Cesar Espiritu - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Cesar L. Espiritu

Cesar L. Espiritu, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 271 Reviews) View 87 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.”


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

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





  • Family Medicine


  • Tagalog
  • Pilipino



Swedish Hospital Medical Center (Washington) Research Medical Center


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 IPA # - IPA0686GH

  • CareMore - 100000022282

  • Cigna - 8729583002

  • 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

November 29, 2018
Dr Espiritu is old school even though he is so young. He takes his time to explain what you need to know and is willing to listen. He truly has your health as his number one concern.
November 19, 2018
The Dr was really nice and knew what he was talking about. I would recommend someone to take a book and dont make other plans because the wait is very long.
November 16, 2018
This was my first experience at this office and I must say, I am very happy with how nice and welcoming your staff was; from signing in to having the nurse checking my vitals and my visit with Dr. Espiritu. I was having a really hard time with my ocular migraines and they helped calm my nerves.
November 15, 2018
Very happy with his bed side manners, very professional and friendly and most of all very approachable.
November 15, 2018
Great provider.
November 13, 2018
He is understanding and a very great doctor.
November 12, 2018
Very attentive.
November 06, 2018
He was Great. He explained everything really well and he spent extra time helping me understand how to get off meds by eating & doing healthy activities. He was encouraging & inspiring. I have accepted to make some changes towards a healthy living like Hiking, Biking and travelling.
November 05, 2018
I'm always treated well. Thanks
November 01, 2018
Dr Espiritu is very good doctor I have always been satisfied with his care and office staff would recommend highly.
November 01, 2018
Very personable!
November 01, 2018
I really like and trust Dr. Espiritu, I feel i am very lucky to have him as my physician.
November 01, 2018
Dr Espiritu is amazing. I went through two other doctors before I found him. Very happy and I hope he can stick around for a long time.
October 29, 2018
I love Doctor Espiritu, I recommended him to my younger sister. He is knowledgeable and listens to all your concerns.
October 25, 2018
Best care from this provider being very comfortable with his advice and personal care.
October 24, 2018
Dr. Espiritu focuses entirely on the patient he is with and treats the whole patient. He listens, he explains, and he cares.
October 16, 2018
Was pleased with the up front attitude of the doctor. No suger coating or evading the question.
October 04, 2018
Dr. Espiritu is a great doctor. He listens to my concerns, he explains things until I understand and listens to what I want to do with my health concerns. He is very thorough and remembers me and my situation.
October 04, 2018
I felt very much at home
September 27, 2018
Everyone that I interacted with from the moment I arrived was polite, professional, and thorough.
September 25, 2018
The provider is great. The staff needs major improvement!! This is not the first time the office staff has made errors. The staff made need training or to be evaluated.
September 24, 2018
Expect to spend a lot of time there.
September 21, 2018
So far so good
September 20, 2018
Highly recommended
September 17, 2018
Dr. Espiritu and the nursing staff provide the best level of service! Thank you for all you do!
September 13, 2018
I enjoy Dr. Espiritu... Just seems that all doctors have so many appointments in a day, they really don't have time to actually sit and listen to a patient anymore. But he is a pleasant doctor, knowledgeable, and friendly. Just more time when you hope to only see a doctor once a year!!
September 13, 2018
Good service
September 10, 2018
The dr is nice I did like him and the staff
September 07, 2018
I would recommend Dr. Espiritu to friends and family.
September 05, 2018
Great doctor! Dr. Espiritu takes the time to know the patient, answers any health or medical questions he/she may have, and definitely eases the worry. He takes the time to explain everything clearly and is a fun and approachable doctor.
August 24, 2018
Good place, good doctor, good staff.
August 23, 2018
Dr. Espiritu is kind, funny, and well informed. He has fantastic bedside manner. I fell very comfortable in his care.
August 21, 2018
Dr. Espiritu is a very nice and helpful to me.
August 17, 2018
Great medical staff and providers. Never felt ignored or rushed.Professional and informative.
August 16, 2018
Dr. Espiritu is very easy to talk to and listens carefully to what I have to say. He is very knowledgeable and seems to really care about my issues.
August 15, 2018
Intelligent and knowledgeable.
August 07, 2018
That Dr. Espiritu is a great doctor, he really cares for his patient.
August 06, 2018
Caring staff!
August 06, 2018
Excellent doctor, he really helps me. Staff is great too, caring and friendly.
August 03, 2018
Dr Espiritu is an awesome and thorough dr. He is very detailed in his work. I can’t say enough good things about Dr Espiritu. Extremely knowledgeable and ready to share information that is needed. He is enthusiastic about his job and it shows!!!!!!!
