Dr. Benjamin Weiss, a longtime Santa Monica physician who was known for making house calls until his retirement two years ago, died April 27 after undergoing heart surgery at a Cleveland hospital. He was 75.
Weiss emphasized the treatment of the entire person within the family structure, said Ada Kadinger, a longtime friend of the doctor and his wife, Betty.
"He had patients that had nowhere to go, so he would take them to his home," Kadinger said. "He was just a wonderful man."
His wife of 46 years said: "Everybody thought he was their best friend. He was a doctor's doctor."
During World War II, Weiss was a physician in the Veterans Administration's Wadsworth Hospital in West Los Angeles. After the war, he started a private practice that later became the Santa Monica Plaza Medical Group.