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I I Love My Doctor My Doctor

Greater Tri Cities IPA is an IPA, Independent Physician Association. What is an IPA? Each doctor owns and operates his or her own practice, so no two practices will be the same. The relationship with your primary care doctor is one of the most important. Here is what your neighbors like about their primary care doctors. If you love your doctor, let us know. Use the contact us form to share your story.

Love My Doctor

Ajir, Mahyar

Gregory (67)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Ajir because he is a good doctor. I trust his judgement a lot. He is very good at what he does.”


Mona (50)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Ajir because he is attentive and professional. He listens and is very responsive to my needs.”


Bruce (23)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Ajir because he takes the time to understand and fix the problem.”


Peggy (81)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Ajir because he is outstanding in every way - knowledgeable, understanding, and so much more.”


Constance (73)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Ajir because he takes as much time as I need and answers all my questions. I never have to wait for an appointment. He is also a very personable man.”


Chester (81)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Ajir because he cares about me as a person and goes the extra mile to make sure he has done all he can to keep me healthy.”


Baniadam, Behzad

Christopher (27)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Baniadam because he is very thorough and helpful.”


Tim (38)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Baniadam because he listens and helps with any and all issues that I have.”


John (72)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Baniadam because he is smart, ethical, and does more than just write prescriptions.”


Ricardo (31)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Baniadam because he helps with my health issues and is very helpful and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone I know.”


Nancy (79)
03/04/2015

“I love Dr. Baniadam because he is always there for me. I've been going 15 years, and I'm still here, and he has diagnosed all my ailments.”


Richard (61)
03/10/2015

“I don't think I can say enough about Dr. Baniadam. He is one of the few doctors that would even consider my wife's case. Extremely tough and he is doing the job without question... If I was to hand out doctor-of-the-year awards, I would give him one.”


Karen (51)
03/16/2015

“I love Dr. Baniadam because he is very personable and available on Saturdays for regular primary care/family care for myself and my parents. He takes a genuine interest in our healthcare and our whole person as individuals.”


Bloom, Irving

Carol (-)
03/04/2015

“I love Dr. Bloom because he listens, always seems to be able to diagnose the problem, and recommends a treatment that works well. He has always been to see me at the hospital, which has been very reassuring.”


George & Jan (86)
03/14/2016

“"I love Dr. Bloom because he communicates in many ways that he is competent and caring - That Jan and I make a difference."”


David (94)
07/26/2017

“I love Dr. Bloom because he's very detail-oriented and responsive to my needs and concerns. In addition, when I have procedures with specialists or surgeons, he insists on receiving and reviewing full results to be fully informed about the outcomes. Dr. Bloom also feels personally responsible about where I go for additional medical treatments in terms of efficacy and appropriateness. Thank you for many years of fine care Dr. Bloom!”


Chong, Maribeth

Avon (84)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Chong because she always listens to me!”


Clark, Belen

Christian (7)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Clark because she keeps me healthy and she made my head better after my accident. ”


Kailah (19)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Clark because she takes care of me and always takes the time to make sure I have everything I need. ”


Verna (81)
03/10/2015

“Have you, when you go into your doctor's exam room, been greeted by your doctor with the warmest, biggest smile? Well, I have. Her face said "Hi," and she asked, tell me, what can I do to help you? [Dr. Clark] made me feel, "I have the right doctor!"”


Esther (59)
03/24/2015

“I love Dr. Clark because she is a wonderful doctor. She listens to every problem you have an acts on it right away to make sure I have all health problems taken care of, and everyone at her facility is very helpful.”


Lois (62)
04/15/2015

“I love Dr. Clark because every time I have an appointment with Dr. Clark, it's like going to see a friend and chatting for a bit. She is such a sweetheart. I am so glad she's my doctor. She take good care of me.”


Curran, Perrin

Leonard (86)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Curran because he is a hands on doctor who gives you his time.”


Elida & Michael (77)
03/24/2015

“I love Dr. Curran because he is so gentle, kind, and has compassion for all his patients. He is knowledgeable on all medical problems and an asset to his profession. His staff is also an asset to his practice. God's blessings to this office.”


Etedali, Elaheh

Barbara (66)
12/09/2014

“I have been a patient of Dr. Etedali's for 10 years, and I have always been treated with respect. She makes sure I understand any treatment or procedure before going forward. She always makes me feel like my health issues are important and I am important as a person. I love my Dr. Etedali!”


