Neal Shindel - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Neal M. Shindel

Neal M. Shindel, MD

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Dr. Shindel attributes an interest in science and research with his decision to pursue medicine.  He also enjoys helping people.  “Having had several family members with colon cancer, I became committed to making a difference,” says Dr. Shindel, who’s gratified to see fewer patients developing the disease.  In practice for 30 years, he’s performed 50,000 colonoscopies and calls gastroenterology a unique blend of one-on-one patient time, high-tech endoscopic procedures and treatments.

Prior to his role with PIH Health, Dr. Shindel was the Director of the Colon Cancer Prevention Alliance in Whittier that began in 1991. Dr. Shindel and his wife celebrated 25 years of marriage by climbing California’s Mt. Whitney and cycling 121 miles to Badwater, Death Valley, reaching the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States in 24 hours.

OFFICE INFORMATION

12291 Washington Blvd #201
Whittier, California 90606
  • Main: 562.698.0306
  • Fax: 562.789.5458

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier

PROFILE

GENDER

Male

SPECIALTIES

  • Gastroenterology

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Spanish

Education

Residency

Veterans Affairs Medical Center-West Los Angeles (California) Temple University Hospital (Pennsylvania)

Fellowship

UCLA Medical Center (California)

MD

SUNY State University of New York-Syracuse College of Medicine

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Gastroenterology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

