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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4.3 / 5 (based on 185 Reviews) View 31 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 Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Orthopedic Surgery


  • Spanish



UCLA Medical Center (California)


UCLA Medical Center (California)

Medical Education

University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor)

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

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.
October 04, 2021
Wonderful and professional
October 04, 2021
Keep doing what you're doing as Doc, Staff we're Polite, Attentive and Professional.
September 22, 2021
Was impressed with all staff and Dr Kaplan with the care I was given
September 10, 2021
Dr. Kaplan is awesome. I see him 3 times a year and can't say enough about him. He is wonderful. So are his staff. You go in there and you sit down and even in 5 minutes they call you and you go upstairs and a girl comes out and takes you to the room. It's fantastic. They've got it all together. I couldn't recommend him more. He's really a good doctor and so is his staff. Okay. What number did you want me to press? Any number? I don't know what number to press. But I would recommend them. They're awesome. Very good. Okay. Bye.
September 10, 2021
Great experience, very professional
September 07, 2021
Everyone was very helpful and kind and the staff was very knowledgeable. I felt like they really cared and I refer the facility to family and friends. I'm very happy to have been taken care of at that facility.
September 01, 2021
Fast service!
August 24, 2021
Thank you, Mr.Dr. Kaplan. Excellent doctor, very nice polite, the staff. I don't know. What's the difference between the regular patient? And a work compensation patient, but I feel the difference. Thank you so much, Dr. Kaplan was very good.
August 24, 2021
Dr. Kaplan compared my situation to him, and pretty much said there's no surgery needed. Which I feel that there is. Also, he was very quick in and out. His demeanor was just, it wasn't helpful at all.
August 24, 2021
I was happy with that doctor, but he was unable to do what I needed done because he does, he does not do surgery anymore and he recommended me to another doctor.
August 11, 2021
They were very kind and helpful
August 09, 2021
Over my several visits with Dr. Kaplan's office, I have invariably found the experience to be efficient and warm.
July 30, 2021
First time I saw Dr. Kaplan it was my first visit with him. I thought he was just very rude. He didn't seem interested at much what I had to say and wanted to get me out of there as soon as quick as he could, and that's about all I have to say. Bye.
July 27, 2021
I left the office not really knowing what had been accomplished. Was I responsible for making an appointment with the knee surgeon? Was a referral submitted for the knee surgeon? Was somebody going to call me to make an appointment with the provider if the Gel injection was authorized? The provider appeared to be unprepared for the appointment. He was looking at a 3+ year old set of x-rays. He didn't really explain all of my options. I had to come up with possible solutions myself. Again I left the appointment not knowing or feeling like anything had been accomplished. The after visit documents on the electronic medical records system had no information at all regarding my knee, so I can not even look at the records to see if maybe I or my husband missed some thing during the appointment
July 26, 2021
Dr. listen to me very carefully and explained everything I needed to know About my condition,
July 14, 2021
Hi. I would like to thank Dr, Kaplan and his staff, and the radiologist for the great care that they provided to me on during my visit and I Look forward to seeing them again. Hopefully not too soon but what a great staff. Thank you for your time, Dr. Kaplan.
June 16, 2021
I appreciate the timely accommodations the front desk staff made in order to confirm whether I would be able to see an Orthopedics doctor. I appreciate being able to see a doctor immediately after the prognosis with the neighboring PIH Urgent Care facility upon the concerning X-ray. I believe and think having a second opinion from another Orthopedic doctor on my medical concern would be more assuring.
May 17, 2021
I think this doctor is absolutely wonderful. Perfect. You should hire ten more people like him or double his Salary. Thank you. Bye.
March 31, 2021
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Really appreciate him and his time spent about care of my hand
March 29, 2021
Very helpfull
March 03, 2021
Dr Kaplan was very helpful in explaining what I need to do to prepare for my surgery.
March 02, 2021
Prompt service, clean facility, kind efficient staff, great doctor.
February 10, 2021
Hi. I see Dr. Kaplan and I do believe that he cared. He asked me about my work schedule to make sure that I am taking breaks and taking time off. So I do appreciate that. It seems like the consultation is personalized to me. So I do appreciate that. Thank you.
February 09, 2021
You have very good service and the doctor is very attentive and all the service is excellent.
February 08, 2021
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January 05, 2021
Yes, Dr. Kaplan took the time to show a replica of the area that was affected and he explained it thoroughly to me. I was very satisfied with his explanation as to us leaving it alone for now, and I would definitely come back with him again, very satisfied. Thank you.
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