Gerald Beckham MD
Gerald E. Beckham

Gerald E. Beckham MD

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Cardiology
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4.6 / 5 (based on 808 Reviews) View 180 Comments

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562.789.5430

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

Profile

Gender

Male

Specialties

Cardiology

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

Residency

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Fellowship

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Internship

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Medical Education

Albany Medical College (New York)

Board Certifications

Interventional Cardiology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Cardiovascular Disease (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

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Patient Reviews

June 09, 2021
Very courteous and kind office staff and physician.
June 09, 2021
I am very great full for the attention to my health that I receive from Dr Beckham and his staff. They all are willing and able to answer any and all concerns I may have. This makes me feel more knowledgeable so I can handle my condition.
June 04, 2021
I have great faith in Dr. Beckham's professional talent.
June 01, 2021
As I am a senior on a fixed income waiting 40 minutes (only have 30 minutes free parking) seemed excessive. I realize it was after a holiday and later in the day, however, different times were not available. Paying to park to see our physicians is really a slap in the face. Even when I have gotten out quickly, by time the 8 cars in front of me figure out how to pay my time is up. I have seen an elderly woman walking with a walker out to the back street, I have had someone ask if I could give them a ride to the back street. Perhaps the parking fees need to be re-evaluated and also the machines. Both credit card machines were not working outside the medical office building and the cash would not take a $20 bill (atm only gives $20 bills.
June 01, 2021
Dr. Beckham and I had a good conversation about my heart and my medicine. And then he noticed, because I was wearing sandals, that my toes are looking a little blue and because he knows I'm diabetic, he became very concerned and suggested strongly that I go to the Urgent Care, or the emergency room, after I finished my appointment with him. We finished up and then before we left, he again, very strongly advised me to go to the emergency room. So I'm glad that he was concerned about my other issues and I think he's a great doctor.
June 01, 2021
Great
May 26, 2021
Big drawback was reception area, it's so small and it was very crowded. I took last seat available but felt very uncomfortable so very close to that many people in such a small space. Also due to Covid concerns! Felt anxious and very uncomfortable.
May 25, 2021
It was very well experience and everybody was very professional and friendly and they took me in in a timely manner and the doctor is awesome and all his staff is awesome too, thank you.
May 24, 2021
Treated well and was very comfortable with explanations..
May 24, 2021
Waited no time was excessive as it always is with Dr Beckham. His schedule must be overbooked each day. I waited 30 mins in waiting room and 1 hour in exam room before seeing him.
May 21, 2021
waiting time was tooooooo long , they put me in the waiting room for about an hour
May 21, 2021
Felt like if I was at an assembly line because the doctor spent maybe five minutes with me and was done.
May 20, 2021
Exelent DR.
May 19, 2021
He is a great doctor!
May 18, 2021
we have total trust with/in the good doctor..
May 18, 2021
great doc
May 18, 2021
Yes I had an appointment at 3:30 and I wasn't seen until almost 4:30. Doctor was very busy,he had a lot of patients. I feel that maybe they shouldn't schedule so many patients so close together you know and for this pandemic. The office waiting room with 14 people plus the workers and I think it's very, very unhealthy for that type of many people to be at 1 closed room. But you know and then they put you in the other waiting room for the doctor and that was another 45 minutes or half an hour. So yeah I know the doctor is very busy but I think a lot of people were upset. So I was very disappointed, thank you.
May 14, 2021
Dr. Beckham is a personable, knowledgeable, open minded cardiologist with a great sense of humor! He listens and has a realistic approach to my care. I trust him with all my heart!!!!
May 14, 2021
Dr Beckham has always been so nice and knowledgeable to me that is nice knowing I can come a him for my health care.
May 13, 2021
Dr. Beckham was down to earth.
May 13, 2021
Everything went well, looking forward to my next appointment
May 12, 2021
My appointment was for 11:15, I seen @aprox 12:10..But I understand my DOC. is called for emergencies, so I accept this delay, but I feel he is overbooked.
May 11, 2021
I had long waits between the doctor came into the room.
May 11, 2021
They've always been very nice, cordial and never rush you thru.
May 10, 2021
My visit is more of a routine check up but I feel confident that if I needed further or more in depth care Dr. Beckham would provide it if needed.
