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Welcoming New Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist


Sonora Regional Medical Center welcomes fellowship-trained neurologist and sleep medicine specialist Anahid Hekmat, MD. Dr. Hekmat earned her medical degree at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. She completed a medical internship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, and sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center.

“I have always been fascinated with how the brain works, how we are who we are, and how the brain works in conjunction will all other organs,” explains Dr. Hekmat. Pursuing her interests, she now has two board certifications in neurology and psychiatry and clinical neurophysiology and will sit for the exam for a third certification in sleep medicine in 2015.

Dr. Hekmat’s many years of training and experience have included all aspects of neurology, including epilepsy, electroencephalogram, sleep medicine and sleep studies. “I love what I do, interacting with patients and helping create changes to make each patient’s life better,” says Dr. Hekmat. “In sleep medicine, I can see immediate positive changes in my patients, sometimes even after one night of treatment.”

In her new practice, Dr. Hekmat will focus on sleep medicine, using sleep studies to diagnose patients suffering from sleep apnea and other sleep disturbances and developing treatment plans to improve their sleep.

Dr. Hekmat has moved to Sonora with her husband, Roozbeh Mohajer, MD, a hematologist-oncologist who has joined Sonora Regional Cancer Center. Together they enjoy music and maintaining active lifestyles with swimming, hiking and skiing among their top interests. They are both accomplished writers having written several publications on medical topics.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hekmat, please call (209) 536-3680.