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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 Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Gastroenterology


  • English
  • Spanish



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


UCLA Medical Center (California)


SUNY State University of New York-Syracuse College of Medicine


Gastroenterology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

February 23, 2021
Everyone was extremely friendly, kind, and often went the extra mile. There could be a little better scheduling so there isn't so much wait time but acceptable.
February 19, 2021
The entire staff was extremely friendly and made me feel comfortable. I will definitely recommend this office to anyone having this procedure.
February 19, 2021
Very happy with my visit, great team of great people! Thanks
February 19, 2021
Great customer service ?? Everyone was nice and I was able to communicate and felt heard. Everything was explained to me and questions I had were answered. It eased my anxious stressful feeling of being there. Especially during these stressful times with all the precautions we all have to take. Thank all for your kindness
February 19, 2021
OUTSTANDING!!! All the way around from a thin blue liner!!!!!
February 18, 2021
The staff was great, from the front office to the very kind lady that discharged me. Thank you to all.
February 18, 2021
great job,great medical experience every single staff member.
February 18, 2021
Great doctor
February 17, 2021
I had a great experience I was happy with Doctor and stuff
February 16, 2021
Dr. Neal Shindel is an excellent doctor. I went in there with my list of questions after I had two procedures done with him. He was just so patient with me explained everything in detail of what I need to do to get my symptoms gone or help them out. He's just a very good listener and explains everything until you understand and he did does not rush you which is awesome.
February 16, 2021
My experience was very good. The staff was gracious. Helpful as can be and I have great admiration for Dr. Shindel. I ... I think he is just the best. Thank you.
February 16, 2021
Everyone was friendly and professional. Dr. Shindel is the best.
February 12, 2021
He is one of the top 3 doctors I have ever seen and I've probably seen about 20 doctors in my lifetime.
February 12, 2021
I don't ever want to go anywhere else for procedures.
February 12, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.
February 11, 2021
The staff of nurses that attended me were exceptional with the care I was given. They were very compassionate and caring and made sure I was very comfortable during the process of my time there ??????
February 10, 2021
He has done this procedure on me before and I'm pleased with his service!
February 10, 2021
Keep up the good work. Just wish there would be an easier way to get ready for the procedure! Drinking all that stuff is not for sissies ??
February 09, 2021
The check in gentlemen on the 4th floor is condescending and rude. I was having a procedure, prior to me checking in, told my husband to leave not paying attention that I haven't provided drivers license and insurance cards yet repeatedly told my husband to wait outside. I sent him with my wallet and didn't have ID or insurance cards. He just was rude in the way in which he spoke to us. Had this issue with him before. Not kind to others either and acts like the patients are stupid. I heard him talking so disrespectfully to an elderly man. Not kind. I may not return because of him. People are already nervous going to have a procedure, don't need this lack of kindness in addition to the nervousness. People checking in should be kind.
February 09, 2021
It was an ok experience for a colonoscopy.
February 09, 2021
From beginning to the end. The process went very smoothly
February 08, 2021
It would be great if the Dr would follow up at recovery to answer questions.
February 08, 2021
Very professional, very efficient
February 01, 2021
All was great
January 25, 2021
I trust the doctor and feel very comfortable, but I always need to wait quite a while past my appointment time. That is my only complaint.
January 14, 2021
I think Dr. Shindel is one of the best gastroenterologist I've ever met and I've been to a few. He really takes the time to listen. He's caring and I really think he's provides good feedback wisdom and he's an excellent doctor.
January 14, 2021
I totally trust Dr. Shindel, he and his staff are very positive. Dr. Shindel is very experienced and has helped me many times. And I put my life in his hands.
December 29, 2020
Dr. Neal Shindel is one of the best Gastroenterology physicians in the P.I.H. network. He has surely prevented thousands of his patients from developing stomach and colon cancers throughout his years of practice. Dr. Shindel, thank you for your service!
December 28, 2020
Very knowledgeable and kind to his patients
December 22, 2020
Dr.Shindel really listening to my every word, of my systems and what procedure we'll start with. Very understanding
December 21, 2020
Dr. Shindel was extremely thorough in explaining my condition and what I was going through. He also took the time and explained the medication that was prescribed and how it responded with the other medication I was taking. Very helpful.
