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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

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.
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
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
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!