Harvey Chou - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Harvey H. Chou

Harvey H. Chou, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 220 Reviews) View 72 Comments

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Dr. Chou specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, with an emphasis in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Chou—who calls orthopedics “a specialty where patients tend to recover and are motivated to recover”—became an orthopedic surgeon “to help people improve their quality of life and recover from injuries,” adding “the most important thing for me was to develop relationships with people and help them get well.”  An avid reader and snow skier, Chou grew up in a large, extended family. He says patients might be surprised to learn that he “went to high school with three of my cousins.”


12462 Putnam St #402
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5461
  • Fax: 562.789.4468

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier

PIH Health Hospital - Downey





  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Chinese



University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation


University of California School of Medicine (Irvine)


Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

February 11, 2019
Dr. Chou is an excellent doctor, very responsive and easy to talk to. A lot of orthopedists are bullies, he is the opposite!
February 07, 2019
Yes, I already have.
February 07, 2019
Excellent and very efficient to medical care that I needed.
February 07, 2019
Very professional.
February 04, 2019
Professional office with efficient and caring service.
February 04, 2019
It is so nice to be seen on time and not kept waiting. Super nice doctor and keeps things going on time.
January 23, 2019
Very good service
January 22, 2019
Dr Chou and his assistant were kind, friendly, informative, and on worth the wait for my first appointment.
January 17, 2019
Dr Chou is a excellent doctor!!!
January 14, 2019
excellent Doctor
December 26, 2018
Can't say enough about Dr. Chou!
December 17, 2018
He doesn't always have ASAP appointments (because he is amazing)so I urge them to get the 1st available with Dr.Chou....he is worth the wait.
December 12, 2018
Great office! Friendly, kind and caring! Thanks so much!
December 06, 2018
All staff that came in the room were friendly, caring, respectful and knowledgeable
December 05, 2018
November 29, 2018
Good listenerEasy to talk toWants to find a solution to the problem
November 26, 2018
I would recommend this facility to friends and family.
November 21, 2018
He listened, spend enough time so that I was able to address all my issues. He gave an explanation to his plan but left it completely up to me to decide what can be done.
November 08, 2018
Really like this experience with doctor
November 07, 2018
November 06, 2018
It was my 1st visit, but Dr. Chou seems very knowledgeable.
November 01, 2018
Did a great job on surgery with no complications or pain.
November 01, 2018
Dr. Chou was very attentive and knowledgeable about my condition and had a very friendly and approachable demeanor. He seemed be very genuine about treating his patients and finding the source of their ailment. I liked that he provided options for healing and resolving the pain/issue at hand. I would recommend him to my friends and family if they had any orthopaedic issues that needs to be looked at.
October 30, 2018
Call them you will feel very comfortable and they are very informative.
October 29, 2018
Love PIH every doctor in building and hospital You guys are the best??
October 29, 2018
Very good Dr
October 24, 2018
Great doctor
October 22, 2018
Highly recommend Dr. Chou.
October 22, 2018
Very personal asked about my concerns with my foot listening to my problems while examining very throughly, took his time to answer all my questions.
October 15, 2018
Very professional. Prompt service. Immediate plan of care provided.
October 11, 2018
Good listener, knows his craft
October 09, 2018
It's big and hard to get appointment this time and wait one month ??
September 24, 2018
He was a good listener and explained very well
September 20, 2018
Excellent orthopedic surgeon and educates Pt.with consult.
September 17, 2018
Yes, I would tell my friends, and relatives about Dr. Harvey Chou
September 11, 2018
Would recommend Dr. Chou.
September 11, 2018
Would recommend Dr Chou to my family & friends. He was friendly & kind.
September 10, 2018
After visits with two other doctors, a podiatrist and neurologist, with no meaningful results. Dr. Chou was able to recognize my foot issues and developed a plan to relieve my foot pain and walking issues. Thanks to Dr. Chou it seems I'll soon be on the road to recovery.
