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

David Anthony Lewis MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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4.4 / 5 (based on 479 Reviews) View 92 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 Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Orthopedic Surgery



University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


University of California Medical Center (Irvine)

Medical Education

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver)

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert)


Patient Reviews

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
September 24, 2021
I felt that Dr. Lewis did a great job. He heard my concerns and my pain and he did give me my very first cortisone shot, which actually helps so much that for the first time in months. I woke up without pain. So I think he did a great job and I would definitely come back again.
September 17, 2021
Dr Lewis is the best!
September 17, 2021
I was so pleased to have Dr. Lewis on my case, a complicated mess after injuries in a traffic accident. He is thorough and caring.
September 03, 2021
I trust Dr. Lewis and feel comfortable with his care. He is experienced and knows what he is doing.
September 02, 2021
August 31, 2021
The nurse that burst into my room was very rude and was more interested in telling me to leave than allowing me to complete the document for surgery. I have reported this to the doctor Lewis and the office supervisor. This is not the normal treatment that I have had at PIH previously.
August 26, 2021
Great office stuff!
August 20, 2021
Facility clean, well organized, front office personnell very professional and kind. Wait time short. Dr. Lewis was Awesome, I Have Confidence IN My FATHER to guide and direct All aspects of my care from beginning to recovery. I feel comfortable at PIH in Whittier. Blessings on your day.
August 20, 2021
Appointment went smoothly and he listened to my concerns and explained things very well.
August 19, 2021
Dr.Lewis needs to be more effective in his questions for a patient and be more to inform patient his mind is only set on surgery ....he has a stigma only for himself. Dr.did not tell me why I have swelling in my knee didn't really elaborate on my ex rays . I know he's a number one surgeon but he needs to get that chip of his shoulder so to speak.
August 18, 2021
Doctor Lewis is a great doctor, thanks to him I can walk now and I am pain free. Thanks doctor Lewis
August 18, 2021
Wonderful experience as always
August 11, 2021
A doctor who communicates the plan before and during treatment is great. Quick and efficient. Didn't have to return for more cisits
August 06, 2021
Very nice Doctor
August 04, 2021
Dr. Lewis and staff are the most professional. His bedside manner is no-nonsense
August 03, 2021
Very professional dr and staff. All experiences with PIH have been good
July 28, 2021
Respect for his skills andhis manner;straight forward and honest. The front office staff as always courteous and expedient. I am a long time patient (20years) and will continue to be in the future.
July 22, 2021
I've had several visits with Dr. Lewis. Each time he made it very clear what my options were. And each procedure has healed the problem. I trust Dr Lewis with my care wholeheartedly and when I have a Dr visit I'm at ease that I will receive the most knowledgeable care.
July 14, 2021
I called to see a hand specialist and I somewhat got the runaround and even after telling them I was suffering from excruciatingly pain. I did, I could not get an appointment for almost a month, which is very discouraging and sad and seems like,no care for the patient's pain.
July 14, 2021
This Dr answered all my questions and talked to me about my treatment.
July 14, 2021
July 13, 2021
He alway very friendly and kind and nice
June 25, 2021
Excellent translation.
June 23, 2021
Dr. Lewis is very professional. He's a very nice man. I enjoyed seeing the doctor whenever I'm due for a visit and he explains everything and he's very concerned about my health. He gives me advise and we go over everything and that's how I feel everything, and that would highly recommend this doctor and the facility to my family and friends. Everything is really really good.
June 22, 2021
Dr.Lewis and staff were very kind and caring.
June 22, 2021
I trust Dr. Lewis. I believe that he's done everything to benefit my healing. He is kind and has a bedside manner. I would recommend him to others. Thank you Dr. Lewis.
