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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 Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

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

June 29, 2020
Thank you very much Dr Neal Shindel, he saved my life.
June 29, 2020
It was an excellent experience!
June 25, 2020
Listen and explained things well.
June 25, 2020
The nurses and staff are great very friendly and treat you with respect
June 24, 2020
Ok
June 19, 2020
I would highly recommend your services 2my fam.n friends ..all d staff are friendly and courteous. God bless everyone kip up d good services ..stay safe always , you are all d heroes of our health.:):)
June 19, 2020
Very professional and done in a timely manner!!
June 17, 2020
Did everything to make you feel comfortable
June 16, 2020
I think Dr N Shindel is a good doctor. My friend told me that he is good because he explain to you everything. My friend was right.
June 16, 2020
Excellent surgeon, kind and efficient. Answers any questions I had before the procedure.
June 15, 2020
Great staff, great attitude
June 11, 2020
I really love the PIH facilities,doctors and hospital... I have not had a bad experience. There administrative changes with changing foreVermore to Scan ha e been a bit challenging, but hopefully that smoothes out.
June 10, 2020
That Dr.Shindel and his staff are an excellent choice for curing digestive problems and getting important information about themselves and other members of their families.
June 10, 2020
Everyone was great. Thanks
June 09, 2020
The nurses/receptionists were courteous and friendly
June 03, 2020
They did a great job from start to finish.
June 03, 2020
I Love PIH hospital and Dr. Shindel and staff. If you ever need a colonoscopy he is the doctor to use
June 02, 2020
My procedure went smoothly and efficiently. I would recommend PIH. Thank you for your professionalism.
June 02, 2020
All is well except the prep. It caused me more than a few problems.
June 01, 2020
Dr. Shindel and entire staff were professional, courteous and very attentive to my needs as a patient. All the staff was very friendly and set me at ease. I received excellent care. Each phase of my procedure was explained in detail by all the staff.
June 01, 2020
Dr.Neal Shindel's very professional and attentive,he listened to my concerns and gave me answers to all my questions.
May 26, 2020
Good doctor, but too bad appointments to see him seem to be virtually impossible to get.
May 22, 2020
Best of the best in the GI field. Good bedside manner and an expert at his craft.
May 15, 2020
I am recommending Dr Shindel to whoever needs his services.
May 14, 2020
Excellent doctor, very impressed. He explained a lot of things I did not know.
May 07, 2020
to be prepared to wait a while before, Dr. Shindel will see you.
May 07, 2020
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They were there when I needed them and I appreciate being seen so quickly.
May 04, 2020
Excellent doctor
April 27, 2020
I would recommend
April 24, 2020
Very professional but with the right amount of caring at the same time.
April 23, 2020
Dr. Shindel is at the top of his game in digestive health.
April 21, 2020
Very professional
April 20, 2020
Very good Doctor.
April 14, 2020
The Doctor was very professional while at the same time very personable. He would ask me questions and would wait for answer. He never hurried me. I felt that he respected me.
March 27, 2020
Nice dr
March 23, 2020
Courteous
March 19, 2020
Takes time to explain
March 16, 2020
Great service, and response time.
March 11, 2020
A few of my friends are getting ready to have this procedure done with this same doctor and I've told them how smoothly everything went. The worst part is the prep for the procedure which really takes a lot out of you
March 10, 2020
Everyone is very professional. They tell you want is going to be done and always ask if there are any Questions.
March 10, 2020
Wait for him. He's worth it.
March 10, 2020
Doctor Shindel is so easy to talk to and answered all my questions, which makes me feel comfortable.Everyone there was so nice and friendly, I would definitely recommend Doctor Shindel and his staff!
March 06, 2020
No other medical provider could have done better than what I received from Dr. Shindel and his staff .
March 06, 2020
The entire staff were warm and caring. They took way all my worry and anxiety
March 06, 2020
I love the way the staff treats the patients very friendly and with respect.
March 06, 2020
Everything went really smooth. The atmosphere and all personnel I came in contact were very kind and caring.
March 03, 2020
Everyone was very nice and was very knowledgeable.
March 03, 2020
I would definitely recommend Dr. Neal Shindel, as he was very thorough and took the time to answer my questions prior to surgery.
February 28, 2020
The nurses were so good - attentive - and very helpful!