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Patient Reviews

October 05, 2018
I was taken care of from the beginning to the end with happy faces and nice conversations. Nurses were very attentive to all my needs.
October 04, 2018
Very nice doctor I can understand why he is book months in advance and why it took me so long to get appointment with him I was very pleased with my visit
October 01, 2018
Very pleasant staff, very efficient.
September 28, 2018
PIH Staff, from Technician's to Nurses & Doctors have always treated me with courtesey & are true professionals. They treat you as if your family. I leave feeling that my recovery and health is important to them. I have never felt like I was just another patient on a list. They really seem to care.
September 28, 2018
Great staff. Friendly, curtious, knowledgeable, just amazing. Took any feats away immediately.
September 27, 2018
Very professional and to the point
September 27, 2018
The nursing staff was very attentive and helpful in answering any question or concern that I had.
September 27, 2018
I would highly recommend this provider but only if one wants to receive the best quality treatment and efficiency of care! Thank you Dr Shindel andStaff for making my experiencea very good one! It's appreciated.
September 18, 2018
i have never visited Dr. Shindel in his office so i am not in a position to comment.
September 18, 2018
Good Folks to Deal With!
September 17, 2018
Dr Shindel and his wonderful staff are truly professional and compassionate.
September 14, 2018
Very friendly service.
September 14, 2018
Staff friendly and very professional.
September 13, 2018
The nursing and support staff are excellent at their job! Additionally their service is and the manner in which they interacted with me are outstanding.
September 13, 2018
Excellent MD!!
September 12, 2018
Staff and nurses are very courteous and informative I arrived 15 mins early, they brought me in and I was done and out the door before my original start time
September 12, 2018
Service here is amazing. I felt so comfortable considering I was having an uncomfortable procedure done. Definitely recommend.
September 12, 2018
Colonoscopies are important to this family & Dr. Shindel is by far THE BEST!!
September 11, 2018
Dr. Shindel is a very caring outgoing funny Dr he knows how to explain things and make sure that you understand what is going on couldn't have asked for a better doctor
September 11, 2018
professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful
September 06, 2018
Professionals.. in every way
September 06, 2018
Dr Shindel was well versed in my background, had all the details of past history and treatments for my condition. He was easy to talk with and listened to my concerns.He put me at ease.
September 05, 2018
Very professional yet personable staff. A procedure that is typically a bit uncomfortable emotionally was handled with such dignity as to not embarrass the patient.
September 04, 2018
Dr. Shindel and his staff are fabulous. They are not only true professionals in their work, but they are also highly skilled in reducing the anxiety level of an environment that by nature can be very stressful for any incoming patient. I'd highly recommend them for anyone needing digestive health care.
September 04, 2018
I like Dr Shindel and his care. Unfortunately, the waiting time is beyond acceptable. My last appointment I had to wait almost 3 hrs to be seen. Definitely needs better management with scheduling and time mgmt.
August 31, 2018
Good place have everything in order
August 29, 2018
Everyone was extremely nice and pleasant to talk with and showed that they cared about the patients.
August 29, 2018
Although very satisfied with this doctor I was very disappointed by the office’s handling of the schedule and patient expectations.
August 29, 2018
I've had three colonoscopies done by Dr. Shindel. He and his staff are very professional, caring, and informative.
August 24, 2018
I would definitely recommend Dr. Neal Shindel to others.
August 22, 2018
very nice person
August 21, 2018
If they need a great doctor for his specialty I highly recommend him.
August 21, 2018
This new location has a much better staff.
August 21, 2018
If you R retired and enjoy spending time waiting for a doctor in a exam room this is the place.Us responsible working people perhaps should look for a place that value our time.
August 16, 2018
it was better than expected.
August 16, 2018
Dr. Shindel is truly a professional eith a heart. We dicussed my concerns and he went over everything with me.
August 15, 2018
Very professional team, caring and helpful. Excellent experience.
August 15, 2018
Dr. Shindel and his staff did an excellent job. I highly recommend him.
August 15, 2018
I would highly recommend PIH Health for it's excellence.
August 15, 2018
Everyone from the first person on the phone to person who helped me to the car were all so pleasant and caring. They all helped to make an unpleasant procedure not so bad!!
August 10, 2018
Great experience. An enjoyable visit. Very knowledgeable staff.
August 10, 2018
Choose PIH Health.
August 09, 2018
It takes a couple of months to see the Dr.
August 09, 2018
If you don't mind being treated as though you are invisible by the front desk lady, then the nursing and physician staff are excellent
August 09, 2018
I was very impressed with all involved in the process. People introduced themselves and described what they were doing. I felt I was in good hands.
August 09, 2018
The Dr. is good.
August 08, 2018
Everyone was great,I love that hospital
August 07, 2018
