Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 63
(16)
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Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD
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 Program Director for Santa Monica Family Physicians promoting office visits that offer high tech efficiency with having a doctor that knows you. After earning a B.S. Biological Sciences from Stanford University, she worked as an environmental educator then as a comprehensive science high school teacher. She was transported to the Midwest by marriage, graduating from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Paranal completed her residency at the Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center and is board certified in Family Medicine. She enjoys hiking, yoga, ukelele and aviation with her family. Recently she volunteered on an educational mission to Ethiopia, helping to build a rural school and supporting leadership training for government officials. Areas of Interest Annual physical exams combined with setting goals for your wellness. Women’s health, contraception, PMS, perimenopausal and menopausal hormone replacement. Introduction to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement two hour class. Men’s health, anti-aging and testosterone therapy. Full spectrum family medicine including urgent care visits, sports medicine, dermatology, anxiety, depression, and ADD.

1831 Wilshire Blvd Ste B

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Contact Information
Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Paranal's Experience

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Dr. Paranal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
73

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Immunization Administration
  • 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

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Award, 2017
Media & Publications

Dr. Paranal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paranal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paranal to family and friends
3.3
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Paranal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Anaheim, CA |
Dr Paranal takes the time to care for her clients. It's rare to find someone like her.
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 you feel crazy for talking about your health issues and symptoms, then maybe give her a try.
in Los Angeles, CA |
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Dr. Paranal accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Paranal 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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