Alex Shindel MD | Gastroenterologist | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Alex G. Shindel

Alex G. Shindel MD


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Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Gastroenterology

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

SUNY State University of New York-Syracuse College of Medicine


LAC + USC Medical Center


LAC + USC Medical Center


Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Patient Reviews

September 16, 2022
After having visits with two other gastro doctors. Dr. Alex Shindel is the best of the 3. By far, due to his understanding, he's listening, as...and feedback.
September 16, 2022
That I had good attention on my first date
September 16, 2022
Gave me new insight on how to manage my health.
September 15, 2022
I am very grateful to the hospital. Thanks to all of the staff.
September 07, 2022
Dr. Shindel listened carefully to my explanation of my symptoms, was well informed on my condition, and recommended a way forward that really made sense. I felt much better after seeing him.
August 31, 2022
We are very happy that the doctor speaks Spanish very well.
August 31, 2022
Addressed all my concerns. Very thorough
August 30, 2022
The department was super organized and ran like a "well oiled machine " just great. Everyone seemed cheerful and confident.
August 30, 2022
Your staff made me comfortable and feeling of confidence that I am in good hands and will be safe.
August 26, 2022
For being a younger doctor and me being an older women he was very comical and made me feel very at ease. And answered all my questions and made sure he explained them in a way that I understood.
August 26, 2022
Great experience!! Dr was truly so amazing. I was a bit nervous but was put to ease immediately
August 25, 2022
I felt confident that he was taking care of my situations
August 24, 2022
We have been because they attended us quickly and clearlyy also told us what she was doing or what she was going to do and then she was going to continue with the procedure.
August 11, 2022
The doctor was very kind, very explicit in everything I wanted to know, I loved it because I speak Spanish and the super friendly nurse, I thank you for recommending me to this doctor. Thanks.
August 09, 2022
Dr. Shindel and his staff, they were the best. They're very nice, caring and I will recommend them to all my friends and my family. Thank you.
August 08, 2022
I wouldn't recommend them because they're not in the same plan as I am and so it wouldn't work out.
August 05, 2022
I was very comfortable with Dr. Alex Shindel. He was great. He answered all my questions. He listened. For him to keep up the good work. Thank you very much.
August 05, 2022
I was able to get a hepatitis shot on a Friday. I only have Friday's off and requested a Friday follow up. I was straight out refused this request with the scheduler stating they only offer this shot on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Obviously, this is a contradiction considering I was given it on a Friday. I find this policy ridiculous and incredibly stupid. This office has all sorts of immensely inconsistent and inconsiderate rules. Other than Dr Shindel who I find incredibly trustworthy. I find the front office staff to be rude. When I first entered the office I was not greeted. When I signed in, I was standing waiting wondering if there was a check in process. When I asked, I was treated like I was a criminal. There's no office etiquette and I felt I was dealing with people raised in a barn. The nurse who picked me up was wonderful though. She told me what to expect when I followed her in and explained everything thoroughly. Perhaps she should train your otherwise clueless office staff on how to be a human. What infuriates me most is the thought of the thousands of dollars my insurance pays to PIH only to be treated like trash when I deal with front office staff workers. Additionally, the fact that I am forced to take time off of work because this office refuses to be malleable is disgusting. There should be a revision of your policies or you should have a centralized area in the hospital that does bloodwork, is in charge of vaccines, etc similar to quest with convenient office hours instead of forcing patients to completely change their lives around. Again, I'm astounded by this treatment considering all the money my insurance pays for my continued treatment at your hospital. I am hoping your hospital starts to have training of front office staff with standard scripts so that these people can learn to have compassion considering no patient is there for fun but rather stressful situations only made worse by dealing with mean girls.
August 05, 2022
Dr. Shindel listed to my concerns, he provided a plan of action and made sure he answered all my questions
August 03, 2022
Dr. Alex Shindel is a very caring and helpful doctor.. I appreciate all his care.