As much of a pain that a colonoscopy is, it is a necessary procedure and it may as well be done in an environment that is clean, helpful and respectful. Dr. Shindel is a wonderful doctor and all of the personnel were fantastic. More places should be like this.
August 03, 2018
Dr. Shindel and his staff showed, teamwork, professionalism and teamwork.
August 03, 2018
It I had known that everything would have been so easy I would have done it along time ago.
August 02, 2018
I am pleased with the providers care.
August 02, 2018
Dr. Shindel is the BEST in his field. He has done many colonoscopies for me and is very competent, experienced, and caring for his patients.
August 01, 2018
if you need to go this is the provider to visit.
August 01, 2018
Everyone was very courteous and attentive.
July 31, 2018
Dr. Shindel and his staff were just as fine as I remember them from 10 years ago. Thank goodness the profession continues to have this level of quality.
July 30, 2018
All staff was extra friendly.
July 27, 2018
I was surprised how good I felt after the procedure .Everyone there was so nice.
July 27, 2018
I would tell my friends and family colonoscopy is not as bad as I thought it was very good people very friendly very professional I was good thank you very much
July 27, 2018
Staff very cordial. All introduced themselves.
July 27, 2018
Found it very difficult to be able to speak with anyone on the phone in advance of appointment. Always seems to have a long hold time between time phone is answered by machine and can actually speak to a live person.
July 24, 2018
I think very highly of Dr. Shindel and the office is very professional.
July 20, 2018
Because I was in for a colonoscopy, I feared the unknown. I would tell anyone getting this procedure that the procedure 90% psychological 10% procedure.
July 19, 2018
I was very happy with Dr. Shindel, I thought he answered all my questions and addressed my concerns.
July 19, 2018
I have relied on Dr Shindel for years and for good reason: he is very knowledgeable, caring and actually listens when he needs to, provides guidance without lecturing and, of course, provides excellent medical care.
July 19, 2018
Very thorough,efficient and competent.
July 19, 2018
They knew how scared I was and did everything they could to make me comfortable.
July 18, 2018
I knew what to expect from initial contact with office until discharge from GI lab. Written instructions were great.
July 17, 2018
Dr. Shindel listens carefully and explains things very well in an easy to understand logical manner. He's a great doctor!
July 13, 2018
Good job from everyone involved.
July 13, 2018
The entire staff was caring, friendly and happy.
July 13, 2018
The nurses and doctor were awesome. Was a great experience.
July 13, 2018
Very friendly staff. And very caring.
July 11, 2018
Dr. Shindel is a very professional and caring doctor. I would definitely recommend him and his staff to family and friends.
July 09, 2018
I received my authorization in March and was not able to the Doctor until July. Presently waiting for a call from the Doctor's office for my next appointment and have not received that call. I will have to call them to follow up.
July 06, 2018
Dr. Shindel has always presented a professional manner and at the same time makes a person comfortable to speak candidly about any concerns. He is passionate about educating his patients about the importance of prevention of this disease! He is the Dr. you want on your team if you find yourself in trouble!
July 05, 2018
You’ll have to wait a long time to get an appt and in the waiting room ... bring a jacket... nice doctor and knowledgeable
July 05, 2018
I had 2 colonoscopies with Dr. Shindel and like him. He's easy to talk to and has a pleasant demeanor. I was very happy that he is going to give me a sample of the new prep because it's supposed to taste better than the others but because it's new, the insurance company won't pay for it.
July 02, 2018
The only problems are the wait and difficulty getting appointments.
July 02, 2018
Good experience
July 02, 2018
It was smooth, easy, friendly almost homey. I felt so comfortable and well taken care of.
June 27, 2018
All the staff was very friendly and considerate. Very helpful and attentive. Just one of the nices staffs and doctors I have encountered. Thank you to all involved in my procedure.
June 26, 2018
Almost everything seems well organized and professional.
June 25, 2018
Very professional ...
June 25, 2018
Dr. Shindel does a good job of listening and explaining things. However, I had to wait for about 1 1/2 hours to see him.
June 21, 2018
He is a very understanding and do explain any issue or health concern in a very clear and simple language that one can easily understand. He treats me with respect and made my visit a very pleasant one.
June 18, 2018
Great caring provider. Paid attention showed compassion
June 15, 2018
Before I knew it, it was done. Very professional doctor and staff.
June 15, 2018
Clean, bright office, kew their stuff and were well organized.
June 15, 2018
They are competent and concerned.
June 14, 2018
I would recommend Dr Shindel to my family and friends.
June 14, 2018
Dr. Shindel was very well informed. He recalled information about my case that I had forgotten. He is an excellent health care provider.
June 14, 2018
That Dr Shindel and medical staff are thorough and pleasant.
June 12, 2018
Very well informed doctor and great manners. Very pleased to be on of his patients.
June 11, 2018
I’d like to keep this a secret , this provider and hospital are the best !
June 08, 2018
Stuff very friendly and kind
June 08, 2018
Every body is very professional .
June 07, 2018
