Alexander Mendez MD | Family Medicine | La Mirada, CA | PIH Health
Alexander A. Mendez

Alexander A. Mendez MD

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Family Medicine
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4.8 / 5 (based on 508 Reviews) View 144 Comments

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Dr. Mendez knew he wanted to be physician in the fifth grade. He chose to specialize in family medicine because he appreciates seeing entire families. “Young parents that I knew as children are now bringing in their own children as patients.” Dr. Mendez enjoys helping his patients by listening and caring for them to his best capabilities. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and golfing.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

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Gender

Male

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Additional Languages

  • Spanish

Education

Medical School

UCLA School of Medicine

Internship

LAC + USC Medical Center

Residency

PIH Health Hospital-Whittier

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine

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Patient Reviews

September 16, 2022
I appreciate the cmon courtesy Dr. MENDEZ has always provided.
September 16, 2022
Dr Mendez was a good listener and explained everything to me so I could understand
September 12, 2022
Hi, I would highly recommend
September 02, 2022
Dr Alex truly cares about you and your condition. You know that by the way he listens and talks to you.
September 01, 2022
I'm always so thankful I see Dr. Mendez. He listens, that's one thing I really appreciate about this Dr. he is very knowledgeable and explains things to you. He respects you, by listening, patiently. That's how he is able to help you. I really love Dr. Mendez. Best PIH Dr. I referred my sister to him and she is very happy.
August 30, 2022
Its tough to get an appt. I was brought in 15 min late and waited a bit to see the Dr. However pre blood work and stuff was needed making the wait a bit longer but not too long. I was in a hurry this visit so surprised how long it took
August 22, 2022
This is not the first time this has happened to me but I was at my appointment for over an hour. And I was with the Dr for no more than 15 minutes. As the Dr time is valuable to him so is mine. I have to take time away from work. It is bad that it takes so long to get an appointment but having to wait so long too when you have an appointment is just not right don't yo agree?
August 18, 2022
It was a hole in one.
August 18, 2022
Great provider and excellent staff.
August 16, 2022
I trust Dr. Mendez with my life. That's how highly I think of him. Great doctor and great person. The staff has always been friendly and very caring.
August 15, 2022
It's good experience
August 08, 2022
Only complaint is I still haven't heard anything about my results.
August 08, 2022
Alex is very knowledgeable. I am very pleased with his ability to explain medical terminology. He has a great personality and sense of humor to calm me down and feel relaxed.
August 08, 2022
The Dr. Listen to my concerns and he asked questions. I felt like he listened and helped me feel better.
August 04, 2022
Dr. Mendez and his staff are the best!
August 04, 2022
Dr Mendez is the best
August 02, 2022
Everyone in the office is very nice, professional, and welcoming - from front desk, MA's to the doctor.
July 29, 2022
The doctor has a wonderful bedside manner and is very kind and understanding. Very attentive to my needs. The staff is always welcoming. We need more doctors like him and staff too. Thank you very much.
July 28, 2022
Dr Mendez is an outstanding doctor.
July 26, 2022
Dr.Mendez is the kind of doctor we all should have, first of all he listens, he explains what was my condition, then he explained what my options were and then gave me a prescription that was going to help me. Thank god for PIH assigning me to him, I couldn't get an appointment with my primary doctor.
July 25, 2022
Dr Mendez and his staff are the best! Our care is in great hands.
July 21, 2022
He is very kind when providing care and listened to my issue and was attentive and told me what I had to do and I liked it. Any questions I asked, they answered it. I trust in them so much and I am grateful because they are very kind. They help us about with anything that we ask. Their answers were adequate.
July 21, 2022
Dr Mendez and staff are courteous, professional, and sincere
July 19, 2022
To the male at the front desk he was AMAZING!! He was courteous and polite, got me checked in and made sure things were good. To (name removed), she was ok, slightly standoffish, I just let her to her job and get things inputted for the doctor. But I do LOVE having Dr. Mendez as my primary physician, he is always attentive and listens and answers any questions that I may have. And if there's a problem he doesn't know at the moment, he would actually take the extra time to find out for you immediately.
June 30, 2022
Dr Méndez and his staff are always great.
June 28, 2022
Office staff friendly and professional and Doctor Mendez answered all my questions. I feel very comfortable being one of his patients. I trust him.