February 27, 2020
Everyone was very professional and friendly
February 26, 2020
This is an important preventative procedure.
February 24, 2020
Everything went better than i expected. Thank you!
February 21, 2020
He was very clear about what was to happen, and very professional as always.
February 20, 2020
For one, this procedure is a must, second Dr. Shindel is the man.
February 20, 2020
All aspects of the procedure were done in a professional and timely manner. Actually at Dr.Schindel's former out patient surgery center the folks there asked all the pertinent questions, but nobody listened to the answers. There were several issues that transpired because of it. That did not happen at this location. I just got off the phone with the doctors office and all test results were ready and properly relayed to me.
February 19, 2020
Would do this again with no reservations
February 19, 2020
They were good
February 14, 2020
Great office. I trust them with my health as I would my friends and family. I have referred this office several times
February 13, 2020
Although the prep for this procedure is not fun, the doctor and nurses were excellent. Once the process was done, there were no downsides. Really good follow up data provided- the photos and diagrams explained it all.
February 11, 2020
I always recommend Dr. Shindel to anyone that needs help in his field.
February 10, 2020
Knowledgeable, positive, helpful, listens to patient's input.
February 10, 2020
Dr.Shindel's office staff is excellent in informing that I was due for a colonoscopy. Made appointment and mailed me necessary papers quickly. At the surgery center the nurses were incredibly kind and thoughtful In total made an awful experience great.
February 07, 2020
Dr Shindel is the best!
February 06, 2020
Very professional staff
February 06, 2020
Great experience
February 06, 2020
Very caring and respectful
February 04, 2020
Support staff was very friendly and helpful.
February 03, 2020
Great medical care here
January 30, 2020
Very happy with PIH and the staff.
January 30, 2020
Don't know to much about him since I only met him right before my colonoscopy procedure. But from the little time I talked to him and my experience with the procedure was a positive one.
January 28, 2020
The whole process was fast, efficient, and very professional.
January 27, 2020
This facility makes you feel at ease and worry free while in their care.
January 08, 2020
I HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH THIS SERVICE FOR MANY YEARS.
January 07, 2020
A good experience.
January 03, 2020
This is a great facility with really really nice people. They make the process for the Colonoscopy as stress free as can be. Get this exam done ASAP, it is easier than getting a Carwash.
January 03, 2020
Well, you can't please everyone but I would have liked to had my appointment after my working hours so I didn't have to use a vacation day. Small sacrifice for a very professional service
January 02, 2020
Very good experience
January 02, 2020
A very solid practitioner, friendly and professional, with a good soul and character that defines what practitioners should have these days.I was very comfortable discussing the anatomy and function of this uncomfortable topic, with the doctor.
January 02, 2020
Everything was perfect
December 31, 2019
Provider was great! Office personal not so much.
December 31, 2019
I feel like I'm the only patient he has to deal with. I can tell him my concerns and I know he listens.I know I will get well, just by talking to him and taking his advice. He has a calming effect on me. I trust him.
December 31, 2019
Everybody Who I interact with was very polite professional couldn't ask for a better staff
December 31, 2019
Very one there was great, they were friendly and professional.It went very well.
December 30, 2019
Procwdure process was quick and efficient.
December 30, 2019
The procedure is expedient with a team of nurses that seem to support the welbeing of the patient as well as each other.
December 27, 2019
Very Professional yet caring.
December 26, 2019
He is a caring, compassionate, knowledgeable doctor whom I would highly recommend to others. I have been under his care for years and he always makes me feel like he has time for me and my health issues.
December 26, 2019
I had a great experience at this facility. The staff were professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Which made me feel welcomed, safe and heard.
December 24, 2019
Get screened and get it done;it may save your life!
December 23, 2019
He took very good care of me.
December 20, 2019
That they have it together,they work as a team.
December 20, 2019
Everyone was friendly, welcoming and professional. It is very well staffed and well run. Everyone greeted me and introduced themselves by name. Everything was done in a timely manner without appearing rushed. Altogether a good experience.
December 19, 2019
He's good And knowledgeable
December 19, 2019
I know Dr. Shindel is the best GI doctor around so naturally I recommend him to anyone that may have concerns about their digestive system. Many people are hesitant to get a colonoscopy. They wouldn't be if their doctor was Neal Shindel. I was lucky I was referred to him years ago.
