Neal Shindel - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Neal M. Shindel

Neal M. Shindel, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 696 Reviews) View 219 Comments

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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.


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





  • Gastroenterology


  • Spanish



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


UCLA Medical Center (California)


SUNY State University of New York-Syracuse College of Medicine


Gastroenterology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

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
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
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
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.
November 15, 2017
All were efficient and professional. Made me comfortable with my concerns.
November 14, 2017
I had never met Dr. shindel, so he had to get to know me and my background quickly. The office was full, he is a highly recommended Dr. in his field. He is very personable.
November 13, 2017
He is very good, the best!
November 10, 2017
Absolutely enjoy the professional attitude that everyone exhibits. Top notch care and the facility is beautiful
November 09, 2017
I appreciated the fact that the doctor was able to provide a context by assessing my previous procedure, even if it took place seven years in the past. He shared and explained my present condition and alerted me to my possible health concerns for the future. This was all appreciated.
November 09, 2017
Everyone knew their job and worked well as a team. Very satisfied with the service.
November 08, 2017
The Doctor was kind, effective in communicating the "legal" stuff, had a human bedside charm and the TEAM was fast, friendly and very efficient.
November 06, 2017
I would recommend Dr Shindel very highly as she is very pleasant and answered all my questions
November 06, 2017
They can expect very professional and courteous care. The staff isamazing.
November 06, 2017
That Dr. Shindel is the best????
November 03, 2017
All staff were very pleasant.
November 02, 2017
This doctor and co-workers were great!
November 02, 2017
To use this Service..
November 01, 2017
The staff was very nice and patient.
October 31, 2017
Dr. Shindel was very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable asking him questions and he made the answers easily understandable. I am very lucky to call him my doctor!!
October 31, 2017
Very clean. Quick and friendly people/office.
October 30, 2017
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Doctor took his tine with explanations and answering my questions.
October 27, 2017
Doctor and staff where Great highly recommend them ??
October 27, 2017
Awesome team!
October 27, 2017
dont get sick lol very good provider
October 27, 2017
Great doctor, nursing staff, support staff, and facilities. (you may share feedback)
October 27, 2017
I received care above and beyond what I expected during my visit.
October 26, 2017
The doctor is competent and professional. The office staff is suspect and wastes your time and money.
October 25, 2017
Go elsewhere.
October 25, 2017
Very organized and well run. Everyone I came in contact with was friendly and professional and explained everything. This has been a great experience. As a PIH retiree, I was very impressed.
October 24, 2017
Dr. extremely cordial; answered all of my questions; and I look forward to treatment as he has recommended.
October 23, 2017
Great doc!
October 20, 2017
Other than prep tasting bad, procedure was not bad at all.
October 20, 2017
The doctor in the nurses they were just wonderful
October 19, 2017
I would recommend this office to my friends and family.
October 19, 2017
That this was a great experience and I highly recommend
October 19, 2017
A One doctor. All his nurses and assistants were very good also.
October 18, 2017
Friendly staff. But still I waited for so long and I am very hungry at that time.
October 18, 2017
Very professional. Pleasant surroundings, up-to-date equipment.
October 16, 2017
Great office and staff.
October 13, 2017
As i just stated, completely different experience then the last time. Much more clinical, professional, timely and respectful. Thank you.
October 13, 2017
I felt comfortable the moment I stepped into the office. I had never had this procedure done before and the entire staff made me feel comfortable and were all reassuring. The staff was great and I would say they are perfect "10"
October 12, 2017
Everyone was nice, I just had a bad experience with the IV.
October 12, 2017
Get your colonoscopy done now and stop putting it off. It's not as bad as it sounds!!!!!
October 11, 2017
All the staff was friendly and courteous and I felt I was well informed about the procedure and was taken care of.
October 10, 2017
