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Daina A. Danovitch, MD

Languages: English
Professional Statement
It was a natural choice for Dr. Danovitch to go into medicine. Her grandmother was a general practitioner and her mother is a pediatrician, making her a third generation female physician. Dr. Danovitch grew up helping both physicians in their offices and rounding in the hospital with them. Her close relationship with her grandmother influenced her choice to specialize in geriatrics, in addition to family medicine. The aspect of practicing medicine that Dr. Danovitch loves most is learning from her patients' life experiences. Her favorite vacation is going home to Chicago where she grew up, spending time with her parents and five siblings. In her spare time, Dr. Danovitch likes to hike, especially the Westridge trail leading to San Vicente Mountain. She also enjoys cooking and is working on incorporating more of the Mediterranean diet into family meals. Her signature dish is teriyaki salmon steamed in foil and served with sesame cabbage---a healthy dish her kids love.
Education
Institution
Type
UCLA Geffen School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Medical School
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Internship
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Residency
UCLA VA Geriatric Fellowship Program, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Preferred Provider Organization
  • 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
  • Blue Shield of CA POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA Preferred Provider Organization
  • 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)
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Acupuncture
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes Management
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Geriatrics
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Menopause
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Weight Problem
  • Women's Health
 
Santa Monica Family Physicians
2701 Ocean Park Boulevard Suite 118
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(424) 212-5938
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center