Cesar Espiritu - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Cesar L. Espiritu

Cesar L. Espiritu, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 285 Reviews) View 85 Comments

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Dr. Espiritu knew he wanted to be a primary care physician from a young age. Frequently ill as a child growing up in the Philippines, he found visits with the family doctor to be comforting. Volunteering in hospitals solidified the decision to pursue medicine for Dr. Espiritu who says, “I enjoy the diversity and unpredictability of primary care. I also enjoy interacting with the variety of people I meet from the happy or crying infant to the elderly and everybody else in between.”  When not treating patients, he enjoys landscape photography, often hiking to canyons and rivers “just to get a good shot.”


12522 Lambert Rd
Whittier, California 90606
  • Main: 562.789.5420
  • Fax: 562.967.2929

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





Family Medicine


  • Tagalog
  • Pilipino



Research Medical Center Swedish Hospital Medical Center (Washington)


Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine (Canada)


Family Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

May 05, 2017
This was my first visit with Dr. Cesar Espiritu since my last primary had left this practice. I watched his video prior to my appointment. It portrayed him well. I thought he was more than gracious and thoughtful. It is difficult changing doctors. One has to establish rapport and the physician has to catch up on the patient's medical history. I have a very direct personality so it was probably not the smoothest meeting, but I commend Dr. Espiritu in his countenance. I am hoping the next meeting will go better on my part.
May 04, 2017
He is friendly, knowledgeable and thorough.
May 02, 2017
Thank u
April 28, 2017
He was good but wasn't informed of my blood draw that I fasted for.
April 27, 2017
Good family doctor, keeps up with my health records, and gives me good results.
April 26, 2017
I would definitely recommend him. It is comparable to a Love at first sight experience. Even his entrance into the room made feel I was now his no 1Priority. He did not one time project he was in a hurry or find it fit to not be 100% direct and explain my condition at this point of evaluation .I have shared with friends and family, " the 3rd one is it" (My 3rd doctor in 3 years, please help him to stay and not leave,I am blessed
April 25, 2017
From have previous bad experiences in the past with other doctors, he made me feel very comfortable!would highly recommend.
April 19, 2017
I was highly satisfied with Dr. espiritu.
April 17, 2017
This provider is faster,better more personable than my last provider which was Kaiser.
April 13, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is personable and professional. He even followed up on my daughter's recovery. :)
April 13, 2017
Knowledgeable and interested in care.
April 11, 2017
If you want a doctor who will spend time, listen and care for your health concerns, Dr. Espiritu should be your choice. Quite simply, the best medical appointment I have had in years.
April 11, 2017
Very concerned about my complaint
April 07, 2017
he was efficient, listens thoroughly with your concerns, you don't feel rushed which is quality and effective patient care and bedside manner.
April 06, 2017
Call a few days ahead of time to confirm any services you may be needing.
April 05, 2017
Office staff is polite professional and pleasant. Dr. Espiritu was so easy to talk to, I appreciate the time he took to listen to me. Thank you what a difference from other doctors. Glad I changed.
April 04, 2017
He is a very good doctor he takes very good care of me and I always get an appointment when I want one if I do not they sent me to the PIH on Whittier so I am always taken care of I'm very happy with this office
April 03, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is one of the best providers that I have meet in my life. So glad to count with him in my medical team.
March 31, 2017
Oh yesEveryone were so friendly and helpful.
March 30, 2017
He's very nice and concernd
March 28, 2017
Waiting in the room to long for the doctor.
March 01, 2017
I would Recommend " DR Espiritu " to anyone. He is very professional and personable along with his staff.
February 16, 2017
Great experience.
February 15, 2017
Very efficient running office . Everyone is very professional
February 13, 2017
Dr. Espiritu was a patient when I took my son as well as when my husband saw him. This encouraged me to request him to by my personal physician after my physician had retired. It was a great decision.
February 13, 2017
Expect long wait. Appointments are not always available when you need one.
January 31, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is warm, engaging, thorough and efficient. I had to choose another physician because Dr. Byrne left. I chose the right one!
January 30, 2017
The provider thoroughly explained information about my concerns and was able to describe it in an easily understandable manner. He made my experience feel comfortable and also listened to what I had to say.
January 23, 2017
Excellent & helpful doctor visit. Completely satisfied.
January 16, 2017
January 12, 2017
Listens to concerns, explains thoroughly. Feel very comfortable with Dr. Espiritu.
January 04, 2017
I was so glad he was there for me. I do not like going to doctor unless I have to, especially because I have to pay copay. So, I appreciate when my doctor sits down and ask me what's going on with me. Also takes the time to answer my concerns.
December 30, 2016
Dr. Espiritu is a very kind and caring physician.
November 28, 2016
He takes his time to listen to you. He has the patient's best interest in mind. Willing to work with patient to obtain goals.
November 25, 2016
