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Faried Banimahd

Dr. Faried Banimahd, MD

Addiction MedicineEmergency MedicineMental Health CounselingFamily Medicine

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.Dr. B Addiction Recovery
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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed
Office cleanliness

Based on patient feedback.

RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Banimahd'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
Office Rating
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1533 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
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4.0 Office cleanliness
4.0 Courteous staff
4.0 Scheduling flexibility
American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine | Zephyr Medical Group
1533 E 4th St
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
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"incredible doctor & loving establishment. the entire team is friendly & makes sure everything runs smoothly every time. "
  • February 15, 2022
"Dr. B literally saved my life. He is one of the kindest and patient doctors I have ever met. I've slipped constantly and he has never given up on me. I wish every doctor was as compassionate! "
  • January 6, 2022
"Amazing "
  • January 6, 2022
"Very impersonal, unprofessional, unreliable, irresponsible, and uncaring. I first heard of Dr B from his YouTube videos and so I expected a lot better from him as a patient. Overall I’m very disappointed, due to the following issues and more: Dr Banimahd hardly ever actually sees me, usually appointments are done by a nurse practitioner instead. Dr B often makes mistakes when issuing prescriptions, I’ve even been prescribed the completely wrong prescription twice in less than a month, and had to spend days calling the office to try to get it fixed. Most of the office staff are pretty unprofessional and not reliable for things like remembering to return phone calls. Sometimes the office randomly closes early without any notification or warning. Only accepts a few rare types of insurance. Not at all helpful in getting Pre authorizations for prescriptions from my insurance."
  • February 5, 2021
"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. "
  • February 22, 2020

LOCATIONS

American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine | Zephyr Medical Group
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
1001 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA, 92705
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Santa Ana, CA, 92704
College Hospital Costa Mesa
301 Victoria St
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

PROCEDURES PERFORMED

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (71)

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  • Aetna PPO
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • 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
  • Motor Vehicle (NJ)
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Behavioral
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Multiplan
  • 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 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
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • Anthem Advantage HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Excelcare
  • Health Net CA HMO Wholecare
  • HealthNet ExcelCare Small / Large Group
  • Oscar Northern CA Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO

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