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Dr.-Shida-Saam

Shida Saam, D.O.’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis. We have created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.

Shida Saam, D.O. received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences and completed her residency at the UC Irvine Family Practice program. She is board certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics. Dr. Saam chose to focus on family practice and preventive medicine because she enjoys helping her patients maintain optimum health through both traditional and alternative medicine. She takes a holistic approach to medicine by incorporating integrative therapies, as appropriate to the patient’s individual need.

“It is important to develop a trusting relationship with patients and encourage them to participate in the treatment and decision making process,” says Dr. Saam. “Forming a partnership with my patients enables us to work together to improve their health and well-being.” Dr. Saam is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi, and has a private practice located next to the future Hoag Hospital Irvine.

Dr. Shida Saam has been in practice since 1997. She believes that optimum health is maintained by both alternative and traditional medicine, thus she specializes in natural hormones (bioidentical hormones), vitamin therapy (which includes evaluation and close observation of the therapy), PMS, geriatrics, and other related diseases. Due to obesity-related problems, she offers weight management which includes evaluation of the patient eating habits, and subtle changes to encourage a change of lifestyle. Furthermore, she understands that optimum health is a combination of taking care of yourself from inside and out.

As a mother of two children, she also relates to the importance of children’s well-being. Her practice offers vaccination for children and annual preventive care. She is affiliated with HOAG Hospital, St. Joseph, Western Medical Hospital in Santa Ana, and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills. Most insurances are accepted such as HMO plans, PPO plans, and Medicare.

Dr. Shida Saam is our family physician for few years.She has good personality and is very friendly and skilled in her job. Her staff also are nice and responsible. Thank you.
Ahmad Goshtasbi
Ahmad Goshtasbi
19:29 09 Aug 22
Dr. Shida Saam has been my PCP for many years. She has always tried to treat us with courtesy, expertise and kindness. She has a sence of humor to make petients comfortable during the appiontmets. She has a very professional community of physicians for referrals to help patients to access to the best evaluation and treatment. I highly recomed her to be your PCP.In addition, I appreciate Dr. Shida to respect to the customer's comments and have changed the office staffs to make the patients more happy and conveniece.
Frida kd
Frida kd
01:09 08 Aug 22
I think she likes to collect paychecks but I don't think she likes to work, because she had her assistant do most of the work, and the assistant does not have an MD. Buyer beware. I went in 2019 but thought I had left a review then. The high number of five star ratings looks suspicious to me also. Take a look at all of the one star ratings. (p.s. Her response below is because this is my pen name. And there's no point in discussing anything since I obviously would never go back.)
James Shannon
James Shannon
23:56 05 Aug 22
I think she likes to collect paychecks but I don't think she likes to work, because she had her assistant do everything, and the assistant does not have an MD and actually provided hazardous false information to me regarding my blood tests. Buyer beware. I went in 2019 but thought I had left a review then. The high number of five star ratings looks suspicious to me also. Take a look at all of the one star ratings.
James Shannon
James Shannon
10:41 05 Aug 22
The most caring doctor our family have had for a long time. We love their new staff.Amazing experience!!Good job Dr. Saam
matt zamani
matt zamani
21:15 03 Aug 22
Dr. Shida Saam is a very nice and kind doctor who cares about her patients first hand. Thank you very much
Meihong Pu
Meihong Pu
23:56 01 Aug 22
I have been going to Dr. Shida Saam for many years, Not only has she taken great care of my health, but she is lovely to speak with at every appointment. It's really rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient. I highly recommend becoming her patient!
Emily Horri
Emily Horri
03:22 16 Jul 22
I've been going to Dr. Saam's office for a few years now and have received quality care and service. Professional and I really like having the on site phlebodomist vs having to wait at a lab.
Ron Chin
Ron Chin
16:28 14 Jul 22
Never go there! They don't have any people manners. If you love your child and want them to have good care don't bring them to this place.
Lil Match
Lil Match
21:36 12 Jul 22
Great location Nice staff all-around great team easy to get appointment and easy to communicate with
Behrooz Azarian
Behrooz Azarian
05:27 12 Jul 22
Dr Saam has been our family physician for many years. We all love her friendly personality and the way she makes us feel so comfortable in her office. She's very knowledgeable and she cares deeply about all her patients. We are so blessed to have her as our physician. We know we're in good hands.
