David M. Cutler, M.D.

Languages: French, English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
David Cutler, MD, has been Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for 26 years and is now Chairman of the Santa Monica Family Physicians medical group. From 2004-2010, he was Chairman of the Family Medicine Department at Saint John’s Health Center. He is certified by the America Board of Family Medicine and in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Originally from Boston, he graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and received Honors grades from Tufts Medical School. Dr. Cutler is active in the UCLA Program in Global Health leading yearly missions to Haiti. In addition, he explored international health during periods of practice in New Zealand and Myanmar. Dr. Cutler has a special interest in cardiovascular disease and performs treadmill stress tests in his office. David and his wife, a clinical psychologist, have been married for 33 years. Their three grown children reside in LA with sons employed in cloud software and commercial real estate. Their daughter is in medical school. The Cutler family enjoys adventurous family vacations skiing, boating, scuba diving and exploring distant cultures.
Education
Institution
Type
Tufts University School Of Medicine, Boston, MA
Medical School
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Allergy To Insects
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Annual Examination
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Bedbugs
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • College Health
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coping
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Cystitis
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Employee Health
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erythema
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Heart Disease
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Pain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hpv Vaccination
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunizations
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Injury To Foot
  • Injury To Hand
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Learning Disability
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Lipoma
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Memory Disorders
  • Men's Health
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Migraine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Overweight
  • Pain In Digit
  • Painful Periods
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Reaction
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rosacea
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • School Anxiety
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Enuresis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shin Splints
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Tag
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprain
  • Sputum Production
  • Staphylococcus
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Suture Removal
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Teething
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick-Borne Infections
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Twitching
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaccines
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wellness
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (150 Ratings, 38 Comments)


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12/25/2018
I think Dr Cutler never gives up until he has answers. When I had breast cancer, even though all he tests including a mammogram and several biopsies came out fine,he did not believe they were accurate. He insisted I go to the most competent cancer expert he could recommend and she found the early cancer. I am fine for many years due to Dr Culer.
100

12/19/2018
[...] all was great experience
100

11/20/2018
Dr. Cutler is the most knowedgeable and communicative doctor I have ever had and makes me feel that my health and wellness a important to him.
100

11/14/2018
Doctor is prompt, listens, and offers his expert opinion.
100

11/13/2018
Very good service. I like Dr. Cutler's advise, care. He takes time to understand. His assistant student helper was very professional and nurse and front desk.
100

10/29/2018
Best diagnostician I have met since the late Dr. [...].
100

10/24/2018
very good doctor
80

10/24/2018
Very professional.
100

10/23/2018
Doctor has excellent communication skills.
100

10/23/2018
I have always had excellent care from Dr. Cutler, and have sent him patients.
100

10/16/2018
Dr. Cutler is an excellent doctor who has managed my recent health care with experience, professionalism. and attentiveness.
100

10/16/2018
Excellent!
100

09/25/2018
Always excellent!
100

09/18/2018
I have had Dr David Cutler as my primary care physician for 15-20 years. He is excellent he knows my history he is persistent about my issues with weight and cholesterol. I trust the information and advice he gives me and I respect his judgment so I do what he recommends to the best of my ability.
100

09/12/2018
diagnosed breast cancer, demanded many tests, lumpectomy in early stage saved my life thanks to him being so persistent.
100

08/28/2018
good doctor. He always answers my email on medical question. Receptionist are very courteous. Nothing bad to report.
100

08/28/2018
Exceptional primary care Doctor!
60

08/07/2018
I respect Dr. Cutler's medical knowledge & being proactive. I find some of his comments to be quirky. [...]
100

08/07/2018
I been going to Dr Cutler for a long time always had a Great experience.
100

07/24/2018
very good doctor
90

07/10/2018
David has been my Primary Care doctor for 10 or 15 years, and we know each other very well. My only (minor) concern is that he is so caring and compassionate with all his patients that he often runs late with his appointments.
100

07/03/2018
This was my first visit to this physician. I found him to be outstanding, very thorough, going over all my health needs with me. I will definitely be seeing him on a regular basis now.
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06/20/2018
I was previously seeing Dr Cutler at [...] for the last 15 years. Since it was time for my annual physical exam I transferred to Providence so that he and Dr [...] can be my primary care physicians going forward. My spouse has also transferred to Providence [...].
100

06/19/2018
Dr. Cutler is a superb physician.
100

06/19/2018
dr cutler is great!
90

06/12/2018
Both Dr. [...] and Dr. Cutler are amazing! [...]
100

04/25/2018
Dr. Cutler has been my primary care physician for over 20 years and has always provided me with excellant care. In October of 2017 Dr. Cutler was instrumental in diagnosing my throat cancer and his referrals to an incredible team of specialist has made all the deference in my current prognosis.
90

04/24/2018
New to California, Dr. Cutler was recommended by Dr. [...]. Very hsppy with Dr. Cutler.
90

04/23/2018
very good health care provider.
100

04/17/2018
Dr. Cutler has been excellent. He is relatively new to me, and was recommended by a friend. He is helpful, is sharp, and has excellent communication skills. I feel fortunate to have found him.
100

04/03/2018
he is a very caring doctor and very knowledgeable and very good at explaining things
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03/27/2018
Everything fine
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03/22/2018
I always feel that I have Dr. Cutler's full attention & am completely happy with the care he provides.
100

03/20/2018
Dr. David Cutler is an excellent primary care physician. I've known him for many years. [...]
100

03/06/2018
Dr. Cutler is very professional and informative.
90

03/06/2018
The doctor is wonderful. I had significant issues with the office staff and misinformation about insurance and ordering tests. Many mistakes were made on my record which impacted my ability to get my online chart.
100

02/21/2018
Responsive, attentive thorough helpful. Avaiable when I needed him.
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01/23/2018
Dr. Cutler has been my primary care physician for thirty years and has always provided excellent care. During my most recent health crisis he was instrumental in getting my throat cancer properly diagnosed and referred me to Dr. [...] for oncology and Dr. [...] for radiation therapy. I am extremely happy with this team and look forward to a complete recovery. Dr. Cutler will be my doctor as long as he continues to practice and I continue to remain on this planet. What more can I say !!
 
SMFP Primary Care Wilshire
901 Wilshire Boulevard
Floor 1

Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 212-5934
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center