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

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

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 03, 2019
Dr. Shindel is very busy and in demand. It isn't easy to get in to see him, but he is a wonderful and capable doctor.
October 03, 2019
Dr. Shindel is a very good doctor and the nursing staff were wonderful. They all made sure I was comfortable that even though I was very nervous about the whole ordeal they made feel really good to the very end when they left the facility.
October 03, 2019
He's one of the best doctor I have seen.
October 03, 2019
Overall very pleased with the service provided. Your staff was courteous and professional and Dr Shindel, is the best!
October 03, 2019
Dr. is excellent
September 27, 2019
The doctor was friendly and commended me informing the nurse about my decision not taking blood transfusions. He was cooperative and respected my wish. He carefully removed the polyps and put a clip on it to prevent possible blood loss. He is careful and experienced doctor and treat the patient kind. I would refer him to my friend.
September 27, 2019
Having a colonoscopy isn't the most pleasant thing to do, but the medical staff was very helpful and catered to my needs. Got questions answered and staff was very friendly. Got several warm blankets when I needed them. Room was cool. Dr.was very nice...Have had him do this several times.
September 26, 2019
The staff was ver kind.
September 25, 2019
Everyone from Dr Shindel and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful and kind as well as really efficient. Thanks for making an unpleasant experience bearable.
September 25, 2019
Everything was professionally done. I would recommend them to anyone.
September 25, 2019
A great provider
September 24, 2019
I will definitely refer all my friends & Family to P.I.H outpatient for their medical needs..I'm looking forward to coming back for my 2nd Colonoscopy thank you it was a pleasure??????
September 24, 2019
I trust Dr. Shindel and the staff. I always feel well taken care of.
September 20, 2019
Great PIH service as usual
September 20, 2019
excellent place to have Colonnoscopy
September 20, 2019
He was very sweet and thorough in explaining the procedure and what to expect since it was my first colonoscopy. The entire experience from beginning to end was exceptional.
September 17, 2019
this provider will definitely take good care of them.
September 17, 2019
Warning! Check office wait times before scheduling! Also, Could not get an appointment for 2 months then office visit was 2 hours long, dr visit 15 minutes.
September 17, 2019
Highly recommend Dr. Shindel, very thorough going over medical history,good listener,very professional.
September 11, 2019
The nurses in the GI unit were great.
September 10, 2019
Superb treatment
September 04, 2019
Excellent doctors
September 03, 2019
Efficient & professional...a well oiled machine
September 03, 2019
Excellent care
August 29, 2019
within one visit, I was able to tell this doctor has a lot of experience; but without specific results on hand he can't help you at all. Must be ready with all medical records for him to review.
August 29, 2019
He is easy to talk to about a situation that is generally not comfortable.
August 29, 2019
The provider introduced himself; the anesthesiologist also introduced himself. During the procedure I was asleep all the time; the only interaction done again was after the procedure where the provider showed me a photograph of the area examined with a brief description of the area and what was seen and what was dome and not done. Altogether, it was a comfortable procedure.
August 26, 2019
If I knew it was going to be this pleasant and easy, I would have not put it off that long.
August 23, 2019
Get this procedure done for your health and go see my provider for a great experience
August 22, 2019
Dr Shindel is the best. Where would our family be without him?
August 20, 2019
Professional, gives of his time and knowledge, puts you at ease, answers questions thoughtfully and with patience.
August 20, 2019
Dr Shindel was wonderful as was the staff. Everyone was so caring and they put a very nervous patient at ease.
August 20, 2019
The physician is courteous and kind but the office is a mess
August 15, 2019
The staff made me feel very comfortable and at ease. The best treatment I have ever had.
August 14, 2019
Knowledgeable Doctor
August 14, 2019
Everything was explained before and after the procedure and I was called 10 days later with the results. This made the procedure lot easier.
August 12, 2019
Seems that it's hard to get in when you need to see your own physician could be weeks away, I've gone through this so I try to always keep my appointments with Dr. Shindel . If something does come up n I get sick I know they will help me , but don't always explain things
August 12, 2019
Whenever my husband and I have an appointment with Dr. Shindel we always have to wait far too long to see the doctor. Those who make the appointments need to make fewer appointments and space them out so that patients are not waiting an extraordinary amount of time.
