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Daniel Brennan, MD, CLC, FAAP

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How are star ratings for providers determined?
Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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About

Professional Distinctions

  • 2018 Castle-Connolly Award for Santa Barbara’s Top Pediatrician
  • 2018 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Pediatrician (Runner up)
  • 2017 Castle-Connolly Award for Santa Barbara’s Top Pediatrician
  • 2016 “Best of Santa Barbara” Santa Barbara Independent Best Pediatrician (Finalist)
  • 2016 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Pediatrician (Runner up)
  • 2015 Central Coast Medical Association Santa Barbara County Physician of the Year
  • 2015 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Pediatrician
  • 2009 SBParent.com Parents’ Choice Best Pediatrician
  • 2009 Santa Barbara Breastfeeding Coalition Doctor of the Year
  • 2008 Santa Barbara Newspress Readers’ Choice Best Doctor
  • 2007 SBParent.com Parents’ Choice Best Pediatrician (Runner up)
  • 2001 Pediatric Resident of the Year Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the nation's Top Doctors
  • Pediatric health expert, WebMD
  • Founder, Strive for 95 Coalition
  • Contributing writer, American Academy of Pediatrics patient education website, www.healthychildren.org, Parenting, Baby Talk; American Baby, Pregnancy
  • Chairperson (former), Sansum Clinic Department of Pediatrics (2006-2008)
  • Board of Directors (former), Sansum Santa Barbara Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Board of Trustees (former), Sansum Clinic
  • Grand Rounds Coordinator (former), Dept of Pediatrics, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Delegate (former), California Medical Association House of Delegates through the Santa Barbara Medical Society
  • Mentor (former), UCSB Premed Preceptor Program
  • Author (former), "Pediatric Corner" column, Goleta Valley Voice, "Pediatrics In Paradise" column, TheDailySound and SBParent.com
  • Medical Editor/Reviewer, AAP's book Heading Home with your Newborn, and two nutrition books, The Baby Bistro and The Toddler Bistro
  • Television medical consultant, Burn Notice and Complications (USA Television Network)

Community Involvement

  • President of Dos Pueblos Little League
  • Board Member, Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table
  • Field Committee Member, Girsh Park
  • Board of Directors/Division Coordinator (former), AYSO U5/U6 boys divisions
  • 2013 Presidio Sports Volunteer of the Month
  • Youth athletics coach for Little League, soccer and basketball (60 youth sports teams)
  • Medical Advisor/Speaker, Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
  • Volunteer (former), UC Santa Barbara pre-med preceptor program
  • Volunteer (former), San Marcos Health Academy
  • Speaker, San Marcos High School Career Day
  • Founder, Strive for 95 (Immunization awareness campaign)
  • Co-Medical Director (former), CHAMP (Childhood Health Awareness Mentoring Program)

Practicing since:

 2001 (19 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 2001 (19 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • Albany Medical College

Residencies

    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Pediatric Internship/Residency 1998-2001)

Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certified Lactation Counselor

Additional Information

  • Santa Barbara native, proud husband and father of three boys

Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Central Coast Medical Association

About Ratings

How are star ratings for providers determined?
Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

Who receives a Press Ganey survey?
Press Ganey emails or mails surveys to patients who received care at UC San Diego Health. This process ensures that feedback comes directly from patients who have been treated by our providers.

Are all comments posted?
We post both positive and negative comments from patient surveys. We do screen the comments to eliminate private patient information, foul language and irrelevant information.

How are my ratings and comments shared?
The survey is voluntary and confidential. Comments displayed on our website are anonymous. No patient names or contact information will be displayed.

Why doesn't my provider have a star rating?
Star ratings are displayed on a provider's profile only after Press Ganey receives a minimum of 30 survey responses within the past 12 months. This provides balance and ensures that the data is statistically valid.

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