Michael Borookhim, MD

★★★★★
  • 9301 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 602

    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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  • 310-288-0881

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I was in search of a good Doctor while I was living in Lancaster, Ca and had no luck. I heard great reviews about Dr. Borookhim, but was hesitant because his office was an hour and a half away. Upon my arrival for my first appointment I signed in and waited just like every other office. To my surprise, a few minutes later, Dr. Borookhim personally came to the waiting room to get me for my appointment. Unlike other offices where a nurse calls you in, takes your vitals and puts you in a room for eternity, Dr. Borookhim personally took me in, did my vitals himself, and continued right on with my appointment. I was thoroughly impressed with not only how professional he is, but how personal he is. He listened to all my concerns, and addressed each one individually. I never felt rushed at anytime during the whole appointment. Not only does he take his time during visits, he personally responds to my phone calls and emails right away! I have seen Dr. Borookhim several times now, and would recommend him to anyone. He is a first class Doctor with first class service!

Erik Feldman

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I was in search of a good Doctor while I was living in Lancaster, Ca and had no luck. I heard great reviews about Dr. Borookhim, but was hesitant because his office was an hour and a half away. Upon my arrival for my first appointment I signed in and waited just like every other office. To my surprise, a few minutes later, Dr. Borookhim personally came to the waiting room to get me for my appointment. Unlike other offices where a nurse calls you in, takes your vitals and puts you in a room for eternity, Dr. Borookhim personally took me in, did my vitals himself, and continued right on with my appointment. I was thoroughly impressed with not only how professional he is, but how personal he is. He listened to all my concerns, and addressed each one individually. I never felt rushed at anytime during the whole appointment. Not only does he take his time during visits, he personally responds to my phone calls and emails right away! I have seen Dr. Borookhim several times now, and would recommend him to anyone. He is a first class Doctor with first class service!

Erik Feldman

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be wary of reviewers that have left only one review ever and that is a 5 star review of this dr. Immediately after I left a lengthy review on another site I received multiple messages on my cell phone asking to 'talk'. just thought I would throw my two cents in since I came to reviews like this before going to see him and was truly disappointed.

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be wary of reviewers that have left only one review ever and that is a 5 star review of this dr. Immediately after I left a lengthy review on another site I received multiple messages on my cell phone asking to 'talk'. just thought I would throw my two cents in since I came to reviews like this before going to see him and was truly disappointed.

Pros: thorough

Cons: unprofessional, unbelievably expensive

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I have been a patient for about 4 years. I saw the Doctor based on a review of a friend of mine. My first visit was pleasant. I did not have to wait long. I had been sent all the paper work I needed to fill out in advance which was a nice idea. It reduced the time I needed to pay for parking as I had everything done before hand.

Doctor B was engaging and pleasant. He allowed me to express my concerns. Afterward I was given a very complete physical. I was contacted promptly with my blood work results as well which was nice.

About a week later I ended up very sick and back in his office. I did not want to go to the hospital as he was advising. He spent an hour trying to allay my fears. This despite other patients that were waiting. In the end he had to cancel some of his afternoon patient load because of me. He ended up arranging a direct admission to the hospital. He came back and saw me that evening at 11pm at the hospital though he already had seen me that day. For the next 10 days, he saw me daily. Sometimes real early in the morning and other times very late after his office hours but he always made it and it was quite reassuring to me. I was diagnosed with heart failure due my resistance in treating my underlying high blood pressure. Fortunately he took great care of me and I was eventually sent home.

He was very much a straight to the point Doctor. He told me the blunt truth and I appreciated his honesty. Since my discharge I have been doing well and have not had to to be readmitted. He is quite aggressive with his management of my blood pressure, and diabetes and when I am lax he tells reminds me of what can happen to me.

If you are looking for a straight shooting Doctor who does not waste your time, I believe you will be in good hands.

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★★★★★

I have been a patient for about 4 years. I saw the Doctor based on a review of a friend of mine. My first visit was pleasant. I did not have to wait long. I had been sent all the paper work I needed to fill out in advance which was a nice idea. It reduced the time I needed to pay for parking as I had everything done before hand.

Doctor B was engaging and pleasant. He allowed me to express my concerns. Afterward I was given a very complete physical. I was contacted promptly with my blood work results as well which was nice.

About a week later I ended up very sick and back in his office. I did not want to go to the hospital as he was advising. He spent an hour trying to allay my fears. This despite other patients that were waiting. In the end he had to cancel some of his afternoon patient load because of me. He ended up arranging a direct admission to the hospital. He came back and saw me that evening at 11pm at the hospital though he already had seen me that day. For the next 10 days, he saw me daily. Sometimes real early in the morning and other times very late after his office hours but he always made it and it was quite reassuring to me. I was diagnosed with heart failure due my resistance in treating my underlying high blood pressure. Fortunately he took great care of me and I was eventually sent home.

He was very much a straight to the point Doctor. He told me the blunt truth and I appreciated his honesty. Since my discharge I have been doing well and have not had to to be readmitted. He is quite aggressive with his management of my blood pressure, and diabetes and when I am lax he tells reminds me of what can happen to me.

If you are looking for a straight shooting Doctor who does not waste your time, I believe you will be in good hands.

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Dr. Borookhim is not my family physician. I feel the need to warn other healthcare consumers because my wife has had the unfortunate experience of having this doctor assigned to her twice after hospital admissions; our doctor does not have privileges at Cedars.

If you are looking for a physician who got in to medicine for all of the wrong reasons, Dr. Borookhim is your man. I say this because it would be hard to find a doctor with an attitude that is less conducive to care and healing. Here you have a guy who would regularly do his rounds dressed as though he just stumbled out of a nightclub, showing up 4-8 hours later than promised, then treating questions from the patient and family as dismissively as a person who is visibly bothered by a simple question could. If this doctor finds sick patients and concerned family members bothersome, maybe he should try his hand at hospital administration.

What this doctor needs to realize is that ordering tests and prescribing medications are merely a part of what a good doctor does for his patient.

I know that I or my loved ones will not return to Cedars Sinai.

