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 judgement.


Years Experience: 14

Dr. Banimahd's Education & Training

Medical School
UC Irvine College of Medicine; Graduated 2005


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Dr. Banimahd's Office Information & Appointments


American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine

24953 Paseo de Valencia Ste 15B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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Tel: (949) 791-9448

Fax: Not Available

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Medicare Accepted: No

Medicaid Accepted: No