December 21, 2020
Pleasant physician and support staff. Efficient yet unhurried. Made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. Attentive to any question or need.
December 15, 2020
December 14, 2020
December 11, 2020
Provider took time to explain procedure did not seem rushed
December 11, 2020
There is no reason to postpone your colonoscopy. It takes a little time to prep butt it also gives you some more time to read that book you've been wanting to complete. What typo?
December 10, 2020
Was very happy and very easy process
December 10, 2020
I love Dr. Shindel. He knows my health history and is very thorough in listening to my concerns and treating me. He has great bedside manners and I continue you be here of his knowledge of medicine!
December 10, 2020
The dr and staff at PIH are second to none !
December 10, 2020
Excellent service and outcome. Very professional and made me feel like a valued customer
December 09, 2020
December 08, 2020
Was friendly and happy to help
December 07, 2020
Doctor was good, nurse was not. Wait time is too long in the office and it's hard to get a timely appointment. But doctor spends a lot of time with each patient and is very caring. It's ridiculous that we have to pay to park at a doctor appointment. PIH should be ashamed at how greedy they are. Especially when you see what they charge for services!
December 03, 2020
He was funny and friendly
December 02, 2020
The staff was so nice and made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I felt more at ease and not as intimidated.
December 01, 2020
We have been recomending your hospital ever since, Thanks P.I.H.
December 01, 2020
Great service from reception, pre-procedure to post procedure.
November 30, 2020
Staff is friendly and they try to make you as comfortable as they possibly can.
November 30, 2020
Everyone was professional and friendly.
November 30, 2020
He listened to my concerns
November 24, 2020
This is the medical facility you want to be at during a medical crisis!
November 23, 2020
The PIH family took good care of me while I was in there care. Thank you
November 20, 2020
I would recommend Dr Shindel and his staff to friends & family!
November 20, 2020
Great doctor
November 19, 2020
I have complete confidence in Dr. Neil Shindel. I believe he is carefully monitoring the health of my colon and requiring me to return for follow ups to avoid future problems.
November 18, 2020
The provider made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
November 18, 2020
Awesome staff and facility. The nurses are great.
November 17, 2020
He held himself professionally.
November 16, 2020
As mentioned previously, it would help to give the patient a rundown of process from length of time of colonoscopy, what to expect after and exit process way before the procedure so patients who need to make pre-colonoscopy arrangements can plan accordingly. Otherwise, everything went smoothly.
November 13, 2020
Dr. Shindel and nurses made me feel relaxed and informed during my visit. I was very nervous about my procedure and the team was very caring and sympathetic.Thank you PIH.
November 11, 2020
My family and friends all go to Dr. Shindel. He has the best eye for finding anything.
November 10, 2020
Experienced, professional, thorough, Compassionate and engaged. Prompt
November 09, 2020
Good Dr and staff.
November 09, 2020
The procedure was fast and easy.
November 06, 2020
Everything was handled very professionally during my visit. I highly recommend Dr Shindel and the staff at PIH health.
November 04, 2020
Did a Great job
November 02, 2020
Very nice and professional.
November 02, 2020
A very Good Doctor which does a great job.
October 30, 2020
I would tell them that for the most part my experience was great
October 30, 2020
Everything went according to plan , very clean facilities, Dr S came in and went over procedure .
October 29, 2020
I highly recommend Dr. Neal Shindel for my patients as well as for my personal digestive care. He is meticulous and highly skilled at his craft.
October 26, 2020
I would recommend
October 26, 2020
He is a great doctor.
October 26, 2020
I'm very satisfied
October 26, 2020
Everyone in the work force has different insurance provider make sure that PIH health is the hospital you can used as they have excellent service.
October 23, 2020
Very professional and excellent in what he is doing.
October 22, 2020
The staff is great and tend to your needs
October 21, 2020
I met briefly with the provider and he explained the risks of the procedure. He was very nice. The nurses were wonderful, they explained everything very well and they were gentle and caring. I would recommend this clinic and provider to anyone.
