Dr. Philip Bretsky, MD

Dr. Philip Bretsky, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Philip Bretsky, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in internal medicine.

Santa Monica Primary Care

1301 20th St Ste 230

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Bretsky's Experience

Dr. Bretsky'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
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bretsky "Primary emphasis on preventive care and wellness."

1  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

191  Conditions Treated


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30  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Biopsy
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Immunization
  • IV Rehydration
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spirometry
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Travel Physical Examination
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Vaccination
  • 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.


  • Swarthmore College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Cedars Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Cedars-Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2003
  • Yale Un
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bretsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bretsky's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bretsky'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)

Bretsky great. Getting stuck seeing snarky PA (particularly Sandra) Bc it is impossible to get in with him (as an existing client), not great. He's taken on way too many patients, so I had to fire him (hadn't been able to see him for a year). If you ever need urgent care, you will not be seeing...more
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Late for appointment, makes you sign authorization to charge your Credit Card without sending any statements. Just charge the card and you have to figure it out with your EOB....prescribed a medication that from my research is contraindicated for me, and when I brought it up would not even...more
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Dr. Bretsky is an AWESOME doctor. Very knowledgeable and friendly. However, I was disappointed recently when I needed a short notice pre-op clearance appointment and he was out of town. His receptionist was not helpful at all!!!! He has a new PA who too inexperienced to do pre op clearance...more
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Dr. Bretsky is not only very knowledge, but is very compassionate, caring and approachable as well. His staff is helpful and courteous, and I'm so glad that after leaving my former doctor, I was able to find Dr. Bretsky. I feel 100% confident and comfortable in his care.
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