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Biography

Biography

Benjamin Yasharel, M.D., joined Affiliates in Medical Specialties in 2003 after completing his medical training. During his residency, Dr. Yasharel served as chief resident and as a clinical instructor for UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Yasharel has great compassion for his patients and for serving the community. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized care with an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention.

Dr. Yasharel has a special interest in travel medicine and helps prepare patients with vaccinations and other medical necessities for traveling abroad. He is also certified in Reiki, an ancient Japanese art of healing hands. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Yasharel enjoys scuba diving and spending time with his family.

Medical School
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship
  • UCLA Veterans Affairs
Residency
  • UCLA Veterans Affairs
Languages
  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Locations

Affiliates in Medical Specialties - West Hills
7345 Medical Center Drive
Suite 600
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 347-2921
(818) 346-4436

Specialties

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Travel Immunizations & Health
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Affiliates in Medical Specialties
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • Providence Care Network

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (207 Ratings, 74 Comments)

100

07/19/2017
upbeat, caring staff.
90

07/19/2017
As first time patients with Dr. Yasheral, my husband, [...], and I were extremely pleased with the speed and attentiveness affiorded us at Affliliates in Medical Specialties. Kudos to Dr. Yasheral and his staff for accomodating us into his very busy schedule. It is most appreciated.As a cancer patient with Multiple Myeloma, it is a great relief to have a close relationship with my PCP and my oncologist, [...].
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Yasharel is really the best doctor I ever had.
100

07/19/2017
The women that checked me in was not friendly at all and on the rude side.
100

07/01/2017
Always attentive; listens carefully to our input; seeks solutions for issues in a professional and caring manner.
100

06/14/2017
Very professional and courteous and knowledgeable.
100

06/09/2017
They have met all my needs
100

05/29/2017
Good
100

05/25/2017
Prompt, attentive.
100

05/25/2017
I had good experiences.
100

05/22/2017
Dr Yasharel was very attentive to my needs and the staff was very helpful. I am glad I came back to Providence Care.
100

05/15/2017
Professional,caring, pleasant and skilled.
100

05/10/2017
Just had a para-thyroid outpatient surgery [...] - I was very satisfied with care from all drs. & staff -
50

05/10/2017
He is really not trying to help me.
100

05/10/2017
My Dr is amazing. He is always concerned about me and takes his time talking to me about any concerns I might have.
100

05/07/2017
It is a pleasure to have Dr. yasharel as my PCP. He is awesome! And also the whole office staff, very professional!
100

05/04/2017
Dr. Yasharel was terrific! I had an allergic reaction & he saw me within a few hours of calling. He knew exactly what it was prescribed the correct medicine & it was gone within a week.
100

05/01/2017
very happy with dr yosharel
80

04/27/2017
I feel that my concern about my chest pains and family history doesnt matter to Providence.
100

04/18/2017
always a great experience.
50

04/05/2017
This was annual physical appointment. we could have spent more time understanding history of problems and a check list of items i wanted to ask.
40

04/03/2017
[...] Dr Yasharel's office staff are some of the most polite people I have ever met. My sciatica started flaring and I told Dr Yasharel that my pain was 10 out of 10. He gave me [...], which is standard, no issues there. This Dr is so conservative that I have had to go through pain and torture before he prescribed something stronger. I warned him that I needed something stronger. Every time in his office, it seems I have to beg to get something that works [...]. It's bloody embarrassing, and I should not have to do that. You can't take care of my pain doc? Send me to pain management [...]
 

03/30/2017
Dr. Yasharel is always attentive to my needs and concerns and offers viable solutions to my condition.
 

03/29/2017
Dr. Yasharel welcomed us with his warmth smile and care. He shared his wisdom with us in an understandable way.
 

03/22/2017
Dr. Yasheral is a fine Doctor I can trust to keep me healthy and happy. His office staff are terrific.
 

03/15/2017
I feel that I can trust my provider with any medical conditions that I may be faced with
 

03/01/2017
excellent Doctor and staff, thank you.
90

02/27/2017
He takes care to make sure I have related any and all of my needs. He then acts immediately on any remedial measures needed. I leave the office feeling good about the visit and my treatments
100

02/22/2017
Too difficult to make an appointment. If you want to make an appointment when calling, it is impossible. I've tried. Your answering message should reflect that it is mandatory to leave your phone number and wait for the call back. There is no choice.
100

02/14/2017
He is the "best!!"
100

02/13/2017
All the staffs who working in the Dr. Yasharel's office they are very nice. I'm very happy and thank you.
100

02/11/2017
all of my experiences with my provider have been excellent
100

01/26/2017
looooove my Dr!!!!
100

01/24/2017
very carring Doctor
70

01/11/2017
I have a bleeding sore on my chest and still haven't received my referral. I have a history of Basel cell carcinoma so I need referral ASAP
100

