Dr. Philip Bretsky, MD

Dr. Philip Bretsky, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o
17 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Primary emphasis on preventive care and wellness.Read more

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Dr. Bretsky's Reviews

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Dr. Bretsky's Performance
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  • 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 Reviews (3)
in Santa Monica, CA |
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 recommend an alternative, I was told to take ibuprofen after throwing my back out. Staff not friendly, business operates as almost a collection agency, and saw doc for about ten minutes.
in santa monica, CA |
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 appointments and there was no doctor that was covering for him.
in Encino, CA |
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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Dr. Bretsky's Care Philosophy

Primary emphasis on preventive care and wellness.

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Bretsky has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Asthma
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Memory Disorders
  • Osteoporosis


  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Cedars-Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Swarthmore College

    Graduated in 1993

  • Other Education
    University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine

    Completed in 2003

    Yale Un

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • IV Rehydration
  • Joint Injection
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Spirometry
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Travel Physical Examination
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Vaccination