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

Roodabeh Michelle Koolaee DO


Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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4.8 / 5 (based on 192 Reviews) View 57 Comments
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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





  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology


Medical School

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury)

St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York)


St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York)


St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York)


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center (Philadelphia)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Patient Reviews

September 15, 2022
Dr Koolaee is very sweet, kind, professional and so detail when explaining, I am truly glad to find her to be my RA doctor.
September 09, 2022
I'm not a fan of PIH too many problems trying to schedule appointments and LONG WAIT for referrals and the COST is crazy.....but Dr. Koolaee is a wonderful pleasant and very knowledgeable. and treats her patients with great respect and makes sure all questions are answered and explains thoroughly.
September 09, 2022
Dr. Koolaee was very understanding of my situation and was able to get me back on track with my medications. She offered some additional resources regarding dietary modifications as well. Also, I had forgotten my wallet at home, and was distressed about the copayment. Later in the afternoon, they were able to call me at home to take my payment over the phone.
September 02, 2022
She's easy to understand and always asks if I have other concerns or questions. Very thorough. I trust her.
July 27, 2022
I do not like the fact that patients have to pay for parking. Do the math Average # cars per day 200 x$3.00 = $600.00 x 5 days a week = $3000.00 x 4 weeks a month = $12,000 x 12 months = $144,000 a year. Totally and completely outrageous. Almost wants people to change doctors
July 14, 2022
Dr Koolaee always listens to my concerns. She makes suggestions and, where appropriate, offers options for my care. She is personable and kind. I would definitely recommend Dr. Koolaee to anyone seeking a rheumatologist.
June 30, 2022
One of the best doctors I have ever gone to . The doctor spends the time necessary to make sure you understand what's going on with your treatment and makes you feel extremely important.
June 29, 2022
I have nothing more to say. The doctors are very attentive to me and the staff is very good. I am very satisfied with the service from the doctor. I would recommend her to anyone who has arthritis or rheumatism problems. Thank you.
June 23, 2022
Dr. Koolaee is caring and thorough. I enjoy getting together to discuss my medical issues. She is patient and always asks me if I have any questions for her. I never feel rushed. She is wonderful.
June 23, 2022
Very pleasant and satisfied. She listened and answered my questions and concerns, she answered them in a way that I was able to understand them
June 16, 2022
I'm so very happy to have seen Dr. Koolaee. She was very thorough, informative and definitely in terms of the action items to be done, everything was clear. She was a pleasure to have a visit with. I felt heard, understood and that actions were being taken to address my needs. Thank you.
June 13, 2022
Dr. Koolaee was very, very, very nice. Very considerate. Very everything. I would recommend her a hundred percent. Goodbye.
June 08, 2022
Dr. Koolaee is so knowledgeable and professional. I had several medical issues that took some time to discuss. She was thorough with assessing my needs and was very happy to colaborate with me on a plan of care. I'm looking forward to her continuing my health care with her guidance.
June 06, 2022
I liked everything because it's the first time I've been there and everything went well, everything was very friendly, the doctor didn't last long for an appointment and the time that one gives is fine, it always lasts 1, thank you and I can recommend it.
May 25, 2022
Dr Koolaee is super nice
May 16, 2022
Dr. Koolaee is an amazing person, very thorough, very on time, very pleasant to talk to and communicates amazing.....amazingly. I would recommend her to anyone.
May 16, 2022
I feel Dr. Koolaee cares about me as a patient and a person. She takes the time to understand the issues and she is truly working to deliver the best care, the best solutions, for my long term health. Thank You
May 12, 2022
Dr was so knowledgeable about her speciality. She does not think I have Rheumatoid Arthritis but wants to rule out by blood work. I appreciate her thoroughness and will follow up with her in 2 weeks. I feel very confident in her skill and knowledge.
May 11, 2022
Dr. Koolaee was... took her time, was very helpful, explaining everything I need and you know, (INAUDIBLE). Overall, she's a great doctor.
May 05, 2022
Very understanding staff
April 28, 2022
I liked the treatment Dr. Koolaee provided. Very helpful.
April 28, 2022
It was great took her time to explain everything I need to be informed regarding my illness.
April 25, 2022
