Iris Tamashiro, NP

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Iris received her Nursing Degree from the El Camino College of Nursing Program and practiced as a Labor and Delivery nurse for 33 years where she worked with both Dr. Richey and Dr. Ishimaru. She then decided to go back to school to continue her education and graduated from the Harbor UCLA Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program in 2006. Iris is a member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a disaster health care volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corp of Los Angeles, and speaks Spanish. As a good listener, Iris will spend the time to answer all of her patient's questions. Her approach is to treat patients with empathy and caring for each person as an individual. Her personalized care extends to returning calls as soon as possible and helping to obtain results or assist with refills. Iris has been married to her husband, Gene, for more than 30 years and they have three children. In her spare time, she enjoys arts and crafts.
Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Cigna HMO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
Board Certifications
  • National Certification Corporation, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the 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 with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (66 Ratings, 13 Comments)


I specified a pharmacy pharmacy and they sent it to the wrong one multiple times, even after I double checked. also I was given antibiotics 4 a certain test that was positive in office, and then I got a phone call saying that I tested negative for those things and I needed to switch antibiotics prolonging the amount of time that I was taking antibiotics all together. so I basically took a full week of antibiotics that I didn't even need to take. I am not happy about that. at the time I was thankful that they had the in-office test because I was able to get a prescription right away.

I was always take time with you and listens to your concerns.

keep up the good work. My visit to the OBGYN office was great. Everyone gave great service. Thank u.

I love Iris. She is knowledgeable and down to earth.

the nurse that I had called about my issue didn't listen enough but insisted that she knows what the doctor can and cannot do. It seems she has the last say. Very rude [...]

Iris Tamashiro was awesome. She's very information and took her time explaining thing to me.

While I did have an overall positive experience with my provider, I felt like the rest of my experience at the office was very poor. I was rushed through the office throughout the experience. I felt the provider was being rushed from one appointment to another without the time or ability to truly have a complete appointment with the flexibility to talk about any questions or concerns I may have had. I was rushed through the check-in process without the ability or time to finish my paperwork (even though I arrived very early to my appointment), and no one seemed to notice or care that the paperwork was left unfinished. [...] The overall experience felt like a rushed clinic with little attention payed to each individual patient, as opposed to just a number being shuffled through as quickly as possible. More significantly, it felt like this type of office would make it very easy for mistakes to be made, go unnoticed and potentially lead to negative outcomes. While my general experience with the provider herself was not bad, the rest of the experience was very poor, and would therefore greatly influence my recommendation to someone else about this office.

Dr. I stayed after her last patient to see me. Her nurse practitioner also stayed late to see me in follow-up. thank you ladies for the kindness and sensitivity,

I had to wait an hour - most of it in a packed and very loud waiting room. I found the whole situation to be very stressful and am not at all happy that my providers are not part of this very large group.

love the office!

Very courteous but need to work to reduce waiting time.

I am very pleased with how my first appointment went with with Dr. Iris. She was very courteous, quickly made me feel at ease, and answered all the questions and concerns I had.

I like the doctors and staff the office I visit. the office wasn't so clean when I visited last time. A nurse told me that she called me too many times in the waiting room and I was there entire time (I arrived before my appointment time and was called after 20mins of my appointment time). The nurses rolled her eyes like I wasn't listening. It wasn't a present feeling
PMI Torrance OB-GYN
20911 Earl Street Suite 220
Torrance, CA 90503