Neal Shindel - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Neal M. Shindel

Neal M. Shindel, MD

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Dr. Shindel attributes an interest in science and research with his decision to pursue medicine.  He also enjoys helping people.  “Having had several family members with colon cancer, I became committed to making a difference,” says Dr. Shindel, who’s gratified to see fewer patients developing the disease.  In practice for 30 years, he’s performed 50,000 colonoscopies and calls gastroenterology a unique blend of one-on-one patient time, high-tech endoscopic procedures and treatments.

Director of the Colon Cancer Prevention Alliance in Whittier since 1991, Dr. Shindel and his wife celebrated 25 years of marriage by climbing California’s Mt. Whitney and cycling 121 miles to Badwater, Death Valley, reaching the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States in 24 hours.

OFFICE INFORMATION

12291 Washington Blvd #201
Whittier, California 90606
  • Main: 562.698.0306
  • Fax: 562.789.5458

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier

PROFILE

GENDER

Male

SPECIALTIES

Gastroenterology

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Education

Residency

Temple University Hospital (Pennsylvania) Veterans Affairs Medical Center-West Los Angeles (California)

Fellowship

UCLA Medical Center (California)

MD

SUNY State University of New York-Syracuse College of Medicine

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Gastroenterology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

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Patient Reviews

May 01, 2017
Great Doctor and Great staff thank you very much
April 26, 2017
They really know what they are doing and are really pleasant people.
April 25, 2017
He listened and spent time with me. DID NOT brush me off as just another patient. Great office visit!
April 25, 2017
The doctor is perfectly well educated and know exactly what's he doing.
April 24, 2017
Make sure you search good for a doctor,that will sympathies with patients health issues and no matter what. Never give up on healing, find other opinions. You will find a doctor is willing to listen to you.
April 14, 2017
My nurse in admitting was outstanding. She took the time to talk with me and spent a lot of time making sure I was comfortable. All of the staff in the procedure room were very kind and conversational making the experience more comfortable. Many thanks to all who took care of me!
April 12, 2017
this is not a fair question because Dr. SHINDEL Has been my Dr for 20 or more years AND I AM NOT A NEWCOMER .
April 07, 2017
Everyone was very polite & professional & efficient.
April 07, 2017
The experience went well(concidering what it is).This was my second time getting a colonoscopy in 5 years and the piece of mind knowing that everything was fine is well worth the time spent.
April 07, 2017
Dr. Shindel and his staff were very good.
April 06, 2017
Just want to add that Kim- the nurse that inserted the iv was great- she did it the first time. The last time I had this procedure 3 people tried multiple time to insert the iv!Thanks
April 05, 2017
Dr. Neal Shindel is a perfect example of courtesy, respectfulness and knowledge. His professionality is only second to the care he emits through his smile and looking at one to make sure they understand the procedure one will experience.
April 04, 2017
He was very respectful and informative. Made a uncomfortable procedure not so uncomfortable.
April 03, 2017
PIH has excellent health services.
March 31, 2017
These people make something that is unconformable (the prep) a easy and smooth experience.
March 31, 2017
whole experience was good. Everybody cares about you
March 31, 2017
Very professional.
March 30, 2017
Great doctor!
March 30, 2017
Best Around
March 30, 2017
The Staff was very helpful...had answers to all my questions...Insurance and preparation for exam...and offers to call if needed to answer any concerns !!
March 29, 2017
Dr. Shindel is very professional, cordial, in the administration of his practice. I would recommend him to my family and friends.
March 28, 2017
I would recommend the provider.
March 27, 2017
I'm sure you will like the staff. Dr. explains everything so it can be understood.
March 24, 2017
If they ever need this type of treatment this is the place to go.
March 24, 2017
The staff were very polite and caring.Always asked if you were comfortable enough.
March 24, 2017
