Santa Monica Bay Physicians

Patient Reviews

3.9
  • 442 patient ratings
  • 152 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Santa Monica Bay Physicians when asked is excellent. Santa Monica Bay Physicians has been reviewed by 442 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Santa Monica Bay Physicians as provided by patient reviews is 19 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Disease

Schools

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

Languages

  • English

Health Insurance Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Health Net
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • First Health
  • Aetna

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

Hospital Affiliations

Information about group practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.


Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.


Benefits of Group Practice

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing