Harvey Chou MD | Orthopedic Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Harvey H. Chou

Harvey H. Chou MD


Orthopedic Surgery
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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.”

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Orthopedic Surgery

Additional Languages

  • Chinese


Medical School

University of California School of Medicine (Irvine)


University of California Medical Center (Irvine)


West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Reviews

August 29, 2022
Dr. Harvey Chou, is very knowledgeable and very personable and seems to genuinely care. I believe that he's a very competent and proficient doctor. Thank you.
August 25, 2022
Dr. Chou is an outstanding doctor with excellent bedside manner.
August 22, 2022
Dr Chou was very nice and professional.
August 18, 2022
Dr. Chou always listens carefully to all I tell him and is very upfront and honest. I trust him completely with all my problems.
August 17, 2022
Dr Chou continues to take great care with me. He works until he has the problem fixed. He's the best!
August 15, 2022
He listened and answered my questions snd concerns
August 15, 2022
I appreciate the way he explains he's methods on how long term healing. Tgat medicine may not work now and may long term hurt more cu of young age. I fully trust Dr. Chou and will continue to take his professional advice on my injuries and healing process
August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022
Super friendly staff
August 01, 2022
Dr Chou and his staff were caring and very attentive. Excellent experience. Glad he's my doctor.
July 28, 2022
Dr. Chou and the office staff were very respectful and courteous. I am very impressed with the empathy shown by everyone in the Orthopedic office.
July 25, 2022
July 14, 2022
Dr Chou was wonderful patient kind informative he was awesome
July 13, 2022
Extremely very happy
July 13, 2022
He is a very kind and attentive person who gives us a lot of care. I respect him and would recommend him.
July 13, 2022
July 11, 2022
My only problem is getting a signature on medical leave act still waiting
July 11, 2022
I really really Like Dr. Chou & his staff! i have been going to him for years and has never let me down. i had to go out of this Network for a few years because of my Company's insurance Carrier, but was so happy & relieved that i was able to come back!!
June 30, 2022
Yes. I have used Dr. Chou now for a couple of things and I have suggested him for other things to friends and family. So I trust that he'll do a good job and that's about all I can hope for. Thank you.
June 23, 2022
Excellent Service
June 23, 2022
Dr Chou is an awesome doctor. He always calms my nerves and takes time to answer my questions. I feel like he truly cares about his patients. I am so happy to have him as my doctor.
June 22, 2022
I am very pleased with the care the doctor gave me, and the service from the staff in reception. I would recommend the doctor to anyone. That's my opinion. Thank you.
June 21, 2022
Love Dr Chou
June 07, 2022
Waited about 1 hr 15 min in the room for the doctor.
June 06, 2022
He knows his stuff and explained well without confusion.
June 02, 2022
service provided was excellent! this experience was handled in a profesional manner from start to finish.
June 02, 2022
Special recognition to.R N (name removed) for his exceptional patients care. An outstanding young R N who is capable of efficiently caring for multiple patients. His professional conduct is actually healing for all whom he comes in contact with.
June 02, 2022
Doctor and nurse all professional, very nice to me , thanks !
June 01, 2022
The front office was very respectful and attentive
May 25, 2022
He was able to determine what was cause of my pain.
May 24, 2022
Hello. Yes I've been trying to go to a specialist for a long time. They referred me to him and according to the doctor, I was referred to the wrong person, he referred me to another specialist and I've been having a lot of pain in my lower back, and that's why I wanted to go to see somebody that specialize in that as soon as possible and it didn't happened. So, you know kind of upset. Thank you. Take care. Bye.
May 23, 2022
Always have an informative, caring experience with Dr. Chou!
May 16, 2022
Staff and Doctor are very nice and professional
May 12, 2022
Very good
May 12, 2022
Dr Chou is a wonderful doctor. I wish all PIH doctors were like him.
May 12, 2022
The whole process was seamless- I needed x-rays boom! they took x-rays, Dr. Chou gave me a lot of options and what was best for me which is refreshing. He listened to my wants and needs and provided a resolution. Simply awesome.
May 04, 2022
Very very good!
May 02, 2022
Dr. Chou is very professional, was honest with his opinions and recommendations! He cared to listen to me and didn't just treat me like just another medical account number!
April 28, 2022
Dr. Chou very informative really explain my options I have no problem going to go see him again thank you
April 26, 2022
Well pleased with the experience.
April 21, 2022
Dr Chou is extremely personable. He listens to the patient and explains everything thoroughly. He provides the patient with alternatives and includes cutting edge treatments like PRP. I would highly recommend him. The issue I had was getting someone to answer the appointment line. It can take 30 to 45 minutes before someone answers. I consider that unacceptable when it comes to serving patients.
April 21, 2022
Dr. Chou was very attentive and thoroughly answered my questions. Thank you for your kind help during my recent hip repair.
April 19, 2022
It was so good
April 18, 2022
It was my first time seeing Dr. Harvey Chou, and I really liked his tableside manner. He was courteous and answered all my questions and concerns in an appropriate way. Big difference from my previous provider, who seemed annoyed and insensitive to my worries.
April 18, 2022
Great bedside manner. Takes time to educate patient on their health problem. Presents all options for treatment allowing the patient to choose which treatment to pursue.
April 06, 2022
Dr. Chou and his team are awesome!
April 04, 2022
dr was very patient and kind. He listened well and didn't seem rushed when I asked questions
March 23, 2022
DR. was very pleasant.
March 23, 2022
Very thorough about explaining all to us . We really appreciate Dr. Harvey and staff
March 22, 2022
Dr. Chou has operated on me 2 different times, I have great trust and respect for him. He is very knowledgeable and respectable and a great listener.
March 14, 2022
They do excellent work. Dr. Chou is a very, I go to him any time. Hello.
March 14, 2022
Dr. Chou was kind, thorough and listened to all of my concerns regarding my knee injury. His office staff was very accommodating and made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Chou to all of my family and friends!