May 07, 2021
Pretty knowledgeable.
May 07, 2021
Dr. Beckham listened to all my concerns and explained them in a way I could understand.
May 07, 2021
Listened and answered my questions and concerns
May 07, 2021
Good and knowledgeable doc
May 07, 2021
Everyone was very friendly even though they were very busy
April 28, 2021
Yes, the time waiting to see the physician is extremely long that not only just sit in the office. But also as soon as you get into the exam me when then you have to wait another 20 minutes or so to see the doctor. That should be cut down. Thank you.
April 28, 2021
I've been with Dr. Beckham two times, I'm very happy with his consultation, he is very professional and kind with his patients. All the crew members of his team are very friendly. Thank you everyone ;-)
April 28, 2021
Pleasant
April 26, 2021
Dr. Beckham is a very professional person and I am very happy with the attention that we get, well, personally, he always listens to me very well and I am very happy, thank you
April 21, 2021
I really appreciate Dr.Beckham, he makes you feel so comfortable.He answers, any questions you may have or concern and even talk to us about things to consider so it it It was just an awesome experience, I really have a lot of trust and and Dr. Beckham,
April 21, 2021
Dr. Beckham is wonderful. He listened very carefully. He explains things and if I don't understand, he explains it again in a different manner. He's very, very good. The staff his office staff is beyond belief they're so good. They're kind they're they're very they take the time with you.
April 21, 2021
Dr Beckham is always attentive and professional. He explains things clearly and with simple terminology. When I have questions he takes the time and answers thoroughly.
April 20, 2021
Dr Beckham is an excellent health care practitioner. However, his office has far too many patients which causes a very long wait. There is insufficient room in the waiting area so patients have to wait in the hallway. Dr. Beckham's office is too small for the size of his practice in my opinion. The only reason I stay with Dr. Beckham is because I like him and he's a great doctor. Also, I hate the new pay parking imposed on patients and visitors. There are lines of traffic both entering and exiting the PIH grounds. I have problems with the credit card reader every time I leave. Waiting in line has caused me to be late to my appointments and delays me leaving. I would prefer to pay cash (if I have to pay at all) but there's no provision for cash pay. What was hospital admin thinking when they decided to install pay parking? Property crime on the grounds don't merit or justify pay parking so it seems it was a revenue generator and because "everyone else charges". The amount of expense for the acquisition and installation of the pay parking system will likely take years for the recovery of the initial pay parking expense. This makes no sense to me.
April 20, 2021
I forgot to tell the doctor, Dr. Beckham, that I had a crushed disc in my neck, and I was reading the medical history, and it said spinal injuries could hurt you taking the medicine - so I need to find that out.
April 19, 2021
I had a 3:15 appt, did not see dr until 4:30, I understand stuff happens, but my appt lasted maybe 10 minutes, too many spots made for the same time, by the time I was seen. My blood pressure had actually risen above normal, would like to see this addressed somehow so patients aren't kept waiting so long
April 19, 2021
The office was packed with people they had to send some to different room. CDC guidelines were not kept. They had chairs together separating by one chair no 6 feet distance. No hand sanitizer anywhere for patients to use. I hope they do something to correct before my next visit.
April 16, 2021
The staff was incredible. By far the best overall experience I've had at PIH. Thank you to the team and Dr. Beckham. I finally felt good about a visit.
April 15, 2021
Dr Beckham and his office staff were absolutely wonderful! After coming from a doctor that was dismissive and patronizing, seeing Dr Beckham was a huge relief!
April 14, 2021
Appreciate Dr. Beckham very much and he's very kind, and considerate and explains everything completely. Thank you.
April 12, 2021
1r waiting is very bad!!
April 02, 2021
Excellent care
April 01, 2021
Dr. Beckham is so kind and considerate. He took time to listen to my son, took him seriously and ordered appropriate testing to put our minds at ease. Very approachable and caring.
March 30, 2021
I have tremendous respect for Dr Beckham. He has been at my side wholeheartedly when I was in need. My advanced age is in part due to the professional ability of Dr Beckham. The persons working for him and the persons working with him are of the highest quality and this team gave my surgery a comfort. On my routine visits to Dr. Beckham, he shows concern and is willing to spend time listening to my comments and answering questions.
March 30, 2021
Yes, Dr. Beckham is the best cardiologist that I've ever been to and I can intend to stay with him as long as I can.
March 30, 2021
Doctor Beckham has been my Cardiologist for some years now and I put my trust in him.
March 30, 2021
I feel my care is in good hands.
March 30, 2021
I would recommend Dr. Beckham. He is very professional yet kind.
