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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

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 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
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 28, 2019
Dr Espiritu is a great doctor, he spend time and listen about your health concern & I didn't feel like I was being rush.
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
A good practice with good doctors.
June 19, 2019
June 13, 2019
He has a great personality and listens to your concerns.
June 10, 2019
Personally I am convinced that the family practice Lambert is absolutely dedicated to provide the utmost health service to its clients.
June 07, 2019
It was really great !!!!!!!!!
June 05, 2019
May 30, 2019
He's a great doctor.
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