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

Alex G. Shindel MD


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4.5 / 5 (based on 469 Reviews) View 77 Comments
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Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians







  • Spanish



LAC + USC Medical Center


Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)


LAC + USC Medical Center

Medical Education

SUNY State University of New York-Syracuse College of Medicine

Board Certifications

Gastroenterology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

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 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.
September 29, 2021
Excellent service.
September 17, 2021
I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Alex Shindel. He explain my results about my condition thoroughly, let me make my own decision after explaining what my results were, yes I liked that of him. Great Doctor, there should be more doctors like him.
September 17, 2021
Very professional
September 15, 2021
Yes, I just wanted to say I felt really valued and and listened to and and I feel like it was a really good experience for me. I feel very valued and that my doctor understands what I'm telling him and and it's doing everything to help me. So I could, as I think y'all are doing great. I don't see any room for improvement. You know, it's great. Just continue the friendly staff. Thanks.
September 14, 2021
He took his time to explain things and I really appreciate that!!
September 13, 2021
It took me a month to get an appointment with this specialist. I took whoever was available so I had no insight on this doctor. I told him my digestive issues and he asked, "what do you think is wrong with you?" I am not the specialist or the doctor to provide this insight on my own diagnosis. I waited a month to be only told to take more blood tests and stool samples. He suggested prescribing my anxiety /depression medicine to treat my digestive issues without looking at blood samples or the results of my colonoscopy. I felt I was not heard or taken seriously.
September 10, 2021
Dr Shindel is a kind and caring physician. I am glad to be under his care.
August 18, 2021
I was very happy with him. I was very satisfied with the doctor. Thank you.
August 18, 2021
Very good work
August 11, 2021
Dr. Shindel was fantastic in terms of his knowledge of my condition and ability to explain his recommended course of treatment in a clear and reassuring manner. His general personality and manner were very relaxed and thus relaxing to my wife and I.
August 10, 2021
Yes, I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Alex Shindel. He listened to me, explained things to me. He was very courteous and straightforward, and I really like the way he paid attention to what I was trying to explain to him. I would recommend him to my family members and I felt that he was really interested in my case, and I trust him, so I think you and I appreciate this opportunity to give my opinion. Thank you.
August 09, 2021
I felt extremely comfortable discussing my health issues. I'm finally on the right path.
August 03, 2021
I never had a position take their time and make sure I understood what was being told to me that Care was excellent I believe the doctor and the his assistant came in first the assistant spent about a half an hour and doctor came in and then another half an hour a thorough check up it was excellent I would recommend Dr. Alex and out to anyone
August 03, 2021
Appointment was for 11:45 doctor did not walk into the exam room until 12:20 and no staff member came in and told us he was with other patients and running a little behind schedule this was unacceptable at least a staff member could have let us know.
August 02, 2021
I didn't need to ask any questions. Doctor was very thorough with all the information I was given. He was very clear, I could understand, he was most comfortable to be with.The stress level went way down when he explained procedures, and I felt very relaxed in the office even when I first entered and dealing with the office staff.So it was a very excellent experience, dealing with all the medical people, especially the doctor. Thank you.
July 30, 2021
Thank you very much. Everything was completely fine. I'm so satisfied with the provider I met. Bye bye.
July 28, 2021
Yeah, the good service. Thank you.
July 28, 2021
This was my first visit with Dr. Shindel was pleased with how well it went
July 21, 2021
Provider was courteous, pleasant and knowledgeable. Office staff was also courteous and pleasant .
June 18, 2021
I truly think you need to desperately work on your front office staff. They need more training.
June 18, 2021
Good first visit with Dr. Alex Shindel.
June 17, 2021
Dr. Alex Shindel was very informative, took the time to listen to any questions and gave me full information of what he thinks. I would definitely recommend him to my family.
June 15, 2021
We are all very good, yes I go to someone asks for the service and I will recommend. Thanks.
June 08, 2021
Yes, I have been with the doctor who treats me at the bedside for years and is very attentive and there is the same solution of sending me to the specialist that I need.
May 24, 2021
Very good person. Very good doctor.
May 13, 2021
Dr. Shindel is professional and cares for his patients
May 06, 2021
Nurse and staff wonderful. Doctor cared to make me feel more comfortable.
April 30, 2021
