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Ian TARAS MD
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Karen (Patient) 11-25-2013
Dr. Taras.......is AMAZING!!!!!!!! He is the most caring, helpful, and intelligent doctor you could ever wish for. He always takes the time to make sure his patients understand what is wrong and that there might be more than one treatment available. He doesn't make you feel rushed when you are in his office and always goes the extra mile for his patients. I wish every doctor could be like dr. Taras!!!!

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Jamie M (Patient) 04-10-2013
Dr. Taras is the most amazing obgyn dr. I've ever had and will probably ever have, he is gentile kind and caring. He has saved my life in many ways, I'm 32 yrs old he has been my dr. Since I was 15 he was a blessing!!! I highly recommend him not to mention the sweetest staff and very clean office !! Hope this helps you with picking a dr. I promise you will not regret it he's the best!!
Jamie M

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Amy E. (Patient) 03-06-2013
Dr. Ian Taras is an amazing doctor and person. I am fortunate to have known Dr. Ian since he became a doctor. His father, Dr. Edward Taras HIGHLY recommended his son as his successor to his practice. I was sold simply because Dr. Ed spoke so highly of him. I had the great pleasure of having Dr. Ian deliver all three of my girls, naturally and no drugs. He has been respectful of my wishes to be natural and do as much as I can with natural remedies.
Recently, I have had a minor surgery with him. I had no fear and had the utmost confidence in him. He answered all my questions and has a true Gift of putting people's minds at ease. I think his calm and caring way helps me and all his patients put fear aside and let's our minds be at ease. I am so fortunate to have him as my doctor.
I have recommended him and I would recommend him to anyone!!

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Lynne (Patient) 03-02-2013
I am so grateful that I was referred to Dr. Taras! From the very first meeting, he made me feel comfortable and at ease. I wanted to learn more about BIo Identical Hormones & also wanted a doctor who supported my wishes to help my menopause symptons as naturally as possible. Dr Taras spent at least 2hrs w/me & went over my medical history as well as he wanted to know about my personal life and how that was effecting me Everything he has recommended for me to take or do has worked wonderfully. I am so much better emotionally because of his prescriptions as well I had been going thru hormonal hell for so many years. He is the only Dr I know that even when he was out of town, emailed me w/in 24hrs(only because he was on a plane & couldn't get to me sooner) He put my mind at ease re the problem I had. He is warm, caring, thoughtful, thorough, professional, and light-hearted. I was nervous going to a male gyn. & he immediately put my concerns at rest. His office staff are just like him, very warm, soothing, and professional. I feel so fortunate I get to use him as my GP too. Just recently I was sooo sick and as busy as he is, they got me in to see him. I got better w/in 24hrs. His office provides quick results re labwork, and Dr Taras followed up with the most detailed email to recapture all of his recommendations because I couldn't remember everthing. He is a GIFT, Down to Earth, Family Man, and Amazing Doctor who goes a million miles for all his patients. Everyone I have referred to him says the same thing He also had let me know that he has a family history with "breast cance", and had the "bc'gene as well. He leads BC Walks, I was worried that by using BIH it might effect my families cancer genes in me. He assured me it wouldn't! I trust him completely! Dr Taras's business ethics are superior to anyone I know. You will be as happy as all of us are! I guarantee it:)

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Kelly S (Patient) 02-21-2013
Dr. Taras is an excellent doctor. My teenager had a problem. He made accommodations to fit her in his already busy schedule, spent a tremendous amount of time with us explaining his thought process. We had a question, emailed him and received a quick and thorough response. Aside from being amazing at diagnosing and solving problems, his bedside manner (teenagers can be quite shy) was so appreciated. If you want intelligent, kind and caring look no further!

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Lisa (Patient) 02-18-2013
I was referred to Dr. Taras by a good friend of mine and I can't tell you how happy I am to have found him. My past gynocologist had retired after seeing him for 30 years and did not think I could find a doctor to measure up to him. Well I found him. He is so kind and caring and really listens to what you have to say and how you feel. I feel 100% better than I did 3 months ago with all the changes I am going through. His staff is makes you feel at ease as well. So glad I found him.

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Linda (Patient) 02-15-2013
Great doctor. Takes time to explain everything and answer any questions. Gives you his personal attention and advice with out rushing you. Also knows what he's doing. I am greatful to one of my other doctors who recommended him. She is also his patient.

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Holly M (Patient) 01-18-2013
Dr Taras is kind, professional, and excellent at his craft. Ladies, if you are nervous about having a male examining your lady's parts, I highly recommend that you see Dr Ian Taras. You will feel safe and at ease. Not only is he a great doctor, but a caring human being.

