Daniel Kaplan MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | La Habra, CA | Santa Fe Springs, CA | PIH Health
Daniel E. Kaplan

Daniel E. Kaplan MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 123 Reviews) View 33 Comments

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Dr. Kaplan became a practicing physician specializing in orthopedics for a simple reason: to help his patients stay healthy and active. He observes that “orthopedics can dramatically help patients improve their lives” and adds that helping people reach their goals gives him the greatest satisfaction.

Dr. Kaplan taught orthopedics in Tanzania as a member of Health Volunteers Overseas, an international organization that increases healthcare access through clinical training and education in developing countries. In his spare time, he can be found mountain biking or skiing.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Orthopedic Surgery

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor)


UCLA Medical Center (California)


UCLA Medical Center (California)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Patient Reviews

August 24, 2022
This office is always willing to help you. The dr is amazing he cares so much.
August 09, 2022
While PIH has a terrible reputation in the health community, some one sided attorney driven documentation and at time questionable management Dr.Kaplan is always honest, straightforward, goes the extra mile in answering my questions and dealing with my concerns. I trust Dr. Kaplan's is seeking what is best for my health and quality of life. His staff knowing I'm a former world class athlete treats me with honor and service and have a good lighthearted sense of humor while maintaining professionalism. A rare thing at PIH! As Asian News Editorial Director for newstodayworld on Google news with a 1.2 billion audience pop er week I would never recommend PIH but I would highly recommend (name removed) and Dr. Kaplan and write very positively about them.
June 29, 2022
Very professional.
June 27, 2022
Doctor Kaplan has has a very caring and personal bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to any friends and family.
June 14, 2022
Check in was confusing. Even though I did pre check-in, there were no instructions on what to do when I got there.
June 13, 2022
Hi. Yes, I would say mostly was a positive experience. Dr. Kaplan is ... he's very thorough. He seems a little bit like he was in a hurry, which is fine. I realized everybody was busy, but he was very attentive and he listens well, and I really appreciated that. My only real problem was getting through to you guys was extremely difficult. There's times I called and left the phone ring and ring and ring and ring, and nobody ever answered. A couple times, I finally got through and they got cut off. I left messages. I didn't get calls back. So, getting like in the door, the initial through was extremely difficult. Once I was in the door, then there was a young lady who I think her name was (name removed) and she was outstanding and really, really helpful, informative and you know, it's like once the
June 03, 2022
I was just wondering if maybe the doctor. Can you call me or somebody regarding my finger? He put a little thing on it, but with the intent of you said not to be using that first part of the muscles, but it still does. And I could still in a lot of pain. Like, I think it's in more pain than it was before. So if you could, please give me a call back (PHI removed). This is Nigel. I'm not sure. Why you bye.
April 25, 2022
I don't care for Dr. Kaplan. I think he's unprofessional. He very... he's ... he harassers you with the his questions questions that are irrelevant to why I'm there, and I'm just I'm I'm not really happy with him at all. Thank you. Thanks.
April 06, 2022
The doctor was very knowledgeable and professional
April 05, 2022
The young lady in the first floor was extremely nice awesome customer service she made feel welcome even though I wasn't feeling good. Please recognize her. Awesome personality!!!
April 04, 2022
Dr. Kaplan is an excellent doctor and he truly cares for his patients!
April 04, 2022
All the staff behaved very courteously and all the doctor was very attentive with light with the opinions that we have to ask him and if he did not, I would recommend him to other people, thank you.
March 23, 2022
Yeah, the whole experience from making the appointment to leaving was outstanding. People were very friendly, directed me, you know, to where the office was, took x-rays all in a very, very timely manner. And the doctor took plenty of time to talk to me and explain everything and all my options and so forth. And then a person met me as I came out of the room to direct me outside, and then asked me if they could help me with anything and it was... it was great. I'll... I'll be using them follow up for... I'm 65, so I assume I'm going to be back needing an orthopedic specialist at some point again, so it'll definitely be with this doctor. Thank you very much.
March 22, 2022
Dr. Kaplan, I'm consider myself a very fortuned person, to fin you to take care of my health. Thank you very much. cheers
March 08, 2022
Good job!
February 23, 2022
Thank you
February 11, 2022
The doctor is a very good doctor and all the staff nurses secretaries and all have an excellent way of attending patients. Thanks.
January 28, 2022
Every time I go they're very polite and fast responding, and get me in and out of the doctors. Doctor is great. I appreciate his work.
January 28, 2022
The office staff we're kind considerate and attentive and very helpful and informative, the doctor seem to not in the tires with the local pain what has happened to me and did not sign some paperwork that I need it because he felt I needed to walk even though I'm there. I'm in a lot of pain so I didn't get it renewed, my disability, placard, he was disconnected and didn't care it just wanted to know why I didn't go back all though. I informed him and he found out that I'm in severe pain just very very lackadaisical disconnected attitude.
January 26, 2022
Everyone was very courteous.
January 12, 2022
Doctor was very kind and personable. Staff was the same. Appreciated the location of this new office and I was in and out quickly. loved that they could do x-rays on site! Highly recommend
January 12, 2022
First time seeing Ortho and it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. Great group of people.
December 22, 2021
They treated me fairly very good. My doctor was excellent, and I'm very satisfied with everything. I'll definitely recommend him Thank you. Bye.
December 21, 2021
I was very happy with the way I was treated. Dr. Kaplan was very professional and personable.
December 03, 2021
I'm very impressed with the PR and the feeling of being welcomed and being taken care of is wonderful. They do a great job. I recommend them to everybody. Thank you.
December 01, 2021
Dr. Kaplan was fantastic. He reassured all of my tears. I would highly recommend him to anyone coming. He took the time to ask me questions. He was superb, I thought. The end.
November 30, 2021
If your appointment is at 8:15 then it should not take almost 1/2 hour to be seen
November 29, 2021
Doctor Daniel Kaplan told my husband that my 2 year old daughter had a bruise, but in fact she had a fractured bone on her knee. On weekend we took her to PIH urgent care where they put a temporary cast on her leg, he decided to add additional cast to it... vs making a new/regular cast. They have left a sharp edge which damaged her skin, very big irritation. My daughter cried non stop since the appointment, could not sleep. Today we took her to UCLA pediatrician who said that this is not how you should treat kids, she even called Dr Kaplan to ask why he did what he did.... This is terribly unprofessional and I need to hear an explanation why something like that happened to my daughter. I'm considering seeking legal advice on this matter. If we followed Dr Kaplan's directions, her knee would not heal properly and she would have been in constant pain. He said she needed to wear whatever he put on her for 2 weeks, but today we were told that it would take up to 6 weeks to heal. They had to cut a whole in the cast for us to treat the irritation caused by the cast which your doctors/nurses put on her!!!! This is so unprofessional and careless. Dr kaplan confirmed to our doctor that he was not trained in how to treat kids fractures and according to our doctor the way they treated my daughter is not the way you supposed to treat kids, but only adults. I am very upset about this situation. It was very stressful and painful couple of days for us. I need an explanation why something like that could happen!
November 17, 2021
Explain what I can do for my knee.
November 03, 2021
Everything all perfectly fine. Thank you all very kind, all very well attended, all very well.
November 03, 2021
Dr Kaplan was kind and reassuring and explained my problem competently. I would go back to him if I ever had any more knee or leg problems.
November 01, 2021
Go to him because longtime family physician, utmost respect for him and his people, and his kindness and respect for his patients
October 15, 2021
He's an amazing doctor. Spent a lot of time with me, explained everything in detail. And we even went above and beyond to try to schedule a neurology appointment with me, but all the doctors were out. I very much appreciated him.
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