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Cedars-Sinai Primary Care Arrives in Santa Monica


Cedars-Sinai’s first primary care office in Santa Monica.

To better serve the coastal communities, Cedars-Sinai is expanding its offices at 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., adding a variety of services, including the health system’s first primary care practice in Santa Monica. Already home to an established gastroenterology practice, the coastal location will add specialists in hematology and oncology, neurology, cardiology, and ear, nose and throat in the coming months.

The primary care practice is home to four seasoned primary care physicians who are currently accepting new patients. Other features of the expanded location include on-site labs and X-rays. Most forms of insurance are accepted, including HMO, POS, PPO and Medicare.

"These enhanced offices are part of our ongoing efforts to meet the growing demand for outstanding, comprehensive healthcare close to where patients live and work," said John Jenrette, MD, executive vice president of Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.

The 1919 Santa Monica Blvd. site also will serve as the new Santa Monica location for The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai. Their offices will feature a range of prominent cancer specialists and services including hematology and oncology, surgical oncology and subspecialists in breast, lung, urology, gastroenterology and melanoma, among others.

"We've designed a sophisticated space and inviting atmosphere where patients can receive world-class care, but still feel at ease being near home," said Lawrence Piro, MD, CEO of The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute.

The expanded offices—34,000 square feet across four floors—are situated in the heart of Santa Monica, across the street from orthopaedic care at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute.

"We hope these offices become a healthcare destination for local patients who want Cedars-Sinai care without traveling across town," said Mary Clare Lingel, vice president of Strategic Integration at Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.

The location is convenient to the adjacent communities of Pacific Palisades, Venice, Brentwood, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey and West Los Angeles. Cedars-Sinai has strengthened its network of services in this area with the acquisition of Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital and the recent additions of primary and urgent care facilities in Culver City and Playa Vista.

"Making quality care more accessible to patients and consumers is part of our mission to the public," said Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai president and CEO. "We look forward to serving the coastal communities for many years to come."