Easy to talk to and puts you at ease about what's going on and has reviewed your history.
June 05, 2018
very friendly and professional staff
June 04, 2018
He is a good Doctor who know his field I have heard it from several friends and experienced it myself.
May 31, 2018
Dr. Shindel is thorough and professional and friendly. He is very informative and my husband and I have been going to him for a while now. He puts us at ease and explains the procedure and what will happen answers any questions we might have. We have confidence in his expertise.
May 30, 2018
They were attentive, considerate and professional
May 25, 2018
The provider is AWESOME..I recommend this provider to anyone...
May 24, 2018
I had an awesome experience. He listened to my complaints. Explained in detail what the next step is going to be. Answered all my questions thoroughly. Bed side manners was great.
May 24, 2018
He knows what he's doing which gives me great confidence.
May 23, 2018
I would recommend provider- easy to talk with
May 22, 2018
I was very pleased. Dr Shindel was very personable. Unfortunately I was late for my appointment, however Dr. Shindel still took extra time to see me. The staff was also very personable.
May 22, 2018
Intelligent and courteous
May 22, 2018
This doctor is a specialist that was recommended by my trusted family physician. The first appointment went okay - and I made a follow-up appointment. Dr. Shindel provided insight into prior test results, which was helpful. He ordered specific tests, which will provide an update, and I agreed with his explanation and course of action. The next step will depend upon test results.
May 21, 2018
Dr. Shindel left a good impression,very professional and caring.
May 21, 2018
long wait to get in to see him, must be very good.
May 18, 2018
The doctor and nursing staff were great
May 18, 2018
Yes
May 18, 2018
definitely..recommend the entire staff and process by the doctor
May 17, 2018
Great Doctor plus great staff equals excellent experience.
May 15, 2018
Very pleasant personality. Very knowledgeable. Easy to talk to and he is a good listener. Spends quality time with patient.
May 10, 2018
A lot better than expected
May 07, 2018
Before my procedure everyone was very kind and made me feel less anxious
May 04, 2018
The staff was very attentive and made the experience as smooth as possible. I was very comfortable.
May 03, 2018
I know I'm going to have to go back every 5 years so I appreciate knowing the PIH staff and the Dr. Shindel's office staff are very professional.
May 02, 2018
Procedure was quick and easy, the before and after nursing staff was A+
May 02, 2018
Excellent facility- the nurses were excellent and helpful. Dr. Shindel excellent
May 02, 2018
Nursing staff caring and efficient. Facility is clean and organized. Anesthesiologist was very pleasant and professional. Doctor was kind and professional as well. Doctor did arrive 15 minutes late. No big deal. Thank you for your compassion and kindness. Keep up the great work.
April 30, 2018
My visit was worth going to. The staff were very professional and friendly. Thanks to all of you.
April 30, 2018
Appointments not easy to obtain as scheduled booked far in advance.
April 18, 2018
Excellent skill level. Kind, gentle, caring, loves his work.
April 18, 2018
Takes time to explain your health problems.
April 18, 2018
OVERALL I HAD A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE , STAFF WAS GREAT , VERY NICE AND PROFESSIONAL , CLEAN PLACE , BUT AGAIN STAFF WAS THE BEST PART, I'M THANKFUL FOR THE ATTENTION AND CARE I HAD
April 17, 2018
the doctor was kurt once otherwise good, back office nurse was good. too many pt scheduled 13 in a office that is under construction with a front office not to friendly we’ll see about further recommendations
April 16, 2018
Very nice doctor, however, expect to wait.
April 13, 2018
Dr. Shindel is a wonderful doc and first rate in what he does. I would recommend him to everyone.
April 11, 2018
Yes you may share. I would tell friends or relatives, that it very hard to get to see DR Shindel for an apt.
April 09, 2018
hard to give rave reviews for a colonoscopy but this is my 2nd one with Dr Shindel and I have no complaints
April 04, 2018
I'd go again. Hopefully not soon. :)
April 02, 2018
Friendly and informative
April 02, 2018
I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Shindel to anyone who has Gastroenterological issues that need examination and treatment. He and his staff treated me with respect and courtesy.
March 30, 2018
If you need a Doctor to perform a screening, regular colonoscopies or endoscopy then I would recommend. If you are very aware of your symptoms and you want a Doctor that will actually hear you and work with you to find the underlying cause of your symptoms, then look for another Doctor.
March 30, 2018
Go and get treated at this facility. Staff and services are excellent, the facility is very clean, and they treat you like one of their own.
March 29, 2018
I was pleased with the entire staff starting with the front office, nurses, and support personnel and the doctors. Thank you for reducing my anxiety and stress with my colonoscopy.
March 28, 2018
I don’t have any comments avery thing was handled professionally as fars that i could see ????
March 27, 2018
My admitting nurse was so kind, thoughtful and helpful at explaining the process, the procedure and my discharge instructions. And she gave me more warm blankets.
March 26, 2018
Made me feel comfortable,
March 23, 2018
The Providers at PIH are the best & very friendly , & make you feel very Comfortable ,
March 23, 2018
Very kind and really made you feel that why you were there is important.
