Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD is a family medicine specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 27 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

(310) 829-8903

Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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

Dr. Paranal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Paranal "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. "
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1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

73  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

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


  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD
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
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May 07, 2018
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Dr Paranal takes the time to care for her clients. It's rare to find someone like her.
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Anaheim, CA – Jul 30, 2017
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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
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May 13, 2017
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The best doctor on the Westside!
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Mike in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 02, 2016
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