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Faried Banimahd, MD Addiction Medicine

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Addiction Medicine Santa Ana, CA

About Faried Banimahd MD

Faried Banimahd, MD is a doctor primarily located in Santa Ana, CA. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Addiction Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health Counseling, Primary Care. He speaks English, Farsi.

Location

Get Directions American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine | Zephyr Medical Group 1533 E 4th St Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Specialties

Faried Banimahd has the following 4 SPECIALTIES

Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
Addiction Medicine
Mental Health Counseling
Primary Care

Education

15 Years Experience

Education
UC Irvine College of Medicine

Graduated in 2005

Education
UCLA-Kern Medical Center

Graduated in 2009

Education
UC Irvine

Graduated in 2016

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More about Faried Banimahd

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 judgment.Previous to private practice and business, he was a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at both UCLA/Kern Medical Center, and, more recently, UC Irvine School of Medicine.  In this role, he trained dozens of medical students, researchers, and young physicians.  He has participated in numerous research projects and is a published academic author of multiple papers in the field.  He was named one of Orange County’s top influencers in 2017 by the OC Register.He currently has a YouTube channel, the goal of which is to educate the public on addiction, dispel misinformation, and really, it serves as a platform for people to ask and get answers to common questions related to addiction and substance abuse without the cost/insurance barrier typically associated with getting such questions answered.Dr. B Addiction Recovery

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