Excellent, very happy overall.
November 22, 2016
He truly cares about his patients' well being. I am very lucky to be his patient.
November 18, 2016
Copetent customer oriented knows what he is talking about.A good nd thorough Doctor. Congratulations
November 17, 2016
He's respectful, funny, has a lot of patience took time to listen and care for what I had to say, he has a way of making the environment calm I was at ease. Very wise and smart.
November 03, 2016
I'm extremely happy with Dr. Espiriitu as my doctor. He provides excellent patient care and reflects his professionalism.
November 03, 2016
Q PIH se interesa realmente por la salud de cada pasiente y las app las Dan cuando uno las necesita no cuando ya Paso todo.
October 26, 2016
Dr. Espiritu is a wonderful physician and I hope you do all you can to retain him for this practice.
October 24, 2016
Dr Espiritu was easy to talk with, took his time. Explained thoroughly. Great physician to have
October 07, 2016
Enthusiastic and caring
October 07, 2016
Thank you for sending me to the ER for surgery. It was the right decision
October 05, 2016
My appointment was done with professional care and most efficiently. I thank you for your service.
October 04, 2016
Dr. Espiritu was awesome. He established trust and a positive rapport from day one. He and his staff are worthy of merit.
September 30, 2016
Dr Espiritu is the best doctor PIH has. Between seeing a zillion doctors at PIH he's the best!
September 30, 2016
Doctor Espiritu is always very nice and thorough. He makes you feel very comfortable.
September 28, 2016
Dr. Espiritu was able to access past tests and make a case for use of medicine I needed. Thank you to his nurse and office staff.
September 27, 2016
Very good doctor, he really seams to care.
September 26, 2016
That I would like to recommend this facility to everyone. Doctors are very professional and location is very clean, accessible, and very near the main hospital.
September 23, 2016
I have already recommend him to family members.
September 21, 2016
Dr. Espiritu was actually concerned about my total well-being. He took into account not only my physical but my emotional and spiritual health. I feel so fortunate that I have such a kind, caring and professional physician.
September 16, 2016
Love Dr. Espiritu and his staff, they always provide courteous professional care.
September 16, 2016
Dr. Espiritu is friendly and considerate. We discussed my medications and when I asked why I was on 2 different meds for HBP, he explained what each did and why both were necessary. I feel more comfortable taking the meds since I know what they are for and how they work to do this.
September 16, 2016
I love this Provider's people skills. He was very easy to talk to and is very efficient in getting results for you.
September 15, 2016
The Dr is great..scheduling not the best.
September 12, 2016
Dr. Espiritu was great! He answered all of my questions and concerns and took time out of his schedule to contact the doctor he referred me to for more information. He then called me back to relay more information and I was so impressed with that personal attention! He is great, kind and compassionate with his patients and I am considering switching to him when open enrollment comes around. Thanks for helping to lessen my concerns, Dr. Espiritu!
September 01, 2016
The doctor was so kind the nurse Janelle Green introduced herself told me how long wait would be was so sweet
August 30, 2016
He listened and understood what I was saying.
August 23, 2016
It was the first time meeting my new Dr. I think first impressions are very important ! He was very friendly and very likable TY
August 18, 2016
Have a better conscience in regards to scheduling. Very bothered to have waited one hour and 15 minutes to be seen by physician.
August 10, 2016
I was happy with the doctor I think he does good work he answered all my questions did everything That was needed to be done but alas as I said before I think you're using of the tablets is extravagant and not necessary, would preferred to pay people to do work
August 09, 2016
I would recommend a visit here the doctors are very friendly and care about you!
August 09, 2016
Great office great doctors
July 29, 2016
July 28, 2016
Everyone is professional, caring and helpful
July 28, 2016
Dr. Espiritu is a great physician
July 28, 2016
The Doctor I met was very nice and friendly
July 27, 2016
He's a good Doctor
July 26, 2016
The doctor and staff were just so respectful and kind. I really appreciated that.
July 22, 2016
very caring and knowledgeable
July 19, 2016
Dr Espiritu was friendly which made me feel at ease. But he was also very professional & ethical.
July 19, 2016
He listens to your concerns and finds solutions to help you. Dr Espiritu is a kind and respectfull man, I highly recommend him.
July 12, 2016
He is so thoughtful and considerate that I have changed from XXXX and have made him my primary care physician. He is a absolutely wonderful and even gave me some important information about the way I should take my long-term maintenance medications. He has a sense of humor and MOST important, he listens!
July 11, 2016
Dr. Espritu is a professional and very personable provider. He makes ur visit feel like ur the only patient he has that day. Extremely satisfied.
July 01, 2016
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
June 23, 2016
Really down to earth. Very respectful.
June 16, 2016
Over all pretty good depending on the Dr you see
June 09, 2016
I would recommend them to my friends and family
June 09, 2016
I loved his personality. He was very charismatic.
June 09, 2016
Very personable and listens to your concerns
June 08, 2016
June 01, 2016
Dr Espiritu is awesome.
June 01, 2016
I truly feel that Dr.Espritu is an active part in my well being.He explains things in a manner that is not only clear and concise but informative.