Steven Kamara, MD
Primary Care Physician located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Steven Kamara offers comprehensive wellness care to the residents of Los Angeles, California. After completing his residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Kamara specializes in internal medicine, giving him both the education and experience to effectively treat patients.
Flu Shots Q & A
Why get a flu shot?
The flu shot offers you the best protection against the prominent flu virus strain, including H1N1, or swine flu. Influenza, or the 'flu', is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system. Flu shots not only help to combat the flu but also help to prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Who should get a flu shot?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone over the age of six months to consider getting the shot. Vaccinations for high-risk group (such as women who are pregnant, elderly individuals and young children), can also help prevent complications from contracting the virus.
People dealing with a chronic illness represent the highest risk groupliving with:
- Liver disease
Is there anyone who can’t get a flu shot?
The doctor will discuss your medical history and ask you questions to determine if a flu shot is safe for you.
Are you allergic to eggs? Many of the flu vaccinations contain egg proteins that trigger a reaction. If you are sensitive, the doctor may still suggest you get the treatment, but take precautions to manage an allergic reaction should it happen.
Have you had a reaction to a flu vaccination in the past? Any person who has had tolerance problems in the past may not be a good candidate. It is normal to feel a little sick after the shot. That is part of the vaccination process, but a severe reaction, like shortness of breath or hives, means something else might be going on and it's important to talk to your doctor about this.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept major PPO plans including Blue Shield, Blue Cross and CIGNA as well as United Healthcare and Medicare fees for service only. We also offer affordable options for those without insurance or for those with high deductibles required with their insurance plans. We are not on network with any HMO plans or medi-cal. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office with any questions.
Words from our patients
"The doc and the office staff are friendly and professional and the place has a comfortable vibe. I am happy to have found an office I like so close to home."
"Very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Nice staff. I would highly recommend to my family and friends."
"SO caring, kind, loving, selfless, educated, thorough, simply the best. Saved my dads life - forever thankful."
"Dr. Kamara has been our family's Medical Doctor for close to 20 years and we are very pleased with his expertise and knowledge."
"Dr. Kamara is a very attentive concerned doctor. He listens well and has excellent bedside manner."
"Dr. Kamara is very professional yet personal in his manner. I appreciate his follow through very much."
"Great physician. Very knowledgeable. Wonderful all around! And Bea is a fantastic front office person."
"What I like about Dr. Kamara is that he comes into the room and sit down and actually listens to my concerns. It's hard to find a doctor that still does this."
"A compassionate physician. Recommended if you need a primary care doctor. Affiliated with Cedars Sinai."
"His overwhelming warmth, caring and dedication far surpasses any medical provider(s) I've ever had in 66 years. It goes without saying Dr. Kamara is amongst the finest!
"I will always be grateful for the excellent care they provided, and felt honored to have been under their excellent care.
"I was extremely fortunate to have two excellent medical professionals treat my medical disorder. Both are very high acclaimed in the medical community."
"Awesome and very understanding, addressed my condition in a timely manner and got me the meds I needed that day."
"Dr. Kamara is a great doctor, he always listens to what I have to say the entire staff is just awesome!!! Have and will recommend him to friends & family!"
"I love Dr.Kamara! He is always there for me, always professional, knowledgeable. As soon as he enters the office, or the hospital room I am in, I feel better!"