Santa Monica Sunset

Santa Monica Family Physicians

310-829-8441
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Santa Monica Sunset

Santa Monica Family Physicians

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Our physicians have been providing excellent patient care for our community for over 40 years.

We are committed to continuing with this mission by caring for every patient as an individual, and treating the whole person rather than a set of symptoms. We believe that by nurturing an ongoing relationship with our patients, we can work together to build a lifetime of wellness.

Santa Monica Family Physicians offer a comprehensive range of primary care services. We will take care of you and your family -- from newborns to grandparents, with the goal of optimizing your long-term well-being, and offering comfort and care when you need it.

Our offices are conveniently located throughout the Westside, in Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades. We offer online scheduling and other tools to simplify your access to quality healthcare. You will learn more about these tools when visiting our website over the coming months.

We look forwarding to partnering with you in your care.

We look forward to welcoming you into our practice. Getting to know you plays an important role in treating you when you are ill and helping you achieve optimal health when you’re not.

Our Physicians have been caring for families on the Westside and beyond for over 30 years.  As we begin a new era partnering with Providence Saint John’s Health Center, our intention is to accept most major health plans so our patients can continue to receive excellent care from the doctor they know and trust.

Please note that certain health plans will automatically keep you with the same primary care physician which means you will continue to receive care from us in our new location without any disruptions.  When you click on your health plan name below, a window will expand revealing important information about keeping your doctor at Santa Monica Family Physicians.

The most important action item on your part in most cases is to call the member services number on the back of your insurance card to make the change.

We also encourage you to visit this web page frequently for insurance plan updates regarding existing and new health insurance plans we will accept.  Please click on the insurance carrier name below to learn more about that plan.

Thank you for trusting us with your care.

  • Aetna HMO/ PPO

    Aetna HMO

    We accept the Aetna HMO Commercial/POS insurance plan. Please note that we will not be participating in the Aetna Value Network (AVN). We would be honored to continue providing care for you. Please call the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Let the member services representative know that you would like to continue receiving care from your PCP through Providence Saint John's Health Clinic. They will then transfer your care to your PCP at Santa Monica Family Physician Medical Group so you can continue booking your medical care appointments with us. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

    Aetna PPO

    We accept the Aetna Commercial and Medicare PPO plans. The Santa Monica Family Physicians will be “in-network providers” for Aetna Commercial and Medicare PPO plans. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

  • Anthem HMO/ PPO

    Anthem HMO

    We accept the Anthem HMO Commercial/POS insurance plan. We would be honored to continue providing care for you. Please call the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Let the customer service representative know that you would like to continue receiving care from your PCP through Providence Saint John's Health Clinic. They will then transfer your care to your PCP at Santa Monica Family Physician Medical Group so you can continue booking your medical care appointments with us. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

    Anthem PPO

    We accept the Anthem Commercial and Exchange PPO plans. The Santa Monica Family Physicians will be “in-network providers” for Anthem Blue Cross Commercial and Medicare PPO plans. Please call the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Let the customer service representative know that you would like to continue receiving care from your PCP through Providence Saint John's Health Clinic. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

  • Blue Shield HMO/ PPO

    Blue Shield HMO

    We accept the Blue Shield HMO Commercial/POS insurance plans.  If you are currently seeing a Primary Care Physician your assignment will remain with your PCP. You will automatically be transferred to your PCP at Providence Saint John's Health Clinic and you will not need to take any action. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

    Blue Shield PPO

    We accept the Blue Shield Commercial and Exchange PPO plans. The Santa Monica Family Physicians will be “in-network providers” for Blue Shield Commercial and Medicare PPO plans. You will automatically be transferred to your PCP at Providence Saint John's Health Clinic and you will not need to take any action. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

  • Cigna HMO/ PPO

    Cigna HMO

    We accept the Cigna HMO Commercial/POS insurance plans. If you are currently seeing a Primary Care Physician your assignment will remain with your PCP. You will automatically be transferred to your PCP at Providence Saint John's Health Clinic and you will not need to take any action.  The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference.  We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

    Cigna PPO

    We accept the Cigna Commercial PPO plans.  The Santa Monica Family Physicians will be “in-network providers” for Cigna Commercial and Medicare PPO plans.  The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference.  We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