Excellent care
March 23, 2017
Absolutely first class operation from check in, to the nurses, the PA's, to the physician. Very well taken care of, all needs addressed, operation was over before I even knew it started, and recovery very comfortable. A+ or 10 rating.
March 22, 2017
Everyone at the GI Center were very helpful kind and professional. Dr. Shindel is the best.
March 20, 2017
I can truly entrust him with my life. His quiet manner calms me before and after the procedure.
March 17, 2017
There may be none better; professionals start to finish
March 14, 2017
The entire prep and procedure staff was very good. The anesthesiologist was quite good at calming the normal fears (not upset over my elevated blood pressure, for instance--said I had "white coat syndrome". Too funny--and true!)). The nursing staff and recovery staff were also very professional and helpful.
March 13, 2017
I couldn't have been treated better. Wonderful staff!!
March 08, 2017
Both professional and personable.I felt confident under his care.
March 08, 2017
Dr. Shindell and his team are excellent!
March 06, 2017
The best, I highly recommend.
March 06, 2017
the staff at PIH was great...only talked to the Dr. for 1 minute....
March 03, 2017
I would tell family members or friends that it is important to get a colonoscopy in order to catch a possible problem in the early stages. There is peace of mind knowing that there isn't a problem. I would recommend Dr. Shindel and PIH.
March 03, 2017
Dr. Shindel is professional, personable and reliable. You're in great hands with him.
March 03, 2017
very personable and friendly.
March 03, 2017
The best!
March 03, 2017
Very friendly and attentive
March 03, 2017
Everything was very professional except for the waiting
March 01, 2017
Had a Very Good Experience. I would Definitely recommend them to friends and family.
March 01, 2017
Although I had not met Dr shindel before, he was personable and pleasant, but his staff really were very nice and competent which made me more relaxed
February 22, 2017
WE BEEN COMING TO WHITTIER PRES FOR OVER (50) YEAR. I BELIEVE THAT SHOULD TELL YOU WHAT WE THINK OF WHITTIER PRES.
February 17, 2017
I had a positive experience and staff and Doctor were great!
February 16, 2017
Very efficient process. All the staff and nurses were very cheerful and friendly.
February 16, 2017
Great Doctor, listening to what I was saying and acted on it.
February 16, 2017
Effiecnt operation fromCheck in to check out. However, specific instructions on building entry for super early check in should be printed in the prep instructions.
February 15, 2017
I always have outstanding care
February 15, 2017
He did his job well.
February 03, 2017
Not an appointment. Was told to call in 10 days for results.
February 03, 2017
Dr. Spindle is exactly the doctor my friend told me about. I would have no hesitation to recommend him to friends and even those who I don't know.
February 02, 2017
He is very professional, listens to my concerns, and explains his findings.
February 02, 2017
Very friendly, caring, & professional environment
January 27, 2017
He is very informative on what he is going to do and is never rushed when explaining procedures.
January 27, 2017
Yes good
January 27, 2017
Just wanted to thank all the nurses for be so nice and taking the time to talk with me about the procedure . Great stuff!
January 26, 2017
He is very understanding doctor.
January 26, 2017
I will definitely recommend the doctor to my families and friends. It is more difficult to schedule an appointment because of his popularity. However, his office did accommodate me and speed up the appointment by two weeks.
January 26, 2017
Her they could get the best treatment possible.
January 25, 2017
A professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient staff. Everyone made this a pleasant, comfortable experience.
January 25, 2017
Best ever!
January 24, 2017
A true professional, knowledgeable and a very nice person.
January 23, 2017
I had a routine colonoscopy and was VERY nervous, but all staff were kind knowledgeable and attentive. Thank you for excellent care!
January 20, 2017
I definitely recommend Dr. Shindel.
January 20, 2017
No comments everything went well. Was very satisfied.
January 19, 2017
He is a caring physician
January 19, 2017
He is very proficient and trustworthy..
January 17, 2017
Dr. Shindel's Office was very professional and they care about the patients needs.
January 11, 2017
Very happy
January 10, 2017
