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

September 13, 2017
Dr is very competent .
September 07, 2017
Dr Espiritu provides excellent service. He truly cares for his patient. He is not in a hurry during treatment. Such one of a kind doctor!!
August 31, 2017
Great doctor
August 22, 2017
This was my first visit to see Dr Espiritu after Dr Yung left your group. I had a great first visit with him. He is very enthusiastic and showed great passion for providing care. I am really looking to to working with him to manage my healthcare.
August 21, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is easy to talk to! I'm sure he encounters of variety of personalities every day... But everytime I walk in... he makes me feel that he remembers exactly who I am! Even though it might have been over a year since I've seen him last!
August 21, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is competent and knowledgeable.The office is welcoming and professional.
August 07, 2017
Staff is great and my doctor is the best I've had in a long time
July 31, 2017
He spent a good amount of time with me, and seemed concerned about my health and the questions I had. It was my first visit with him, but I liked him much more than the last Doctor.
July 12, 2017
My experience with Dr. Espiritu was a pleasant one where I felt he took his time with me with my condition. He answered my questions very well and explained the treatment that he was prescribing. I found a doctor to be kind and courteous and very caring.
July 11, 2017
Thorough and positive
July 03, 2017
That you'll feel comfortable asking questions concerning your health. Compassionate and understand what you feel.
June 29, 2017
I worked with Dr.Cesar Espiritu for the first time during a visit to deal with a sinus infection. Dr. Espiritu was excellent. He listened to me and talked about past sinus infections and things I can do to help resolve them before they become an actual infection. I really appreciated his friendly style and helping me to feel comfortable.
June 29, 2017
When you try to schedule an appointment with this provider, it is. Wry difficult to get an appointment next day. Most appointments ar usually 1-2 weeks away
June 22, 2017
Dr. Espíritu is very approachable and friendly, and is very knowledgeable. He makes me feel at ease and comfortable in knowing I'm getting great care.
June 19, 2017
Great person. Easy to talk to.
June 19, 2017
Be prepared to wait in room for a length of time not very punctual.Assistant came in to room after I was waiting for 55 minutes to let me know doctor would be with me
June 16, 2017
This was my first time with this provider and I'm very happy with him!!
June 15, 2017
My doctor is great. I am going to recommend him to family and friends.
June 14, 2017
That he acts as a caring and competent partner who considers you a person, not an illness, LISTENING to your concerns and working with you for viable solutions.
June 13, 2017
Friendly manner and nice disposition.
June 13, 2017
Doctor Espiritu is a very good doctor and like a friend to me. Thank you
June 13, 2017
Dr Espiritu is a wonderful dr.
June 12, 2017
thumbs up
June 07, 2017
He was very personable and listened to my concerns.
June 06, 2017
Excellent doctor, caring and helpful.
June 05, 2017
Doctors were really nice and friendly I felt really confertable
June 02, 2017
The friendly manner of the staff and doctor compliment the professional care given at this quality, modern facility.
May 31, 2017
I feel comfortable discussing my health conditions and concerns, very easy to talk to.
May 30, 2017
Terrific doctor. I am so glad Caremore assigned me to him after my oldprimary care doctor left. Wonderful and personable doctor. He cares about his patients.
May 30, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is such an amazing doctor. He listens to what you have to say and he takes his time. I e had doctors in the past who just seem to rush through the patients but he doesn't. Couldn't have asked for a better doctor . And he is always in a happy mood
May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017
Less wait time in the room
May 23, 2017
May 22, 2017
The doctor is first class and works to find the best treatment.
May 19, 2017
Everything went great
May 18, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is great with excellent manners and very respectful. He is very considerate and professional. It is a pleasure to be seen by him.
May 18, 2017
This was my first visit with Doc. Espiritu and he was attentive to my health concerns and was aware of my medical history and other health issues, I felt confident that I was in the right care and the right hands. I will continue to see him as my primary doctor. Thank you Doc. Espiritu for being attentive to my health needs.
May 15, 2017
He was in a hurry . Even though I mentioned I had severe sinus issues. He did not address those issues . His quick focus was on the blood work results .
May 12, 2017
Love PIH!
May 08, 2017
That the office was professional and friendly and that the Dr. was knowledgeable, caring and had a great "bedside manor"
May 08, 2017
Dr. Espiritu is a very kind and patient provider who truly understands the needs of older patients. Thank you!
May 05, 2017
I believe he is patience and listen to what I have to say and explains it clear enough for me to understand. Overall I'm very happy with Dr. Espiritu.
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.