Dr. Shindel was great. He was very friendly and spent a lot of time with me, listening to me about my concerns , asking about my health and family history, and recommending changes that I could make that would improve my health. Dr. Shindel was very thorough in explaining the diagnostic procedures that I would undergo, and why they were important. The nurse and office staff were all very professional and nice. I was called in to see the doctor almost immediately after I checked in. I was able to schedule an appointment for my procedure easily, and they very thoroughly explained to me what I will need to do to prepare for it.
April 28, 2021
hi one of the questions I have for the doctors that he had noticed something that we did not discuss or least I didn't think we did and I read it on the paper as I got home that's only question I have is that something that he said sides and I did I don't recall designing anything
April 26, 2021
We absolutely loved him. Very patient and thorough with explanations.
April 23, 2021
It was very professional.
April 14, 2021
Well, I have nothing more to say to you that for me, Dr. Alexander is an excellent doctor and yes I would recommend him, I would recommend him to my family and friends, I am very grateful for the care he has taken of me at all times and in all places, thank you very much for all. Goodbye.
April 13, 2021
Dr. Shindel is actually the best gastrology I have ever been able to see perform his duties. He is very accurate, and he's extremely nice. Thank you.
April 13, 2021
Everyone I interacted with was very hospitable and professional as usual.
April 07, 2021
Great Doctor! Great practice. Thank you.
April 06, 2021
I was treated in professional respectful way.
April 06, 2021
The doctor speaks perfect Spanish, as do the receptionists. They treated me wonderfully.
April 05, 2021
Dr. Alex S. is calm, friendly, alert; seems knowledgeable of GI issues. I appreciate and recommend him.
March 29, 2021
This Dr. is amazing! He actually read my chart and had me come in early because of family history! Wish all of PIH Dr's were this good
March 29, 2021
He's very nice and easy to understand. No BS. GOOD LISTENER. making sure I'm following gluten free diet. Wonderful guy.
March 25, 2021
You could improve by the validate in the parking ticket. I was sending Jesus maybe more than 3 minutes trying to pay the ticket and there was a big ole line behind me. So this nerves I believe was the nurse or doctor that came up to me and she quit her ID. And that's how I left. Otherwise, I would have been stuck right there forever. Thank you so much. I would appreciate it if you do that.
March 23, 2021
We had a very- overall satisfaction with all of Dr. Shindel's service. He was very good. Everything happened very fast and was scheduled very fast. So we were very satisfied. Thank you very much.
March 08, 2021
Dr. Shindel was very thorough and explained everything very well. We liked his mannerism very much.
March 08, 2021
I really enjoyed that visit it's probably the best visit I've had in my entire life. That was a wonderful doctor. I've already recommended him to 3 people. I'm looking forward to finding out what's wrong with me and I just thought that that office was terrific. I got feedback, I think they're thorough. I'm so excited to finally get something done. And I'm very thankful that I got referred to that doctor. I can't speak highly enough about him. That's fine.Thanks for having me.
March 05, 2021
Dr. Shindel was really great at explaining things to me and answered all my questions and spend adequate time with me. Only feedback would be he questioned why I should be seeing a different specialist. I was recommended to you which made me feel a little uncomfortable and he had trouble keeping his mask on his face. Other than that. He was great.
March 02, 2021
My husband and I were very impressed with his professionalism. We will most certainly recommended him to others.
February 22, 2021
Dr.Shindel is a good listening doctor, he explains everything that pertains to me with words that I could understand, he also offered things that will improve the way I live as far as my health is concerned that would help me for the better. Yes I would recommend him to others.
February 22, 2021
Very professional, caring and polite
February 16, 2021
Everything was excellent.
February 10, 2021
February 10, 2021
Very friendly!!!
February 09, 2021
Dr. Shindel was caring and took great deal of time to listen and explain what was going on with my illness. I highly recommend him and am appreciative of his care.
January 20, 2021
very personable extremely courteous able to explain things in a way i could understand very polite
January 19, 2021
Dr. Shindel is an amazing doctor. You need more doctors like him on staff. He needs total acknowledgment. The man makes you feel comfortable. He sets you at ease he helps with your stress you you couldn't ask for a more courteous generous caring doctor. Love him love
January 19, 2021
Office staff not that great.
January 15, 2021
Everyone very nice and respectful...
January 11, 2021
Yes. Hi. I was very happy with the visit with Dr. Shindel, very informative very thorough patient and listened well, he made some recommendations and after some thought I decided to go with the colonoscopy. He did mention that he would schedul me, but the only downside is I haven't received a call from the staff letting me know when that is scheduled for and that was a couple weeks ago. So I'm still waiting on that, but other than the service and everything that went well, thank you.
December 28, 2020
He listens offers his advice in calm easy manner. Always asks if there are any other issues I want to discuss. Very kind and thorough.
December 23, 2020
Great Staff. Very pleased with quality of service.
December 16, 2020
That the doctor was very nice and he took his time with me
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