David Lewis MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
David Anthony Lewis

David Anthony Lewis MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 416 Reviews) View 91 Comments

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Dr. Lewis chose his specialty because he has always been fascinated with science and “really like helping people do the things in life they like to do.”  He feels rewarded seeing patients get better and return to their sports and activities.  It may surprise his patients to learn that Dr. Lewis has performed volunteer orthopedic surgery in St. Lucia and most recently in Bhutan.  In his personal time, Dr. Lewis enjoys trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, camping and coaching little league baseball. 

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Orthopedic Surgery


Medical School

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver)


University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


University of California Medical Center (Irvine)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Patient Reviews

September 13, 2022
I've seen Dr. Lewis on a number of occasions, for different medical problems. He always clearly explains my options for treatment, so that I can better choose, which way I want to go. I completely trust him, when it comes to my well being.
September 09, 2022
No nonsense analysis and treatment
September 06, 2022
David Lewis is a wonderful doctor, he explained everything that he was going to do to me. And I'm very satisfied with the job that he did. Now, (INAUDIBLE) getting my prostate,prostate going and it's been going greatly. David Lewis is a, really good doctor. That's all I could say. I would recommend this doctor to anybody. Thank you.
September 01, 2022
Problem caused by surgery not being resolved
September 01, 2022
Yes. I love Dr. Lewis. He's an excellent doctor.
September 01, 2022
Getting an appointment with the provider when needed is difficult because of the staff.
August 31, 2022
Parking was lousy. Thank you.
August 31, 2022
Dr very professional, very caring. Best ortho Dr I've ever been to. Very caring
August 19, 2022
The address should be on the reports. Because phone calls are very long on hold
August 16, 2022
I waited in the console inside the office you know for 35 minutes. And I think they have yet to improve on that I was called in on time at 2, but the doctor didn't come in till 35 minutes later.
August 16, 2022
clean room
August 11, 2022
Very good. Thank you.
August 04, 2022
I liked the speed with which they attended me
August 03, 2022
Office staff is always friendly. I trust Dr. Lewis and am confident with his care.
July 27, 2022
Only small issue I encountered was the staff in the front desk seemed tired? Not too alert and seemed moving in slow motion. No smiles or seemed to love their job. They don't make patients feel welcomed or that they care.
July 22, 2022
Listen to patients, and be more respectful. Not saying that your old, nobody doesn't want to hear that.
July 22, 2022
Thank you Dr. Lewis
July 22, 2022
Good experience
July 21, 2022
Dr. Lewis is great! Very thorough. Did X-rays again to see how my hip is progressing. Really like him! AND he hit the spot with my cortisone injection!!!
July 20, 2022
I feel like Dr. Lewis Wille be able to help me.
July 01, 2022
Keep up the good work thanks
June 17, 2022
It's been awhile since I've been to a doctor that takes care of business like Dr. Lewis.
June 16, 2022
I waited an hour before being seen by the dr. I had my kids with ne. It was horrible time management
June 15, 2022
Dr. Lewis is very professional and very thorough and understanding
June 14, 2022
Dr. Lewis was very relaxed. He stated my options and was very helpful!
June 08, 2022
I have been a patient of Dr David Lewis for yrs. He also treated my late husband and grand daughters. I trust him. He is a super great surgeon. Always makes me better. I love my Dr Lewis.
June 02, 2022
Very friendly staff and Dr. Lewis is awesome.
June 01, 2022
I live in the high desert and will not go anywhere else for my medical needs. Everyone is very good to me no matter I'm there for.
May 27, 2022
Thank you
May 19, 2022
All good
May 17, 2022
The doctor and nurse work very well with me and working with me also. They spend some time with me to let me explain myself. Dr. Lewis is a great doctor as far that I know of and also the nurses. Great nurses.
May 12, 2022
Hello. Yes, I would like to say Dr. Lewis was actually a doctor that was not a compassionate. He made some comments that were quite insulting and and I have to say that with my experience I've been actually patient. I have my general doctor there and she is actually a very, very good. But this has with the specific doctor, this Orthopedic. It was a very bad experience and I have provided more details to be general manager at the office. So, so that has been unfortunate. This is not in any case to get Dr. Lewis in trouble, but he should definitely improve on his mannerisms and and try to be a little more humble, less condescending. And it's it's it's no surprise that he has actually bad reviews. I try to give him actually a chance thinking that maybe it was just people, you know, having their bad reviews.