March 29, 2021
Gerald Beckham is the best of the best. He pays attention. He takes individual care of a patient. He understands circumstances. He's not just a doctor. He's a human being with compassion, understanding, and really takes the time to do what he has to. I would recommend him and get rid of the other guys. Thank you.
March 29, 2021
I enjoy coming to that office the people that work in the office are wonderful. They make you feel like you're special and they're all get along. They treat you with respect.
March 26, 2021
The only issue I had was the amount of time I had to wait to see the doctor. My appointment was at 10:00am and the doctor did not see me until after 11:30am.
March 24, 2021
You need another cardiologist. Cardiology is the weakest link in the network.
March 24, 2021
I was asking a lot of non sense questions that came from medical people that were NOT Drs that left me concerned about my problem. He was VERY patient with me!!
March 23, 2021
The wait time was excessive, but Dr. Beckham is the best.
March 23, 2021
The people at check in are rude! There was WAY TOOO MANY PEOPLE! They had to take me to a different office suite where we waited another hour! Front office needs to be a little more friendly
March 22, 2021
Dr. Beckham is a very excellent doctor. I fully trust him and his staff is very great, very good and I'm totally, totally like him a lot. Okay? Thank you.
March 22, 2021
Dr. Beckham is the best.
March 22, 2021
Dr. Beckham is very thorough in explaining and answering all of our questions so that we fully understand all aspects of patient's care.
March 22, 2021
Major medical understanding of my heart symptoms , relieve that testing will help find the source of the problems I had days before and a approach to remedy the way my heart functions.
March 22, 2021
Professional and courteous staff.
March 19, 2021
Great visit. Attennnntive and caring Dr.
March 17, 2021
Dr Beckham makes me feel secure that I am being taken care of properly.
March 17, 2021
Excellent service thank you
March 17, 2021
They need to work on NOT to over schedule. Wait time is not acceptable both in the waiting and patient rooms.
March 17, 2021
Things went smoothly on this my first visti to Dr. Beckham's office.
March 15, 2021
It was very enjoyable to have an office staff that shows a positive attitude, and works with diligence, and professional action regarding your care, and so the office staff themselves absolutely deserve a 10.
March 15, 2021
I waited about 1 Hour 25 Minutes to be seen. I had an Appointment.
March 15, 2021
Dr. Beckham is polite, courteous, and understanding. He listens to what the patient has to say, answers all questions thoroughly, and is not in a hurry. He takes his work seriously, and actually cares about his patients. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good cardiologist.
March 15, 2021
Office staff and the Dr. were both very respectable to my needs
March 15, 2021
To long of wait time. The office over schedules.
March 12, 2021
I had to wait over an hour to see the doctor.
March 11, 2021
All good
March 10, 2021
I've known Dr. Beckham for several years now and I trust him immensely. Dr. Beckham is very caring ,patient and understanding and I know he has the best interest in my health and taking care of my heart. I wouldn't trust anyone else and have the upmost respect in Dr Beckham.
March 10, 2021
Excellent care provided by Dr Beckham. Awesome doc!
March 05, 2021
Dr. Beckham is so respectful, patient, caring, so compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. I'm just most impressed with him, and his care. We value his care. Extremely appreciative of all his care. His staff was excellent and we thank you for your service.
March 04, 2021
Very kind and considerate doctor and staff
March 03, 2021
The scores I gave were because it was my first visit, office visit. It was lengthy. I did wait a long time and the provider wasn't with me maybe 1/5 of the time I waited. I don't know him that well yet. I've heard very good things about him. So I'm glad he is the doctor that I need to see, once I have had more experience with him as far as treatments and advice, then I will know exactly how much better to score him. Everything else went fine. Thank you.
March 02, 2021
Excuse me very satisfied.
February 26, 2021
This was my first appointment with Dr. Beckham. He was polite, listened to my questions, and explained my heart condition and medicine thoroughly.
February 24, 2021
I am very grateful for the desk staff's, nurses', and physician's care and efficiency. I felt in very capable hands.
February 23, 2021
I would have liked a print out of the suggestions
February 19, 2021
Excellent doctor, attended to my needs
February 18, 2021
Doc paid attention to patient concerns and recommends options to choose. Friendly office staff and help patients whatever they need.
February 17, 2021
I am very impressed with Dr. Beckham. He is very thorough he listens to you. He reasons things out with you. He's very knowledgeable and I very much trust him with my heart health. I'm delighted to have him as my doctor.
February 17, 2021
Ok
February 12, 2021
Dr. Beckham is a exemplary doctor. I feel safe in his hands.
February 12, 2021
