From a young age, Dr. Etemad knew she wanted to become a health care advocate, with a strong desire for the knowledge and awareness to improve people’s lives. Compassion and social responsibility were the lessons she learned through her grandfather’s many stories as a military and community healthcare provider. As an Orange County native, Dr. Etemad is thrilled to provide high quality care for her local community.
Dr. Etemad chose family medicine as it allows her to deliver continuity of care for her patients. She enjoys building relationships with patients while helping them prevent illness and promote their best quality of life. With areas of interest in preventative and integrative medicine, Dr. Etemad is a board certified family medicine physician who believes in treating the whole person and promoting community wellness.
Dr. Etemad completed her family medicine residency at University of California, Irvine and earned her medical degree at Creighton University School of Medicine. During her residency, she completed supplementary training in Integrative Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Etemad received a Master of Science in Global Medicine from Keck School of Medicine at USC.
“As a physician you’re a life-long learner and educator. I enjoy teaching patients, as well as listening and learning from my patients,” expresses Dr. Etemad. “My favorite part of my job is getting to know my patients and watching them improve their health and quality of life. I believe that shared decision making is essential for patient care. Ultimately my role is to provide information and to educate my patients. Together we can create a personalized treatment plan.”
While away from the office, Dr. Etemad savors spending time in the kitchen with her family and learning new recipes. She also enjoys exploring the world with her husband.