Cathleen Li
Cathleen Yi Li

Cathleen Yi Li DO


Family Medicine
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4.6 / 5 (based on 486 Reviews) View 96 Comments

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Dr. Li chose to go into medicine because she wanted to apply the knowledge she received in medical school to help and educate people in need of medical attention. “I enjoy both the challenges and rewards of patient care,” she explains. “It’s a privilege to be a physician and to participate in people’s lives.” In her spare time, Dr. Li likes to travel, hike and participate in outdoor activities. She enjoys sampling food from different cultures.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





Family Medicine



PIH Health Hospital-Downey


Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Nevada)

Board Certifications

Family Medicine (General Cert)


Accepted Insurance Plans and Physician ID Numbers

  • Aetna - 3017249

  • Anthem Blue Cross (paper/online enrollment) - 0AF454

  • Anthem Blue Cross (Phone Enrollment) - 0001454

  • Blue Shield - 20A144941

  • Blue Shield - 20A144942 Downey

  • Blue Shield 65+ - N/A

  • Blue Shield IPA # - IPA0686GH

  • Health Net - 3368-233586

  • Health Net Senior - 5162-233586

  • United Healthcare - 0006398755 003

Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance provider and the doctor's office to verify your coverage.

Patient Reviews

June 04, 2021
What I don't like is that I have to pay a copayment because they don't make the appointment for physical, even when I ask for a physical
June 03, 2021
Dr. was much more attentive this time around than in previous visits. I've has some issues in the past where I felt she was too passive and not experienced enough for a complicated patient.
May 25, 2021
Very well managed office
May 18, 2021
Dr Li was awesome. Very professional. Listened to my issues. Set me up with needed tests. Was very happy with my new doctor.
May 17, 2021
Dr Li took her time with me and I never felt she was in a rush. Nice bedside manners
May 11, 2021
I'm very happy with my doctor.
May 11, 2021
Dr. Li is a wonderful doctor who listens to concerns and knows what needs to be done right away for patients she is an amazing doctor with lots of knowledge.
May 11, 2021
1st time here. Very friendly & professional!!! Thanks
May 05, 2021
She did a good job and supply very helpful information.
May 04, 2021
Great doctors and staff
May 03, 2021
Dr. Li always had time for me as a patient explaining my questions and even with good answers to my questions and never in rush, always took the time for any question that I have or anything. So, she was great. Thank you.
April 30, 2021
I will not be using Dr. Li or the provider anymore.
April 16, 2021
Cathleen was amazing provider. She got to know me. She did an amazing job to diagnose me and help me walk me through everything very efficiently and explained everything to me. Well it definitely recommend. She's awesome. You guys are doing amazing. Thank you.
April 15, 2021
Dr. Li was attentive and efficient and listened to everything I had to say. The MA was also very good. Thanks!
April 14, 2021
Dr. Li was very clear and concise in explaining my situation. She was patient and listened to my needs.
April 12, 2021
Dr. Li is the best doctor that I have ever had. She is caring and takes the time to go over everything very clearly and precisely.
April 09, 2021
Very efficient staff and Doctor!
April 09, 2021
I was a pain to deal with and the staff was so patient and so kind. I eventually calmed down and realized how great and accommodating they were. Best front staff I've probably encountered in all my years
April 07, 2021
Very professional & caring. Dr has effective communication & great listening skills.
April 06, 2021
I love Dr. Li, she always listen to my concern and has helped very much with my health issues. VERY HAPPY....
April 02, 2021
Thank you.
March 31, 2021
So far I've had no issues with the department they seem to be on it as far as taking care of patients needs.
March 29, 2021
I always appreciate Dr. Li and the time she's spend and the quality care she gives me. Thank you so much.
March 29, 2021
The very best in care and customer service
March 26, 2021
Dr Li was great in all aspects. As was the office staff and nurse. A great experience.
March 25, 2021
The staff and all the nurses and Dr. Li are all so nice and helpful. Always have a good and helpful visit.
March 25, 2021
The doctor always answers," I don't know what it is" to every single health problem that I have .
March 23, 2021
Dr. Li was very professional with me and not only that she was, she's a good listener. So I was very pleased very pleased that she's my doctor. Okay?
March 23, 2021
Not at this time, thank you anyway.
March 19, 2021
March 18, 2021
Dr. Li is a very compassionate, understanding and listening doctor. To your concerns and your health and she's willing to go beyond to get answers. Very appreciated her visit and her time that she spent.
March 16, 2021
It's always nice to see Dr. Li! She's great!
March 15, 2021
Dr. Li was really. very informative towards he's very gentle very careful
March 15, 2021
Very pleasant & attentive.
March 10, 2021
Everyone was very personable, considering the times we are living in now. Elevator situation was managed nicely (only two at a time) and the staff even came up to receive patients at the elevator.
March 10, 2021
Dr. Li has always been good to me & takes care of my needs. What I like most is that she called me back right away when there was a problem. Also she spent enough time with me and was not in a rush like some doctors are.
March 08, 2021
I C Li and her staff very much and am confident in the care she provides. Also I appreciate that the office is clean as well.
March 08, 2021
my visit was a very good experience
March 05, 2021
Easy to talk to & understand
March 03, 2021
I like dr Li she's been the best doctor I've had in a long time. She listens to me, and looks at me when I'm talking to her. She shows she cares about my well being, and tells me like it is. She's a true Doctor.
March 03, 2021
She was very efficient.
March 02, 2021
I loved Dr Li. My only issue is getting an appointment in a timely manner.
March 02, 2021
Very nice attentive doctor
March 02, 2021
