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.


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







  • 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

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.
July 27, 2017
Professional friendly kind reassuring
July 25, 2017
Dr. Shindel is a wonderful Dr.. I know he is trusted by many. Some of my friends credit him with saving their lives. I have moved an hour away from Whittier, but I will make the drive to see Dr. Shindel. Yes, you can share my feedback.
July 25, 2017
The Dr. will listen and answer your questions. You may have to wait an hour to be able to see him.
July 21, 2017
He was concern about any questions I had, and answered them. The nurses were so nice, always concern about whether I was comfortable enough.
July 20, 2017
I would recommend Dr. Shindel.
July 20, 2017
I am 70 years old, a disabled Marine Vet. In 2016, I had a Heart Attack & went to PIH @ 1:00am. My wife had 3 knee operations all of these procedures were done at PIH. When asked about Hospital service, I HIGHLY reccomend PIH.
July 13, 2017
He is a good and caring doctor
July 11, 2017
Dr. Shindel is a very concerned regarding a patient's medical issues.The information and suggestions he offers the patient is thoughtful and professional.
July 10, 2017
Very thorough, and good bedside manner.
July 10, 2017
Dr. Shindel explained clearly what I needed to know. To accommodate me, he scheduled me in on a Saturday. Dr. Shindel is educated and professional. He is very knowledgeable in his field and shares it with his patience.
July 07, 2017
Good experience, I would definitely recommend it and use them again.
July 06, 2017
Dr. Shindel very good & Attentive to your medical needs.
July 06, 2017
Dr. Shindel was very nice, he explained and showed us the results that were found.
July 03, 2017
I would tell them you can trust Dr Shindel and he is very helpful.
June 30, 2017
He is friendly, best in his field and staff are the very best.
June 29, 2017
I have recommended this provider to family and friends.
June 29, 2017
Dr. Shindel is a very good doctor.
June 29, 2017
Very interested and concerned. Gave plenty of time for discussion.
June 28, 2017
The hospital facility was very clean and the hospital staff were very friendly. This hospital is the best facility I've been to.
June 22, 2017
The front desk people were great! They were helpful, kind and informed.
June 21, 2017
I would recommend this provider to my family and friends.
June 19, 2017
Best Dr. In town!??
June 15, 2017
I would remind family and friends the importance of having colonoscopies; it might save your life. I would highly recommend Dr. Shindel, his staff, and PIH facility.
June 15, 2017
Nice Doctor who made me feel comfortable and relaxed
June 15, 2017
Very professional and knowledgable and the area was spotless and clean
June 14, 2017
Thank you very much for taking care of myhealth concerns.
June 12, 2017
I would highly recommend Dr Aron and Dr Barlow. They are the best.
June 08, 2017
June 05, 2017
Dr. Shindel was personable and professional, which made the visit worthwhile.
June 01, 2017
Basically, it was a very good experience and all hospital personnel did a wonderful job and I highly commend them and the PIH staff.
June 01, 2017
Always felt very comfortable when I visited the office because everyone is so professional and helpful. Real quality people!
June 01, 2017
He is caring as well as knowledgeable. He took time with me and didn't rush in and out. I felt that I was important as his patient.
May 31, 2017
Everything was professionally handled in a timely matter.
May 31, 2017
I found the doctor and all other personnel to be informative and professional... my experience was much better than OI had anticipated...
May 30, 2017
Everything went well , and very easy, no problems.
May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017
staff was very friendly and helpful, facility very clean
May 25, 2017
For those future patients choose pih!They are all about Excellence in Loving Care.
May 22, 2017
Already told them that i am done waiting almost two hours in an office with tv commercials blasting and no warning of wait i would have gone to lunch if i had been told.
May 19, 2017
They are a professional people and know how to care the patients
May 19, 2017
Be prepared to wait a long time whenever you have an appointment in this office, especially if it with Dr. Shindel.
May 18, 2017
Quality care and good service
May 18, 2017
As I said,everyone was so nice. I'd like to thank Kim, Lisa, Kimmie Sue the sweet little nurse who started my IV, and of course Dr. Shindel. I love PIH. Last year when I had pneumonia I had my friend take me to PIH because I live very close to Whittier Hospital and I was afraid the EMTs would take me there.
May 17, 2017
That for a dreaded experience. It wasn't as bad as anticipated due to the staff an Dr Shindel.I would recommend the GI center to family and friends.
May 12, 2017
Make sure that you have this procedure done much Sooner than Later. Nursing staff very comforting!!!
May 12, 2017
Dr. Shindel saved my life. Nuff said
May 11, 2017
Not quite like Disneyland but the best possible colonoscopy!!
May 10, 2017
AND when I asked for blankets when I woke up because I was very, very cold, the nurse told me I already had blankets.
May 10, 2017
For having a colonoscopy, I had a very nice experience. Dr. Shindel was very pleasant to talk to. I felt very comfortable knowing he was at the helm.
May 01, 2017
Great Doctor and Great staff thank you very much
April 26, 2017
Very friendly made me feel at ease. Definitely knows his job.
April 26, 2017
They really know what they are doing and are really pleasant people.
April 25, 2017
He listened and spent time with me. DID NOT brush me off as just another patient. Great office visit!
April 25, 2017
The doctor is perfectly well educated and know exactly what's he doing.
April 24, 2017
Make sure you search good for a doctor,that will sympathies with patients health issues and no matter what. Never give up on healing, find other opinions. You will find a doctor is willing to listen to you.
April 14, 2017
My nurse in admitting was outstanding. She took the time to talk with me and spent a lot of time making sure I was comfortable. All of the staff in the procedure room were very kind and conversational making the experience more comfortable. Many thanks to all who took care of me!
April 12, 2017
this is not a fair question because Dr. SHINDEL Has been my Dr for 20 or more years AND I AM NOT A NEWCOMER .
April 11, 2017
Very happy I have him as my specialist!
April 07, 2017
Everyone was very polite & professional & efficient.
April 07, 2017
The experience went well(concidering what it is).This was my second time getting a colonoscopy in 5 years and the piece of mind knowing that everything was fine is well worth the time spent.
April 07, 2017
Dr. Shindel and his staff were very good.
April 06, 2017
Just want to add that Kim- the nurse that inserted the iv was great- she did it the first time. The last time I had this procedure 3 people tried multiple time to insert the iv!Thanks