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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.

4.7 out of 5 (201 Ratings, 86 Comments)

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09/28/2017
Dr Shen is a very attentive & caring physician.
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09/27/2017
Overall great group. only negative was I had to ask around for a new primary after Dr. [...] left. I got Dr Brenda Shens name from a colleage.
100

09/13/2017
I really appreciate all that Dr. Shen and the staff do as a team, it's more than I can ever expect every time I visit. I'm really grateful for them.
100

09/06/2017
Brenda Shen is very professional. [...] is Brenda's nurse and she is amazing! Always very helpful.
100

09/06/2017
I was sad to lose Dr. [...] as my primary care provider, however, Dr. Shen is equally wonderful.
100

09/06/2017
[...] All of the Providence personnel that I have dealt with are excellent!
50

09/06/2017
The doctor did not pay attention to my needs and was only worried about my meds and took it upon herself to change the medicines I have been taking for years. She didn't listen when I told her I was in crisis with my mental health and she did nothing to get me help. She only called my wife and gave her a phone number instead of reaching out to someone for me. It was simply a bad appointment and I won't be going back because she just didn't care about what I had to say. I left feeling worse than when I walked in because she was so cold and uncaring. I will find someone who will actually care anout how depressed I am and will treat me and not just give me a number to work it out myself.
100

09/04/2017
Dr Shen is very nice and accommodating doctor. She will spend time with you answering your questions.
90

08/30/2017
Dr Shen is always very thorough and takes the time to listen to her patients. she is so good that I recommended her to my mom and husband!
100

08/29/2017
Dr. Shen and her team are excellent.
80

08/29/2017
For my blood work, I would have preferred to choose which nurse I like(and can do the draw properly on me).
90

08/28/2017
Dr. Brenda Shen and R.N. [...] and their crew are excellent in customer service with my experience having them.
100

08/13/2017
I love my doctor, she is amazing
10

08/10/2017
I felt like she rolled her eyes often. She did not read the questionnaire i filled out, When mentioning concerns she seemed uninterested. Requested a letter for work, as well as she mentioned putting an order in for the immunization. was to be done that day. When the nurse returned she had no instruction of either. She had the paperwork for my physical (which was the original reason for the visit that day). The physical was scheduled for 10 weeks in the future, I was also handed my lab paperwork which wasn't to be completed prior to the week before the appt. I was extremely bothered regarding the delay for the physical being that was the original request for this appt. The lack of attention to detail from the dr was also a concern. I had low blood pressure that day which the MA noted and mentioned and the dr did not. Low blood pressure is not normal for me. I will not return to this dr again. It was one of the worst experiences I have had. The front desk even questioned that I was done so quickly.
100

08/08/2017
Dr. Shen has a very open and approachable manner. She talks with you, not at you.
100

08/02/2017
[...], [...] and Dr Shen are always so helpful and friendly
100

07/26/2017
My Doctor is a very caring person. She is very nice too
90

07/19/2017
excellent
90

07/19/2017
Dr. Shen nurse [...] is not friendly the last few times. I like Dr. Shen but not her nurse... I might have to reconsider...
90

07/06/2017
She filled in as my PCP was on vacation. Had access to my records. Was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
100

07/03/2017
Dr. Shen was very nice and listened to my medical comments.
100

07/03/2017
Brenda Shen is a very thoughtful and patient Doctor. I'm very thankful to have a Doctor like her.
100

06/28/2017
Brenda Shen was very attentive to my needs. I was very pleased with her care.
60

06/26/2017
I was disappointed that I went to discuss the feedback from a blood test taken a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, she wanted to take a blood glucose but that is not why I came and she did not explain why she wanted to give me a glucose test. She never responded to my initial reason for the visit. Furthermore, I wanted a referral to a urologist for a prostate test, but she (Dr. Shen) became too irate at that time to even talk to me.
100

06/19/2017
Always fun to see my doctor!
70

06/09/2017
attentive and thorough
90

05/26/2017
Brenda and her staff are some of the best Doctors I've worked with!
100

05/17/2017
Dr. Brenda Shen and her R.N. [...] are wonderful in Patient Care & Services that I have personally experienced with the both of them.
100

04/28/2017
Dr Shen was very patient, friendly, considerate and professional with me. She listened to all my concerns and did not rush me. I felt she really wanted to help get me the best referrals to Specialist doctors as quickly as she could.
100

