Your and your family’s health is incredibly important, and when it comes to doctors, you want to be secure in knowing you are in the right hands. This year’s Top Doctors have the qualifications and reputation to give you the security of knowing your health is not only important to them, but a priority. WestCoast Magazine’s 2016 Top Doctors & Health Professionals highlight the best healthcare professionals in our local communities, all nominated through a process that included peer nomination, independent research and a panel review of all nominated candidates.
These doctors are not only highly trusted and respected by a number of people, but also exhibit exemplary patient care and practice. From a family friendly atmosphere to knowledge and outstanding experience, these Top Doctors put the ‘care’ in healthcare! Each doctor on this list has unique qualifications, quality education, and a reputation that is hard to beat.
They are professional, compassionate, attentive, composed and ensure that their clients only receive top quality care. Their willingness to go above and beyond make these doctors stand out in their field. WestCoast Magazine’s 2016 Top Doctors & Health Professionals have the qualifications, experience and dedication to help you and your family live a long healthy life. We are proud to introduce you to the best health professionals in your community.
Top Cosmetic Surgeon
Specialties: Cosmetic Surgery
“I have nothing but praise for Dr. Farzaneh and his staff. He is such a genuine, caring and honest doctor…I thank you Dr. Farzaneh for caring and for giving me a life-changing positive experience.” –Daisy, Dr. Farzaneh’s Patient
Dr. Babak Farzaneh’s philosophy is planted in outstanding patient care. He thinks of each patient as a member of his family, and uses that perspective to go beyond what is expected of him as a cosmetic surgeon. As a doctor who prides himself on his quality of care, Dr. Farzaneh enlists the aid of his wife, Cathleen, to ensure the comfort, stability, and satisfaction of his patients. Cathleen oversees daily operations and business development. She creatively manages and coordinates all patient-related functions, balances public relations, and is successful in the sales and marketing departments.
Dr. Farzaneh and his wife are a unique team who open up their hearts to an extraordinary family of patients who regularly shower them with praise. The loving duo goes above and beyond the call of duty to not only deliver the impeccable cosmetic results their patients deserve – but also to make sure they are cared for throughout their entire experience.
Patients of Dr. Farzaneh receive kindness, compassion, and gentle care, from the initial consultation to their recovery period. Once you have experienced his empathetic, family-oriented, professional, and caring environment, you’ll have a lifelong doctor who not only cares about your results, but how it makes you feel.
About Babak Farzaneh, M.D, F.A.C.S.
Dr. Farzaneh is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where he obtained dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry. In 2001, he obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Farzaneh served his residency in general and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital and Shock Trauma Unit, where he was awarded the coveted designation of “intern of the year.”
Subsequently, Dr. Farzaneh completed an additional two-year fellowship in facial and body cosmetic surgery under the directorship of Dr. Howard Tobin, past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. During the fellowship, he trained intensively in aesthetic breast surgery, body contouring and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Farzaneh is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a proud diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and The American Board of Maxillofacial Surgery. He is involved in the county medical society and serves on the legislative committee of San Bernardino Medical society. Over the past two years, he has completed over 300 hours of continuing education courses focused on cosmetic surgery to stay abreast of all new advances in this field.
Dr. Farzaneh has a deep desire to help the community through sponsorship of The Let It Be Foundation and Women on the Move, as well as helps with organizations that assist disadvantaged children, and continues to support the amnesty international. His amazing wife, Cathleen Wu Farzaneh, is an accomplished business major and an esteemed graduate from the Theatre Arts College of Shanghai, China. She assisted her husband in founding True Care Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in 2015, and she has worked alongside Dr. Farzaneh since 2010. The two make an extraordinary team that complement the business and take care of each patient with tender love and care.
True Care Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa
4511 Chino Hills Parkway, Suite A, Chino Hills, CA 91709 • (855) 764-7071 • www.truecarecs.com
Top Cosmetic Dentist
Specialties: Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
Dr. Arthur T. Forrest, DDS practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from celebrity, white, porcelain veneers to dental implants and restorative white crowns. Since he has been in private practice dentistry for over 30 years, Dr. Forrest can successfully correct a wide variety of dental problems with a number of sedation options for your ultimate comfort. His authentic practice is located exclusively in Chino and focuses on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Forrest continues to seek the ultimate wisdom in his field by taking advanced training in various aspects of Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, and is often invited to speak at international dental conventions.
