Ernesto Cortez DO | Family Medicine Physician | Bellflower, CA | PIH Health
Ernesto Cortez

Ernesto Cortez DO


Family Medicine
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4.3 / 5 (based on 558 Reviews) View 33 Comments

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Ernesto Cortez DO takes interest in working closely with his patients to make sure they get the right resources and information about their individual conditions. His approach to patient care is deeply rooted in the cultural understanding of each of his patients, enabling him to deliver care that is appropriate and meaningful for each patient. Dr. Cortez was born in Michoacan, Mexico. At the age of nine, he relocated with his parents and his brother to Santa Barbara, California, where his family worked as farm workers on a lemon orchard. He discovered his interest in medicine while taking science classes in high school. Determined to learn more about the medical field, he began volunteering at a local community clinic where he interacted with patients, learned to take vitals, conduct simple tests, and found mentorship under the wing of doctors and specialists. His volunteer experience inevitably motivated him to pursue a career as a physician.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





  • Family Medicine

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific


Highland General Hospital (California)


Pacific Hospital of Long Beach

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine


Patient Reviews

January 07, 2022
For me the courteous doctor and the nurses are wonderful service, especially because they treated me like a person and I am very grateful, very grateful. I give a 10 to that whole hospital. Thank you very much, is all I have to say, thank you.
December 28, 2021
It was perfect, I am very satisfied with what the doctor and all his staff did and all this was perfectly. Okay, a lot of very nice times and a very happy day.
December 27, 2021
Dr. Cortez is STILL THE VERY BEST DOCTOR for years!!! Thank you so much Dr. Cortez for EVERYTHING !!! Your staff is still excellent too!
December 10, 2021
I so appreciate being able to tele conference with my doctors office. Very important to have questions about my health care discussed and talked thru. Efficient and productive. Please allow this to always be available.
December 08, 2021
Dr Cortez is caring and comforting along with his nurse [name removed]. She is most definitely an asset to his team.
December 07, 2021
It was friendly and comfortable to talk with the staff
December 01, 2021
Dr. Cortez is first rate and cares about you. He is a true professional and you are blessed to have him on your staff.
November 26, 2021
We have known Dr. Ernesto Cortez for 23 years, he has always been very attentive and efficient. And we have gladly recommended it to our family and friends. And the clinic staff are very helpful and friendly. Thanks!!!
November 26, 2021
I wish he would listen to what really wanted him to give me treatment wise that worked for me several times in the past. Im in so much pain I might go to ER today
November 24, 2021
Service excellent.
November 23, 2021
I have trust in my doctor and he has alot of compassion for his patients and a caring heart and explains very through .
November 22, 2021
Dr. Cortez is very respectful. You feel like he's like family when he talks to you. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything to you and he listens to you and your medical issues.
November 19, 2021
The doctor's office is a courteous, professional office. I have been dealing with them for 36 years and everything and my wife as well and we have been happy with Dr. Cortez, that is why we are still with him. Thanks.
November 19, 2021
Dr Cortez, always listens to my input.
November 18, 2021
November 16, 2021
all is good
November 15, 2021
The staff here was very courteous and helpful. Dr. Ernesto Cortez was very through in explaining medical information and things I need to do to stay healthy. He is a very good doctor who genuinely cares about his patients.
November 12, 2021
Thank you Dr. Cortez for many years of quality health care and treasured memories. You are always in our hearts and memories and we are grateful for you being an inportant part of our lives. God bless you. [PHI removed]
November 04, 2021
Dr. Cortez's nurses are very professional, especially [name removed] who treats patients with great respect and professionalism.
November 02, 2021
Was a great appointment
November 01, 2021
They explain things very well and in a language that you understand.
October 27, 2021
Excellent service.
October 27, 2021
Well, it went very well for me, I do very well with Dr. Cortez. I got into very well, I have no complaints whatsoever.
October 26, 2021
I felt very comfortable with the doctor. He was pleasant and answered all of my questions.
October 22, 2021
Overall very professional. Good visit
October 19, 2021
It's nice to have found a doctor that listens and explains things to his patients, it shows he's a caring physician and actually likes what does.
October 14, 2021
Keep up your Great Work an Thank You for Caring enough for those of us that at times can be a little annoying
October 14, 2021
Excellent service and so respectful environment
October 14, 2021
I love the doctor. I love the clinic, it is good care, very good treatment of the patient at my doctor. Well, it explains all my stuff to me. There I am very happy with him and with his team to work.
October 08, 2021
for me everything was very good with doctor Cortez
October 06, 2021
Dr. Cortez is really nice doctor and very professional. Him and his staff, they treat me with courtesy. He has...he devote the time to explain things to me. I'm really so thrilled with having him as my primary care physician, him and his staff in his office. Thank you. Bye.
October 05, 2021
What I wanted is that everything is perfectly fine, the doctor is very great, all office services, all nothing more than the only thing that is done to me, what should I do when you have a visit to go to the doctor that you don't have all the time appointments and (unreadable), thank you.
October 05, 2021
Dr. Cortez has been my family doctor for over 40 years, and he was the primary doctor to alert me of my prostate cancer. Because of his early alert I am here naming him my hero four years later. Thank you Dr. Cortez a million times. Best regards, [PHI removed].
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