Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
(17)
Save
Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD is a family medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1991 and specializes in family medicine.Read her story

1831 Wilshire Blvd Ste B

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check if Dr. Paranal treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Paranal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination

About Me

Biography

"Velinda Paranal, MD is a native of Los Angeles and has loved practicing Family Medicine in Santa Monica for over 20 years. Historically treating all ages, she now specializes in the care of adults and their changing needs. She is also the Scribe Pro...

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
Medical School
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2017

Dr. Paranal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Paranal

3.1

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
41.1764705882353%
(7)
4 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
1 Star
35.294117647058826%
(6)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Paranal?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Paranal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
I had the extreme misfortune of having Dr. Paranal as my Primary Physician. Due to chronic lower back pain, I had asked for a MRI. Over a period of three years, I had described my symptoms of sciatica to Dr. Paranal. My MRI was refused and pain medication was prescribed. She also said that my pain...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD?
Reply
Dr Paranal takes the time to care for her clients. It's rare to find someone like her.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD?
Reply
Do not waste your time and money with this doctor. She is condescending, dismissive, and judgmental. If you are looking for a doctor who doesn't listen, has no time for you, limits the amount of test and care you get (because it's "saving" you the anguish of potential false positives), and makes...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD?
Reply
The best doctor on the Westside!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Paranal?

Locations

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Anthem
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna POS
Commercial HMO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Oscar Insurance Corporation
SCAN Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Commercial HMO

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Paranal treats patients.

Learn more