Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD

Maternal-Fetal MedicineFemaleAge 67

Dr. Dattel
Accepting new patients

Bonnie J Dattel M.d.

316 W JUNIPERO ST Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Make an Appointment

(805) 898-0258

Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of California School of Medicine - San Diego medical school in 1979. She is affiliated with medical facilities Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center and Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dattel to book an appointment.

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists in your area

At a Glance

  • Practices at Highly Recommended Hospital
    Patients recommend this hospital to family and friends. See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Dattel's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Dattel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pregnancy Ultrasound
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dattel performs Pregnancy Ultrasound more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Dattel performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

High Risk Pregnancy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dattel treats High Risk Pregnancy more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Dattel treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Intrauterine Growth Restriction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dattel treats Intrauterine Growth Restriction more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Dattel treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Dattel's conditions and procedures:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Placenta Previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Sickle Cell Screening
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Dattel accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(805) 898-0258

Dr. Dattel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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 PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Dattel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dattel

2.3

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
31.57894736842105%
(6)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
63.1578947368421%
(12)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Dattel
(Select your rating)
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Very rude with no bedside manner. When asked about if the baby looks healthy she snapped back that she has no way of knowing if he’s healthy. Only if his measurements are accurate. Obviously that’s what I was asking. Made a rude comment about my weight and being “advanced maternal age.” I think she needs to retire, she did not seem like her job brought her any joy.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
Helpful
Apr 23, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
I saw Dr. Dattel today for an ultrasound. She entered the room, and without introducing herself, said “Wow. Advanced maternal age for your first baby?” I was practically fighting tears. You have no idea what a woman’s journey is, so for her first statement to be an insult is completely disgusting. She said “don’t worry my last baby was advanced maternal age, too.” I told her I hate that phrase. She continued to talk about how I’m “incredibly high risk” for genetic abnormalities, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, etc because I’m “so young.” This was sarcasm after I told her I hate the term advanced maternal age. She said nothing about what she was seeing. She was too busy berating me for being pregnant. I had to repeatedly ask her what she was seeing because she couldn’t be bothered. You want to talk advanced age? This woman is likely in her 70s and should do the world a favor and retire if she’s so jaded and miserable. Doesn’t deserve the one star.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Sarah Gallo – Jan 19, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
I'm pregnant with my third child and my OB recommended I get the NT ultrasound if my insurance covered it. Since it did, I made an appointment. My OB also wanted me to bring up my blood pressure to them as it has been running high and they specialize in high risk pregnancies. As soon as Dr. Dattel walked in, the room got colder. She was not welcoming or friendly at all and just got straight to the point about how I'm over age (just turned 36) and over weight and it could lead to high BP, etc. I then brought up my high BP and gave her my last reading (143/93) and she just brushed it off saying I wasn't even near the zone. Then she proceeds to age and fat shame me the whole appointment. Said I needed to go on the Forks Over Knives diet as that will make me a twig. On top of all that, she pushed so hard on my stomach that it was the first ultrasound that has ever hurt me. No patient should leave an appt feeling ashamed and uncared for, especially a pregnant woman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Dec 01, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
I had my NT ultrasound with Dr. Dattel, I was so excited and looked forward to this appointment so much! Just to have the piece of mind that everything was fine. Dr. Dattel had the most disgusting bedside manner I have EVER encountered with any Doctor in my life. I was so excited that she mentioned she could tell me the babies gender that as soon as she was done I asked what is the gender, and she said in a very nasty way “ I was going to give you the test results first” making me feel like I didn’t care if my baby was healthy or not, like I just wanted to know the babies gender and that’s it. She was not kind or took any time to explain any results, she said all good and walked away. I was just an excited first time mother! It is honestly very sad that someone that clearly hates their profession still helps people and makes them feel uncomfortable and unwelcomed. I am so so so glad I am never going in that office again! What an unpleasant experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Helpful
Juliana Cossio – Sep 04, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