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Dr. Borookhim is not my family physician. I feel the need to warn other healthcare consumers because my wife has had the unfortunate experience of having this doctor assigned to her twice after hospital admissions; our doctor does not have privileges at Cedars.

If you are looking for a physician who got in to medicine for all of the wrong reasons, Dr. Borookhim is your man. I say this because it would be hard to find a doctor with an attitude that is less conducive to care and healing. Here you have a guy who would regularly do his rounds dressed as though he just stumbled out of a nightclub, showing up 4-8 hours later than promised, then treating questions from the patient and family as dismissively as a person who is visibly bothered by a simple question could. If this doctor finds sick patients and concerned family members bothersome, maybe he should try his hand at hospital administration.

What this doctor needs to realize is that ordering tests and prescribing medications are merely a part of what a good doctor does for his patient.

I know that I or my loved ones will not return to Cedars Sinai.

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I am glad that I have Dr. B as my primary physician. He is really concern about my health and also quick response on my question. I would recommend him as one of the great physician in Los Angeles area.

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I am glad that I have Dr. B as my primary physician. He is really concern about my health and also quick response on my question. I would recommend him as one of the great physician in Los Angeles area.

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I am new to the area and went on-line in search for a new primary care physician. I found numerous rave reviews for Dr. B. I called the office expecting a wait-list to make an appointment and was delighted to be given an appointment for the same day.

The office staff is welcoming, helpful and even bi-lingual. They did a spectacular job of emailing me all necessary forms for my appointment.

Dr. B did an excellent job of communicating with me as a patient in helping to determine my needs and addressing my concerns.

I highly recommend the exemplary care of Dr. B and his staff.

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I am new to the area and went on-line in search for a new primary care physician. I found numerous rave reviews for Dr. B. I called the office expecting a wait-list to make an appointment and was delighted to be given an appointment for the same day.

The office staff is welcoming, helpful and even bi-lingual. They did a spectacular job of emailing me all necessary forms for my appointment.

Dr. B did an excellent job of communicating with me as a patient in helping to determine my needs and addressing my concerns.

I highly recommend the exemplary care of Dr. B and his staff.

Pros: Caring, Thourough, Efficient, Knowledgable

Cons: None

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I have been seeing Dr. B for about a year. I decided to join his practice after my I saw his skills with my great aunt. She used to go to UCLA for many years and then moved her doctors closer to the Cedars area. She was always in the doctors offices for hours before she got to see her physicians. In the last few years her health deteriorated and eventually they kept telling her she should go on Dialysis. She was not happy with their recommendations and eventually moved around until she met Dr. B. He kept off dialysis for about two years while others told her she needs to do this imminently.The clincher was when she was in his office and after listening too her, he told her she should go straight to the emergency room. Sure enough, they found half a liter of fluid around her heart. This was drained on an emergency basis in the hospital. This could have killed her if not for his diagnostic skills.Its easy to get in to see him. His assistant Rebeca is great. She emails everything to you and it saves a lot of time.

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I have been seeing Dr. B for about a year. I decided to join his practice after my I saw his skills with my great aunt. She used to go to UCLA for many years and then moved her doctors closer to the Cedars area. She was always in the doctors offices for hours before she got to see her physicians. In the last few years her health deteriorated and eventually they kept telling her she should go on Dialysis. She was not happy with their recommendations and eventually moved around until she met Dr. B. He kept off dialysis for about two years while others told her she needs to do this imminently.The clincher was when she was in his office and after listening too her, he told her she should go straight to the emergency room. Sure enough, they found half a liter of fluid around her heart. This was drained on an emergency basis in the hospital. This could have killed her if not for his diagnostic skills.Its easy to get in to see him. His assistant Rebeca is great. She emails everything to you and it saves a lot of time.

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Dr. Borookhim epitomizes the worst in smugly detached, formulaic, senseless, medicine, which, in a dismissive way, ignores suffering that does not show up on questionable test patterns. His exam was good, but he plainly tells you that nothing short of serious, glaring issues, like cardiac and high blood pressure, is worthy of his attentions. He tries to put people through the same, standardized blood tests and urinalysis, no matter how recently they have done those, and how little relevant to addressing the problems people came to him with. He has no sense of accountability, for all the expense and heartache all this causes, and no awareness that he is obligated to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan, for what the patient's concerns, rather than his own, are.

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Dr. Borookhim epitomizes the worst in smugly detached, formulaic, senseless, medicine, which, in a dismissive way, ignores suffering that does not show up on questionable test patterns. His exam was good, but he plainly tells you that nothing short of serious, glaring issues, like cardiac and high blood pressure, is worthy of his attentions. He tries to put people through the same, standardized blood tests and urinalysis, no matter how recently they have done those, and how little relevant to addressing the problems people came to him with. He has no sense of accountability, for all the expense and heartache all this causes, and no awareness that he is obligated to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan, for what the patient's concerns, rather than his own, are.

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Dr. B is incredibly thorough and takes every precaution imaginable. I am truly lucky to have located him. He has a very calm and reassuring demeanor. He is incredibly communicative and avails himself whenever I have questions. This is quite an unusually glowing trait in the medical profession. Both my fiance and I go to him. You can't go wrong with Dr. B. He's always the consummate medical professional. Thank you for such great service and attention.

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Dr. B is incredibly thorough and takes every precaution imaginable. I am truly lucky to have located him. He has a very calm and reassuring demeanor. He is incredibly communicative and avails himself whenever I have questions. This is quite an unusually glowing trait in the medical profession. Both my fiance and I go to him. You can't go wrong with Dr. B. He's always the consummate medical professional. Thank you for such great service and attention.

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I was so glad to find Dr. Borookhim. I've lived in L.A for quite a while and have gone to a number of doctors over the years, but only when I met Dr. Borookhim did I feel that I had finally found my doctor. In his office I not only felt important and cared about, but also that I was in extremely capable hands. Plus he's young, which means I can look forward to a lifetime of care from a truly phenomenal doctor.