The receptionists were very nice. And the doctor took time and discussed her plan. And I was very pleased. Thank you.
April 25, 2022
Feels rushed
April 21, 2022
Dr. Koolaee is professional and highly knowledgeable while maintaining a warm, personal bedside manner with her patient. She takes all the time a patient needs to ask questions and understand their treatment. I am highly satisfied with her care and feel so fortunate to have her as my doctor.
April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022
This provider is such a patient advocate. She pushed to get me the treatment I need thus improving my quality of life by 100% as well as working to solve several other medical issues by listening, evaluation and explaining. She is a 5 star provider.
April 11, 2022
She acted like I knew nothing.
April 11, 2022
Very informative visit. Thank you.
March 14, 2022
Listened to my concerns and provided care where needed. Satisfied with her care!!
March 10, 2022
Was seen in a timely manner. Had registered on line and was thanked by the staff. Doctor did the exam. Scheduled tests which I did immediately. Have appointment for next to see what the results are and to create a treatment plan
March 03, 2022
Dr. Koolaee answered all of my questions, so I was very confident because at first I was very doubtful about having infusion once a year, but after she answered my questions, I am quite confident that. Yes. I do want to have the infusion. Thank you.
March 02, 2022
It was my first visit. So I really didn't get too acquainted with her.
February 28, 2022
DR. Koolaee is a Wonderful, Professional and Caring Doctor. She is very through and very concerned on any questions you may have. She's an asset to PIH Health!
February 24, 2022
Probably the most informative appointment with a Doctor that I have had so far..
February 14, 2022
My provider shows real interests in health issues, and I think she's deserves a 10. I really like her and she listens very carefully to my needs. Thank you.
January 24, 2022
I just want to say that I had a very pleasant experience. Dr. Koolaee is a very nice and understanding person. I am a little scared of my diagnoses and conditions and she really made me feel hopeful that I can and will feel better. I wish all doctors were like her. She spent alot of time with me and answered all my concerns. Unfortunately she is not a doctor that will be in charge of my care, so I'm a little sad over that. Like I said, wish all doctors were like her.
January 12, 2022
Seeing Dr. Koolaee for the first time was a pleasant experience. She has a positive demeanor & I felt better when I had left the office. I shall miss [name removed] as she is on maternity leave but feel I'll be in good hands with the new Dr. Koolaee.
January 10, 2022
Thank you so much it's my first visit
December 30, 2021
Very good experience definitely I will recommend her with family and friends
December 16, 2021
My experience was the best kindness and the attention was quick and my very friendly and efficient doctor.
December 15, 2021
My pcp referred me to this office. My condition should have been referred to a hematologist instead. Little disappointing that now I have to go to another specialist, time and more money.
December 13, 2021
I am very impressed with Dr.Koolaee. She did not rush me at all--listened to my explanations and addressed them with helpful suggestions and a plan for treatment. She was thorough and efficient and friendly.
December 08, 2021
It was a follow up appointment and she was very clear of my expectations plus she took care of an issue I wasn't aware of it. She is very caring and professional.
November 24, 2021
She was wonderful. I have a wonderful time with her. She explain everything with me and she's spend the time with me and I was very happy. I was nervous going to visit her because it was a new doctor, but I was comfortable with her after that. And that's it. Do I hang up or what?
November 18, 2021
I came to Dr.Koolaee after being with the same rheumatologist for 15 years. I had one prior to Dr.Koolaee and for 3 months and didn't like her very much. I came to her and she treated me with the upmost respect, listen to all of my concerns. And took care of me...practically like my other provider, Dr. Harris...Robert Harris. I loved her clinic. It's it's actually...they're very respectful very prompt. Appointments are fast. But what I'd like the most is that she listens to what we have to say, tries to recommend things that have work for other patients, but mostly that...shes tries to see if it will work for us in a very...soft and very very nice way. I really appreciate it she's helped me
November 17, 2021
I finally felt seen, heard , and validated .
November 15, 2021
I trust Dr. Koolaee with my health.
November 15, 2021
Dr was very detailed in explaining plan of care for my diagnosis
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
I actually meant to answer that. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Koolaee to my family members. She is amazing, and all of her staff thank you.
October 06, 2021
Very clean and plenty of space for each patient. It smells very clean. Thank you.
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