Harvey Chou - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Harvey H. Chou

Harvey H. Chou, MD

4.7 / 5 (based on 207 Reviews) View 46 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

March 05, 2018
We just left Kaiser after many years and my husband was apprehensive about a new doctor but he survived!
February 22, 2018
Good Dr. Just really overbooked or maybe lacks time management. I waited for over 2 hours and left with more questions than when I came in.
February 14, 2018
for any orthopedic needs this office DR.Chou are the best, both of my children and I have been seen by this office and have always been treated extremely well. I trust them 100% they are extremely caring, and take the time to explain everything to you.
February 13, 2018
I would let them know that this Dr and staff are excellent, with the service. From the beginning at check in, everyone is very helpful. The area is clean and welcoming. Dr Chou listens to your concern and is very professional in his care and bedside manner (in the office). He explains what he is going to do and makes you comfortable.
February 12, 2018
The Doctor was easy to talk with. Very easy to understand his description of my issue.
February 08, 2018
Dr. Chou always spends the necessary time with me and explains anything I do not understand.
January 31, 2018
He was very friendly. Gave me more than 10minutes of his time. Knew what I needed. I understood what he had to say.
January 25, 2018
He was really explicit & informative. I very much enjoyed my visit with him.
January 24, 2018
Terrible service. They keep you waiting even though you have an appointment and it took 3 weeks to be get an appointment to be seen. I will ask my primary doctor to provide me with a referral at another location.
January 17, 2018
Excellent in every way!!
January 10, 2018
I was referred to Dr. Chou by my son. He was very informative and super nice! Answered all my questions and made me feel like he was really listening to my concerns.
January 08, 2018
The appointments were good to schedule, The Dr. saw me right away and was thorough in listening and explaining area of concern and the procedure.
December 07, 2017
We are thankful for doctors like Dr. Chou.
November 21, 2017
I would recommend him to everyone
November 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
I'd tell tell them to have all their questions ready by writing them down so they can just ask away - while the doctor is still in the room with them.
November 08, 2017
Outstanding Doctor. Period!!!
November 07, 2017
If you have a problem and need an Orthopaedic Dr. I would recommend seeing Dr. Chou.
October 30, 2017
Dr. Chou and the office staff at PIH are top notch.
October 26, 2017
Definitely see Dr. Chou for all of your orthopedic needs
October 19, 2017
Doctor and his staff made us feel comfortable and welcomed. Doctor understood our concerns and we trust in him.
October 09, 2017
I tell everyone to see Dr. Chou, he's a master at what he does.
September 25, 2017
Dr. Chou was professional, personable and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Dr. Chou to friends and family.
September 06, 2017
He is a very nice provider.
August 28, 2017
Dr. Chou was engaged and seemed very competent.
August 28, 2017
I'm prejudiced. The first time I met Dr. Chou was just before he performed emergency surgery on me. I've been seeing him ever since by choice. He is kind and caring and has always listened to my concerns and offered solutions that work.
August 17, 2017
Recommend Dr. Chou
August 10, 2017
Dr. Chou is dynamic,open and friendly which makes a tough conversation much easier to have. He was very thorough explaining several options which ranged from doing nothing to total joint replacement. Because of his positive attitude and clear explanations of each of the option's short term and long range results, I feel very confident with the decision I made. His support of that decision has removed any nervousness I might have felt anticipating the surgery. He said I could expect a call from Surgery Scheduling within a week, but I heard from them the next morning. The PIH Orthopedic Department on the fourth floor is a wonderful and efficient team. They are happy bunch - friendly, polite and accommodating and I would recommend them to family and friends.
August 01, 2017
Dr Chou is Avery good doctor
July 25, 2017
They are friendly, courteous, polite.
July 24, 2017
Dr. Chou handled my wife's medical concerns very kindly and professionally.
July 11, 2017
Dr. Chou was very accommodating to me to squeeze me into his schedule of appointments on July 11, his first day back that was already booked due to his being away on vacation. I am a current patient that had suffered a broken ankle last week while on vacation. Dr. Chou was able to see and examine me. He also scheduled an outpatient surgery for me next week to repair my ankle on his non-regular surgery days since he was already booked on his regular surgery days. Dr. Chou is the best! He is very compassionate, understanding and thorough!
June 15, 2017
showed genuine concern and professional knowledge of my condition
June 13, 2017
Good Doctor friendly kind
June 12, 2017
Thorough understanding and recommendation and ease of communication
June 08, 2017
Dr Chou is a great listener and helps one feel comfortable throughout visit.
June 07, 2017
He's a very good provider. Very kind and very patient to listen the problem I had.
June 06, 2017
took time to explain everything so I could understand. Gave me different ways I could handle my problem and let me decide.
June 05, 2017
Most definitely.
May 23, 2017
dr chou and staff cool peeps
May 18, 2017
Dr. Chou is an excellent physician, and an even better surgeon. Thanks Dr. Chou!
May 08, 2017
Is a very professional and easy to discuss your issues .
April 24, 2017
Great Dr...I would tell them he knows his stuff..great listener & is patient
April 19, 2017
He's a really good guy and speaks to you like a human being
April 18, 2017
Very satisfied, took the time to explain all my options.
March 20, 2017
Dr Chou took great care of me when I was in the hospital. very caring doctor.