“Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our patients with services spanning from preventive medicine to care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. Our philosophy is to treat our patients with a holistic approach while emphasizing both balance and tranquility between the mind, body, and spirit. Instead of focusing on alternative or western medicine, we emphasize tailored patient care to meet the needs of a diverse group of patients, while still providing a strong core standard of care. Our training as osteopathic physicians along with our affiliation with respected medical centers such as Providence Medical Centers and Cedar Sinai Medical Center, gives us the capability to offer the full range of diagnostic and treatment services. We are diverse in providing services not only in our office, but also throughout multiple hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and even in the comfort of your own home.”
– Our Philosophy
Behzad Souferzadeh, D.O.
Doctor Behzad Souferzadeh (aka “Soufer”) is a leading family medicine doctor in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles, CA, who brings a unique, holistic and individualized, patient-partner approach to care. Praised for both his expert skill and compassionate bedside manner, Dr. Soufer offers comprehensive treatment, management and preventative care for a wide variety of conditions and diseases including: depression, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, urgent care needs, asthma, and diabetes, as well as, routine screenings, such as pap smears and STD testing.
Doctor Soufer earned a B.S. in biochemistry at UCLA, followed by a medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM). He went on to complete a one-year internship at North Shore-LIJ Health System (now called Northwell Health) and a residency in family medicine at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Due to his exceptional patient care and medical knowledge, Dr. Soufer was appointed Chief Resident and taught both medical students and newly graduated physicians.
Upon completion of his medical training, Dr. Soufer joined the highly-respected, 25-year-old practice of one of his mentors. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Soufer continues to educate medical students as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California.
As a primary care physician, he has extensive experience in preventive medicine, chronic disease management, urgent care, and care for critically-ill, hospitalized patients. His osteopathic training and vast clinical work has shaped Dr. Soufer’s unique approach for providing individualized, holistic care that considers all aspects of a patient’s well-being: mind, body and spirit. Doctor Soufer takes great pride in the health of his patients and sees himself as a true partner in their wellness.
At his family practice, Dr. Soufer welcomes the opportunity to care for new patients in the Greater Los Angeles area. The office located in Sherman Oaks, CA accepts most major medical insurance plans.
Arash Nikamal, D.O.
Dr. Arash Nikamal (aka “Dr. Nik) joins the practice from New York, New York. He has years of experience in hospital medicine and urgent care medicine. Having lived in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, he prides himself in serving patients in the largest metropolitan communities in the country.
Earning his B.S. in biology from Loyola University Chicago, he then went onto medical school in Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine New York. Dr. Nik moved onto internship and residency at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital where he met Dr. Soufer. Dr. Nik joined Dr. Soufer as chief residents during their training together.
After residency, Dr. Nik spent 2 years working at Long Beach Memorial Hospital as a hospitalist. Serving the surrounding community allowed him to hone his skills treating highly acute patients in a level 2 trauma hospital. Dr. Nik now joins Dr. Soufer in their practice in Sherman Oaks.
Dr. Nik prides himself in being thorough yet focused in his medical care. He focuses on heart health, cholesterol management, diet and exercise planning, and diabetes management. Dr. Nik embraces new trends in medicine such as implementation of the Mediterranean and ketogenic diets to patients. He looks forward to continuing to serve the Sherman Oaks and surrounding areas of the San Fernando Valley and it’s patients with his robust and evolving medical expertise.
Alex Enzor, PA-C
Alexandra, “Alex”, Enzor is a board-certified physician assistant joining CHAP via Dallas, TX. She is looking forward to building a patient base in California as she joins the CHAP team. Her family and friends would describe her as passionate about family medicine and enthusiastic about building lasting relationships with her patients. Helping patients achieve their healthcare goals and leave happy and healthy is Alex’s top priority.
Receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English from Duke University and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX, Alex humbly boasts a well-rounded and comprehensive education. In her free time, she also enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, reading, and trying new restaurants with friends.