Dr. Alex Messina, MD

Dr. Alex Messina, MD

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Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
82 y/o
14 reviews

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Dr. Alex Messina, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 82 years old and has been practicing for 52 years. Dr. Messina is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center....See Less

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 101E

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Messina's Experience

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Dr. Messina's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Messina does not have any board certifications listed.

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Bologna / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Elmhurst Hospital Center Mt Sinai
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Queens Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vet Affairs Med Center Brooklyn
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Messina has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Messina has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Messina is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Messina's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Messina to family and friends
2.1
based on 14 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Messina's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in West Los Angeles, CA |
My wife and I have been going to Dr. Messina for about 5 years now and We're very satisfied with the care we've received. Dr. Messina makes it a point to sit with patients and discuss his diagnosis. He is very straight forward with his recommendations and explicitly explains what patients need to follow (e.g. meds, diet, etc.). As such, I have been able to control my hypertension (to a point that I didn't need meds) much better than when I have been in the care of my previous doctors.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Worst doctor I've ever been to... ever! He doesn't listen, and shuts you up when you try to talk to him. He makes up things and puts words in your mouth. I told him I had a backache from the statins he prescribed. He said that was"impossible" and refused to examine me. He is very condescending and a bitter person. He said that I have "lousey insurance" and that was why he referred me to another lousey doctor. At least he knows he is. Very rude and offensive language. Ruined my day.
Santa Monica, CA |
His knowledge is severely outdated, he seems unable to concentrate on the patient, takes terrible histories, does not allow the patient to talk, and does not listen if you do. He jumps to conclusions and obsesses over some tiny detail then just cuts you off. He is especially dismissive of women, our problems are obviously hysterical. Worse? He talks about the other patients, so you know he will talk about you. Do not go.
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Dr. Messina accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Messina has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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