Velinda Paranal MD

Velinda Paranal, MD

Family Medicine

Accepting New Patients

About Velinda Paranal, MD

Velinda J. Paranal, MD is a native of Los Angeles, California, and she has loved practicing Family Medicine in Santa Monica for over 20 years now. Although she has historically treated patients of all ages, she now specializes in adult care. Besides treating patients, she is also the Director of the Scribe Program for Santa Monica Family Physicians. She promotes office visits that combine high-tech efficiency with a doctor who knows you.   

After earning a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in California, Dr. Paranal worked as an environmental educator and a comprehensive science high school teacher. After she got married, she moved to the Midwest and received her medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. She then 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. Paranal is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  

Dr. Paranal enjoys playing the Ukulele, yoga, and hiking. She also enjoys aviation with her family. Her philosophy is to share her knowledge skills with those who need them most. She recently volunteered on an educational mission to Ethiopia, building a rural school and supporting leadership training for government officials.   

Provider has been always there and available when needed. Genuinely interested in good care for patients, and knows patients by file history as well as background, and heart. very caring. what I like as well, is the good medical care with thought (sometimes, a wellness thought,, out of the box is what is needed), wich works well for me. Definitely not an overprescriber of drugs kind of Medical Provider. That is what I like.

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Medical School
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Providence St. John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA



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Always great!

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I love and trust Dr. Paranal!

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Dr. Paranal's care is always outstanding, complete, thorough, and kind. I am very very very grateful for the complete outstanding care. Thank you

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Great Staff and doctor. Very high quality services.

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Dr. Paranal is a wonderful doctor.

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Dr. Paranal is an exceptional physician. She is kind, empathetic, respectful, caring, incredibly astute, knowledgeable, transparent & straightforward with information & facts. She genuinely cares for her patients & their well-being. She listens to her patients while still working within the confines of time limited appointments and provide quality care.

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Dr Velinda Paranal is extremely knowledgeable and communicates this information in a thorough understandable way. She is respectful, patient, and thoughtful.

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I love Dr. Paranal!

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I really loved her services

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