June 27, 2022
I know Dr. Mendez is very knowledgeable and cares about my over all health. He is kind and a very competent doctor which gives me piece of mind! Thanks for all your help Mrs. (PHI removed)
June 27, 2022
I love the staff and Dr Mendez is great
June 27, 2022
The Provider is amazing. However, the process to make an appointment, or to contact a nurse, or any other person in his office is just not a great experience at all. And the fact that I have to go to a call center is, is just not something that I, that I appreciate especially when I'm at work and have to be constantly calling. So if that can be something that can be worked on, that would be great.
June 23, 2022
Dr. Mendez is the best.
June 23, 2022
The attention that both the doctor and the staff gave me was excellent, I am grateful and pleased with this visit
June 20, 2022
Great office and staff.
June 17, 2022
Dr. Mendez was pleasant & professional
June 16, 2022
Every member of Dr. Mendez stuff is so caring and kind I especially appreciate his nurse Caroline, she was kind and courteous made me feel like family.
June 14, 2022
I.. I really appreciate the quality care that Dr. Alexander Mendez and his staff provide for me and my family. Thank you.
June 14, 2022
Dr Mendez is a great Doctor
June 10, 2022
Dr. Mendez is not only an outstanding doctor he is also a very sympathetic doctor. He has been my doctor for 30 years and he has NEVER disappointed me. He was also my father's doctor until he passed away. Dr. Mendez's word was gold for my dad. More doctors could learn from his demeanor and abilities.
June 09, 2022
Everyone from the front desk to the back-office staff and doctor were great
June 09, 2022
Dr. Mendez is a great doctor. I trust him completely with my care. He is the best choice for a PCP.
June 07, 2022
Always a pleasure to go see Dr. Mendez and the nursing staff and the front office personnel!! ?
June 03, 2022
I've been a patient of Dr. Mendez for many many years. He is always treated me with greatest. Respecting given me the highest quality Medical Care.
June 03, 2022
Waiting time to see doctor could be improved. Took me right in to waiting room, waited 25 to see doctor.
June 02, 2022
Always pleasant when I visit this office. Dr Mendez & staff on point!
June 02, 2022
Great care from staff and doctor.
May 27, 2022
Dr. Mendez and his staff have always been helpful and caring. Highly recommended.
May 27, 2022
have been with this provider for many years,
May 27, 2022
Every visit I've felt very comfortable and relaxed knowing that I will get quality and helpful attention to my medical needs.
May 24, 2022
PIH Has always been good Dr Mendez & his staff is the best anyone could ask for That's why I continue to see him & PIH Even when I live in another town
May 24, 2022
Dr. Mendez is awesome.
May 20, 2022
on our annual wellness check, we had several concerns. Dr. Mendez listened and took the time to answer all of them and gave us direction on how to address each one.
May 19, 2022
Yes, absolutely love this office. The only thing I guess they're not accepting new patients, because I did try to refer to new patient to the office, but it did state that they were not accepting. So as soon as they are accepting, new patients we will go ahead and refer them. But other than that, the office is great. And so is Dr. Mendez.
May 19, 2022
I appreciate the medical attention I have been receiving it's been a great experience thank
May 17, 2022
Solved all my issues
May 17, 2022
Excellent care and consideration. Everyone great
May 16, 2022
my medicine refill is not on time and all the time problems with my payment
May 10, 2022
I am very pleased with my office visit. I feel very confident with this office handling matters of my health.
May 09, 2022
Hi, Dr. Mendez was great. I really enjoyed talking to him. I felt that he had respect for me. I was supposed to get a call back and I didn't, and my prescription went to the wrong pharmacy, which was very, very upsetting since it was close to closing time. So, I did not get my meds until the next day. I think it defaulted to one of your pharmacies, which I find very upsetting. Please, is there any way that you can correct this, so that it doesn't happen to somebody else? If you do need to talk to me, my phone number is (PHI removed) and my name is (PHI removed). Again, the doctor was great. I did not get a phone call back when I was supposed to 'til the next day, and my pharmacy prescription went to the wrong pharmacy, which was again, very upsetting. Thank you. Bye.
May 06, 2022
I've been seeing this provider for now, going on 25 years, and in my experience of the 25 years, the moment that PIH Health took over it became more mechanical, more unprofessional, and not family orientated. I love the provider, but your systems in place, your policies and how you handle your customers and your patients, I don't. You treat them as a number. You don't treat them as a person. The front office Doesn't engage with you. Yeah, it's hardly ever You can get an appointment at the time that you want. However, they, you guys control Us by not re filling our medication, and making us come in, and at a drop of a hat You can get us in at the very same week. But when you call to make an appointment for let's just say a cold, You can't see the provider for another two weeks.
