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Anita M. Gorwara, MD

Languages: English, Hindi
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Gorwara inspired to become a family physician at the age of 14 while she was in Boarding School in Northern India. She was influenced by the school doctor who visited the infirmary daily. At one point Dr. Gorwara had become very ill, and was able to observe first-hand how a doctor made a clinical diagnosis with limited resources and testing. Treating her appropriately based on symptoms and examination only. It was not only his intelligence, but the compassion he showed her as he visited her daily in the hospital for a month, that drove her to become a family physician. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families, not only on a professional level but a personal one as well. She feels the greatest joy a family physician can have is taking care of an entire family and really knowing her patients. She is a strong advocate of woman's health care, as a result, woman of all ages gravitate to her. Dr. Gorwara is a part of Global Medical Brigades. This is a volunteer non-profit international movement of medical professionals working alongside local communities to set up sustainable health systems. She recently traveled to Nicaragua with her 16 year old son where they worked together and helped develop a health care system for an impoverished community. In her off hours, Dr. Gorwara likes to run, bike and hike. She has two teenage boys and enjoys spending all her free time with them. She is an excellent cook. She combines both her Indian and Welsh heritage to create unique dishes
Education
Institution
Type
Grant Medical College (University Of Mumbai), Mumbai, India
Medical School
Christiana Care Health Services, Wilmington, DE
Internship
Christiana Care Health Services, Wilmington, DE
Residency
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
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Annual Examination
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Hypertension
  • Preventive Medicine
 
Santa Monica Family Physicians
1831 Wilshire Boulevard Suite B
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 212-5933
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center