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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.

I have been under the care of Dr. Saam for over 20 years and have received nothing less than the upmost professional and honest care. Dr. Saam is very knowledgeable, caring and a respectful Physician. Her integrity and experience is what keeps me coming to Dr. Saam and her team. Her Office Staff are very welcoming, respectful and very responsive to any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Saam. My girls are now under her care as well and love her, because they are heard, and treated with respect and receive high quality medical care. Thank you Dr. Saam we truly appreciate you and your team.
Imelda Ramirez
Imelda Ramirez
18:44 29 Mar 24
If you are looking for the up to par and caring practice then you are in a right place. I started with my mother and now she is our one and only family physician. Thank you Dr Saam and your whole team of caring.
marjaneh azad
marjaneh azad
23:32 21 Mar 24
One of the best primary doctor i have had for last 17 years very responsive, caring, and on top of the problem to solve it i am very happy A to Z
James Bound
James Bound
20:13 28 Feb 24
Very thorough and friendly. Great Location. Ashley was excellent. I am glad to have Dr. Saam and her Office serving as my Primary Care Physician.
Christopher Wilson
Christopher Wilson
15:37 13 Jan 24
"Dr. Shida Saam's internal medicine practice in Irvine, CA, stands out for its exceptional service, primarily due to her incredibly efficient front desk staff. They consistently answer calls promptly, ensuring that voicemails are a rarity. This level of attentiveness sets the tone for a well-run office. Dr. Saam herself is a paragon of care and professionalism. Despite her busy schedule, she gives each patient her undivided attention, a quality especially appreciated in the care of my mother, who is in her 80s. Under Dr. Saam's care, my mother receives the kind of compassionate and thorough treatment that is so vital at her age. The office environment reflects the quality of care provided – it is always clean, well-organized, and welcoming. It's truly comforting to have such a kind and professional medical team looking after my family's health needs."
Zig 762
Zig 762
17:50 12 Jan 24
Dr Shida Saam is one of the best doctors, she is caring, professional and knowledgeable. I recommend her to all my friends and family. I feel safe under her care,
MARIA YAZDANI
MARIA YAZDANI
21:41 15 Aug 23
July 18, 2023, I had a "physical" consultation. Services were great to schedule and even during the initial assessment. However, the services are a bit below average in trying to obtain a REQUEST for an itemized bill statement in order to get the $175 health coverage reimbursement. A numerous of times I called to confirm the itemized bill statement REQUEST, but the office personal had no clue re the matter. Further, I was placed on HOLD and wait time over 5-10 mins.The staff over the phone "I will check in with the case manager" - hmm... nothing after that. Luckily, I gave a 3-Star review and M.D. got to the matter and resolved. Thus, a 4-Star review. Honest review here, good place, but below average re medical records and billing REQUEST fulfillment or over the phone wait times.
ANDRES PIMENTEL
ANDRES PIMENTEL
17:49 11 Aug 23
I wish to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful care.i'm so happy to have Dr.saam as my primary doctor .she's really caring and her staff are professional and polite.Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the patient in need of helphighly recommended
Sally nouri
Sally nouri
22:05 08 Aug 23
I had an exceptional experience at Dr. Shida Saam's clinic. From the moment I arrived, the friendly staff made me feel at ease. Dr. Saam's expertise and compassionate approach were evident throughout my visit. She took the time to understand my concerns, provided clear explanations, and ensured a thorough examination. The clinic was well-equipped, and the appointment process was convenient. I highly recommend Dr. Saam for top-notch medical care.
Iyla Saboor
Iyla Saboor
16:43 17 Jul 23
I have been Dr.Saam patient for7 years she is great and very caring makes you feel comfortable and takes the time to answer all your questions her staffs are friendly and kind too .
efat Moeini
efat Moeini
02:10 09 Jul 23
I have been Dr. Saam's patient for many years and every visit to her office is a JOY. The staff and nurses are very friendly and forthcoming and you feel a sense of family. Dr. Saam is very thorough and caring physician with any years of experience. I have recommended Dr. Saam to my close friends and family. Thank yu Dr. Shida Saam.
Javad Mostafavi
Javad Mostafavi
14:58 06 Jun 23
Sima Nouri who works in Dr. Shida Saam office. was very helpful. Patient with great attitude. Thanks to her.Sima
Sima GemArt
Sima GemArt
18:24 15 May 23
Dr Saam is thorough and professional. She spends time listening to her patients!
K W
K W
23:45 07 Feb 23
Its a blessed for me to find this angle in this wold. It is not easy to find a doctor who considers the patient more than her own benefits and spends time for the patient with all her heart. Most of my family work in medical setting and i seldomly see a doctor sornd that much time for each of her patient. Dr. Sam is not just a doctor, but she is a a real human being who treats her patients like her as she treat her friends and family. She is very knowledgeable with a real long time hands on practice. I do recommend her to anyone. If you are looking for a real doctor in 21 century, she is the one!
Parisa !
Parisa !
00:15 24 Jan 23
Dr. Saam treats both of my grandparents (80yr & 90). She is a phenomenal doctor and person. She is patient, caring, profesional and listens to the individual's concerns. Never rushes you. She goes above and beyond to help care for her patients. I'm so grateful that both my grandparents have an amazing doctor! Thank you Dr Saam!
Karin Aguilar
Karin Aguilar
21:50 07 Jan 23
It is not easy to find a doctor who considers the patient more than her own benefits and spends time for the patient with all her heart. Dr. Sam is not just a doctor, but she is a strong woman, a kind angel and a real human being who treats her patients like her own family. She is very knowledgeable and skilled in her work, her staffs are very friendly and polite, well trained and very organized, Ms. Sahel is very kind, loving and skilled in managing things. She plays a very big role in communication matters. I think she is an exceptional manager and a great asset! Ms. Parisa is very patient and caring,We are very lucky that after many years we found a doctor that we can trust and be sure that we are in a good hands, every time I want to go to Dr. Saam's office, I am very excited and happy because I will return home with a lot of good memories!! Cheers to Dr. Saam and her wonderful staff!!!
Bita Jef
Bita Jef
01:57 06 Jan 23
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
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
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
Great doctor. Poor staff
Blake Griffith
Blake Griffith
02:57 18 Jan 22
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
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 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
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
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