Statistics show that only 5% of general dentists perform adult and children fixed braces orthodontics. Aside from that, only 3% of general dentists do actual surgical implant placements. Merely 20% of general dentists restore with implant restorative treatments. Less than 15% of general dentists perform soft tissue reconstructive and bone regenerative periodontal surgery. Just 35% of general dentists do all phases of endodontic root canal therapy including surgery. Less than 10% of general dentists do 100% of their restorative fillings with technique-sensitive, white-filling materials. These statistics exemplify why Dr. Forrest is such an extraordinary dentist because he does it all! The fact that he takes the time to do each and every one of these procedures and is qualified to perform them all speaks volumes about his integrity, expertise, and talent.
The use of IV Sedation in dentistry is carefully regulated by the Dental Board of California. To perform these advanced sedative techniques, special university training and clinical experience are required. The educational standards are set by the American Dental Association’s “Guidelines for Teaching the Comprehensive Control of Anxiety and Pain in Dentistry.” The educational and special equipment requirements are so stringent that less than 1% of general dentists in California have a permit to perform the procedures. Prior to the issuance of a Conscious Sedation Permit, the office must be specially equipped with emergency equipment and drugs. An in-office inspection is required of each dentist issued a permit. Dr. Forrest has been granted a Conscious Sedation Permit to perform this advanced sedative technique.
Dr. Forrest has three top treatment goals for every patient. His first goal is that he wants his patients to look as natural and beautiful as possible. Second, he wants his patients to feel good and function properly with their dental restorations. Lastly, he wants their dental restorations to be securely built and to be long-lasting.
When you leave Dr. Forrest’s office, you’ll feel like you left the spa. A full day is typically reserved for only one patient in the office and includes:
- Aviation Quiet Stereo Headphones
- Massaging Chair Pads
- Digital X-Ray
- Paraffin Hand Treatment
- Intra-Oral Camera
- Refreshments & Lip Conditioner
- Cozy Blankets
In addition to patient care, Dr. Forrest has taught advanced training and continued education to other dentists, including international dentists. He has spent the last three decades performing hundreds of smile makeovers and thousands of veneer procedures.
About Dr. Forrest
Dr. Forrest is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry, and has been in private practice dentistry for 30 years. He specializes in quality, dental restorative excellence with esthetic harmony. Dr. Forrest is a member of: American Dental Association; California Dental Association; Tri-County Dental Association; National Dental Association; American Academy of Implant Dentistry; International Congress of Oral Implantologists; Pacific Coast Implant Study Club; Inland Cosmetic Dentistry Study Group; International Dental Federation E-mail Group; and Dr. Robert Adams Orthodontic Study Group.
The three organizations in which he is proudest: The USC Dental Alumni Association, where he was the Past President (1997-98); The Angel City Dental Society, where he was also the Past President (1997-99); and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, International Honor Society.
13721 Roswell Ave., Suite C, Chino, CA 91710 • (909) 627-8544 • www.thecelebritysmile.com
Top ADHD Specialist
Specialties: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD)
Dr. Ferrari’s practice offers a unique form of treatment (Neurofeedback, EEG-Biofeedback) which is an effective, side effect-free, non-drug alternative for the treatment of many disorders which are typically thought to be solely treated with medication. Common disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD), high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, Chronic Depression and Anxiety, and Sleep Disorders can be treated in a superior fashion through Neurofeedback without the need for medication. Typically, training with Neurofeedback consists of 30 sessions of 30-minute lengths each. Training sessions of at least twice per week are recommended. Once treatment is complete, no further training is necessary.
People often wonder if everyone can be successful with Neurofeedback, and the answer is YES! Most people are great candidates for re-training certain parts of the brain to promote function and focus. Statistics concur that approximately 85% of people with these disorders, through proper training, can bring about a successful correction. Dr. Ferrari uses his experience and knowledge to help clients attain a level of normalcy that they’ve never felt before. His approach has helped thousands of adults and children regain function and perform their work while being calm, alert and focused. Dr. Ferrari’s quality care allows clients to regain their lives and provide hope for the future.
