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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  • 4.9
  • 316 Reviews
  • 323 Comments
  • 5
05/30/2024

Everything is handled extremely well.

Providence Patient
  • 4.43
05/29/2024

Dr. McGrath is bright, kind, and caring. I am grateful to have her as my primary

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/28/2024

Doctor Mc Grath is a great doctor. She is a good compassionate person.

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/27/2024

Dr. McGrath has been my personal; physician for over 20 years. I have nothing but good things to say about her. I am willing to drive 125 miles for excellent medical care that does not exist In the county where I reside,

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/26/2024

My primary doctor for many months ears. I have the utmost confidence in her

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/13/2024

I feel very privileged to have Doctor Eileen McGrath as my primary physician. The back up staff always very respectful and professional.

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/11/2024

Everyone I encountered was professional and friendly, which created a relaxing environment.

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/09/2024

Dr. McGrath has an incredible memory concerning my previous health issues and concerns. She is knowledgeable and explains things well. She seems to take a sincere interest in my well being.

Providence Patient
  • 5
05/08/2024

Dr McGrath is very aware about my heart issues and past cancers. She is very active in assisting me with all my medical concerns regarding medications and specialists. I have been seeing Dr McGrath since October 2008 and I love being her care.

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  • 5
05/06/2024

Dr. McGrath, is very nurturing and caring. She listens carefully to my concerns with my health. Dr. McGrath spends enough time to discuss concerns and follow-ups regarding after visits with specialist. I am very pleased how she is helping me to stay healthy and to get x-rays, ultrasound as needed when I become ill with a health concern. Overall, I am so pleased and grateful for Dr. McGrath as my primary doctor at St. John's physician Providence.

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