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

September 07, 2017
I would definitely recommend his services! Great team work as his assistant Sergio and nurse Irene also deserve to be praised for their services. Very caring and concerned about me being confortable.
September 07, 2017
Dr. Shindel is very thorough and experienced in his field.
September 06, 2017
I would recommend Dr. Shindel to anyone, he is very professional and his staff is excellent. They work as a team and that is what I want when I must have that procedure. Nancy is the head of the nurses and she is excellent. She explains everything in detail, so you have no problems when you get home. All the nurses are excellent!!!!!
September 06, 2017
We have always been very pleased with the staff and services of PIH. For us, it is worth bypassing closer hospital services available to us to visit PIH.
September 01, 2017
If or when I have to go through this again, I hope its with this provider.
September 01, 2017
The staff made me feel like they really cared and made my procedure a lot easier for me thank you
September 01, 2017
Dr. Shindels team is fabulous. Jeni and Silki amazing!
August 30, 2017
The people were FABULOUS!!!! Everybody was SO nice!! The facility was beautiful! So clean, nice colors, and spacious (as opposed to the old facility in the hospital).
August 30, 2017
No comment needed it was all perfect
August 28, 2017
The service was great and the people were very kind!
August 25, 2017
They are the best
August 25, 2017
Excellent medical staff and doctors. No complaints at all.
August 25, 2017
The staff was friendly and made the process better. I was well taken care of during my visit and it made an uncomfortable process a little better!
August 25, 2017
If you need a colonoscopy get it done here
August 25, 2017
Very friendly staff, quick and efficient.
August 23, 2017
The health care associates were very friendly and patient.
August 22, 2017
I highly recommend Dr. Shindel as a GI.
August 22, 2017
High quality doctor and staff
August 22, 2017
The provider and staff were kind, compassionate, and empathic of the procedure I was going through. Very comforting indeed.
August 22, 2017
I trust him.
August 21, 2017
Courteous and respectful
August 21, 2017
Yes I would recommend
August 15, 2017
All my/our needs have been met to the highest levels with upmost courtesy, patience and understanding. I have been extremely satisfied and will continually use PIH for myself as well as for my immediate family members, as we have frequent their services throughout these many years.
August 15, 2017
Excellent dr.,,
August 15, 2017
He was kind, thorough, listened attentively and was informative.
August 14, 2017
He helps you to understand what your health problem is and what you can do about it in a clear and caring manner. He's very professional and personable.
August 11, 2017
I would tell friends and family that they would be in great hands with Dr. Shindel and his staff.
August 10, 2017
You will be taken care of with sensitivity and concern, they do show that they care.
August 10, 2017
I have told my friends & neighbors about Dr Shindel. All of my immediate family see Dr Shindel. My neighbor changed to Dr Shindel & is very happy with him.
August 09, 2017
Very personable and willing to answer questions. Excellent!
August 07, 2017
I recommend the doctor to my family and friends.
August 04, 2017
I would recommend to anyone that needed this type of care.
August 03, 2017
Very carrying
July 31, 2017
He is patient with questions and replies and this helps create a comforting and relaxing environment for the patient.
July 28, 2017
Dr. Shindel did an excellent job on this procedure.
July 27, 2017
Professional friendly kind reassuring
July 25, 2017
Dr. Shindel is a wonderful Dr.. I know he is trusted by many. Some of my friends credit him with saving their lives. I have moved an hour away from Whittier, but I will make the drive to see Dr. Shindel. Yes, you can share my feedback.
July 25, 2017
The Dr. will listen and answer your questions. You may have to wait an hour to be able to see him.
July 21, 2017
He was concern about any questions I had, and answered them. The nurses were so nice, always concern about whether I was comfortable enough.
July 20, 2017
I would recommend Dr. Shindel.
July 20, 2017
I am 70 years old, a disabled Marine Vet. In 2016, I had a Heart Attack & went to PIH @ 1:00am. My wife had 3 knee operations all of these procedures were done at PIH. When asked about Hospital service, I HIGHLY reccomend PIH.
July 13, 2017
He is a good and caring doctor
July 11, 2017
Dr. Shindel is a very concerned regarding a patient's medical issues.The information and suggestions he offers the patient is thoughtful and professional.
