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  • United Healthcare
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  • BCBS Blue Card
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Doctors by Specialty

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Specialties

5 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
    Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

Ratings & Comments

442 ratings with 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Santa Monica Bay Physicians is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • St John's Regional Medical Center Oxnard, CA 93030
  • Southern California Hospital at Culver City Culver City, CA 90232
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System Los Angeles, CA 90073
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Marian Regional Medical Center Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Marina Del Rey Hospital Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • Mattel Chldns Hosp. At Ucla Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • St. John's Hospital & Health Center Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • St. Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • University of California - Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 90095
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center West Hollywood, CA 90048
  • Good Samaritan Hospital-LA Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following 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
  • Charing Cross & Westminster Medical Schools
  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
  • Morehouse School Of Medicine
  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
  • University Of Cairo
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
  • University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine
  • Mcgill University
  • Grant Medical College
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • Sackler School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Santa Monica Bay Physicians is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Santa Monica, CA.

  • Womens Med Grp. Santa MNC

    Group Practice

    Santa Monica, CA

  • Eyesthetica

    Group Practice

    Santa Monica, CA

  • Westside Internal Medical Grp

    Group Practice

    Santa Monica, CA

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

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.