ADHD Symptoms Include:
- Difficulty working independently
- Not following instruction
- Often interrupting
- Talking excessively •Being easily distracted
Other Services Provided:
- Mild-Moderate Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Learning Disorders
- Chronic Anxiety/Depression
About Dr. Stephen A Ferrari
Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari is the Director of Alta Neuro-Imaging Neurofeedback. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology, and is certified in Neurofeedback. He specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD), Mild to Moderate Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Depression, Chronic Anxiety, and Peak Performance Training. Dr. Ferrari has been in practice in Orange County for over 18 years, and has conducted hundreds of seminars on many disorders. He has authored a plethora of articles on multiple disorders and is a frequent speaker on these issues at local and regional educational and psychological conferences.
Alta Neuro-Imaging Neurofeedback
1075 Yorba Place, Suite 105, Placentia, CA. 92870 • (714) 990-6536 • www.ocbiofeedback.com
Top Health Restoration Specialist
Specialties: Neuromuscular Therapy & Hypnotherapy
Cyndi Boyd is a health restoration specialist whose expertise in a plethora of fields gives her a unique advantage in treating pain. For over 20 years, Cyndi Boyd has devoted herself to treating difficult chronic and acute pain in adults and children. The techniques she specializes in not only eliminate deep tissue muscle and tendon pain, but also increase peak performance for both athletes and non-athletes. Cyndi is successful because she seeks to find the core of the problem – and she utilizes her medical background, training, intuition and humor to bring about the fully realized integration of mind and body. As a health restoration specialist, she addresses soft tissue in the body where the pain resides. She has a natural talent to assist the body in finding its ideal alignment. By using her neuromuscular and CoreAlign knowledge base, she helps her clients find optimal movement patterns to increase energy in daily activities.
Cyndi works with her clients, particularly those recovering from an injury, in individualized sessions so she may better focus on their specific current needs and future goals. Cyndi believes in addressing the whole body to bring back optimal movement patterns. Her philosophy is that she wants people to be free from the chains of their pain. Her treatments can not only help you regain the motion into the injured area, but also eliminate the pain. Let Cyndi Boyd help you take back your life!
• Personal training to enhance athletic excellence.
• Injury rehabilitation for athletes.
• Core strengthening routines to improve whole-body movement.
• Visualization routines designed to assist integration of mind and movement.
• Retraining inefficient movement patterns to achieve optimum performance.
• Increased flexibility and coordination.
• Pathways and encouragement to facilitate spiritual growth and reinforce personal drive, determination and discipline.
• Reach peak body confidence levels.
• Innate talent coached to mature into well-practiced responses.
• Natural, drug-free program – body, mind and will are motivated to improve total commitment to personal care and success.
About Cyndi Boyd, CMT
Cyndi Boyd got an early start at gaining practical experience by working with physical therapists and chiropractors. Her talent guided her to ultimately become a lead massage therapist for a prominent Orange County Chiropractor. She put a capital A in ambition, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from University of La Verne and a Bachelor’s of Natural Health Science in Clinical Nutrition. Following her studies, she sought specialized training focused on concentrated spinal rehabilitation. Cyndi also became a Certified Hypnotherapist, and an Esthetician who specializes in the use of LPG therapy. She is currently the devoted President and Founder of Optimal Health Restoration, where she educates and treats patients with muscular skeletal alignment techniques and core symmetry.
Optimal Health Restoration
Chino Hills, CA • (909) 816-6841 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.optimalhealthrestoration.com
Specialties: Periodontics & Implant Surgery
Dr. Armen Mardirossian is a compassionate and intelligent periodontist. With over 15 years’ experience in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Mardirossian has the knowledge it takes to serve his community in an amazing way. Dr. Mardirossian has placed more than 5000 implants, and to say that his patients are satisfied is an understatement. His specialties in periodontal and implant surgery give his clients a gorgeous, confident, and permanent smile. The services he provides with outstanding care are bone grafting, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, full mouth implants, gummy smiles and crown lengthening, non-surgical treatment methods, periodontal surgery, periodontics, ridge preservation, as well as specializing in soft tissue and peri-implant disease.
