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Cesar L. Espiritu

Cesar L. Espiritu, MD

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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.”


12522 Lambert Rd
Whittier, California 90606
  • Main: 562.789.5420
  • Fax: 562.967.2929

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Family Medicine


  • Tagalog
  • Pilipino



Research Medical Center Swedish Hospital Medical Center (Washington)


Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine (Canada)


Family Medicine (General Cert)


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

June 25, 2020
Especially for seniors, I would tell them about easy access, and lab work and ex-rays in the office. It makes medical procedures so much easier. Dr. Espiritu listens carefully and answers all questions.
June 16, 2020
Dr. Espiritu is a great doctor. He always takes the time to listen to what you have to say. He never makes you feel like he is rushing to get to his next patient.
June 11, 2020
I was very happy to have new insurance that allows me to return to Dr. Espiritu. He is very thorough, caring and listens to everything I have to say. I had two other doctors on my old insurance and they were not as good.
June 11, 2020
Great doctor. Feel very comfortable with him.
June 02, 2020
There was also a bit of confusion between what I was told and what was written on the paperwork given to me. I had to call the office back to confirm!
June 01, 2020
He's attentive, he's looking out for my best interest. He is a kind man-doctor he still shows heart. Your not just another appt your a person & he shows it.
May 22, 2020
This is a great doctor.
May 13, 2020
I needed an updated prescription, which they provided me immediately
May 08, 2020
Good system for non Illness appointments. Saves office visits and time for those who need medical assistance
May 01, 2020
Very compassionate caring doctor.
April 30, 2020
I like the time the doctor takes to understand what the issues are & the options he gives to resolve them.
April 27, 2020
That he is a great doctor
April 27, 2020
Great Job!
April 27, 2020
First class doctor!
April 09, 2020
Dr. Espíritu was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable discussing my concerns about symptoms I've been experiencing. It's nice to finally have a doctor that listens.
April 08, 2020
Dr. Espiritu was attentive to my needs, and comforted any of my doubts and questions concerning those issues.
April 07, 2020
Great Doctor! He understands my needs and know what questions I have before I say it!
April 03, 2020
Always great with my son and I.
March 19, 2020
He will help you
March 09, 2020
This was my first visit with Dr Espiritu. I was very impressed. He listened very carefully to me and made sure I understood everything. He's easy going, has a good sense of humor yet was professional. I also complement the care I received from his nurse.
March 06, 2020
Great customer service, Ver friendly and understanding of my needs
March 06, 2020
Doctor listened to what I had to say, I didn't feel rushed, spent a good amount of time with me trying to learn my medical history.
February 28, 2020
Wonderful, knowledgeable, warm, supportive, caring, listens to patient.
February 27, 2020
keep up the good work DR.Espiritu
February 14, 2020
Highly recommend staff and this office site location.
February 12, 2020
Excellent provider I recommend to friends and family often
February 05, 2020
Dr. Espiritu is kind, and listens. Their staff booked my appointment at a desired time a lot. But they are constantly late with their appointments due to over booking. Last appointment I had ran an hour late!!! My family goes to see him and they all said the same thing that they're always falling so behind and late.
January 28, 2020
Dr. Espiritu is "THE BEST". So happy to have found such a wonderful physician.
January 27, 2020
Dr. Espiritu is professional and caring. I'm grateful that he is my doctor.
January 24, 2020
I find that he is very patient and listens to what I have to say
January 23, 2020
An excellent and caring provider.
January 23, 2020
Dr. Espiritu is a kind and caring physician. He is patient with elderly patients and really makes an effort to talk and listen to them. We appreciate his wonderful care. Thank you!
January 22, 2020
January 21, 2020
January 17, 2020
That DR Cesar Espiritu does very good work,
January 15, 2020
Very personable physician, kind and treats you like a person. This is how medical providers should be. Very satisfied with my visit. Thank you.
January 15, 2020
Good caring Doctor that listens to your concerns instead of making a diagnosis before entering the room.
January 13, 2020
Very friendly and professional, knowledgeable too.
January 09, 2020
Dr Espiritu was great! I got my physical on the same day as my husband and he usually doesn't like going to the doctor but he LOVED him! Thank you for giving us great care!!!
January 09, 2020
Dr. Espíritu was fantastic. I felt comfortable sharing all of my heath concerns with him and he made me feel as though he truly cared for my health. Fantastic experience.
January 08, 2020
I've already recommended Dr. Espiritu to my mom, since her doctor retired. I tell my co-workers to come to PIH.
January 06, 2020
Loved the experience with the doctor and office
January 06, 2020
Really good provided and help me really fast to get appointments for specialists as soon as possible and good feed back by doctor calling me back.
January 03, 2020
Very professional always takes the time needed to listen to my concerns!
November 27, 2019
Dr Espiritu is an excellent provider, he has an excellent attitude treating his patients with excellence and respect
November 26, 2019
I strongly recommend this office. This was my first visit and I got GREAT attention
November 26, 2019
Dr Espiritu and his staff are good and you may have to wait but it is worth it..he does take care you well.
November 21, 2019
I am completely happy with this doctor.
November 19, 2019
He was very easy to talk to, showed genuine concern and listened to me.
November 19, 2019
Dr Espiritu is great. Very understanding and kind and easy to speak to about any heath concerns that you have.
October 31, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is a very pro-active doctor. He is kind, listens well, and takes care of his patients. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing a good primary doctor.
October 28, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is very kind and is a great listener. Highly recommend!
October 24, 2019
That Dr. Espiritu is both highly competent and caring.
October 24, 2019
I am so happy with Dr. Espiritu he is by far the best dr. I've ever had!!
October 22, 2019
I feel very comfortable with my doctor. He really listens and spends the time needed with me. I've always been satisfied with his opinions , his professionalism and his respect. Plus he always makes me laugh.
October 22, 2019
The Dr was very attentive, very knowledgeable! He was awesome!
October 10, 2019
I am like what the provider has to offer.
October 10, 2019
He paid attention to me and the symptoms.
October 07, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is very kind compassionate and a great medical professional he listens he cares I would recommend him to my family and friends
October 03, 2019
Dr. Espiritu has a great demeanor, he listens and addresses any questions I have which gave me the confidence I needed to take on a major medical change in my life.
September 27, 2019
Doctor and nurses were great. Some front desk could experiences could be better.
September 26, 2019
Espiritu is the best doctor I've ever had. Top notch professionalism.
September 24, 2019
The nurse that assisted, taking my daughter's weight,temperature and height was amazing! I've never had a nurse like that. She interacted for my daughter and dance for her as my daughter watched Mickey mouse
September 19, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is caring, he listens to what I have to say about my health.
September 19, 2019
I am very happy with the provider overall
September 10, 2019
He is excellent.
September 09, 2019
I was very disappointed and concerned about lack of Care, and really not knowing anything about recent labs and xrays
September 04, 2019
I am very happy to have exceptional service so ose to home.
August 08, 2019
My doctor made me feel comfortable with what he treated me for. I was really nervous about going in but he made it as good as it could go.
August 07, 2019
He listens to your concerns and answers questions regarding prescriptions and the effect they may cause.
August 06, 2019
This doctor is fair.
August 01, 2019
Wonderful doctor! He explains everything well and makes you feel comfortable.
July 31, 2019
Very professional
July 30, 2019
Everyone in the office was kind and considerate. Dr Espiritu gives you undivided attention and is funny. He makes you feel very comfortable.
July 15, 2019
Great place for healthcare