Cesar Espiritu MD | Family Medicine Physician | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Cesar L. Espiritu

Cesar L. Espiritu MD


Family Medicine
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4.5 / 5 (based on 528 Reviews) View 26 Comments

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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





  • Family Medicine

Additional Languages

  • Pilipino
  • Tagalog


Medical School

Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine (Canada)


Keck-USC School of Medicine


Swedish Hospital Medical Center (Washington)

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine


Patient Reviews

December 20, 2021
Am a returning patient , he remembered me and my history condition . His a great doctor. I wouldn't go somewhere else
December 16, 2021
Dr. Espíritu is very nice, attentive and he takes the time to explain any concerns. Thank you
December 07, 2021
I was very happy with Dr. Espiritu. He was patient. He listened, he looked very concerned. He explain things to me, and I understood him. And even though I was glad to try to do it on my own with no medication, with the table that we had he made me understand why it was very important cholesterol, high blood pressure and I really appreciate and respect Dr. Espiritu very much. I was very happy with him. Very happy.
November 30, 2021
Dr Espiritu is a great doctor, he always takes his time and never rushes. The only problem I have with the office is how long it takes to get in for an appointment.
November 18, 2021
Waited 55 minutes, never saw dr.
November 17, 2021
I like my provider because he, I understand him and he was well. Thank you for everything.
November 16, 2021
I always enjoy seeing my doctor, very friend and informative, puts me at ease with any issues I may have.
November 10, 2021
everything is fine
November 09, 2021
I love this doctor. He's my husband's doctor, and my grandson, and my son-in-law, and (INAUDIBLE) family members. He's a very good doctor, and his time with you, and it's nothing to change, he's great.
November 08, 2021
November 05, 2021
Great physician. Takes his time and explains things
November 05, 2021
Dr. Espiritu and his staff are both kind and highly competent. This was our first visit and we were warmly welcomed.. Dr. Espiritu carefully explained his course of treatment and the entire experience was wonderful.
November 02, 2021
I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Espiritu since he became my PCP.
November 01, 2021
The biggest drawback was the super long wait to talk to someone. It was horrible I started 9am finally able make virtual visit for 1pm and it didn't happen until 2pm . Video glitches but we got it done. Not trying sound ungrateful but I am gave up. But I'm sick. Thanks PHI removed]
October 28, 2021
This was a positive experience because the receptionist, nurse and doctor began our appointment with a "Hello", not "You have a balance due!" Most importantly, they pronounced our last name CORRECTLY.
October 27, 2021
Yes, I'm kind of upset because I got a covid test and I was supposed to get my results on Friday. I called and they said they couldn't give them to me. That they have a nurse call me back and no one ever called me back and it's pretty important for me. Maybe not for everybody else, but I would have liked to known my results and not have to wait until Monday. Thank you.
October 25, 2021
He always listens to me carefully, I really appreciate that.
October 22, 2021
the D.R was a very nice with me
October 21, 2021
I like Dr. Espiritu a lot. His office is very difficult to get an appointment with my appointment was made 6 months in advance. That's why I kept it when I did. That's all I have to say. Goodbye.
October 20, 2021
I am 63 years old, best doctor I have ever had!
October 13, 2021
Was very satisfiing!
October 13, 2021
It would be a lot better if you can get appointments easier. The appointments are extremely hard to get with the doctor. Whenever I call, it takes an hour and a half, sometimes 2 hours waiting on the phone, before anyone gets to you and helps you, which is very disturbing. PIH has changed quite a bit. I don't like that I can't call directly to Dr. Espiritu's office to the reception desk lady, nurses in the front. Anyway, that's it. Thank
October 12, 2021
Doctor Espiritu is very engaged with his patients and demonstrates great care and compassion.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Espiritu and his nurse [name removed] are always so kind and caring. Great experience! Thank you!
October 07, 2021
I had to wait 1-1/2 hours to see the doctor. That is much too long.
October 04, 2021
Thank you for getting me in unannounced visit. I really felt so much better.
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