Nancy (76)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Etedali because she listens to me. ”


Regina (49)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Etedali because it is easy to get an appointment. They are very caring and listen to your problems. I am not treated like a number but a real person.”


Brenda (51)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Etedali because she really listens and hears my concerns! She is compassionate and caring, and I know her interest in my well-being is genuine and sincere. ”


Mary (84)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Etedali because she is amazing, a very good listener, professional, patient, and courteous. I could not ask for a better doctor. I feel extremely fortunate to have found her. Her expertise is reassuring, and she knows just what to do. ”


Jeanne (31)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Etedali because she is very thorough. She is also kind and patient. ”


Stephanie (63)
07/06/2016

“Dr. Etedali is caring! She takes the time needed and is very pro-active in checking things that may need more attention. She returns calls, phones personally with test results. I hope I am lucky enough to have her as my doctor for a long time.”


Falconio, Linda

Ron (67)
03/04/2015

“I love Dr. Falconio because she is compassionate, empathetic, and patient-friendly. Dr. Falconio's staff are great caregivers, courteous and thorough. Dr. Falconio refers her patient to the best specialists when needed such as leading cardiologists, internists, etc.”


Halim, Neil

Hortensia (62)
05/18/2015

“I love Dr. Halim because he is always there for me when I am sick. He is witty, smart, kind, and I would recommend him highly to anyone. Thank you Dr. Halim for your services.”


Hurd, Melissa

Leslie (66)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she signs a printed summary of the visit and spends sufficient time with me. I don't feel rushed. ”


Martha (58)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she 'gets me.' She 'gets me' because she has taken the time and care to 'know me.' She works with me to devise my health plan. She advocates for me to understand my health needs and medical care. She is in my corner; she is my medical champion! She wants me to be a health version of myself!”


Melissa (44)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because well, she is simply amazing!!! I've been with Dr. Hurd & her team for years and I am so grateful to be a patient. I have had to go through some callenging & scary medical moments, but Dr. Hurd & Carol have treated me with love, compassion, & kindness always!!! Greatest team in North County!”


Janet (58)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is both my doctor and my friend. I know she looks out for my best health decisions and personal issues as well. Love you Dr. Hurd. ”


Chystina ()
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she has been an amazing doctor to me for the past 16 years. I see her about 1x monthly because of an ongoing condition. The one thing (among many) that I really like about her, is that she takes time to listen to me, and she respects the fact that I know my body. She allows me to be involved in my treatment. ”


Paula (55)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is very understanding. She sits and talks with you before she does anything; I really like that about her. And, she always finds out what the problem is and sends you to other doctors in the field that she feels you need to see for that problem. I have been with Dr. Hurd for 12-14 years.”


Mary Ann ()
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she really does care about my health issue. I can call anytime with a concern and she is on top of it within 24 hours. She takes time out to listen to my concern and that is important to me. She alwayas makes me feel good and positive about myself. She is very encouraging. ”


Jacqueline (70)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd I have gone through several major surgeries while under her care. She is smart and understanding; she seems to know about every problem. When she does not know what the best treatment is, she is quick to discover what will work best. She is compassionate and caring while being stern about how to follow her advice when it is best for you. She is always in a cheerful mood when you see her.”


Jacqueline ()
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is very patient and kind. Dr. Melissa Hurd is also my knowledgeable and treats my conditions based on the latest research findings. Dr. Hurd is approachable, available, and trustworthy, she spends an inordinate amount of time answering my questions and explaining why she is making the treatment recommendations.”


Frank & Marilyn (89 & 76)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is a complete physician. We can tell her anything and she is interested and patient. We feel very connected and respected. We love her kindness and humor. She has amazing knowledge of all medical conditions. We think she is the best.”


Lora (55)
12/09/2014

“I love my doctor because Melissa Hurd is strong enough not to sugar coat what I need to hear. I know she has my best interest at heart. She listen, deduces, and then speaks.”


Nancy (69)
12/09/2014

“I love my doctor because she always allows enough time to listen, talk on a personal level, and conduct a thorough exam. Dr. Hurd is an exceptional physician. ”


Sydney (72)
12/09/2014

“I love my doctor because she has a genuine personal interest in my well-being. Dr. Hurd's diagnosis of my maladies and her prescriptions have resulted in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Hurd is always positive and upbeat. ”


Alyce (60)
12/09/2014

“I love my doctor because the care I recieve is excellent! Dr. Hurd is very attentive & helps me with any problems that occur. With her rapid intervention with ordering a referral & MRI, my ruptured disc did not leave me with residual neuro deficit. I can't say enough about her doctor/patient communication skills.”


