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The 5 Best OBGYNs in Los Angeles

It's hard finding a good gynecologist you can trust. Good news: if you're in LA, we've done all the work for you.

The 5 Best OBGYNs in Los Angeles

Can you recommend a good obstetrician/gynecologist (OBGYN)? How many times have we heard this question? A friend in dire need doesn’t want just any OBGYN—they deserve the best. 

When typing “Best OBGYN Near Me” into your search bar, first we must qualify what “the best OBGYN” even means. We asked our friends, family and the internet how to choose an OBGYN who’s right for them.  

In a nutshell, a great gynecologist is someone you trust, can chat openly with, and who makes you feel comfortable talking about your health without worrying about being judged. And of course, they have to be highly qualified. It's a doctor who can also be your friend, mentor, and therapist. Of course, special considerations apply in Los Angeles—nobody wants to be stuck in traffic, or pay thirty bucks for parking after being told by the temp receptionist that they don’t validate. 


If you’re in a hurry, here’s the tl;dr on the best OBGYNs in LA: 

LONG BEACH: Dr. Deborah L. Karm is said to be extremely invested in each of her patients. Parking is free! She can be reached at (877) 696-3622.

LONG BEACH: Dr. Elizabeth H. West is calming, funny & caring. Free parking outside her office. Office phone number is (877) 696-3622.

BEVERLY GROVE: Dr. Erin E. Meschter’s patients find her to be a great listener and a safe space. Parking is first hour free, $5 thereafter. Reach her office at (310) 423-1224.

BEVERLY HILLS: Dr. Paul H. Crane is described as a “wise, quiet magician.” He doesn’t accept insurance, and has reached celeb status. Reach his office at (310) 659-5810.

MARINA DEL REY: Dr. Elizabeth Oslund is on a mission to minimize women’s suffering—an essential part of O Positiv’s philosophy. Reach her office at (310) 694-5255.

Every woman deserves the best doctors to support her. Along with having a great OBGYN, women should also care for themselves by living a balanced life and pairing a healthy diet with vitamins.


How We Identified The Best OBGYNs in LA

We cracked our knuckles, rolled up our sleeves, and hunted for the rarest gems. Our team scoured the competitive medical landscape of LA, leaving no stone unturned. Through our rigorous selection process, we found OBGYNs from Beverly Hills to Long Beach  who possess a combination of unparalleled medical expertise, along with a deep understanding of the emotional needs that come with all the stages of womanhood:

  • 4.7 or above:  we processed the numerical data of Healthgrades, WebMD, Google, and Sharecare and only picked doctors with outstanding ratings and legit reviews.
  • Exceptional communication skills: we combed through hundreds of reviews in search of doctors who were deemed relatable, kind, and emotionally intelligent by their patients.
  • Highly qualified: years of experience, awards, specializations—you name it, they have it.
  • A clean background: we ran our finalists' names through the Department of Consumer Affairs for complaints and ensured their license was in good standing. 

We hope you're ready to meet your next OBGYN. Don't be surprised to see Beyoncé's and Kim Kardashian's names pop up, because their OBGYN also passed our test.


The 5 Best OBGYNs In Los Angeles

OBGYN Dr. Deborah Karm on O Positiv's list for 5 Best OBGYNs in Los Angeles 
1. Dr. Deborah L. Karm

Why we love her:  Dr. Karm is a true standout, excelling at her job with unparalleled passion and dedication. When asked why she chose to pursue a career as an OBGYN, she answered, "Because it allows me to take care of my patients in all phases of their lives. I find these long-lasting relationships extremely rewarding." Upon completing her residency at the University of California Irvine, Dr. Karm won the Michael L. Berman Award for Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery. During her spare time, she loves running, hiking, biking, reading, and traveling.

Rating: 4.96 | 157 reviews

What patients say: 

"Dr. Karm is a wonderful physician. She is knowledgeable, communicates clearly and concisely, is on time and to top it off has a great personality. I would recommend her to any family member or friend and I hope to see her for years to come."

"Dr. Karm has been the best Ob doctor for me and my family. She truly cares for us. We suffered a great loss with our stillborn baby and she did everything she could to be there with us and help us and now with our new pregnancy she is so amazing."

Address & Parking: 3828 Schaufele Ave Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90808. Free parking on premises.

Office hours: 8 AM - 5 PM

Phone number: (877) 696-3622

Insurances accepted:  United Healthcare, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna. PPO (Yes). HMO (has to be assigned to MemorialCare Medical Group )


Dr Erin Meschter on O Positiv's list of 5 Best OBGYNs in Los Angeles
Dr. Erin E. Meschter

Why we love her: We couldn't go through a review from Dr. Meschter's patients without reading "She's a great listener," "I felt heard," or "She took the time." So, for those who like to talk to their OBGYN like they would to a friend, this is the OBGYN for you. Dr. Meschter's patients all seem to agree on that. She's affiliated with the prestigious Cedars - Sinai Medical Center and is a recipient of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists' Special Resident Award in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. During her spare time, she loves going into nature and hiking.

