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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 (202 Ratings, 57 Comments)

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09/28/2017
I absolutely love Dr. MacLeod! She always does a great job of making you feel important & cared for.
100

09/26/2017
Dr. MacLeod and her staff provided me with excellent service
100

09/18/2017
New doctor for me [...] Really like this doctor though.
70

09/05/2017
My experience with this doctor is always very good. The follow up by the staff was not great. I was told by the doctor that she would have my referral that afternoon and that someone in her office would call me that day with the name and number for the referral. I received that phone call almost a week later along with the mailed referral.
100

08/29/2017
Dr. Macleod is great. She always listens to what I have to say (even if it doesn't make sense). Dr. Macleod and her staff make sure I am comfortable every time I visit. I highly recommend her.
80

08/23/2017
waited way too long for the dr...esp since I have to leave the office early to make this appt and then waited more than 40 mins to see the dr. wish they had later hrs one night a week...until 6pm. they did explain there was an emergency...but that still makes it too long to wait
90

08/04/2017
I'm relieved to be a patient of Dr. MacLeod. She listens to me, is patient with me and I feel like I finally have someone on my team.
80

08/02/2017
It takes too long to get an appointment. My schedule is wide open and I could not make an appointment for 2 weeks. [...]
100

07/10/2017
She was just what I wanted and I would recommend her as a caregiver.
10

07/02/2017
Felt rushed, generic, and provider prescribed a medication then encouraged having a vaccine administered which I later read online should not be combined especially under an allergic reaction which I was having.
100

06/30/2017
Dr. Mcleod was easily, my favorite medical doctor, I've ever seen.
80

06/29/2017
New provider - Great first visit!!!
100

06/14/2017
She is a very good listener and very professional.
80

06/12/2017
Overall I am satisfied with my care provider, however, she seems to be in a rush at times.
90

06/07/2017
I really appreciate Dr. MacCloud. I trust her.
70

06/01/2017
The doctor was fine, listened etc. I do think that calling with the results in addition to the email would have been nice...
100

05/25/2017
Dr. MacLeod always great, also [...].
100

05/22/2017
I've been seeing Dr MacLeod for 16 years, I feel so fortunate to have found her to be my doctor. She's wonderful and even though I live 2 hours away I still come to see her!
100

05/18/2017
Dr. MacLeod is an excellent doctor. Always attentive, thorough and concerned with my needs. She is the best!!!
80

05/12/2017
l an new for this care provider, since last year September they try to transfer my records form my old provided . until now this provider still have problems to recive my records. so will hard to talk dr. about me.
90

05/08/2017
After I left, Dr. Macleod referred me for additional screenings that we did not discuss in person. I found it to be pretty awkward to find out the doctor wanted me to have a mammogram from the administrative assistant who called with referral information.
100

05/03/2017
Dr. MacLeod and [...] (Medical Assistant) are great.
100

04/27/2017
Dr. MacLeod always listens to any questions or concerns I have and responds accordingly. I have been her patient for some years, and would always recommend her care to others. She presents a kind and caring attitude, which extends to all of the staff at the clinic that I have had occasion to meet.
100

04/26/2017
Dr. McLeod provided information on healthy diet and eating habits for pre-diabetics as I had requested even before I left her office. Really appreciated her quick response.
90

04/11/2017
everything went well.
100

04/10/2017
this was my first visit here [...] but overall great experience with the provider and the office
90

04/10/2017
Dr. Renee McCleod is a professional with a wonderful and friendly personality. I trust her implicitly.
90

04/06/2017
I recommended Dr. MacLeod to my husband and now she is his PCP.
100

04/01/2017
Dr MacLeod is very attentive and very caring
100

03/29/2017
I was referred to Dr R Macleod and I would refer her to family and friends. She is easy to talk to and listens to all of your concerns. she puts me at ease. I'm proud to say she is my primary care physician.
100

03/27/2017
I was not very impressed with the nurse or the time I had to sit in the exam room waiting for the dr. and then waiting again for the nurse to come back.
80

03/15/2017
i am very happy with Dr McLeod and her office. I have even recommended a new patient to her office.
70

03/15/2017
all is good
100

03/02/2017
I love the relationship I have with Dr. Macloed. She's accessible, attentive and knowledgeable. I trust her judgement completely and I believe she always has my best interest at heart. I'm so glad I found her!!
90

03/01/2017
Reception area should be a bit more private when confirming contact information as the entire lobby can hear address and phone number confirmation.
100

02/21/2017
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

02/14/2017
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. [...]
20

02/09/2017
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

02/08/2017
dr Macleod is the best!!!!!
100

01/24/2017
She really cared about my situation and wanted to help me. I was very happy with her.
70

01/12/2017
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.
 

01/11/2017
[...] 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

12/28/2016
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

12/28/2016
The nurses are so good, thorough, helpful, kind, professional. Dr. MacLeod is very kind, professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and accessible.
100

12/08/2016
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

12/05/2016
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

11/16/2016
thank you for being there for me
100

11/09/2016
Very approachable doctor with kind gentle staff.
50

11/08/2016
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

11/01/2016
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

10/25/2016
Dr McLeod does not seem to have diagnosis ability nor does she follow up on appointments laboratory results.
70

10/19/2016
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

10/05/2016
Dr. Macleod is always willing to listen to my concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Macleod to anyone needing a doctor.
100

10/05/2016
The best primary care Dr I have ever seen
100

09/06/2016
all excellent
100

09/02/2016
she is an old fashion Doctor,who cares about her patients.
100

09/01/2016
The only problem I experienced was with confirming referrals for other routine tests. It required a follow up on my part.