Virginia (67)
12/09/2014

“I love my doctor because she listens carefully to my health concerns and eases my anxiety about my issues, explanation of procedure and medications. Dr. Hurd appears very pleasant, knowledgeable & professional. ”


Diana (41)
12/09/2014

“I love my doctor because she is very knowledgeable, she respects my holistic lifestyle and tries her best to accomodate my desires for more natural treatments. She also takes her time to listen to me and understand my needs.”


Ariana (32)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she takes care of me. She is a beautiful woman. ”


Mary (73)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because of her kindness, excellent bedside manner, and she has a wonderful staff.”


Arsala's Family ()
12/09/2014

“We love Dr. Hurd because she has been our doctor for a long time. We love the way she cares for all patients and listend to them. ”


Darlene (53)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she has always had my very best interest in my health. She listens to me and is very honest. I could not have a better doctor. ”


Delores (86)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is always on top of whatever is wrong with me. Even does follow up calls.Also she give you all the time you need at an appointment.”


Melvina (72)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she really listened to me and discussed options and preferences with me. I did not feel at all hurried.”


Martha (68)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is so very kind to me and takes such good care of me... I've made up my mind there is no other like her!”


Helen (91)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she listens to you! And, if she doesn't have an answer, tries to find it. Also, she's a nice person and caring. ”


Barbara (60)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she listens to me. She tries to understand where I am coming from, is compassionate, and yet remains focused on what is best for my well-being. ”


Lucille (72)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is always there for me and even keeps track of what I need to do when I forget. They check up on me and give me great care." -”


Stephanie ()
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is very patient and understanding, and she cares for her patients and listens to what you have to say. She is also concerned for what is best for you. She has a warm, kind, and caring spirit.”


Mario (81)
12/17/2014

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is the best.”


Michelina (80)
01/05/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because I trust her and her methods, her judgement and her diagnoses 100%. She has controlled my blood pressure when no other doctor could. She is always aware of my wishes and financial situation when prescribing medications and procedures. We have a great relationship regarding my care and well being even though she is young and I am eighty. Since I have found Dr. Hurd I have only the best things to say about her and her staff. I plan to stay with that office as long as they will have me.”


Maribel (46)
01/08/2015

“"I love Dr. Hurd because...she always treats me with kindness and always make me feel special. She will do everything in her power for the sake of my health. I love her as my family!”


Ruth (74)
01/19/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is an extraordinary diagnostician. She never seems rushed [and] listens so carefully. I think she "walks on water!"”


Tommie & Ayako (74/72)
02/09/2015

“We love Dr. Hurd because she knows us like the back of her hand, and we consider ourselves lucky to have her as our family doctor..."”


Joy (71)
02/09/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is always thorough and very pleasant to talk to. [She] makes me feel good about myself. She always has great advice.”


Frances (64)
02/09/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor I've ever had. She actually looks you in the eye and gathers patient info.”


Doyle (78)
03/04/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she smiles a lot! Seems happy to see me - is deeply concerned about my well-being. Add competency to here compassionate manner and you have the perfect doctor! She goes beyond the routine.”


C. (63)
03/10/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is an intuitive, attentive, polite, honest, and smart medical practitioner.”


Evelyn (87)
04/15/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is so caring and explains things.”


Helen (91)
04/15/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she's kind - listens and tries to answer any questions I have and takes care of them if she can.”


Jennifer (56)
05/07/2015

“I love Dr. Hurd because she takes her time and is very thorough. She listens; I never feel rushed. I always feel heard, and I am active participant in decisions and care.”


CeeCee (-)
06/14/2016

“I love Dr. Hurd because she doesn't push drugs or vaccinations. She's warm and kind - I trust and love her!! Her nurses and staff are great!”


Jacqueline (-)
07/06/2016

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is very kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She is patient and provides a non-judgmental listening ear. I sometimes have trouble trusting people, but I trust her completely.”


Marion (62)
07/06/2016

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is my angel. I thanks God for her service... she saved my life, and for this I love her. All people should have a doctor like her.”