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I was so glad to find Dr. Borookhim. I've lived in L.A for quite a while and have gone to a number of doctors over the years, but only when I met Dr. Borookhim did I feel that I had finally found my doctor. In his office I not only felt important and cared about, but also that I was in extremely capable hands. Plus he's young, which means I can look forward to a lifetime of care from a truly phenomenal doctor.

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I was referred to Dr Borookhim to be cleared for surgery and by the time I left his office I had decided he would be my doctor. It was extremely refreshing to finally meet a doctor who puts care and health of patients first.
Two weeks prior to visiting Dr Borookhim, I had seen a doctor at UCLA. For starters getting the appointment with the UCLA doctor was like pulling teeth and worse, she was scarcely in the room long enough to listen to the reason for my visit. No wonder she missed a vital diagnosis which Dr Borookhim pointed out within 2 minutes of observation.
Dr Borookhim was very patient, he listened and answered every question I posed to him, and trust me I had a lot of questions. He was personally involved and hands on from start to finish. He did not just refer me; His office personally handled my referrer, schedule and ensured I was seen ASAP. Dr Borookhim personally followed up and monitored my progress via email and phone, which in my opinion beats house calls.
He is very detail oriented and professional and still manages to be very charming. I was completely amazed when he got pen and paper and illustrated the reason for my irregular heart beat. It?s a good felling to have a doctor I can rely on and I am extremely delighted to have Dr Borookhim as my doctor.

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I was referred to Dr Borookhim to be cleared for surgery and by the time I left his office I had decided he would be my doctor. It was extremely refreshing to finally meet a doctor who puts care and health of patients first.
Two weeks prior to visiting Dr Borookhim, I had seen a doctor at UCLA. For starters getting the appointment with the UCLA doctor was like pulling teeth and worse, she was scarcely in the room long enough to listen to the reason for my visit. No wonder she missed a vital diagnosis which Dr Borookhim pointed out within 2 minutes of observation.
Dr Borookhim was very patient, he listened and answered every question I posed to him, and trust me I had a lot of questions. He was personally involved and hands on from start to finish. He did not just refer me; His office personally handled my referrer, schedule and ensured I was seen ASAP. Dr Borookhim personally followed up and monitored my progress via email and phone, which in my opinion beats house calls.
He is very detail oriented and professional and still manages to be very charming. I was completely amazed when he got pen and paper and illustrated the reason for my irregular heart beat. It?s a good felling to have a doctor I can rely on and I am extremely delighted to have Dr Borookhim as my doctor.

Pros: Exceptional service

Cons: none

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This doctor has called me back (promptly) even when it wasn't an emergency and he was out-of-state. Recently, I was in a lot of pain and called for an appointment. He was leaving early and couldn't initially accommodate me. Ultimately, he drove back to his office at the end of the day just to see me. In addition, I was impressed - and relieved- by the fact that when I apologized for the inconvenience, he didn't use it as an opportunity to make me wrong/glorify himself for going the extra mile for a patient.

I've been this doctor's patient for less than a year and generally am very healthy, so it's not like we go back a long way or that I'm a VIP patient in that I generate a lot of revenue for him. He's just a really decent guy!

In addition to being prompt for appointments and accessible (he uses e-mail, as well), I also notice that Dr. Borookhim isn't the kind of doctor who tries to soak you for additional fees when it comes to telling you your test results. The more I see, the more I like about this doctor... So yes, I would definitely recommend him!

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This doctor has called me back (promptly) even when it wasn't an emergency and he was out-of-state. Recently, I was in a lot of pain and called for an appointment. He was leaving early and couldn't initially accommodate me. Ultimately, he drove back to his office at the end of the day just to see me. In addition, I was impressed - and relieved- by the fact that when I apologized for the inconvenience, he didn't use it as an opportunity to make me wrong/glorify himself for going the extra mile for a patient.

I've been this doctor's patient for less than a year and generally am very healthy, so it's not like we go back a long way or that I'm a VIP patient in that I generate a lot of revenue for him. He's just a really decent guy!

In addition to being prompt for appointments and accessible (he uses e-mail, as well), I also notice that Dr. Borookhim isn't the kind of doctor who tries to soak you for additional fees when it comes to telling you your test results. The more I see, the more I like about this doctor... So yes, I would definitely recommend him!

Pros: attentive, dedicated, kind, straight-shooter, goes out of his way for patients

Cons: if you're looking for someone who believes in alternative medicine, you'll have to go elsewhere

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From RAB:
Dr. Borookhim has been my primary physician since January, 2007. From the start he has proven to be the "definitive clinician." His problem solving is critically analytical and timely. He is open to discussion and seeks and listens to patient input. As my medical team leader, his referrals have been excellent. Aside, his office is run in a professional and efficient manner.

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From RAB:
Dr. Borookhim has been my primary physician since January, 2007. From the start he has proven to be the "definitive clinician." His problem solving is critically analytical and timely. He is open to discussion and seeks and listens to patient input. As my medical team leader, his referrals have been excellent. Aside, his office is run in a professional and efficient manner.

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My father-in-law is a petient of Dr . Borookhim and since he has been his patient he has been as healthy and active as he was 20 years ago. Last year he was taken to the emergency department in Cedars-Sinai hopsital for very low sugar level, there my husband got to know about Dr Borookhim. The first time when my father-in-law went to see Dr .Borookhim he was barely able to walk, in a nut shell he was not in a very good shape. But since then his condition started to improve .His regular doctor before just used to see him once every few months and never discussed anything about his condition with us . This is never the case with Dr. Borookhim , he makes it a point to discuss his medications , his test results and any changes in his condition with us. Not only that ,he personally calls and explains the changes he makes with his medication and the reason for the changes. Dr. Borookhim is not only a dedicated physician , but also a kind , polite and an amazing human being , which are the qualities that makes him a "GREAT" doctor . Our family feels very "fortunate" to have known him as a physician and as a person.