May 05, 2022
dr brought his intern and asked my permission to allow her to administer my cortisone injection.
May 03, 2022
The Dr listened to what I had to say
April 28, 2022
The doctor is very good. I recommend him and the staff.
April 28, 2022
It was ashame that the Pih systems were not working. As much as Dr Lewis tried getting the car scan to pop up on the monitor it would not work, there for it was a failed visit due to the system. Dr Lewis was great at listening to my mom and her needs.
April 28, 2022
The office was tops very good customer service and the people were all very friendly.. ty
April 27, 2022
Dr. Lewis is a very professional doctor. I've been with him for a while now. And a few years. And he's very efficient. Very courteous. Very professional. And he's, I don't know. Outright honest. I like talking with him about my condition, about my meds, and where I'm going as far as my future with my injuries. But outside of that, he's a very nice man. Very nice, man. I would recommend him to anyone in my family if they had any issues regarding his profession. He's a good doctor. Good doctor.
April 08, 2022
I was treated very well, very good doctor. Listens to me and all enough time with me. I am very grateful to the doctor, thank you.
March 25, 2022
I very much appreciated Dr. Lewis' expertise. I had been told I had one condition and he quickly recognized it was something else. He even picked up on symptoms that I had dismissed. I highly recommend Dr. Lewis.
March 18, 2022
There's almost always problems at the gate. The entrance gate was not working this time causing people to have to go around to the Washington entrance at the hospital causing delays. The parking machine to pay and the entrance and exit gates are NOT user friendly. Eight out of 10 times the exit or entrance gates have a problem.
March 15, 2022
They're real good people. They're courteous. Real good job. Thank you.
March 11, 2022
Yes, I was quite impressed with Dr. Lewis. I felt that he was highly efficient. He's, I felt comfortable and felt that he was talented, and that he was, confidence in his work and ability to help my sister. Thank you.
March 11, 2022
Dr Lewis was great. Very friendly and compassionate. His MA was also very warm and efficient. And, the X-ray tech was also very friendly and caring. Great experience! Thanks!
March 09, 2022
The staff that assisted me as well as Dr. Lewis, who treated me were outstanding, courteous, and professional.
March 09, 2022
PIH is the best. Always a great experience each time I need medical attention. One other comment: I worked with (name removed) in scheduling for my surgery. She was very helpful and courteous in the process. Kudos to all at PIH
March 08, 2022
Dr Lewis made me feel comfortable with his diagnosis and assured me of the end results. I totally trusted him!
March 04, 2022
Experience was a total 10!!!! Thank you?
March 04, 2022
They care, they are professional, they are excellent
March 02, 2022
Doctor Lewis is the best ortho surgeon doctor at Pih. He's been the best doctor for me. :)
February 24, 2022
Parking system is horrible, parking ticket machines Was broke, I was not able to leave right away after my appointment.
February 17, 2022
My appointment was for 2:45, I completed the intake information to 53. I was taking to the room and about 3:10 in the doctor showed up at 3:25. So that's almost 45 minutes after my appointment. If I never done to that the answer, the same questions. And every office, I go to as though, you guys can share information. It's like how difficult that be.
February 16, 2022
Took care of my problem!
February 10, 2022
Very good experience. All my issues and questions were answered. Everyone at the location was very professional and friendly. The doctor solved my problem.
February 09, 2022
I like very much Dr. David Lewis. This is the second time that I have Services. He gave me services medical services. I came the second time because the first one was good. So I have it as a references for my Orthopedic needs. So I thank you for the interview. I have nothing else to say. If I need him. I definitely go to him for my services. Thank you for your time and consideration.
February 09, 2022
Yes, my name is (PHI removed). I was treated well by the front office. The doctor was very thorough, answered my questions. The x-ray technician was very courteous and the appointment didn't take that much time and yet, I did not at any time feel neglected. It was super service.
February 08, 2022
Office visits with straight staff is excellent, as well as the doctor. The only problem I have is when we're leaving parking lot. That's it.
February 03, 2022
Very fast intake process. Was in lobby 5 minutes when called to go in back room. Waited for Dr Lewis less then 5 minutes. Although treatment very painful Dr was very. Gentle and caring. I trust Dr Lewis immensely
