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Brent J. Michael

Family Medicine and Primary Care Doctor

Dr. Brent Michael is a well-respected family and primary care doctor who has served patients in the Santa Monica area for more than 15 years. Dr. Michael provides top-quality medical care to achieve optimal results and provide peace of mind to patients and their families. He works collaboratively to incorporate the latest medical advances, pharmaceutical developments, and homeopathic medicine into a plan developed jointly with the patient.

He graduated from UCLA – Santa Monica residency where he is now an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Family Medicine Department.

Dr. Michael has years of experience serving patients in the Santa Monica area. He and his staff have designed his practice to be top-level, patient-centered, and devoted to providing you with excellent care in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Be assured that you and your family members will receive the attention and care necessary to achieve optimal health and peace of mind. Please contact our office now to schedule your appointment!

Concierge Care

Dr. Michael also offers concierge care, which is a more intensive, individualized form of care.
This special care may be sought by patients who are:

  • facing a health crisis,
  • who have complicated overlapping health issues,
  • who are in need of a medical “coach” to help them find and get access to the best experts to address their medical needs,
  • who need someone to monitor their care while they are unconscious or unable to make critical decisions because of a medical issue or the side effects of treatment, or
  • who need a “quarterback” to coordinate the work of several specialists on a medical team.
  • Services may include 24/7 telemedicine or house calls.

Geriatric Care

Dr. Michael is trained in Geriatric Care. He understands the special needs of patients with dementia and elderly patients suffering from depression. His compassionate approach to medicalAn old lady smiling care is ideally suited to this population. Dr. Michael has been recognized for excellence in caring for elderly patients and he recently received the prestigious St. John of God Healing Award.

The St. John of God Healing Award was given to Dr. Michael for his work at the St. John of God Retirement and Care Centers. The award is “traditionally given to an individual who reflects the dignity of human life in the care of the sick and elderly.” If you or a loved one is looking for a physician who provides compassionate care to elderly patient, please call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Michael today.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office accepts most PPO insurance, as well as Medicare and cash. We do not accept any HMO insurance.

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Our Patient Reviews

Brent J. Michael, MD

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews

Ashly Tucker

I've interacted with Dr. Michael and his staff on several occasions and they have all been nothing but pleasant! Keep up the good work guys! I'll be sending anyone I know who needs a Dr. in Santa Monica your way!

Dolores Niece

Dr. Michael is a brilliant, compassionate doctor who listens and cares for his patient. I have never experienced this quality of medical care anywhere. The staff was very accommodating and made me feel very comfortable. He is the best family physician that we have ever had.

Greg Kove

Dr. Michael is not your average doctor. I feel fortunate to have enjoyed Dr. Michael as my primary GP for over 6 years and have found him to be extremely trustworthy, personable, knowledgeable, honest, thorough, compassionate and non-judgmental. He takes the time to talk to you and to listen to all of your concerns. Dr. Michael is someone you can talk with and he really cares about each one of his patients. He listens and provides suggestions. A patient couldn't ask for a more caring physician than Dr. Michael. The entire office staff is extremely friendly, personable and accommodating. Dr. Michael is a great doctor, mentor and friend. I'm glad I have him as my primary care provider! I am forever grateful to Dr. Michael and strongly recommend him to anyone who desires personalized care.

Gini Holtzman

Dr. Michael takes time to listen, diagnose, and prescribe the best treatment possible. He made me feel comfortable talking to him about all of my health concerns and I left my appointment with answers to all of my questions. Dr Michael really understood what I was feeling both emotionally and physically and communicated that understanding to me.

Jose Hernandez

Dr. Michaels is easy to talk to, down-to-earth as well as smart and competent. It feels more like you’re getting good advice from a personal friend who is also a licensed physician. I have been recommending him to friends and family for years now and with absolutely no complaints. He is always able to fit me into his schedule and help me as promptly as possible. I haven’t had to wait more than twenty minutes after checking in to see him. He is very knowledgeable and polite and is willing to answer all of my questions without being rude or cold.

Alex D.

Dr. Michael is very friendly and easy to talk to. His staff is great and his nurse was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t catch her name but she was quick, very efficient and friendly! I will definitely be sticking around with this doc for as long as I can


Emory Universirty
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
Southern Illinois University of Medicine Univeristy of Miami
  • Family Medicine Internship
University of California, Los Angeles
  • Family Medicine Residency
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Affiliations and Awards


St. John of God - Resident Doctor

UCLA - Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine - Teaches at Common Ground in the area of Addiction and Harm Reduction


Suboxone Provider through the (APAA) American Association of Family Physicians American Medical Association
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Brent J. Michael, MD

2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1260W
Santa Monica, CA 90404



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