Colonoscopy medical crew was great, arriving 2 hours ahead of proceedure no so good.
January 09, 2017
Best of the Best thank you ????
January 09, 2017
Very good doctor
January 06, 2017
Everyone was wonderful. The receptionists, the NURSES (:-)) , especially Kathy LVN who called me in to review my history with me and got me started and made me feel VERY comfortable, with her smiles and the warm blankets. She started the IV PAINLESSLY! Checked on me several times before I was admitted to te GI Lab. The Recovery Nurse was also very caring as well as her helpers. Provided me with nourishments and again warm blankets. Nancy, Dr. Shindel's nurse reviewed the post-op care and DRILLED/ENCOURAGED me to call ANYTIME if any problems arises. I was PLEASED with the WHOLE process.
January 06, 2017
i would recommend this provider
January 06, 2017
Faciliyies were pleasant & staff was very professional & pleasant.
January 06, 2017
The staff and medical team were very caring and made my experience most comfortable it could be
January 06, 2017
This was the best experience that I had ever had at any doctors office or clinic or hospital. The staff was very hands-on. They listen to all my questions. I did not walk out of there feeling uncomfortable at all.
January 05, 2017
This provider and everyone involved with him work to make this procedure as stream-lined and efficient as possible. All of your questions are listened to and throughly addressed!
January 05, 2017
First rate, competent and professional.This was my 5th colonoscophy with Dr. Shindel and I couldnt be more satisfied.The new location at PIH is awsome everyone was prompt and efficient.
January 05, 2017
Great experience- the 'cleanse' process is gross but nothing they can do about that
December 29, 2016
I don't have much of an opinion about him, based on the minimal interaction.
December 29, 2016
All good except, error at the beginning with what procedure was happening. Th u s happened the last time. Does not instill confidence and my procedure was over an hour late in getting started.
December 27, 2016
Excellent doctor, very patient and knowledgeable.
December 23, 2016
Everyone very polite and professional and understanding.
December 22, 2016
Very comfortable setting, all of the staff was pleasant, efficient & although I was there for a "Colonoscopy", I was very comfortable with the procedure because of the staff. Thank you!
December 22, 2016
The Prep is awful and disgusting, get over it. Once you get to Doctor Shindel's the rest is a piece of cake.(and you get a nice little nap)
December 21, 2016
My procedure went very well and I was very pleased with the nurses and doctor.they are all very professional. It was quick and painless,
December 21, 2016
Very professional!
December 16, 2016
Respectful and thorough
December 16, 2016
Good service
December 15, 2016
Very friendly and efficient office
December 15, 2016
I was very nervous about my colonoscopy, but every member of the team was so warm and ready to listen and answer questions. Their wonderful smiles, calm, and sincere care greatly helped me to have such a positive experience. I'd recommend them highly to one and all. Thank you, Dr. Shindel, Dr. Lee, nurses Debbie, Silky, Sergio, and everyone in the place! The front desk was wonderful, too! God bless all!
December 15, 2016
Everyone was so nice and pleasant. Not your usual hospital visit. If this is what I am to expect every time, I may not be hesitant in going back for check ups and procedures. Really great!
December 15, 2016
Dr. Shindell and his staff are friendly, prompt, and very competent. Even as a very high-risk patient, I feel calm and confident in their hands.I also appreciate Dr. Shindell's ability to discuss my special issues with me and to willingness to negotiate solutions.
December 14, 2016
People we're very professional .
December 09, 2016
He was very much concerned about my peace of mind and if I had any questions about what was going to be done. Being an LVN, I was fairly confident I knew what to expect. But I appreciated him asking for my thoughts
December 08, 2016
I would tell them that he was as thorough as I needed at the time.
December 07, 2016
The nurses and staff were exceptional and very patient with me. Much Thanks!!
December 07, 2016
He provided good care.
December 07, 2016
I would tell them to expect to be there maybe 3 to 4 hours.
December 06, 2016
I can't believe how easy it was. Your staff is like a well oiled machine, very professional and executed perfectly. I would recommend you to anyone needing a colonoscopy. Very friendly too. Thank you!