May 06, 2022
I congratulation PIH for having such knowledgeable and caring medical professionals. I am extremely please with all of my medical care. From my general practitioner to specialists and referral services/treatments, all are outstanding. I truly appreciate Dr. Mendez expertise and 'bedside manner', he truly cares.
April 26, 2022
An error was made on the last question about recommending to friends and family. He struck a 1 and he should have been a 10 and so Dr. Mendez is a great doctor and his staff is great. We're really happy to be going there and satisfied with all the service. Bye. Bye.
April 26, 2022
Dr. Mendez is professional, polite, intelligent, patient, and a great doctor to have. And so is are his nurses and his people that help him in the office. Thank you.
April 25, 2022
In and out with very little waiting. Professional and pleasant.
April 21, 2022
I was kept waiting for longer than usual for the doctor to come in.
April 15, 2022
I really appreciate the care. This decision. Dr. Mendez gives me to me he's the best. I don't see myself going anywhere. I recommend my family and friends to him any day. He's one of the top best doctors I ever met and I trust him with my life.
April 15, 2022
Front office staff needs to be more careful shouting information out. They were a little bit loud and other people are also in the waiting room and they weren't very courteous.
April 12, 2022
Dr Mendez has been my doctor for years. It is wonderful to have a doctor who knows you and your medical history. It's rare in today's over crowded medical system. He's an excellent diagnostic physician and listens showing compassion for the medical issues I am tackling. He's helping me get through these challenging health issue days. A blessing.
April 11, 2022
I have visited with Dr. Mendez for a number of years and found him to be an excellent, excellent doctor. I trust him it more than I do the specialist and I, I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. Thank you.
April 11, 2022
They did very good they were very professional. I felt they may be filled that they were happy to see me there and I'm just grateful for the staff and I'm very grateful for the doctor he's awesome, and he's awesome. Thank you.
April 08, 2022
While I understand delays, appointment was scheduled at 2:20 and I checked in and paid at 2:05 after preregistration online. However, multiple people arrived after me and I didn't get into the exam room until after 2:50 pm. At approximately 2:45 as I was the only one in the waiting room I was asked whether I had registered since the check-in system was doing weird things. They advised me I was next. Last time I had an appointment the entire internet system was down. You might consider re-evaluating and updating your technology.
April 07, 2022
I have been a patient of Dr. Mendez for quite sometime. I feel very comfortable with him and he is always concerned of my well being and health. He has always been very professional and kind to my needs and concerns as well as the staff that works under him. I could not be happier being in the hands of his expertise. PIH has amazing doctors and staff.
April 07, 2022
I have been a patient of Dr. Mendez for over 20 years and I have never had any complaints, only compliments for him and most of his staff.
March 31, 2022
All of my Blood work results were not available when I had my physical, so doctor was unable to provide me with a thorough physical. Had to give blood again, since lab mishandled my lab work. Would have preferred to have been called and had my appt rescheduled.
March 25, 2022
All good, perfect no problem.
March 22, 2022
All my questions were answered very well.
March 18, 2022
Dr. Alexander Mendez has been great.
March 18, 2022
For the last question. I said I was going to enter a 10 cuz I thought it was going to be the one through 10 again, but it says, press one for no and I think it took my answer as a no, but that's incorrect. It should be yes. Definitely recommend. Okay. Thank you. Bye.
March 15, 2022
Okay, I've been with Dr. Mendez for about 12 years now and he has always been excellent and confident, every time he has told me something like that and he has sent me the specialist, he has seen me and it has been a big problem. Thank God I was operated on for cancer. I'm fine, I feel fine and everything has gone well for me, so I can't talk about anything and recommend it to many people because I can I recommend it to my husband, he's also there, so
March 14, 2022
Thank you Doctors and providers of health for all you do.
March 14, 2022
This doctor is very professional, the same as his nurse or the (unreadable), but I wouldn't change it for anything, it's better I love it and I recommended it several times the one that I highly recommended yesterday and they loved it too.
March 11, 2022
I felt very comfortable. Thank You, for taking such good care of me.
March 10, 2022
Wonderful physician
March 08, 2022
Dr. Mendez and staff are very professional and provide excellent care.
February 28, 2022