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My father-in-law is a petient of Dr . Borookhim and since he has been his patient he has been as healthy and active as he was 20 years ago. Last year he was taken to the emergency department in Cedars-Sinai hopsital for very low sugar level, there my husband got to know about Dr Borookhim. The first time when my father-in-law went to see Dr .Borookhim he was barely able to walk, in a nut shell he was not in a very good shape. But since then his condition started to improve .His regular doctor before just used to see him once every few months and never discussed anything about his condition with us . This is never the case with Dr. Borookhim , he makes it a point to discuss his medications , his test results and any changes in his condition with us. Not only that ,he personally calls and explains the changes he makes with his medication and the reason for the changes. Dr. Borookhim is not only a dedicated physician , but also a kind , polite and an amazing human being , which are the qualities that makes him a "GREAT" doctor . Our family feels very "fortunate" to have known him as a physician and as a person.

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DR.B SAVED MY LIFE!!!
I recently went to have out patient surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and ended up staying for three days. That is where I meet the amazing Dr. Borookhim. While I was having out patient surgery on my knee, my sugars escalated and Dr. B was called in to care for me. It was then that I found out that I have type 2 Diabetes. Since that day my life changed tremendously and Dr. B was there for me. His gentle calm manner and diligence has guided me with this new way of life. What really makes me feel comfortable about Dr.B is his professionalism and caring demeanor when your in his office. I really appreciate his no nonsense approach rather than talking in circles in a language only doctors can understand. I especially like the way he takes time with each patient rather than herding us in and out, plenty of time to ask questions. If you need to get a hold of him, he is available all the time either by phone or internet and returns all calls so quickly. He has impressed me so much that he will be my doctor for life and to top that off I live in Las Vegas,NV.He is definetly worth the drive! Like we say in Vegas; Dr. B is a 5 STAR, 5 DIAMOND rating! Cheers to Dr. B!

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DR.B SAVED MY LIFE!!!
I recently went to have out patient surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital and ended up staying for three days. That is where I meet the amazing Dr. Borookhim. While I was having out patient surgery on my knee, my sugars escalated and Dr. B was called in to care for me. It was then that I found out that I have type 2 Diabetes. Since that day my life changed tremendously and Dr. B was there for me. His gentle calm manner and diligence has guided me with this new way of life. What really makes me feel comfortable about Dr.B is his professionalism and caring demeanor when your in his office. I really appreciate his no nonsense approach rather than talking in circles in a language only doctors can understand. I especially like the way he takes time with each patient rather than herding us in and out, plenty of time to ask questions. If you need to get a hold of him, he is available all the time either by phone or internet and returns all calls so quickly. He has impressed me so much that he will be my doctor for life and to top that off I live in Las Vegas,NV.He is definetly worth the drive! Like we say in Vegas; Dr. B is a 5 STAR, 5 DIAMOND rating! Cheers to Dr. B!

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I recently moved to LA and didn't have a general physician when I came down with an awful virus, so I went online and came across all the glowing reviews about Dr. Borookhim. I called his office to set up an appointment ,which is usually very difficult if you're a new patient, but I instantly got a call back from the DOCTOR himself and he managed to fit me in that morning! He was extremely attentive during the exam and even when I questioned his diagnosis by asking for a strep test (which came out negative as he predicted), he was totally courteous and friendly. He made a point to tell me that he doesn't prescribe unnecessary antibiotics, which I really appreciate. Dr. Borookhim even called me TWICE to follow-up , which I've never had a doctor do before, and was basically an all-around amazing resource throughout my illness. I'm so glad I found such a great doctor on my first try in a new city!

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I recently moved to LA and didn't have a general physician when I came down with an awful virus, so I went online and came across all the glowing reviews about Dr. Borookhim. I called his office to set up an appointment ,which is usually very difficult if you're a new patient, but I instantly got a call back from the DOCTOR himself and he managed to fit me in that morning! He was extremely attentive during the exam and even when I questioned his diagnosis by asking for a strep test (which came out negative as he predicted), he was totally courteous and friendly. He made a point to tell me that he doesn't prescribe unnecessary antibiotics, which I really appreciate. Dr. Borookhim even called me TWICE to follow-up , which I've never had a doctor do before, and was basically an all-around amazing resource throughout my illness. I'm so glad I found such a great doctor on my first try in a new city!

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Very impressed with this doctor.. Took time out to work on the diagnosis. Very careful and very caring. The fact that he is also charming won't hurt either.. He is young but seems very motivated and yet very kind. Seemed very good-natured and fully competent. Another huge bonus is the nice staff. It's so hard to find nice receptionist in any doctor's office anywhere. The receptionist is very nice, very COURTEOUS, and caring just like the doctor. The doctor himself shows no authority, shows no distance, and overall very personal and genuine. He personally e-mails and even calls to check up on you. -- unheard of --

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Very impressed with this doctor.. Took time out to work on the diagnosis. Very careful and very caring. The fact that he is also charming won't hurt either.. He is young but seems very motivated and yet very kind. Seemed very good-natured and fully competent. Another huge bonus is the nice staff. It's so hard to find nice receptionist in any doctor's office anywhere. The receptionist is very nice, very COURTEOUS, and caring just like the doctor. The doctor himself shows no authority, shows no distance, and overall very personal and genuine. He personally e-mails and even calls to check up on you. -- unheard of --

Pros: Good character of the doctor. Helpful / Real , no authority, compassion

Cons: NA

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I actually found out about Dr. B courtesy of Yelp. The man is like a celebrity on that site with ?5 star? ratings everywhere and since I needed to get a physical I decided to schedule an appointment with his office. Considering the popularity of this guy I thought there was going to be a waiting list a mile long with his next available appointment sometime in 2009. Much to my surprise his kind receptionist, Rebecca, got me right in within a few days time. Now I don?t know about the rest of you but I?m not a big fan of Doctor?s offices, or Dentists for that matter, but I have to say Doctor B. made me feel right at home. He?s got a terrific beside manner and really pays special attention to all of your questions and concerns. I?m almost afraid to write anymore for fear that everyone will want to ditch their current physician and sign up with this guy! But how can I deny my new doctor such praise. Folks, if you?re looking for a top notch doc give Dr. B?s office a call. Trust me, you?ll be glad you did!

