View map

Dr. Paula Shulman Josephson, MD, FACOG, MPH

Gynecologist, OB-GYN

Santa Monica, CA

About Dr. Paula Shulman Josephson

**Please be advised - Once you book your appointment, we will be giving you a call to verify your insurance details. Your appointment is not fully confirmed until we have your insurance information. Additionally, there will be a penalty for no-shows and cancellations/ reschedules within 24 hours** Dr. Shulman recently completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. A lifelong Angeleno, she graduated from USC, before moving on to UCLA for her medical and public health degrees.She is looking forward to providing the full range of women’s health services from adolescent to postmenopausal care. She also has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, and the medical and surgical treatment of fibroids. Dr. Shulman is also fluent in Spanish.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • OB-GYN
  • Gynecologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angeles, Doctor of Medicine
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Public Health

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Zocdoc awards

See you again

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1053572107

Dr. Paula Shulman Josephson's office location

Womens Healthcare Associates of Santa Monica

1245 16th St, Suite 300

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Patient reviews for Dr. Paula Shulman Josephson

All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Everyone was very nice and friendly. I didn't have to wait long and Dr. Shulman was helpful, informative and easy to talk with!
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I want to shout from the rooftops that every woman should go to the doctor. She makes every visit a pleasant experience and has excellent bedside manner. I am always seen right away and am in and out in no time.I drive across town just to see her and she is worth it.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Shulman is incredible! No question was too silly to ask. She was super receptive and very personable. One of the best (if not the best!) doctor visits I have ever had.
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
She is everything I hoped for!
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I cannot say enough about my first visit. She was kind, compassionate and got right to action telling me her advice on the next steps to take to get to my goals. I felt so comfortable the whole time. She is wonderful.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Shulman is so reassuring and professional. She makes the entire visit so comfortable and gives me any and every bit of information I need to know about my body. Even when I feel like I'm over-reacting, she listens and determines the best course of action for me.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The best gyno visit I’ve had yet. Dr. Shulman was very professional, welcoming and accommodating. Recommend her and the office highly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Absolutely recommend - she took time to sit down and talk with me before we even had the exam to get to know my health concerns and needs, and the exam was quick, thorough, and painless.
Less than 6 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I visited Dr. Shulman after I had been to the ER and got no answers for what I was experiencing. She was great. Very patient, asked a lot of questions, and made sure I left her office worry-free (and pain free!). She’ll definitely be my go-to gynecologist moving forward.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Shulman Josephson and her office were great. But beware - parking in the garage attached to the building is highway robbery. I was at the office for no less than 1.5 hours and paid $22 for parking. Street parking isnear impossible near by. If you can, I'd suggest a Lyft or Uber - it'll cost less than the parking. In terms of the actual appointment, the doctor and nurses were perfectly pleasant, and relatively fast in getting my exam finished and me out the door.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It's always hard to find a new doctor that you feel comfortable with - especially when you have to speak about sensitive body topics. Dr. Shulman immediately put me at ease. She has an amazing personality and is an incredible doctor. Highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This office was great! Everyone in the front office was friendly and helpful and Dr. Shulman was patient, kind, and helpful!
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I recently moved back to CA and have been looking for a OB-Gyn but haven't had much luck with referrals and came across Dr. Shulman here. I got an appointment the same week, which was awesome, even though they had tomove it up slightly. As a new patient, I was told to be there 30 mins. ahead of my time. I ran late and when I called, the receptionist almost told me I couldn't be seen. However, luckily I was still close enough before my appt., that the nurse said it was fine. Once there, everything was great. I did my paperwork quickly, and was taken back right away. Dr. Shulman was very professional and I felt comfortable talking to her. I would recommend her.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Schulman is extremely friendly and efficient!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Schulman was super sweet and addressed all my concerns. She asked thorough questions regarding my history and made me feel super comfortable. She was also very knowledgeable and answered a few questions that other doctors were not able to answer.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I thought Dr. Paula was fabulous! She took time to meet 1:1 in her office and get to know me and my medical history. She was very personable and thorough. I’d highly recommend her.
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Looking for the right OB is not very easy especially, when your coming from out of state and have had the same OB for 8 year. Dr. Paula Shulman Josephson was very easy to talk to you and made my exam very comfortable. She was very knowledgeable and professional.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Really loved Dr. Shulman, she makes you feel immediately at ease and comfortable. Would definitely recommend as your primary OBGYN. The office staff were also very warm and welcoming and wait time was fine.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
recently moved to the area & I felt a little hesitant at first based on some reviews I saw on Yelp about the practice, but glad I ignored them, Dr. Shulman was very welcoming, answered all my questions, did not feel"rushed" at any point, & she gave me her email address to contact her directly if needed, something I have only had one other physician do. I have moved several times and have had to find new doctors regularly and I can say she's been one of my best experiences to date. Additionally, reception/front desk ladies were all very nice & helpful.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Paula Shulman Josephson is the absolute best. I have anxiety around going to the doctor in general but she is a literal bright light and makes you feel super comfortable. By far the best doctor i've ever been to and I am so happy to be in her care.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Wonderful bedside manner! Incredibly thoughtful and thorough in her recommendations. Highly recommend!!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Shulman is a great doctor... attentive, thorough, professional, and kind. I'm really glad I found her.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Paula has such a friendly and inviting personality! She made me feel super comfortable and I was not stuck there for a crazy amount of time.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I love Dr. Shulman, she's awesome. Parking at the office leaves something to be desired, and the waiting room staff is friendly-ish. The nurse was very friendly.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The visit was wonderful! She took the time to sit down with me as a new patient to discuss my background and the exam was quick. Highly recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
really loved her! very knowledgable and a great resource!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent doctor - really great bedside manner. I was the only person waiting in the waiting room, called in after I finished paperwork. Doctor spoke to me in her office before conducting the exam, thoroughly listened to me, asked questions. Really love this doctor!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great bedside manner. She answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable, when these types of appointments usually aren't. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Professional yet friendly & kind. She made sure to speak with me before my exam to really get a handle on my health & concerns. I'm very happy to have found a new doctor with whom I'm comfortable.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
she was great but behold if you have to transfer to another doctor, her office will make it an actual nightmare and impossible task AND charge 45$ to pickup your own records.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Shulman is very easy to talk to. She really listens and cares! Great bedside manner, very informative and totally professional. Takes the time the patient needs and doesn't act hurried or in a rush to the next patient. I'm so happy I found her!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Josephson was thorough, caring and interested in me as a patient. After seeing more clinical in-and-out in under 2 minutes doctors, my visit with her was a breath of fresh air!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 3 months ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Less than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Source: Zocdoc
show all reviews
ZocdocFind an OB-GYNDr. Paula Shulman Josephson, MD, FACOG, MPH