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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Dr. Seizer is the best. He truly cares about his patients. He spent extra time examining me on a Friday afternoon since he was aware of my concern. On Saturday, I requested feedback (via email) regarding a medical test and he responded to my questions on a Sunday afternoon. One never sees this commitment anymore, especially during this pandemic. He also has a terrific sense of humor (much needed). His front office staff/and nurses are always so cheerful and helpful. Thank you, Dr. Seizer!Providence Patient
New patient I was extremely impressed with every aspect from making the appt via phone and theacrtual appt. doctor was personable direct confident and knew of my history. in and out in no tile and felt cared for and heard. great!Providence Patient
I appreciate the cordial and informative session with the doctor.Providence Patient
Great doctorProvidence Patient
Dr. Seizer has been my doctor for years because he cares, answers questions, knows a lot about all medical issues and I thoroughly trust him.Providence Patient
Always very caring-very thorough-always explains-takes sincere interestProvidence Patient
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 aroundProvidence Patient
Very happy with provider, knowledgeable, excellent communicator, asks the right questions. More difficult to get immediate appointments than it use to be; office tells you to go to urgent care for accidents or to be seen right away for faster care.Providence Patient
I have never had a bad experience with this care provider. Dr. Seizer is one of the finest physicians I have ever known. He is kind, courteous, very knowledgeable and always respectful of my concerns and fearsProvidence Patient