December 02, 2016
Go to another facility.
December 02, 2016
Dr. N Sihindel is the best doctor for colonoscopy.
December 02, 2016
He was attentive to my inquiry's and concerns about the procedure and my health concerns. We all want doctors who listen to us and don't dismiss our health concerns. He was that.
December 02, 2016
Everyone involved in the process was very nice, thank you.
December 02, 2016
Ask about your co-pay amount or be surprised later.
December 01, 2016
Very professional
November 30, 2016
This doctor and his staff are the kind of people make you comfortable and are tops in their profession.
November 29, 2016
Dr. Shindel is very knowledgeable and skilled as a gastroenterologist!
November 29, 2016
YES
November 28, 2016
Nothing at this time
November 28, 2016
The staff and facility was excellent.The procedure might not be the most fun, but everyone made it comfortable.
November 22, 2016
Very professional and caring staff
November 21, 2016
The new outpatient GI Lab is amazing, easy check in, staff highly professional and a very smooth experience. I would highly recommend this service.
November 18, 2016
Go to this provider as they are the best
November 17, 2016
This is an outstanding medical group!
November 17, 2016
Everything was outstanding and I truly mean that
November 16, 2016
The nurses were very professional. The anesthesiologist and Dr Snider made me feel very comfortable.
November 16, 2016
Painless and over quickly.
November 16, 2016
The doctor and staff made a daunting experience very comforting and lessened the fear.
November 11, 2016
I would and in fact have already done so, strongly recommend him to anyone in the same situation or needed a provider in his field.
November 11, 2016
Terrific doctor.
November 11, 2016
This is the facility you should have your procedure at.
November 10, 2016
Excellent providers and facilities
November 10, 2016
I would recommend Dr. shindel to anyone
November 09, 2016
The whole process, from the initial appointment set up time to the procedure was efficient and professional. Time with doctor, extremely limited, but a good thing, I suppose. More follow up time means a problem was found.
November 01, 2016
Dr shindel takes time to ask questions n explains things to you n helps you deside on what to do. I feel good n have confidence in him as my doctor also he is a ways in a good mood n makes you comfortable wish most doctors could be more like him also his stuff are great
October 28, 2016
Staff is professional, friendly and puts you at ease. Very caring of your comfort.
October 28, 2016
A really smooth and easy procedure
October 24, 2016
He is very professional and takes time to explain things and answer questions.
October 21, 2016
He was straight to the point, said what he needed to say, and did his job; I was out in seconds, woke up a little later, and out the door soon after.
October 21, 2016
I would like to say thank you for all you have done. And most of all introducing yourself to me and explaining every thing that was going to happen.
October 21, 2016
They worked very professionally and caring, I felt very happy.
October 17, 2016
it was a good experience
October 17, 2016
That Doctor Schindel is good and knowledgeable about digestive health disorders.
October 14, 2016
3rd procedure with Dr. this facility is quite nice. One creepy thing I noticed. As I was being wheeled into the procedure room, the colonoscopy scopes were hanging in a glass case. It reminded me of a mad scientist lab!
October 13, 2016
Dr. Shindel is very thorough.
October 11, 2016
Happy to have Dr. Shindel as my doctor.
October 10, 2016
He is thorough and friendly. Listens and directs accordingly. Didn't try to give me meds or set up another procedure. Advised me that my body had healed itself.
October 10, 2016
He listens, he cares, everything is clear when u leave his office.
October 07, 2016
Caring, attentive and informative. If I had anydoubts he put me ease.
October 07, 2016
Simple and easy procedure .. Most men fear this procedure but there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
October 07, 2016
Dr. Shindel and staff are very good at the service provided by this office. We would highly recommend the Dr. to family and friends.
October 07, 2016
Dr Shindel was very polite, I would have liked for to come and speak to me after my procedure
October 07, 2016
All the staff was great, especially Grace! She turned an unpleasant procedure into a pleasurable experience.
