Dr. Bretsky Featured In New Book

We are proud to announce that Dr. Bretsky has been featured in a new book about the benefits of having a good primary care physician, and the positive relationship that patients share with their doctors.

“The Patient’s Playbook,” written by Leslie D. Michelson, explores how to select a primary care physician who will provide excellent treatment as well as coordinate care through the different stages life. Dr. Bretsky was profiled in the book by one of his patients, who praised the doctor for being “really open and warm” and “paying close attention to his patients’ care.”

Dr. Bretsky also provided the author with expertise to help patients achieve better outcomes when choosing a doctor. He emphasized the importance of providing his patients with a positive experience, and addressing their needs when coordinating care. He is referenced in the book as an example of a knowledgeable and compassionate physician who has demonstrated the benefits of proper medical care for his patients’ wellbeing.

The book has been reviewed by numerous health care professionals, and has been described as an invaluable resource for both patients and their caregivers....Read more

Additional Medical Insurance Plans Accepted At Santa Monica Primary Care

“We are excited to be able to welcome even more patients into our practice!”

At Santa Monica Primary Care, we believe that the best primary care on the Westside should be accessible to as many people as possible. That’s why we’re contracted with so many different medical insurance plans, including Medicare and most major private medical insurance PPO plans. In an era where physicians typically seek to go ‘out of network’, how often do you hear that an office will take new insurance plans?

Effective January 1st, 2015, Santa Monica Primary Care will begin accepting:

  • All Blue Shield Individual and Family PPO plans.
  • All Blue Shield Individual and Family EPO plans.
  • All Blue Shield Individual and Family PPO and EPO plans purchased through a private broker.
  • All Blue Shield Individual and Family PPO and EPO plans purchased through the Covered California website.

We will also continue to accept all Blue Shield Group PPO plans as well.

At Santa Monica Primary Care you will find a personalized, friendly and comfortable environment in contrast to the institutional...Read more