Cesar Espiritu MD
Cesar L. Espiritu

Cesar L. Espiritu MD

Specialties:

Family Medicine
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4.5 / 5 (based on 414 Reviews) View 102 Comments

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562.789.5420

Dr. Espiritu knew he wanted to be a primary care physician from a young age. Frequently ill as a child growing up in the Philippines, he found visits with the family doctor to be comforting. Volunteering in hospitals solidified the decision to pursue medicine for Dr. Espiritu who says, “I enjoy the diversity and unpredictability of primary care. I also enjoy interacting with the variety of people I meet from the happy or crying infant to the elderly and everybody else in between.”  When not treating patients, he enjoys landscape photography, often hiking to canyons and rivers “just to get a good shot.”

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

Profile

Gender

Male

Specialties

Family Medicine

Languages

  • Tagalog
  • Pilipino

Education

Residency

Research Medical Center Swedish Hospital Medical Center (Washington)

Internship

Keck-USC School of Medicine

Medical Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine (Canada)

Board Certifications

Family Medicine (General Cert)

Video

Accepted Insurance Plans and Physician ID Numbers

  • Aetna - 9166926

  • Anthem Blue Cross (paper/online enrollment) - 0AF258

  • Anthem Blue Cross (Phone Enrollment) - 0001258

  • Blue Shield - 0A1230430

  • Blue Shield 65+ - 8l0326

  • Blue Shield IPA # - IPA0686GH

  • Health Net - 3368-191634

  • Health Net Senior - 5162-191634

  • Humana - 227493

  • United Healthcare - 0232470091

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

July 06, 2021
Was a 2-hour visit, due to schedules being behind. This is not easy to do when you are in the middle of a work day. Staff and Dr. ESPIRITU are always amazing, but scheduling could've used some improvement.
June 30, 2021
Dr. Espiritu was my choice to be my GP because he is knowledgeable, caring, looks at my health holistically in light of my family as well as myself and comes into the examining room fully aware of my history, professional, and has a good sense of humor to uplift his patients.
June 30, 2021
Thanks
June 21, 2021
Dr Espiritu, was awesome. I appreciated his candid advice regarding my healthcare. Thanks Doc!
June 11, 2021
FRont staff should be more available and helpful.
June 11, 2021
Provider is very caring , i am v.happy and pleased by d way he treats me and listens 2all my concerns, staff are v.courteous and approachable ..thank you for all your attention and care to your patients.God bless all your work :):)
June 10, 2021
You're in great hands with Dr. Espiritu.
June 08, 2021
Dr. Espiritu and his staff did a great job.
June 08, 2021
Horrible experience! I only kept Dr Espiritu as a PCP because his PA seems more knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Espiritu was extremely rude and unprofessional. I feel bad for the patients that don't get a chance to advocate for themselves. Dr. Espiritu did not allow me to voice any of my concerns, he kept talking over me and cutting me off when I tried to talk to him.He kept cutting me off every time I talked or suggested treatment. I left the office very unhappy. I went in to see Dr Espiritu due to stomach pain. He then told me that I needed to get started on SSRIs, I felt that he was pushing me to start SSRIs. Made me very uncomfortable. I attempted to explain to him that I don't want to take any medications on a daily basis. He seemed very upset that I refused to start SSRIs when I have other alternatives on how to manage anxiety. I told him my anxiety now is situational and the PRN medication that I'm currently on has helped me manage my anxiety fine over the past years. He then told me that nursing school will drop me due to my Anxiety because I didn't want to take SSRI. I replied nursing school will not drop me due to my disability. I thought that was extremely unprofessional.
June 08, 2021
Outstanding
June 07, 2021
I told him I had knee pain but he didn't seem interested and did not recommend an x-ray. I told him I had ringing in my ears- he checked my ears and said they were clear of any wax. He said it might be a nerve problem but did not tell me how to solve the problem.
June 04, 2021
Dr Espíritu was amazing. He is my new PCM. He took time to listen to my concerns. He asked many questions about my health . I felt very confident that I was recieving the best care. He was very respectful and compassionate. I am glad that he is my doctor.
June 03, 2021
I am always treated with courtesy and respect. My immediate family and extended family are patrons of this particular practice and have had nothing but great visits.
June 03, 2021
So happy with our choice of doctor.
June 02, 2021
The staff has been helpful via the portal and with office visits. The staff is very efficient with their time. I also got a vaccine today and the staff was very knowledgeable. The medical assistant who gave me the vaccine did an outstanding job and I had minimal pain. I think this office is doing a great job keeping patients and the healthcare providers safe.
June 01, 2021
Excellent experience ??
May 25, 2021
Looking forward to having Dr Espiritu as my primary doctor.
May 21, 2021
Looking forward to having Dr. Espiritu as my primary physician.
May 13, 2021
Very pleased with the care and service
May 11, 2021
I'm very pleased with the staff and the doctors at PIH
May 06, 2021
