Joseph Lombardo MD | Family Medicine Physician | Lakewood, CA | PIH Health
Joseph A. Lombardo

Joseph A. Lombardo MD


Family Medicine
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4.6 / 5 (based on 375 Reviews) View 69 Comments
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A graduate of UC Berkeley and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, native Californian Dr. Joseph Lombardo was drawn to the field of medicine because he enjoys helping people. He chose to specialize in family medicine because he liked the variety and comprehensiveness of the specialty. Dr. Lombardo is a father of three, comes from a large family and grew up playing many different sports. He enjoys surfing and traveling in his free time.

Office Information

  • 5750 Downey Blvd #205 Lakewood, CA 90712

    Main: 562.597.4181
    Fax: 562.597.7083

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





  • Family Medicine

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania)


University of California Irvine School of Medicine


University of California Irvine School of Medicine


Patient Reviews

June 14, 2022
Dr Lombardo is the best!
June 13, 2022
Have been a patient for many years. We are totally trusting of Dr Lombardo's care. He is a very caring and honest individual who has been an asset in our healthcare experiences for a long time.
June 09, 2022
It was my first time seeing a doctor in a long time, I was nervous but my doctor made me feel very comfortable.
June 02, 2022
Over all everything was great
May 16, 2022
We sat in the exam room for over a hour and my Dr came in 50 minutes after my appointment time.
May 12, 2022
Always seen in a timely manner. Takes time to explain issues I might have and concerns as well.
May 05, 2022
He talks asks questions since I have some trauma I will need to monitor this to see if its a permanent issue but I trust the Dr.
May 03, 2022
I would like to say that I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lombardo. He quickly diagnosed what was wrong and gave me a medicine that started working immediately, and he recommended the best chiropractor on the planet who fixed my messed up neck and one adjustment. I'm really impressed by Dr. Lombardo and...and the person who he recommended. I'm very happy. That's it. Bye.
May 03, 2022
Being a patient of Dr Lombardo, I am learning more about my disease and he really explained well... He explained it in details specially with my diabetes because it went up..... his really concerned on how to make it normal ....
May 02, 2022
Very professional
April 26, 2022
Although appoitment was scheduled fast, I've waited about 1 hr in the inside waiting room. Way too long....should be no more than 15-20 mins. Staff is courteous and professional once you are seen. Had to leave to another appointment after 1 1/2 hr visit and without my results.
April 25, 2022
Dr. Lombardo and his staff are excellent team. And they've treating me and my family for many years. And I would highly recommend him to any all my family and friends. I think he's actually one of the best physicians, I ever known entire life.
April 21, 2022
I'm telling all my friends and family about this place.
April 14, 2022
Dr. Lombardo and (name removed) are wonderful. I am grateful to have them looking out for my health and cheering me on my weight loss journey. Thank you!
April 13, 2022
All of the staff was very accommodating to my situation. Everyone was extremely nice!
April 12, 2022
The Physician thought I had Medical Insurance, I'm guessing by the way I looked I assumed. So for the first 15mins he spoke about insurance and not my Health. I kept interrupting him to let him know I had PPO but still didn't get to my Health like I wanted to. So after all that he decided to go double check to find out that he was wrong & I did have PPO. I will be scheduling another appointment just with a different Physician soon.
April 07, 2022
It was my first visit with this doctor and I was happy with my care I really like the doctor but he told me his planning to retired soon this year the make me little sad ?
April 05, 2022
Excellent doctor, excellent staff
April 04, 2022
Dr. Lombardo was my PCP in the 1980s and 90s. It was nice to see him again.
March 31, 2022
I had, excuse me. I had an excellent visit with Dr. Lombardo. I was very pleased.
March 31, 2022
