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Erin C. Capitena

Erin C. Capitena, MD

4.7 / 5 (based on 51 Reviews) View 10 Comments

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Erin Capitena MD is a board-certified family medicine and palliative medicine practitioner. Dr. Capitena chose her specialty because she loves seeing patients of all ages.  She appreciates the opportunity to develop ongoing relationships with her patients and their family. 

"I see family medicine as the perfect specialty to advocate for patients and community health," says Dr. Capitena. Her fellowship training includes complex-symptom management as well as communication and decision making in advanced illnesses and at the end of life. She is part of the faculty at the PIH Health Whittier Family Medicine Residency Program.

In 2014, Dr. Capitena was inducted as a member of the Gold Humanism Society. She earned the Society for the Teachers of Family Medicine and USC/California Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Resident Teacher Award for 2017 - 2018.

 In her spare time, Dr. Capitena enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking new vegetarian recipes and attending concerts.


12291 Washington Blvd #500
Whittier, California 90606
  • Main: 562.698.2541
  • Fax: 562.789.4340

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Family Medicine


  • English
  • Spanish



California Hospital Medical Center (Los Angeles)


UCLA Medical Center (California)


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Ohio)


Family Medicine (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

February 10, 2021
Well when I got there, I didn't wait too long, which I liked and everybody there was really nice. The provider was nice and everything and yes, I would definitely recommend them.
February 02, 2021
Dr. Capitena was very attentive to what I had to share. She listened and responded appropriately, and was able to suggest appropriate treatments for what I went in for.
January 28, 2021
January 08, 2021
No, Dr. Capitena is very good to me and I understood her very well. She care for the patients.
October 21, 2020
Provider was very approachable, took the time to listen to my concerns and asked questions that would help her provide better care. The office staff were also very nice and helpful during registration/ check in.
October 21, 2020
Dr. Capitena took the time to listen to my concerns and was very proactive in making sure that I receive the test that are need in order to find out what is causing my new onset of symptoms.
October 21, 2020
Dr. Capitena listened to all my questions and concerns and tried to come up with a solution for them. I will definitely be coming back to her!
October 07, 2020
Very kind and welcoming. Goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable and heard. Very good bedside manner.
May 13, 2020
She took the extra steps needed to help me get better. When I mentioned why I thought was a simple issue she suggested looking further into my issue to get it corrected. I appreciate that she knew my medical history before she walked in the exam room to see me.
May 13, 2020
Highly recommend Dr Capitena.