Charles Holzner MD | Internal Medicine Physician | Downey, CA | PIH Health
Charles M. Holzner

Charles M. Holzner MD


Internal Medicine
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4.1 / 5 (based on 131 Reviews) View 15 Comments

Charles Holzner MD is an internal medicine doctor with additional training in endocrinology and diabetes. He chose to pursue additional training in endocrinology because the incidence of diabetes and its complications such as end stage renal disease (ESRD), is high amongst the local population. Dr. Holzner has always been interested in science and was a chemistry major in college. He thought that medicine was a great way to use scientific discoveries to benefit people. And he believes that internal medicine is the most challenging branch of medicine since it covers all aspects of patient care. As an internal medicine doctor, he can do so much to help people live longer and better lives. Dr. Holzner thrives on finding solutions for complex and difficult medical problems.

Dr. Holzner was born in Budapest, Hungary and came to the United States during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. His wife is from Uzbekistan, where there are only two dialysis units and 35% of the population who are diabetic have no access to dialysis. To help provide greater access to care, he and his wife recently traveled to Uzbekistan to help set up a dialysis center. As a problem solver, Dr. Holzner previously initiated a plan to convert 80% of diabetics to lower cost insulin without causing any complications, and he was integral in starting an ESRD special needs health plan that enrolled 1,800 patients and decreased hospitalizations by 50% below the national average.

Dr. Holzner is an avid skier and tries to go skiing as often as he can.

Office Information

  • 12214 Lakewood Blvd. #110 Downey, CA 90242

    Main: 562.862.2775
    Fax: 562.904.8095

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Internal Medicine


  • Spanish



University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


University of California Medical Center (Irvine)

Medical Education

New York Medical College - Valhalla

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

August 30, 2021
Thank you. The the appointment was in a timely manner, and they there was an 8 a.m. call of appointment and they were right on the button, and I appreciate that. Everybody did a great job. Bye.
August 30, 2021
I did see this doctor in person, it was a follow up for my hospital stay,it was by telephone
August 27, 2021
Dr. Holzner is a great doctor. He was our doctor in the past and we hunted him down and found him because we really liked his service. Thank you.
August 17, 2021
I appreciate the fact that Dr. Holzner and his staff were pleasant, professional and patient with us. Thank you.
August 13, 2021
I asked doctor clearly 3 different times if my mother was to change her medication, Eliquis, from 2.5 to 5 milligrams, twice a day. 3 times he said 5 milligrams, twice a day. When I went to CVS, 3 days after our appointment, because he had not faxed or sent over the prescription, the prescription was for 2.5, twice a day. Total confusion; not satisfied at all.
July 29, 2021
Great experience, I was listened to and the doctor was understanding.
July 22, 2021
My mother had a transient ischemic attack at home. The MD felt there was no need to do anything further in terms of work up for my mom, despite her history of 3 prior strokes which landed her in a rehab facility for months, learning to speak again and use her right arm. I myself am an MD, an anesthesiologist at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Over the years my mother has been seeing PIH staff, I have called several times asking to speak to her MD and never once received a phone call. I certainly called for this event with her and likewise no phone call. I, as an MD in the area who takes care of the surgical patients for PIH, feel disrespected by the MDs in this group. They've failed for years to be courteous and collegial. Most recently I feel they have failed my mother clinically.
July 20, 2021
I didn't go to their office so can't recommend.
July 13, 2021
The information I received about my tele-health appointment was not clear. My hospital discharge papers did not give me Dr. Holzner's phone number, but only a tele-conference time. I got an email telling me I had an appointment at the Downey-Lakewood office. After several phone calls to various PIH offices, I eventually talked to the Downey office, who told me it was only a tele-conference appointment. What should have been simple was complicated and increased my stress.
July 12, 2021
Check-in with the pad was easy, facility was clean and physical distancing was easy. Love the room layout and sliding doors. Dr Holzner was friendly, professional and informative. Great experience.
July 06, 2021
I have difficulty getting an appointment because your computers are down. Everything else was excellent. Thank you very much. Bye.
June 09, 2021
Telephone call pleasing voice subject related and informative
June 03, 2021
They all did great in their work, very good. They treated me very well and all thanks for everything.
May 26, 2021
Hey called a few minutes before time. First, I talked to some staff member went over some things, he was very courteous then I went on to the doctor the same type of routine and we discussed some of the things that I'm planning on doing and he thought I was on the right track so I thought it was time. Well, spent thank you.
May 24, 2021
Dr Holzner was very informative.
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