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Lauren (Patient) 01-17-2013
I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Taras! He is so genuine and kind, not to mention he has a great sense of humor and immediately puts you at ease. He is very thorough, and actually takes the time build a relationship with you and address any concerns you might have. He really listens to you and is very knowledgeable, I couldn't be happier!

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Jennifer (Patient) 01-08-2013
Dr. Taras is a highly competant, caring doctor that makes me feel like I am his only patient when I am there. He is always on your side, and goes out of his way to make sure that you are getting everything you need from him, your medications, your other doctors, your pharmacy, and anyone else that affects your health.

His office is very professional and patient-centered. I wish I had found him years ago.

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KB (Patient) 01-08-2013
Dr Taras is such a great doctor; he is polite and has great rapport, is always available over email or phone, and provides great medical care.

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Stacey T (Patient) 12-30-2012
Dr. Taras is a wonderful Doctor! He takes time with you and doesn't make you feel uncomfortable. He is very knowledgeable and able to help you with any concerns.His staff is just a wonderful! Thankful he's my DOctor!

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KT (Patient) 11-27-2012
I went to Dr. Tara's for the first time last year - i chose to go to him based on the reviews I came across online. After having seen him for the second time I'm happy to say that he is really great! Any anxieties are quickly wiped away by his calming, warm, and friendly personality. The office staff are friendly and efficient - which is important because I have been to offices where they are otherwise and it makes the experience really stressful.

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Ambika U (Patient) 10-28-2012
He is a very good doctor! He listens to all our questions and patiently answers each one. He responds to our e-mails as well without keeping us waiting for the next appointments. He is very comforting and relieves all your worries. Thanks Dr. Taras! Thank God we found him...... :)

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Susan S (Patient) 08-17-2012
Dr Taras and his staff are extremely professional and helpful. I never feel rushed and leave feeling as if all my questions/concerns have been addressed. I have never had to wait long and his office is easy to find and there is validated parking!

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MPS (Patient) 07-25-2012
I travel 2 hours to see Dr. Taras for my yearly appointment although there are many good doctors in my area. That says it all! Not only is he professional and caring as well as highly knowlegeable in all GYN areas, he always goes the "extra mile"for his patients. Being able to email him a question and get an almost immediate response is a huge plus. I highly recommend him to any women looking for an excellent doctor, versed in all new research and techniques, with an "old fashioned" type of medical practice.

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Natasha (Patient) 07-24-2012
Dr. Taras (gyno) is the most thorough, friendly and accommodating doctor I have ever been treated by. During my first visit, we discussed my medical history and my current concerns. I was really comforted by his interest in understanding my full medical history and not just my gyno history. He was even able to recommend some OTC remedies for non-gyno concerns I had when every other Dr. just gave me expensive prescriptions (I don't have insurance). Also, I've struggled with chronic yeast infections & BV and he was the first Dr. to try a different prescription and it's actually worked. His pelvic exam was gentle and quick, and he only ran the necessary tests being considerate of my financial situation. Last but not least, he is always quick to respond when I contact him about anything (same day). I finally feel like I have found a Dr. who cares about his patients and actually treating them.

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Dianne (Patient) 06-14-2012
I've had several gynecologists over the years and never had one I liked as much as Dr. Taras. He doesn't do obstetrics (deliver babies) so he can truly focus on women's issues and I never get stuck in the waiting room for an emergency delivery as I have with other doctors. I always feel like he's truly present with me when I see him and he's great about answering questions in between visits. He's warm, caring and knowledgeable and I've recommended him to all of my friends.

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Cindy L (Patient) 05-08-2012
I was referred to Dr. Taras from my friend Sharon and he came highly recommended. I had a hysterectomy a year ago in March and I was experiencing some problems such as emotional highs and lows, etc. since I'm in menopause now. Sharon told me that Dr. Taras could help me with prescribing natural hormones. I don't want to take regular hormones since I was at a "pre-cancerous stage" when I had my hysterectomy. First of all, Dr. Taras' office staff are so helpful and kind! After I explained my situation, they were able to squeeze me right in the very next day to see him. Dr. Taras is one special and unique doctor in this day and age. His bedside manner is a lost art and he made me feel like I was his only patient. He took time to get to know me and ask me all kinds of questions and was genuinely concerned about my welfare. He gave me prescriptions for natural hormones and told me if I had any questions to contact him by phone or email. I have already recommended him to my family and friends. Thank you Dr. Taras!

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ellen (Patient) 04-24-2012
I have been a patient of Dr Taras for many years. Dr Taras takes pride in his patients. And is one of the kindest doctors around. And he give a lot of thought to his suggestions as he is very detailed about the records he keeps on your health. He is devoted to making sure that you are getting the best of care. And if he does not know the answer to a health question he will tell you so. And he is very devoted to raising money for breast cancer which says a lot about his good character. He is a doctor who really cares about his patients. I rarely recommend a doctor but I highly (without hesitation) would suggest Dr Taras.