when I paid for my copay representative did it on the computer and it said it was didn't go through so I have to call my benefits the FSA and talk to them they said that it's active that there's no issues so I asked the lady could you run it again she was going to do it on the computer I said no I need you to flight my car so when she's wiped it it went through so I think she she she did on the computer cuz she said she already had the card number but I think it would be helpful if they swipe the card because they could other pieces can encounter that same issue where it says that it doesn't go through
May 05, 2021
I am especially pleased that Dr. Espiritu is my PCP. He is caring, professional, courteous & patient.
May 05, 2021
Dr Espiritu is a great doctor he make me feel very good and seems to care about my health and my concerns
May 05, 2021
Was a wonderful visit
May 04, 2021
Only 2nd visit with Dr Espiritu and I felt he did a good job evaluating my injuries and referring me to the proper specialists Very much appreciated
May 03, 2021
I waited an hour in the waiting room until the doctor came to exam me.
May 03, 2021
I notice the office staff appears to have improved. I really do not know why the office staff gossips in front of the patients. Makes one wonder what they say after you leave.
April 29, 2021
I had to wait a hour to see this Doctor which is way too long!
April 28, 2021
Very satisfied with the service, very satisfied with the doctor, thank you very much, excellent service, excellent care.
April 26, 2021
My initial video appt was frustrating (waited over an hour before calling the office, another half hour wait) possibly because my cell phone # was not used? Had to reschedule 2 days later with no issue whatsoever.
April 26, 2021
I have a great experience
April 23, 2021
It was a good experience and I will continue with this... with the service. Thank you.
April 22, 2021
Sadly, PIH is not what it used to be. For those of us who don't qualify for free or reduced health care (Obama Care) it seems like we are being nickle and dimed for everything. I am no longer able to be fully honest with my PCP because any hint of a possible malady is now interpreted by PIH as a consultation and no longer a physical exam. To make matters worse, when I attempted to get my blood drawn at the Wells building, I was disappointed to see that patients are now being charged to park. This greed is insane. Profits over people never has a good outcome.
April 22, 2021
everybody was very nice to me. Thank You
April 21, 2021
The doctor wanted to see me in 3 months when I called, tried to get an appointment, they said it would take 2 more months to see the doctor. Finally, they gave me appointment in one more month, so I saw him in 4 months, instead of 3, then when I got there, they put me in a room and forgot me. When they came to turn the light off to go home, after waiting an hour and 20 minutes, they said, oh somebody's in this room. I got to see the doctor for a few minutes cuz he was really late going home. One other person and the doctor was all and myself was all that was in the building. I think I need a new doctor. Thank you. I like Dr. Espiritu, he's a great doctor but he's just too hard to get appointments with. Thank you, goodbye.
April 15, 2021
PIH continues to go over and a above Thanks to everything you guys do. Blessings
April 08, 2021
Dr Espiritu is always professional, courteous and friendly. I don't feel rushed. He listens and takes the time to clearly answer questions.
April 06, 2021
I had to wait nearly and hour for him to see me. Not once did a nurse come in to check on me or let me know if Dr was running behind.
April 05, 2021
I had to wait over an hour to see Dr. Espiritu, but once I saw him he was amazing. Not sure what the issue was, but I feel one hour wait time is a little extreme.
March 29, 2021
Dr. Espiritu showed a lot of care and concern when I told him about my wife passing he cared. He talked with me in a very I guess fatherly manner or advice and so forth. I appreciate what he did and I would recommend him.
March 26, 2021
Dr. Espiritu, is very PROFESSIONAL, kindly, Polite, knowledgeable, Excellent.
March 25, 2021
First time seeing this doctor and really liked him. Very helpful with everything.
March 24, 2021
Espiritu is an excellent physician. Very kind and respectful provider.
March 18, 2021
Dr.Espiritu has been my doctor for I would have to say the past. 7 years or so and he is a fine doctor. Staff there is professional people and every time I go there if I go there with a situation problem. They are good. He's a good doctor and he takes care of, he takes care of my needs And I would recommend my family and friends to this facility thank you.
March 18, 2021
Great person who cares
March 17, 2021
Always the best here
March 15, 2021
The staff are always very courteous and professional
March 11, 2021
Very glad to see my doctor
March 10, 2021
Dr. Espiritu was great! It was my first time seeing. I did wait a long time in the exam room though. Other than that, it was a great visit!
March 10, 2021
Very grateful for Dr. Espiritu.
March 10, 2021
Absolutely appreciate the personalized care that I always receive from Dr. Espiritu.
March 04, 2021
Easy visit
March 01, 2021
There was good clarity and the atmosphere was good.
February 23, 2021
Dr. Espiritu is a great doctor. He listened to all my customers answers all my questions. If he doesn't have the answer he'll tell me he'll get back to me. He's very thorough. The only thing I wish I feel like he's a little rushed sometime. But other than that, he's a great doctor and I've already referred several people to him.
