Exciting Changes at Santa Monica Primary Care

If you’ve been to Santa Monica Primary Care lately, you may have noticed the construction happening around our office. Back in February we began building a new office space that will double our size! The final phase of this construction is almost complete, and soon our full office space will be open with new services and providers. Come see the new space as we continue to grow and offer our patients the best, most comprehensive care on the Westside.

In addition to our expansion, our office is also very proud to announce that Sandra Ovadia, MMS PA-C will be joining the team as our new Physician’s Assistant! Sandra comes to us from the Cedars Sinai ER Department, where she regularly treated patients for illnesses, wounds, and injuries. Sandra also has extensive experience with OBGYN care and procedures, and will serve as our main provider of all Women’s Health services. She has over 7 years of experience providing excellent patient care, and we are very excited to have Sandra join our team.

Sandra will be joining our staff beginning June 6th, 2016. She will be taking over for Jennafer Piccolo PA-C, who has left our practice to work at a cosmetic spa in...Read more

Santa Monica Primary Care is Expanding

We are happy to announce that we will be expanding our office in 2016. We have taken over the space next door, and we will be combining the two spaces to create one large primary care office. With construction already underway, the new office will be completed in early summer 2016.

In late March, we will move our offices next door temporarily. We will continue to see patients as scheduled and offer all of our usual services. We will stay next door for about 6 weeks while our original office space is remodeled to combine with the new space. Once completed, our new office will feature more exam rooms, a business office, and a new waiting room and reception area. We will also be adding additional providers, as well as new services for our patients care and convenience. Stay tuned for news on new providers and services.

We are excited about our expansion, and we look forward to welcoming our patients to our new improved office. Visit our website and our Facebook page for updates on construction, new services, new staff, and special promotions.

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

Voted Top 10 Doctor In California

Dr. Philip M. Bretsky has been recognized by Vitals.com as one of the Top 10 Internal Medicine doctors in the State of California, an award given to doctors who are consistently rated highest in primary care by their patients.

As the largest and most comprehensive online search engine for medical professionals, Vitals.com offers patients a forum to identify which doctors excel in patient care. Patients are able to rate their doctors in categories such as bedside manner, appointment availability and promptness, accurate diagnosis, follow up attention, and staff. After receiving numerous awards and earning exceptional patient reviews, Dr. Bretsky has now been selected as one of the 10 best Internal Medicine doctors in California.

“I’m honored to be given this award by our patients,” said Dr. Bretsky. “We strive to offer the most comprehensive and compassionate care on the Westside, and it’s gratifying to know that people appreciate and value our service.”

Dr. Bretsky has been caring for patients at Santa Monica Primary Care since he opened the practice in 2008. The office provides patients with primary care services such as annual wellness exams, acute...Read more

Now Offering Botox

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering facial Botox injections in our office. Botox is a popular and effective way to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance. Dr. Bretsky and Jenna will be personally administering the treatments. For questions about pricing or to schedule a consultation, please call our office at 310-828-4411.