The only appt was 3 weeks into the future so I called Thursday at 8 AM hoping for a sooner apt because sometimes people cancel. They removed my future appointment and said I can come in at 8:40. I get there and the girl I spoke to forgot to put me down for 8:40, she did however cancel my future appt. Since someone else took my 8:40 appt sue to her mistake. My only option was to see a male doctor who isn't my assigned doctor at 10:40. I drove far to be there so waited in the waiting room from 8:30 till 11am when they called me in (20 minutes after my 10:40 appt). Once I saw the male doctor, he kept interrupting me and cutting me off and wouldn't let me get a sentence in. No bedside manners and he thought he knew more about me than me about my head despite just meeting me that day and not even listening to me. In the end he said I should come back another day to see my normal female doctor since she's more "familiar with my case". I got the feeling he wanted to pawn me off on someone else because he didn't know how to handle my particular medical case. The rudeness and lack of listening skills is what bothered me the most. Horrible experience and terrible waste of time. It wasn't worth the day I took off from work only to have the receptionist "forget" to pencil me in for 8:40, having to wait till 11 to be seen, then being cut off and yelled over every time I try to speak a complete sentence. This experience was totally different than my previous one. The nurses were all polite and courteous. The ladies in the front desk where not the once's that messed up my 8:40 appointment. The one that messed up was the person that answered my call.
March 30, 2022
Dr. Lombardo and (name removed) his nurse are the best. Okay. Thanks.
March 30, 2022
Everything was great ?
March 28, 2022
I'm very happy with my first visit to this office, Thx.
March 22, 2022
good as always
March 22, 2022
They are beautiful people
March 15, 2022
Dr Lombardo is a good guy. He listens, asks questions and offers advice. I feel comfortable with him. His nurse is nice too.
March 15, 2022
(name removed) Dr Lombardo nurse is always very kind and helpful
March 08, 2022
They were real professionals
March 07, 2022
Great Doctor!
March 07, 2022
My visits are always very good.
March 01, 2022
DR Lombardo is an excellent doctor, he is always polite, makes sure my needs are met, and heals me when I am sick. He saved my life a few yrs back. I would recommend Dr Lombardo, as being one of the best Primary care doctors.
March 01, 2022
Very satisfied experience
February 24, 2022
Refine Dr. Very fine, man. Everything went smooth. You make sure I understood what he was saying. Answer all my questions. (name removed) was a pleasure. I was glad I went.
February 23, 2022
Very friendly, makes me feel comfortable.I like Dr Lombardo, good Dr and guy.....
February 22, 2022
The wait was a bit long. 9:00 appointment, saw the doctor at 9:50.
February 14, 2022
Attentive doctor and staff
February 01, 2022
Great Staff, great facility, could not be happier with my experience.
February 01, 2022
Both the Dr and nurse we amazing, the make you feel like you are talking to family or a long time friend on your first visit. I have already recommended your facility to my Mom
January 31, 2022
I was really happy to be able to come to the doctor's office, and the staff were very nice to me. And told me how to get to the lab, and the doctor came out to check to see if there was anything else, that we needed and then he gave he gave us a map on how to get to the labs and the phone numbers. Okay. Thank you for helping. Bye. Bye.
January 11, 2022
Great service thank you
January 03, 2022
Dr Lombardo's assistant was not at all helpful. Her attitude was bad. I had to call four times, and my pharmacy had to contact her three times to get my prescriptions refilled. I was down to my last pill. It was incredibly stressful and unnecessary. If it happens again, I am leaving and going to a different network. His assistant was rude to me like it was somehow my fault I was out of medication. It was unbelievable. Never again.
December 30, 2021
Dr. Lombardo was very helpful and very careful in the office. Staff was very courteous offered mask and clean facility. And yes, I definitely recommend them to anybody. Th PHI healthcare in Downy is definitely number one.
December 23, 2021
It was good to have my questions answered and problems related to scheduling solved.
December 15, 2021
Patient's time needs to be valued more. I have never been to any Dr office where the wait was reasonable. I was there for almost an hour yesterday before Dr Lombardo came to the room. I had to change the focus of my visit because I was under time constraints. That being said Dr Lombardo was very gracious about it and made sure my questions were answered. The entire staff was extremely friendly and professional.
December 14, 2021
After I gave this is doctor. All my symptoms. He could not give me an answer for any of them and then explain what I had to do after. If I have to go pick up prescriptions he could not give me an answer for anything.
December 14, 2021
