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Manali A. Shendrikar, M.D.

Languages: Marathi, Spanish, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Ask Dr. Manali Shendrikar who her greatest role model is, and she will tell you it is her late mother. A foreign medical graduate from India, Dr. Shendrikar’s mother was a family physician. She remembers her mother coming home from seeing patients all day, and still cooking fresh, homemade Indian food every night. She taught her daughter that she could do anything in life and still balance career and family. With three young children of her own, Dr. Shendrikar is doing just that. Family is important to her—all families, in fact. She loves taking care of generations of families and often counts multiple family members as patients. Away from the office, she enjoys working out. She has also snorkeled some of the most picturesque beaches in Thailand and Mexico, where she enjoys practicing her Spanish. Dr. Shendrikar hopes to someday climb Machu Picchu in Peru, a dream she shared with her late mother. Dr. Shendrikar’s patients should not be surprised if they find her on a stage somewhere in Los Angeles, doing stand-up comedy. In high school and college, she was part of Bloomers, an all-female comedy troupe. She had to forego her comedic aspirations to focus on attending medical school, but recently began performing again. So on stage and off, she hopes to keep all her patients smiling.
University Of Texas, Health Science Center At San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Medical School
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Allergies
  • Annual Examination
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Geriatrics
  • Headache
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Menopause
  • Nutrition
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Problem
Santa Monica Family Physicians
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 625E
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(424) 212-5937
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center