Dr. Mardirossian goes above and beyond to assist his clients in making their smile come true. In addition, he and his extraordinary office staff are committed to providing nothing shy of excellence in patient care. Working with the referring practitioner on a continuing basis, he assures his patients maintain the highest level of care in a relaxing, warm and caring environment. Dr. Mardirossian’s experience, knowledge, and heart for his patients is what makes him a top periodontist.
As a Board Certified Periodontist, he is constantly seeking more experience and maintains membership with a plethora of professional organizations, as he continues to expand his periodontal knowledge. These organizations include: American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy Osseointegration, Tri-County Dental Society, California Dental Association and American Dental Association. As a Faculty member of Western University, and an Associate Professor of College of Dental Medicine, he is highly respected and passes on his gift of wisdom that continues to help people all over the globe.
- Offering IV Sedation
- Most Insurance accepted
- Board Certified Periodontist
- Board Certified Surgical Facility
About Dr. Armen Mardirossian
Dr. Mardirossian accomplished his dental degree from The Royal London Hospital Medical College, University of London, England, in 1991; achieved his Specialty residency training in Periodontics & Dental Implants at the University of Southern California in 2000; and went on to acquire his Master’s degree in Craniofacial Biology from the University of Southern California in 2000.
He is well-versed in being an author, as well, with many published articles in the Journal of Periodontal Research and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. In 2000, he was honored by being a recipient of the California Society of Periodontology Outstanding Research Award. It is no question that he is one of the best periodontists in Southern California.
Paseo Del Sol Medical Center
13197 Central Ave., Suite 201, Chino, CA 91710 • (909) 613-1366 • www.scperioimplant.com
Top ER Doctor
Dr. James Rhee, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAAEM
James Rhee, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAAEM, the Emergency Medical Director at Corona Regional Medical Center, is board-certified in toxicology, which is caring for those with conditions related to chemicals, and overdoses, complications and abuse of drugs. A specialty usually only found at academic medical centers, toxicology is of increasing importance in the hospital emergency room.
Corona Regional Medical Hospital brought in an ER staff that includes 18 physicians and 12 advanced practice providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to make sure the hospital can commit to the importance of patient/doctor interaction. Since the number of patients visiting the Emergency Department is increasing, Dr. Rhee is dedicated to patients receiving the highest quality of care.
The new Emergency Department facility will be larger and has room for more staff to maintain seamless care, from the time a patient arrives until he or she is released. Corona Regional has a strong affiliation with UC Irvine and is collaborating with UC Irvine Health at every level, including the ER.
Both the team at Corona Regional and UC Irvine Health make every decision based on their number one priority: patient care. Dr. Rhee feels that people don’t just want quality health care, they want to be treated with respect and they want to be heard. He stresses that nothing compares to the undivided attention of a physician who cares about what a patient is saying and who understands what his or her symptoms might mean. It is this kind of teamwork and compassion that represents the high standard that Dr. James Rhee and his Emergency Department team achieve at Corona Regional Medical Center.
Corona Regional Medical Center
800 S. Main St., Corona, CA 92882 • (951) 737-4343 • www.coronaregional.com
Specialties: Critical Care, Soft Tissue Surgery, Ultrasonography & Dentistry
Loving Hands Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and offers routine medical, surgical, and dental care, as well as emergency care for your pet. Dr. Darlene Sanchez has years of experience treating a wide variety of cases ranging from routine pet wellness care to serious life-threatening emergency conditions. At Loving Hands Animal Hospital, Dr. Sanchez’s goal is to provide a loving and caring environment with the comfort of home, high quality individualized medicine, excellent client communication and superb customer service. In addition to veterinary care, Loving Hands Animal Hospital offers cat and dog boarding as well as a full-service grooming facility. It is a place where you can be sure that you and your pet get the utmost care, consideration, treatment options, and service from the heart. Dr. Sanchez recognizes the fact that pets are family too and takes pride in treating each animal as if they were her own.
