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Biography

Biography

Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Shen relocated to the U.S. at age seven. She calls Los Angeles her home, but loves to travel, and has lived for months at a time during her medical school years in other parts of the United States including New York, Florida and Northern California.

Dr. Shen's passion for medicine stems from her core drive to help those in need. In her philosophy of medicine, she believes in whole person care, which entails treating the mind, body and spirit altogether.

In her spare time, Dr. Shen loves to try out new restaurants, cook, exercise outdoors, spend time with family and friends, and recreational reading.

Medical School
  • St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Internship
  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA
Residency
  • Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA
Languages
  • English
  • Cantonese Chinese

Locations

Providence Family Medical Center Redondo Beach
520 N. Prospect Avenue
Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 376-8816
(310) 374-2806

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Diabetes Management
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Menopause
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Weight Management/ Obesity
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • 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)
  • 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

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.

4.8 out of 5 (197 Ratings, 73 Comments)

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02/22/2017
I had to come back to have an x-ray the X-ray tech arranged with me to just tell the receptionist when I came back for her to call so that he could come and pick me up. The receptionist a young lady was rude and very short the ladies to the left of her has explained to her twice what my name was and what I was saying she didn't want to hear it and she didn't care the first time I dealt with someone disrespectful in this office.
100

02/12/2017
Dr. Brenda Shen, [...] R.N. and all others are excellent in their help and services!
100

02/11/2017
this provider and her staff have been excellent in every aspect of my healthcare and /or concerns
100

02/06/2017
Dr. Shen explains everything very well and takes the time to listen to my questions and concerns.
100

01/22/2017
Dr. Shen responded very quickly when I needed to follow up on some test results to tell her about a symptom I had.
100

01/18/2017
Dr Shen is the best provider that I have had in 29 years. She is extremely knowledgeable, observes and listens intently. Her staff is very professional, personable and efficient.
40

01/14/2017
She ius very nice however never really asks about my well being or why I need an operation. She always seems to concentrate on what shots I need. I have seen her 3 or 4 times and started with her Feb. 2016
100

01/04/2017
all good experiences thamks
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01/01/2017
Great doctor great medical team. Love them all. I have recommended Dr. Shen to my co-workers and your offices to my family as well
100

12/15/2016
Always there to work with me in the most effective way
100

12/06/2016
My doctor is very caring and knowledgeable
100

11/24/2016
This was a consultation with Dr. Shen because I had heard about her and wanted to meet her in order to decide if I wanted her to be my PCP. I was impressed with her openness to what I had to say.
100

11/21/2016
I have the best Dr
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11/20/2016
Dr Shen is very caring and knowledgeable.
100

11/20/2016
easy to speak, very confident
100

11/17/2016
Dr. Brenda Shen and her nursing staff does an excellent job when I have a visit scheduled.
100

11/17/2016
Dr. Shen is a wonderful doctor. she really listens to her patients and takes time to listen to them.
100

11/15/2016
Dr. Shen is the best doctor I ever had. Very kind and knowledge physician.
100

11/15/2016
I get notified by email when my blood tests are ready to view.
100

11/14/2016
excellent service
100

11/08/2016
bad experience at the lab with a receptionist with bad atittude.
100

11/03/2016
I hope this Dr. is going to STAY in THE GROUP.
90

11/01/2016
I like most everything the only thing it said it takes awhile to get it regular appointment and the referrals also take a little bit long
80

11/01/2016
Dr Shen is through and empathetic to my personal circumstances, and so is the back office staff. As a medical assistant myself, I appreciate the competent care I have received, from professional medical assistants.
100

10/31/2016
I was told that I would receive follow up correspondence regarding a referral to a cardiologist. I have yet to hear back about that, however I am not sure if this is in the control of the provider or has more so to do with my insurance.
100

10/25/2016
dr. Brenda Shen has been excellent over the years very thorough and very knowledgeable I've never had a problem with her however she did a stat for a MRI to be done quickly when I called to find out what was going on I spoke with the woman name [...] who is not very pleasant and was detaining this MRI. I finally got it but I was very disappointed I was in much pain and needed to find out what was on the MRIs that I could take further care of my damaged knee.
100

10/24/2016
I loved her bedside manner. She listened well!!
100

10/24/2016
very happyhave reccommended
100

10/24/2016
Dr. Shen is the best Primary Care Provider I have ever had. Listens carefully and compassionately and explains thing well.
100

10/16/2016
Very impressed with the office staff.
90

10/14/2016
excellent DR!
100

10/06/2016
She is excellent.
100

10/04/2016
I have already recommended Dr. Shen to two friends.
100

09/28/2016
my doctor sheng is the best for me and my kids
100

09/20/2016
Dr Shen and the treatment team have become an A+ group that make our lives better. I'm a healthy 65-year old male and Dr Shen understands the need for balance, including exercise! Best primary care giver I have ever had!
100

09/08/2016
listening skills were spot on
100

09/06/2016
The doctor is always friendly and seems very concerned about my health issues.
100

09/05/2016
Dr. Shen always takes care of my medical needs. I always feel excellent when I see her cause she always seems to care
100