August 09, 2019
Very Professional and Friendly !
August 08, 2019
The whole staff and the Doctor where outstanding Thank You
August 07, 2019
Dr. Shindel is the best doctor. He is kind, professional and very skilled.
August 02, 2019
It was efficient and quick.
August 02, 2019
Dr. Shindel is not only a terrific doctor, he has great bedside manner and empathy for his patients.
July 31, 2019
Don't let him retire he is an asset to PIH
July 29, 2019
Dr. Shindel was very professional and listened to what concerns I expressed. The staff with Dr. Shindel was excellent. Thank you for calming my nervousness and making me feel at ease before and after the procedure.
July 29, 2019
not sure only met him 1 time
July 26, 2019
This provider, from the first person I came in contact with to the last, was friendly and professional and considerate to what I was going through. They were very understanding and helped reduce my stress during the whole process. Thank you!
July 25, 2019
Dr Shindel is great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and a good listener.
July 25, 2019
I would recommend him to my family and friends.
July 19, 2019
GOOD SERVICE
July 18, 2019
Everyone I came in contact was professional and caring.
July 17, 2019
Everyone start to finish was polite,Concerned, Informative.
July 17, 2019
Would highly recommend Dr. Shindel and his staff to anyone.
July 16, 2019
I was very pleased with my doctor's visit.
July 16, 2019
Carrying and interest in your case
July 15, 2019
I have gone to Dr Shindel for many years and he has always been kind and informational. He is the type of doctor that you can trust in and feel comfortable with.
July 12, 2019
Dr shindel is very experienced and took the time to speak to me before the procedurev
July 12, 2019
Doctor, nurses and staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
July 11, 2019
Expect and get the best treatment and service.
July 10, 2019
I highly recommend this provider.
July 09, 2019
Schedule your colonoscopy as recommended by your Doctor. I recommend this provider!
July 05, 2019
Very friendly which put me at ease.
July 05, 2019
Very capable and knowledgeable. Works very quickly.
June 28, 2019
Dr. Shindel and staff are professional, knowledgeable and personable. They are trustworthy and efficient. I highly recommend Dr. Shindel and his staff to friends and family.
June 26, 2019
Dr Shindel is a great doctor!
June 25, 2019
He knows what he's doing and listens to your concerns.
June 24, 2019
I have been with caremore many years. Had illnesses and they have aways come through with excellant care.
June 21, 2019
The facility and service was excellent.
June 19, 2019
Very reassuring group explained every step and made me feel very comfortable
June 19, 2019
The nursing staff were courteous, thoughtful and attentive.
June 19, 2019
Great place, great DR., nurses and a great staff
June 18, 2019
Recommended to all
June 14, 2019
This provider has a care and concern for his patients that goes beyond the ordinary. I really appreciate his bedside manner and his professionalism... Thank You!
June 14, 2019
PIH continues to provide outstanding care for me and all my loved ones. Thank you!
June 13, 2019
Good Dr.
June 13, 2019
I liked the Dr. He was thorough, professional,and explained my need for procedure.
June 13, 2019
He's a good guy. No worries.
June 13, 2019
That he is a knowledgeable Doctor and he has treated me twice for the condition, and yes I would recommend him
June 13, 2019
Dr Shindel is an outstanding physician who always has the best interests of his patients as his primary concern. I greatly appreciate his care and concern for my welfare.
June 12, 2019
Like I said everyone and everything that was done to me they made me comfortable. I went in there scare but they treated me very good!??
June 12, 2019
Colonoscopies are extremely important preventive tests and patients should not be afraid to have them completed on a timely and required basis.
June 12, 2019
Great Doctor, good bedside manner. I was very happy with my care.
June 12, 2019
Everyone was very attentive to not only my needs but to others waiting as well.
June 07, 2019
Five stars!!
June 07, 2019
Is was a good experience from check-in to discharge.