Rating: 4.93 - 39 reviews

What patients say:

"I always felt safe and truly cared for when in Dr. Meschter presence. I've seen other great physicians but none compare to the quality I can expect from Dr. Meschter and her team."

"Dr. Meschter is incredible. She delivered my son and believed I could do it vaginally. She championed and coached me through it. I had complications afterward with my placenta and Dr. Meschter was calm and communicative throughout the whole procedure."

Address & Parking: 8635 W 3rd St Ste 690W Los Angeles, CA 90048. For parking, 1st hour is free, then it is $5/hour.

Office hours: 8 AM - 5 PM

Phone number: (310) 423-1224

Insurances accepted :  United Healthcare, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna. PPO (Yes). HMO (has to be assigned to Cedar Sinai Medical Group or Cedar Sinai Health Associate)


Dr. Elizabeth H West on O Positiv's list of 5 Best OBGYNs in Los Angeles
Dr. Elizabeth H. West

Why we love her: You know how at O Positiv we believe that living a balanced life means having a healthy diet? Well... Dr. West has a passion for nutrition and finds it gratifying to help her patients improve their diet, lifestyle, and overall wellness. She also enjoys working with women at every stage—from their first well-woman exam through pregnancies and menopause. During her residency at University of California, Irvine, Dr. West was awarded the position of Administrative Chief Resident, often given to those with exceptional clinical and leadership skills. When she's not at work, she loves spending time with her husband and young children and enjoys local activities such as hiking, exploring new restaurants, and going to farmer's markets.

Rating: 4.93 - 112 reviews

What patients say: 

"Dr West takes the time to listen. She calms me down when I am worried. Very easy to openly talk about all subjects with her. Prompt. I recommend her to my friends and family."

"Dr. West is amazing! She is sweet, patient, funny, caring, and overall a delight to work with. As it being my first time seeing a gynecologist, she explained everything in detail to me about what was happening as it was happening. She dove in and ran every test I needed and didn't automatically go..."

Address & Parking: 3828 Schaufele Ave Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90808. Free parking on premises.

Office hours:  8 AM - 5 PM

Phone number: (877) 696-3622

Insurances accepted :  United Healthcare, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna. (HMO plans have to be assigned to MemorialCare Medical Group).


Dr. Paul Crane on O Positiv's list of 5 Best OBGYNs in Los Angeles
Dr. Paul H. Crane

Why we love him:  Here comes our celebrity OBGYN! Come on, this is LA, it was bound to happen. Disclaimer, we did not select Dr. Crane because he delivered Beyoncé's twins and Kim Kardashian’s kids. We picked him because he has more than 54 years of experience and even after all those years, one of his favorite things is delivering babies! Talk about being passionate. Dr. Crane specializes in natural childbirth and VBAC births. Paul is the father of six children ranging in age from 18 to 40. In his free time, he enjoys photography.

Rating: 4.7 - 64 reviews

What patients say: 

"My gyn for 25 children, but plenty of gyn issues...Dr. Crane has been so attentive and caring...the staff are wonderful.....and most have been with him for many years. How very fortunate I am to be his patient and friend."

"Best gynecologist in the world!! He delivered my daughter like a wise quiet magician. I felt in the presence of a gentle old soul who calmed me down right away."

Address & Parking: 415 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. $12 parking.

Office hours:  9 AM - 5 PM

Phone number: (310) 659-5810

Insurances accepted: none (we told you, he’s a celebrity!)


Why we love her:  Dr. Oslund strongly believes in her oath to minimize suffering, an issue that OBGYNs have long overlooked, and a core philosophy at O Positiv. She trains in innovative medical techniques like the da Vinci Surgical System, which allows her to provide minimally invasive procedures for her patients. These procedures can often reduce downtime and improve outcomes versus traditional surgery. During her residency at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, she served as chief resident and finished at the top of her class. During her spare time, Dr. Oslund volunteers her energy to care for the underserved. 

Rating: 4.86 - 453 reviews

What patients say: 

"The knowledge and compassion of Dr. Elizabeth Oslund, MD, are both impressive. Finding a doctor I can trust and depend on in good times and challenging times has been one of the best things I've ever done for myself. My deepest gratitude goes out to Dr. Elizabeth for her care and guidance."

"What I like the most about Dr. Oslund is that she makes good decisions quickly and doesn't let any of her patients suffer. If you are looking for the best doctor, she is the one."

Address & Parking: 4560 Admiralty Way #105, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. $12 parking. 

Office hours:  8 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone number: (310) 694-5255

Insurances accepted:  United Healthcare, Aetna, Anthem, Cigna. PPO / HMO


We're always looking to meet great OBGYNs. If you're a practitioner who would like to learn more about O Positiv, please reach out to us at


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