March 21, 2018
Very nice staff. Very attentive. Make you feel very comfortable
March 19, 2018
he explained well my proposed procedure.
March 19, 2018
Dr. Shindel and staff were all great.
March 19, 2018
Highly recommended. Knowledgeable and kind.
March 16, 2018
Everyone one was kind and professional made for a good experience
March 16, 2018
Keep doing what your doing, your all amazing and haven't lost touch with your bedside manner. Your appreciated and I found you all to be very professional.
March 12, 2018
My experience was flawless. The faculties bedside manners were impeccable!
March 09, 2018
Thank you fir making me feel comfortable for it being my first time in your office. You answered all questions, and made me feel that I was in good hands.
March 09, 2018
The staff and facility are excellent. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
March 08, 2018
Doctor and staff were perfect.Don't want to hurry back.
March 06, 2018
Will definitely refer my friends etc to this M D Dr Shindel
March 06, 2018
All I can say PIH has a great staff.I was treated with respect and they meant my needs and made my treatment as comfortable as possible.Thank you Guys ??
March 06, 2018
I would have no problem returning, the Dr knows his job and performs it well
March 05, 2018
Very professional office staff and Doctor.
March 02, 2018
Very friendly and easy to address him. Reviewed and explained very well so the normal person understands what he's saying.
March 01, 2018
This provider was very good and all nurses and staff was vey nice and made you feel comfortable which makes for a good experience.
March 01, 2018
He is a great Dr. very easy to talk to and does listen to what you say. I have been going to him for many years.
February 28, 2018
Everyone, from the registration process, to the nurses who prepared me for the procedure, was extremely pleasant and considerate.
February 28, 2018
Dr Shindel is the best
February 27, 2018
good docter
February 26, 2018
Excellent physician
February 23, 2018
doctor and nursing staff were excellent.
February 22, 2018
Like every experience I have had (many)with any PIH associated treatment, the personnel was knowledgeable, competent, helpful, and very friendly.
February 21, 2018
Staff and nurses were very friendly.
February 16, 2018
Highly recommend every aspect of this facility and staff.
February 16, 2018
I’ve recommended this provider he is great .
February 15, 2018
All nurses and staff made the experience as pleasant as possible
February 06, 2018
Staff is attentive and friendly. Dr Shindel listens to your symptoms carefully, speaks to you with understanding.
February 05, 2018
The doctors and nurses are all very friendly and make you feel at ease.
February 05, 2018
I highly recommend Doctor Shindel and PIH Health Physicians.
February 01, 2018
Best G. I. Physicians in Whittier!
January 29, 2018
Excellent Health Provider
January 23, 2018
I appreciated the time Dr. Shindel spent with me and his attention to my specific health concerns.
January 15, 2018
Dr Shindel puts his patients before himself. I can't say that about many doctors . He goes out of his way to give the care to his patients that they need. I have the highest regard for this doctor as he has proven his knowledge and abilities to me in the past and present. He is outstanding in his work and is easy to talk with . He explains things well and never rushes me. Dr Shindel is tops in my book.
December 22, 2017
I will recomende them
December 22, 2017
Everyone involved was professional, courteous, and organized.
December 22, 2017
Non stressful experience.
December 21, 2017
Dr. Shindel has a strong reputation as a physician and surgeon and I appreciate that I able to have him as he my doctor.
December 20, 2017
Once again, while Dr. Shindel is a very good doctor, the staff in the front area needs improvement. Also, a bathroom in the front waiting room was out of order. Not good enough when you have patients who are there for colonoscopies.
December 20, 2017
What I wrote in the last comment section! I actually have a lot more patience than most people, but cannot put up with this practice.
December 19, 2017
Very friendly
December 15, 2017
Bring a good book/novel to read
December 13, 2017
Excellent!
December 13, 2017
This was my first colonoscopy and visit with Dr. Shindel. I was very pleased and comfortable with his bedside manner. He was informative and put me at ease about my famiky history. I would definitely see him again!
December 13, 2017
to trust this place they good and most of all compassionate
December 11, 2017
Dr. Shindel is kind, patient and very professional.
December 11, 2017
i would highly recommend Dr shindel to anyone.
December 08, 2017
He did a great job and I was just very please. I was concerned cause way back on my first colonoscopy, for this is my third, I had a very very bad experience and he reassured me it would be fine.
December 07, 2017
He is a good doctor but full of himself.
December 07, 2017
Getting a colonoscopy could save your life!!
November 29, 2017
Dr Shindel is the best in his field.
November 28, 2017
Good cardiologist. Have seen him over a span of many years.
November 28, 2017
you wont be disappointed
November 27, 2017
Shindel is a good doctor but you have to wait in the office a long time to see him.
November 22, 2017
Very professional and thorough. Looking out for patients needs.
November 22, 2017
i was refer to you by a family member, and like my family member did, i will do telling my family member, and friends to change to you. your facilities are in excellent condition, your personnel is very friendly.
November 16, 2017
Would definitely recommend.