About Dr. Darlene O. Sanchez
Dr. Darlene O. Sanchez is a proud mother of three, and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Loving Hands Animal Hospital, Inc. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Pre Veterinary Animal Science from Cal Poly, Pomona in 2005 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2009. Her professional interests include critical care, soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography and dentistry. Dr. Sanchez is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). She has written numerous articles pertaining to veterinary medicine and has volunteered for many organizations. Her dedication to her practice and animals ensures she gives each family pet quality care.
Loving Hands Animal Hospital
4108 Edison Ave. Suite 111, Chino, CA 91710 • (909) 591-CARE (2273) • Text # (909) 270-7277 • www.lovinghandsanimalhospital.com
Sadat and Raana Sidky
Med-Plaza Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy owned by Sadat and Raana Sidky, who are devoted to serving the individual needs of their patients. Their mission is to ensure the quality of their patients’ health and to provide a loving and warm family atmosphere. Many pharmacies are impersonal, but Sadat and Raana work to keep their focus on personal service and care with each patient.
Both Sadat and Raana are licensed pharmacists, certified immunizers, travel health counselors and medication therapy management pharmacists. With all the benefits, the most important aspect of their business is providing a personal experience for every client that is stress-free, compassionate and authentic.
With over 20 years of experience between the two, Sadat and Raana’s goal for Med-Plaza Pharmacy was to bring back the culture of a local drug store, where people feel comfortable talking to their pharmacist. They have created a pharmacy that not only fills prescriptions accurately, but is also a place where individuals truly understand their condition and are given proper resources to better manage their health. They encourage everyone to ask any questions they may have, as their goal is to care for families for generations to come. At Med Plaza Pharmacy, you’re part of a family who cares.
Med Plaza Pharmacy
3110 Chino Ave., Ste 100, Chino Hills, CA 91709 • (909) 465-6562
Dr. Vanessa Taylor
Chino Hills Podiatry offers a full array of podiatric services to ensure their patients maintain healthy feet. Their services include: local family foot care, pediatric and geriatric services, acute foot and ankle fractures, injuries and sports medicine. From preventative treatments to correctional surgery, as well as limited in-home care for the disabled, Dr. Vanessa Taylor works to ensure overall health and maintenance of both the feet and ankles. Kind, compassionate and hard-working, Dr. Taylor and her staff excel at quality care by keeping the office equipped with everything that will guarantee patients come back with a smile.
Vanessa Taylor, D.P.M., is a tremendously accomplished woman. She excelled in education by graduating from University of California, Irvine with a double Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology in 1992. She also went on to graduate with honors from California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1998. Her residency included a one year internship at Los Angeles USC County Hospital and one year of podiatric surgery at Chino Valley Medical Center. She is board qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and was certified in 2005, and she became a Diplomate in 2008.
Chino Hills Podiatry
15944 Los Serranos Country Club Drive, Suite 130, Chino Hills, CA 91709 • (909) 287-0677 • www.chinohillspodiatry.net
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Top Family Dentistry
Dr. Wing Chung
Want a dentist visit that’s out of the ordinary? Dr. Wing Chung aims to provide his patients with a fun, unique dental experience the moment you walk in the door. After years of building a reputation in West Covina, Dr. Chung has opened his second office in Chino that combines his passion for dentistry with his love of Disney. With themed dental rooms, props and more, Dr. Chung drew inspiration for a Disney-themed office when he became a member of the cast at Disneyland – yes, you can find him paddling on a canoe around “Pirate Island” on the weekends!
Before his dream of combining his two passions came to life, Dr. Chung attended Loyola University in Chicago, where he obtained his dental degree. With over 18 years’ experience as a family dentist, Dr. Chung was also a clinical instructor for the Pasadena City College dental program. His décor, personality and love for family create an inviting atmosphere that helps lighten the mood during what can be a stressful situation. Also a dentist, Dr. Chung’s son, William Chung, assists with patients and helps increase the family atmosphere in their office. Soon, William’s brother will be graduating and the trio will make their fun office the second happiest place on earth!
13197 Central Ave., Chino, CA 91710 • (909) 627-8501 • www.docchung.com