September 05, 2018
He was warm and personable. He took time and didn’t rush through the visit.
August 30, 2018
Fast, easy, and everyone is friendly.
August 20, 2018
Dr. Chou explained everything in detailed to me and what to expect. He is super awesome! His medical assistant Gaby was very nice and welcoming.
August 20, 2018
The doctor was very knowledgeable and informative. Would definitely go back to him.
August 09, 2018
I absolutely think Dr Chou is the best. I have never felt rushed, he always listens and gives you his honest opinion. From a patient's point of view, I find this extremely important.
August 08, 2018
PIH in general has the best doctors and hospital.
August 08, 2018
I found Dr. Chou to be excellent on all counts. I saw him for anarthritic knee. He explained four different options I had and whathe thought was best for me. He gave me a cortizone shot in my kneewhich I barely felt even though I have been avoiding it for years because I heard it was so painful. Dr. Chou listened attentively towhat I told him and responded thoroughly to all I said.
August 02, 2018
Dr. Chou and his staff are very professional, helpful and friendly. They made me feel very comfortable and in safe, competent care after sustaining injuries from an accident.
August 01, 2018
Everything was great
July 31, 2018
Dr Chou was amazing and quite thorough. Thank you
July 30, 2018
I came in to see Dr. Chou after a Trumatic fall He was able to explain what the best options for my injuries were and scheduled my surgery two days later I am glad to say I am recovering well
July 23, 2018
That he's is a very good Dr. and very patient and friendly.
July 17, 2018
Once I spoke to Dr. Harvey Chou as this was my 1st appointment with him. He was so nice and explained everything to me. I felt so much better but still in pain. I'm scheduled for my surgery with in a week.
July 10, 2018
Best doctor. I get the best care everytime
July 09, 2018
Only that it took about 5 weeks to get an appt.
June 13, 2018
My husband came in for a certain problem with pain under his foot. The doctor gave him a pad to put in his shoe which was, obviously, the wrong type of pad for his problem because he is still in pain when he walks. The doctor was more concerned about his curved toes and an operation in the future but that does not even bother him. It is either a callus or something that is causing his pain and he needs the proper pad to alleviate it. Sorry, but Dr. Chou did not help my husband.
May 30, 2018
Dr. Chou is amazing I will recommend him to everyone! It was difficult to get an appointment with him originally but once I was able to see him I was able able to schedule my next appointment in advance. Overall it’s very difficult to get an appointment with a PIH specialist they are very busy!
May 17, 2018
Very impressed with his knowledge and bedside manner. Also impressed with staff.
May 16, 2018
I have already told my family about the wonderful experience. Dr Chou is great
May 07, 2018
He provided thorough information on a new diagnosis and the options we have
May 07, 2018
hes a great docter but his staff is slow to fill out paperwork
May 07, 2018
First visit, Realy can"t comment!
May 07, 2018
Dr.Harvey Chou is an AMAZING doctor and surgeon! I am so fortunate to have found him.
May 02, 2018
April 26, 2018
The nursing staff was not friendly. The intake nurse did not return to my room to inform me the doctor was running late or will be in shortly. I exited my room after an hour to check on the status of my appointment. The pregnant nurse seemed bothered by my question. I heard the doctor outside my door a few times inquiring of the nurses what room he was to visit next because he forgot where he left off.
April 19, 2018
I think the Dr Chou was very polite and showed interest and concern.
April 16, 2018
I would tell my friends and family that if they ever need an orthopedic doctor to see Dr. Harvey Chou. He is very kind and straight forward. He makes the patient his number one priority and listens. He talks thoroughly about the issues and I would recommended him to anyone.
April 11, 2018
Need to work on getting sooner appointments
April 02, 2018
Very satisfied with his service.
April 02, 2018
“If you want a good orthopedist, go to Dr. Chou.”
March 07, 2018
Excellent services
March 07, 2018
March 05, 2018
We just left Kaiser after many years and my husband was apprehensive about a new doctor but he survived!
February 28, 2018
The office staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Chou thoroughly explained to me my problem and the options I had to improve my problem.