After extensive research, I finally settled on Dr. Morris Ahdoot as my OBGYN and delivering physician.
It took awhile because there doesn't seem to be a lot of extensive reviews online. I found Dr. Ahdoot through a few reviews on Citysearch and though I would have liked more info, I decided to take a risk by checking him out. His office is relatively close to me too, which was a definite plus!
Some criteria I looked for in a doc:
- A Private Practice (as opposed to big group places like "Doctors of Women") - reason being that in general, I've found that privately owned practices provide more intimate, personal care and one-on-one attention vs. the crazy, rushed feel of larger group practices.
- Solid Credentials/Background
- Located in South Orange County
- Good reviews
Though I originally wanted a female OBGYN, I was willing to compromise on that and in the end, Dr. Ahdoot turned out to be a great fit. He just moved into a brand new office off Sand Canyon by the 5 freeway. The front receptionists are always so nice and helpful. As for Dr. Ahdoot, he is personable, gentle, and easy to talk to. He has a quiet and calm demeanor and always asks if I have any questions. I never feel rushed here.
Other things you might like to know:
- I never have to wait longer than 5 minutes to meet with him.
- He delivers at Hoag or Saddleback Memorial. I'm choosing to have my baby delivered at Hoag, one of the most reputable hospitals in the country!
- He always has a female assistant in the room with him when he's doing a breast exam or pap smear. I'm sure this is also for legal reasons, but it does make me feel more comfortable.
Hmm, that's all I can think of for now. I know how important it is to find the RIGHT and very best doctor suited to your needs, so If you have any other questions, just message me!
Irvine, CA
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Dear Dr. Ahdoot,
We just wanted to thank you for helping us go through the 9 months of the pregnancy.
We had a wonderful experience with you. We appreciate all that you have done for us.
M and P and R

Dr. Ahdoot and staff
Thank you so much for making my pregnancy an amazing experience.
We were so blessed with such a great staff and Dr. May God continue to bless you as you all have blessed us. We will see you in a month or so with Joseph. God’s Blessings

Dear Dr. Ahdoot,
Thank you for everything that you’ve done for me. You are simply the BEST!
I still can’t believe how easy and painless my labor was.
I also appreciate you being there the entire time.
Thank You.