Sholeh Roghani
Sholeh Roghani
03:18 12 Jul 22
I was a patient for a few months, horrible experiences multiple times. They had the hardest time getting my medical documents from a prior doctor and would give me different excuses every time I’d call to confirm, then they ended up telling me they’d received them just for someone else to later say they haven’t. Similar story later on when I wanted to be referred for a dermatologist, a robot called me leaving a voicemail with the approval/doctors name yet the name was completely non understandable no matter how many times me and others listened to it. I wasn’t able to place the appointment since I didn’t have a name and I called over 6 times within 2 weeks just to get a name but to have someone different say they’d take care of it but never have anyone call back. It’s like pulling teeth trying to get them to help you at all, and when you try to be proactive about it they get an attitude with you. Doctor isn’t the most detailed as one would wish their doctor would be, kinda just comes and goes + careless. Super unprofessional, ended up changing primary doctors all together. Please do yourself a favor and stay far away from this doctor office
Arvin Aghapour
Arvin Aghapour
03:52 06 Jul 22
Perhaps the MOST unorganized medical office in the whole America continent. I used to be their patient many years ago and switched to a different doctor because of their unorganized operation, but my other family members have been going to this office lately and they’re still getting the same basic and ridiculous issues with scheduling, sending lab orders to the lab and etc. The staff are rude, despite their fake smile, and unbelievably UNORGANIZED. Unless you have to see this particular doctor, you will disrespect yourself if you opt this medical facility. I would give them negative starts if I could.UNORGANIZED, UNORGANIZED, UNORGANIZED is all I can provide as the conclusion of my feedback.
Salar Rowhani
Salar Rowhani
18:19 02 Jul 22
Perhaps the MOST inferior medical office in the whole America continent. I used to be their patient many years ago and switched to a different doctor because of their unorganized operation, but my other family members have been going to this office lately and they’re still getting the same basic and ridiculous issues with scheduling, sending lab orders to the lab and etc. The staff are rude, despite their fake smile, and unbelievably UNORGANIZED. Unless you have to see this particular doctor, you will disrespect yourself if you opt this medical facility. I would give them negative starts if I could.UNORGANIZED, UNORGANIZED, UNORGANIZED is all I can provide as the conclusion of my feedback.
Salar Rowhani
Salar Rowhani
19:05 01 Jul 22
I am going to switch to another doctor just because of the worse customer service I have ever seen. Since last year this is the third time that front desk staff made me a hard time by being rude and careless about patient concerns. They are very rude and not responsible at all. I called to make an appointment and explain that I have a paper work that needs to be signed by doctor. Negin at the front desk answered my phone and she just said dr is not available until July 21st and when I was trying to find a way to solve the problem she said we are not urgent care and we don’t care about your concerns. I called again and they all refused me to be able to talk with dr Saam and office manager also tried to support Negin and other staff and they hung up phone on me three times. I got nervous just because of front desk staff behavior and how they are unprofessional. I will go ahead and report the problem to the insurance resolution office.
Atena Najafi
Atena Najafi
23:25 25 Jun 22
Very concerned. My son is a new patient and we did have a positive office visit. The problem was with getting his medication and the front desk staff. The staff did not process the paperwork in a timely matter and when I tried to follow up with them the office staff was very rude. I tried to get his medication 3 different times at the pharmacy and the paperwork was not completed by the office. When I called each time I was told it was resolved. When I called the 4th time from the pharmacy I was hung up on. I am now upset, I told the front desk and she yelled and told me she would take her time processing the paperwork if she got to it, and hung up. It took over a week to get medication and when we did get it it was wrong dosage. I tried to call office and the machine was not taking messages. I paged the Doctor. She did call me back in a few minutes and apologized for problem. I am explained the other google reviews on her staff. I still need to wait 3 days until office opens again to get correct dosage. Lets see what happens.
Pam Kovacs
Pam Kovacs
01:28 14 May 22
This is the worst office staff I have ever dealt with. The front desk is beyond rude! They delayed me son’s medication by a week because they lied and said they faxed over the paperwork, when I called to rectify they hung up on me. The Dr. got on the phone and yelled at me and slammed the phone down. When we did get the medication it was the wrong dose. We were new patients and we are now part patients. DO NOT GO THERE! I should have read the reviews. Yikes! I will be reporting the Dr. and staff.
Pam Kovacs
Pam Kovacs
00:40 14 May 22
This doctor really doesn't care about her patients and does the bare minimum to get paid. She prescribed medication for me that made me very ill, which I later learned should never have been prescribed in the first place. She is a clear example of an incompetent doctor.
Diana Yesin
Diana Yesin
23:07 28 Jan 22
Great doctor. Poor staff
Blake Griffith
Blake Griffith
02:57 18 Jan 22
Unfortunately I’m going to switch to another doctor just because of the poor customer service and rudeness at the front desk . My son has Covid they never sent the Z pack after I called and changed the pharmacy. I Went and called the pharmacy many times no medication was sent. Two days later I called them, the lady at the front said “ yes I’m going to fax it now “ No apology and when I asked her to confirm the pharmacy. She still had the old pharmacy, so carless and when I asked to make sure that the medication was sent, she said “ maam I told you that I’m sending it right now you van call the pharmacy and check” So rude so why it wasn’t sent on time!! We all do mistakes but why no apology and consideration especially when people are sick??