Always a pleasure seeing Dr Beckham. He is a great physician. Understanding, pleasant, good listener
February 11, 2021
I was given a appointment sooner then expected. All staff was very professional but kind. All needs were taken care of in a timely matter. Dr. Beckham was very Thorough in explaining everything to me.
February 11, 2021
Very nice staff very caring Dr Beckham is the best explains everything in simple language and very reassuring
February 08, 2021
It was a very good doctor Dr. Beckham recommend to my friends.
February 05, 2021
The office was slammed and his staff did an outstanding job of managing to keep everyone socially distanced. Kudos to all.
February 03, 2021
The gated paid parking is a royal pain. Have to waste my time getting both in and out of the lot. To add insult to injury, I have to pay because I had to wait to be seen!
February 01, 2021
Wish i could go in to be seen rather than virtual video appointment
January 29, 2021
Some issues with the front office staff regarding my insurance which had not changed since the last visit nor over the last several years.
January 26, 2021
During these unusual times it is a comfort know that Dr.Beckham still cares about his patience and asks all the right questions medically and emotional being we could not see him in person. Again thank you Dr. Beckham
January 26, 2021
Dr. Beckham is a wonderful doctor. I like him very very much. I had to wait 1 hour to see him for 5 minutes. It was worth the 5 minutes, but it was a rather long wait.
January 22, 2021
Everything went excellent. He is the best from the best doctors. Thank you.
January 22, 2021
Great ??
January 22, 2021
It's amazing how much better Dr Beckham is, than my GP. Just amazing how the wait is much shorter, time spent with Dr Beckham is longer and more precise. Can't say enough good things about him.
January 20, 2021
Very satisfied
January 18, 2021
I would like to add to include parking in the appointment.
January 18, 2021
Finally provided with meds that is healing me from a chronic cough I've had for 8 months to a year
January 18, 2021
Great doctor and great staff. My visits are always enjoyable.
January 15, 2021
Good Doctor and speak to you with respect and professional thank you
January 15, 2021
I think he was very kind and a nice person. I just think their way over way too busy, and they don't have enough time really this but with everybody and you know, mine wasn't really that serious. So that's probably why I didn't have a lot of time with him, but I think probably if I was really really bad, then he would be more in tune to me. So I really was having a hard time reading it. So, but thank you very much, and that was a good experience. Goodbye.
January 13, 2021
I have recommended Dr. Beckham to other people I know and they love him too.
January 11, 2021
Nothing negative, all positive remarks.
January 06, 2021
Dr Beckham is a wonderful caring person and doctor
January 06, 2021
Doctor and staff took very good care of me. I appreciate their knowledge and help.
January 06, 2021
Always very good!
January 04, 2021
I've been very impressed by Dr. Beckham. 1st I met him in the hospital tremendous bed side manner and he's most thorough and very good at explaining himself.
December 29, 2020
Seemed to interested and not distracted
December 29, 2020
Thank you for listening to us and answering our questions. Our wait was short and the doctor explained everything we asked. Thank you Dr.Beckham
December 28, 2020
The office staff are AWESOME....I came in and witness a patient being RUDE in the office and the staff kept their composure and continued to be RESPECTFUL and assist him in a PROFESSIONAL manner....I was biting my tongue the whole time because I felt that one can express their frustration during this trying times WITHOUT being DISRESPECTFUL...KUDOS to the Cardiology Physicians and staff for all the services that they provide to their patients and this community during the pandemic and ALWAYS.
December 18, 2020
Very personable. Seemed thorough
December 08, 2020
Dr Beckham is always patient and professional. He answered all my questions.
December 04, 2020
Dr Beckham is great at knowing what I'm asking and answers in words that I can comprehend. Dr and staff are like All the PIH Health Providers - The Best!!! I feel blessed to be a patient of PIH?? Pray you all stay well??????????
December 04, 2020
Dr. Beckham is a fine human being. Great doctor.
December 01, 2020
Considerate and friendly, understanding a patient's needs and questions and has an answer and an opinion for every little concern for patients, and as a patient, this is very important for me and appreciated! Thank you again!!
November 30, 2020
Dr. Beckham is great
November 30, 2020
Avoid this doctor
November 30, 2020
Dr. Beckham is very knowledgeable, and I felt like he wanted to understand my health situation so that he could help me. He is personable and likeable.
November 18, 2020
Great doctor and staff.
November 16, 2020
That I highly recommend this office for their cardiology needs and that Dr. Beckham is SUPER handsome LOL!!
November 13, 2020
This doctor very caring to his patients. He shows that he knows the direction he want to go with treatment.
November 06, 2020
Very pleasant, knowledgeable and easy to understand.
November 04, 2020
