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Biography

Biography

Dr. Nora Vasquez has many passions, and medicine is just one of them. She was inspired to go into medicine as a child, when her family had no one to call for help in caring for her sick father. Dr. Vasquez choose family medicine because she felt she owed it to her people to help with the mundane, everyday problems that every family struggles with at some point.

Dr. Vasquez grew up in Fontana and loves the Los Angeles Dodgers, fondly remembering listening as a child to Vince Scully call the games on the radio. Hiking, skiing, cooking and travel are Dr. Vasquez’s other great passions. She loves to hit the slopes of Beaver Creek, CO, Mammoth and even the local mountains when there is snow. She enjoys hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains and names the Dolomites in northern Italy as her all-time favorite destination.

Last Christmas, Dr. Vasquez and her husband Chris brought three generations of Vasquez women together to teach their two daughters how to make her mother’s special Colombian Empanadas. She says her greatest passion of all is to enrich her daughters’ lives, opening their worlds and allow them to experience everything they can and want to do. “I practice medicine with a passion,” she says, “because I love it, and because I also want my girls to be proud and empowered women.”

Medical School
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Internship
  • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
Residency
  • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

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

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Diabetes Management
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Menopause
  • Nutrition
  • Women's Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

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
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare Medicare Adv
  • United Healthcare PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Saint John's Health Clinic

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Santa Monica Family Physicians