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

Cesar L. Espiritu MD


Family Medicine
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4.7 / 5 (based on 384 Reviews) View 105 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


Research Medical Center

Swedish Hospital Medical Center (Washington)

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine


Patient Reviews

September 21, 2022
info for blood pressure and weight in the " portal" did not match the readings that were taken in the office visit. It would be nice if they matched because the portal is a permanent record.
September 20, 2022
Waited 1hr 30 min in the examination room before being seen. That's ridiculous.
September 20, 2022
I am grateful that I have Dr. Cesar Espiritu as my physician. He is always compassionate and professional. Both he and everyone in his office are wonderful. (PHI removed)
September 15, 2022
Dr cesar Espiritu,is very professional and listen to me very carefully about my questions and concerns he tries to help me as much as possible and makes me feel very comfortable.when I walk out of his office I feel very positive.
September 07, 2022
The older lady at the front desk was rude.She kept on forcing me to do the orange tablet,I told her I did all my personal information on line she insisted on me doing it,the nurse (name removed) was nice,she went over everything with me.The lady on the front desk also sent my receipt to me via email,I wanted a printed copy.im hesitant about going back.
September 02, 2022
This was my first encounter with Dr. Espiritu after choosing him to be my new primary care physician. Based on this first appointment, I am very happy with the choice I made. He is very personable, listens well, takes enough time and is proactive for helping me reach optimum health. Great experience!
September 01, 2022
It hard to get an appointment. Your wait time on the phone is excessive. I waited over 30 minutes and was hung up on. I tried to get into the office before my trip and was unable to see anyone. Once you are able to get in you are great but you need to work allowing appointment
August 31, 2022
Great visit. Thank you.
August 26, 2022
"10 stars " GREAT.
August 25, 2022
Always a great experience with Dr. Espiritu.
August 23, 2022
Very professional experience
August 22, 2022
Hi, I've been seeing Dr. Espiritu for a couple of years and I can honestly say that he is the best provider that has treated me. He is always very respectful. He's patient and he always listen to my concerns and he's very honest, which is what I appreciate from him, especially being a female. I've never felt uncomfortable with him again. Always very professional during his treatment, very happy with Dr. Espiritu, and I value him as my doctor.
August 22, 2022
Check out that doctor, pretty arrogant and would not listen to anything I had to say. Thank you. I'm getting a different doctor.
August 05, 2022
Dr Espiritu is kind and thorough.
August 04, 2022
Nothing else. Great experience.
August 03, 2022
Always a professional experience when visiting this office.
August 02, 2022
Dr. Espiritu genuinely cares about his patients
July 27, 2022
Yes, I was...I'm very pleased with Dr. Espiritu. However, waiting an hour and 10 minutes to see him is not my idea of the best way to spend my day.
July 25, 2022
Dr. Espiritu was kind and respectful. He made sure all my questions were answered.
July 25, 2022
Dr. Espiritu is a class act. He makes me feel so at ease while still getting the point across. I couldn't ask for a better primary doctor.
July 25, 2022
Dr. Espiritu has been my doctor for several years. He's great!
July 22, 2022
Dr. Espiritu genuinely cares about his patients health.
July 22, 2022
Dr. Espiritu and the staff at Lambert are awesome. I trust Dr. Espiritu and his colleagues with my life. Sometimes, if I can't see Dr. Espiritu right away, they recommend me to another doctor. Even though it's not Dr. Espiritu, I always receive excellent care.
July 21, 2022
What I dislike the most is that I didn't get medication for civid problem, he just gave me ibuprofen so I'm still feeling sick.
July 20, 2022
I feel comfortable going to my doctor not nervous
July 20, 2022
Staff and Dr was great they were there 4 ur needs always asking are u alright need something love it caring people ?
June 09, 2022
He's a great guy.
June 06, 2022
Dr ESPIRITU is an excellent doctor.
May 27, 2022
The doctor is excellent. I recommend him to my whole family and the community.
May 26, 2022
I've had some issues with my prescription and when I call the office or speak to the pharmacist the issues never get resolved! I make my appointment early in the morning so I don't have to wait so long from the backups of the day, and every time I have to wait to see the doctor 45 to 1 hour just sitting there waiting.
May 25, 2022
Dr. Espiritu has been my regular doctor for years. All I can tell you about Dr. Cesar Espiritu is that he is a good doctor, and I trust him with all my heart. He is the best. That's my opinion. Thank you.
May 24, 2022
Staff is very friendly and helpful
May 13, 2022
Friendly efficient staff
May 12, 2022
Dr.Espiritu, is an excellent Doctor, ver easy to talk to, he genuinely cares about me. He has always taken very good care of my medical needs.
May 11, 2022
I believe I'm in good hands
May 10, 2022
I was very satisfied.
May 09, 2022
Dr. Espiritu was thoughtful in listening to me and seemed genuinely concerned with my issue. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
May 05, 2022
Ah, very happy with the service of both the people who are in front and the doctor Espiritu is the best. Thank you.
April 29, 2022
Thank you for listening to my concerns and addressing them. Dr. Espiritu gave me options and allowed me to make the best choice. Thank you
April 27, 2022
The doctor puts you at ease and is responsive to your questions.
April 27, 2022
He's honest and caring listens to concerns
April 25, 2022
Good Service
April 14, 2022
Dr.Espiritu, is very kind I am a new patient to Dr.Espiritu and he made me feel very comfertable he took the time to go over my medical issues. I wish i would have met this Dr.years ago. Thank you Dr. I would recommend you to anyone to signup and meet Dr.Espiritu.
April 12, 2022
Dr Espiritu is the best!
March 29, 2022
I Have The Up most Respect For Dr Esperitu... I Have Sent Him Friends And They Have Been Impressed With Dr Espiritu. He Treats You With Dignity ?
March 28, 2022
