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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I had a very helpful, thorough appointment with Dr. Seizer and agreed on a specific date for an important procedure.Providence Patient
I liked the doctor's personality.Providence Patient
Dr. Seizer is awesome. I tripped in front of my home and ended up in E.R. For some tests. As a follow-up. I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Seizer. Before my visit ,he had reviewed the E.R. Test results on his own. Fortunately, I should be okay. I am so lucky to have this amazing doctor in my life.Providence Patient
Dr. Seizer is the best doctor in the entire world!Providence Patient
Top Shelf Care - the best doctor in town.Providence Patient
Excellent "bedside manner"!Providence Patient
I have known Dr. Seizer for many years. He is such a great doctor, very smart and provides great medical care and advice.Providence Patient
Dr Seizer is just fantastic. Top quality care.Providence Patient
Dr Seizer is an excellent doctor and human being. Always takes the time to listen and advise. I am so happy to have him as my doctor.Providence Patient
Everything I would want in a general internist. I feel very lucky to have him as my doctor.Providence Patient