For me, (name removed) Alexander, for our family, Dr Alexander Méndez is an excellent professional and meets all the requirements. He is a kind, attentive, cordial and friendly person, he treats us excellently.
February 28, 2022
It hadn't always been this way. It was difficult to get an appointment with Dr. Mendez. Last couple times it was less then a week to get an appt.
February 25, 2022
I wish all of your doctors were as good as Dr. Mendez and that all of his - all the nurses were as good as his are.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Mendez is easy to talk to and always answers all of my cholesterol questions. I love coming to this office. (name removed and name removed) are always so sweet and make me feel comfortable.
February 24, 2022
(unreadable) that you have are excellent people, they treat you very well, they give you good service, both the receptionists and thanks.
February 24, 2022
I appreciate the good service.
February 18, 2022
Great team.
February 18, 2022
Glad they now have friendly staff in front desk
February 17, 2022
I think Dr. Mendez is a wonderful doctor and I always feel really comfortable telling him anything and so I would recommend him to anybody and you all did real well asking questions and making me feel comfortable. And so does he, so thank you very much. Bye.
February 15, 2022
Much better care than I've been accustomed to. Really like this provider.
February 15, 2022
It was a great experience from scheduling & all interactions & tests taken in the office. They did the blood work in the office and called in my prescription for me. The wait time was excellent. My appt was at 11:00 and I left at 11:30. Very impressed.
February 10, 2022
Dr. Mendez is very observant and attentive, provided knowledgeable information about my daughters situations at hand. Very please with the conversation we had and plan to help my daughter have a better and healthier living.
February 10, 2022
It was a good experience. I am grateful for the staff helping me overcome my "fear" of medical issues. I am grateful for the compassion and understanding that they provide. Dr. Mendez is kind and very knowledgeable. Very happy with PIH!
February 04, 2022
Dr. A. Mendez has always provided the best care and diagnosis for me. I needed to get back on track with my care and Dr. A. Mendez is the medical specialist that will help me do that. Thank you Dr. A. Mendez!
February 03, 2022
The staff is friendly, the service was quick and the doctor (Mendez) was wonderful, as usual. Keep up the good work!
February 03, 2022
Excellent service both by the reception, (names removed) and Dr. Mendez
February 01, 2022
I have no problems at all. My Dr. Mendez is exceptional. And his nurse Betty is also the same very friendly, very doctors very friendly, (name removed) very friendly the nurse, whole office. I've been going there for probably 20 years and absolutely will never ever change. Thank you.
February 01, 2022
Dr. Mendez is always easy to work with at my appointments.
January 21, 2022
Thank you very much for the service you provided me, thank you very much to nurse [name removed], thank you very much to [name removed] who gave me the appointment. Thanks to the doctor who treated me, thank you very much, because in my conditions I was treated excellently and I appreciate that we are on a planet with so much and that we take care of ourselves, thank you very much for everything I am very satisfied with you, thank you.
January 21, 2022
Dr. Mendez and staff are always willing to explain any questions I have.
January 20, 2022
I have been with this PIH most of my career Thank you for excellent service.
January 18, 2022
I did not want to set up an appt yet because my fiancée has covid and did not want to spread the virus so no appt was made yet in my part
January 18, 2022
My overall experience had always been amazing, especially when [name removed] is on the clock. I know my boyfriend had a mediocre first experience with the staff.
January 17, 2022
He's great and that's why we have been with him for so many years.
January 14, 2022
Very capable and professional staff
January 11, 2022
Love Dr. Mendez and his entire staff, especially [name removed]! So professional so caring!
January 10, 2022
Dr. Mendez and his team are great. They're very caring and meet the needs of the patient and make every appointment comfortable.
January 04, 2022
Great patient care
December 28, 2021
I appreciated that. I was able to make an appointment right away, and the office was all very friendly. And the provider is always very professional and listen to any concerns I may have. I would definitely refer family and friends to him.
December 28, 2021
Dr Mendez is the best
December 23, 2021
Excellent doctor who took the time to explain my treatment.
December 23, 2021
Dr Mendez and all his staff are very friendly and caring. I receive utmost care. I have and will keep recommending my doctor to my family and friends. Thank you.
December 21, 2021
Recommending providers to family and friends is, honestly, something I just don't do. But if I did, it would be Dr. Mendez & staff, for sure.
December 21, 2021