I was being seen for having some shoulder pain and this provider was not very caring or concerned for what I had to say. I've seen this provider almost after every serious injury i've had (being the only one available) and he always treats me like i'm some drug addict or he never wants to prescibe me any medications this being as soon as he hears my problem. I don't come to the doctors office very often but when I do it is because i'm in some sort of serious discomfort or pain. I don't expect to be prescribed drugs nor do I want any, I would just like to have some sort of knowledge about what i'm being seen for and how to move accordingly afterwards. I came to this office with 8/10 pain, and i'm leaving the office with the same pain, no knowledge of why i'm in pain & no knowledge of how to treat this pain. Being that I do work for a healthcare facility and I come across many providers, this is byfar the worst one, and one of the reasons I remain hesitant to even come. Thanks for listening to my [name removed]talk. [fowl language removed}.
December 07, 2021
Very good attention from everyone, the doctor is very kind and gives you the proper attention.
December 07, 2021
It was great!
December 07, 2021
December 07, 2021
Great job
November 29, 2021
Yes, Dr. Lombardo was very professional, was very caring and was concerned about the issues I had. He answered every question in the most professional way. The staff there was very helpful. I was actually amazed at how helpful they were. I was actually checked in, in a timely matter, was seen in a timely matter and I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family.
November 29, 2021
Great staff. Really like Dr. Lombardo!
November 29, 2021
I got a room before a can put my insurance card and I.D in my wallet. Didn't have a chance to sit in the waiting room. Pretty darn good. The best!!
November 17, 2021
Great front desk, great nurse [name removed], and great doctor!
November 16, 2021
Was quick and clean and would do it again.
November 10, 2021
Dr. Lombardo is that rare physician who will discuss your diagnosis and treatment with you so that you fully understand and can make informed decisions about your care.
November 08, 2021
Everything was great EXCEPT I came in at 10:30am for an 11:00am appointment. Waited in the waiting room until 11:40, then moved into the examination room. Waited until 12:30pm until the Dr. came in to see me. Everything else was great.
November 08, 2021
My family has always been extremely happy with our care under Dr. Lombardo. He always listens to our concerns and offers advice we can understand. If there is something we do not understand he goes out of his way to fully explain it to us. The staff at this facility is always friendly and helpful even when they are very busy.
November 04, 2021
My name is [PHI removed] and I just want to say I am so thankful that Dr. Lombardo is my doctor. He cares, he listens and he wants to help. He wants to help you. He wants to make you better. He makes....wants to make you a better, healthier person, and he is such an asset to your company. I don't even...I'm kind of close, but I really don't mind driving. It's much further than the old facility. The old facility I loved. I think your new facility's, it's not's not as good for me, but I don't care where it is. I will go where Dr. Lombardo and his staff is. They are fantastic, and I love his nurse. She's great too, she's so wonderful. They're both great. They're just really kind, [word removed] people....really, really great people, so
October 28, 2021
[name removed] was superb!! She is always professional and always on top of things
October 28, 2021
always a good experience with dr.lombardo and nurse [name removed]
October 26, 2021
Dr. Lombardo and his staff are all excellent at what they do.
October 25, 2021
I was very pleased with my overall experience. It was my first time at this office, the staff and Dr. Lombardo made for a great visit.
October 25, 2021
Hi. Happy with the service, but the parking is very, very bad, especially for senior citizens. Maybe you could consider extra parking in that facility. Thank you. Bye. Bye.
October 25, 2021
Both my husband and myself had an appointment. We were on time. The clerk only billed me for my visit, but not my husband. We told her at the desk to use the card that was given to pay for both of us from my husband - she did NOT do this. Your billing functions within PIH are so dis-organized. We keep getting bills for service rendered, pay at the time of visit, then we get yet another bill. This is frustrating and makes us NOT want to see our doctor in a timely fashion.
October 21, 2021
Yes. I had a very nice visit with Dr. Lombardo very respectful.
October 21, 2021
Dr Lombardo was able to see me quickly since my regular PCP could not within 1 month. That was a relief! Thank you.
October 18, 2021
The computer phone system was down, so they couldn't do much. I would like PIH to encourage providers to submit referrals as needed, i.e. MRI, specialist, etc. I am worried that providers are reluctant to submit for cost reasons. I love the attention and open dialogue I have with my provider. I listen to his medical advice.
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