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We are staffed by a team of health care practitioners, with specialization in preventive care and wellness. That is one of the many things that sets Friends of Family Health Center apart from other facilities.
By focusing on giving you the utmost in preventive care, we can help ease many of your worries when it comes to your health. From monitoring your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, to informing you about the latest in cancer prevention methods, our team is fully capable of helping you maintain your health.
Family & Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
English and Farsi
Dr. Rouhani has over 30 years of experience in primary care, he believes in preventive medicine and promotion of health. Dr. Rouhani believes that patients should actively be involved in decision making for their health and treatment and that healthcare should be changed from a business model to a service model. Currently residing in Orange County, he loves painting, calligraphy, enjoying the arts and classical music. Dr. Rouhani has two daughters, one who is a biomedical engineer and the other in medical school. He speaks English and Farsi fluently.
English, Mandarin, Taiwanese
Dr. Liu is an experienced family doctor. Dr. Liu’s patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define her as a provider. Dr. Liu is determined to help her patients understand their own health so they can be well informed when making important health decisions. Dr. Liu treats diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, lower back pain, trigger point injection, Diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure and urinary track infection, etc. Dr. Liu also performs pap smear and annual physical examination.
Doctor Liu’s Education and training: Medical School - A.T. Still University, Kirksville, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Highlands Regional Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine, Moberly Regional Medical Center (Internship).
Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
English and Farsi
Dr. Haghnegahdar was born in Boston, MA. She obtained her Medical Degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Later She continued her graduate medical education at the University of California, Riverside, where she graduated from Internal medicine Residency Program. She is a faculty member and medical consultant at Kaplan Medical, an expert in USMLE exam preparation, residency and Match application. Her valuable pieces of advice have helped many US and International Medical Graduates get into their desired residency program in the United States. She has served as the President of the Iranian American Medical Association- California Chapter, from 2012 – 2016 and as Vice President from 2016 – 2019. Also has an extensive research background and has published several articles in the field of medicine. When not busy at the clinic, Dr. Haghnegahdar enjoys swimming, playing the piano, and ballroom dancing. She is fluent in Farsi and English.
Dr. Nielsen is a Board-Certified Pediatric Physician, who offers a compassionate, modern and detail-oriented view into patient care and is passionate about the safety, health, and well-being of kids: “Children are the future!” She has extensive education from the University of California, Irvine in public health sciences and public health policy, where she competed collegiately in Cross Country and Track & Field. She then earned her medical degree at the University of Arizona, Tucson and received distinction in Integrative Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center where she received awards in Advocacy and Humanism. After residency, she gained additional experience as an Attending Physician for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital of Orange County in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Outside of medicine, she enjoys running, hiking, curling, swimming and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
English and Farsi
Dr. Jafari is a licensed counseling Psychologist (PSY-29184). He has over 15 years of experience providing psychological services to children, adults and couples. Dr. Jafari received his Bachelor of Arts from Saint Leo University. He continued to pursue his Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University and his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University).
Dr. Jafari utilizes evidence-based approaches that are grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Health Psychology to help individuals navigate through difficult life situations and to lead more satisfying lives. In addition to providing psychological assessments and psychotherapy, Dr. Jafari is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Areas of expertise include treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, adjustment issues and issues regarding substance abuse, weight management, self-esteem, relationships, family problems, and cultural concerns.