June 22, 2021
Doctor Lewis is an excellent doctor and surgeon. Very pleasant We're very happy with his services. The staff in the clinic is friendly and professional. :)
June 15, 2021
Dr.Lewis is the best, very kind and caring!
June 10, 2021
Very tentative of my concerns
June 08, 2021
Nice place,clean,organized, friendly, environment had goods vibes.
June 08, 2021
I'm happy that Dr. Lewis did not say the ONLY solution was surgery.
June 08, 2021
I am confident in Dr. Lewis' care. He is an exceptional Doctor; knowledgeable, experienced and has an exceptional bedside manner.
June 03, 2021
Very respectful and staff was nice.
June 01, 2021
DR Lewis had lots of patience with me. He does understand the need of carefully listening to his patients
June 01, 2021
Dr. Lewis is a fine fine doctor and I just look forward to seeing him, and hearing what he has to say, and he always is he's lost most kind, and most effective. I can't say enough how good he is. Thank you very much.
June 01, 2021
Dr. Lewis was very attentive and informative. He explained all options to me and which he thought would be best, based on my lifestyle! I would definitely refer him to others
May 27, 2021
He had time, he have the patience to explain and also to help me explain. Translate. He is the best surgeon.
May 26, 2021
The wait time is unreasonably long. My appointment is 9:30 am, I was called by a nurse at 9:52am, I didn't see the doctor until 10:20am.
May 19, 2021
Dr. Lewis was very polite. He listened to me. This is the third time I've seen him. He did surgery on me, and it's always been a pleasure to be in the office with him. His nurses, exceptionally friendly, as well, she listened. So, yes, I will continue to see, Dr. Lewis, thank you.
May 18, 2021
I have two very simple problems, and I thought Dr. Lewis' response was way over the top. I will not be seeing him again.
May 18, 2021
I found the staff and doctor worked in a professional way. Thank you for you services.
May 13, 2021
The service of the staff as well as the provider was great except that we have waited a little longer on the medicine prescribed to claim from the pharmacy on the first floor of the facility.
May 13, 2021
The x_ray technician needs a bit of help in how to communicate with patients.he called me from the x_ray room to outside in rhetoric waiting area. I didnt even know he was speaking to me. Could have been a bit more pleasant. Im not used to having someone call me from another room with his back to me.
May 12, 2021
Great experience
May 11, 2021
X-Ray Tech was awesome! Staffing personnel was very helpful and kind. Thank you
April 29, 2021
Very professional and friendly
April 15, 2021
From start to finish, the PIH staff handled this encounter efficiently. If you could bring the same efficiency into your gastrointestinal treatment group, PIH would become the best of the best healthcare provider on the West coast! Well done.
April 13, 2021
Great Doc
April 09, 2021
I'm very happy with my visit. Doctor gave me choices for treatment and explained them to me. Now I'm waiting to get set up for surgery.
April 07, 2021
Dr Lewis has been my doctor since 2016when he gave me a new knee and a better life style. I trust his advice regarding my current joint problem as well.
March 23, 2021
I was able to find out what care is needed for my trigger finger problem.
March 19, 2021
I was given proper treatment after being told that I was supposed to have carpal tunnel surgery, and I'm given an injection. So I feel like you're mandating me instead of actually giving me proper treatment. I don't know if it's because I don't have a PPO or medical maybe because I pay for an HMO. I don't know, but it would be nice if I we're actually taking seriously as a real patient. Thank you.
March 19, 2021
I was seen and taken care in a very respectful and timely manner Thank You
March 18, 2021
The doctor was very patient, very knowledgeable, and took his time explaining everything.
March 16, 2021
I was late due to a clock issue and Daylight Savings Time. I was so relieved that they were able to fit me in and my issues were able to be resolved. Thanks to Dr Lewis and his great staff!
March 12, 2021
He is very practical and honest and I trust his medical advice. I don't let just anyone stick a needle in my joints!??
March 12, 2021
It was excellent !
March 10, 2021
Highly professional and caring
March 09, 2021
I was there too long. I was there 3 1/2 hours waiting until I got seen.
March 05, 2021