August 01, 2022
Didn't like to pay for parking
August 01, 2022
The service was excellent. And... and.. and they're very courteous and very informative. Thank you very much.
July 29, 2022
Dr Alex was very professional and very friendly. I'm very happy dealing with him.
July 21, 2022
Dr. Shindel was courteous and helpful
July 21, 2022
Staff, nurses and Doctors were all pleasant.
July 20, 2022
Dr.Shindel knowledgeable about my Scleroderma and digestive issue. I wish to remain as his patient.
July 19, 2022
Hi, I was extremely nervous going to the procedure, it was my 1st time and I didn't know what to expect, but the doctor was extremely kind, very friendly. The staff was really sweet. And I thought, I thought everybody everybody, I talked to spoke to everybody was very kind. I really did appreciate that, thank you.
July 18, 2022
He's the Best Physician, that ever handled my problem.
July 07, 2022
Hi. The only problem I think I have, and I am an actual employee of PIH health, is that when I try to make an appointment, it takes forever to get through on the phone call. There's sometimes when they answer, the phone calls dropped. Yet if I'm referred out to a sister location of PIH, that just, they have a contract with them, I get through, like, within a couple minutes.
July 05, 2022
I definitely the doctor was very very good and I highly recommend them to my family and everything else staff and everything was great. So, you know, so I'd like to thank the PIH for all the help you've been doing for me and I'm getting actually getting better because of what they are doing and treating me. So God bless all of you, okay? God bless you.
July 05, 2022
I had a Colonoscopy and the staff called my husband that was going to be discharged in 10 to 20 min but he had to Waite 1 hour in the parking lot!! The staff should manage or calculate time better to avoid this long Waite in the parking lot. Not only you have to Waite long for your dear family member but you also have to pay parking time after 30 min.
July 01, 2022
Very thorough
June 29, 2022
Doctor very took time with me and explained my plan of care.
June 28, 2022
100% satisfied with Dr. Alex Shindel and his staff! Everyone treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy! It was evident to me that Dr. Shindel and his team members were all on the same page! I really appreciated their enthusiasm and professionalism! Thank you for the positive experience! Sincerely, (PHI removed).
June 27, 2022
I didn't schedule this appointment. I was notified on Follow My Health site that I had appt in 3 days. No one called to ask when or what time I would like to come in. This was a first for me. I met Dr Alex Shindel for the first time at this appt and think I will be happy with him as my GI doctor.
June 15, 2022
Alex was very compassionate caring. I definitely would go back to him again if I have any health issues.
June 15, 2022
My first visit. Found the staff to be friendly and professional. Dr. Shindel spent time listening to me and explained clearly what the next course of action would be taken to assist me with my health issue.
June 09, 2022
The Dr, and his staff were incredibly helpful, and they did everything they could expedite not only my appointment to come in, but the testing that needs to be done. I cannot say enough for this group. I am ... I am just over ... I'm ... I'm overwhelmed by how impressed I am with the Dr, and his staff.
June 08, 2022
Dr Shindel is very personable and I feel very comfortable talking with him.
June 06, 2022
Que habla un español perfecto. Y para mi poderme comunicar en mi idioma es muy importante. Y saber que mis preguntas son contestadas en español. Es lo máximo Gracias por tener Doctores tan eficientes como Dr Alex Shindes
June 01, 2022
Dr. (removed) made me feel very comfortable explaining my problem to him and maybe feel at ease about any questions I had. Period.
May 25, 2022
I really liked the place. The clinic was very clean and the staff was kind. Very professional and friendly doctor. Thank you.
May 25, 2022
The services at this office are amazing!!! Thanks PIH for such excellent organization.
May 23, 2022
Dr. Shindel was so attentive and very interested in helping me solve my health concerns. He is an awesome doctor and I feel comfortable being in his care. The staff was also incredible as well. They accommodated me and I was able to see Dr. Shindel I'm a timely manner.