I’ve been seeing Dr. Dattel throughout my pregnancy and In my opinion she is a brilliant and thorough Doctor. She’s there for you and your babies health, not to make you feel warm and fuzzy. She’s straight forward about risks and concerns and is incredibly attentive medically. I had some blood sugar issues and was sent to the hospital by an “on call” doctor. Within 10min of me arriving at the hospital Dr. Dattel (not even my primary dr.) had seen my name and had called the hospital to see why I was there and was ordering test. As a patient, all I care about is having a doctor who is attentive and willing to go the extra mile to keep me and my babies safe. I don’t need a hand holder, I need a Doctor, and she is an incredible doctor. Not to mention incredibly punctual. I never have to wait over my apt time to see her. I highly recommend Dr. Dattel.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Alison C. – Aug 18, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
I've seen Dr. Dattel twice now and both times she was very kind and informative. She is quick and to the point, but never failed to ask if I had any concerns. In both appointments she offered information that was extremely helpful and eased my mind about common conditions that our baby had.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Jackie Clarke – Aug 04, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
Beyond bad. I am 34 years old. She asked me first thing "why did you wait so long to have kids?" WOW! So unbelievable. The rest of the time proceded to tell me how dangerous it is that I am so old and geriatric. It was beyond rude. She said NOTHING about our baby in the ultrasound. I cried in the car after I felt so violated and weirded out and it all happened so fast that I couldn't really speak up because I was SO SHOCKED. Stay away. A great alternative to this clinic in SB is Jadali Daryoush MD in Ventura he was fantastic and respectful and great rates. This place with Bonnie and Soffici is outrageously priced with unprofessional and rude staff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Emily – Jan 08, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
Had her for my 20wk anatomy scan. She was very cold, went through her checklist quickly not saying anything. When she found an issue she gave a short explanation and continued on. As stated by others she also jabbed my belly trying to get the baby to move. Said my baby “kind of cooperated” as she walked out the door. Doesn’t seem like she enjoys her job and it surely shows. Unfortunately had to go to the hospital to be seen for some concerns that I reported to my ONGYN. She was not pleasant to be around yet again made me feel absolutely stupid for going in even though it was recommended by my OBGYN that I did. The nurses were all super sweet and made me feel welcome and cared for so thankfully that made the experience a bit better. Really hoping to not be seen by her again.
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
DWLR – Aug 28, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
Not surprised with all the bad reviews!. She’s the most uncomfortable person to be seen by, I was under her care with my twin girls who I lost she had no sympathy, she kept giving me high hopes to getting a cerclage in sake of saving my daughters life, that wasn’t the case I never got the cerclage then she was totally rude and said well maybe one can be saved what mother wants to hear that!. She saw me at the hospital in her high heels didn’t bother to keep me updated. She should retire!!!.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
Helpful
Dec 05, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
She did not talk to me during my entire anatomy scan and just ran through her “checklist” as fast as possible. She aggressively jabbed my side, complaining that the baby needs to move. Didn’t explaine ANYTHING and gave short, blunt answers to our questions, if she even answered them at all. This lady needs to retire already.
9 people found this helpful
Helpful
Oct 03, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
Bedside manner is HORRIBLE. At 20 week anatomy scan (which from my understanding is the most important) didn’t tell me anything about my baby so I felt extremely worried, began asking questions to make sure everything was okay & she quickly shut them down and kept things short & blunt. WILL NOT see her for the remainder of my pregnancy. Doesn’t seem interested in patient care or her job whatsoever.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
Helpful
May 23, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
She recited me all the standard "elevated risk" factors that come with advanced maternal age you can literally read on any website without any regard to my particular case. She proceeded to do her measurements on the baby without explaining anything. At some point, she started poking really hard on my tummy and telling the baby to "move over". I had to ask her to please stop poking the baby. Zero useful information. Absolutely horrid experience!
6 people found this helpful
Helpful
Jan 03, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?
Reply
This woman was an absolute nightmare. I have never felt more uncomfortable with ANY doctor or medical professional. Will be calling to leave a formal complaint.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
Helpful
Bakersfield, CA – Jun 29, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Dattel?
Provider explaining information to patient

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Biography

Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Education

1986
University Of California-San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1983
UCSD
Residency Hospital
1980
University Of Californiasan Diego
Internship Hospital
1979
University of California School of Medicine - San Diego
Medical School
,

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Dattel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Dattel accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dattel frequently treats Pregnancy Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, and Intrauterine Growth Restriction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dattel treats.

Where is Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD's office located?

Dr. Dattel's office is located at 316 W JUNIPERO ST, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Dattel has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Bonnie Dattel, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Bonnie J Dattel M.d.

Bonnie J Dattel M.d.316 W JUNIPERO ST Santa Barbara, CA 93105
1

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dattel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center

Norfolk, VA

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Newport News, VA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received