She was great. She spent plenty of time with me. I think she was listening to me. What a difference from my past primary caretaker or whatever. Her name was who absolutely does look like he was bored to death like she couldn't care a less about anything. I had to say this young girl Li was wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you.
February 23, 2021
Doctors are fantastic your office staff fantastic. Your phone system is a nightmare. It is almost impossible to get a call back. I got hung up on multiple times trying to arrange my appointment please fix this. I actually had to call back to let you know a couple days so that I could actually schedule this appointment. Once I got the appointment everything's fine. Your doctor's are great.
February 19, 2021
I wish I knew that these big pills, I could not swallow and even if I cut them in half and I did not open it at the pharmacy and I was thinking when doctor said I'm going to prescribe your highest dose, I was thinking it's's a, you know, one of those capsules.
February 19, 2021
Thank you!
February 18, 2021
Dr Li has always been great at listening to what I have to say. She talks me through things and is very kind and patient with me. I called and told them what was going on and she video messaged me the next day. The video cut out a little in the beginning, but we got through it. I'm very grateful for the quick response and her kindness.
February 17, 2021
I love Dr. Li she listens and gives you all the time you need
February 17, 2021
Very please with appointment and with Dr. Li, just didn't like that when I called to make an appointment the wait time to talk to someone about making I was told would be a 28 minute wait or I could leave my number and someone would call me back.
February 12, 2021
Dr. Li and her staff, they're always very helpful, very friendly they make you feel like you in good hands. I love Dr. Li and yes, I have recommend a few people to her even my daughter she started going with her. So she's a very good doctor, and her staff very good friendly and knowledge and very caring.
February 12, 2021
Dr Li was very attentive to my needs. No return appointment necessary
February 12, 2021
Dr. Li is always very personable but always professional.
February 10, 2021
Very understanding and personable staff. Makes me feel comfortable. Thank you!
February 05, 2021
Awesome experience.??
February 03, 2021
I was very pleased and happy with my physician Dr. Li. The service was excellent. The wait was short. Everyone was so courteous and helpful. I would definitely, definitely go back to her and tell all my friends. Thank you very much. Bye. Bye.
January 27, 2021
Love PIH
January 18, 2021
The doctor was very attentive and explained everything very well.
January 11, 2021
Had such a great experience, they were very thoughtful and helpful.
January 08, 2021
Dr. Li is the best doctor I've ever had. She understands my needs, communicates very well and takes her time to listen to her patients. She is completely thorough, helpful, curious, kind, and very understanding. I actually look forward to seeing her. I also use the portal to send messages to the doctor, who always responds, which gives me support without having to go in for every little thing. I am very satisfied with my care.
December 21, 2020
Great doctor!
December 17, 2020
She is a very good doctor
December 14, 2020
PIH HEALTH has the best physician pool to pick from, so I highly recommend this provider.
December 11, 2020
Thorough and listens to my concerns.
December 10, 2020
Dr. Li is great, she always takes enough time to answer my questions and is very respectful.
December 04, 2020
Great hospital billing department too inflexible
November 23, 2020
Dr. Li was friendly and caring. the office was clean. the office staff were friendly and efficient. great experience!
November 12, 2020
Staff friendly. It was nice not to have to wait a long time to see the doctor.
October 30, 2020
Very nice & knowledgeable.
October 28, 2020
You can. But it's not necessary
October 27, 2020
Provider listened to my concerns , she was very respectful, kind, on time, she took her time with me. I was very happy with Dr. Cathleen Li.
October 26, 2020
Dr Li was very friendly, listened to what I had to say, and showed genuine concern. It was a very pleasant visit.
October 12, 2020
Kind and honest!
October 09, 2020
Dr. Li was great, she addressed all my concerns. Her and her staff where all friendly and professional.
October 07, 2020
excellent phone help
September 23, 2020
She takes the time to listen.
September 22, 2020
Very personable and a really good listener who quickly got to the cause of my great discomfort.
September 14, 2020
Yes to people who like providers that who are straight and that are in and out.People who like to build an relationship with their provider, no.
August 31, 2020
Very one on one with me explaining things to watch out for and friendly as can be.
August 14, 2020
Courteous and attentive.
August 07, 2020
Very attentive Dr.
August 06, 2020
She could be better dressed
July 31, 2020
Dr Li is very caring & professional. The office staff is very friendly & professional.
July 30, 2020
Dr Li is a wonderful and great caring person
July 29, 2020
This was my first time seeing Dr. Li. She was very empathetic and listened to my list of issues. Given it was her first time meeting me, she was not quick to dismiss anything I said and I felt that she took my concerns seriously. She also seemed very knowledgeable and was very friendly and showed concerns for my discomfort.
July 24, 2020
I would tell all my friends and family that Dr Li is a great Dr
July 22, 2020
Caring and friendly staff.
July 22, 2020
Pih is the best!!
July 15, 2020
Very sweet and reliable.
July 15, 2020
She is a good provider
July 14, 2020
Dr. Li was incredible! She handled my medical need quickly, efficiently, and with understanding!
June 26, 2020
Extremely happy with P I H !
June 25, 2020
I called for an appointment, scheduled a video conference, met with my doctor, and received a prescription all within a 3 hour window. The care was so immediate and the entire staff was very compassionate to my situation. Thank you so much.
June 24, 2020
I would and have recommended her already to my daughter.
June 24, 2020
I liked her! ;)
June 23, 2020
I shared with family that from the start of the appointment I felt ignored. The nurse who called me said nothing, nothing at all. No "hello" how are you... she pointed to the scale and then to the chair I was to sit in. Literally said nothing until I asked her how she was.
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