May 18, 2022
Why do the receptionists have to ask for a copy of the insurance every time there is an appointment? They are supposed to have one on file. They ask a lot of questions too.
May 18, 2022
Great! Thanks.
May 17, 2022
It was a good experience, everyone there were very friendly and attentive.
May 13, 2022
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Shindel. I thought it took me very serious. It was a pleasant meeting, and I really enjoyed the experience and I'm happy to have found him
May 13, 2022
Very professional
May 11, 2022
Had a great experience. Dr Shindel and his staff are very respectful and accomodating
May 10, 2022
The Doctor & Staff were thorough & professional throughout my experience.
May 09, 2022
It is a pleasure to have seen Dr. Shindel. He is an excellent doctor, and the staff is excellent as well. They are respectful and the care is excellent. I owe them my life.
May 09, 2022
Everything was excellent
May 02, 2022
Thank you so much.
April 29, 2022
The excellent customer service provided to patients at this office is very much appreciated. Thank you!
April 28, 2022
It was appreciated that he listened. Some doctors don't have time to listen.
April 27, 2022
(name removed) is a great asset to the department. Dr Alex is wonderful, as always. Thank you for exceeding my expectations.
April 27, 2022
Great service
April 25, 2022
Nurses staff were very attentive.
April 20, 2022
Everything was excellent, the attention, the doctor, everything was very good, I'm happy with that, bye.
April 20, 2022
It was comfortable, timely, I liked his approach to my problem....
April 11, 2022
Hi, I just want to make sure that you understand that Dr. Shindel was a really, really caring doctor. He spent time listening to my dad's understanding that he was hard of hearing but he was very personable and sometimes you don't find doctors like that, and I'm very impressed with him. And thank you so much. I really appreciate it.
April 11, 2022
April 08, 2022
I thought Dr. Shindel was very good and I'm happy to go back to him for a follow up. It was very difficult getting appointments, and one day I called to verify my appointment and was on hold for 49 minutes. Actually took a picture of it, so getting through to a specialist and doctors through DH is really hard, if there's anything that you could do to improve on that - and also the length of time it takes to get appointments. My next appointment with doctor to get follow up tests by Dr Shindel is five to six weeks. So other than that, it was a super, super positive experience.
April 04, 2022
I was very nervous when I went in, but the doctor was very reassuring, and the staff was very nice and helpful, and my experience was pleasant. I haven't had my test yet, but after I have my test, I hope I'll be saying the same thing. Thank you very much. Goodbye.
April 01, 2022
Dr Alex Shindel was very helpful & I am looking forward to his expertise in my healing. It's not always easy to seek help when the ailment is so personal! I am confident that he will be able to help me! I am so HAPPY with PIH! Thank you for all of my health needs!
March 24, 2022
Very good service
March 24, 2022
Dr Shindel and his staff are fantastic and I will recommend him to everyone!
March 23, 2022
Dr. Shindel was a great improvement over (name removed).
March 17, 2022
Wait time is ridiculous. Staff are nice. Woke up from the anesthesia, got home and looked in the mirror to discover that my front tooth is chipped and my tongue is red and sore, as if I had been chewing it while asleep. Not sure how my tooth got chipped though. Whoever was supposed to keep an eye on my vital signs didn't watch my mouth or what I was doing to myself as I was under anesthesia. All I was told afterwards was that I was snoring badly. My tongue is still very red and painful and I have to see a dentist now for my chipped tooth. Grateful for the procedure though and staff was accommodating. Thx!
March 16, 2022
What a great office. I was amazed at how quickly I was seen after arriving. I didn't wait in the room for long at all. Great Doctor; he explained everything well and was very easy to talk to.
March 15, 2022
I was treated with respect and everyone was empathetic to my fear. I was well take care of and reassured.
March 15, 2022
All good, thanks.
March 11, 2022
That everything was fine when I went to that doctor. Okay, that's all I can say, very attentive doctor. Bye.