December 16, 2019
All I can say is best Clinic ever everyone was so kind and understanding thank you
December 13, 2019
Great doctor and staft
December 10, 2019
Great doctor
December 10, 2019
Dr. Shindel, nurses and staff show they care for patients. They make you feel comfortable and at ease throughout your procedure.
December 06, 2019
Please visit the Doctor.
December 06, 2019
I appreciated his kind manner and the time to introduce himself. Also he explain how long the procedure would be and that was very much appreciated as well.
December 05, 2019
This group is very well organized!
December 04, 2019
Dr. Shindel and office treated me very fairly and listened to my questions and provided answers to same.
December 04, 2019
Dr. Shindel is a long-time,absolutely first-rate digestive health doctor in Whittier. Everything about the way the team handled the entire colonoscopy process, the time spent with me as patient, their bedside manner, the way they worked as a team, and even the touch of warm blankets fresh out of a warmer was excellent. Highly recommended!
December 03, 2019
Very efficient.
December 03, 2019
Every person involved performed competently.
December 03, 2019
The Dr and his staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable prior to my procedure.
December 02, 2019
I could not have more confidence in Dr. Shindel and his staff.
November 25, 2019
That he is very good at what he does.
November 25, 2019
This provider was very professional and friendlyThank You
November 22, 2019
Dr. Shindel staff is amazing extremely polite and very caring.
November 22, 2019
The Process was very caring and Comfortable. However the waiting time, 2 hours before the the Nurse actually started to prep me for the Procedure should be reduced by 1 hour. Better time management skills needed.
November 21, 2019
Took great care.
November 20, 2019
A best hospital you should visit!
November 13, 2019
Excellent experience!!! People were great!!
November 13, 2019
Very friendly and very knowledgeable
November 12, 2019
Staff was nice except for male receptionist.
November 12, 2019
No comment. I know him only as the Dr. that did the colonoscopy.
November 11, 2019
PIH is a wonderful place to be cared at. They care about their patients. They're kind and compassionate!
November 08, 2019
Definitely make an appointment for colonoscopy with Dr Shindel! Nothing to fear he's an excellent Dr along with his staff!
November 07, 2019
The only time I saw Dr Shindel was just before my procedure ask and answered questions but I was lying on my side and he was at least 5 feet away from my feet. Very little eye contact or prolonged discussion.
November 06, 2019
I always have the best experience. Dr shindel is the best the staff are wonderful! I would say great care!
November 05, 2019
The GI center at PIH is top notch and Dr. Shindel is very good.
November 04, 2019
PIH has excellent patient service. Very professional and courteous from the clerical staff, the med techs, nurses and doctor.
November 04, 2019
Dr. Shindel listened & thoroughly answered all of my questions. He told me what to expect in the future. After I awoke from my last procedure, a nurse came out & gave me assurance from the doctor, which was later followed by a comprehensive report with pictures. This doctor is the best! He doesn't miss a thing!
November 01, 2019
That PIH is the best
October 31, 2019
My experience with this procedure was like I expected. PIH personnel are all professionals and took great care of me. I feel confident on their care. Thank you!
October 31, 2019
A very good doctor who cares about his patients needs
October 30, 2019
I would tell them that PIH makes a colonoscopy as seamless as possible. I am very happy with the care I receiving at PIH...
October 29, 2019
Very professional and intelligent and caring
October 25, 2019
I love PIH
October 22, 2019
I hate the preparation needed (drinking all that terrible-tasting stuff) for the procedure I had done, but realize that it was necessary.
October 22, 2019
Would recommend without hesitation.
October 21, 2019
It took a long time (month plus) to get an appt.
October 18, 2019
He is great at explaining everything.
October 17, 2019
The doctor is good and very thorough but be prepared to have to usually wait a long time in the waiting room before you actually see him.
October 17, 2019
I would recommend to everyone
October 16, 2019
Awesome staff
October 16, 2019
Excellent facility and staff. Dr. Shindel has a great practice and through his work has given me and others a preventative head start against colon cancer.
October 15, 2019
The staff were all outstanding
October 14, 2019
The care is A+. You feel comfortable and well taken care of.
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
All I want is to improve the workers in the office try to inform patient what's going on.
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.