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Dr. Akber Safi, MD

Internal Medicine*
4.2 (17)
Map Pin Small Poway, CA
Accepting new patients
33 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Akber Safi, MD

Dr. Akber Safi, MD is an Internist in Poway, CA. They specialize in Internal Medicine, has 33 years of experience. They graduated from Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Escondido. Dr. Safi, completed a residency at Winthrop - University Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Safi an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Safi works at North County Internists in Poway, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Secondary Hypertension and Secondary Renovascular Hypertension along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Safi's Office Locations

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    North County Internists
    15721 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 485-6644

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
  • Palomar Medical Center Poway
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido

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Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
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Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer

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Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Immunization Administration
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
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Pharyngitis
Shortness of Breath
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Wellness Examination
Abdominal Pain
Actinic Keratosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
ADHD and-or ADD
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Allergic Conjunctivitis
Anemia
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Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
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Ataxia
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Back Pain
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bronchitis
Bursitis
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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
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Dehydration
Diabetes
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Diabetes Type 2
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Diabetic Polyneuropathy
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Difficulty With Walking
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Dizziness
Dysentery
Dyslipidemia
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Eczema and Contact Dermatitis
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gout
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Heart Disease
Heartburn
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Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypogonadism
Hypothyroidism
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
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Kidney Infection
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leukocytopenia
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Low Back Pain
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Lyme Disease
Malaise and Fatigue
Malnutrition
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Muscle Weakness
Nasopharyngitis
Nausea
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Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Obesity
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Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteoporosis
Overweight
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Perimenopause
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Pneumonia
Polyneuropathy
Polyuria
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Potassium Deficiency
Proteinuria
Radiculopathy
Rash
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Ringworm
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Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Symptomatic Menopause
Testicular Dysfunction
Tinnitus
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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Urinary Stones
Vertigo
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Viral Infection
Vitamin D Deficiency
Wheezing
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    4.2
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    Based on 17 ratings
    Patient Ratings (17)
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    4 Star
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    About Dr. Akber Safi, MD

    Specialties*
    • Internal Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 33 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1215264189
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Winthrop - University Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • Winthrop - University Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Akber Safi, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Safi is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Safi accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Safi has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Safi has seen patients for Secondary Hypertension and Secondary Renovascular Hypertension, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Safi on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    17 patients have reviewed Dr. Safi. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Safi.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Safi, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Safi appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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