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Meet Dr. Michael Santa Monica, CA

Short Biography

  • Brent J. MichaelDr. Brent James Michael graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in May of 2000. Dr. Michael completed his internship at the University of Miami on November 2002. He also completed his residency at the prestigious school of University of California, Los Angeles on June 2004. Dr. Michael began his private practice and affiliation with St. John of God since 2004, while being a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. In Addition, he is affiliated with the American Medical Association, California Medical Association, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. Dr. Michael has demonstrated extensive knowledge in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. He also has Cardiovascular knowledge allowing him to perform certain studies such as: Ultrasound, Radiology, and other venous related studies. He also specializes in Opioid Dependence and Addiction.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center logoUCLA Medical CenterResidency
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital logoJackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health SystemInternship
  • Southern Illinois University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Emory University

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License logoCA State Medical License2003 - 2020
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2
  • USMLE Step 3
  • California State Medical License No. A 81591DEA No. BM8200735
  • California State Medical License No. A 81591Suboxone Provider DEA No. XM8200735
  • California Department of Public Health Limited Bone Densitometry Supervisor and OperatorCertificate #RHC-XBD 0004
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)Certificate of Waiver – 05D1034974

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • St. John Of God Care Center
  • Board MemberSt. John of God, 2017-2018
  • Board MemberAmerican Red Cross, 2010
  • Marquis Who’s Who 09/2017
  • St John’s of God Healing Award08/2017
  • Top 10 Doctor – City 2014
  • Most Compassionate Doctor2009-2010
  • On-Time Doctor Award2009
  • Patients’ Choice Award2008 -2009
  • Honors in Pharmacology
  • Honors in Surgery
  • Excellence in Family Practice in area of Clinical Performance and Non-cognitive Behaviors
  • Excellence in Psychology in areas of Clinical Performance and Knowledge and Clinical Reasoning
  • Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology in area of Noncognitive Behaviors

Clinical Trials

Press Mentions

  • St. John of God Healing Award logoBrent Michael MD to Receive Prestigious St. John of God Healing AwardOctober 24, 2017


  • Santa Monica Red Cross Chapter, Disaster Preparedness
  • American Red Cross Prepare SM Committee

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

  • Providence Saint John's Health CenterSanta Monica, California
  • UCLA Medical Center-Santa Monica logoUCLA Medical Center-Santa MonicaSanta Monica, California

Continuing Medical Education

  • Treatment of Opioid DependenceCompleted - 03/31/02
  • Family Practice ReviewCompleted - 08/10/06
  • Pain Management, Palliative Care Completed - 08/28/06
  • Comprehensive Review HIV ManagementCompleted - 12/09/06
  • Gulfcoast Ultrasound InstituteCompleted – 11/12/08
  • AMA PRACompleted – 11/12/08
  • Prescribed AMACompleted – 2010
  • Presentation/DiagnosisCompleted – 01/09/10
  • MFR10002: Northern California Emergency Ultrasound Completed – 03/05/10
  • No California ER UltrasoundCompleted – 03/05/10
  • Stroke Prevention in Atrial FibrillationCompleted – 02/10/15
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Leave Disease Completed – 06/11/15
  • Evaluation of Rural vs Urban Trauma PatientCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Effect of Smoking Cessation on Multiple SclerosisCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Female- and Male- Specific Risk Factors for Stroke Completed – 02/10/17
  • Strategies for Flipping the Script on Opioid OverprescribingCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Effects of Hydrocortisone on Development of Shock Among Patients with Severe SepsisCompleted – 02/10/17
  • The Diagnosis and Management of Mild Cognitive ImpairmentCompleted – 02/10/17
  • Effects of Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Control in Adults Insulin Injection)Completed – 02/10/17

List of Publication Authors

  • Paula Hernandez and Brent J Michael, M.D., “ Botulism Toxin Used for Non-Anesthetic Medical Modalities of Treatment”, Up to Date, 2004.

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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

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