Dr Beckham and his staff were wonderful through my whole visit.Very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor that takes the time to listen to you and help you.I'd recommend Dr Beckham and his staff to anyone in need of a cardiologist.
November 03, 2020
Great doctor
November 03, 2020
I think Dr. Beckham is a very good doctor and it's for this reason I continue to see him. Maybe it's his office staff that overbooks his calendar. I can't hold him responsible for that.
November 02, 2020
My daughter does see Dr. Beckham
October 28, 2020
That I would recommend him and this office to anyone who would need a Cardiologist appt.
October 28, 2020
I would highly recommend Dr. Beckham to everyone.
October 23, 2020
Most efficiently ran office I've ever been to.
October 23, 2020
Overall my experience was a good one other than having to pay for parking is a rip-off.
October 20, 2020
go somewee else
October 20, 2020
Dr Beckham is very supportive to my concerns. Takes time to explain to me the symptoms and preventative measures . Willing to always do testing to make sure I'm okay
October 13, 2020
Provider is knowledgeable, polite, and professional. Office staff was very helpful.
October 13, 2020
Provider was engaged and involved during our visit. He asked questions and provided answers and information.
October 12, 2020
He's great
October 09, 2020
Cardiologist nurse and the cardiologist Dr. both were very professional and nice. They gave me plenty of time to understand what they were saying and help me to understand my procedures.
October 09, 2020
Everyone was very nice and professional. All the precautions for the virus were in place.The parking is a problem - people can't seem to figure out how to ,pay
October 09, 2020
Dr Beckham is wonderful. He explains everything so I understand. I am so satisfied I have my wife as one of his patients.
October 06, 2020
Doc is great
October 05, 2020
Provider was courteous and he listened to what I said.
September 30, 2020
De. Beckham and his team are the best!
September 29, 2020
He is smart, at tentative and caring. He is not arrogant or rude. He gives you options and gives you his medical plan based on findings. He is thorough.
September 29, 2020
Amazing doctor, amazing staff, amazing office!
September 25, 2020
Good doctor....
September 25, 2020
great doctor
September 25, 2020
I feel I'm getting the best care possible from Dr. Beckham
September 25, 2020
Dr. Beckham is very attentive, personable, and caring. I am highly confident of knowledge and skills.
September 21, 2020
Dr. Beckham did an extraordinary job of listening to my concerns, helping explain my healing process, and next steps. Thank you for taking the time to show your patients that you genuinely care about their well being. I left your office feeling hopeful to see better days when this illness passes. Your hard work is truly appreciated doc. Stay kind, and keep doing an outstanding job. God bless you and your staff.
September 16, 2020
Dr checks you over, goes over Med you are taking. explains last test you had, and know what is going on with you.
September 16, 2020
He's okay
September 15, 2020
Doctor Beckham is an excellent physician
September 15, 2020
Dr Beckham and PIH Health are the best
September 09, 2020
PIH Dr. Beckham very informative
September 08, 2020
He was very professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable with him.
August 21, 2020
Highly recommend
August 21, 2020
Rude and unprofessional front desk, great medical staff.
August 17, 2020
The Cardiologist is a doctor who listens to you and explains things for you to understand. He is very respectful.
August 17, 2020
Very understanding and explanation of tests, etc were easy to understand .
August 03, 2020
The wait was very long.
July 28, 2020
Amazing visit! The doctor explained things well. He listened to my questions and didn't belittle me or put me down by my concerns. The new doctor took a big burden off of my mind. He was WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for allowing the change so I could see him.
July 28, 2020
To be a good doctor requires a top notch grasp of his specialty, and an ability to clearly communicate about the medical issues relevant to the patient. Dr. Beckham has a superior grasp of both of these.
July 21, 2020
He is an awesome doctor. Listens and explains. He takes time with your concerns.
July 20, 2020
I have confidence in Dr. Beckham and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. I think he and PIH are handling the problems imposed by the pandemic well so patients don't needlessly have to come in physically to the office.
July 15, 2020
Office efficient. Very satisfied.
July 13, 2020
very friendly, always understanding and knowledgeable.
July 10, 2020
Dr. Beckman was very easy to talk to and made me feel like I was in good hands. Thank you
July 10, 2020
Great doctor!
July 02, 2020
PIH is a perfect health care facility.
June 29, 2020
Dr Beckham is an outstanding doctor. Friendly, knowledgeable and considerate.
June 24, 2020
Very friendly staff and Dr. Beckham was very polite and knowledgeable.
June 23, 2020
The staff is respectful and polite. The doctor shows concern and solutions. It's a good choice.
June 23, 2020
100% asked to be seen by Dr. Beckham
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