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Biography

Biography

Dr. MacLeod was born in Torrance and grew up in Southern California and earned her medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong emphasis on preventive care for her patients.

Childhood asthma introduced her to the world of medicine and from an early age she was hooked on becoming a doctor. Working her way through school as a grocery checker, she gained life experience which has proven to be valuable with interacting with her patients.

Dr. MacLeod takes great pleasure in helping her patients achieve optimum health and longevity in her Family Medicine office. Proactively treating agressive medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels as well as general health maintenance are the cornerstone of Dr. MacLeod's healthcare philosophy. As a proud South Bay resident she feels especially fortunate to be able to give back to her community in this way.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. MacLeod enjoys spending quality time with her husband riding on their recumbent tandem bicycle and traveling.

Internship
  • Downey Regional Medical Center, Downy CA
Residency
  • Downey Regional Medical Center, Downy CA
Languages
  • English

Locations

Manhattan Beach Urgent Care and Primary Care
1010 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 322-9700
(310) 376-5323

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Diabetes Management
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • 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 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
  • 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 ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • Molina Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Little Company of Mary IPA - HCP

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

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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.

4.6 out of 5 (217 Ratings, 53 Comments)

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02/20/2017
Dr. MacLeod is the best doctor I have ever had. I recommended her to my sister and wife and both are now being seen by Dr. MacLeod.
100

02/13/2017
I went in with chest pain and shortness of breath. I was referred to a cardiologist who performed angioplasty in the last two weeks. I am feeling better now. [...]
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02/08/2017
I thought Dr. MacLeod was not genuinely concerned about my overall well being. Her support staff seemed more interested in typing my family medical history into the computer than showing any real concern about my health. I was left waiting for long periods of time without direction. My 1:30 annual physical had me out of the office around 4 pm! Majority of that time was due to waiting for the support staff and the doctor. Dr. MacLeod offered no options for the problems I discussed with her and when I asked about my concern of entering menopause and what I could do to ease the symptoms, she dismissively said that "I just had to deal with it." Her overall demeanor was aloof and uncaring covered over with a condescending smile. After telling her how horrible I felt, she said that I looked "great and everything was just great." I can not begin to tell you how belittling this felt. I left her office with high hopes of finding a new physician that I would like and one that I could make a long term connection with, but instead I left with just as many questions I came with about my health and the overwhelming feeling that I was NEVER going to return to this doctor. I have also decided that it might be time for me to look outside of Providence to find better care.
100

02/07/2017
dr Macleod is the best!!!!!
100

01/23/2017
She really cared about my situation and wanted to help me. I was very happy with her.
70

01/11/2017
Regarding Dr. MacLeod, my experience has been very positive. My main issue is with her front office staff who are lax in submitting referral requests. My last referral was submitted one full week after my visit with the doctor. Since it involved tests to ascertain my status as a kidney donor for my brother, the issue was time sensitive. To find out that the referral had not been submitted for over a week was unacceptable. Other referrals have been either botched with wrong provider addresses. Most referrals generally take a minimum of two to three weeks before I am aware as to where I am to go or if the procedure has even been approved.
 

01/10/2017
[...] The form that I was to bring to the appointment, with an update of my medical history, was not provided. The form I received from the front desk staff at the appointment was dated more than a year before the appointment date. It contained obsolete information and did not match the information the medical assistant was looking at on her computer screen when I was in the exam room. It was difficult to try to reconcile the two in real time, and it wasted a lot of both the care provider team's time and my time. There is also no way for me to enter additions (e.g., for care received elsewhere) or corrections unless I do it in person with someone who is authorized to make changes.
100

12/27/2016
the front desk person [...] is extremely rude. the doctor and nurses are great so it's a shame someone like [...] is so rude and condescending.
100

12/27/2016
The nurses are so good, thorough, helpful, kind, professional. Dr. MacLeod is very kind, professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and accessible.
100

12/07/2016
Dr. Macleod is very professional and I feel I receive excellent medical care from her but what stands her out from other doctors is that she is warm, caring and kind. I feel she cares and I feel fortunate to have found her to provide me with maintenance health care I need to maintain my type 2 diabetes. She also helped guide me through breast cancer and mastectomy ordeal. Although she was not the surgeon or oncologist, she provided me with the basic medical guidance and human mental support that I needed to help get me through that stage. She always has a smile on her face and answers all my questions without making me feel rushed. She is the BEST.
90

12/04/2016
Dr MacLeod is always someone I can count on to provide me with a good experience and work out any of my health issues. Very kind, reasonable and in depth with her questions.
100

11/15/2016
thank you for being there for me
100

11/08/2016
Very approachable doctor with kind gentle staff.
50

11/07/2016
Refuses to listen to me until I have finished a sentence. Info entered into the computer is wrong when I come back the next time. Routine problem.
100

10/31/2016
My best experience with my care provider is that she talks with me, not at me, and honors my personal viewpoints. This is very important to me.
40