Dr. Lewis got an x-ray of the right away and he showed the x-rays to me on his computer screen and not only that he's let me take a picture of it so that I have it for future reference.
March 05, 2021
Hi, Dr. Lewis is excellent. He's going to be doing three additional surgeries on me. I wouldn't have anybody but him. He taking care of me. I feel very blessed and safe at his charge, and I work with a lot of doctors, but he is beyond. Thank you. Bye.
March 03, 2021
Pleasant consultation, I liked it !!
March 02, 2021
Thank you very much for your attention and professionalism. Thank you for your patience.
February 26, 2021
He didn't wash his hands when he arrived in the patient room, not before or after he touched my hands. His mask was slipping off his nose throughout the consultation, and he picked it up twice by pinching it with his fingers and putting it back on. He didn't wash his hands after that, either. He gave me the impression that I was making a big deal out of nothing. If it was nothing, I would not have been at the doctor's office.
February 24, 2021
Dr Lewis. And staff very courteous and professional, great experience
February 23, 2021
Yes, the only concern I had is they didn't take my blood pressure or weigh me and that was my only concern.
February 12, 2021
The doctor needs to pay more attention to the patient because you talk to them and seems like they just try to listen, but they don't do much. They need to pay more attention to the patient.
February 10, 2021
Dr. Lewis was very considerate. I'm very scared of needles, and he made me feel very comfortable with the way he gave me my shot, and talked me through it.
February 03, 2021
Dr. Lewis is very personable and makes you feel at ease. Thank you to everyone..you are all great.
January 29, 2021
Dr Lewis was very patient with all my questions. It was the waiting in the waiting room that was frustrating
January 28, 2021
He's just playing doctor as far as I know. He's need to me right now and everything is going perfect. Thank you.
January 27, 2021
Excellent. Surgeon!!
January 26, 2021
The doctor listened and took care of me while I was in his care, but gave me some advice that in affected the healing of my hand. That's the biggest complaint I had.
January 07, 2021
Dr. David Lewis is a wonderful and amazing individual who really cares for all his patience. I have had the pleasure of being under Dr. Lewis' care for almost three years...I don't know how I lasted so long without him. HE IS THE BEST!
January 06, 2021
Hi, I was happy with the see Dr. Lewis. I'm still having some pain. So I probably will need to set up another appointment to be checked over just to make sure. It took a long time to I should leave and get the splint that was actually ordered. I had to follow up several times. I know that's outside the per view of the doctor because I should be that was handled through an independent contractor. But eventually I was able to I should be going and do that personally and and pick up splint. Okay. Thank you.
January 05, 2021
Thank you for everything. We are very happy and thank you for your advice. Thanks again. Bye.
December 31, 2020
Knowledgeable, sensitive and professional.
December 29, 2020
The office is friendly and professional. They answer all my questions.
December 23, 2020
entire experience was pleasant, especially the e-ray tech who was extremely efficient and pleasant.
December 17, 2020
Doctor David Lewis, is an excellent doctor, I have already recommended him to others and will continue to do so.
December 15, 2020
Dr Lewis was direct but caring and with a sense of humor.
December 15, 2020
Provider service was outstanding
December 15, 2020
PIH and their staff are the best.
November 13, 2020
I would recommend him highly
November 12, 2020
I liked that he explained my issues in a way I understood.
November 12, 2020
I couldn't ask for better care.
November 10, 2020
Dr Lewis listened, provided good advise.
October 30, 2020
Direct and to the point
October 28, 2020
I made an appointment for 11:15, I checked in and sat down, soon as I sat, young lady came out greeted me and walked me into see doctor, nurse came in and asked some question and she left, shortly after doctor comes in and explains to me options. What a great experience, no wait time, thank you!
October 22, 2020
I would tell them If they needed to be seen I would definitely send them to Dr Lewis
October 20, 2020
Don't hesitate to use this office. They truly care about their patients.
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