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Meet David Filsoof of Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Filsoof.

David, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
13 years of training and I got my first real job. Of course, one is never ready to be responsible for taking care of patients’ lives and wellbeing despite how many years of studying and training. But in March of 2015, I landed my dream job and joined forces at Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California.

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia to immigrant parents from Iran. My father left when he was 18 in search of a better life and completed his education and became a successful attorney and real estate developer. My mother left her whole life behind in 1979 during the Iranian Revolution, never to return back home. My parents met in 1980 and married after several months of dating. I was born shortly after at the end of 1981. I spend my youth in Atlanta and was brought up with strict Jewish Persian values. My parents were tough but loving and strived to give me and my siblings a better life than they had. Sadly in 1987 they divorced and my mother and younger brother moved to Los Angeles where all her family was living and she has remained there ever since. My parents are both happily remarried now.

I finished my schooling in Los Angeles and then moved around six or seven times after for all my training and post college education and finally returned back home in 2015. I’ve had the privilege of living in New York, Houston, Jacksonville, Cincinnati, London, and Nairobi until now.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to become a physician. It might be because I was first born in a Persian Jewish family where all sons become doctors or lawyers, or because I was always fascinated in the sciences. I have a double passion for music and the piano. When I was younger I would often practice five to six hours a day only stopping when the neighbors would complain its past midnight. For the longest time I struggled with either being a physician or a musician. I don’t define a person by his profession and one’s profession could change several times in the course of a lifespan. Originally, I wanted to be a concert pianist. I got as far as studying music in college at Emory University and graduate school at Juilliard from 2005 – 2007. One summer I was attending a music conservatory in North Carolina when I was 15 and the professor said, “you might as well do something easier like become a doctor”, and that’s exactly what I ended up doing.

Fortunately, I am blessed to be given the opportunity to be a healer. My training has spanned more than a decide and during that time I have witnessed miracles, tragedies and everything in between. Currently I am an associate at the Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California where I treat patients in office and admit patients at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Has it been a smooth road?
My success was not without their struggles and setbacks. I look at a long resume full of accomplishment, but to the stranger the failures are not disclosed. My challenges and obstacles were/are endless but they helped shape my character and my failures made my successes only sweeter. I was told I wasn’t smart enough, wasn’t strong enough, wasn’t talented enough, wasn’t good enough. I didn’t care, I kept trying and trying like the little engine that could. I have made many sacrifices to get here including being away from family for years and years, giving up sleep and a normal weekday cycle, working 30-40 hour stretches and 100 hour weeks, endless exams, constant criticism, bad outcomes, several moves, and huge debt. In the end, it was worth the struggle.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Cardiovascular medical group of Southern California is a full service medical practice that provides the most cutting-edge care in a personalized environment. Our expert team is comprised of 11 doctors who specialize in all aspects of cardiovascular care and internal medicine. All physicians are respected experts in their respective sub specialties of cardiology allowing the group to manage a wide range of simple and complex diseases. Our physicians are readily accessible to patients with the goal ore preserving a unique physician-patient relationship. The medical group offers a full diagnostic blood laboratory on site, an exercise treadmill, SPECT Nuclear perfusion camera, Computed Tomography Scanner, and Echocardiogram Ultrasound. Most procedures are performed in our office, which comprises four floors of the Camden arts building in Beverly Hills.

Our surgeries are performed at the renowned Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Cardiovascular medical group is a unique practice that uses technology to provide patients a secure and convenient access to their electronic medical records and an ability to contact physicians via email portal to answer any questions or concerns about their condition and treatment from anywhere in the world.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
As a physician, I value punctuality. Oftentimes, physicians have a poor reputation for being late. I strive to always be on time and see patients at their dedicated appointment times. I realize we are all busy and have places to be and things to do in our modern new age world. I space my appointment slots to allow ample time for patients and in between patients to review records and answer phone calls. As a person of virtue and strict moral conduct, I totally dislike entitlement. There is no special treatment, period. You only deserve what you work for. My parents always taught me there’s no such thing as free lunches and you get what you put in.

Pricing:

  • Coronary Calcium Score: 350
  • Coronary Angiogrma: 1500
  • Alivcor EKG Monitor: 100

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