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

Ernesto Cortez DO


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4.3 / 5 (based on 524 Reviews) View 73 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


  • Spanish



Pacific Hospital of Long Beach


Highland General Hospital (California)


College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Board Certifications

Family Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

September 13, 2021
I didn't have to wait long to be call in to see the doctor
September 07, 2021
I wish the provider honor the appointment schedule. If the patient is in the office before the scheduled appointment,he/she be called in the on the scheduled time, not after 10 minutes or more on the scheduled time.
September 01, 2021
Doctor is great however front desk and over the phone staff very rude!
August 30, 2021
All very well, all the time I go to that office, and now they attend me well, thank you very much.
August 24, 2021
I have been seeing this doctor for a while and I will not change their for anything. He is very pleasant. He spent enough time with you. I never leave us a patient without my mind. I wish all the doctors were like him.
August 06, 2021
Dr. Cortez is a very caring doctor and has always provided me with the best of care, he has been my doctor for the last twenty years. I hold the most high respect for him and my family also feel the same for him. Thank you so much for having such great doctor in your company.
July 30, 2021
He is a good doctor!!!
July 15, 2021
All the process and question were answered. Thank you,
July 01, 2021
I am very happy with Mr. Ernesto Cortez because he has been my family doctor and I have had him a few years ago, but I have left him because I did not cover that with him, so I decided to go for another doctor, but Today I am very happy because since I am with my trusted and family doctor and I am very happy with Ernesto Cortez and with the clinic, the girls are friendly, all the staff are professionals, I have no complaints. I am happy with the security person who receives the door, I am very happy, I do not have any bad comments and I am very happy, my husband also comes to this clinic.
June 28, 2021
Thank you Dr. Cortez
June 15, 2021
Everyone was great!
June 14, 2021
The person in the laboratory on the day of my appointment is not a professional, does not know how to talk to patients.
June 11, 2021
I have had Dr. Cortez for many years as my personal doctor. I recommended him to my husband now. I think the only thing you can improve on or bring back is the same day appointments, which were very convenient for unplanned sickness or illness. He's extremely respectful and is very knowledgeable.
June 09, 2021
Dr. Cortez has been the best dr. I have had as my primary doctor since I became a member of Pioneer Med. and now PIH. I have recommended my parents and they are now his patients and they are very happy with his services. I will definitely continue recommending Dr. Cortez to my friends and family member.
June 03, 2021
I love Dr. Cortez's staff he takes the time to listen and is never rushed. he always takes time to answer questions and explain things in detail.
June 03, 2021
Caring and efficient doctor and nurses. Huge plus,to have blood drawn at lab same location.
June 02, 2021
Provider was very professional, very thorough in his explanation, and made it more comfortable for me. He explained it real well in a way that I could really get what he was telling me,
May 28, 2021
To me it is a blessing to have dr Cortez as my general dr.
May 27, 2021
Dr Cortez explained everything in a very clear way.
May 20, 2021
Love Dr Cortez !!!!
May 19, 2021
The attention is definitely very good, I feel very good with the results in each visit, Thank you.
May 19, 2021
Very nice staff
May 14, 2021
I've had several opportunities to change providers and I have chosen to stay with this particular office and staff because of their great interest in caring for my general health and well-being!
April 28, 2021
I am very happy with Dr Cortez. I was with my last doctor for almost 30 years until I changed health care providers and I am not always the easiest patient for most doctors to get along with, because I don't do a lot of medications and I'm more into a holistic health. I was very happy to know that Dr Cortez is going to work with me on that under those guidelines. I want to thank him for his kindness and I look forward to working with him in the future.
April 23, 2021
I left not knowing when I have to fast and do my labs. This was my first time visiting this facility and seeing this doctor.
April 21, 2021
The nurses doctors and technicians are very professional generally concerned about their patients.
April 21, 2021
improve laboratory tests so that you do not schedule a different appointment day and one and three weeks after the doctor's appointment thank you
April 16, 2021
My appointment was at 9:00 AM and they saw me at 10:15 AM. They need to adhered to the agreed-upon hours.
April 15, 2021
Long wait in the examination room
April 12, 2021
I loved the way my doctor treated me in her assistance staff, in fact, I am very very very happy for her for her magnificent attention, I am very grateful for her attention as a Doctor, thank you.
April 09, 2021
They are very friendly.
April 08, 2021
I love Dr. Cortez he listens to you not in a hurry he takes time with you I feel very comfortable with him
April 02, 2021
Dr. Cortez is my family doctor. I've been following for years. He's a great doctor. I love him. Thank you.
March 31, 2021
