Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Dr. Velinda Paranal, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
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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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No malpractice claims found for California
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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

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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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Dr Paranal takes the time to care for her clients. It's rare to find someone like her.
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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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The best doctor on the Westside!
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
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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
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Health Net
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Oscar Insurance Corporation
SCAN Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
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