July 10, 2017
Very thorough, and good bedside manner.
July 10, 2017
Dr. Shindel explained clearly what I needed to know. To accommodate me, he scheduled me in on a Saturday. Dr. Shindel is educated and professional. He is very knowledgeable in his field and shares it with his patience.
July 07, 2017
Good experience, I would definitely recommend it and use them again.
July 06, 2017
Dr. Shindel very good & Attentive to your medical needs.
July 06, 2017
Dr. Shindel was very nice, he explained and showed us the results that were found.
July 03, 2017
I would tell them you can trust Dr Shindel and he is very helpful.
June 30, 2017
He is friendly, best in his field and staff are the very best.
June 29, 2017
I have recommended this provider to family and friends.
June 29, 2017
Dr. Shindel is a very good doctor.
June 29, 2017
Very interested and concerned. Gave plenty of time for discussion.
June 28, 2017
The hospital facility was very clean and the hospital staff were very friendly. This hospital is the best facility I've been to.
June 22, 2017
The front desk people were great! They were helpful, kind and informed.
June 21, 2017
I would recommend this provider to my family and friends.
June 19, 2017
Best Dr. In town!??
June 15, 2017
I would remind family and friends the importance of having colonoscopies; it might save your life. I would highly recommend Dr. Shindel, his staff, and PIH facility.
June 15, 2017
Nice Doctor who made me feel comfortable and relaxed
June 15, 2017
Very professional and knowledgable and the area was spotless and clean
June 14, 2017
Thank you very much for taking care of myhealth concerns.
June 12, 2017
I would highly recommend Dr Aron and Dr Barlow. They are the best.
June 08, 2017
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June 05, 2017
Dr. Shindel was personable and professional, which made the visit worthwhile.
June 01, 2017
Basically, it was a very good experience and all hospital personnel did a wonderful job and I highly commend them and the PIH staff.
June 01, 2017
Always felt very comfortable when I visited the office because everyone is so professional and helpful. Real quality people!
June 01, 2017
He is caring as well as knowledgeable. He took time with me and didn't rush in and out. I felt that I was important as his patient.
May 31, 2017
Everything was professionally handled in a timely matter.
May 31, 2017
I found the doctor and all other personnel to be informative and professional... my experience was much better than OI had anticipated...
May 30, 2017
Everything went well , and very easy, no problems.
May 25, 2017
Great!
May 25, 2017
staff was very friendly and helpful, facility very clean
May 25, 2017
For those future patients choose pih!They are all about Excellence in Loving Care.
May 22, 2017
Already told them that i am done waiting almost two hours in an office with tv commercials blasting and no warning of wait i would have gone to lunch if i had been told.
May 19, 2017
They are a professional people and know how to care the patients
May 19, 2017
Be prepared to wait a long time whenever you have an appointment in this office, especially if it with Dr. Shindel.
May 18, 2017
Quality care and good service
May 18, 2017
As I said,everyone was so nice. I'd like to thank Kim, Lisa, Kimmie Sue the sweet little nurse who started my IV, and of course Dr. Shindel. I love PIH. Last year when I had pneumonia I had my friend take me to PIH because I live very close to Whittier Hospital and I was afraid the EMTs would take me there.
May 17, 2017
That for a dreaded experience. It wasn't as bad as anticipated due to the staff an Dr Shindel.I would recommend the GI center to family and friends.
May 12, 2017
Make sure that you have this procedure done much Sooner than Later. Nursing staff very comforting!!!
May 12, 2017
Dr. Shindel saved my life. Nuff said
May 11, 2017
Not quite like Disneyland but the best possible colonoscopy!!
May 10, 2017
AND when I asked for blankets when I woke up because I was very, very cold, the nurse told me I already had blankets.
May 10, 2017
For having a colonoscopy, I had a very nice experience. Dr. Shindel was very pleasant to talk to. I felt very comfortable knowing he was at the helm.
May 01, 2017
Great Doctor and Great staff thank you very much
April 26, 2017
Very friendly made me feel at ease. Definitely knows his job.
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 11, 2017
Very happy I have him as my specialist!
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.