04/27/2017
I feel that the doctor and the staff care. They are professional and very helpful.
100

04/27/2017
Doctor Shen and her staff always listen and always make me feel comfortable.
100

04/26/2017
I have recommended Dr. Shen to several people.
100

04/26/2017
always attentive and thorough
40

04/12/2017
the doctor is always booked. I was never asked if I had any questions and there was an error with some test results. I was never apologized to for the error and she wasn't not available to talk to me about it. The office felt like a free clinic and I do not think she should be taking in new clients because she did not even have availabilities to meet for a physical within a month of me asking.
100

04/12/2017
I am very happy with Dr. Shen , she is a wonderful doctor !!
100

04/07/2017
Very compassionate & caring.
100

04/06/2017
My Provider is wonderful. Easy to relate to and talk to. Easy to understand. Makes me feel comfortable every time I see her. I will always come to see her.
100

04/05/2017
My doctor has always been very nice and concerned about my health.
70

04/03/2017
While Dr. Shen has not necessarily done anything wrong I don't feel that she goes above and beyond in her examinations. you can tell patients are back to back and that she needs to move onto the next. As my primary care physician through an HMO it can be frustrating when you must get a referral. Feel like there's not enough time to go over health concerns.
100

03/30/2017
I am very happy with my care and I am treated so kindly always by everyone. Dr Shen is a very caring person. I respect her so much.
100

03/30/2017
Dr Shen is knowledgeable and willing to help. She is the best doctor.
100

03/27/2017
I am very please with Dr. Shen. Cares about the patient.
100

03/23/2017
Dr Brenda Shen is an excellent doctor, she takes care of my medical needs with compassion, professionalism and caring. I am so happy to be her patient.
100

03/19/2017
Excellent
90

03/15/2017
my experience with Dr. Brenda Shen has been great, she listens carefully to my health concerns and explains the test and plan of treatment. [...]
100

03/05/2017
only good experiences
100

03/01/2017
I'm glad I found Dr Brenda Shen!
100

02/23/2017
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

02/13/2017
Dr. Brenda Shen, [...] R.N. and all others are excellent in their help and services!
100

02/12/2017
this provider and her staff have been excellent in every aspect of my healthcare and /or concerns
100

02/07/2017
Dr. Shen explains everything very well and takes the time to listen to my questions and concerns.
100

01/23/2017
Dr. Shen responded very quickly when I needed to follow up on some test results to tell her about a symptom I had.
100

01/19/2017
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

01/15/2017
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

01/05/2017
all good experiences thamks
100

01/02/2017
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

12/16/2016
Always there to work with me in the most effective way
100

12/07/2016
My doctor is very caring and knowledgeable
100

11/25/2016
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

11/22/2016
I have the best Dr
100

11/21/2016
Dr Shen is very caring and knowledgeable.
100

11/21/2016
easy to speak, very confident
100

11/18/2016
Dr. Shen is a wonderful doctor. she really listens to her patients and takes time to listen to them.
100

11/18/2016
Dr. Brenda Shen and her nursing staff does an excellent job when I have a visit scheduled.
100

11/16/2016
Dr. Shen is the best doctor I ever had. Very kind and knowledge physician.
100

11/16/2016
I get notified by email when my blood tests are ready to view.
100

11/15/2016
excellent service
100

11/09/2016
bad experience at the lab with a receptionist with bad atittude.
100

11/04/2016
I hope this Dr. is going to STAY in THE GROUP.
90

11/02/2016
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

11/02/2016
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

11/01/2016
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

10/26/2016
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

10/25/2016
I loved her bedside manner. She listened well!!
100

10/25/2016
very happyhave reccommended
100

10/25/2016
Dr. Shen is the best Primary Care Provider I have ever had. Listens carefully and compassionately and explains thing well.
100

10/17/2016
Very impressed with the office staff.
90

10/15/2016
excellent DR!
100

10/07/2016
She is excellent.
100

10/05/2016
I have already recommended Dr. Shen to two friends.
100

09/29/2016
my doctor sheng is the best for me and my kids
100

09/21/2016
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

09/09/2016
listening skills were spot on
100

09/07/2016
The doctor is always friendly and seems very concerned about my health issues.
100

09/06/2016
Dr. Shen always takes care of my medical needs. I always feel excellent when I see her cause she always seems to care
100

09/01/2016
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.