Thomas (-)
07/06/2016

“Not only is Dr. Hurd my doctor, I also look upon her as a good friend. She's not like most doctors I've had... She really listens to any medical problems you may have and prescribes the appropriate action whether medication or referral to a specialist.”


Angelica (46)
07/06/2016

“Dr. Hurd is awesome! I love the staff, especially Alicia. She is amazing. Very competent and super nice. I love it there.”


Jennifer (58)
11/29/2016

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is an excellent listener. I have never felt rushed or ignored. She takes her time to address every concern, is an excellent physician, and feels like my true partner in health.”


Virginia (Over 30)
11/29/2016

“I love Dr. Hurd because she has a wonderful countenance of peace and assurance. Whatever problems I present she listens seriously and reveals up to date knowledge of illness symptoms and medications. Her positive spirit has an uplifting effect on me.”


Cynthia (-)
11/29/2016

“I love Dr. Hurd because she is always there for you. She really cares, maintains eye contact. She listens. She always has solutions to every problem. She is beautiful. I have been an RN for 45 years, and she is the best MD I’ve ever had.”


Laurel (-)
02/01/2017

“I love Dr. Hurd because in a word - kind. All the staff is consistently kind, pleasant, efficient. Dr. Hurd and Dr. Patel each listen, suggest, don't lecture, but seek real solutions to the various things I've dealt with. I'm really happy with this office and would recommend them highly!”


Betty (92)
03/22/2017

“I love Dr. Hurd because she's kind, understanding, patient, and the best doctor in all my life. I can't thank her enough for being there for me.”


Howard (60)
07/20/2017

“I love Dr. Hurd because she knows what's going on in my life.”


Ibrahim, Nagi

Scott (34)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Ibrahim because he spends the time to explain my health concerns and educate me to live a healthier lifestyle.”


Italiano, James

Kathleen (42)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Italiano because he has a fantastic bedside manor. He is very easy to talk to. He does not make you feel rushed. He seems to genuinely care about you. He also makes you feel at ease. ”


James & Mary (83 & 79)
12/09/2014

“We love Dr. Italiano because he is so very patient and understanding. He explains everything so you understand and listens to you. He is the best. ”


David (77)
12/09/2014

“I appreciate, respect, and like Dr. Italiano because he pays attention to my medical needs and my person. He is knowledgeable about medical needs and makes an effort to find answers if he doesn't know. He reviews blood work/other reports with me and explains the significance. ”


Lawson, Catherine

George (69)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Lawson because she gets me to the specialists I need as quickly as possible. She is very concerned about my health and always available. She is a wonderful person.”


Emily (66)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Lawson because she listens, pays attention and acts. She cares. I have been coming here for almost 2 years and am 80% better than when I first came to see her. I have suffered for so many years [and] she found out my disease. No other doctors could before, but she promised she wouldn't give up. ”


Smith, Gregory

George (77)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Smith because he sincerely is interested in me and my health. He takes time to discuss common interests - beyond just my physical well-being. I have come to consider him my friend. Of course, I also have confidence in his medical expertise.”


Jenny (37)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Smith because he is so attentive to my needs. He listens and cares. He makes me feel like I am very important. If it is an emergency, even if he is booked, he will always find the time to see me. I have followed my doctor for 10 years now, and I don't intend to change doctors at all. ”


Maggie (33)
12/09/2014

“I love Dr. Smith because he listens closely, speaks understandably, wants to make people better, has a good sense of humor, is easy-going and down-to-earth, and never rushes me.”


Watson, Thomas

Cathy (73)
03/10/2015

“I love Dr. Watson because I trust him after all these years! When I need help he has previously helped me. That means a lot to me personally. He was wonderful when they found I had cancer almost 4 years ago. I could not ask for a better doctor and staff.”


Claudine (85)
03/11/2015

“I love Dr. Watson because of his "smile" and his "caring."”


Teresita (65)
03/11/2015

“I love Dr. Watson because he is thorough and has excellent bedside manner. Explains things very thoroughly.”


V. (66)
03/11/2015

“I love Dr. Watson because he seems to be straightforward and addresses my concerns. I have been pleased with my over-all care, so far,”


Ronald (,)
05/26/2015

“I love Dr. Watson because he is very professional and has helped me a lot.”


Barry (70)
07/06/2016

“I love Dr. Watson because his polite, thorough demeanor.”