March 10, 2022
Stop charging for parking lot. You making enough money (INAUDIBLE) charge for parking lot after you making so much money from the patients.
March 09, 2022
Yes thank you.
March 07, 2022
The staff was extremely friendly and explained next steps to me clearly which was really helpful. Dr. Shindel is very friendly and easy to talk to. I never once felt uncomfortable explaining to him my symptoms and asking questions. Would recommend him to others.
March 03, 2022
The staff was very kind and thoughtful. The RN (name removed) was very reassuring and made me feel so comfortable and relaxed.
February 24, 2022
Dr Alex Shindel and his staff were great and treated me with the upmost kindness. I arrived very anxious and scared and the nurses there were so compassionate and understanding to my feelings and made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. The care by them pre and post procedure was amazing. Thank you to the staff at the GI/Colonoscopy department for making my procedure/time/experience a good one!
February 15, 2022
All in all, it was a good experience, much better than my previous provider.
February 14, 2022
Dr. S. Was very profesional and kind same as than (name removed)
February 11, 2022
Yes, that was the first time I met Dr. Shindel and he was very good at explaining everything to me. I could ask any any better things to say about him, but that he was wonderful. And I hope to be with him for a very long time and I rate him a 10 plus plus. Thank you very much for calling me. Bye.
February 11, 2022
Dr. Shindel was very thoughtful and sensitive to my gastro issues, which are embarrassing to me.
February 09, 2022
Very friendly staff, nurses, and doctors. The office was also very well taken care of.
February 09, 2022
Thank you very much, all the people were very kind. We speak the most important thing for me and for the people who do not speak English, everyone speaks Spanish especially the doctor is very kind and has always treated me very well, thank you very much and good night.
February 07, 2022
Everything is fine, I liked how he works. I have already gone with him before now and he is very good, thank you.
February 04, 2022
Yes, I had an appointment with Dr. Shindel in August, and was having a problem in September, and called to get advised, and was told that he would not be available in ... until December, and there was no one to talk to, so I finally went to Urgent Care, and solved my problem.
February 03, 2022
Office staff pleasant and efficient. First time seeing Dr Alex Shindel looking forward in developing a long term doctor patient relationship. I was seeing Dr Lah for many years. He left PIH
February 01, 2022
I had an, I had an excellent experience of Dr. Shindel and all the
February 01, 2022
With everything going on in the world it was nice to feel safe and worry free. Thank You, Dr Alex, Nurses and Staff
January 28, 2022
Hello my name is [PHI removed] I was very, very happy with the doctor, he explain things to me and ,and he took his time and I was very satisfied with him he was very easy to talk to thank you.
January 27, 2022
Front staff specially [name removed] was very rude and intimidating she questioned every transaction and charged me more than what the screen had originally charged me $40 vs $25 until she acknowledged that I had PPO she stopped questioning, I felt very defensive once she started acting like that and even the other staff member you can tell felt really awkward
January 25, 2022
Dr Alex Shindel was available for my questions and my calls at 4 and 5 in the morning very kind
January 21, 2022
I was really happy to be able to complete the appointment by phone. I think that you guys need to start offering that as a standard, for those of us who want to avoid covid. And in general, want to avoid any kind of communicable diseases. Thank you.
January 21, 2022
The young lady when I was leaving that schedule me my my appointment. She was extremely rude and it seemed like she don't like. To try to try to do any work to try to come at any, whatever, whatever best schedule or timing best fit my scheduling because I have kids and I need to find a driver. She got upset. She was rude. And honestly, I just wanted to walk out or or speak my mind to her. Give her a piece of mind, but I didn't. I stayed quiet and walked out. I just didn't pay attention to her, she had to say. So now I'm going to reschedule for a later date because that date that you gave me, does not work with my other appointments that I have. And also, I need before I have to do my procedures. The doctor wants me to have .
