About Dr. Faried Banimahd MD

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.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Faried Banimahd is Great. Dr. Faried Banimahd has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Faried Banimahd is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.


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


Dr. Faried Banimahd has the following 1 specialty

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The right guy to help

I had an excellent experience with Dr. B. I was honestly very lucky to have chosen to work with him as I almost went elsewhere. That would have been a mistake! He genuinely cares about his patients. I really mean that and it's a rare thing to experience!

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Saved my life

28 years old, been struggling with drug addiction for 10 years. Dr B. took me under with his rehab and IOP along with weekly OP visits that have kept me sober for 6 months now. I'm grateful to know this Dr. If you want help and want to be serious, go to Dr B

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Saved my life!

I don't know where I would be if I was never referred to you. Thank you for calling to check on me weeks after my detox, and thank you for all you do.

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Amazing doctor

I’ve been coming to DR Banimahd for a year now, all his staff are always so nice. DR is such an amazing person.

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Best doctor I've ever met!

This doctor gave me over a year of sobriety and still going, after a four-year struggle with addiction this man has done more for me than my own flesh and blood he is an amazing doctor he listens to your needs and he tries to think of constructive ways to fix any issues at hand. Hands down best doctor in Orange county in my opinion I strongly recommend this doctor to anyone struggling with substance abuse problems

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American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine, 24953 Paseo de Valencia Ste 15B, Laguna Hills, CA
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