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Faried Banimahd, MD
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Addiction MedicineEmergency MedicineMental Health CounselingPrimary Care
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American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine | Zephyr Medical Group

1533 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA, 92701

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Faried Banimahd

Faried Banimahd, MD

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OVERVIEW

Dr. Banimahd's goal is to provide and deliver care for our current opiate crises that is evidence-based.  This includes medication-assisted treatment, a chronic disease model paradigm, and meaningful long term recovery. Dr. B is the founder and clinical director of Zephyr Medical Group.  This is an outpatient medical clinic devoted to the full spectrum of care for substance abuse, with particular and significant effort at correctly managing outpatient medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse.  This includes opiate blockers such as Vivitrol, in addition to traditional Suboxone type products. Dr. B is also the founder, CEO, and Clinical Director of American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine.  This is a non-profit Intensive Out Patient (IOP) program for substance abuse and mental health. The philosophical cornerstone of the program is that opioid abuse psychosocial treatment should be couched in medication-assisted treatment. Furthermore, care should be driven by clinicians, robust psychosocial intervention including vocational and educational programming, and finally community outreach.  The goal of treatment is to get the client out of treatment and into the community in a tailored but timely manner.  He is also affiliated with “Suboxone friendly” sober living which addresses the significant need in Orange County for sober living homes that accept patients on medication-assisted treatment without any judgment.

Previous to private practice and business, he was a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at both UCLA/Kern Medical Center, and, more recently, UC Irvine School of Medicine.  In this role, he trained dozens of medical students, researchers, and young physicians.  He has participated in numerous research projects and is a published academic author of multiple papers in the field.  He was named one of Orange County’s top influencers in 2017 by the OC Register.

He currently has a YouTube channel, the goal of which is to educate the public on addiction, dispel misinformation, and really, it serves as a platform for people to ask and get answers to common questions related to addiction and substance abuse without the cost/insurance barrier typically associated with getting such questions answered.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Fellowship
UC Irvine
Graduated 2016
Residency
UCLA-Kern Medical Center
Graduated 2009
Medical School
UC Irvine College of Medicine
Graduated 2005

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American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine | Zephyr Medical Group
1533 E 4th St
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
"Dr. Banimahd literally gave me my life back. I had always been what I considered to be a high-functioning opiate addict. But sometime last year my use began to spiral and started affecting my work (full time programmer). I found Dr. B a few months ago, and, let me tell you, there is no other doctor in Orange County as brilliant as he is, that has the experience this man does. Thank you for everything. ..."
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  • February 22, 2020

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED (55)

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  • Anthem BCBS
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Aetna PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS PPO
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield-MCNP PPO
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Behavioral
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Multiplan
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PPO-AETNA (STANDARD NETWORK)
  • PPO-ANTHEM BLUE CROSS (STANDARD NETWORK)
  • PPO-BLUE SHIELD (STANDARD NETWORK)
  • PPO-CIGNA
  • PPO-GOVERNMENT
  • PPO-HEALTH NET (STANDARD NETWORK)
  • PPO-HUMANA
  • PPO-HUMANA CHOICE CARE NETWORK
  • PPO-INDUSTRY HEALTH NETWORK
  • PPO-MULTIPLAN
  • PPO-BEECH STREET(FORMERLY CAPP CARE)
  • PPO-GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HOSPITAL ASSOC (GEHA)
  • PPO-UNITED HEALTH CARE (STANDARD NETWORK)
  • PPO-PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (PHCS)
  • Preferred One PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • PPO-FIRST HEALTH (COVENTRY)
  • PPO-HEALTHSMART (FORMERLY INTERPLAN)
  • PPONEXT (Healthstar/PHN) EPO
  • PPONEXT (Healthstar/PHN) PPO
  • PPO-PPO NEXT
  • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • Self Pay
  • SELF PAY/CASH PPO-AETNA (STANDARD NETWORK)
  • SELF PAY/CASH WORKERS COMPENSATION
  • Tricare PPO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - Mental Health Includes HMO & PPO Members
  • United Concordia Advantage Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare of IL PPO
  • UnitedHealthcarePPO

LOCATIONS

1533 E 4th St
Santa Ana,CA,92701
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
Mon9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted