaving the practice, not taking any new patients, and that my appointment was canceled. Sounds like customer service is not a priority for the Metabolic & Wellness Center - a phone call would have been nice.
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Jun 29, 2020
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my first time seeing Dr. Temple, and she is not only beautiful, but very on point with my condition. I have had many doctors since I've been diagnosed with MS, and I must say she is the first Dr. who really took the time to explain to me what this disease is doing to my body. she listened to me, she explained the medicine to me that she recommended for me. she was very patient with me. and i greatly appreciate meeting with her for the first time. thank you Dr. Temple
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Danielle Thomas – Mar 25, 2020
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I've always had an amazing experience whenever I have my appointments with Dr. Bitajian. There was a certain medication that I needed, but my insurance denied it. She kept on bugging my insurance to approve me for it. Well, she succeeded and I was approved. She's gone above and beyond to help me. I highly recommend her.
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Akeishia – Nov 20, 2019
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Initial visit was 10/10 great Dr and staff. Three weeks ago I left an office voicemail to make an appointment never got a call back. Today I called the office and ask for soonest appointment and was told 90 days is the soonest. I advised the office person what I should do when I run out of medicine in 30 days and I was advised to dial 911 or go to the emergency room at a hospital. I am a T2 diabetic I will not be following this advice. I have in the same day found a Dr. who will see me in a week. Dr. Bitajian May be a wonderful doctor but her staff should consider different professions. This office is HORRIBLE run away from the office staff
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Arthur Clark – Jun 11, 2019
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Dr B is the best family doctor I have had here in this area. She listens to what you have to say. She is friendly but professional. I trust her completely!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Kathy in Fort Mohave, AZ – Jun 04, 2019
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She does not uphold her hypocritical oath. She will do harm to a patient. I have had several instances of that. Recently She said she would not refill my thyroid medication, her reason was that she did not prescribed it. Well have the empty medication bottle with her name on it as prescribing doctor. So either they don't keep records or they just want your money and do not care about the patient.
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May 29, 2019
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I was in emergency with colitis and the discharge instructions where to see my primary for follow-up and further instructions. The office would not let me make appt. unless it was a month out and would not listen why I was trying to see her but was offered walk in only for 5 min per visit. So that is what I did and when I saw her she took glance at the paper the emergency gave me for her and said there was nothing she could do for me and started walking out. I asked about safe food because this condition requires eating different and I needed help in understanding and what to do if I get another attack and some reassurance she would be available to help but I got none of that. She did have her nurse print a paper with min. food list that I had to figure out myself. She had no compassion for my pain and suffering and she didn't seem to care to help me work through my problem. I did find another primary who is willing to help me figure this out but I am very disappointed in Dr. Bitajian
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Apr 26, 2019
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Bate and switch ..this staff called 30 minutes before apt to cancel. After i had waited 2 months to get in .after reviewing my meds list twice over phone and after turning in paper work 2 weeks earlier.. Thanks to this incompetent office. I will not get my insurance coverage.
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Mar 13, 2019
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Was new in town, went to Dr. Bitajian for the first time. The MA was not good. The doctor was ok. If you are looking for an ok doctor that doesn't seem to want to spend more than 5 minutes getting to know her new patient, then this doctor is for you. Now I am having an issue with billing. My health care plan gives me one wellness visit for free and the doctor doesn't want to bill one of my visits as wellness visit. So this tells me they are in it for the money! Not good.
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Mohave Valley, AZ – Jan 25, 2019
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Dr. Bitajian is a very nice lady and does well with patients while in office. Her staff is lacking and is,.. often times new. The front desk person is NOT HELPFUL. She will not even talk to you about a billing or coding error, she'll just tell you to, " Call New Mexico..." While Dr. has some good people in her office, she has yet to hire staff that communicates well with patients or that demonstrate a willingness to handle simple, patient requests. Until she does, look elsewhere for your Dr.
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S. in Fort Mohave, AZ – Jan 17, 2019
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Excellent bed side manner. Best doctor I have seen in Bullhead city. Will go back.
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Sherry in Bullhead City, AZ – Dec 06, 2018
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Terrible office. Waited & waited for mammogram that we discussed in the office & it was never ordered & it took numerous calls from me to finally get it ordered. Also, through my insurance, I get 90 day supply of my cholesterol medication for the cost of a 60 day supply. This was also discussed & I was given Rx for this. When I needed refill, not only did they not answer my pharmacy’s numerous requests, but had called it into wrong pharmacy. Also, office telling me doctor NEVER gave me 90 days.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 06, 2018
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I’ve been to so many different doctors and Dr. Bitajian is the best one I’ve had. She goes above and beyond to help me in any way she can. I have full confidence in her. I’ve only seen her three times and she mentions my improvement at each visit. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Doc! You’re saving me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 28, 2018
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She is caring and understanding. Very motivating and relatable. It's hard to find a good doctor and I'm happy I've found one of the best!
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Angela – Feb 08, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Bitajian....she is a very outgoing and caring person...interested in getting down to what ails a person and getting results! Listens to all that has to be said and has a solution giving the person she is advising her best expertise and what that person is feeling is very important. I am very glad to find and satisfied to have a professional yet friendly, comfortable enough person to consider as being one of the family/close friend. Very knowledgeable and precise!
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Marciana Saiz-Reff in BULLHEAD CITY – Feb 03, 2018
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Dr. Bitajian is a wonderful Provider and would recommend her to all my family and friends. She is very caring and explains everything to you until you are able to understand. It is very hard to find a provider with all these wonderful qualities in the Tri State area. It would be horrible if she ever left the area and NCHC are lucky to have her as a provider and like their providers have command gone in the past I hope she never leaves.
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Julia Gerardi in Needles, CA – May 23, 2017
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I appreciate? Dr. Bitajian's professionalism and her understanding of my health concerns. She is very easy to talk? with and I would recommend her to anyone looking for? a primary care physician.
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Patricia Ricks – Mar 19, 2017
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I have been to many doctors in my life and most of them are rude and in a hurry to get you in and out of their office. I am so happy I found Dr. Bitajian, she is absolutely amazing! She makes you feel like you're the only patient she has to see that day. She took her time explaining things to me in a way that I understood 100%. Honestly it was more like talking to a friend than a doctor. Her medical assistant is equally amazing. They make a great team! You will not be disappointed, I promise!!
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Selena S. in Bullhead City, AZ – Dec 22, 2016
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This nice lady is one of if not the best doctors I have ever went to....I have walking pneumonia and she got me in to see her today on very short notice. ....I would highly recommend her to everyone/anyone!.....Ronald M Dunlap
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Ron D in bullhead city, arizona – Nov 15, 2016
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Care Philosophy

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease by interesting patients in their own health; and when treating disease inform patients of the cause and treatment...Read more

Biography

Medicine is my passion not a job! I  enjoy keeping up to date and learning, it is for this reason that I enjoy each and every day I am working.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Concordia Unversity
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French

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Grand River Health501 Airport Rd Rifle, CO 81650
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