July 27, 2018
Listens and was clear in explanations that pertained to my condition. My wife was with me and she agrees.
July 03, 2018
Dr.Espiritu listens well, understands and is concerned to help.
June 22, 2018
Very Friendly people.
June 21, 2018
I don't have issues with the provider it's the personnel working with him.
June 20, 2018
Dr Espiritu is terrific!
June 19, 2018
I’m very pleased with the service and the professional attitude I receive here.
June 12, 2018
He listens, gives you a personal caring feeling and time.
June 08, 2018
Dr. Espiritu really listens and really cares. His attitude is a refreshing balance of professional and personable. Looking forward to his guidance with my son and the rest of my family.
June 01, 2018
one of the best providers. with pih
May 29, 2018
Dr. Cesar Espiritu is quite a kind person who listens and answers questions clearly. He is in the right calling.
May 22, 2018
I am satisfied with my primary care doctor, but every time I come in I am waiting almost an hour (sometimes more) to be seen even with an appointment.
May 18, 2018
Dr. Espiritu is a great dr. He is very approachable and easy to talk to. This was my first time seeing him and he made me feel very comfortable.
May 18, 2018
Great caring place!.
May 17, 2018
Dr. Espiritu listens to me and letâ??s me explain how I feel, he will have nurse call back if I have questions after I leave office, he is a very approachable Dr., very calm and caring also a great personality which gives the patients a relaxing feeling.
May 08, 2018
I recently changed medical group and was not sure what doctor to go to. I randomly picked Doctor Espiritu not knowing if he would meet my expectations. I had a very satisfying visit with the staff and Dr. Espiritu. I felt very comfortable as if I had known him for years. He is very nice, very patient and very professional.I hit the jackpot with him!
May 03, 2018
Would not recommend visiting this facility was not informed doctor was running an hour late then when I was seen felt rushed and unheard.
April 27, 2018
I would most definitely without a doubt in my mind recommend this facility to everyone.
April 26, 2018
I have only positive comments; staff always professional and friendly.
April 25, 2018
Doctor espíritu is a good physician.
April 12, 2018
:he is very nice
April 12, 2018
Great doctor. Attentive, kind, and knowledgable
April 10, 2018
He was great! He answer all my questions. And was very patient. PIH has a great doctor on there team.
April 10, 2018
He is compassionate,caring,and above all is generaly concerned about your health,and getting you on the spot immediate attention and recovery, listens to all your Questions and follows through
April 03, 2018
Easy to get ahold of and make an appointment. Great staff, no complaints.
April 02, 2018
Friendly service.
March 19, 2018
I would recommend my doctor to anyone who is looking for a doctor who is understanding and cares about what concerns you might have and takes time to explain everything in detail and really helps make you feel better.
March 12, 2018
Made me feel comfortable and was very helpful with his answers
March 07, 2018
Thank you for your kindness.
March 05, 2018
I have already.
March 01, 2018
I was able to make an appointment for the next day from when I called. They were very empathetic to my health situation and made sure I was able to my doctor. Since I didn't want to go to urgent care. Great staff!!
February 28, 2018
Long wait time.
February 27, 2018
Great visit. Dr. Espiritu was very attentive and seemed to express genuine care.
February 16, 2018
He is a very nice, responsive physician.
February 15, 2018
My Dr. is professional, knowledgeable and kind.
February 12, 2018
February 09, 2018
Very pleasant provider with a great deal of knowledge.
February 08, 2018
Doctor Espiritu is educated, well spoken, listened and was responsive to my needs. I felt comfortable with him and with his knowledge and recommendations to me regarding my continued health.
February 05, 2018
I'm very happy with the care I receive at PIH Lambert office.
January 30, 2018
Great doctor
January 23, 2018
Dr. Espíritu was amazing and showed he truly cared for my wellbeing.
January 12, 2018
I would definitely recommend this medical group.
January 10, 2018
I have reservations about taking medications because of side effects or later in life issues that are a result of taking it. Medications can be helpful for severe or worrisome ailments, but looking at the younger generation of kids, I see over medication an issue for allergies. Bodies are becoming too dependent on drugs and not building immunities.
January 05, 2018
I appreciate Dr Espiritu so much! He really listens to my concerns and he takes the time to address them all. He’s also very personable which makes it very comfortable for patient and family.
January 04, 2018
Look into medical marijuana and hemp oils.
January 02, 2018
Very personable and friendly. Took his time going over my medical history. Did not rush!! I recommend Dr. Espiritu and his group wholeheartedly.
December 27, 2017
Love Dr. espiritu and have recommended him to family members and friends
December 20, 2017
The staff was very helpful and concerned about my wellbeing.