January 27, 2022
Well, to begin with, you're asking me questions that I have to return and find out you know, what is actually going on. And I'm not, I didn't make an appointment because I can't until they find out after I go to rehab and everything. How this is going to turn out. So ask couple questions. I can answer right. So I think maybe you should think about that. I can't rate him on something. I don't know what's going to happen.
January 27, 2022
Check in was great and friendly, the nurse for Dr. Lewis was in such a hurry and cutting me off before I could answer, when I read my portal and read what the doctor wrote I was in shock, I asked him what trigger finger is caused by and he said Diabetes OK! and he said or Bad Luck. He injected me with a shot which helped with the pain, I told him I will take Tylenol when in so much pain. He also told me not to see him nor do I have to come back unless it starts to act up. He also mentioned he wanted to send me for therapy for my hand. Also, I had no idea I am Obese. He never told me that. But I read it on my portal, I pray that my good doctor [name removed] set me up with another orthopedic and not just call in and see who is available. I will do my homework and see a good doctor.
January 13, 2022
Wonderful, professional courteous, very respectful, very compassionate and cares about his patient has a hundred and over, 1000000 times over he is in such a very good doctor and and knows exactly what you need and what, how can we help you it's all about being in service and I am so grateful for him thank you, PIH, thank you, Dr. Lewis for being an amazing and carry very patient.
January 13, 2022
Best office visit ever??
January 07, 2022
Dr Lewis was entirely dismissive of my pain. When I asked about aspects of my health that I thought might be contributing to my experience he answered me in a rude flippant way. He kept saying things like "that's just how God made you." That is not a helpful phrase for someone in pain to hear. That does nothing to alleviate my stress. Dr Lewis offered no other medication options to me after I told him the pain medication my previous doctor prescribed was not working. He just told me to stop taking it. He suggested that I was in pain because of some disconnect between my brain and my body. In the end he said that it was "the end of the road for Western Medicine" and that I should consider "Eastern Medicine". This whole West vs East thing seems very antiquated. I accepted his offer of a referral for acupuncture as I felt this was all I was going to get out of the visit. After my visit I received a notification on my phone that a doctor had added new items to my record. I opened my app to read and to my surprise Dr Lewis had felt the need to add "Obesity" to my conditions. Not ONCE in our entire visit did we discuss my weight, my BMI or anything else pertaining to my physical body outside of Dr Lewis making me walk around the room and squeezing my hands. The office did not weigh me or take my vitals. Dr Lewis did not mention my weight to me as a cause or symptom of my condition. I do not understand why Dr Lewis felt it necessary to add this "condition". My weight and BMI are clearly listed on my record for any doctor to see. None of the other specialists I have seen in recent months felt it necessary to bring it up to me either. The whole experience was very triggering for me. As someone who has struggled with body image and weight for most of their life, it left me with an entirely sour taste in my mouth. Dr Lewis made me feel like I was making up my pain and that I was wasting his time. He made me feel stupid for even asking for the appointment in the first place. I would never want to see this doctor ever again. He made me feel small.
January 07, 2022
The front office staff was very friendly. The physician left a great deal to be desired as he had no bedside manner, rather brutish in the handling of my foot and was dismissive of my concerns and questions. While I recognize that I was added to his schedule and that he wasn't my surgeon I still feel that the care offered should have been above reproach.
December 23, 2021
It was great info
December 22, 2021
He and his staff were most definitely professional.
December 21, 2021
My Appointment was for 3:45 PM and I was called into the back at about 4:15PM. The wait was another 20 minutes before I saw Dr. Lewis. I was booked with Dr. Lewis because [name removed] is on vacation. I needed to get my third [PHI removed] injection in my left knee. Apparently his office staff had no idea why I was there and did not prepare the tray with the medication for Dr. Lewis ahead of time surprising Dr. Lewis. I will say that after a conversation with Dr. Lewis regarding a couple of additional questions I had about my [PHI removed] in August by [name removed] advised that I should return for a few more PT sessions and kindly wrote the order for me to do so.