  • Health Net HMO/ PPO

    Health Net HMO

    We accept the Health Net HMO Commercial/POS insurance plan. We would be honored to continue providing care for you. Please call the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Let the member services representative know that you would like to continue receiving care from your PCP through Providence Saint John's Health Clinic. They will then transfer your care to your PCP at Santa Monica Family Physician Medical Group and you can continue to book your medical care appointments with us. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

    Health Net PPO

    We accept the Health Net Commercial and Exchange PPO plans. The Santa Monica Family Physicians will be “in-network providers” for Health Net’s Commercial and Medicare PPO plans. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

  • United Health Care HMO/ PPO/ MAPD

    United Health Care HMO

    We accept the United Health Care HMO Commercial insurance plans. We will not be accepting the United POS plan. We would be honored to continue providing care for you. Please call the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Let the member services representative know that you would like to continue receiving care from your PCP through Providence Saint John's Health Clinic. They will then transfer your care to your PCP at Santa Monica Family Physician Medical Group so you can continue to book your medical care appointments with us. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

    United Health Care PPO

    We accept the United Health Care Commercial PPO plans. The Santa Monica Family Physicians will be “in-network providers” for United Health Care’s Commercial PPO plans. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

    United Health Care MAPD

    We accept United Healthcare’s MAPD insurance plans. Please call the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Let the member services representative know that you would like to continue receiving care from your PCP through Providence Saint John's Health Clinic. The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

  • SCAN (Classic I, II & SNP)

    SCAN (Classic I, II & SNP)

    We accept SCAN’s MAPD insurance plans. Please call the member services number on the back of your insurance card. Let the member services representative know that you would like to continue receiving care from your PCP through Providence Saint John's Health Clinic.  The “our team” section of this website will list the doctor’s names, new office location and phone number for quick reference. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!

Is your doctor moving and becoming part of Santa Monica Family Physicians? These are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers that should help alleviate any concerns you might have. If one of your questions is not on this list, please call 310-829-8441 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and one of our service representatives can help.

  • Why is my doctor leaving UCLA to form a new medical group?

    The doctors have chosen Saint John’s and Providence because they feel that this affiliation will allow them to simplify your access to quality health care.

  • Why did Santa Monica Family Physicians choose to affiliate with Saint John’s?

    Some of the physicians in this group have had ties to Providence Saint John’s and to our community for a very long time. We like the community-based physician culture found at Saint John’s and the ease of navigating the campus. Our patients will have access to a number of world-renowned specialists for orthopedic, heart, cancer, neuroscience and other specialty care. Additionally we have access to the John Wayne Cancer Institute where physician researchers are dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. Clinical trials are available through this institute.

  • Will my doctor stay at current address?

    No, they are not staying at the current address, but will not be moving too far away!

  • Will SMFP take my insurance?

    SMFP takes Aetna, Anthem BC, Blue Shield, Cigna, Choice Care (Humana), Coventry, Galaxy, Health Net, Interplant/Health Smart, Medicare, Multiplan, Motion Picture, Oscar, PHN (Providence Health Network), Medicare and United Healthcare. The group is actively negotiating more plans and will continue to update this list on our website as new plans are added. Please visit our website on a regular basis for the most current updates.

  • Can I continue to use my doctor as my primary care physician after he/she departs the current practice?

    Our goal is that you can continue to keep your long-standing relationship with your doctor. Please contact us should you have any questions or need help navigating the insurance process. We will be actively updating our website providing new information that may be useful to you, so we invite you to visit this page and look for updates.

  • How do I transfer my medical records?

    Your physician will utilize Epic, an electronic health records program that is used throughout Providence and at Cedars, UCLA and Kaiser. This allows your care team to pick up right where you left off, with your most current medical record. If you're not with one of these providers, we'll have to establish a new medical record for you in our practice. The good news is with EPIC, you will also be able to view your lab and test results through an online portal called MyChart.

  • Can patients still see their specialists at UCLA?

    We want you to continue relationships with the specialists you’re most comfortable with. If you do want to make a change, Providence Saint John’s Health Center has nationally renowned specialists in a number of areas, including but not limited to cancer, orthopedics, neurology and cardiology.

  • Will you still offer extended hours and urgent care?

    Extended care will be offered later in the year. Keep visiting our website for updated information.