He was so kind and listened to me and answered any questions that I had.
March 30, 2021
This provider showed care and treated me like a family Very professional doctor and his staff are so caring and treated me with respect.
March 29, 2021
I am very happy with the services of the doctor and his office, his staff are very attentive and friendly and they always answer the concerns that you have, thanks for his attention and service to all the staff.
March 25, 2021
Dr. Cortez is a first rate and I trust him for all medical needs. He always listens well and address my question and concerns.
March 18, 2021
I love Dr. Cortez. He is a wonderful, wonderful primary doctor. I'm so glad to have him.
March 12, 2021
The front desk are extremely helpful also very respectful.
March 12, 2021
Dr Cortez is a very knowledgeable guy, he takes the time to answer any questions the patient may have I will recommend him to all my friends and family members
March 08, 2021
I think if an appointment is made for a certain time the patient should be seen no more than 15 minutes later after that time. The patient's time is also just as important ask the doctors and employees yet the patient does not get to bill them for the patient's time but a patient gets charged for canceling I think this needs alot of improvement.
March 03, 2021
I would like better phone response in the future. A week ago I left three voice mails that were never answered, I had to wait until my visit with Dr. Cortez to inform him of the issue.
March 02, 2021
always a excellent experience,(dr. cortez also treats my mother)
February 25, 2021
Dr. Cortez is an excellent Dr. who shows care every time I visit. He informs me of important things I need to do to stay healthy.He appears loyal and dedicated to his work.
February 18, 2021
Very professional and polite and concerned
February 17, 2021
Thank you so much for great support.
February 02, 2021
Yes, I'm calling to my disappointment when trying to make an appointment or call the doctor's office at stay on the line for like 45 to 50 minutes just to talk to somebody and then when I do get to talk to someone they you know, they put me up to someone else and it's very disheartening to call. PIH my other provider Pioneer was able to call directly to the doctor's office and speak to the nurse or whoever is there, but here you have to wait an hour or so just to try to talk to somebody and it's very disheartening to people will kind of call that's my opinion. Thank you. And goodbye.
February 01, 2021
He is always kind. He's a very good doctor.
January 29, 2021
The best doctor I have had in my life. No complaints.
January 29, 2021
Service excellence.
January 29, 2021
I am satisfied with the care that Dr. Ernesto Cortez has given me all this time that he has been taking care of my health.
January 28, 2021
It was a positive experience.
January 27, 2021
I suffer from anxiety. I wasn't looking for refills on Ativan I was looking for something to help me prevent anxiety attacks. It was not provided for me. I also asked about intermittent leave from work and he denied me. I'm having another attack at this moment. Everything I try has returned no results. I have made calls to psychiatrists to get the proper help
January 22, 2021
Excellent in everything, the doctors and nurses, excellent work, excellent attention, mainly for me that I am older I had all the care, and all the tension in the world. Thank you very much to the doctor and all the nurses for the courtesy/
January 18, 2021
Excellent service Thank you
January 18, 2021
I have been going there for over 20 years and the quality of the staff is excellent.
January 15, 2021
For me, Doctor Cortez has been very successful, he always explains very well everything I ask him. I always recommend it.
January 13, 2021
all went well good service
January 12, 2021
The doctor is very attentive, very thorough, and asks questions, and informs you very well.
January 12, 2021
For me my doctor has been an excellent doctor, he has treated me very well, that is what I can say about it.
January 08, 2021
Waiting time really slow, maybe patients ahead had lots of questions. ???
January 08, 2021
Been going to this office for some time now. Every doctor I have seen have all been great.
January 07, 2021
Dr. Cortez has been very kind to me today and has prescribed very good medicines that have made me feel better, okay, so for me, he is a good doctor who takes good care of his patients and knows what actually makes them better, thanks.
January 05, 2021
Dr. Cortez has been my doctor for 20 years, I highly respect and trust him with my care. He listens to me, he has always provided the best of care. He is such an excellent doctor.
November 30, 2020
They are the best!
November 20, 2020
My doctor and his staff are kind, respectful and certainly patient with me as I usually have a lot of questions. They are a very efficient team.
November 17, 2020
Every one very help full and also the Doctor's are very informative any questions you have they will answer it and spend time to explain everything related to your visit or check ups.
November 12, 2020
Great doctor! ??
November 05, 2020
He's great and u understanding
November 05, 2020
great doctor and service
November 04, 2020
It takes a long time to get through on the phone.
October 20, 2020
Excellent professional service. Dr. is very kind and has a great bedside manner.
October 01, 2020
I went to my referral chiropractor and was in a lot of pain and asked the doctor to give me a prescription and he said I needed to make a appointment... I was in pain
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