Dr Shindel is outstanding; he listens carefully to my questions and concerns. He explains treatment options clearly. Great physician!
October 05, 2017
I have been a PIH patient for many years. I have ER medical conditions and also have chronic health conditions and have always had excellent, caring, amazing care not only from the doctors but from every single member of the staff including the custodians.
October 05, 2017
Like I explained , this provider thought of everything .
October 03, 2017
The prep for the colonoscopy was not that bad. You do not feel anything because of the anesthia.
October 02, 2017
I have procedures with Dr. Shindel since 2014. My parents also were fortunate enough to be examined by him too going back many years. He goes out of his way to make sure you understand everything, especially in how it relates to your specific needs and questions.
September 29, 2017
Very thing was great
September 28, 2017
Dr. Shindel is great, and his office is a pleasure.
September 27, 2017
Dr. Shindel and all of the staff at the GI center was very nice and professional.
September 27, 2017
I had a really good complaints only good things to say.
September 26, 2017
September 22, 2017
I would absolutely refer to family, friends and co-workers. The staff was very pleasant, welcoming and for the most part made me feel that I am in good hands..
September 07, 2017
I would definitely recommend his services! Great team work as his assistant Sergio and nurse Irene also deserve to be praised for their services. Very caring and concerned about me being confortable.
September 07, 2017
Dr. Shindel is very thorough and experienced in his field.
September 06, 2017
I would recommend Dr. Shindel to anyone, he is very professional and his staff is excellent. They work as a team and that is what I want when I must have that procedure. Nancy is the head of the nurses and she is excellent. She explains everything in detail, so you have no problems when you get home. All the nurses are excellent!!!!!
September 06, 2017
We have always been very pleased with the staff and services of PIH. For us, it is worth bypassing closer hospital services available to us to visit PIH.
September 01, 2017
If or when I have to go through this again, I hope its with this provider.
September 01, 2017
The staff made me feel like they really cared and made my procedure a lot easier for me thank you
September 01, 2017
Dr. Shindels team is fabulous. Jeni and Silki amazing!
August 30, 2017
The people were FABULOUS!!!! Everybody was SO nice!! The facility was beautiful! So clean, nice colors, and spacious (as opposed to the old facility in the hospital).
August 30, 2017
No comment needed it was all perfect
August 28, 2017
The service was great and the people were very kind!
August 25, 2017
They are the best
August 25, 2017
Excellent medical staff and doctors. No complaints at all.
August 25, 2017
The staff was friendly and made the process better. I was well taken care of during my visit and it made an uncomfortable process a little better!
August 25, 2017
If you need a colonoscopy get it done here
August 25, 2017
Very friendly staff, quick and efficient.
August 23, 2017
The health care associates were very friendly and patient.
August 22, 2017
I highly recommend Dr. Shindel as a GI.
August 22, 2017
High quality doctor and staff
August 22, 2017
The provider and staff were kind, compassionate, and empathic of the procedure I was going through. Very comforting indeed.
August 22, 2017
I trust him.
August 21, 2017
Courteous and respectful
August 21, 2017
Yes I would recommend
August 15, 2017
All my/our needs have been met to the highest levels with upmost courtesy, patience and understanding. I have been extremely satisfied and will continually use PIH for myself as well as for my immediate family members, as we have frequent their services throughout these many years.
August 15, 2017
Excellent dr.,,
August 15, 2017
He was kind, thorough, listened attentively and was informative.
August 14, 2017
He helps you to understand what your health problem is and what you can do about it in a clear and caring manner. He's very professional and personable.
August 11, 2017
I would tell friends and family that they would be in great hands with Dr. Shindel and his staff.
August 10, 2017
You will be taken care of with sensitivity and concern, they do show that they care.
August 10, 2017
I have told my friends & neighbors about Dr Shindel. All of my immediate family see Dr Shindel. My neighbor changed to Dr Shindel & is very happy with him.
August 09, 2017
Very personable and willing to answer questions. Excellent!
August 07, 2017
I recommend the doctor to my family and friends.
August 04, 2017
I would recommend to anyone that needed this type of care.
August 03, 2017
Very carrying
July 31, 2017
He is patient with questions and replies and this helps create a comforting and relaxing environment for the patient.
July 28, 2017
Dr. Shindel did an excellent job on this procedure.