I am an English teacher's daughter. I love learning. When I was five, my mother got polio and spent a year in an iron lung. The doctors saved her. I love medicine. I was put in charge of my younger sisters. I take care of women.

It took me a while to find my path. My 1st degrees were in Philosophy & Psychology, minor in Comparative Religion. (BA with Honors X 2, UCSC). I studied then practiced Zen Buddhism, was accepted as a novitiate monk in Japan, then taught Zen in Europe.

Back in the States, working with children, I contemplated the inevitable thorny task of making a living. Could I be a doctor? After 2 years of night school prerequisites, I attended Yale University School of Medicine.

My residency was at Cedars Sinai & Harbor UCLA in OBGYN. This is my first boarded specialty. The natural agony, beauty, and joy of childbirth was an unforgettable privilege to share. But my path took me elsewhere. Giving up Obstetrics, I started to delve deeper into women's health. 'Imaging' & 'fixing' became mainstays in my practice. For years routine pelvic ultrasound has helped me 'see' what was wrong. Hearing from you about the problem, seeing it two minutes later in real time, helps me offer you the range of fixes on the spot. Then you listen, you learn, and you pick.

Genetics, nutrition, lifestyle and supplements all play major roles here. My second board certification is in Integrative Medicine. Then I became certified in Menopause & Advanced Cholesterol Management. And then, well, this is a work in progress. It's all exciting and fun for me. This is me and my path. Come with me!

Medical School
  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • English


Louise H Connolly, M.D.
520 N. Prospect Avenue
Suite 204
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-4706
(310) 798-7328


  • Gynecology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Menopause
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Insurances Accepted
  • Admar Medical Network (PPO, EPO)
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/ EPO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Foundation Health Plan PPO/EPO/POS
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • ILWU Blue Shield PPO
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • LA Foundation Medical Care PPO/ EPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • MCS Patient Centered HC PPO
  • Medical Network Incorporated, PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • National Provider Network PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO/ POS
  • Preferred Health Systems PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • ProAmerica PPO
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Universal Health Network PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization