Michelle Koolaee DO | Rheumatologist | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Roodabeh Michelle Koolaee

Roodabeh Michelle Koolaee DO


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Dr. Koolaee chose to pursue a career in medicine because she enjoys "sharing my knowledge to help others, providing guidance and offering reassurance during challenging experiences." She enjoys specializing in rheumatology because of the critical thinking that is involved in diagnosing and treating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases that can present differently in patients, even those with the same condition. 

Dr. Koolaee is an avid runner and eight-time marathon finisher. Running helps her develop focus, energy and overall happiness. She has also finished two triathlons. 

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians








St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York)


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (Philadelphia)


St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York)


New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury)

Board Certifications

Rheumatology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

November 04, 2021
Very kind & patient staff. My office visit went smoothly, although this location is a far drive for myself, I do not mind.
October 21, 2021
This was the first time seeing this doctor. She is everything a doctors suppose to be. Kind, caring,thoughtful, knowledgeable, and understanding of the patients needs. Would highly recommend her.
October 18, 2021
This is Doctor. Is very knowledgeable. Very patient with our patients. She does a great job.
October 18, 2021
The physician was professional and kind. She was patient and listened to what I had to say. She seemed to genuinely care and made me feel extremely comfortable.
October 11, 2021
She was very thorough, she explained everything where I could understand it and very nice. She had a, I think it was a student doctor and I wasn't had no problem with that. Her staff was very nice, her her, assistant was super nice, explained everything to me in detail. Also was just was very pleased with the whole situation. I love PIH. I love all the doctors at PIH. I have never had a problem with the doctor and I will definitely go back and see her.
October 07, 2021
It's always a very pleasant visit.
October 06, 2021
Very clean and plenty of space for each patient. It smells very clean. Thank you.
October 04, 2021
Thank You Doctor!
September 29, 2021
This was my 1st time seeing Dr. Koolaee so I do not know her yet so it's difficult to write an honest review. She is very nice & very knowledgeable and I look forward to my next appointment, getting the healthcare needed, & getting to know her better.
September 22, 2021
Hi, I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Koolaee. I was coming from another practice where I was not treated with very much respect. And so the change to the new doctor is all positive.
September 20, 2021
This was my first visit with Dr.Koolaee. I was reassured and impressed by her thorough explanation of everything and her genuine interest in my well-being.
September 15, 2021
Great doctor!!!!!!
August 30, 2021
I am v very happy with the D.R and office
August 26, 2021
Rude front office staff when having to make an appointment
August 16, 2021
Dr. Koolaee was amazing. She was thorough and patient to understand me. She was absolutely refreshing in her knowledge and experience and most importantly the care she exhibited toward me. Thank You!
August 12, 2021
Friendly and professional as always
August 09, 2021
So convenient to do visit by phone with covid going up.
July 08, 2021
Hi. yes I thought she was an awesome doctor. She explained everything I needed to know, and was very patient and spent her time with me too. And she also listened very well, Thank you.
June 17, 2021
The Doctor was very informative and very nice. Very professional. Her staff was also very accommodating. Great office visit!
June 17, 2021
It was the best. She is a awesome doctor
June 03, 2021
Doctor K was Professional, friendly, personable and knowledgeable!! I had a wonderful visit.
May 17, 2021
The doctor was amazing at listening to me explain my history. And she seemed to really value what I had to say and take that into account when she made her suggestions for my continued medical care.
May 12, 2021
She was so nice and professional.
April 21, 2021
I asked for a copy of my blood word and I am still waiting for my blood test results. Disappointed on no follow up.
April 19, 2021
Dr. Koolaee is one of the most, please thorough, knowledgeable and patient doctor that I have ever been treated by.
April 15, 2021
Hello. I just wanted to comment that Dr. Koolaee is a very patient kind and understanding doctor. She's a good listener. She's always willing to hear what I have to say and then she gives her her thoughtful. Advice and I appreciate her kindness and her professionalism. Thank you.
April 12, 2021
The doctor was very informative. She was patient and I would highly recommend her, and I trust her and I was, like I say that she is was well trained, and she's very good bed side manner. Thank you.
April 01, 2021
Outstanding doctor.
March 31, 2021
The provider is very attentive and concerned about all your needs
March 31, 2021
Explained everything and all possibilities. Very understanding and very respectful
March 29, 2021
Not satisfied at all
March 24, 2021
She was very pleasant,knowledgawe excellent DR.
March 22, 2021
I actually went home and recommended her to one of my neighbors period she was very helpful. She was knowledgeable had a very caring side to her. And yes, I would definitely - I wish she was a family practitioner. I use all the time.
March 03, 2021
Dr. Koolaee was thoughtful and knowledgeable. She provided options for my care that made sense with clear goals for positive outcomes. Her demeanor was gentle and kind with true interest and consideration in my input. I highly recommend Dr. Koolaee.
February 24, 2021
that the Doctor and all the staff listen and treat the patient with great respect
February 24, 2021
Very very caring Doctor
February 17, 2021
Excellent, excellent that I was attended to, both the office and especially the doctor, very happy, thank you.
February 11, 2021
I was pleasantly surprised on how the Doctor explained and listened to my concerns. Thank you
February 08, 2021
The care.
February 08, 2021
The doctor was so informative and I will be keeping and seeing her in the future!
February 04, 2021
professional, caring, thorough, patient
February 01, 2021
I felt very comfortable with this doctor. I think I'm going to be able to work with her. Thank you very much.
February 01, 2021
Explains everything that I need to know
January 18, 2021
I had a pleasant office visit. I do object to having to pay $3.00 for parking. The parking lot was paid for a long time ago and i don't believe one should have to pay a parking fee to see their doctor.
January 13, 2021
Dr. Koolaee is an amazing doctor and she listens and she understands patients' needs and I have had amazing experience with her. I actually switched over from another Rheumatology to Dr. Koolaee. So she is just amazing amazing amazing. Thank you.
December 21, 2020
Very detailed in explaining about my concern aside from having very pleasant bedside manner in dealing with patient.
December 07, 2020
They assured me that what i have i can live a normal life. I was scared but they said with the right meds i'll be fine, which gave me a peace of mind.
December 03, 2020
I told my husband and friends that Dr.Koolaee was excellent in her manner and gave me good information about my condition. She came across as caring and knowledgeable.
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