Dr. Eileen McGrath, MD

Dr. Eileen McGrath, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Eileen McGrath, MD is a family medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in family medicine.Read her story

1831 Wilshire Blvd Ste B

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Contact Information

(310) 829-8903

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Oscar Insurance Corporation
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. McGrath's Experience

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

Dr. McGrath's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McGrath "The fictional namesake of the 1970s TV show, Marcus Welby, MD, made a big impression on Dr. Eileen McGrath. The genial doctor who made house calls---and an overarching love of people—are what motivated her to go into medicine. Dr. McGrath spent time in college with a family doctor, shadowing him as he tended to patients. She watched as he took care of people in jail, and delivered babies in Ithaca, NY. “He was a true family doctor,” she says. That inspired her choice of family medicine as her specialty. Dr. McGrath’s Irish heritage is important to her. Her parents came from Ireland and she visits the Emerald Island every couple of years, where she has 68 first cousins. Dr. McGrath did her residency at UCLA and decided to stay in Santa Monica. She loves the weather, the ocean, the mountains and exercising outdoors. Her activities of choice are hiking, running and biking along beach trails. In her time off, she also enjoys travel. Her favorite places so far include Brazil, Argentina, Peru, South Africa and Japan. Her bucket list destination? The 7th continent: Antarctica. Dr. McGrath's husband, Mark Needham MD, also practices family medicine. Their daughter is in pre-med, majoring in global health and Spanish. They also have two sons, one who resides in New York and is a professional dancer and choreographer, and another who is attending the UCLA Herb Alpert music school as a percussionist. "
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1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

119  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Immunization
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

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.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Santa Monica Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Santa Monica Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Eileen McGrath, MD
I had a new patient visit for a physical exam with Dr. McGrath this morning and I must say that she is the best doctor I've ever had a visit with and I'm in my 40s. Some highlights: a) Very punctual and friendly - her and staff. b) Listens attentively and doesn't rush. c) Is very knowledgeable and...Read More
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West LA Mom in Los Angeles, CA – Sep 08, 2018
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Dr McGrath has cared for me for over a decade. She's very empathetic, she's bright and always "gets it." She works With you and is responsive to your ideas. She does NOT bury her face in the computer She is the Best.
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Judith England in Santa Monica – Sep 28, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. McGrath's for over 10 years and think so highly of her. She is thorough, caring, knowledgeable and professional.
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Santa Monica, CA – Aug 18, 2017
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She has been my physician for over 25 years and has never failed to give excellent attention to and advice regarding my healthcare concerns.
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Los Angeles, CA – Nov 02, 2016
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She has been our favorite for over 20 years . She is very personal and professional
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bobhetjag in Woodland Hills, CA – Aug 06, 2016
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