June 06, 2019
Everything was as expected, waiting for the outcome. Yes I would refer DrShindel
June 04, 2019
I like Dr Shindel's calm and knowledgeable demeanor. He inspires confidence in his care.(good because I am a new patient)
June 03, 2019
None. Everything went great!!
June 03, 2019
Everyone very helpful and friendly!
June 03, 2019
I would tell anyone who needs this specialty to call Dr. Shindel. Despite some of the issues I mentioned earlier about getting appointments, when I needed him he definitely helped me.
June 03, 2019
Dr.Shindel is very nice. Has a great bedside manner and is very friendly.
June 03, 2019
The staff was professional and very helpful.
May 31, 2019
Go to Dr Shindel great Team the best
May 30, 2019
Nurses and Doctor were excellent.
May 30, 2019
Listened to me and seemed genuinely concerned about my health issues.
May 30, 2019
Dr. Shindel was very knowledgeable and a good listener with my concerns and questions. He spent time with me and was concerned about my issues. He addressed all my concerns. I've seen him for over 20 years and he is always so professional.
May 29, 2019
Would highly the recommend DHS Team due to their professionalism and attentive staff. I felt comfortable through the whole process.
May 29, 2019
I would like my results from my outpatient appointment given to me by Dr. Shindel. Not from someone that didn't do my procedure.
May 29, 2019
The process was smooth everybody was friendly made me feel comfortable and the doctor was very straightforward with compassion.
May 28, 2019
This doctor is perfect. Very knowledgeable, considerate and takes plenty of time to explain procedure and results. I am very thankful he accepts my insurance.
May 28, 2019
Get the procedure done and do not put it off. This was an excellent experience from the very start. The nurses and staff were well trained and knew their jobs. Very well organized and efficient.
May 24, 2019
That everyone at the facility from the receptionist to the nurses to the doctor were friendly and concerned for by well-being. I was pleasantly surprised at how concerned they were.
May 24, 2019
Staff is very pleasant, nice and professional.Yes.
May 23, 2019
No problems with this doctor.
May 23, 2019
The anesthesia Doctor was very unprofessional and needs patient educate
May 22, 2019
Very happy with everything
May 22, 2019
The Dr is very personable. Easy to talk to even Though the topic is difficult. Would recommend him to all.
May 22, 2019
The best people
May 21, 2019
Great doctor and great facility.
May 21, 2019
See PIH and Dr. Shindel for a colonoscopy!
May 21, 2019
Highly recommended. If you are seeking the kind of services that he provides this is the place to go. You will be very satisfied.
May 21, 2019
I would highly recommend.
May 16, 2019
He knows what he is doing. Great doctor.
May 16, 2019
Great physician, capable and qualified.
May 16, 2019
A caring and knowledgeable physician
May 09, 2019
There was no contact with the doctor before the procedure (colonoscopy) or after. All contact was with office or hospital staff.
May 09, 2019
I think Dr. Shindel is the best in his field. And extremely intelligent, firm, kind, and honest, plus cares about your life and your family.
May 08, 2019
He's a great doctor.
May 08, 2019
Everyone was friendly and professional. They made me feel completely at ease.
May 06, 2019
Shindel is not a man of his word, and lacks integrity. I would not recommend him to anyone.
May 03, 2019
The staff was very professional and kind.
May 02, 2019
He was very professional, courteous, and great at his job!
May 02, 2019
He is the best.
May 01, 2019
Absolutely
May 01, 2019
My experience was better than expected.
May 01, 2019
The procedure was very efficient.
November 15, 2018
Great and knowledgeable provider.
November 14, 2018
He's a great doctor and I'm glad he was available to me.
November 12, 2018
Every single person I encountered (from the check in staff to the recovery nurses) was professional, kind, friendly, and communicative. Dr. Shindel has such a calming presence as well. Colonoscopies as a rule are not enjoyable, but this overall experience was wonderful.
November 12, 2018
I would definitely recommend Dr. Neal Shindel to my family and friends. It was a good experience. The staff was very helpful.Thank you.
October 25, 2018
He is good at what he does. PIH set up for maximum efficiency.
October 25, 2018
Very satisfied with his service
October 23, 2018
I didn't see the doctor until the procedure began. You may want to find a doctor that is more accessible.