October 15, 2020
PIH is the place to go!
October 15, 2020
Top notch, first class, caring service.
October 14, 2020
A nesscary service provided exceptionally well.
October 12, 2020
Dr. Shindel made me feel that he had my best interest at hand. Very thorough in answering the questions that I had.
October 12, 2020
Very nice, very kind, expertise not in question at all, but make sure you discuss all the particulars in advance. They waited until I had already been through the torture of bowel prep to explain that the procedure was covered fully only if nothing at all was found. The minute a polyp is removed, (which is supposed to be the point of the adventure in the first place), it's suddenly going to cost you, but you'll be sedated when that comes up, so you can't give consent. And they have no idea what you'll be charged, because they have nothing at all to do with the insurance company, except you know, nudge nudge, wink wink, as the conduit to get business. It's an absolute outrage.
October 09, 2020
I would definitely recommend Dr. N. Shindel to "everyone"!He's so caring, patient and a great doc! A million thanks to him??
October 09, 2020
That it was a pleasant stay all faculty was excellent!
October 09, 2020
I would say that whether they needed a colonoscopy or another reason to schedule for another issue, they should check out Dr. Shindel and his office.
October 09, 2020
From the time I entered the office until I was discharged, everyone was very courteous and helpful. The provider put me at ease and listened to me before the procedure.
October 08, 2020
He delivers excellent service, is personal and exhibits good bedside manners.
October 05, 2020
We'll trained staff.
October 02, 2020
Great no problems
October 01, 2020
Dr. Shindel is also treating my husband. He is the most prominent GI doctor in Whittier in my opinion!
October 01, 2020
Good doctor
September 30, 2020
Dr Shindel explained the procedure before he began. I appreciated him taking the time to do this since I had never met him previously.
September 25, 2020
I have no issues with anything or any of the staff I had contact with. Everyone from the initial intake person at the front desk to Dr Shindel were extremely friendly and professional.
September 23, 2020
I definitely recommend PIH here they really care and staff are pleasant knowledgeable easy to work with I had a wonderful experience
September 23, 2020
Excellent overall service.
September 23, 2020
No procedure is fun, but it you have to have one, the best place on this planet would be a PIH Digestive Health Services. Everyone in the office, and all the nurses, assistants and doctors make you feel like you are the only patient. They truly are looking out for my health and well being.
September 22, 2020
The service seems good but the wait time is very long.
September 21, 2020
That Dr. Shindel is one of the doctors that they must go to. He has great bedside manners and is a true professional.
September 21, 2020
A very good doctor
September 17, 2020
The procedure was much better than I thought it would be.
September 17, 2020
The doctor and the staff and exceptional job. It was my first time in my experience with great.
September 17, 2020
September 16, 2020
The entire staff at PIH was respectful, welcoming, comforting, attentive and knowledgeable. Thank you.
September 15, 2020
As uncomfortable as preparing for this procedure is, the products provided and instructions given to me were clear and complete. The experience in the medical room went comfortably with the nurses helping me before and after the procedure. The doctor and anesthetist set me at ease and it was over.
September 15, 2020
I would suggest this provider
September 14, 2020
I have really appreciate Dr. Shindel, he really listens and cares for his patients.
September 14, 2020
He appeared to be confident which eased my insecurities
September 11, 2020
The entire staff was wonderful and comforting. My procedure was handled with the utmost professionalism by everyone involved.
September 10, 2020
Very professional doctor, I felt he had my best interest for my health problems.
September 10, 2020
you are only going to meet him briefl right before procedure.
September 08, 2020
That I trust the provider.
September 03, 2020
He's a very good Dr
September 02, 2020
The staff was caring, made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
August 31, 2020
Was a very easy process
August 31, 2020
The whole team gave quality care and service.
August 27, 2020
I was given complete attention and excellent care, thank you.
August 27, 2020
Dr. Shindel is very knowledgeable in his field and does his homework on the patient. He's also very personable, friendly and didn't seem to be in a hurry.