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I actually found out about Dr. B courtesy of Yelp. The man is like a celebrity on that site with ?5 star? ratings everywhere and since I needed to get a physical I decided to schedule an appointment with his office. Considering the popularity of this guy I thought there was going to be a waiting list a mile long with his next available appointment sometime in 2009. Much to my surprise his kind receptionist, Rebecca, got me right in within a few days time. Now I don?t know about the rest of you but I?m not a big fan of Doctor?s offices, or Dentists for that matter, but I have to say Doctor B. made me feel right at home. He?s got a terrific beside manner and really pays special attention to all of your questions and concerns. I?m almost afraid to write anymore for fear that everyone will want to ditch their current physician and sign up with this guy! But how can I deny my new doctor such praise. Folks, if you?re looking for a top notch doc give Dr. B?s office a call. Trust me, you?ll be glad you did!

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I was blessed with Dr.Borookhim upon my enmergency hospital visit that tuned into a three day stay.I have had problem in past ,and with Dr.B he has taken the time to listen and care for me.He has a great heart and love for medicine.Dr.B takes his practice with love and great care to render aid to those in need.I like the thought that when I need his care he makes time to see me and or if I call at any time I can reach him as well.No operator or upset doctor on the other end of the line.I finally have a doctor that listens and cares about how I feel. My family and I give Dr.Borookhim our love and respect.God bless him!

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★★★★★

I was blessed with Dr.Borookhim upon my enmergency hospital visit that tuned into a three day stay.I have had problem in past ,and with Dr.B he has taken the time to listen and care for me.He has a great heart and love for medicine.Dr.B takes his practice with love and great care to render aid to those in need.I like the thought that when I need his care he makes time to see me and or if I call at any time I can reach him as well.No operator or upset doctor on the other end of the line.I finally have a doctor that listens and cares about how I feel. My family and I give Dr.Borookhim our love and respect.God bless him!

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I sought a great doctor, and what I mean by a great doctor is such a complex definition is that I can only define it by example. Like most people I wanted the best, and I needed someone who had the bedside manner to deliver the message (and have me accept it) since it was obvious I hadn?t been to a doctor in a while. I needed a doctor who showed kindness and compassion in helping me to address my problem, and worked with me to find a solution that would be workable within the confines of what I could do physically and afford financially. I needed a doctor who didn?t just prescribe me some pills to send me on my way. I needed someone who would answer my calls or emails as I had questions or as I encountered obstacles in my road to good health.

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I sought a great doctor, and what I mean by a great doctor is such a complex definition is that I can only define it by example. Like most people I wanted the best, and I needed someone who had the bedside manner to deliver the message (and have me accept it) since it was obvious I hadn?t been to a doctor in a while. I needed a doctor who showed kindness and compassion in helping me to address my problem, and worked with me to find a solution that would be workable within the confines of what I could do physically and afford financially. I needed a doctor who didn?t just prescribe me some pills to send me on my way. I needed someone who would answer my calls or emails as I had questions or as I encountered obstacles in my road to good health.

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I was lucky enough to have stumbled upon Dr. Borookhim after an emergency room visit. Two doctors actually misdiagnosed my problem, and if it weren't for Dr. Borookhim's absolute commitment and relentless thoroughness, I would have been prematurely sent home and could have faced severe complications. This doctor literally saved my life, and I can't recommend him highly enough.

2
★★★★★

I was lucky enough to have stumbled upon Dr. Borookhim after an emergency room visit. Two doctors actually misdiagnosed my problem, and if it weren't for Dr. Borookhim's absolute commitment and relentless thoroughness, I would have been prematurely sent home and could have faced severe complications. This doctor literally saved my life, and I can't recommend him highly enough.

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This doctor is prompt and a straight-shooter. Instead of running up the bill, he'll tell you if he thinks a particular test is a waste of time and which he feels is a good investment (and why). He doesn't take other calls during your appointment time, nor is his ego offended by questions. (He also had a very astute and logical answer to the question I had.) This doctor follows up by e-mail promptly; tried to find me a specialist for a procedure who didn't first require a consultation (which we both agreed wasn't needed under the circumstances); & then called me a day after our appointment to see if that specialist had contacted me. Dr B. isn't too open to alternative medicine, but if you're looking for a traditional internist who seems more interested in practicing medicine than golfing, he seems like a really good choice.

2
★★★★★

This doctor is prompt and a straight-shooter. Instead of running up the bill, he'll tell you if he thinks a particular test is a waste of time and which he feels is a good investment (and why). He doesn't take other calls during your appointment time, nor is his ego offended by questions. (He also had a very astute and logical answer to the question I had.) This doctor follows up by e-mail promptly; tried to find me a specialist for a procedure who didn't first require a consultation (which we both agreed wasn't needed under the circumstances); & then called me a day after our appointment to see if that specialist had contacted me. Dr B. isn't too open to alternative medicine, but if you're looking for a traditional internist who seems more interested in practicing medicine than golfing, he seems like a really good choice.

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I really wanted to write this. Now a days most people are always ready to write a complaint but won't take a time of day to write someething nice. Well the good Dr is just that, GOOD! Lately I've been in the Hospital and quite a few of the doctors were just plane rude and wouldn't give you an explanation except for only using doctors terms. Dr. Borookhim always broke it down simple andwas very patient in answering questions. Biggest Shock, he returned my phone calls. Talk about "velkum tu Fontasy Islund". I would definitely recommend him his as a doctor. Cheers Mate

2
★★★★★

I really wanted to write this. Now a days most people are always ready to write a complaint but won't take a time of day to write someething nice. Well the good Dr is just that, GOOD! Lately I've been in the Hospital and quite a few of the doctors were just plane rude and wouldn't give you an explanation except for only using doctors terms. Dr. Borookhim always broke it down simple andwas very patient in answering questions. Biggest Shock, he returned my phone calls. Talk about "velkum tu Fontasy Islund". I would definitely recommend him his as a doctor. Cheers Mate

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I was new to Los Angeles and found myself with a major medical problem and ended up in Cedar?s emergency room. I got a referral to see Dr. Borookhim. He saw me right away the next morning and was very genuinely concerned for my health and well being. His office made sure that my insurance company rushed approval for the scans and test that I needed. Dr. B sent me e-mail to check up on how I was doing after referring me to a surgeon. He even called to wish me Happy Birthday and follow up on my Physical Therapy. He is a very professional, caring, and has great follow-up. I have already referred a friend to his office! Dr. B is now my new primary care doctor because I know he will look out for my overall health. Dr. B gives you small town personal care in the heart of Beverly Hills!