The doctor had discussed my lab results. However, I never received the paperwork prior to the visit to discuss that, or to take the labs that he wanted me to take. I was there for a physical and I guess the paperwork was supposed to be sent before and it never was.
March 28, 2022
I always experience a welcoming office and staff.
March 17, 2022
I enjoy my visits with Dr Espiritu and know he has my best interests in mind regarding my overall health and especially regarding diabetes . I appreciate his overall plan to keep me healthy. Thank you The nurse and office staff are always pleasant Thank you
March 16, 2022
I was so satisfied with my experience that I am going to have Dr Espiritu as my primary doctor. Very friendly and engaging.
March 14, 2022
Dr. Espiritu is great. Love him. He listens to what I have to say. He gives me suggestions what to do. What I'm complaining about as far as my help. I wouldn't have any other doctor in that office.
March 11, 2022
Excellent experience ?
March 11, 2022
This time that I was seen the MA (name removed) asked a question but didn't allow me to finish my answer I was rudely cut off . I like to be heard if I'm asked a ?
March 09, 2022
Yes, they treated me very well. They're very courtesy very kind and they really care about the patients. They're very considerate, and I would recommend them to my friends family. And anyone that needs care. They are very giving, very care. They're very care people. I never seen a doctor's office so courteous and so, so nice to people they're very, very considerate about the people they're very nice. I like them a lot. I won't change doctors they are very good. The doctors, the nurses, the people at the desk, the ladies. They are very nice.
March 08, 2022
The office and the staff and the doctor, our our top notch the telephone system you use is is just totally unsatisfactory it takes 5-10 sometimes 15 minutes to even get an answer and the speak, you know, it just said speak well for for the remainder of the operation you have is just really not good.
March 08, 2022
The Dr. Espiritu is one of the most very kind and caring doctors I've ever met. He listens to you and he shows that he cares for you. I will be making him my new doctor.
March 04, 2022
I think for myself, I had requested an MRI three times and I have a PPO insurance and that was denied to me. So I was having extreme pain in my neck and headaches and dizziness and I wanted an MRI, but that was not an option for me. That was denied.
March 03, 2022
never see the Dr at the appointment time,always behind schedule
March 02, 2022
Thank you so much!
March 01, 2022
This was my first experience with Dr. Espiritu. And I have to say that it was a pleasant experience. He was ready to answer any questions. He asked if some questions of his own and again everything my office visit and my talk with him was everything was done in a timely manner. So I mean was pretty happy with the visit.
March 01, 2022
First I saw the Nurse she was Absolutely GREAT ?? made me feel real comfortable she was Excellent. Then the Doctor and He was Excellent also the Frosting on the cake they were a Great Team. And I Left knowing I was treated Excellent. ????
February 25, 2022
He is very polite and very professional. He's a great doctor. Thank you.
February 17, 2022
Need to update your appointment scheduling tools to allow appointments to be made up to 1 year in advance for recurring visits.
February 16, 2022
Went physically to office early January to ask if I needed lab work before my mid February appt since I didn't get any paperwork. Secretary looked in computer said she didn't see anything and said she'd message dr. Never heard anything. Went to my appointment and dr. asked about lab work so told him story. He was frustrated with secretary saying it was in computer and he showed me. Front office staff need to be more proactive in researching information especially when a patient actually walks into the office to check on information. Very disappointed since I now have to have lab work and not able to have face to face discussion with dr. like I should have had.
February 11, 2022
Front desk staff not very friendly
February 11, 2022
Dr Espiritu is very helpful, friendly loving, compassionate, caring and always approachable to his patients ..i love him i would definitely recommend him 2 my relatives and friends. His staff and secretaries are very friendly and v accomodating as well ..Thank you for your sincere services :? God bless all of you and stay safe ? ?,too keep up the good work !!!
February 11, 2022
Front desk staff not very friendly
February 10, 2022
The office was very clean and I was greeted right away. Dr. Espiritu was professional, easy to understand and was patient with me. I was referred to him by a friend and I am so happy she did. I will defiantly refer him to family and friends.
February 09, 2022
Dr. Espiritu always shows concern and is always informed regarding my health issues. He makes it easy to confide all my health issues with him.
February 02, 2022
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Espiritu
February 02, 2022
Professionalism, expertise, compassion - all these and everything positive are given me every time I visit. Dr. C. Espiritu is best. I was not wrong in my choice.
February 01, 2022
I love the fact the my medical records are all together and available for my doctor to see and help. Pharmacy, medication and procedures are all documented, no guess work, and a more organized manner to get well and stay healthy. Thank you for the email reminders and all the tech aids and communication with the patients. Again thank you PIH
February 01, 2022
Dr. Cesar the very, very good doctor, very professional, very patient, and I recommend him as a great great doctor. Really good doctor, Dr. Cesar Thank you.
January 26, 2022
Provider was courteous, respectful, listened to my concerns, and took action.
January 24, 2022
Dr Espiritu is the BEST. I trust him 100%.
January 24, 2022
January 17, 2022
Dr Espiritu is always so positive and make me feel comfortable as well as being knowledgeable and listens carefully to my concerns. I am glad that he is our family physician.
January 17, 2022
Great Doctor
January 13, 2022
January 12, 2022
My Dr is a great person he been great to me when I come to the office personally are great ?
December 28, 2021
It's waiting time is long.
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.
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