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Why Should You Have a Family Doctor? Santa Monica, CA

There are many advantages to having a family doctor that may not be apparent to the casual observer. With so many medical practice specialties, it can be challenging to know what type of doctor will provide the overall care needed to keep you and your family members in optimal health. Emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are often crowded with non-emergency patients.

Family doctors provide many benefits that can keep you and your loved ones in good health and out of the emergency room and urgent care. A highly trained family doctor is familiar with a wide variety of conditions and ailments. Additionally, they treat patients during their entire lifecycle.

Getting to Know You

Many people have a favorite mechanic or auto repair shop that services their vehicle. Over time, that person gets to know the vehicle and its idiosyncrasies well. Maintenance, diagnosis and repair are much easier when the mechanic knows the car. It is the same with your family doctor.

Over time, your family doctor becomes familiar with your personal and family history and, as a result, can make accurate diagnoses. Your family doctor is better able to notice any red flags regarding your health because of the longevity of your relationship. Family doctors have a broader view of their patients’ lives. It covers more than just medical history. Knowing family dynamics and relationships helps the doctor provide better treatment.

Continuum of Care

Your family doctor can provide ongoing care for chronic illness. In addition to the annual physical examination, the family doctor can also assist you in managing long-term issues. Diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis, asthma and other chronic conditions require continued monitoring. Your family doctor helps keep these conditions under control and can also offer guidance on how to manage your condition effectively with the least impact on daily living.

A Family Affair

Your family doctor is there for your entire family, from the youngest to the eldest. Your family physician provides continuous medical care throughout all stages of life. When Dr. Brent J. Michael is your family doctor, you can trust that you are in good hands. With expertise in family medicine and geriatric care, Dr. Michael provides exceptional care for all your family members.

Our office is your one-stop-health care resource. Let us provide your family with the excellent health care you want and deserve. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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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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Brent J. Michael, MD

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



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