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Dr. Leila Hashemi

Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
22 years experience female

Locations

West LA VA/ UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Address

11301 Wilshire Blvd,, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

About

Bio

I'm an Internal medicine doctor with 14 years of experience, currently working at West LA VA. I'm an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA and teach at Medical School.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

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Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Persian

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
2.7K Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Muscle cramp: That could be 2/2 electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, overuse of muscle, injury to muscle, some medications like statin, depression med and birth cont... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Anxiety: Hi, uncontrolled Anxiety could cause a wide variety of physical symptoms including chest pain, abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, name it and anxiet... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Lactose intolerance: In some people as they grow older the ability to digest milk decreases and that could cause abdominal pain, bloating and gas production, try to drink ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Congestion: is this new? try to irrigated your nose with some salt water. You might want to consider seeing your provider if this problem continues to rule out o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Biotin : Biotin is a coenzyme for vitamin B group, we usually get enough vitamin B and Biotin from our diet and therefore it is unnecessary to take supplement.... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Hair loss: Hair loss is multifactorial including mineral and vitamin deficient, the way we care for our hair, medications, stress and of course genetic. Try to a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Nose fx: It's very well possible if it has not been fixed correctly and now has caused obstruction in the nose.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Bursitis?: You possibly have the inflammation of Olecranon bursa also called Olecranon Bursitis, which seemed to be chronic in your case, try not to lean on your... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Binaural beats: One small study showed relaxing effect, there are unproven use to treat smoking, anxiety, dieting and etc.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Exercise? : Have you started exercising? Lifting any weight? Do you recall any trauma? It seems your muscle is sore. Try hot/cold pack, Motrin if not better see ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Thrush?: The way you are describing the lesion I would think it's Thrush, a fungus infection, Not only the treatment needed for it, the cause for it needs to... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Bursitis?: Does it hurt when you sleep on side on your hip and Thigh? If that's the case you might have Trochanteric Bursitis. Read below: http://www.patient.... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Miscarriage: During pregnancy the BHCG doubles every 2-3 days until it reaches the maximum level by the 7-11 wk, so any drop in BHCG if is not a lab error is conce... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Anatomy: Are you a medical students? If so then there is no right or wrong way, whatever works for you to learn is the right way for you. Paying attention in c... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Weird : Why were you taking Metoprolol succinate twice a day? The whole point is because it's long acting you just need one dose a day. So you were on 100mg a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Not Normal: You have developed abnormal bleeding after your cycle, make sure you are not pregnant and this bleeding is the complication of a pregnancy, if not pre... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Bulging disc: Well, bulging disc is very common and therefore this is no predictive correlation between MRI finding and pain level. Please consult your provider i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Back pain: It could be due to scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, Malposition (the way you sit or walk), lack of exercise (therefore your muscles go to spasm ea... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Cough: you either have discharge from your nose to your throat which irritates it and causes the cough (due to allergy or sinusitis) or you could have acid r... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
WBC in stool: Hi, as I told you last time WBC in stool indicates inflammation like infection in bowel or inflammatory diseases like Crohn's dx, trust your doctor, i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Fibrocystic breast?: Fibrocystic changes are very common in women, it is composed of tissue that feels lumpy or rope-like in texture. Have you seen a provider?
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Weight loss: Please please see your Primary care provider. Having bone pain and losing weight are serious.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Pregnancy?: Hi, in sexually active women the most common cause of missed period is Pregnancy. Please take a home Pregnancy Test, if negative then see your doctor ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Eye irritation: wash the yes, don't leave the make up on over the night,don't use the eye make up after 3 months of opening them, do not sure with others your eye mak... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Weight loss: Hi, to lose weight you need to decrease calorie intake and adjust your diet to lower carb intake, more Protein and fiber. Also increase your activity,... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Biotin: Hi, Biotin is a cofactor for Vitamin B group and is water soluble and it excess can be excreted from body by kidney so I don't think it could cause an... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Low Testosterone: Hi, low Testosterone could cause problem with Mood, concenteration, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, decreased in bone density, decreased in Sperm count ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
