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Dr. Santosh Kesari Is this you?

About Dr. Santosh Kesari

Dr. Santosh Kesari, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Monica, CA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Kesari has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Santosh Kesari is Excellent. Dr. Santosh Kesari has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Santosh Kesari is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Saint John's Health Center

2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Specialties

Dr. Santosh Kesari has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Expertise

    20 Expertise

  • Brain Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Electromyography
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Epidemiology
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
  • Stroke
  • Brain Cancer (Meningel Neoplasm)
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes
  • Clinical Research
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neurology
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Glial Cancer (Glioma)
  • Epilepsy
  • Central Nervous System Cancer (CNS Neoplasm)

Reviews

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Glioblastoma patient

Dr. Kesari and his entire team went above and beyond to personally take care of my mother. They fought to get her the best innovative treatment for her glioblastoma, after we were given little hope. Dr. Kesari gives patients his phone number, so patients can reach him at any time. We usually email him and he always responds right away, which is a relief to find in a doctor! We searched for a long time to find a proactive doctor who was open-minded and positive. He is the best, and we are so grateful to have him and his staff on our medical team!!!

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Amazing - caring - helpful

I am so grateful to Dr Kesari for his help. He is brilliant and creativity in addressing my heath issues. He really cares and is persistent in dealing with the insurance companies so I can get the help I need. His staff it's wonderful and very competent also.

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Five Stars

Very caring and actually interested in his patients. Taking care of my daughter with a long term illness, he visited us in different care facilities on his own time. Dunno of many physicians who actually do that. He employs the "healing touch" with his patients. Taking time to shake your hand which makes me feel that a doctor does care. He is smart and will ffup his cases as needed. I was able to call him in person to discuss my case. He is the greatest! Try him...

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Dr Kesari

Nice guy but over worked. poor follow up.

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Five Stars

BETTER, then the Best!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2014, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Santosh Kesari accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Saint John's Health Center, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

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