Saman Lashkari, MD

Internal Medicine
18840 Ventura Boulevard Suite 207
Tarzana, CA 91356 Get Directions
Saman Lashkari, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

495.00 every 3 months
990.00 every 6 months
1,980.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I aim to be each of my patients advocate and to work with them individually to help them reach their health goals. My MDVIP practice gives me the necessary time to be detailed and thorough and focus on cardiovascular prevention and ensuring that all my patients are up to date on all their routine health maintenance needs on an annual basis. With new and improved tests including the Cleveland heart panel and non-invasive testing to screen for earliest signs of arterial thickening, I am able to have a more personalized focus on each of my patients and help them reduce their cardiovascular risk. I look forward to getting to know each of my patients on a personal level as I believe it allows me to better take care of them. My own personal interests include physical fitness and healthy nutrition and I enjoy sharing my experiences with my patients and getting them to be more proactive and involved with exercise and healthy eating. I see all of my own patients in the hospital setting and in rehab facilities and if need be, perform home visits as well on my home-bound patients. I enjoy organizing walks and exercise related events for my patients to help them get more motivated and involved in their health-care. I also have a geriatric background having completed a fellowship at UCLA and this helps me utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to keep my elder patients out of the hospital and to try to keep them as young as possible.

Dr. Lashkari's Credentials

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University of California
Los Angeles, CA

University of California
Los Angeles, CA

Medical School:
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1994

University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Nephrology 1997-1998
Geriatric 1998-1999
Renal Transplantation 1999-2000

University of California
Riverside, CA
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences 1990

Tarzana Providence Medical Center
West Hills Medical Center
Medical Valley Partners 2007-present
Nephrology Medical Associates 2000-2007
American College of Physicians
American Society Of Nephrology
American Medical Association
American Geriatric Society
Medical Board of California Licensed Physicians
National Kidney Foundation Associate Member
Renal Physicians Association
Professional Interests
- Prevention and wellness, Geriatric medicine, hypertension management, cardiovascular risk reduction, weight management and fitness

Personal Interests
- Running marathons, resistance training, tennis, going to the park with my 2 girls and reading them princess stories

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Lashkari

from Renee in CA March 18, 2018 for Saman Lashkari, MD
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Dr. Lashkari is warm, caring, sweet and genuine and so knowledgable. Thank you for your wonderful care making every patient feel special. Beyond this we thank your wife, children, extended family, friends and everyone in the office, for without your support he would not be able to give to us as he does so kudos to you all.
Doc, you have been with us through good times and bad, we have… See more

from Harry March 30, 2017 for Saman Lashkari, MD

I am fortunate to have Dr. Lashkari as my physician in my waning years. He is an excellent doctor, and very smart. He has saved my wife's and my own rears on several occasions for which we are deeply in his dept.

Just so there is no misunderstanding - we are MDVIP members only because Dr. Lashkari is part of your network. Were he to quit it, we would go with him in a heartbeat… See more

from George March 28, 2017 for Saman Lashkari, MD

Dr.Lashkari is a gem. He is a model physician. I would give him 10 out of 10s in all 3 areas of 1)bedside manner, 2) knowledge and medical expertise, and 3) dedication to his patients. I have known Dr.Lashkari for the last 2 years - he has been both the PCP and nephrologist for my father. I should add that I am a physician, and having the benefit of experiencing medicine as both a patient (or… See more

from Alfred in CA February 17, 2015 for Saman Lashkari, MD

It was Sunday evening, about 7: PM, when my wife called me into the bedroom. She had gone to bed a few hours earlier because of back pain, and was using a heating pad. She showed me her back, and I was shocked. A huge area on her back was bright red, there were huge blisters, and some dark gray areas.
I immediately called Dr. Lashkari on his after-hours cell phone. He asked me to… See more

from Sheila in CA December 2, 2014 for Saman Lashkari, MD

Being retired and on a fixed income at the present time, it was a difficult decision at first financially when Dr. Lashkari joined MDVIP. Soon after we thought about it we came up with our choice as we could not bare to lose the doctor we depend on so much for managing our healthcare at our older age. He is such a good listener and has researched difficult situations with special illnesses… See more

from Barbara in CA March 6, 2014 for Saman Lashkari, MD

A little over a year ago I became a patient of Dr. Lashkari. My husband had been seeing Dr. Lashkari for many years and always got such excellent care, so I decided to make the switch. I also thought it would be good for us to go to the same doctor.

My first issue was high blood pressure. I had been on medication previously and Dr. Lashkari could have told me just to take more, but he… See more