March 02, 2022
I believe they were short staffed and when they set my appointment, they mixed 2 appointments together and only 1 of the 2 appointments was addressed so I can make another appointment. It was my knees and my left shoulder and only the knees were addressed and the gal that took my information was in his computer. She could have been in what she wrote on my information. I had to have another office assistant, correct the documentation in my chart.
March 01, 2022
Overall a positive experience.
February 16, 2022
Office staff was great. I was able to get an appointment promptly. Dr. Chou, who operated on my left knee 2 years ago, was very informative and responsive to my needs. He has an excellent bedside manner and I consider him to be very compassionate and thoroughly professional.
February 08, 2022
They need to stock different sizes of gauze and tape. The dressing fell off my toe before I got home. All they had was 3 inch gauze and tape .
January 31, 2022
Dr. Chou was patient. He explained well.
January 31, 2022
I waited too long to get my X-ray. Like 45 min. I complain, was told they had just gone to lunch. Shouldn't there still be other techs to cover.
January 27, 2022
This is one of the BEST doctors I have seen
January 13, 2022
This appointment was same-day surgery, and everyone there was wonderful to me. From the first little girl that was at the front door...little girl, sorry...and to all the way back every nurse...everybody...it was wonderful. The trash man, everything was...everybody was great. I feel very blessed. I'm doing well, and I feel good. Yay! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
January 13, 2022
Dr. Chou was very nice. He examined my foot that I had a fracture came to the root of the problem. Gave me a diagnosis told me exactly what to do and made a follow up appointment. I appreciated that very much. The only trouble I had was with your phone system because it was not working properly. And after being hung up on 6 times, I had to actually physically go down there to make an appointment. I understand the phone system is being corrected, and I appreciate that.
January 11, 2022
Hey, good morning. My name is [PHI removed]. I visited the office on January 11th for a right foot problem. The scheduling was awesome. I called, I believe I spoke with somebody named [name removed], and I actually got an appointment, then the very next day. At the front desk [name removed] greeted me and I completed the information on the tablet. And then usured into the back, escorted into the back there, by [name removed] and she knew my medical history, even even better than I did she she's very smart. And the, then most important thing is my Dr. Chou fixed my foot. I was in and out, and about 30 minutes, and most important things that my foot is pain free now. So, thank you very much. God bless you guys and happy New Year.
January 11, 2022
Great doctor, was excellent with my 3 year old. The entire staff was kind, courteous and helpful. Dr Chou went above and beyond with my daughter and answered all of my questions regarding care and healing time. Great experience all around.
January 05, 2022
January 04, 2022
I like Dr Harvey Chou he is a great Doctor. He cares about the patient. But the thing that I'm frustrated is the front personnel. Sometimes I leave a message and they don't deliver them correctly. This delays my treatment. Lately when I call they are always moody. Maybe it is because I call around 4:00 PM and they had a long frustrated day but whatever it is they need to be respectful and polite.
December 15, 2021
Dr. Chou is one amazing DR.
November 30, 2021
Dr Harvey Chou is the best and deserves a plaque for top orthopedic doctor thanks
November 22, 2021
Dr Chou is very compassionate and caring physician. I would highly recommend him and his very courteous staff.
November 17, 2021
Dr Chou took the time to listen to my mom.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Chou and his office staff are great. He is very attentive and easy to talk to. He always answers all of my questions. His x ray tech was also very nice. A+.
November 08, 2021
I wish they would have spent more time with me. It was a very short time that I got to see the doctor. So, and we waited like over an hour before they called us in. Other than that everything else is okay. Thank you.
November 04, 2021
My experience with the doctor was excellent. My experience with the front office staff was horrible. I had to wait an hour to be called back in to my exam room. When I asked the front office, 30 minutes into my appointment, "What was taking so long to get me back?" They told me that they forgot about me. When I followed up again, at 30 minutes after that they didn't apologize for the delay and kind of had an attitude when talking amongst the staff
October 27, 2021
Dr Chou is an amazing physician who takes the time to explain details of my condition, the pros and cons of various treatments and their side effects, and listens very well. I highly recommend him!
October 21, 2021
All this very very good, all excellent.
October 18, 2021
Well, I went in to see Dr. Chou after an MRI, and I've been having shoulder pain. But my... my first concern is I just feel like he is over booked, and really doesn't spent the time with patients that he could. I've used him for shoulder surgery before and I had complete trust in him. But it seems that this visit that he was just super rush and being rush doesn't always come across well. When you... when you book a doctor so heavily, they can only do so much for each patient. And I mean, you can't make two of them. He's just one doctor, but if you could have two Harvey Chou, that would be a lot better because the need is there.
October 11, 2021
I was so happy to visit with Dr. Chou. He understood my concerns and what I'd like for the future concerning my Orthopedic help. And that was invaluable to me. I would recommend him100%,
October 11, 2021
As always provided the service that i required
October 07, 2021
the doctor who was the one who saw my husband who broke his arm about 6 months ago excellent serious the operation that he did because they are final I have also been when I was the last day he saw her is done like a month then comes I told him a pain that I understand your leg that if I could have left with great pleasure that you have to tell him all (unreadable).
October 07, 2021
Excellent doctor. Fixed my son's ACL like new. Let him observe surgeries for his high school senior project.
October 06, 2021
The doctor felt like he do. He was rushed was in a hurry. I asked him certain questions, and his car. His answers were brief. So I'm going to give him another chance.
October 04, 2021
Dr. Chou takes care of me great. And he takes care of my wife too and I think he's he's a great doctor, really knowledgeable.
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