Gerald Beckham MD | Cardiologist | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Gerald E. Beckham

Gerald E. Beckham MD

Specialties:

Cardiovascular Disease
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4.5 / 5 (based on 1043 Reviews) View 61 Comments

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562.789.5430

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

Profile

Gender

Male

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Additional Languages

  • Spanish

Education

Medical School

Albany Medical College (New York)

Internship

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Residency

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Fellowship

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

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Patient Reviews

December 28, 2021
I'm still alive after my stroke eight years ago. Thank you Dr. Beckham
December 27, 2021
Excellent service.
December 27, 2021
Yes, my visit with Dr. Beckham has always... it's professional, timely, and the staff is amazing. Always very on top of the information I gave them. And I go in and out of the office. He's very, welcome you as well. Very clear as to I'm there for their attention.
December 27, 2021
I sent the provider a message through the patient portal and he responded, but I don't believe he reads his own messages. After waiting an hour in a small room he came in and appeared to not know why the appointment was scheduled. I am leaving PIH due to insurance reasons, but should I become eligible to return, I will not voluntarily be using Dr. Beckham.
December 22, 2021
My appointment was for 10 am and the Doctor came into the exam room at 11:15 am. I would suggest working on reducing the waiting time for clients.
December 20, 2021
They are helping me get my medication straightened out because I had two or three of them that had too many that were alike and they're working on those and getting them to where everything will be okay and the medications won't overwhelm me.
December 20, 2021
Always very satisfied with doctor and his staff.
December 17, 2021
Great doctor, I have confidence with treatment given
December 15, 2021
I can always rest assured Dr. Beckham will answer any and all questions I have when coming to see him. I have never had to wait beyond a few minutes to be seen by him. He is very busy but I am never rushed; he always takes whatever time is needed to cover all my concerns on my health. Dr. Beckham is the best!
December 14, 2021
The staff was great and I like the doctor, the time in which I saw, the doctor was in a in an untimely time and that's only because he ran into an emergency at the hospital. I believe that's the only reason why he was late seeing me. Other than that. Everything was fine.
December 13, 2021
Dr. Beckham. Beckham he's the best, the best.
December 13, 2021
Unfortunately there is always a very long wait in the waiting room, then another long wait in the doctor's office. It doesn't seem to matter what time your appointment is, there is always a long wait.
December 10, 2021
Great Dr. Always with a smile always positive about everything he wants you to work on if any. Always great energy and information. Thank you Dr. Beckham and Staff
December 07, 2021
Hi, I was very happy with my appointment with Dr. Beckham. I've always thought he's an extremely good doctor, and of course I trust him with my life, and I just appreciate his attention he gives me and so I thought it was a very enjoyable meeting thank you.
December 07, 2021
I heard of Dr. Beckham recently and made an appointment to meet with him. I was there on the 7th. It was not a long wait and shortly he came into my designated room. He was thorough with his questions and he made immediate changes on my prescriptions. He listened with what I had to say. At the end of our visit he scheduled me for an Echocardiography for next week. He was just great! He also has a happy staff and they helped me set up the Echo appointment. They were friendly and helpful. Looking forward to my next visit. [removed PHI]
December 06, 2021
I trust this cardiologist with the care of my heart. It was a very meaningful and useful appointment with him and he was happy to fully answer all my questions as well. In real time he fixed a small problem with one of my prescriptions also, which I really appreciate.
December 03, 2021
Kind respectful comfortable knowledgeable person.
December 03, 2021
Dr. Beckham addressed some questions I had. He put me at ease, I left the office feeling very confident.
December 01, 2021