August 26, 2020
A very efficient team everyone work well together all staff's courteous and nice
August 25, 2020
Dr. Shindel seems to really value talking with his patients and explaining things in detail and with visual aids. I have been one of Dr. Shindel's patients for several years, and I can truly say that he is an excellent doctor. His staff was courteous and helpful as well.
August 21, 2020
Special thanks to the staff that made me feel comfortable every step of the process.
August 20, 2020
Importance of regular GI checks
August 18, 2020
Courteous and informative
August 18, 2020
Doctor Shindel, anesthesiologist and staff were professional and provided the medical I required.
August 17, 2020
Doctor Shindel and his staff are knowledgeable and very professional. He listens to what you have to say and provides responses that are easily understood. I have in the past and will continue to recommend him to my friends and family!
August 14, 2020
He was very caring and understanding
August 14, 2020
Dr Shindel and staff were very nice the whole office environment felt peaceful and stress free.
August 14, 2020
Very kind and attentive staff. Gentle and humble. You all were great!
August 14, 2020
Good attitude from all employees
August 10, 2020
Don't go to him!
August 10, 2020
He was very informative and knew my history. I appreciate the time he spent with me.
August 07, 2020
PIH is a very good medical facility that I would recommend to anyone seeking a good Dr. for their checkups and health needs.
August 07, 2020
Very professional and very friendly staff. Treated me with respect and care.
August 06, 2020
Everything was clear and professional
August 06, 2020
Dr. Shindel is excellent at what he does, but you will only see him briefly. Most care is deferred to the PA, which is fine, but it is nice to see the physician on occasion. Dr. Shindel is very straightforward and does not spend extra time with patients.
August 06, 2020
Professional and friendly staff. Ease of parking.
August 06, 2020
The nursing staff was excellent!
August 06, 2020
I enjoy the friendly staff at the GI outpatient center - nurses all friendly, calm, cool and collected.
August 05, 2020
Totally a positive experience.
August 04, 2020
August 03, 2020
The visit was smooth and prompt
July 31, 2020
For GI testing, Dr. Shindel over at PIH will take care you.
July 30, 2020
Expect extreme wait times.
July 24, 2020
none that i can think of.
July 23, 2020
Very nice explained everything definitely see him again
July 22, 2020
He's very good.
July 21, 2020
Not a pleasant experience but made as painless as possible
July 20, 2020
Very professional. Highly recommended
July 20, 2020
Good patient care.
July 20, 2020
Dr. Shindel is an excellent provider.I would recommend him to everyone. But he is not readily available for consultations and directs patients to his PA. A PA cannot substitute for an MD like Dr. Shindel. His non availability is the only problem I have. Otherwise he is an exceptionally good doctor.
July 17, 2020
I'm very happy with the provider.
July 17, 2020
Excellent doctor and staff
July 15, 2020
I was very pleased with the service I got from Dr. Shindel and his staff.
July 15, 2020
Get your colonoscopy!
July 14, 2020
I only saw him for a short time because I was asleep for my procedure but he was pleasant and thorough. He made sure he went through my history with me and made sure he answered my questions and concerns before getting started. I had a very good experience with Dr. Shindel.
July 13, 2020
Again, why a two week follow up office visit to go over results?
July 13, 2020
Everyone was vert nice and caring. Especially the guy who wheeled me out. He would check on me to make sure I was comfortable.
July 10, 2020
PIH is the best
July 10, 2020
This was a very good experience.
July 09, 2020
Good medical team to make me feel comfortable.
July 08, 2020
Very patient and made me feel extremely comfortable.
July 07, 2020
Dr. Shindel has been taking care of me for years, he always explains all information well and open for questions.
July 06, 2020
He spent enough time explaining different types of procedures to me in a way that a non-medical person could understand. The nurses also did that. They did not rush me through.
July 02, 2020
He's good and patient and listens
July 01, 2020
My experience was stress free! Everyone there made me feel completely safe, and they worked as a team. Friendly pleasant staff.
June 30, 2020
Each PIH staff member that I saw that day were professional and friendly. They helped make my procedure less stressful.
June 30, 2020
I completely trust the expertise of Dr Shindel. It is a great comfort to have him as my doctor.
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
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.