Dr. Richards and Dr. Banafshe enjoy strong reputations in the community for practicing the highest level of medical care. They have served on numerous executive committees and review boards at the best of our local hospitals and, currently, are each serving as medical director at several nursing facilities and medical advisory boards in the community.
Both doctors' expertise in practicing medicine extends to competence in knowing when a referral to a specialist is appropriate. Their long-time presence in the community has allowed them to establish relationships with the best of the area specialists in the event that a referral is needed.
This is the best doctor I have ever had! He has the most patience to listen to you, never dismisses anything you say, and always gives the best advice and treatment! I love his manner of being funny when appropriate and serious when needed. He also treated my Mother who passed away at 94 and I truly believe he helped her live longer. I feel I can talk to him about anything. I recently moved to NYC and I really miss him. When I come for a visit, I always make an appointment to see him.
- Chris P NYC
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Dr. Richards earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his medical degree from UCLA. Extending his training, he had the honor of a summer internship with Travis Windsor, M.D. who was a pioneer in electrocardiography (EKG technology). He then completed a 3 year residency in Internal medicine in the UCLA/VA program. His emphasis in preventive medicine and health promotion is in keeping with our practice philosophy.
Growing up in the Southern California area, Dr. Richards knew he wanted to practice here and give back to his local community. As a young boy he went to the movies at the Loyola theater which was our office from 1987 until just recently.
He is well known for his warm personality, caring attitude, and the gift of making patients feel at ease. His ability to explain complicated medical issues using clear and simple terms better enables patients to more effectively partner in decisions about their health.
I don't give out to many reviews, but Dr. Banafshe has been so amazing and kind to me that I thought I should leave a review for him. Always so attentive and informative to my questions and needs that i actually look forward to going to the doctor. He is also always looking to my future and how he wants my health to be. Great convenient location and always a parking space right in front of his office. Besides being super friendly, he is so funny! I have recommended him to three coworkers and they all love him as well.
He's just an all round great Doctor!
Thanks for everything Dr. Banafshe.
- EN LA
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Dr. Banafshe earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA, a post-graduate masters degree in physiology from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, and his medical degree from the Western University of the Health Sciences Pomona. After completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, he practiced as a hospitalist in southern California before joining our practice in 2006.
Dr. Banafshe is sought after for his warm manner, capacity to listen and ability to clearly communicate medical issues so that he and his patient can effectively participate as a team in making decisions about care.
He has lived most of his life in Southern California and looks forward to making his practice a meaningful part of the community.