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2825 Santa Monica Blvd #320, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA


Tue, May 26

Dr. Shamsah Amersi

OB-GYN

Santa Monica, CA


In-network insurances:

Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CalPERS, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, HealthNet, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Blue Shield

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Voro score

90% recommended

635 out of 705 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.8(705)

Approach

MINDFUL WOMENS HEALTH CARE - MIND/BODY/SPIRIT As a female obstetrician & gynecologist, I recognize the importance of providing care for patients that encompass compassion, personal attention, and comprehensive focused attention to all aspects of a woman’s well being. The main reason for starting my own office was so that my patients had 100% access to me only and not be put in an assembly line of doctors. To help achieve this, our office is proud to offer evening and weekend appointments. Our staff is trained to give you the highest possible personal attention so you no longer feel like you are part of an assembly line of patients, like many other medical facilities. Each visit, you will be seeing me, and not rotated through different doctors depending on who is available. In addition, each of my patients will have 24 hour access to me, including email and phone. For each patient, visits will include a comprehensive meeting with the doctor, detailed examination including all necessary medical tests, and detailed ultrasound performed directly by your doctor. In addition, lab testing will be performed in the office. We will also be offering birthing classes and breast feeding classes through our office, and once a month will have seminars on women’s health care including breast cancer, sexual function, stress management, weight loss programs, and infertility. Our office is proud to be affiliated with the leading perinatologists, acupuncturist, endocrinologists, and internists so your care will include a full team approach as needed. Our location is conveniently located in a open medical plaza with access to pediatricians, infertility specialist, and the top homeopathic facility all within a few steps. We offer services for surgery and child birth at both Santa Monica –UCLA and St. Johns Medical Center, as well as local surgery centers in the area