01/10/2017
Always feel at ease and get answers to all my concerns.
100

12/28/2016
I really like Dr. Yasharel. He takes time & listens to me.
90

12/26/2016
good job
100

12/21/2016
Consistently the best office with which I have been associated.
100

11/28/2016
Dr. Yasharel is an excellent doctor who cares about his patient and often keeps you in mind, even when you have left office.
20

11/25/2016
Dr Yasharel rushes me during my appointments. He refuses to give me referrals. I asked him for a referral to see a dermatologist because I thought I had skin cancer. For a year, he refused to give me the referral. Finally, after i insisted, he gave me the referral and said that he was giving it to me because if he didn't, I would keep bugging him for it. It turned out that I did have skin cancer.
100

11/23/2016
Dr. Yasharel is always very prompt, takes time to review my medical history, explains things in a very clear way and listens to my questions. I never feel rushed when he is with me.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Yasharel is caring,sensitive and concerned. His compassion for my total well-being during times of great personalstress and grief has been greatly appreciated.
100

11/08/2016
My doctor always takes time to answer all my questions & before I leave he always asks if I have any other questions or concerns.
80

11/06/2016
No problem in getting same day appointment. Emails answered in timely fashion,.
90

11/04/2016
l cannot get a referral for a Pap smear for another five years.
70

11/01/2016
Overall good experiences.
90

10/31/2016
if I didn't like the treatment I wouldn't be going to his office
100

10/30/2016
nothing but good things to say
100

10/30/2016
great group of professionals
100

10/28/2016
ALL PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE ARE GREAT!!!!
50

10/27/2016
I am a nurse practitioner myself , so I expected the doctor to check my BP himself since I have [...] taking medication should not rely on MA specially when the office not using BP machines and I was reading my own BP which was not what she said it was !!! my BP and lipid panel totally controlled for so many years of taking the same Meds however the provider wants me to have a visit every 6 months or he would not give me refills . I felt the doctor was so busy with his documentation on EMR with a big computer screen in the room with lack of eye to eye contact not paying much focus on me or my questions !!! then he tells me if I don't like every 6 months visit I should find another provider so much courtesy for another provider in health care
100

10/26/2016
Very impressed with the efficiency of the whole office.
100

10/26/2016
I could not be any more pleased with the excellent care I continue to receive from Dr. Yasharel!
100

10/26/2016
By the time that I finished seeing the doctor, my prescriptions were ready and any other referrals as well.
100

10/26/2016
Dr Yasharel found my prostate cancer!!! Referred me to a urologist who recommended biopsies. Based on the aggressive form of cancer [...], the urologist suggested treatment options. I chose robotic surgery and are now cancer-free......thanks completely to Dr. Yasharel's experienced hand recommending I see a urologist!!! Because of this relatively early detection during my annual wellness exam, I did not need chemo or radiation as the cancer had not spread. It is not an exaggeration to say that Dr. Yasharel saved my life as I know it!!
100

10/22/2016
always exceeds my expectations
100

10/22/2016
the Doctor is fabulous, he always make me feel important
100

10/20/2016
Dr.Yasharel is an excellent listener and works with me to obtain optimal health.
90

10/20/2016
Very happy with Dr. Yasharel.
100

10/17/2016
Dr. Yasharel is the best!!!!!
100

10/03/2016
i only have good experience with my provider.
100

09/28/2016
my doctor always takes time to answer any questions I have and he always asks at the end of my appointment if there is anything else I need to discuss. he's awesome!!!!
100

09/28/2016
We have always had excellent care when ever we have had any health concerns.
100

09/21/2016
state of the art, always looking to the future, always seeking improvement
90

09/21/2016
The attention is always great!!!
70

09/21/2016
I have been going to Dr. Yasharel for a few years now. He has always seemed very intelligent, caring and concerned with what ever I have brought up. I have never felt like he was in a hurry and/or he did not have time to listen to me. I have always left his office feeling like I was getting good and thorough care. When I went to see Dr. Yasharel the time before last, I had a list in my hand. I was told that he could only talk to me about 3 issues and that I'd have to make another appointment if I had more than that to talk about. [...] I felt rushed and could not think. I spoke as fast as I could. I did not feel like I was getting good care. [...]
100

09/21/2016
good
100

09/14/2016
Dr. Yasharel always answers my questions treats me with respect. I am always notified of lab results and needed medications by email and or phone.
80

09/09/2016
Satisfied
100

09/07/2016
Doctor Yasharel and his staff are very caring people. I am always satisfied with them.
100

09/06/2016
Dr . yasharel and asst. [...] are the dynamic duo !!! [...] is a nice addition making them a great trio. I have been coming to this team for 12+ years
100

09/01/2016
caring concerned ready to listen and respond easy to talk to good,information provided great doctor
100

08/30/2016
I think he is a really good doctor, and listens to what I have to say. he is honest when I ask questions and always explains things to me