Wonderful experience as always. The wait was a little longer than usual but it's the holidays and they did apologize for the wait. Besides I would rather wait a little longer and have excellent care. So grateful for the whole staff. They do care about their patients. And Dr. Mendez is best....he can never retire!
December 17, 2021
Dr. Mendez is great. I trust him completely with my health care because I believe he is well versed in his field and takes the time to evaluate me and my needs. His office staff are absolute gems! They are fast and efficient but never make you feel rushed. I really appreciate all that they do. Between the great job that the staff do and the excellent care I receive from Dr. Mendez, why would I need anything else?
December 17, 2021
Dr Mendez and [name removed] are always wonderful. As is all staff there.
December 16, 2021
Efficient and pleasant at the same time
December 16, 2021
The doctor and his staff are all very pleasant and helpful. However there is a generalized problem with the time it takes for phine calls whenever trying to reach them. The wait, both on the phone and in the office is too long.
November 29, 2021
I came in there because I have a knee injury and I was told to take aspirin and then put ice on it. Now, I'd already been doing that. And I know Dr. I thought more could have been done on the doctors behalf or on the doctors part to provide me with some better advice and just take aspirin and put put ice on my injury. So that's that's my feedback.
November 18, 2021
Dr Mendez and his staff are very accommodating, friendly, and very professional.
November 15, 2021
Dr Mendez is very kind and thorough. I appreciate him and his staff very much.
November 04, 2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Mendez for probably over 25 years. And I have to say, he's always been.... and very you know, things very well. And listening. I think he's a wonderful doctor. His staff is also very accommodating and make you feel very comfortable. So again, I would highly recommend Dr. Mendez to any of my family members. He's a great doctor. Very caring. Okay. Thank you.
November 04, 2021
All went well
November 04, 2021
I have had fractures in my left ankle for years. He has not done anything for me. I even had to order my ankle brace from Amazon because he did not offer me anything at all. He does not seem to realize how painful this injury is. All he cares about is me losing weight. I have not gotten the help I need for this injury & he does not care.
November 04, 2021
very good that's why I have been with him for years
October 29, 2021
When calling make your introduction less it is too long. Thank you.
October 29, 2021
Courteous staff, timely and thorough examination, by nurses and Dr Mendez. I always leave mi visits informed and satisfied with my check up. I also leave with my future appointments in hand. It's always a pleasant experience.
October 28, 2021
The patient portal could be easier to use. For example, my height is wrong. I changed it, and now it has gone back to what it was. Also, new messages still appear as new even after read. Dr. Mendez and staff are great, thank you for being there for us.
October 26, 2021
Very good Doctor, respectful the office is kept clean and they tend to your needs.
October 26, 2021
Dr. Mendez is an outsta6care giver. He has been my health provider for about 30 years. I would never consider leaving him and I respect his advice and opinion.
October 21, 2021
Dr. Mendez has always been professional and courteous. I've had him for about 10 years or more and (INAUDIBLE) really, really have to. Thank you.
October 19, 2021
Dr Mendez and his staff are always direct. Mendez in particular talks to me about his concerns about my health without making me feel attacked or judged. It's a rare thing these days. Some women are so uncomfortable and dread seeing physicians who put them down that they skip important visits. Mendez has never made me feel that way.
October 19, 2021
Dr. Mendez and his staff treat me with the utmost respect, caring and provide a very professional environment.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Mendez and the receiving nurse were amazing. The nurse that brought a cup for urine test seems a little upset, so we didn't know what I didn't understand why. But other than that, it was a good visit. Thanks.
October 18, 2021
Very positive experience with Dr. Mendoza and the staff in the office.
October 14, 2021
Dr and office staff are wonderful
October 14, 2021
DR Mendez is exceptional along with his staff. That is why I have been his patient for the last 20 years or more.
October 14, 2021
Good doctors are hard to find and he is the best
October 12, 2021
Well, my doctor has already had it for several years, more than 10 years and he has always treated me very well, I have also recommended him with friends and my whole family has practically been with him. Well, my sisters, my mother, my aunts, my brothers-in-law, well, I would recommend him very very very well because he has been a very good doctor for us, thank you.
October 11, 2021
The only inconvenience I had was the time to be called in. It took me 30 minutes to go in.
October 11, 2021
Great doctor and staff
October 11, 2021
Great staff and a great,doctor always has been.
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