Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD

Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 61

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Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albany Medical College medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kennedy to book an appointment.

(888) 580-0894

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Santa Monica UCLA Parkside

Santa Monica UCLA Parkside2428 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 200 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kennedy

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

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  • Office environment (10)
  • Appointment scheduling (9)
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  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr. Kennedy is a fantastic primary care doctor. He has a great sense of humor and is able to put you at ease. He listens, is not hesitant to refer you to a specialist if you need one, and always checks up on you. My family has been going to him for over 15 years.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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As another reviewer mentioned, Kennedy’s bedside manner is non-existent. He had no concerns for the symptoms I explained and rushed me along with no solution. After this nightmare, I consulted a second physician (who i will review separately) that quickly diagnosed the issue and gave me a great solution. There is no shortage of capable doctors in Santa Monica — skip this doctor with a God complex.
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I’m grateful to have Dr. Kennedy as my primary physician. He is thorough and uses a holistic approach to treating my concerns. Ie for sleep problems he evaluated caffeine intake and overall lifestyle to find the underlying cause rather than blindly prescribe pills to treat the symptom.
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Apr 16, 2019
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My husband and I have been patient’s of dr Kennedy for 8 years. I go as little as possible because of his awful attitude and bedside manner. Every time I go I promise myself I will find another doctor. He is rude, disrespectful, talks over you and is unwilling to discuss things if you have any questions or hesitations. you can hear him talking the same way to other patients through the walls as you sit waiting for your turn.
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Mrs Herd in Santa Monica – Nov 07, 2018
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Dr. Kennedy is extremely competent, caring and compassionate. His other patients and I are indeed fortunate to be his patients.
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Carolyn Taffel in Santa Monica, CA – Sep 26, 2016
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Dr. Kennedy's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
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Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Santa Monica Hosp
Residency Hospital
1987
Santa Monica Hosp
Internship Hospital
1986
Albany Medical College
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (888) 580-0894.

Does Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kennedy has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kennedy's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kennedy frequently treats Hypogonadism, Hernia, and Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kennedy treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Kennedy, MD's office located?

Dr. Kennedy's office is located at 2428 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received