2
★★★★★

I was new to Los Angeles and found myself with a major medical problem and ended up in Cedar?s emergency room. I got a referral to see Dr. Borookhim. He saw me right away the next morning and was very genuinely concerned for my health and well being. His office made sure that my insurance company rushed approval for the scans and test that I needed. Dr. B sent me e-mail to check up on how I was doing after referring me to a surgeon. He even called to wish me Happy Birthday and follow up on my Physical Therapy. He is a very professional, caring, and has great follow-up. I have already referred a friend to his office! Dr. B is now my new primary care doctor because I know he will look out for my overall health. Dr. B gives you small town personal care in the heart of Beverly Hills!

Pros: Very caring / professional / great follow-up

Cons: None

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Dr. Borookhim has been providing medical care for our Mother, age 91, for the last year and has shown himself to be totally concerned and interested in her welfare. As her new physician, he reevaluated her conditions, and medications, and made the appropriate changes when necessary. To date, we have been extremely satisfied with his professional skills and manners and have seen positive changes in our Mother. He follows up by contacting the family when the situation(s) requires him to do so and we, the family, trust him implicitly on all medical matters because of his hands-on and common sense approach to medical care.

2
★★★★★

Dr. Borookhim has been providing medical care for our Mother, age 91, for the last year and has shown himself to be totally concerned and interested in her welfare. As her new physician, he reevaluated her conditions, and medications, and made the appropriate changes when necessary. To date, we have been extremely satisfied with his professional skills and manners and have seen positive changes in our Mother. He follows up by contacting the family when the situation(s) requires him to do so and we, the family, trust him implicitly on all medical matters because of his hands-on and common sense approach to medical care.

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Dr. Borookhim is the kind of doctor that makes you feel at ease when you go to see him. His amicable and professional manner was evident to me from the first time I went to him for a check up. Communication with him has been very easy and fast, and I know that if I ever have any questions he is happy to answer them. I look forward to seeing him for my future medical needs. I have already recommended him to a couple of my friends and am planning to recommend him to many more.

2
★★★★★

Dr. Borookhim is the kind of doctor that makes you feel at ease when you go to see him. His amicable and professional manner was evident to me from the first time I went to him for a check up. Communication with him has been very easy and fast, and I know that if I ever have any questions he is happy to answer them. I look forward to seeing him for my future medical needs. I have already recommended him to a couple of my friends and am planning to recommend him to many more.

Pros: friendly, fast, simple

Cons: none

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My elderly mother has been a patient of Dr. Borookhim's for over two years now, ever since she was hospitalized with pneumonia on a Friday afternoon. Her primary doctor simply told us to go to an emergency room where he was not on staff. Her pneumonia cleared up quickly but Dr. B. was concerned about her heart. Her "regular" doctor never mentioned anything to us and was content to see her every six months and give her blood-pressure medicine and lasix for the last eight years. It turns out she has a severely clogged artery. We began to see Dr. B. because he really seemed to care about improving her dangerous condition and extending her life. She has had excellent care from him and he has worked hard to find the right combination of medications for her. He never settles for "good enough" instead he continually strives for even more improvement. He doesn't give up. He is warm, accessible and never too busy to answer a question, make a referral or deal with paperwork. My mother is 89 and he always tells her he wants her to be heathly and live much longer. As a clinical psychologist myself, I love it that he respects the elderly and conveys a positive attitude about health and life no matter a person's age. I feel fortunate for having met him both personally and professionally. I have no qualms about referring my own patients to him because I trust him as a doctor and know that my patients will be in good hands and treated with dignity and respect.

Lucia Melito, Ph.D.

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★★★★★

My elderly mother has been a patient of Dr. Borookhim's for over two years now, ever since she was hospitalized with pneumonia on a Friday afternoon. Her primary doctor simply told us to go to an emergency room where he was not on staff. Her pneumonia cleared up quickly but Dr. B. was concerned about her heart. Her "regular" doctor never mentioned anything to us and was content to see her every six months and give her blood-pressure medicine and lasix for the last eight years. It turns out she has a severely clogged artery. We began to see Dr. B. because he really seemed to care about improving her dangerous condition and extending her life. She has had excellent care from him and he has worked hard to find the right combination of medications for her. He never settles for "good enough" instead he continually strives for even more improvement. He doesn't give up. He is warm, accessible and never too busy to answer a question, make a referral or deal with paperwork. My mother is 89 and he always tells her he wants her to be heathly and live much longer. As a clinical psychologist myself, I love it that he respects the elderly and conveys a positive attitude about health and life no matter a person's age. I feel fortunate for having met him both personally and professionally. I have no qualms about referring my own patients to him because I trust him as a doctor and know that my patients will be in good hands and treated with dignity and respect.

Lucia Melito, Ph.D.

Pros: Dedicated Doctor

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Doctor Borookhim has been a wonderful doctor that has been there when I faced some critical health issues. He genuinely cares, and it is very obvious in the service he provides. He has shown concern for me and my health as a family member would, and has gone to large lengths to assure that my treatments were complete, with recommendations to assure my health thereafter. He is very competent, and I am very impressed by his educational training as well. He is always available for my health questions, and responds to my needs promptly and thoughtfully.

2
★★★★★

Doctor Borookhim has been a wonderful doctor that has been there when I faced some critical health issues. He genuinely cares, and it is very obvious in the service he provides. He has shown concern for me and my health as a family member would, and has gone to large lengths to assure that my treatments were complete, with recommendations to assure my health thereafter. He is very competent, and I am very impressed by his educational training as well. He is always available for my health questions, and responds to my needs promptly and thoughtfully.

