David Chen - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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David Kuan Chen

David Kuan Chen, MD

4.7 / 5 (based on 342 Reviews) View 58 Comments

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Dr. Chen had a fascination with medicine early on in his childhood, as both his father and grandfather were family doctors. “I have always known that I would go into medicine since I was in kindergarten. I saw firsthand how my father and grandfather’s work impacted the lives of those in our community on a daily basis” states Dr. Chen. “I enjoy the ability to improve my patients' lives by allowing them to hear, breathe and speak better. I am fortunate to specialize in a field where tangible results can make a difference in the patient’s daily life.” Outside of work, Dr. Chen has a fascination with food and says people are often surprised by how much he can eat. His favorite restaurants are Korean BBQs and Seafood Buffets. With such a great appreciation for food, comes a responsibility to remain active. He loves hiking, cross-country running, combat workouts, kayaking and biking to name a few. Dr. Chen loves the outdoors and appreciates all that mother-nature has to offer.


12462 Putnam St #500
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5456
  • Fax: 562.789.5457

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





Otolaryngology, ENT


  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese



University of Tennessee Medical Center (Memphis)


University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)


Otolaryngology (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

February 27, 2018
All of the staff was very kind.
February 26, 2018
He is very good as a person and as a doctor.
February 16, 2018
All was fine
February 15, 2018
The whole experience, from the assistant to the doctor visit was very positive.
January 31, 2018
Very nice and professional.He listened and understood my feelings. Am glad I was sent to him.
January 18, 2018
January 10, 2018
He is very professional and listens to your medical problems.
January 09, 2018
I appreciate Dr David Chen listening carefully about what I said. After checking out my neck and mouth, he told me something which I never knew.
January 05, 2018
Mine WAS a simple procedure; nevertheless, both doctors I've seen, and staff have made healthcare about as easy as it can be made. Don't wanna return, but when needed I plan to return.
December 29, 2017
December 27, 2017
Dr.Chen makes you feel comfortable. He takes his time and doesn't rush to get us out of the office, so he can see the next patient. He has a great sense of humor and is wonderful with our daughter. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
December 21, 2017
Support staff very positive and helpful too!
November 17, 2017
Dr. David Chen was very thorough with my medical history and very knowledgeable regarding my medical conditions. He cares and is concerned about the patients' health.
November 09, 2017
Although the doctor was able to explain everything to me I did not feel that he was comfortable with his diagnosis. I almost felt like he was guessing and that I would need a second opinion.
November 07, 2017
Dr Chen is a good doctor and tries to solve your problems
October 31, 2017
This is the first time I saw this provider. I really liked him and all his staff. I had a short wait to see the Dr. It felt as though I was chatting with a friend instead of a physician.
September 21, 2017
good doctor
September 14, 2017
He listens to what I have to say and makes me feel all is well! The doctor and his nurse Rosie... I love them both! they are a great team.
September 13, 2017
The provider, Dr. Chen, is terrific-skilled and covered all questions. As previously noted, I would warn family and friends about the poorly trained, antagonistic receptionist.
September 11, 2017
Highly recommended
August 31, 2017
He is easy going and listens to you. Thank you.
August 24, 2017
Highly recommend.
August 21, 2017
Would recommend to family or friends.
August 17, 2017
Dr. Chen listens to what you have to say and has a great sense of humor which puts you right at ease and makes it easier to talk to him.
August 08, 2017
Fast and friendly service.
August 08, 2017
Dr. Chen is an excellent doctor. He answered all my questions clearly and addressed all my concerns. I've a relative who goes to see him on my recommendation.
August 04, 2017
Good provider that takes time to listen and take action.
August 03, 2017
Dr. was very friendly and makes you feel comfortable.
July 24, 2017
Dr Chen was very good and patient
July 20, 2017
Great doctor
July 17, 2017
NO CONCERNS. i HAVE told fam membets if they need ENT see Dr Chen...
July 17, 2017
A caring and professional staff.Very nice facilities.
July 14, 2017
Overall, I had a very good experience during my visit.
July 14, 2017
Very thorough. Explained condition and therapies well. Good listener. Answered all my questions. Friendly and dedicated.
July 13, 2017
Professional and personable.
July 11, 2017
He had the greatest bed side manners, he listened and explained everything at my level. He was just great all around
July 10, 2017
Professional services in a comfortable atmosphere.
July 06, 2017
I liked Dr Chen very much. He seemed very caring and easy to talk too.
July 03, 2017
Fast appointments and friendly employees.
June 30, 2017
I think I explained how I felt about the provider in the last box.I would definitely recommend this provider to anyone who is looking for a provder.
June 29, 2017
Nice facility
June 28, 2017
I have told family and friends how you people care.??
June 27, 2017
Dr Chen was informative about my condition and explained things in patient terms, not medical jargon. He was very upbeat and has a sense of humor which is important for patients like me.
June 27, 2017
Dr Chen was professional and friendly, and I will see him in 3 weeks for a follow up to see if the treatment prescribed works.
June 22, 2017
I avoid doctors at all costs. I have had so many bad experiences that I'd rather suffer than go see one. However, after 6-months of discomfort with my throat, I asked for an ENT referral from the one doctor I trust, and he recommended Dr. Chen. I had to drive an hour from my home to his office, but let me tell you - IT WAS WORTH IT! The staff is friendly, I got in AT my appointment time; and Dr. Chen was present, attentive, kind, funny, and knowledgeable. He listened to my concerns, seemed to be well educated in his field, and was able to determine what my issue was on the first visit. I would highly recommend him. He is a rare-find in the current medical system.
June 15, 2017
Dr. Chen was friendly, personable, professional, courteous, and efficient. I appreciated very much the service he provided and the manner in which he provided it.
June 12, 2017
Dr. Chen was knowledgeable and listened to my concerns. I recommend him without reservations.
June 12, 2017
If you need to see a good local "ear doctor" (specialist), go to Dr. Chen. He seems like a caring professional.
June 08, 2017
Dr. Chen and his staff were great!
June 02, 2017
Great Doctor!
May 24, 2017
Dr. Chen was professional, thorough, and had my medical history at hand, which saved a lot of time. He also was personable and had a good sense of humor, a desirable quality in a physician.
May 11, 2017
He is very friendly and helpful
May 04, 2017
I asked for an earlier apt when I called n told nothing could be done sooner REALLY I asked if someone cancelled to put me on a list was told no list
May 01, 2017
Already answered.
April 28, 2017
Dr. Chen spends time with you to actually listen to your concerns. It's very hard to find a physician who actually does that nowadays. He genuinely cares.
April 10, 2017
Dr. Chen was thorough, very knowledgeable and had a professional, friendly demeanor. I would recommend him to anyone needing expert medical ENT support.
April 04, 2017
Other than the waiting time, I was fine with the service they provide.
March 28, 2017
Dr. Chen is a great doctor. He pays attention to what you tell him, and addresses your concerns. He cares about his patients. I took my mother to him first, and he was so pleasant that when I needed an ENT I wanted to see him.