Marize Eskander
Marize Eskander
23:26 30 Dec 21
I’ve been with Dr. Sam for the last 3 years very Family doctor and I love the staff they are so caring
amir fatanat
amir fatanat
00:01 21 Oct 21
Dr.Saam is so professional and caring and her staffs are so Friendly. Highly recommended.
Sogol nikbakht
Sogol nikbakht
19:34 20 Oct 21
I hardly give a bad review to someone. But the person answering the calls is very rude. When I asked them to transfer me to someone who speaks farsi she hang down the phone on me. Then I call them again and they immediately put me on hold. They told me they do not accept new patient anymore with my insurance because they have enough of patient. They name is listed on my insurance but they refused to accept me. They said they told the insurance company 2 years ago but still that remains. I wish I did not give them a call ever to be treated this way. Because my mom speaks Farsi I asked them to transfer me to someone speaks Farsi then it turned out the same person could speak Farsi but she refused just because “they did not wanted to accept new patient with that insurance” THIS BAD REVIEW IS FOR THE RECEPTIONIST NOT THE DOCTOR”
Melika Mahboub
Melika Mahboub
18:46 12 Oct 21
My mother Esmat Daneshvar and I have been to many primary doctors in the past. Most of them were careless and disorganized. We were extremely disappointed and lost our trust in the primary physicians, until we found Dr. Shida Saam. We have been seeing her in the last few months several times, as my mom has several health problems. She has been always very kind, caring, knowledgeable, and full of possitive energy. She is the best primary care doctor you can find in OC. Her PA and all her staff are wonderful too. We feel just like home when we go to her office. Thank you for being there for your patients any time they need you.
Tamara Bazargan
Tamara Bazargan
18:28 21 Sep 21
Thank you so much for your treatment and your consultations. You've been such a kind and caring doctor for me during my every year check up. All the staffs are very friendly and always call us to remind our appointment.
Vandy Say
Vandy Say
15:22 24 Jul 21
I chosed her as primary doctor. I had a tag spot on my arm she recommended me to freez it. Her assistant did the freezing she carelessly freezed like half of inch on my arms. It caused a big burning scars on my arm. I had to see a dermatologist and spend money for treatment. They didn’t care at all . I called couple times and emailed them that at least they could cover my expenses. They didn’t even reply me. After couple weeks I still have the scar on my arms.
Elie Sarvari
Elie Sarvari
05:39 13 Jun 21
I would recommend Dr. Shida Saam for everyone. I am 31 years old and suffer from wrong hormonal pills (Contraceptive). I used to have 3 different type of hormones every week.My last doctor before her didn't really care. Its to much for me. Since I am hyper sensitive with it. I tried to change different Doctor.I found Doc Saam and she took her time listening to me,looked at the pills and prescribed me with less hormonal pills. So far it's been working so good in my body. I feel so less emotional. I also have my annual check and the results was fast. I was having vitamin d deficiency and recommended me to take one daily. I was also having anxiety and she prescribed me good medication. I just love her. I live in Corona, CA but I'm willing to drive in Irvine. I know she takes care of her patients very well. She definitely different from of all the Primary doctors I had. She is wonderful Since that check up She fixed and improved my day and I'm so much happier❤
Vhan Pasek
Vhan Pasek
00:41 19 May 21
Office was clean and their service was quick. Did not have to wait long to see the doctor. They do telehealth as well so you do not need to visit the office to receive your results unless the doctor needs to see you in person to discuss further.
Stacie Quoi
Stacie Quoi
04:12 22 Apr 21
Terrible, I was a patient here that's why ur untrustworthy practice. stop commenting making ur self look worse. Because someone that argues about it is obviously in the wrong or hurt! But go on with ur practice don't hurt anyone. Watch ur health Dr death.