December 21, 2021
good service...
December 16, 2021
Honestly, everything was fine except the hour wait to be seen. Dr. Lewis just has too many patients scheduled. He is a good doctor and listens. My appointment was at 3:45. I was seen by the doctor at 4:45. That is a bit too long.
December 10, 2021
I walked into my appt a bit emotional because I'm scared of my future due to my condition. The doctor was nice, but he was less than understanding, I couldn't ask questions because I felt he didn't let me talk, I know his job is to be a doctor not a therapist, but I wish I would gave gotten a little more compassion at a time when I really needed it.
December 10, 2021
Loved his personality. Made me comfortable.
December 02, 2021
This medical professional could not give me better care because the doctor (Neurologist) that I visit before this appointment did not activate the results of my studies in the medical record. Actually, Dr. Lewis tried to do your consultation without having any medical history. My final comment was a visit without results. I am waiting for a new appointment, they will call me when they finally coordinate the medical communication that my health care requires and the quality of service of the medical group to which I correspond.
December 01, 2021
I been with Dr David Lewis for yrs trust him with all my health treatments very good sergeant.
November 26, 2021
great doctor and staff
November 26, 2021
November 18, 2021
The first question, I answered with a 1. It should have been answered with a 4. Dr. Lewis was absolutely wonderful and we appreciated his time and his feedback and he gets high marks for all the questions.
November 18, 2021
For me all the service was excellent and I am willing to recommend to all my friends and my family.
November 17, 2021
All my experiences with PIH have been GREAT!!
November 16, 2021
I've only been there once and it was a good experience. Can't really recommend him yet as I've had only a single visit.
November 16, 2021
When I went to Urgent Care I received more care & understanding in regards to the details of my situation. In my opinion, my X-ray was better evaluated at Urgent Care than with Dr. Lewis.
November 12, 2021
Had been treated previously by Dr. Lewis a few years ago so when my PT office suggested I see an Ortho physician rather than see someone new I booked an appt c/Dr. Lewis. I was in an auto accident earlier in the Summer and a few days after the accident developed shoulder and back pain thus the PT. At almost 78 yrs of age I'm aware that I have some arthritis but the recurring chronic back, shoulder pain and headaches had me concerned as I've always been a fairly healthy woman who takes no medications for any ailments whatsoever. It seemed as I was trying to explain what had happened that Dr. Lewis became irritated and actually was dismissive when I attempted to share needing help to dress myself and that my commute was also taking a toll (2hrs each way). I am not a maligner nor looking to come up on being hit on the driver's side by a man who ran a red light. Also when asking Dr. Lewis if he might have a colleague he could recommend an Endocrinologist as MRI had shown something going on with my Spleen & Thyroid.. he promptly cut me off and stated "that had nothing to do with the car accident". Which of course I knew and I was merely searching for recommendations. Perhaps he was having a bad day - all I know is I can't recall leaving a Drs appt and getting in my car crying. Will find a kinder Dr. for any future Ortho needs.
November 12, 2021
Yeah, the fact that you charge for parking really is unbelievable. You really don't need to do that. It's insulting and yeah, it's more of an inconvenience for people than any money you could possibly make over it.
November 11, 2021
I think Dr Lewis realized I was anxious and he was so calm and made me feel at ease. He thoroughly explained my choices of care and did not make me feel pressured when trying to make a decision.
November 09, 2021
I didn't like the MRI rejected to me when I was late by 1 minute. They told me to reschedule...they wouldn't take me even after I've wanted to wait until that it was opening...opening.
November 02, 2021
Great Doctor and staff.
October 28, 2021
Dr Lewis was very informative and detailed in explaining all my options. Excellent ..
October 19, 2021
Dr Lewis was great. Very personable. Answered all my questions and was very reassuring. Hope I never break a bone again, but if I do. I'm gonna request Dr lewis!
October 15, 2021
[name removed] was great she was so pleasant and friendly and she kept me updated she was amazing.
October 12, 2021
I was impressed with the attention and the courteousness of the staff members.
October 07, 2021
Wonderful and professional and kindness
October 05, 2021
Dr Lewis has performed shoulder surgery on me and a knee replacement for my wife. We have the upmost respect for his recommendations
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