Pros: Very competent and caring

Cons: none

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I met Dr. Borookhim while I was hospitalized at Cedar Sinai Hospital for atril fibrillation. He was my attending physician. Dr Borookhim is very competent and has a very amicable personality. Subsequently he is now my primary care doctor. I have full confidence in Dr. Borookhim and the thoroughness of his practice.
Ronald Quigley
Hollywood CA

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★★★★★

I met Dr. Borookhim while I was hospitalized at Cedar Sinai Hospital for atril fibrillation. He was my attending physician. Dr Borookhim is very competent and has a very amicable personality. Subsequently he is now my primary care doctor. I have full confidence in Dr. Borookhim and the thoroughness of his practice.
Ronald Quigley
Hollywood CA

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I was referred to Dr. Borookhim by my colleagues at Cedars-Sinai. After several high pressure readings, I contacted Dr. Borookhim's office, and was seen in less than one hour of my phone call. I was impressed with his staff, "very friendly and professional". I would highly recommend Dr. Borookhim expertise to anyone that 's looking for a physican who is committed to caring for his patients with the utmost respect. Dr. Borookhim is proficient, confident, detailed and thorough in providing excellent patient care.

2
★★★★★

I was referred to Dr. Borookhim by my colleagues at Cedars-Sinai. After several high pressure readings, I contacted Dr. Borookhim's office, and was seen in less than one hour of my phone call. I was impressed with his staff, "very friendly and professional". I would highly recommend Dr. Borookhim expertise to anyone that 's looking for a physican who is committed to caring for his patients with the utmost respect. Dr. Borookhim is proficient, confident, detailed and thorough in providing excellent patient care.

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Being fairly new to the area, I turned to yelp (among other sources) to try to find a family doctor. I wasn't let down by the reviews I read here. Dr. Borookhim was very professional and extremely helpful. After not having had a check up in about four years and being a little nervous he set my mind at ease.

I had the same doctor from the time I was born so I thought it would be difficult to find someone that could fill the shoes, not the case with Dr. Borookhim. He had some great tips for me since I didn't know too terribly much about the area and made me feel right at home, talking to me like I was a person, not just another patient.

The day after my visit he sent me a very nice email and later that day called personally with my test results, even though he said it might take two days. I was amazed how fast and proficient he is. I would highly recommend Dr. Michael Borookhim to anyone searching for a new doctor or new to the area.

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★★★★★

Being fairly new to the area, I turned to yelp (among other sources) to try to find a family doctor. I wasn't let down by the reviews I read here. Dr. Borookhim was very professional and extremely helpful. After not having had a check up in about four years and being a little nervous he set my mind at ease.

I had the same doctor from the time I was born so I thought it would be difficult to find someone that could fill the shoes, not the case with Dr. Borookhim. He had some great tips for me since I didn't know too terribly much about the area and made me feel right at home, talking to me like I was a person, not just another patient.

The day after my visit he sent me a very nice email and later that day called personally with my test results, even though he said it might take two days. I was amazed how fast and proficient he is. I would highly recommend Dr. Michael Borookhim to anyone searching for a new doctor or new to the area.

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I first met Dr. Borookhim in at Cedars Sinai. He was referred to me by the attending MD in the ER. Boy was I lucky to have met him! He is so thorough and kind and posesses an excellent bedside manner. While an inpatient in the hospital, he check in every day to see how I was progressing, his concern felt genuine and I appreciated the visits. During my subsequent appointments with the Dr., he explained procedures to me very thoroughly, and is always willing to answer my questions in a very patient manner, never condescending. Due to some medical concerns, he has had to refer me to a few medical specialist, who have been equally as proficient, and when I mention I am a patient of Dr. Borookhim, it appears to me that I am treated with the utmost care. I have been very impressed overall. However, the most impressive thing about Dr. Borookhim is his availability. He has been available to me when I need him, day or night and I truly appreciate that extra touch. I would recommend him very highly. His staff is extremely helpful as well.

2
★★★★★

I first met Dr. Borookhim in at Cedars Sinai. He was referred to me by the attending MD in the ER. Boy was I lucky to have met him! He is so thorough and kind and posesses an excellent bedside manner. While an inpatient in the hospital, he check in every day to see how I was progressing, his concern felt genuine and I appreciated the visits. During my subsequent appointments with the Dr., he explained procedures to me very thoroughly, and is always willing to answer my questions in a very patient manner, never condescending. Due to some medical concerns, he has had to refer me to a few medical specialist, who have been equally as proficient, and when I mention I am a patient of Dr. Borookhim, it appears to me that I am treated with the utmost care. I have been very impressed overall. However, the most impressive thing about Dr. Borookhim is his availability. He has been available to me when I need him, day or night and I truly appreciate that extra touch. I would recommend him very highly. His staff is extremely helpful as well.

Cons: the parking in the building is challenging

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I have been a patient of Dr. B. for 3 years. He is a kind person and this weekend he impressed me even more. I know of no physician in Southern California who responds to his own patients even when he is away out of town on vacation. He rarely leaves town to the best of my knowledge and even when he does he chooses to make his own calls back as I experience today and I find that amazing. He told me that no other doc would really know what my situation would be so why have someone answer the call.

On top of this he is not a pill pusher. When I first met him I was told by two others that I should go on paxil for anxiety disorder. He was the first to tell me that I need to change my lifestyle, my work and start exercising. He told me to go do Yoga. Sure enough my panic attacks went away and I did not need to use medications.

I recommend him to my friends and family all the time without reservations."

2
★★★★★

I have been a patient of Dr. B. for 3 years. He is a kind person and this weekend he impressed me even more. I know of no physician in Southern California who responds to his own patients even when he is away out of town on vacation. He rarely leaves town to the best of my knowledge and even when he does he chooses to make his own calls back as I experience today and I find that amazing. He told me that no other doc would really know what my situation would be so why have someone answer the call.

On top of this he is not a pill pusher. When I first met him I was told by two others that I should go on paxil for anxiety disorder. He was the first to tell me that I need to change my lifestyle, my work and start exercising. He told me to go do Yoga. Sure enough my panic attacks went away and I did not need to use medications.