08/31/2016
Dr Shen has been is a wonderful physician. She observes, listens and explains her rationale for treatments. referrals and medication. After discussing these a clear map of goals is agreed upon.
100

08/02/2016
Dr. Shen is extremely sensitive and caring.
100

08/01/2016
Doctor Brenda Shen is super excellent + she's very nice and and give my the time I need .
100

07/31/2016
Dr. Shen is patient and caring.
100

07/27/2016
Dr. Shen, her Team of nurses and staff are excellent and very professional in care and helpfulness. :-)
100

07/27/2016
Dr. Shen was my first new Dr. I had in many years. She was excellent in searching for my medical background. Her patience and thorough explanations were what I appreciated the most...Thank you
100

07/20/2016
efficient
100

07/19/2016
The front desk has a cumbersome and lengthly process (which seems to have gotten worse recently) to "check in". Patients. When they recommend that you get there 15 minutes before your appointment, they are not kidding.
100

07/19/2016
I love Brenda Shen. My husband just enrolled our daughter under her care. She is knowledgeable and performs necessary procedures as needed and she seems to care for my entire well being.
100

07/11/2016
Dr. Shen is extremely thorough, knowledgeable & easy to communicate with. I trust her to care for my father [...]
100

07/10/2016
Dr Shen is the best!! She has not once ever put me down as for being overweight and has always responded to my question through my chart.She takes her time and I very kind!
100

06/26/2016
I have always felt like I'm in very good hands whenever I see Dr. Shen. She always takes my concerns seriously and gives me all the information I need for whatever issue I happened to be facing.
100

06/12/2016
My Doctor has always been very fast with sending me referrals. However, I had some issues with the staff in the office assisting me. Some of my questions were never answered and I was never called back or responded to on "MyChart".
100

05/26/2016
She is the best person to take care of me.
100

05/24/2016
just want it to thank everybody in your office for been so attentive and profecional .. specially dr Brenda Shen and [...] .. they have make every visit very pleasant thank U
100

05/19/2016
good
100

05/18/2016
I called Provice Health & Services to recommend a general practitioner. Out of three recommendations, I chose Dr. Sheng. I was amazed to see how warm and caring she was. She set me at ease, took her time reviewing my history, medications, etc. I left her office feeling very satisfied. Her staff was marvelous, too.
70

05/17/2016
the doctor and the front desk are excellent. the accounting folks in the back are horrible and have attitudes.
100

05/10/2016
Dr Shen was a great find! I am normally skittish around doctors, but she and the nurse kept me feeling at ease. Thank you!
100

05/04/2016
Dr. Shen is amazing! I've already recommended her to coworker in our network. Last visit I was seen promptly and all tests were thorough. My chart is great as well, a big perk. Keep up the great work!
100

05/03/2016
medical assistant that brought me in was amazing, she remembered me from the last time and made me feel very welcomed.
100

05/03/2016
really liked the app, really appreciated the notice and results from blood work being shown there as well as the notice that my prescription was ready to pick up.
100

05/01/2016
Dr. Shen is very thorough and a great listener. She explains things very well.
100

04/24/2016
very fast, honest, respectful and responsive. overall a very good experience.
100

04/05/2016
My first time seeing this doctor as well as the staff and I had a great experience. The receptionist and nurse were awesome! I'm happy I found this doctor and will return!!
100

04/05/2016
Dr. Brenda Shen has done a wonderful job since I've been her patient. Thanks.
70

03/29/2016
(1) It was clear that the provider was trying to downplay any possible negative consequences of her findings. I would have preferred that she be straight with me than to leave wondering what she wasn't telling me. (2) The wait times to see a provider at this office are ridiculous. In fact, I am actively looking for a new PCP because my experience thus far leads me to believe that my options with this provider (no matter the complaint) are (a) go to the ER or (b) wait 3-10 weeks to see her (with 3 weeks being the one that I get if my complaint is just sub-emergency in acuity).
100

03/27/2016
Dr, Shen is very sensitive and caring to my needs and concerns. She takes time to explain and listen to all my concerns as well.
100

03/20/2016
Great dr. And staff
100

03/01/2016
My care was excellent
100

02/26/2016
Very good experience and feel at ease with Dr. Shen. Pleasantly surprised she can help w/ Pap smear and more.
60

02/18/2016
I felt rushed and my requests were not heard and my questions were not completely answered for my understanding. Also the end of my appointment the doctor kept trying to head for the door and not wait until I had fished asking questions. I didn't feel listened to.
100

02/09/2016
Dr Shen is a very caring physician, she makes you feel comfortable and explains in detail. She gives eye contact vs other doctors who are glued to their computer screen. She takes her time and is not in a rush. [...] is a gem to the practice she ensures that all your questions or concerns are answered before you leave the office. Both of these individuals are a asset to this clinic.
100

02/02/2016
Dr Shen is a loving and caring doctor who has my best interest in mind.
100

01/26/2016
I love Dr. Shen. I tell my friends and family that she is the best doctor I have had. She listens, she cares, she provides good service, she suggests ideas to help me. Always attentive and helpful