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

David Anthony Lewis MD

Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery
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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

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Gender

Male

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Medical School

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver)

Internship

University of California Medical Center (Irvine)

Residency

University of California Medical Center (Irvine)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

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Patient Reviews

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
Thanks!!
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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