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Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Tahernia comes from a medical family: his father, a pediatric cardiologist; and his mother, a registered nurse. He attended the University of Tulsa and graduated magna cum laude. He was honored by the University of Tulsa as Man of the Year. He is also a charter member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Tahernia earned his medical degree, completing his internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that his interest in spinal surgery evolved: "I found every facet of spinal surgery to be fascinating, from the complex anatomy, to the wide variety of disease processes." During his time at the University of Pennsylvania, he also received the Stanley Chung Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Research. Dr. Tahernia completed his fellowship in spinal surgery at the University of Colorado, and has co-authored numerous articles and delivered regional and national presentations. Dr. Tahernia is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the north American Spine Society. Commenting on his specialty, Dr. Tahernia says: "The field of spinal surgery is extremely rewarding and continually evolving. The most satisfying part of my work is having the opportunity to improve my patient’s quality of life, either through conservative modalities or by means of surgery."
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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Tahernia's Rating
Patient Perspective
4.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
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4.0 Office cleanliness
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Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
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"I wanted to write this review to thank Dr.Tahernia for giving me my life back pain-free. I was told many years ago by my doctor that I would always have to take opioids and that surgery probably wouldn't help much, if at all, so I just believed him and unfortunately lived with this chronic pain and addiction to opioids. By accident, I found Dr.Tahernia through my insurance agent, who had a client that had Dr. Tahernia as his doctor. And this man could not say enough good things about Dr.Tahernia and assured me that I would have no regrets about having him as my doctor. So, I immediately reached out to Dr.Tahernia's office and made an appointment for an evaluation. When the time came for my evaluation, in walked a very pleasant, gentlemanly doctor who exuded professionalism and confidence. I told Dr.Tahernia what my other doctor told me, and he simply said he was wrong. He said that my condition was simply a matter of fusing two vertebrae together in a procedure called a "decompression" ...
to allow the nerve to be free from impingement; he said what needed to be done was very straightforward for him to do, and then I could go on living my life again. Fast forward a month and a half later, and I'm back to living my life again as I recuperate from the procedure. I'm so grateful to Dr.Tahernia for his professionalism, confidence, and capable hands in giving me the life again that I was told was not possible. I will tell everybody who asks me if I know a good back doctor. I will say to them, "I don't know a good back doctor, but I know the best back doctor, and his name is Dr. Tahernia." "
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  • April 11, 2023

LOCATIONS

Desert Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
151 S Sunrise Way Ste 500
Palm Springs, CA, 92262
45280 Seeley Dr Fl 2
La Quinta, CA, 92253
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
1150 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA, 92262
39000 Bob Hope Dr Fl 2
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Perelman School Of Medicine At University Of Pennsylvania
Graduated 1993

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (68)

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  • Humana Choice POS
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • Humana National POS
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • First Health PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • PHCS PPO
  • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Tandem PPO
  • Health Net CA HMO
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 2021 I&F PPO Plan
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Molina Marketplace CA
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus
  • Aetna AWH Southern CA HMO
  • BCBS Pathway EPO
  • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • HealthNet PPO EnhancedCare I&F
  • Oscar CA Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus
  • Blue Shield of CA Platinum 90 Trio HMO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • BCBS AZ PPO/EPO Statewide
  • Aetna Basic HMO
  • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway HMO

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