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September 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2022 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue, we are going to discuss COVID-19 prevalence in Los Angeles County and try to predict its future, in the context of the new bivalent booster and an inevitable Winter surge. We will also cover medical records sharing and ‘interoperability’ between electronic systems and healthcare providers.

August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the August 2022 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue, we are going to discuss case rates in Los Angeles County and why our Health Department decided against resuming an indoor mask mandate. We will also discuss Paxlovid rebound in the context of President Biden’s SARS-CoV-2 experience.
 

July 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the July 2022 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue, what’s old is new again (unfortunately).  We are going to revisit case rates in Los Angeles County and why Health Department counts are undoubtedly an underestimate. We will also discuss SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels and Evushield, an exciting new pre-COVID exposure preventive tool.

About usAbout us

Santa Monica Primary Care is an independent, full service Internal Medicine practice located adjacent to Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Philip M. Bretsky first established the practice in 2008 in Century City, California. Following two years in Century City, he moved to Santa Monica in 2010 and the practice was renamed Santa Monica Primary Care
Our office provides both outpatient and inpatient healthcare for patients. Dr. Bretsky is on staff at two local hospitals: Providence Saint John’s Health Center, and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He also takes care of patients at nearby Skilled Nursing centers such as Berkeley East, Seaport 17, Rehabilitation Centre of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Healthcare. If needed, this enables Dr. Bretsky to maintain continuity of care for patients from the office, to the hospital, to the rehab center, and back home..

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Our TeamOur Team

Dr. Bretsky is an experienced, Board-certified Internist and primary care doctor located in Santa Monica, California. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has won numerous awards including the Irving Lasker award for best research from the USC Keck School of Medicine, and the prestigious Scholar-In-Training award from the American Association of Cancer Research.
Dr. Bretsky was raised in the town of East Setauket on Long Island, New York. He frequently visited New York City, spent summers at his grandparents’ ranch in Texas, and as soon as he could carry a pack he became a field assistant for his dad, a Geology professor. Dr. Bretsky began traveling the world at a young age including time in Denmark and Sweden as a grade-schooler.

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