Dr. Richard Greenspun, MD

Dr. Richard Greenspun, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Greenspun chose the field of medicine because it allows him to be a teacher, problem solver, scientist and confidant to his patients. He enjoys going home each day with a sense that he helped people during difficult times. One of the highlights of his career was serving as a physician in the Pan Am Games and later, as Chief Medical Officer for Athletics in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. He has also served as a physician for the Los Angeles Clippers and a professional soccer team in Los Angeles. Like many doctors, Dr. Greenspun chose another avenue to serve those in need. After his mother's passing, which he says was made immeasurably easier by hospice, he helped establish a new hospice in Santa Monica. More than 10 years later, he still serves as its medical director. He finds working with hospice patients and their families very rewarding, and a constant reminder of why he chose to go into medicine. Dr. Greenspun was the first doctor in his family, but not the last. His oldest daughter went into medicine and now sees patients as an Internist. In his time away from the office, Dr. Greenspun enjoys playing golf, cycling and reading. Mostly, however, he and his wife can be found spending time with his daughters and four grandchildren.

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 424

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Greenspun's Experience

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Dr. Greenspun'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 Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
90

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Dysentery
  • Ear Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Valley Fever
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Immunization Administration
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis 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.

Education

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Greenspun has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Greenspun's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Greenspun to family and friends
3.8
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Greenspun's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Los Angeles, CA |
I saw Dr. Greenspun for an annual physical, which was supposed to be fully covered by my insurance. The service provided by the doctor seemed standard; however, I learned later that the doctor ordered a non-standard blood test which wasn't covered by my insurance without informing me the test was not covered or offering me the option not to have the test done. The doctor's staff would not correct the error and told me it was my fault. Very bad customer service.
in Marina Del Rey, CA |
I visited Dr. Greenspun for a preventative check up, but also had a few minor health concerns. The office was very professional, clean and the timeline promised was met. Dr. Greenspun was pleasant, listened well, answered my questions and offered what I believe was very good advice for my issues. I am glad to have found Dr. Greenspun, and as much as I prefer not to see doctors, I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Calabasas, CA |
Sad to realize that you can't trust your Doctor. Was charged $295.00 for answering a question during yearly physical. No real issue, just a thought. Treatment mentioned as a possibility and a referral suggested by the Doctor, not asked for or used by me, cost $300.00. Will find another Dr.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
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  • SCAN Health Plan
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Hospitals where Dr. Greenspun has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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