See an MD ASAP: Hi, it's not normal to have all the reported symptoms above, and not way anyone can tell you what's going on without laying a hand on you and possibly... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Dyspareunia: Hi, pain during sex depends on at entry which could be 2/2 lack of lubrication, trauma, infection/inflammation and spasm of vagina or deep pain whic... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Making blood: If the bone marrow and kidneys are normal and iron storage is full it won't take long to rebuild the blood it's been lost. Our body make 2 million new... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
See a doctor: Hi please see a doctor to evaluate this, it could be as simple as a Hernia to more serious conditions.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Due date: The fundal height should match the gestational age, height less than 4 cm is worrisome. so answer to your question is yes.
A female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Sure: The ovulation could happen as early as day 5-7, the sperm can live inside up to 72 hours and egg can live up to 24 hours, so it is very possible.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Unlikely: Hi, it is very unlikely to become menopause at age 32, unless you have some diseases that can affect ovaries, as far as pain in vagina goes it could b... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
See an MD: Hi, with this little info it's too hard to know what is going on, I would suggest you see your provider for evaluation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Stress: Hi, doing a little bit of deep breathing goes a long way at your desk twice a day, try to focus on your breathing to increase your temperature. Also y... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Abdominal pain: Hi, there is a possibility that you have inflammation of the inner layer of stomach, called Gastritis, also ulcer is a possibility, you might have H. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Hi, you might have a fungus infection, please see a doctor to evaluate you and treat you. Be well.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Back pain: The best approach is to see your Primary care physician, S/He can diagnose you and tell you what would be the next step.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Plasma Cell: Where is this plasma cell, in Bone Marrow or blood? Do you have any other lab abnormalities like Anemia, high Calcium, Abnl kidney function, high Prot... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Vitamin b12: Hi, Yes, your Vitamin B12 is very good for a vegetarian, anything less than 250 is concerning. Be well.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Lymphocytosis: Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has done any peripheral smear? Any infectious or connective tissue work up? Although lymphocytosis is not a common side ef... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
You are fine: Most likely some of the water has gone to the wrong pipe but you should be fine. Be safe.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Pregnancy?: Although having period 2-4 days late or soon is normal but if you are sexually active then you need to do a pregnancy test.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Spotting: Spottings are very common and there is no reason for concern.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Retracted Eardrum: Hi, I believe your doc made a good diagnosis and offered a good treatment, it seems that your Eustachian tube is inflamed and that could be the cause... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Thyroid dysfunction: Hyperthyroidism has a wide variety of symptoms from losing weight, to skin changes, diarrhea, heat intolerance, heart problem which these should be su... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
No: There is no specific sign and symptoms for pregnancy, although you could have a starchy egg white discharge with pregnancy but the best way is to chec... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Pleurisy: Hi, it seems that you have Pleuritic chest pain which could be due to inflammation of rib cage or lung. Please see your provider for further evaluatio... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
CPK: Hi, Ck or CPK is found in striated muscle, heart tissue, and brain, damage to either can increase the level in blood, also thyroid imbalance could in... Read More

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Oct 15, 2014
Most people spend more time shopping for a new car than they select a physician. It's important to find a physician you trust and feel comfortable with. Dr. Leila Hashemi is the only one you need to k...Read More
Jul 28, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Hashemi to anyone needing her help as she seems to care deeply about her field of Internal Medicine. Great Physician and Colleague and asset to the community at HealthTap!
Jul 20, 2014
I endorse Dr. Hashemi. She clearly is very knowledgeable about internal medicine and medicine in general. She is making a significant contribution to the public via Healthtap.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Okay, so I am his sister, 18 years of age. I myself is telling him no, but I would like to hear what you think because he doesn't approve my suggestio
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Wat s meanin of dis I really upset i dnt kn in 5day to 11day my bleeding start n in 8days my bleedin brightred 11night my bleeding is stop pls rpl me
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2006

Residency

LLU
Completed 2009

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, First Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

ACP
acp fellow
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