Eileen McGrath MD

Eileen McGrath, MD

Family Medicine

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About Eileen McGrath, MD 

Eileen M. McGrath, MD, had a hero growing up that inspired her to go into the medical field. The fictional namesake of a 1970s TV show made a big impression on her. This was, of course, the genial Dr. Marcus Welby, MD, who made house calls and had an overarching love of people, thus motivating her to go into medicine.  

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. McGrath received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her internship at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and completed her residency at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California.   

Dr. McGrath spent time in college with a family doctor, shadowing him as he tended to patients. She watched as he took care of people in jail and delivered babies in Ithaca, NY. “He was a true family doctor,” she says, and that inspired her choice of family medicine as her specialty.   

Dr. McGrath is a first-generation American whose parents come from Ireland, and her Irish heritage is important to her. She makes a point of visiting the Emerald Island every couple of years, where she enjoys visiting with at least 68 first cousins. She loves the ocean, mountains, and outdoor activities. Her favorite activities are running, hiking, and biking along beach trails. She loves to travel when on vacation. Besides Ireland, her favorite places include Peru, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, and Japan. Her bucket list destination? The 7th continent: Antarctica.  

Dr. McGrath’s husband, Mark Needham, MD, also practices family medicine. Their daughter is currently in medical school at Case Western and looking forward to carrying on the family’s medical legacy. Their oldest son is a professional dancer in New York and their younger son graduated from Herb Alpert Music School at UCLA. 

I have always thought highly of Eileen McGrath. She’s always been professional in every aspect. I have been a patient of hers for over 30 years, following her whenever she moved locations. I can’t say enough good things about her.

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Locations

901 Wilshire Blvd., Floor 3,
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Education

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1982

Internship
Santa Monica – UCLA Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program

Residency
Santa Monica – UCLA Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program

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Reviews

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  • 4.9
  • 279 Reviews
  • 215 Comments
  • 4.6
09/03/2023

Dr. McGrath is very smart and is a good listener. She gives a full explanation of the issues and tells you what she recommends but respects your decision should you want to take a different path.

Providence Patient
  • 5
09/02/2023

Very good and thorough. Great follow up. Knows my history. Did not feel rushed. Answers all questions

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/30/2023

I have been a patient of Dr. McGrath for probably 30 years. She always listens attentively and responds to my questions and comments. She is always polite. She reminds me about other appointments with other specialists. I always have an excellent experience when coming to see Dr. McGrath. She sends a letter soon after the appointment regarding blood test results and adjustments to medications. I am very grateful to have Dr. McGrath as my primary care provider.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/28/2023

Always a good experience with Dr Eileen McGrath

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/28/2023

Dr McGrath is a consummate professional. I am extremely pleased with her care on all levels and feel fortunate to have found her.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/24/2023

Provider was genuinely concerned about my condition, and was very thorough in her explanations & pleasant

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/20/2023

My Doctor is the best skilled in her profession.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/19/2023

Eileen McGrath is an excellent doctor. I do not see her often (2-3 times a year) she is always prepared, informative & personable.

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  • 5
08/18/2023

Everything good.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/14/2023

Dr. McGrath is extremely helpful every time I see her. She is professional, courteous, and thoughtful. She always listens to my health needs and provides the best solutions. She is the best.

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