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Velinda J. Paranal, M.D.

Languages: Spanish, English
Professional Statement
Velinda Paranal, MD is a native of Los Angeles and has loved practicing Family Medicine in Santa Monica for over 20 years. Historically treating all ages, she now specializes in the care of adults and their changing needs. She is also the Scribe Program Director for Santa Monica Family Physicians promoting office visits that offer high tech efficiency with having a doctor that knows you. After earning a B.S. Biological Sciences from Stanford University, she worked as an environmental educator then as a comprehensive science high school teacher. She was transported to the Midwest by marriage, graduating from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Paranal completed her residency at the Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center and is board certified in Family Medicine. She enjoys hiking, yoga, ukelele and aviation with her family. Recently she volunteered on an educational mission to Ethiopia, helping to build a rural school and supporting leadership training for government officials.
Ohio State University College Of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Medical School
Providence St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
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 Covered CA 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, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Adhd Testing
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Menopause
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Women's Health
Santa Monica Family Physicians
901 Wilshire Boulevard Floor 1
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 212-5934
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center