October 04, 2016
Will be going back for a follow-up appointment in one month
September 30, 2016
There was a lot of waiting time.
September 29, 2016
He is a good doctor
September 29, 2016
Didn't remember a thing! Just the way I wanted it.
September 29, 2016
The nursing staff was excellent. They were very professional, yet they were kind and took care of me. I was very nervous and they put me at ease and did not discount my fears. They made sure to hold my hand and I felt comforted. I will definitely recommend this provider's office for this procedure based on the nurses who took care of me. Thank you.
September 28, 2016
Great doctor! I would not hesitate having him as a doctor for any future needs.
September 28, 2016
Great service.
September 27, 2016
Great doctor. Very caring and thorough.
September 22, 2016
Very perdonable, very informed, great listener.
September 22, 2016
excellent quality of service staff, very professional. very pleased with hospital facility. completely satisfied and more!
September 20, 2016
The procedure was made as stress free and pleasant as possible.
September 16, 2016
I have been coming to Dr. Shindel for 16 years and have always had a positive experience. This was my first experience at the new facility and it was all very positive.
September 15, 2016
I would tell them to make sure they listen to all of your concerns.
September 15, 2016
Cold and arogant
September 15, 2016
All was good. My admitting nurse was great especially with intravenous set up. Very pleasant surroundings.
September 14, 2016
That I had a very pleasant experience!
September 13, 2016
Good listener very calm does not cut you short lets you talk ask questions
September 13, 2016
None
August 25, 2016
Very personable. Explains everything. Concerned about what I am concerned with
August 22, 2016
They no what they are doing everyone there does thier jobs very well
August 22, 2016
Loved the staff especially Nancy they were all great
August 19, 2016
Excellent service by the entire staff
August 19, 2016
Made me feel quite comfortable
August 19, 2016
I would definitely share my experience with this provider to my friends.
August 19, 2016
From Stephanie, who scheduled my appt, Grace and Madorie who prep me for the procedure, to Nancy who went over results after the procedure, everyone was attentive-kind-professional simply the best!!!
August 19, 2016
The team was informative, caring and responsive.
August 19, 2016
I appreciated how nice everyone was
August 18, 2016
Bright Health Physicians are the best.
August 18, 2016
Yes I would recommend this doctor
August 18, 2016
very professional
August 18, 2016
The nurses all the staff we so kind and caring. They made a potentially very uncomfortable procedure very relaxing.
August 16, 2016
They are great, and my doctor, Dr. Neal Shindel, is very thorough explaining to me my health issue. And yes I will recommend this provider to my family as well.
August 12, 2016
I was pleased with the visit
August 10, 2016
Very professional and friendly and helpful at same time. All showed concern for my comfort.
August 05, 2016
Every one treated me nice
August 04, 2016
I would tell them I have full confidence in this doctor and trust him,
August 04, 2016
Very professional and friendly.
August 01, 2016
Good experience; friendly and kind staff.
July 28, 2016
He is profession and at the same time knows his patients. He is caring and in my opinion one of the BEST!
July 26, 2016
I would definitely recommend him.
July 26, 2016
What I just said. Wouldn't recommend him.
July 26, 2016
Professional team. Skilled and through. Respectful of patients.
July 26, 2016
Be prepared to wait when you have an appointment.
July 22, 2016
Excellent staff. Everyone was so helpfully and so accommodating. I was absolutely amazed by the service provided. Wow. The entire staff was songreat. Excellent bed side manner r, excellent people skills and very compassionate. Awesome staff
July 21, 2016
How well all of the staff took care of me.
July 21, 2016
PI H is very professional and compassionate.
July 14, 2016
I would recommend the GI Outpatient center to everyone
July 13, 2016
Good skilled
July 11, 2016
Dr Shindel is the doctor who cares for all family members. I have even referred him to a neighbor.
July 08, 2016
The entire staff did everything to make me feel comfortable and at ease.
July 08, 2016
Excellent service!
July 07, 2016
Best health care providers.
July 07, 2016
The experience was not painful at all. The best sleep I've had in a long time.