Cesar Espiritu - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Cesar L. Espiritu

Cesar L. Espiritu, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 245 Reviews) View 107 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



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 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

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 01, 2019
Office needs better attention to detail such as when needing meds always takes multiple calls from pharmacy even though pharmacy faxes prescription for refill.Always takes a couple of calls before filling order and sometimes i run out of meds but pharmacy is kind enough to give me a few days until provider refills
June 27, 2019
Very friendly and professional
June 21, 2019
I would most definitely recommend this provider to my family and friends
June 19, 2019
June 13, 2019
He has a great personality and listens to your concerns.
June 07, 2019
It was really great !!!!!!!!!
June 05, 2019
May 30, 2019
I would definitely not refer anyone and I will be finding a new primary care physician immediately.
May 24, 2019
I have been a patient with Dr Cesar Espiritu for 5 years and have been treated with the Upmost care and Respect.??
May 24, 2019
Great doctor.
May 22, 2019
Very friendly staff
May 14, 2019
Dr. took time & good listener & exam room was clean. Nurse helpful , satisfied experience .
May 09, 2019
First visit. Great experience.
May 08, 2019
Dr Espiritu is very caring which is missing in a lot of doctors now days. He always very informed on my records from other doctors.
May 01, 2019
I am so extremely satisfied with the care and expertise of Dr Espiritu that I have recommended him to my son and he has chosen him as his primary care physician.
April 29, 2019
Dr. E is super nice and has a great personality, he was very thorough and got me some great information of being healthy!
April 18, 2019
Highly recommended to my family and friends
April 11, 2019
If I were to tell friends and family about this doctor, I would let them know he overbooks. Not a bad MD, but expect to wait, because he overbooks.
April 11, 2019
Whole staff was friendly and thorough. I definitely felt comfortable!
April 10, 2019
Good doctor but be prepared to wait
April 10, 2019
He's great with my family. If I refer him out he just might have to many patients to handle & I won't get to see him quickly, so I'll keep him to myself..lol
April 10, 2019
I am very please with my medical group and believe I have always received quality health care from other doctors and physicians assistants. I am disappointed with the apparent inattention to detail from my current primary care physician.
April 05, 2019
Dr Cesar is very good, he listens and takes action on any concerns one may have.
April 05, 2019
Dr. Espiritu was wonderful! It was my first encounter with him and he took the time to get to know my history, answer any questions I had and was so thorough with all of the exams, lab work etc. I felt like he took a decent amount of time to ensure that my questions were answered and provided the necessary referrals. Absolutely amazing!
April 05, 2019
Doctors are lovely.Office staff needs more attention to empathy and customer service.
April 05, 2019
Excellent customer service
April 04, 2019
Everything was excellent!
April 02, 2019
Somewhat unprofessional in demeanor, jokingly made comments that could have been interpreted as inappropriate.
April 02, 2019
Prompt check in. Friendly and honest care.
April 01, 2019
I would tell my friends and family that the provider needs to better communicate if they are going to be late so we have the option to reschedule. Time is valuable, we deserve the respect to be seen when we are told we have an appointment.
March 29, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is very knowledgeable and great with children. As a father himself he knows how to communicate well with small children making the visit worry free for any little one.
March 20, 2019
Good listener and friendly.
March 19, 2019
I have a good, wise, considerate Dr I'm gona keep him as long as I can.
March 14, 2019
Professional and friendly
March 07, 2019
He's a wonderful provider! I hope to have him again. He definitely made me feel comfortable.
March 05, 2019
very professional.
March 05, 2019
I feel very cared for...thank you.
February 27, 2019
It was good to hear my provider say he will be there every step of the way to make sure I'm progressing.
February 27, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is very pleasant to speak with and very knowledgeable about the questions I had regarding my Healthcare
February 26, 2019
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Espiritu as my doctor.
February 25, 2019
very professional and good listener, cares very much about my progress and health goals.
February 21, 2019
Dr Espiritu is Great
February 20, 2019
My appointment was scheduled ahead of time for this visit but when I need to get an appointment for an illness or injury it can be difficult. Sometimes it takes several days.
February 20, 2019
All I have to say is that this provider is amazing! I have never felt comfortable with a male doctor but Dr Espiritu has changed this for sure! Very respectful and caring. I am so glad he is my new primary care provider!
February 06, 2019
excellent customer service
February 06, 2019
Great provider. Caring and professional. Makes u feel ur his only patient and spends plenty of time with u. Never makes u feel he has to hurry to next patient
January 30, 2019
Great Dr and friendly staff!
January 30, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is great! I would highly recommend.
January 29, 2019
Work on wait time!
January 23, 2019
He spent a lot of time with me.
January 22, 2019
Dr. Espiritu was very thorough in assessing my medical history, current reason for visit and provided referral and medications without having to ask. He explained the treatment process. Thank you!
January 17, 2019
Dr. Espiritu is a wonderful, caring physician, but expect to wait over an hour before seeing him.
January 16, 2019
First visit with doctor was very pleasing. Dr. Espiritu was very attentive, kind, patient and thorough, quick to recommend follow up scans and tests. We hope to continue to experience his wonderful caring and the services of the PIH group.
January 16, 2019
he seems to genuinely care and takes time to listen to concerns
January 08, 2019
Never make an appointment with Dr, Espiritu..
January 02, 2019
Cesar is a great Doctor
December 28, 2018
December 27, 2018
Doctor Espiritu pays attention to details. He is thoughtful and concerned about my health as his patient and gave me detailed instructions on how to keep my health at its best.
December 18, 2018
Make an appointment for quality healthcare
December 18, 2018
It was ridiculous not to examine me when I was obviously in pain and the insurance company said that they would pay for the visit.
December 17, 2018
I tell my family I'm very happy to have Dr. Espiritu as my doctor.
December 14, 2018
I know that my Dr.is very busy,and take everything he tells me to heart,we have a good understanding with one another,everything that I been in this condition for very long time and would give or do anything to be able to walk again,
December 13, 2018
Dr. Espiritu has a great and genuine patient friendly and respectful manner.I would recommend him. He's thorough in making sure you understand what he does for you and gives you options when applicable.
December 11, 2018
He was thorough and pleasant.
December 10, 2018
Very nice doctor
December 05, 2018
Good advice.
December 05, 2018
He is well aware of my condition and explains possible paths to follow for a remedy.
November 30, 2018
Office staff and Dr were great.
November 30, 2018
Cesar was very knowledgeable and is a very nice and easy person to talk to.
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 28, 2018
Dr. Espiritu is truly a doctor that shows compassion and is respectful and cares. He listens and is patient, plus his face. Tells you where his heart is.Hortense
November 27, 2018
My doctor have a lot of information for me and answer questions I had!
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 18, 2018
Dr. Espiritu and his nurse, Elizabeth (Lisa) are a terrific team. Dr. Espiritu is a thoughtful and considerate physician who I highly recommend to all my relatives. He always takes the time to listen to my concerns and to ask questions about my health and family. His nurse Lisa is very friendly and attentive. Thank you both!
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.