|Category:||Family Practice Physician|
|Address:||18607 Ventura Blvd #102, Tarzana, CA 91356, USA|
|Working:||8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM 8:30AM–5PM Closed Closed|
Im not a big fan of going to the doctor. In fact, my last checkup was over 2 years ago. So after incessant nudging from my family I decided to find a doctor. I checked healthgrades and yelp and saw how many positive reviews Dr. Arasheben has. Like you, Ive been dissapointed by businesses with positive reviews before - but there was something that struck me about all of the reviews. So many people said that Dr. Arasheben was extremely pleasant and that he listens to your concerns. I figured if at least a few of those people were right it was worth a shot - so I decided to make an appointment. Unlike so many doctors, Dr. Arasheben believes in using technology. His website allows you to request an appointment and also complete all of the pre-visit paperwork ahead of time so that you dont have to do it on a clipboard in the office (though you can if you want... but why?) I emailed with the office staff a few times and secured an appointment. Dr. Arashebens office is simple, clean and unassuming. Its on the bottom floor of an office building in Tarzana with parking in the back. The front desk staff is nice and since I already filled out all of the paperwork I just had to sign a few forms. I was escorted to an exam room within a few minutes. It was there I first met the doctor. Dr. Arasheben is extremely warm and pleasant. But hes also extremely knowledgable and nonjudgmental. I discussed a few medical issues with him, and he immediately made suggestions that were thoughtful and workable. He sent me for labs and tests, and within a few days I received a call about a potential health issue that we needed to discuss. I booked an appointment with the person who called. In the subsequent visit, Dr. Arasheben was very thorough and detailed in his explanation, but also assured me that the issue wasnt extremely severe. However, we made a plan to track the issue and answered every question I had. Ive had one subsequent visit to discuss other lab results and my experience was the same. In addition, I emailed the office with a question and received a timely reply. I suppose we all have different needs from a doctor, but if youre looking for someone who listens, is extremely knowledgable (and up-to-date in medical research) and is very pleasant, then you cant go wrong with Dr. Arasheben.
Notice the very similar language of the positive reviews.. Look at Yelp reviews, at least 4-5 by people from San Diego. Who in right mind would travel from San Diego to Tarzana for a Physician? The rest are from Los Angeles (still a bit far, no?) Just a couple from reasonable travel distance to the office. Also, both Yelp and Google reviews have same posters. I smell Bull$h|t.. I showed up 10 min before scheduled time (like you should) and saw the doctor 30 min after the scheduled time. When I finally got in, I felt like I was at an auction. He quickly rattled off the basic questions (you allergic to anything, any family history, etc) The whole thing took 10 minutes max. I felt like he just wants to get through as many people as possible in shortest time possible. (same was noted by other 1 star reviewers) He ordered a handful of standard tests, was never told which labs I can go to. My last doctor had a normal pace conversation with me, no rush. Explained what tests he wanted to do and why. Gave me options of local labs and their time of operation along with instructions for fasting, etc I was scheduled to comeback 4 days later at 9 am. 9:05am the office doors were locked and staff was waiting outside saying they have no keys to get in as they are temps. This practice is very good at hiring people to write reviews and drum up customers.. Being on time or attentive? not so much.
Me encanto el Dr. Arasheben! Vi al doctor dos veces. La primera vez fui porque tenia una problema de la piel y segunda vez tenia dolor en el estomago. Las dos veces me senti comoda con el doctor, se tomo su tiempo preguntandome preguntas importantes, y hasta me llamo el siguiente dia para ver como me sentia con el dolor de estomago. Las muchachas en frente son muy amable igual que el doctor. Dr. Arasheben definitivamente sera mi doctor de ahora en adelante.
I had to change to a new PCP and doing lots of research and checking reviews on Dr Arasheben and Dr Beroukhim I was so happy today at my first appt. with Dr. Arasheben. I have been to many Drs over the years and have a good comparison barometer. It was a very positive appt and I felt he really listened to me, very attentive and offered options and discussed me as an individual rather than just another patient. I very much appreciate being able to connect with this office and encourage anyone to go to this practice. It is very rare to find quality, kindness, expertise and guidance from Drs in general. Dr Arasheben made me feel at ease and he is sincere in his treatment and again offering options. The office staff was very kind and helpful with the new insurance process and what to expect. Very grateful for connecting and the ease of healthcare ! Thank you !!
I chose to come here because it was close to my job and recommended by two of my friends. I had a concussion from a training accident. Staff was super nice and welcoming. I got to visit the same day. After filling out the paperwork I saw Dr. A fairly quickly. He listened to my story and after performing some neurologic examinations he said he rulled out major problems. He was comfortable that no MRI was needed in my case. He took the time to teach me how to take care of myself. The next week I had my good and bad days. I left a message and Dr. A called me back to answer my questions. His staff was nice enough to follow up with me to ask how I was doing. I only paid my copay which is part of the insurance card. With their good care, I switched my doctor to this office.
I recently changed insurance and as I have a few medical issues I didnt know how care would work out with a new doctor. The atmosphere is great at the office as the girls in front are calmly efficient, you feel they are serious and care about their jobs whilst being friendly. Very little wait time. Dr Arasheben is fantastic, he really cares about doing the best for his patient, is enthusiastic, responsive, clever and funny, not at all stuffy or distracted. He took all my medical history and is very proactive in figuring out the appropriate steps whilst including the patients input. He puts into place the necessary follow-ups regarding medical conditions across a broad spectrum. I highly recommend Thrive Comprehensive Medical Group and am very happy I found it.
If I could give a negative review, I definitely will. Even though the doctor is very knowledgeable, he doesnt know how to manage his office. I came in and asked for an annual check up. He sent me to Quest Diagnosis without letting me know that they are not in my network. I ended up get charged more than $1200. When I called the office to verify if the test lab is in network, she responded that they dont have visibility. That is weird since you guys have a point of contact with Quest Diagnostic, you should be able to know if they are in network or not. If you really dont know, at least let the patient choose their own labs instead of sending them to your preferred lab without verifying that information. Please be more professional!