Dr. Alex Messina, MD

Dr. Alex Messina, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
82 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alex Messina, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA. He specializes in internal medicine.

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 101E

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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Dr. Messina's Experience

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

1  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Messina does not have any board certifications listed.

94  Conditions Treated


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15  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

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.


  • Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia
    Medical School | Graduated
  • 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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Dr. Messina's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Messina to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Messina's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I've been with Dr Messina for many years. I always get great care. I have referred him to my brother who likes him as well. I live in Redondo Beach and I have not once thought of getting a dr that is in my area.
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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...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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