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Amanda B (Patient) 04-06-2012
Dr T has been my dr for years. He has treated me for a variety of situations. I now consider him my primary care doctor.
He is always there for me to help with any of my medical problems. There have in fact been emergency's at 5pm on Sunday and he has called in a rx for me!
His practice is very successful, however he makes you feel that you are his only client and knows you and your personality and conditions in a manner most other dr's don't have.
I highly reccomand him for anyone looking for a new gyno.

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susan (Patient) 02-14-2012
He most wonderful DOC. He is very caring, understanding and very insightful. I would recommend to anybody who is looking for OBGYN.

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Maayan (Patient) 02-13-2012
Dr. Taras is truly one of the most professional and caring doctors you will likely find. I have been a patient of Dr. Taras' for many years, and have always felt him to be compassionate and focused on me as a patient - no matter what the circumstances, he will pull up a chair and listen to your concerns. I consider myself fortunate to have such a medical professional as my doctor. Most importantly Dr. Taras is someone to turn to for help, answers, and understanding - not only during an appointment, but also through emails, so that you feel consistently cared for. I am not sure how many people can say that about their doctors! I am happy to say I can.

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Jen (Patient) 12-06-2011
Dr. Taras is truly a special doctor - he always goes above and beyond for his patients. I have been a patient of his since I moved to Southern California three years ago. He is thorough yet not an alarmist. I love his responsiveness - it is exceptional. He responds to emails so quickly - yet goes into detail. I would highly recommend him!

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Kathy (Patient) 11-09-2011
Dr. Taras is an exceptional doctor. He is incredibly knowledgeable in his field, providing patients with multiple options and recommendations. He has a friendly and compassionate personality, which makes conversations with him very comfortable.
I was recommended to Dr. Taras by a close friend and as a new patient, I was instantly welcomed by him and his staff. I had an emergency situation recently while on vacation. Immediately upon my return, I had my pre-op and all of the details of my surgery. Dr. Taras performed a 3 hour Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH). It has only been two weeks since the surgery and I am back to work and feeling wonderful. I highly recommend Dr. Taras for consultations, routine check-ups and surgery. Finally, unlike a lot of doctors, Dr. Taras personally returns all calls and emails promptly. Itís very refreshing to know you can get in touch with your doctor when dealing with a health concern.
His passion for his work is apparent and very much appreciated!

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Heather (Patient) 08-25-2011
I love, love, love Dr. Taras. He has been my doctor for 15 years and is always there for me. He is an attentive listener and never fails to provide information on whatever question I have or topic we are discussing. I highly recommend Dr. Taras!

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Rachel (Patient) 08-24-2011
Dr Taras is awesome! He is so personable and friendly. And always makes you feel welcomed and comfortable. He takes the time to ask you about your life and get to know you. He also does the procedures quickly (and thoroughly) so as to get you sitting back up as soon as possible! He is available for questions all the time and always responds really fast. I've never just felt like "another patient" with him. He takes an interest in each one of his patients and his community.
I've been seeing him since I was a teenager, almost 15 years and would highly recommend him.

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Kristina B (Patient) 08-24-2011
Been his patient for almost 10 years and not one complaint. Amazing doctor!

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Ashley (Patient) 08-20-2011
Dr. Taras is a phenomenal doctor. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable, he really listens. He will never rush appointments and he always answers emails promptly. I feel extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful physician as Dr. Taras.

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Aida (Patient) 08-19-2011
Doctor Taras is wonderful. He is very attentive to our concerns and has always worked very hard to accommodate us even on a very short notice. I highly recommend him.

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Maxine (Patient) 08-02-2011
Dr Taras is a great listener. He is responsive, yet never an alarmist. What I like in particular is that Dr Taras takes the time to understand your entire health picture, not just your gynecological issues. I am in great hands with Dr. Taras.

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My (Patient) 08-01-2011
Dr.Taras is a great doctor. He takes time with his patients and explains all procedures to them. I am very nervous at doctors appointments and he made me feel at ease. He takes the time to email his patients back, which is very rare nowadays. I would recommend him to anyone who's is looking for a great gynecologist. He is a patient and caring doctor:)

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Bonnie L. (Patient) 10-11-2009
I have been a patient of Dr. Taras for nearly five years, now. Moving and having to find a new doctor, let alone a gynecologist, is a stressful ordeal. I was referred to him and am extremely happy to be able to refer him to others. He is a cheerful, caring and compassionate doctor who always takes the time to make you feel as if you are his only patient. That's something you just don't find anymore these days. He really does care about your over all health, present and future. I highly recommend him!

