Erin Capitena MD | Family Medicine Physician | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Erin C. Capitena

Erin C. Capitena MD


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4.6 / 5 (based on 81 Reviews) View 24 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.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Family Medicine


  • Spanish



California Hospital Medical Center (Los Angeles)


UCLA Medical Center (California)


California Hospital Medical Center (Los Angeles)

Medical Education

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Ohio)

Board Certifications

Family Medicine (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

July 23, 2021
I like to keep going with the same doctor. I don't like to be changing doctors and that's all the reason, but all the services provided by the doctor were excellent doctor. Thank you.
July 23, 2021
This was a very successful app't in terms of finding my new Dr, which I have needed since our insurance changed to the HMO and was by far the best visit to a PIH MD I have ever experienced. Thank you very much to everyone in the office who helped me.
July 07, 2021
Dr. Erin Capitena was amazing. She really help me try to narrow down my situation and find a find out where my pain was. I would love to have a follow up at one point, and she may actually set up a follow up after my MRI. So thank you.
July 07, 2021
The service was excellent. PIH is immaculate. And Dr. Erin Capitena was excellent. I feel comfortable coming to your place. And I think you very much.
July 07, 2021
It was a pleasure to see Dr Capitena She listened carefully to all my concerns and has great bedside manners.
June 16, 2021
This was my first visit with Dr. Capitena. She was very courteous and listened to everything I had to say. She provided me with exercises and information for my sore shoulder. She never made me feel that she was in a hurry, never made me feel that that she didn't have the time for me. I was very pleased with my visit and would highly recommend Dr. Capitena.
June 09, 2021
Yes, Dr. Capitena is a very nice person. She listens to the patient and is very cordial, and I like her and I approve of her. Thank you very much.
June 07, 2021
Extremely good bedside manner, very courteous, listened to what we had to say. Staff was very friendly. Overall wonderful experience.
June 01, 2021
The doctor is excellent and cares about patients.
June 01, 2021
So far so good.
May 20, 2021
Very pleased with my visit, I am happy to have Dr Capitena as my new physician.
April 19, 2021
She's very attentive and she gets things done as all physician should have the same manner. She called us to prescribe medication that was forgotten by us. She's excellent.
April 07, 2021
This was my first time meeting Dr. C and she has been the first to take her time to discuss my health problem. She really listened and was compassionate. I feel certain that she will do her best to help me through it. The staff there were also wonderful and kind.
April 06, 2021
I had to change primary because of insurances.i am real happy to have Dr. Capitena as primary. Glad she is with PIH
March 31, 2021
I really like her and the interaction we have. She's nice and easy to communicate with. She listens to me and makes suggestions, but never makes me feel like she's rushing me or telling me what to do. She's one of the best doctors, I've ever had.
March 01, 2021
It has been a very wonderful experience, the doctor is a great person with a lot of professionalism, and she cares about the care of her patients, she is always answering questions, and ASKING what else we need to know, thank you very much.
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.
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