Ernesto Cortez DO - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

Skip to Content

Ernesto Cortez

Ernesto Cortez, DO

4.8 / 5 (based on 40 Reviews) View 9 Comments

Make an Appointment


View my video

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.


10251 Artesia Blvd.
Bellflower, California 90706
  • Main: 562.867.8681
  • Fax: 562.925.2721

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





  • Family Medicine


  • English
  • Spanish



Pacific Hospital of Long Beach


College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific


Family Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

November 08, 2019
Good reliable Doctor
November 04, 2019
Great service
October 28, 2019
I would recommend this office.
October 28, 2019
Nearly 25yrs beginning with Pioneer with some new changes. SO far, no problems. Automatic renewal each year. Will be staying put!!!
October 23, 2019
He is an excellent Doctor, he really cares, listen and explain everything concerning to your medical visit!!!Plus he is very sweet to his patients, everyone talks very good about him when we are at the waiting room!!!We love Dr. Cortez!!! ??
October 23, 2019
Good service
October 16, 2019
The phone service was really bad .i had a hard time getting through.
October 09, 2019
I generally like this clinic. It seems kind of hard to find a good clinic when you only have Medi-Cal. I've been to some absolutely horrible clinics that were the only ones available because I only had Medi-Cal. I love this clinic because this clinic has a lot of services available. If I would have had this clinic a long time ago, I suspect that my health would have been better in certain ways (my osteoarthritis would have been diagnosed earlier, and it would have been remedied sooner, etc.). I have very few problems with the clinic. The problems I have with this clinic are fairly minimal in the grand scope of things.
October 02, 2019
Dr. Cortez is wonderful, caring, kind, intelligent and compassionate.