It was a natural choice for Dr. Danovitch to go into medicine. Her grandmother was a general practitioner and her mother is a pediatrician, making her a third generation female physician. Dr. Danovitch grew up helping both physicians in their offices and rounding in the hospital with them. Her close relationship with her grandmother influenced her choice to specialize in geriatrics, in addition to family medicine.

The aspect of practicing medicine that Dr. Danovitch loves most is learning from her patients' life experiences. Her favorite vacation is going home to Chicago where she grew up, spending time with her parents and five siblings.

In her spare time, Dr. Danovitch likes to hike, especially the Westridge trail leading to San Vicente Mountain. She also enjoys cooking and is working on incorporating more of the Mediterranean diet into family meals. Her signature dish is teriyaki salmon steamed in foil and served with sesame cabbage---a healthy dish her kids love.

Medical School
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
  • UCLA VA Geriatric Fellowship Program, Los Angeles, CA
  • English


Santa Monica Family Physicians
2701 Ocean Park Boulevard
Suite 118
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 829-8917
(424) 212-5938


  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
  • Geriatric Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anti-Aging
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes Management
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Health
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Acupuncture


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Adv PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Saint John's Health Clinic

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Santa Monica Family Physicians