Velinda Paranal, MD is a native of Los Angeles and has loved practicing Family Medicine in Santa Monica for over 20 years. Historically treating all ages, she now specializes in the care of adults and their changing needs. She is also the Scribe Program Director for Santa Monica Family Physicians promoting office visits that offer high tech efficiency with having a doctor that knows you.

After earning a B.S. Biological Sciences from Stanford University, she worked as an environmental educator then as a comprehensive science high school teacher. She was transported to the Midwest by marriage, graduating from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Paranal completed her residency at the Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center and is board certified in Family Medicine.

She enjoys hiking, yoga, ukelele and aviation with her family. Recently she volunteered on an educational mission to Ethiopia, helping to build a rural school and supporting leadership training for government officials.

Medical School
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Providence St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
  • English
  • Medical Spanish


Santa Monica Family Physicians
1831 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite B
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-8903
(424) 212-5933


  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Women's Health
  • Menopause
  • Anti-Aging
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • ADD
  • Testosterone Therapy
  • Annual Physical Examination
  • Nutrition
  • Woman Wellness Check Ups


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
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Saint John's Health Clinic

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Santa Monica Family Physicians