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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Locations

Education

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

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

Residency
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA

Languages

Spanish

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Reviews

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  • 4.7
  • 120 Reviews
  • 18 Comments
  • 5
03/08/2021

I feel that I get very good care

Providence Patient
  • 5
02/26/2021

Good doctor

Providence Patient
  • 4.86
02/22/2021

1st time seeing Dr Paranal and she is very good

Providence Patient
  • 5
02/21/2021

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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  • 5
02/21/2021

Dr. Paranal is way ahead of her time in providing the best care at the very forefront of medical knowledge.

Providence Patient
  • 5
02/14/2021

She gave me piece of mind about what I was there for.

Providence Patient
  • 5
02/08/2021

I am always grateful to have the ability to continue seeking health care from Dr. Paranol. She is a talented, responsible and dedicated doctor who authentically cares for her patients. There is nothing but praise and gratitude for her service. May she be well and continue to look after our family in the future.

Providence Patient
  • 5
02/07/2021

Always takes any time required to cover everything and fully explain things and makes sure i understand.

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  • 5
02/07/2021

Dr. Paranal was Thorough answering all of my questions, advising me for all of my concerns, going above and beyond supporting me and caring for my health. I'm very grateful.

Providence Patient
  • 5
01/30/2021

Dr. PARANAL routinely goes above and beyond to make sure all aspects of my health are taken care of. She has provided all members of my family excellent care over decades. She is the gold standard.

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