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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  • 4.8
  • 240 Reviews
  • 89 Comments
  • 4.64
10/24/2022

I am extremely happy with my primary care physcian

Providence Patient
  • 4.93
08/27/2022

I've been seeing Dr. McGrath for at least 15 years, perhaps more. She has provided me with excellent, even enlightened, care during this period, during which I transitioned from middle-aged to senior status.

Providence Patient
  • 5
08/21/2022

You are lucky to have Dr McGrath, she is so knowledgeable, understanding, patience and efficient!!

Providence Patient
  • 4.86
08/20/2022

Dr. McGrath is extremely competent and professional.

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  • 5
08/18/2022

Always good

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  • 5
08/12/2022

Dr. McGrath is the best.

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  • 5
08/11/2022

Dr. McGrath has been my primary provider over 2 decades. I drive an hour to her office, I wouldn't switch her for any other doctor.She's the best of the best!'n

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  • 5
08/09/2022

I have been seeing Dr McGrath for over two decades and she has only gotten better with each year. Staff has always been great as well.

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  • 5
08/06/2022

Dr. McGrath is always available to provide excellent medical care and advice. She is the best doctor I have had.

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  • 5
08/04/2022

I travel over 150 miles to get this excellant health care. It's worth the drive!! Dr. McGrath has been my personal physican for over 20 years and is compationaate, understanding and includes my input in all health care decisions. Couldn't ASK FOR A BETTER PERSONAL PHYSICAN!!

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