10/24/2016
Dr McLeod does not seem to have diagnosis ability nor does she follow up on appointments laboratory results.
70

10/18/2016
I am in constant pain and not one of my providers can help me be pain free. I have tried pills, shots(injections in my spine) acupuncture, and therapy. The therapy and injections made it worse. The acupuncture sometimes eased the pain for a day but then it came back. Sometimes it did nothing.
100

10/04/2016
Dr. Macleod is always willing to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Macleod to anyone needing a doctor.
100

10/04/2016
The best primary care Dr I have ever seen
100

09/05/2016
all excellent
100

09/01/2016
she is an old fashion Doctor,who cares about her patients.
100

08/31/2016
The only problem I experienced was with confirming referrals for other routine tests. It required a follow up on my part.
100

08/23/2016
We have had good experience with Dr. MacLeod and we will always be loving & thankful to her.
100

08/10/2016
Dr. MacLeod is EXTREMELY friendly and a pleasure to see. She is very attentive to my questions and concerns.
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08/09/2016
dr. Macleod has been the most uncaring and unprofessional doctor I've ever had. she's had no care for the issues I've had and acted as if I was a bother to her. I could go on about the lack of respect I've felt from her.
90

08/09/2016
everything went very well during my visit now it's highly recommend this office and dr.
100

08/03/2016
Dr. MacLeod has exceptional skills, broad knowledge, and a finely tuned sensitivity to the patient's total health posture. She is also very kind, and accommodating to patient (within the constraints of good medical practice). I recommend her highly.
100

08/01/2016
Dr MacLeod is one of the best physicians I have seen in many years. She is caring and thoughtful, expert in her clinical skills.
100

07/31/2016
Cant say enough good things about this provider.....she is AMAZING
100

07/31/2016
excellent provider!
100

07/28/2016
She has been GREAT and so very supportive as I face cancer of the uterus.
90

07/20/2016
I'm very satisfied with my medical care from this provider.
100

06/26/2016
Dr. McCloud is an excellent doctor. She listens and gives suggestions when needed. She follows up with what needs to be taken care of.
100

05/31/2016
She is the best.
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05/18/2016
This was my 1st appointment with Dr. Macloud was the best!! she knew what I needed right away, and what I wanted? it was like talking to my sister!! I felt so good when I left!! I feel like a family member!! I know I can talk to her about anything! Thank Doc!! look forward to seeing you again!!
100

05/18/2016
Dr. MacLeod is the best physician ever. I would not trade her for the world as she is knowledgeable, helpful, experienced, professional, and has a great bedside manner with her patients. I have and will continue to refer ther to everyone I know.
100

05/15/2016
Dr. MacLeod is the most professional physician who combines medical expertise with care and concern. I have been fortunate to have her as my primary care physician since 2004.
100

05/12/2016
Dr. Renee is a kind, caring and compassionate care giver.
70

05/10/2016
During my last visit, there was a delay in seeing the doctor; I would have been nice to better understand why from the receptionist/office staff prior to my 30 mins post appointment time.
100

04/24/2016
Dr. MacLeod always provides our family with the best health care possible! Besides, both her front-office and back-office staff are always courteous and caring. If I have any complaint, it would be trying to get an appointment at short notice but I understand how busy she is. [...]
100

04/19/2016
Dr. MacLeod and her team are very friendly and put you at ease. They always ask about my family (kids). My husband and I both see Dr. MacLeod as our GP. I would recommend her and this provider to anyone.
100

04/13/2016
This is one of the best providers ,I have ever had in my life and am great full that .I chose her to be provider,she cares about all of her pations
100

04/06/2016
Always a positive experience at Dr. MacLeods office. I have referred several friends to this office because I have such confidence in Dr. MacLeod and her staff.
90

04/03/2016
Dr MacLeod respects my personal preferences in the amount of attention to my medical needs.
100

03/27/2016
Always receive answers to all my questions from Dr. MacLeod, who is a very good communicator.
100

03/20/2016
care is a 10
100

03/08/2016
Excellent and efficient staff.
100

03/01/2016
During this visit I waited a total of 1 hr and 10 mins before seeing the doctor. If I didn't like Dr MacLeod so much, I would have left and asked for my co-pay back.
100

03/01/2016
Excellent
80

02/18/2016
Physician is a good listener.
30

02/18/2016
The appointment was awkward. Most of my questions were NOT answered. Tough to communicate w/this doctor. Provided incorrect tests.
100

02/14/2016
Provider has always explained everything clearly.
60

01/29/2016
I enjoy coming to this place, however, there were some hiccups and the wait time was too long. I waited about 40-60 minutes to find out that I scheduled my appointment too early in the year. I did have some issues with rashes on my hands which the doctor saw for two second prescribed medication. She was with me for less than 5 minutes. I also mentioned about pain due to splint shins, which was ignored completely.