Voted Top 10 Doctor In California

Dr. Philip M. Bretsky has been recognized by 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, 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.

New Logo and Website

Santa Monica Primary Care has a new logo and website! Here you will be able to find information about our team, request an appointment, and read about some exciting announcements and events in the practice. We offer the most comprehensive care on the Westside, and we now have a great website to keep you in the loop on everything we can do to help you stay healthy.

We also have a brand new logo.  After more than four years in Santa Monica, it was time to have a logo that captures a few essential aspects of who we are.

We are modern:  the clinical staff visits you with a tablet in hand, which has all of your health information at their fingertips.  Prescriptions are sent directly to your pharmacy from the tablet while you are still in the exam room – no more little pieces of paper, and less wait time at the pharmacy. When paying with a credit card, you always get an email receipt. We use technology to make your visits efficient, and reduce paper waste, too.

We are local:  seagulls are an icon of Westside beach living.  We are your local medical practice – from Marina Del Rey, Venice, West LA, Santa Monica, and Malibu – we are part of your community. ...Read more

Expanding Skin Care and Aesthetic Medicine

In our quest to provide comprehensive care for all of your health needs, we are expanding the services we provide for healthy skin.  First and foremost is our focus on prevention – keeping skin healthy and vibrant.  Also featured will be diagnostic testing for moles to make sure there is no lurking skin cancer.  We love sunny Southern California, but it comes with the risk of sun exposure, and we want to keep you cancer-free.  Finally, a few aesthetic skin treatments will be offered, in line with our focus on healthy, vibrant skin.  Stay tuned!