I am very happy with Dr. Bécquer, he treated me very well, he is very attentive. He takes into account all the questions that I ask and I am very happy and I would recommend all the people that I take with that and the (unreadable) is very nice, all the staff, thank you.
November 30, 2021
Waited 1 hour before being seen.
November 24, 2021
Dr. Beckham is thorough, professional, and kind. He talks to me about being in the best health possible and what I can do beyond medication. I have confidence in the care I receive from Dr Beckham and all PIH Health facilities.
November 22, 2021
Dr. Beckham is the best. Thank you.
November 22, 2021
You did very well.
November 19, 2021
All the people in this office treated me very well, I am very happy with their services.
November 19, 2021
I think too many patients were scheduled to meet with this doctor at the same time. I had to wait for an hour for the doctor to come to me. He explained things well, as usual, and answered my questions. I do think this was an example of multiple booking, more than double booking. No one should have to wait a full hour after the time of the scheduled appointment.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Beckham has taken care of me since the beginning of my heart condition. I trust him for giving me the best care possible. Dr. Beckham not only treats me as a valued patient, he treats my wife and i, who also has a heart condition, like part of his family. He is caring, personal and treats us with the utter respect. I thank God for leading me to Dr. Beckham who has helped me to lead a fuller life. [PHI removed]
November 10, 2021
I continue going to this doctor because he is thorough has empathy and listens to my needs
November 09, 2021
He took good care of me, my problem was a strong heart and I am very happy with what the doctor told me about the check-up he did.
November 09, 2021
Going in for my appointment was very uncomfortable. The room was almost full (aprox. 24 chairs, 4 of which were empty). I notified (desk reception [name removed](?)) that I would wait outside. He was extremely attentive and took me into a back room where there were no people, for which I was very grateful. When I go for my appointments, I feel as though I'm a number on an assembly line; it is not a relaxing or pleasant environment. The staff seems overworked to the point their courtesy toward patients is forced. It seems there is too much pressure to perform and serve patients while trying to function under what appears to be unreasonably strict time constraints.
November 03, 2021
I believe the office can do a better job in scheduling the patients. They over schedule and the patients have to wait like an hour to get in to see the doctor. Other than that. Everything else is great. Have a great day.
November 03, 2021
I would like to thank Dr. B and his nurse [name removed] outstanding communication. It took about 45 minutes before we could see the doctor (after checking in at the front, waiting in the lobby for a room to open and after the ekg was performed) Although long wait Dr. B didn't rush the appointment he gave insight and assured what next steps were for care. I was extremely impressed at how clean the office was and well maintained restrooms were like hotels. It was stocked with supplies, smelled fresh.
November 03, 2021
Outstanding doctor and staff
November 01, 2021
Yes. It's [PHI removed] experiencing with Dr. Beckham. I'm very happy and I wish you could have more doctors like him. (INAUDIBLE) that are really does a good with patients. They put their effort and time, to be the best to take care of us. Thank you.
October 29, 2021
Very, very professional. I appreciate all of you. And God bless and Merry Christmas.
October 29, 2021
Very professional and caring.
October 29, 2021
My whole appointment was excellent.
October 29, 2021
(INAUDIBLE) excuse me I answer the last question incorrectly, as you said recommend to family or whatever. I actually I wanted to say yes, like (INAUDIBLE)10 or yes, rather than a no. So I pressed no and said yes so that was just wanted to make sure that was, that was noted. Alright. Thank you.
October 27, 2021
Dr Beckham is very professional and attentive. He answers all of my questions clearly and in easy to understand terminology.
October 26, 2021
Yes, I will, I love my doctor, Dr. Gerald Beckham. He's very smart doctor. He listens to you, he explains to you everything that you need to know. I love the doctor, I like him a lot and I would recommend him all the time to my family and my friends over there. Thank you. Have a nice day. Bye.
October 25, 2021
It took one hour before I was seen. Noone came into the room to update me re: how long it would be.
October 25, 2021
Dr. Beckham is the best doctor, he is very helpful in any way he can help and explain everything to us. He even recognizes us off his office. I would definitely recommend him to all our friends and family.
