Dr. Peter Birnstein, MD

Dr. Peter Birnstein, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
72 y/o

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Dr. Peter Birnstein, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Dr. Birnstein is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Peter M Birnstein MD

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 800

Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Dr. Birnstein's Experience

Dr. Birnstein'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


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Asthma


  • Blood Draw
  • Immunization
  • Lab Service
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • 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.


  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • University of Southern California
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Birnstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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

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Dr. Birnstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birnstein to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Birnstein'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 (3)
in Bullhead City, AZ |
Best Dr. I have ever had treat me. Wish he was here in fort Mohave Az. If you read this Dr. B its me Sue Campbell
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Birnstein was a good doctor for 10+ years, but he's an 9-5 guy who takes long lunches and has an unfriendly staff. When I became deathly ill with what turned out to be a rare virus, I called him at home on a Sunday after 8 am - to which he answered Do you know what time it is? and hung up on me. I ended up in the ICU - and recovered - but no doctor on my case could believe what he done - and after many years as a patient neither could I.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Greatest Doctor. He really takes his time to listen to his patients. One of the few that still Doctors the old way. it's never a feeling of being rushed through your appointment. Dr. spends time getting to know his patients and works with whatever limitations presented to him. More Dr. need to run their office like Dr.
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Dr. Birnstein accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Birnstein has admitting privileges

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