February 19, 2021
I am very happy to have Dr. Espiritu as my primary physician. He is an outstanding doctor.
February 17, 2021
Yeah, every everybody down at the clinic there so helpful. And Dr. Espiritu is always kind and very interested in myself. And my wife was also his patient and very happy with our care there at the clinic. So, thank you.
February 11, 2021
Dr. Espiritu has always allowed me to voice my thoughts and questions. He then explains his medical thoughts on each concern. Also, he understands my reality as it applies to my life and health.
February 11, 2021
Some just some people behind the counter could be a little less rude
February 09, 2021
The only problem I had was waiting more than 45 minutes for the doctor. I did not get to see him. So I reschedule, that was it. Thank you.
February 09, 2021
Dr. Espiritu was thorough, caring and kind, listened well and provided optimal information for care. Our only problem was the time it took to be seen; it was around an hour after our scheduled appointment time. He did spend quite a bit of time with us during our appointment, so if he does that with every patient he sees I can understand why he was running behind, but it is a concern when the patient is already in a nervous state.
February 05, 2021
Excellent
February 05, 2021
Excellent
February 03, 2021
Doctor needs to be available more for patients besides having an appointment. The office never passes the appointment with the doctor. Just seems to be an issue with pricing on certain doctors, they don't tell you everything involved in your procedure.
January 28, 2021
Dr Espiritu is such a positive and caring doctor who looks beyond your words to get to the heart of your problems. He is extremly knowledgeable.
January 27, 2021
Dr. Cesar Espiritu is an amazing doctor very caring very understanding and a great ear for listening very energetic and very positive.
January 27, 2021
everything except the wait time was fine
January 25, 2021
Dr Espiritu is the best. He listens better than any doc I've had and addresses everything in a compassionate educated manner.
January 19, 2021
Dr. Espiritu has been a wonderful care provider and would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone who need s a doctor who really cares and listens.
January 18, 2021
Nothing but good, Dr. Espiritu is conscientious, courteous, his staff as well.
January 15, 2021
Dr. Explained well to my concerns. He was attentive and informative. Very good experience
January 13, 2021
Dr Espiritu is kind, thoughtful, thorough, and understanding.
January 08, 2021
Very kind and courteous
January 07, 2021
Great job guys
January 06, 2021
I love my doctor Espiritu. He's really good with my doctor for quite a while now and just it's very hard to see him. You have to wait sometimes 2 months to see Dr. Espiritu. So, I think that's the only thing I'm unhappy with.
January 06, 2021
Dr Espritu is a very kind and knowledgeable Dr he always makes me feel very comfortable when I speak to him, he makes sure that I am up to date on all my procedures, he makes me feel safe.
January 05, 2021
I think he might have been backed up, I was waiting about 45 minutes
December 30, 2020
You will be well taken care of at PIH family medicine.
December 29, 2020
Very good listener and asks over and over if that was all our concerns we had and explained options to us well Provider was easy to speak to
December 11, 2020
Very caring
December 10, 2020
Great doc overall.
November 24, 2020
Meeting Dr Espiritu for the first time was a positive experience and I am confident that he will be a good choice for my future healthcare
November 19, 2020
It is a great place to go for check upsAnd great doctors andStaff!!!!
November 17, 2020
Dr Espiritu is very attentive and informative.
November 09, 2020
Best practice facility and staff I ever dealt with.
November 06, 2020
Very friendly and thorough
November 03, 2020
This is my first visit and I'm really impressed and happy. Thank you Dr. Espiritu.
October 28, 2020
Dr. Espiritu is very friendly and funny. He spent plenty of time with me, addressing my concerns.
October 26, 2020
Very happy with my provider. I have seen other doctors in his office when he is not available and I noticed a huge difference in the level of care from the other doctors. Always listens and gives great feedback.
October 21, 2020
yes
October 21, 2020
That this office is great to go to.
September 30, 2020
Physician very good explained everything
September 25, 2020
Dr is very kind and professional He is humorous too which I likeFeel very comfortable talking to him
September 22, 2020
From arrival to departure I was welcomed with the upmost attention to care and professionalism. Dr. Espiritu and his staff are the epitome of what it is to be in the field of medicine. I can honestly say I have a sense of security knowing that my healthcare is in their hands. Thank you!
September 14, 2020
Very good provider
September 02, 2020
I felt the doctor was caring and concerned with me and my health
September 01, 2020
Dr. Espiritu made me comfortable to ask questions what I need to ask.
August 31, 2020
Really helpful always great suggestions on improvement
August 27, 2020
He is respectful and caring
August 24, 2020
Very nice, has good manner to him, doesnt overly rush
August 10, 2020
Don't have patients waiting in the room for a long time.
August 06, 2020
Doctor is a good provider that truly seems to care about his patients
July 30, 2020
great provider
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