Biography

Educations

University of California, San Francisco, MD

Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Trainings

University of California, Irvine (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (705)
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 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?I came in for a physical and to have my birth control prescription refilled, since I had just graduated college and had been seeing the on-campus gyno for 4 years. Instead of treating me with impartiality and respect, Dr. Amersi was judgmental and rude. Because I came for health care services and not a lecture, I left within 7 minutes of entering her office and never even got in the stirrups. I was so shaken by this experience I was nervous to seek out another gyno for months.
AnonymousApr 19
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?I went for a check up, she didn't check up, she just asked questions and determined her answer. Also too much drama at the front desk with the nurses. one of them slammed there things at the desk and walked out crying. Evident they don't have a good relationship. Called 1 wk later for results. Never heard back.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She's super compassionate and informative.
Mariya M.Mar 31
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I saw Shamsah a couple of times. The front office is extremely disorganized and you end up waiting for a long time. Heed the yelp reviews for this place, they are true. I found myself getting double billed for expenses and upon contacting the billing department, they said they had no control over what kinds of things the doctor was billing for. They say that the doctor was billing for some 'additional tests', but they had no idea what they were. I was not informed of these tests either.
Holly P.Mar 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was so sweet and gentle. Very informative and understanding. I think I found my new doctor!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Amersi is personable and she is caring. I love having her as my doctor!
AnonymousMar 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Amersi is amazing! I have PCOS and needed a gyno who would be able to treat my symptoms. She's got great bedside manner, she thinks long-term, and she's easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Lauren S.Mar 10
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I saw her once and she used insane scare tactics with me. I have been on the pill for a long time and I am not against a different plan but her first visit conversation with me was about how I probably was infertile at this point and at the very least I had ovarian cysts. I am a very healthy young woman and I have inquired about changing my birth control method, but she was so opinionated that I wouldn't go back to her. I don't want the scariest scenario that I am most likely not in. I would like to know options and weigh it out. it felt like she gave me a death sentence if I didn't go her way
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Honestly, I couldn't imagine going to anyone else now. Shamsah is so sweet and understanding. She explains everything to you and let's you know any and all options you have. It's usually a 30 minute wait for your appointment, which is usually longer than the appointment itself - but I wouldn't go to anyone else.
Alyssa B.Feb 26
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I definitely got sat immediately into my room. It was when I changed into the robe and waited for a good 15 minutes until I saw her. I felt that it was almost robotic and it took me having to repeat my request in order for her to know why I came in for my appointment. She is very nice and knowledgeable, but I felt like I was just another patient.
AnonymousFeb 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Amersi was incredibly nice and caring... kind of motherly. This was my first time seeing her and she was really friendly and welcoming. One of her specialties is hormone imbalances, which has been really difficult to find. She seems eager to help!
Erika C.Feb 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Waited 20 minutes in waiting room and then was seen by Dr Amersi within 5 minutes of being shown to an exam room. Dr Amersi was very professional and knowledgable, and I felt very comfortable during the appointment. The only complaint I have is that it felt a little rushed (i.e. in conversation with Dr Amersi) but it is understandable since the office seemed busy. Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 :)
AnonymousFeb 16
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?The initial wait time put a bad taste in my mouth from the start. It was my first visit with her and it was very rushed. The actual visit took about 7 minutes and she didn't give me any heads up on what she was about to do, she just shoved the speculum in which hurt. but it was over quickly. I would just appreciated a heads up on what she was about to do.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She is the best. I have been her patient for 14 years now. Since opening her own practice, the wait time has been minimal and the office is beautiful. There is usually metered parking out front or you can park in the building but pay the parking structure fees.
Grace G.Jan 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Made me feel so comfortable! super nice
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?We recently relocated and have had to take on the daunting task of finding a whole set of new doctors. Dr Amersi made the whole process easy and her staff were pleasant and helpful. I am 62 and appreciated that Dr Amersi was happy to deal with my age specific issues. I did not feel rushed, she answered my questions knowledgeably and was calm and very professional.
Sumaya A.Dec 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?One of the best OB/GYN appointments I've ever had!!! She is the sweetest most wonderful doctor and she really knows her stuff.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?So lovely and so nice! Really easy to talk to, very efficient with her work. Really warm and caring energy the second she walked in!
AnonymousNov 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Loved Dr. Amersi! She spent a lot of time with me and didn't rush me out. She made me feel comfortable and is very personable.
AnonymousNov 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I've been going to Dr. Amersi for a year now. I find her to be incredibly personable, easy to get ahold of, and easy to get an appointment with. Her office is small and I've never had to wait for more than 5 minutes in the waiting room. Really enjoy her as my doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My first appointment was made quickly due to a health concern. Dr. Amersi made quick work of my issue during the same visit, very grateful.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The office was very nice and welcoming, as were the staff. It was nice to not have to mess with filling out initial paperwork since the staff did it for me. Although my time with Dr. Amersi was quickly, she made sure to answer any questions I had and provided great guidance.
AnonymousOct 18
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?She spoke so fast. I couldnt get a word in. It felt extremely rushed.
Eva J.Sep 30
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was very pleased with my visit. Dr.amersi is so professional and so warm and caring. Highly recommend her.
Sharon Y.Sep 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Amersi was amazing. She went over a lot of information with me that I wasn't aware of regarding the medications I had been taking and was very concerned when my previous doctor did not take into consideration of my medical history when prescribing the medication. Dr. Amersi guided me through a plan and made sure I understood everything before I walked out the door. Her staff are also great and super responsive!
AnonymousSep 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Amersi was really warm and knowledgable. My appointment was quick- she addresses everything she needs to, and answers your questions directly, clearly, and concisely, which I really appreciate. I was in and out of there within 40 minutes (I was seen within 20 minutes of my appointment). I highly recommend her!
Caeli W.Sep 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Amersi was very helpful, listened attentively to my healthcare needs, and was efficient but thoughtful in her time with me. I look forward to returning for a follow-up appointment!
Janie P.Aug 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly and knowledgeable staff :)
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She's great, specific and timely.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Perfect! Will come back!
AnonymousJul 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Super relatable and polite!
Mehrak E.Jul 21
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?IShe is by far the best Ob-Gyn I've ever gone to. Understanding, gentle, and extremely intelligent. I love her!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?There are lots of things to love about Dr. Amersi's office: - Easy to make appointments online with Zocdoc - You can fill out all your forms online - You can contact her via e-mail. She sent me my blood test and other test results via e-mail. - The street parking at the meter is not too expensive - There's a cute Lithuanian deli and a donut shop across the street - Her office and team is so punctual. I never have to wait. I've never had a bad experience with blood draws or shots. - She is open early in the morning at 8AM. - She is cares for you and your health, and also your time. - She will not push you to take hormonal birth control and will help you find non-pill therapies for different issues you have. Going off the pill helped me in my relationships and in my own health issues and it was hard for me to find a doctor that believed that.
AnonymousJun 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent experience
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I felt so well taken care of at this office. I arrived 45 minutes early for my appointment (because traffic in LA scares me) and they took me earlier than my appointment was scheduled for. The office is BEAUTIFULLY decorated and all the staff was comforting and polite. Dr. Amersi made me feel very important and taken care of even on my first appointment there. LOVED HER. Found my gyno here in LA.
Briana P.Jun 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderfully kind and professional office. Dr. Amersi is thoughtful and takes her time to answer all of my questions. She also asks questions about my goals and makes suggestions that have improved my life and settled some of my worries about life planning. Great experience. And beautiful office, to boot!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was amazing! So nice and very easy to talk to.
Julie K.May 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Shamsah Amersi was absolutely wonderful. She made me feel very comfortable, and was incredibly kind. She is by far the best OBGYN I have ever visited.
Sasha H.May 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor! Quick but to the point.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Made me feel very comfortable.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My absolute favorite doctor, she is the best!
AnonymousMay 17
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I liked the office and the layout of the office. The receptionist was very kind and helpful. I didn't have to wait too long, just about 15-20 minutes. I felt a little rushed when meeting with the doctor though. She sped through a lot of information, but I felt very safe and comfortable with her. She is very sweet and knowledgable. I just wish she could have explained a few items in more depth.
Silvia C.May 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very knowledgeable and caring.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I love Dr. Amersi and her staff. I drive from Riverside typically in more than two hours of traffic but its worth it. I'm glad to know I'm in good hands. What a blessing!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I hate going to this appointment every year but everyone at this office was quick, efficient and made me feel comfortable. I just moved to the area and will continue to go back to this office.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very friendly, gives wonderful advice and various options for birth control, as well as explains the pros and cons of each.
Caryn S.Mar 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Hands down this was the best doctor visit I have ever experienced. She was positive and attentive with my concerns and very easy to talk to. The office is warm and inviting. Most OB-GYN offices I have seen are something like a torture chamber shaming you for being female, this place was more like a spa. I recommended her to all of the ladies in my office and two of my friends right after the appointment!
AnonymousMar 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?she's always so quick and sweet! really thankful for such a great obgyn
AnonymousMar 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I loved Dr. Amersi and her staff! She was personable, knowledgable, and kind. She was quick yet I never felt rushed. I would recommend her...especially if you hate sitting in a doctor's office forever!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was very kind, thorough and gentle. She made sure I felt safe, comforted and taken care of.