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Natasha (Patient) 08-08-2009
Dr. Taras is simply THE BEST !!! I've been his patient for almost 10 years but unfortunately now that I'm pregnant, I had to go on Medi-cal and find a different doctor. What a bad experience it has been! I don't think I will ever feel as comfortable at any other doctor's office as I did at Dr. Taras's. He is the most knowledgeable and compassionate, and talented, and wonderful, and ....since I'm originally from Russia, we call doctors like him - a God-send doctor!

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Linda St-Cyr (Patient) 10-31-2008
Dr. Taras works hard for his patients - he answers emails, he walks for breast cancer, he has handled all of my problems, his staff is fabulous & he has a great sense of humor.

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Yana (Patient) 10-06-2008
Dr. Taras is an amazing gynecologist. You are never rushed and he always has time to answer just one more question. He is always thorough and professional yet is also warm and caring. He's patient and understanding and never judgmental. If you ever face a serious health issue, he's the one you'd want in your corner. He has easily earned my highest recommendation.

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Robyn B (Patient) 10-06-2008
I have been a patient of Dr. Taras for over 10 years. He is straight forward, caring and dedicated to his patients. There is no other doctor in this field that I trust and respect more than Dr. Taras!

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Leah S. (Patient) 10-05-2008
Dr. Taras has been my doctor for ten years, and has delivered three of my children. I have also gone through several miscarraiges with him, and he is hands-down the most caring doctor I have ever met. In additon to caring he is also incredibly knowlegable and is extremely accessible. You can write an email to him and receive a very quick response! He really will spend a lot of time with each of his patients, and you always feel like he has plenty of time for you! The staff in his office take his lead and they are sweet and caring and knowledgable as well. The only negative I can say is that I am so sad that he no longer delivers babies!

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orit (Patient) 10-05-2008
The best obgyn. He treats his patients as if they're his only one and his dearest friends. I recomanded him to 5 of my friends and they were so thankfull for swiching.
He is always avaliable to answer any questions or concerns at any time.

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Jenniffer J (Patient) 10-04-2008
He is the best obgyn ever! He delivered my daughter, Mariska and he was the best. The only bad thing I have to say about him is....he stopped delivering babies!!!!!

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mamajamaof2 (Patient) 10-04-2008
Dr. Ian Taras is absolutely, hands-down, the best gyno I've ever had!!! He is compassionate, considerate, friendly, has an excellent bed-side manner, and makes you feel very comfortable. No matter what the subject (which could be embarrassing or uncomfortable) he always puts you at ease. He's done everything from routine office visits, delivered my youngest daughter (11 yrs ago), performed an endometrial ablation on me, and he is absolutely amazing. His staff is friendly, helpful and courteous as well. I've been seeing Dr. Taras now for about 12 or 13 years. I would recommend him to anyone. He's the best!

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Kinderteacher (Patient) 10-04-2008
Dr. Ian Taras is a fabulous doctor! He is compassionate and caring. I have personally seen him for over ten years now. Just this summer I had a hysterectomy under his expert care. I received this procedure laproscopically and have the tiniest incisions imaginable. I spent only one night in the hospital, kept my ovaries so hormones are not an issue and recovered quickly. It has been an absolute dream come true for me! I can not say enough positive things about Dr. Ian Taras. I would recommend him to anyone and have.

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CMore (Patient) 07-28-2007
LSH is the way to go. Done in 2/06 & went home the same day! Dr. T, all the way!

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Terri (Patient) 07-14-2007
Dr Taras no longer delivers babies-he specializes in Gynecology and Menopause.
I was looking for a new Doctor when I was very disatisfied with the care I was receiving (and entering Menopuase)-and he was recommeded to me by a Coumpounding Pharmacist. I was hesitant at first-really wanting a female Doc-but decided to go see him on the pharmacist rec. He is AMAZING! He is very kind & caring, and actually LISTENS when you talk to him-and gives you way more than the usual 5 minute office visit! He is open to and extremely knowledgable about bio-identical HRT-and also performs a minimally invasive hysterectomy LSH. I had this procedure with Dr Taras 11 days ago and highly recommend any woman who is told she needs a hysterectomy to check into this laproscopic procedure. Previus Drs had told me they would need to do TAH including the cervix and "why would you want to keep your ovaries" I am thrilled that I was able to keep both-and just get rid of the defective parts!
Dr Ian Taras has been a godsend in my crazy menopause part of ife!

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West Hills Hospital & Med. Ctr.
West Hills Hospital & Med. Ctr. 7300 Med Ctr. Dr. CA 91307
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Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital 401 E. Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks CA 91361
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Office
Office 6325 Topanga Cyn. Bl. #535 CA 91367
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Office Phone # :
(818) 8870050
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Birth Location   
Honolulu, Hawaii
Medical School
Chicago Medical School @ Rosalind Franklin Univ.
Graduation Year
1992
(22 years of experience)
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