About Steven Seizer, MD
Steven P. Seizer, MD, has been practicing medicine in Santa Monica for over 30 years.
Dr. Seizer’s journey into medicine was strongly influenced by his grandfather, who emigrated from Russia when he was 13. His grandfather spoke little English, but he dreamed of becoming a doctor. Being a young immigrant, medical school was well beyond his budget, but a degree at Columbia University wasn’t, thanks to a scholarship. He became a writer and created and produced Marcus Welby, MD, the top-rated television show that featured the beloved family physician known for his exceptional bedside manner. This fictional doctor was the hero and inspiration that launched the careers of many doctors all over the country, and parts of the show were filmed right here at Saint John’s Health Center, where his grandson, Dr. Seizer, practices today. Happily, his patients all agree that Dr. Seizer has inherited the fictional Dr. Marcus Welby’s comforting bedside manner.
Dr. Seizer enjoys practicing medicine, finding the open and honest interaction between patient and doctor very fulfilling. He keeps up on the newest advances in science and medicine so he can always make the most accurate diagnosis and create a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Dr. Seizer believes in preventive care. In addition to Family Medicine, he pursued additional training in, and has extensive experience performing, colonoscopy. Dr. Seizer finds this procedure to be very effective at preventing colorectal cancer. He highly recommends it for all patients, according to appropriate guidelines.
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Seizer received his medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine in San Francisco, California. He then completed internship and residency at Santa Monica Hospital’s Family Medicine Program.
Dr. Seizer has three sons, the eldest of whom is pursuing a premedical education, continuing the family’s love of medicine. When not working, he enjoys running, especially on trails in the local mountains, as well as beach volleyball. He is always eager for family time, and tries to play a little golf with his father. Dr. Seizer practices what he preaches: he gets regular exercise to stay fit and healthy.
Dr. Seizer is the best. He is always there for me. if I have a question he answers my email right away. I am so happy he is my doctor. Not many like him aroundReal Patient
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A great doctor!The best!Professional, caring, personable, concerned!Providence Patient
Dr. Seizer has been my primary care physician for about two decades, and is the best -- he's concerned, thorough and pleasant.Providence Patient
Dr. Seizer is great! He's been my doctor for over 25 years.Providence Patient
Dr. Seizer is always very welcoming and attentive to my needs. He sincerely appears concerned about my health.Providence Patient
Dr. Seized was very thoroughProvidence Patient
Excellent providerProvidence Patient
Dr. Seizer is amazing - caring and knowledgeable.Providence Patient
An excellent experience with Dr Seizer from start to finish. Professional, personable, knowledgeable & approachable.Providence Patient
Dr. Seizer is extremely patient and very approachable. He is methodical, efficient and always on timeProvidence Patient
My family and I were very fortunate to be with such a professional and caring medical provider.Providence Patient