Cesar Espiritu - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Cesar L. Espiritu

Cesar L. Espiritu, MD

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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

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.
May 23, 2016
I referred him to my daughters. They are very happy with him as well.
May 17, 2016
Informative and caring...
May 12, 2016
I would tell them--and have--that Dr. Espirituis one of the three best doctors (Dr. Eli and Dr. Gothold are the other two) I've ever had. He LISTENS, answers all questions and concerns clearly and thoroughly, treats you as a whole person (and as an interesting one!), is careful to recommend or prescribe treatment appropriate and useful for any problems, and is interested in ways to help you stay healthy appropriate to your age and life-style.
May 12, 2016
Dr.Espiritu is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He is friendly, caring and professional. He always makes me and the rest of my family (4 kids and husband) feel very comfortable. He is attentive and takes his time to make sure we get what we need. We trust him and are we are glad to know we are in great hands.
May 09, 2016
good expertnce.BTW, this is a much better feedback method than the old mail-back one.
May 09, 2016
I have already recommended PIH, but with Dr. Richard Yung.
May 06, 2016
Very frienfldlg and a great listener. Long wait...45 minutes to see doctor. That is very frustrating.
May 05, 2016
He was very nice,courteous, and overall friendly.
May 03, 2016
Excellent provider
April 28, 2016
My favorite pcp highly recommended
April 28, 2016
I will continue to refer family and friends to this provider.
April 26, 2016
He really is concern for you health and caring. Good bedside mannar
April 25, 2016
Do not use P.I.H. very poor service
April 25, 2016
Dr. Espiritu is following Dr. Gothards footsteps, definitely choose him as your doctor. I was recommended by a very good friend and long time coworker. She mentioned nothing but great things about him. She takes all her family to Dr. Espiritu including her mother. Meeting him for the first time and seeing how attentive and interested he is in his patients just confirmed what I was already told.
April 21, 2016
very professional courteous respectful and listens to what I say. Really awesome nice guy.
April 20, 2016
He is patient and kind. He cared about my situation and was thoughtful in his response.
April 14, 2016
dr is great and listens
April 11, 2016
Knowledgeable, caring, sense of humor
April 08, 2016
Dr. Espiritu is one of the best medical doctors I've encountered. He is patient and understanding. I never feel rushed by him. I've referred two other people to him that feel the same way.
April 04, 2016
good doctors who really care about their patients
March 29, 2016
Dr espiritu is very kind and personable.
March 29, 2016
Dr. Espiritu was a wonderful Dr who genuinely cares about his patients. This was my 1st visit with him and I was very happy with the service he provided. I have decided he will now be my families primary Doctor moving forward.
March 28, 2016
He's excellent and very knowledgeable.
March 25, 2016
I am very happy and wouldn't change anything.
March 25, 2016
I would go back.
March 25, 2016
Great physician. Listens attentively and addresses your concern in no rush time. I'd definitely recommend him to others.
March 24, 2016
Nice professional and.patient Doctor .
March 23, 2016
Dr. Espriuti is one of the best Doctors I have ever seen. It's easy to make appointments, he answers all my questions, and makes sure to find out what is happening to me. Sometimes that means seeing a specialist. Not only is he a great doctor, he also has great bedside manners.
March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016
I liked this provider very much. I plan to stay with them for long time