October 22, 2021
My intentions were to leave the highest scores in every category. Everything was perfect. Couldn't be any better.
October 22, 2021
They made me feel so welcome, so comfortable answered all my questions, and I would definitely go back to this office at anytime. I need it thank you for all your help. Bye. Bye.
October 22, 2021
Very knowledgeable
October 20, 2021
Dr. Beckham is always a really good cardiologist and he seems to really care and he's always on time and he explain things very well. So I appreciate him and and the whole tih staff.
October 20, 2021
The doctor is very busy had to wait 1hr and a half that is too long.
October 15, 2021
[name removed] called me the day before my appt. to inform me that I was not covered for PIH services, that I was with UCLA. I told her that she was mistaken, that my wife is the one with UCLA, and I'm PIH. " No you're not, I have you on my screen in front of me, you're UCLA, and if you come in here, you will be financially responsible for the entire bill ". Once again, I believe that you're mistaking things. I was just at a PIH physician last week without any problems. " No, it's your mistake, you're UCLA. If, you were here last week, you should have been charged". No [name removed], I didn't state that I was there last week. You're listening, but not hearing what I'm saying....If, any of my staff were ever so rude, so unhelpful, and so sanctimonious to any of my patients, they'd be looking for a new job. I called the carrier and requested them to please set [name removed] straight. I appreciate Dr. Beckham, I did NOT appreciate that encounter with an unhelpful supporting staff member.
October 15, 2021
Got to office at 11:00 a m And left and 12:45. Although this Dr is worth waiting for as he knows what he's doing and makes patients feel comfortable. I feel that the scheduling needs to be maintained a lot better and not have patients waiting 2 hrs for an appointment.
October 13, 2021
My scheduled appointment was at 11. I was to be there at 10:45 for an 11:00 appointment. I did not get into the doctor's room until 12, didn't see the doctor until 12:30 and that was my biggest con, my biggest concern and that the doctor was kind and the staff was kind. Thank you.
October 13, 2021
We had to wait 1 and 1 half to see the doctor.
October 13, 2021
My experience with Dr. Beckham was great, he is a very good doctor. The only complaint I have is that I had to wait for over an hour before I was called into the room and then had to wait a very long time for him to see me.
October 12, 2021
Everything was great the office staff was so efficient we were n and it of there in no time and of ourselves the doctor was as wonderful as always
October 12, 2021
The MA KeKay (spelling could be off) was amazing. She was friendly, efficient and welcoming. Dr. Beckham was also kind, informative and attentive. The office staff was friendly and helpful as well. I would definitely return if my health required it.
October 11, 2021
I need to see Dr. Beckham. I seen one of his ... somebody else in his office. So I can't really honestly rate Dr. Beckham because I did not get to see him. The next time I go, I want to see him, not somebody else in his office.
October 08, 2021
I was very happy and about the provider. He did a good job. The problem is it's a trying to see too many people and actually, they took people that had appointments after me before they took mine. It's not with him, but it's how they really office. And I was there for [name removed]. I had a 9 o'clock appointment. I didn't get to be seen to him about almost 10 o'clock. So if people were leaving that we're there before me, so that's my complaint. Thank you.
October 06, 2021
The provider is very good, the staff is very good but the waiting room is too small.
October 04, 2021
The office staff was just a very good-natured folks, and it was a pleasure to be in the office, and the doctor did not seem like he thought your questions weren't important and so I'd say it was very favorable.
October 04, 2021
Dr. Beckham is very patient, understanding and very nice to my father [PHI removed]. We would highly recommend Dr. Beckham.
October 01, 2021
The doctor was great, but I don't want to have phone calls after 6 o'clock at night for opinion polls. So let's do them during the day.
October 01, 2021
Dr and staff were great, but I did have to wait too long (in exam room) to see Dr.
October 01, 2021
I was late to appt. but they got me and I didn't wait at all. The staff are wonderful very Courteous and friendly.
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