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Biography

Biography

Dr. Herrera chose medicine as her profession because she always had a great interest in helping people, in serving our society, and in being an active member in the preservation and restoration of health.

She also has a great interest in teaching having earned a degree in Mexico in education, prior to pursuing a medical degree.

As a physician, Dr. Herrera's goal is to not only treat her patients but also to educate them. She is a firm believer in preventative healthcare.

Since moving from Mexico, Dr. Herrera has lived in Los Angeles and now resides in Carson. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, running and watching live music.

What Dr. Herrera enjoys most about being a family practitioner is creating interpersonal relationships with her patients in an arena that focuses on the family unit.

Medical School
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
Internship
  • Hospital De Jesus, Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
Residency
  • Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

San Pedro Primary Care
1499 W. 1st Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
(310) 831-9482
(310) 831-1230

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • Tricare PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.4 out of 5 (103 Ratings, 37 Comments)

100

02/09/2017
I am very happy with my primary Doctor Susana Herrera-Ovalle and the nurse [...]. Thank you very much.
100

02/08/2017
I can only say good things about my doctors office and everywhere I go and someone asks about my doctor I always recommend her care and office
80

01/30/2017
During this recent visit, I felt that Dr. Herrera took more time that I needed with me, was understandably concerned about my health and was more patient with me. She explained to me that my health is in my hands so I need to keep my appointments and follow her recommendations.
100

12/26/2016
Dr. Herrera is an excellent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. I look forward to my routine check ups. Thank you.
100

12/20/2016
dr Herrera always listens to me and she takes her time and explains to me what i need to do for my health she is an excellent doctor . her medical assistant neomi is always helpful she is very respectful to my needs as well. they whole staff from front office to back office are very nice always.
90

11/27/2016
Your computer network system needs an upgrade, especially from the hospital inpatient to the clinic outpatient follow up. care.
100

11/27/2016
I'm very pleased with DR. Herrera's manner. very polite, she listens, asks questions, patient, calm.
100

11/23/2016
Dr. Herrera is always my second choice, when my primary physician is not available.
100

11/07/2016
I'm very happy with all the service.
0

10/31/2016
She is the most unprofessional doctor I have ever met! Speaks to you in a very condescending tone. This was only my second visit with her, and let's just say the first encounter wasn't great as well. I decided to give her a second chance, and she literally treated me like dirt. Then she had the audacity to say since I have a PPO insurance plan I can go anywhere, and that she is not "technically" my primary care physician. I definitely won't be returning to see her!
100

10/20/2016
Dr. Susana Herrera-Ovalle was excellent, very attentive very satisfied with the visit.
100

10/16/2016
Dr. Susana Herrera is caring, efficient, and compassionate to my mother's needs.
0

10/12/2016
Did not care to listen to my over all symptoms and spoke over me when I tried to explain them. Spent over an hour at this facility and only 6 minutes with the actual doctor. I never wish to come back.
100

10/04/2016
Dr Herrera is the best dr I have on my lufe,she is very kindness and humanity person.I still have her as my provider.
80

10/02/2016
The Dr. was very attentive to my present needs.
100

09/20/2016
VERY GRATEFUL TO GET AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE NEXT DAY WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO URGENT CARE.
90

09/14/2016
I love Dr Herrera and would recommend to any who needed a Dr. I'm very happy with the office and staff.
 

09/13/2016
No care giver is perfect. My impression is that Susanna is better than average. Any hospital care depends on people. I feel that Providence's employees are better than average.
90

08/23/2016
I always feel at ease w/this physician & she really shows that she cares for her patients.
100

08/17/2016
The times that I have seen Dr.Herrera she has been very professional and has provided excellent care .
80

08/17/2016
I went in to have a TB test checked, I had to wait an hour and a half or more I don't remember. Then the nurse took so long signing in to the computer. The final bad experience she didn't even look at my arm where the TB test was given. She just printed out my letter for my school.
100

08/09/2016
I am extremely satisfied with my care provider and all the services that I have accessed this past calendar year.
100

07/19/2016
Dr Herrera is a great doctor. she is understanding of my needs and very caring. She cares about my health and always follows up with test results. I always recommend her to friends and my family.
100

07/15/2016
so far I'm very satisfied with the service at the office. one occasion I remember calling for same day appointment an the person on the phone was so helpful that I most definitely recommend this office to all my relatives and friends
100

07/05/2016
Dr. Herrera is always so kind, and takes the time to listen to my concerns.
90

06/02/2016
This was initial visit, positive impression.
100

05/31/2016
dr Herrera the best dr
90

05/18/2016
I wanted to talk to my provider abut other health issues but she said - to make another appointment -
100

05/09/2016
Im very happy with Dr Herrera
100

04/28/2016
My doctor provides excellent care of me
90

04/25/2016
She is very good.
100

04/13/2016
I have a good experience I like my doctor
100

04/12/2016
I always have a very good services from my Dr. and Staff, they are very caring
100

03/10/2016
Dr. Susana Herrera is an excellent person, friendly, understanding I've already recommend several people.
100

03/06/2016
Upon completion of each visit we always share a form of knowledgeable experiences.
70

02/24/2016
[...] Overall, I really appreciate seeing Dr. Herrera right away and I really appreciate that she gave me a referral marked urgent. She also ordered labs to make sure I wasn't suffering more blood loss than either of us were aware of. I was able to get those results for myself online right away.
100

01/31/2016
Dr Herrera is an excellent doctor she listens to all my questions and she answers me in ways I understand I am a diabetic and she has helped me bring my numbers down she is great .