Daisey Jones
Daisey Jones
19:18 14 Apr 21
Becareful of Dr saam and especially her staff never relay messages can't even be seen she's to important for her patients. Even when ur patient has been to the hospital 4 times in one week she won't see me once. Rather push me to the side never contact me and almost kill me watch urself if you go here! I tryed to be nice and respectful but when ur playing with someone's health it's not a joke. I will be reporting her and so will my physician because everyone I've spoke with says she could of killed me the way she acted.PLEASE DONT GO HERE IF YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH 🙏🙏🙏
Isaiah Shoots
Isaiah Shoots
18:51 06 Apr 21
I am suffering from a terminal illness with many complications. I have overall 30 specialists with over 100 medications. I google search the best primary care doctor in Orange County and Dr. Saam had the most 5 stars rating. I need a very strong educated and experience Hoag doctor so I decided to choose her as my new primary care. Last week was my first experience going to Dr. Saam's office. I felt very welcome right from the beginning. The nurse assistant and all staff members were very friendly and pretty. I met Dr. Saam exiting her office because she had to visit a dying patient from covid in the ER. Already I had a good impression of her knowing she is such a caring doctor towards her patient. She went over and introduced herself with a smile and shook my hand. She told me she will take care of me and her Physician Assistant will examine me for that day and order some lab work. She will then see me in a few weeks once she has the results. I told her I am a very severe case and have many problems. That I urgently need all my referral to specialist requests and medication that I need prescribed that day. And if I can just tell her about my medical condition. Dr. Saam without any hesitation took me right into her office, listen to my heart , read all my medical paperwork, and told me its not a problem and she can accommodate all my requests. Dr. Saam also assure me that she or her Physician assistant will take care of all my requests that day. Which they did and even went over my expectations of prescribing extra medicine that I need to treat my condition that no other doctors I have seen did. She is such an amazing doctor. The Physician Assistant was also very young, attractive, extremely knowledgable, and understanding. Dr. Saam and her PA made me felt very comfortable and gave me all the medications I need and all the referrals I urgently requested. I have went to many other primary care doctors, just being disappointed at the end that they were not happy taking care of me since I am a high maintenance patient that require a high level of care that their offices were not able to accommodate. Those doctors even had to go home after seeing me and had a migraine headache. Well not with Dr. Saam and her dedicated team. She, her PA, and all her nurse assistants had a smile throughout their entire time helping me even towards the end. It was like no sweat to them. Dr. Saam truly deserve the 5 stars rating and is the best primary care physician in OC. I highly recommend my friends and family members to her.
Tuan Nguyen
Tuan Nguyen
19:58 24 Mar 21
Dr. Saam - great doctor, not only professional, she can heal you with words. Very nice and polite office staff, very helpful. Amazing physician assistant, very knowledgeable, very skilled in medicine, and great communicator. She responds my emails, and she also calls me to let me know the details. Fantastic Chantelle who recently helped me so much with my issue.Thank you to all of you!
Mariana Ivanova
Mariana Ivanova
16:07 20 Mar 21
This was first time me and my wife Nayereh Siahmansoori visited Dr office .everything was excellent.Answered to all questions.Then her office provided all authorizations for us.We appreciate Dr Shida & her professional team.
kaveh mojmali
kaveh mojmali
00:48 03 Mar 21
Very friendly environment and very professional staff. The most important part of choosing a doctor is trusting someone as your doctor. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Saam. Perfect choice.
Paris Joseph
Paris Joseph
17:52 16 Dec 20
I took my daughter to Dr. Saam's office and we were treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. Dr. Saam listened gracefully to the symptoms that my daughter was having and helped refer her to another field of expertise. This was the first step we had taken to get some help with Anxiety Issues and other related challenges…..it was nice that Dr. Saam was not judgmental or opinionated, when hearing my daughter only slightly tell a bit of her story and how she had come to decision to get some help. As a single mother trying to wear both hats in parenting, this was helpful that Dr. Saam remained objective through the visit, without knowing the full story. Keep up the great work!
Jillian Lipscomb
Jillian Lipscomb
19:00 10 Dec 20
A very professional, friendly and efficient staff. A beautiful and calm environment with many young medical specialist working together in a coordinated way. I come from a family of physicians and I was very much impressed. Great operation and keep it going. Thanks
SAS New Music
SAS New Music
13:10 27 Oct 20
IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE A ZERO. SHE AS A PHYSICIAN AND HER EMPLOYEE TEAM ARE THE WORST I HAVE EVER MET. Honestly, I am not a person who would usually write a complaint but I must help everyone else who is trying to get a true review of this physician. As an Iranian person, I was looking for a bilingual physician and I finally came upon Dr.Saam (however I see now that she doesn't even care about her Iranian compatriot and does not take care of her responsibilities professionally). I tried booking an appointment but they said they DO NOT accept our insurance and we had to go through an ENTIRE process to change the insurance to a one that they would accept. After changing our insurance, we requested to see Dr.Saam herself at the appointment we made because we needed a doctor's help, however, her assistant showed up instead. After that appointment 9 months ago, we tried to make an appointment with the ACTUAL doctor but they said only emergencies. We said OK once again and made an appointment with her on a day she can visit. Today the day of the appointment, she called two hours before our time with her and SHE CANCELLED IT because a check-up was not an emergency and just a regular check-up even though she knew we made an appointment for a checkup weeks ago. This physician does not care about her patient's health, but only MONEY/PAYCHECK. She has no respect for her community and I am very DISAPPOINTED.
Dorsa Javaheri
Dorsa Javaheri
20:15 24 Jun 20
Great bedside manner, extremely knowledgeable and caring, I am very happy to have Dr. Saam as my family physician, love the new location 🙏
Susan Montasser
Susan Montasser
16:55 25 Feb 20