I recommend him to my friends and family all the time without reservations."

Pros: Easy to talk with; clear and efficient communications skills

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Healthcare is a partnership and building good partnerships takes communication, trust, understanding, knowledge and honesty. To build this foundation takes years, with Dr. Borookhim it is immediate.
I believe the success of any relationship depends of taking equal ownership. If you are willing to do that, Dr. Borookhim will manage your healthcare. The support is there. Today, I am in good health due to this management. I am heart healthy, active and a non smoker. I am also a gay male that would recommend anyone in that community to feel comfortable with Dr. Borookhim's knowledge of the issues and conerns we face in our healthcare.

2
★★★★★

Healthcare is a partnership and building good partnerships takes communication, trust, understanding, knowledge and honesty. To build this foundation takes years, with Dr. Borookhim it is immediate.
I believe the success of any relationship depends of taking equal ownership. If you are willing to do that, Dr. Borookhim will manage your healthcare. The support is there. Today, I am in good health due to this management. I am heart healthy, active and a non smoker. I am also a gay male that would recommend anyone in that community to feel comfortable with Dr. Borookhim's knowledge of the issues and conerns we face in our healthcare.

Pros: Lab Services In Building, Street Parking, Easy Access

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As an ER physician, I have worked with Dr. Borookhim quite a bit and I have to say he has been truly wonderful. He always responds immediately when paged day or night. He is one of the few primary doctors who actually comes in to the ER to see his patients instead of waiting for them to get admitted. He takes time to listen to his patients as well as putting in the effort to make sure they have a clear grasp of what is going on. I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Borookhim and would recommend him to anyone looking for a terrific internist.

2
★★★★★

As an ER physician, I have worked with Dr. Borookhim quite a bit and I have to say he has been truly wonderful. He always responds immediately when paged day or night. He is one of the few primary doctors who actually comes in to the ER to see his patients instead of waiting for them to get admitted. He takes time to listen to his patients as well as putting in the effort to make sure they have a clear grasp of what is going on. I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Borookhim and would recommend him to anyone looking for a terrific internist.

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I was referred to Dr. Borookhim after a vist to the emergency room after a fall. He was probably the 5th or 6th doctor I saw in the aftermath of that fall and he's the one I have stuck with. His friendly disposition, thorough explanation of his diagnosis and his knowledge of medicine is what keeps me going back to him.

I would recommend Dr. Borookhim to my closest of friends. If you are looking for a recommendation - look no further; you've found the right doctor.

2
★★★★★

I was referred to Dr. Borookhim after a vist to the emergency room after a fall. He was probably the 5th or 6th doctor I saw in the aftermath of that fall and he's the one I have stuck with. His friendly disposition, thorough explanation of his diagnosis and his knowledge of medicine is what keeps me going back to him.

I would recommend Dr. Borookhim to my closest of friends. If you are looking for a recommendation - look no further; you've found the right doctor.

Pros: Friendly, smart, thorough

Cons: My last visit there was bit of a wait - people are finding out about him.

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Dr. Borookhim is a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where I take care of patients in the ER. If you want a good internist, the best person to ask is another doctor. If you ask me, Dr. Borookhim rates 10 out of 10 when it comes to responsiveness, medical care and bedside manner. - Brady Pregerson, MD

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★★★★★

Dr. Borookhim is a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where I take care of patients in the ER. If you want a good internist, the best person to ask is another doctor. If you ask me, Dr. Borookhim rates 10 out of 10 when it comes to responsiveness, medical care and bedside manner. - Brady Pregerson, MD

Pros: Smart, up to date, compassionate, friendly

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I needed a new internist and was referred to him by Cedars ER. The attending doc recommended Dr. Borookhim. He was easy to talk to, dropped some knowledge, and was good about making decisions together regarding care...If you need a good internist, he's your man...

2
★★★★★

I needed a new internist and was referred to him by Cedars ER. The attending doc recommended Dr. Borookhim. He was easy to talk to, dropped some knowledge, and was good about making decisions together regarding care...If you need a good internist, he's your man...

Pros: great doc, open, good listener

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Dr B. is well know to me from his rounds at Olympia and Cedars Hospital. He is very pleasant and concerned physician and well liked by the nurses and staff. I have seen him on three occasions in his office and he is quite a detailed and attentive doc. He called me and reviewed my lab results with me unlike many other physicians.

2
★★★★★

Dr B. is well know to me from his rounds at Olympia and Cedars Hospital. He is very pleasant and concerned physician and well liked by the nurses and staff. I have seen him on three occasions in his office and he is quite a detailed and attentive doc. He called me and reviewed my lab results with me unlike many other physicians.

Pros: on time

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I initially met Dr. Borookhim when I got admitted to Cedars Sinai through the emergency room 2 years ago. Since then he has been my physician and I am very content with his services. His office is very pleasant and I always have been able to speak to him on a very rapid basis. After hours patient calls go to his mobile phone so you don't have to waste time talking to operators and machines which is nice. He listens well and I never get the feeling that he is trying to rush me through. His diagnostic skills are superb and many times he chooses not to prescribe medications when they are not absolutely indicated. When I ask him questions he gives understandable explanations to his plan of care which is nice. He has even makes house calls if necessary which is a rare thing in this town. I reccomend him to my family and friends often and without reservation.

2
★★★★★

I initially met Dr. Borookhim when I got admitted to Cedars Sinai through the emergency room 2 years ago. Since then he has been my physician and I am very content with his services. His office is very pleasant and I always have been able to speak to him on a very rapid basis. After hours patient calls go to his mobile phone so you don't have to waste time talking to operators and machines which is nice. He listens well and I never get the feeling that he is trying to rush me through. His diagnostic skills are superb and many times he chooses not to prescribe medications when they are not absolutely indicated. When I ask him questions he gives understandable explanations to his plan of care which is nice. He has even makes house calls if necessary which is a rare thing in this town. I reccomend him to my family and friends often and without reservation.

Pros: Central Location, Low Volume office, Easy to speak with

 

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