January 18, 2022
The staff was supportive, caring, and very warm and friendly. They made me feel safe and comfortable. The Doctor is really supportave, and personable. Makes you feel comfortable and safe.
January 14, 2022
I feel he was very nice, and I would recommend him again. Thank you.
December 28, 2021
Doctor is very patient and explained my care very well.
December 22, 2021
I feel very comfortable with this doctor. More so than other doctors I have seen, thank you for having such a wonderful doctor. On your staff.
December 21, 2021
Dr. Shindel is really great. He's such a great listener. He's a great doctor. His staff not so good. There's a [name removed], who is... takes forever, wants her phone. It takes a long time to get through to the line and once she answers she's very rude. She seems board, but the doctor is awesome.
December 10, 2021
Front Office check in staff was extremely rude, especially [name removed], I forgot the name of the other, that was one of the worst experiences I had with medical staff, down right rude, unhelpful, unapologetic for mistake. These ladies are not the caliber of ethical employees that these wonderful Dr's need on their team. The back office staff and young lady that checked me out was great. Thank you for your time, I have never filled one of these out but I felt this was important enough to address.
December 10, 2021
Dr. Shindel was very professional. He paid attention to me and answered all my questions. Any question seemed to be incorrect. He patiently explained everything. He checked my health history before seeing me which I think it shows his professionalism and ethic.
December 07, 2021
The only thing I have to say is that after my procedure I don't get to see the doctor until a month. And I thought that was pretty long. I would like to see him sooner than that.
December 02, 2021
My first time going here they was very nice people there
December 01, 2021
Dr. Alex Shindel, [name removed], and his office is very professional, courteous, respectful. And I would recommend him to friends and family. I appreciate him as my caregiver.
December 01, 2021
Everything was very good, excellent. I was very satisfied and this is definitely yes I am going to recommend it, the whole team.
November 29, 2021
The Doctor was very professional and explained everything and also listened to what I had to say and it was a great visit.
November 24, 2021
The staff was very professional, very proficient, very helpful, and the doctor was outstanding. In a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the best number 10 plus. Thank you.
November 17, 2021
As you stated the dr listen and was respectful Everyone was courteous
November 11, 2021
Dr Alex Shindel took his time with me and listened to my concerns. He put a game plan together and moving forward to get answers. I highly recommend Dr Alex Shindel
November 08, 2021
Like that he listen to what I had to say
November 08, 2021
Everything was fine, thank you.
October 28, 2021
I had a lot of pain up for. I have my procedure and it was very hard to call and tell him what was going on. I thought I had an infection in my throat, which I don't think I had. I don't have but they take too long to answer the phone.
October 27, 2021
The only thing I didn't like is that I left the office with no info where to perform my labs. The lady who attended me did not give that info. When try to reach the office the waiting time was ridiculously 45min. Then after lunch the office was closed. Unable to reach a person to ask. I have to do my own research.
October 26, 2021
this dr is a very knodgeble person.he treated me with respect. he treated me like a he realy care. my expirience with this office was a very good one. Iam very happy withthe way I was treated.thank you dr shindel.
October 25, 2021
Thank you very much for being so professional and courteous!
October 20, 2021
Everything during the visit was very good.
October 19, 2021
The doctor is a unique, respectful, excellent doctor. I thank him. The service is truly the best. Thank you.
October 18, 2021
I've been dealing with this health issue for weeks now and Dr Shindel showed me so much compassion. I really appreciated that and unfortunately it's not that common with doctors to show true compassion. I have every confidence that we will figure this out
October 15, 2021
Yes, it was all very well. I would recommend the doctor and the staff to anyone.
October 13, 2021
October 06, 2021
Dr. Alex is pleasant, courteous, compassionate. His explanation of my condition and plan was easy to understand .
October 06, 2021
Felt comfortable
October 05, 2021
Office and physician very caring and courteous.
October 05, 2021
Everyone was very kind and carring..
October 04, 2021
This was only the office visit. A colonoscopy has been scheduled.
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