Puja Shrestha MD | Internal Medicine Physician | Los Alamitos, CA | PIH Health
Puja Shrestha

Puja Shrestha MD


Internal Medicine
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Puja Shrestha MD is a well-rounded Internal Medicine physician with years of experience. Dr. Shrestha comes from a family of physicians, including her father, as well as many of her aunts and uncles. Seeing the passion, dedication and satisfaction her relatives received from caring for patients greatly influenced Dr. Shrestha to pursue a career in medicine. However, it was a unique relationship with her grandmother and the experience of caring for her which ultimately inspired her love of caring for seniors. She is committed to providing her patients with the tools necessary to live full and healthy lives, and encourages open communication during every patient visit. In her spare time, Dr. Shrestha enjoys an active lifestyle, cooking and spending time with her husband, who is also a physician and their child.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





  • Internal Medicine


Medical School

Nepal Medical College


Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center (New York)


Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center (New York)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Patient Reviews

May 04, 2022
I couldn't be happier with Dr. Puja Shrestha and her staff, they are a thoughtful and compassionate team. I hope to remain under Dr Shrestha care for a lifetime she is so kind mostly she is very professional, thorough and informative with my care.
May 03, 2022
Dr. Shrestha always takes a genuine interest in my health. She is patient and addresses every and all questions. I am very pleased with her care and give her my highest satisfaction marks possible.
April 25, 2022
Provider was caring, understanding and provided excellent service so much so that I might switch over. I wish all doctor's were this thorough and sincere. What a diffeence!
April 22, 2022
I absolutely loved the dr and her staff here they treated.me.with respect.and made.me feel comfortable
April 21, 2022
Dr. Puja was very kind, attentive and und Understanding. Answered my qts. I was very comfortable and felt she will do her best to keep me healthy. She is a great asset to PIH!!
April 21, 2022
It was a tele-med visit. I had no interaction with the office staff
April 18, 2022
My visit with Dr. Puja S. was very helpful for my health. I fully trust the recommendations she gave me. She is very professional, including all the staff.
April 15, 2022
Staff was courteous and professional.
April 11, 2022
Dr. Shrestha is one of my most favorite doctors ever. She listens to you and takes everything into consideration. She explains things well. She is very gentle and kind and really cares for her patients.
April 11, 2022
The entire process of making an appointment, to signing in, to seeing my provider was easy, fast, and efficient. (name removed), LVN was so kind and funny, Dr. Shrestha is very thorough and knowledgeable. The facility was clean and parking easy to find.
April 08, 2022
The superb level of service and care exceeded my expectations. Thank you.
April 05, 2022
Great service, friendly staff and nice Doctor and very helpful with all my needs.
April 01, 2022
Oh, yeah Dr. Shrestha, was very, very attentive to my problems. She was very, very concerned. She took her time, listened to my complaint, and she's also requested an (INAUDIBLE) test for my condition. And at the very beginning of this survey, I must have marked with the number 1, wrong. That should have been marked number 4, both of them. She's a great doctor and I'm very pleased to be one of her new patients. Thank you.
March 30, 2022
Very pleasant, she explained things well and was thorough in her recommendations.
March 30, 2022
Dr Shrestha is a great doctor. If she doesn't know about something you ask she researches the answer for you and can address that problem with you. She is very caring and thorough. I wish everyone had a doctor like her!
March 28, 2022
I should not have to pay $20 to see a doctor just to be referred to a therapist. My Doctor informed me that they do not refer therapists anymore. I should have gotten my money back for wasting my time. So unfortunate!
March 25, 2022
I was very pleased with the time Dr. Shrestha took to listen to my concerns. Her patience and thoroughness is very much appreciated. Dr. Shrestha's nurse, (name removed) and receptionist, (name removed) were helpful, friendly and professional.
March 25, 2022
I was treated nicely and professionally, by (name removed), and the Doctor. Great service, hope they never get transferred or retire, thank you!
March 24, 2022
Improve the customer service. They put on hold, on the phone, for too long before you talk to someone. So it'll be great if you guys can improve that customer service, so they don't put you on hold too long and get the appointment sooner because I'm trying to get an appointment for colonoscopy. Somehow, I still didn't get it. So, that's all I wanted to tell you. Improve the appointment and the holding time on the phone. Thank you.
March 24, 2022
Dr and staff are excellent, always courteous and my Dr. always listens to my questions and explains what I need to know.
March 21, 2022
I am impressed with Dr. Shrestha and her staff.
March 21, 2022
This was a phone visit. The staff did well taking the vitals that I could provide. They were courteous and thoughtful. Then I spoke with the doctor and she treated me as if I were in the office. She did not rush me and all my questions were answered. Thank you.
March 18, 2022
Dr Shrestha is always efficient and professional. As an old nurse if I didn't trust her I would find another md
March 17, 2022
Best provider I have had in a very long time.
March 11, 2022
Wonderful experience
March 11, 2022
Dr. Shrestha and staff amazing. I never feel like I am being rushed and push out during my appointments.
March 08, 2022
Dr. Shrestha is wonderful. She is caring and kind.
March 07, 2022
The visit to Dr Shrestha was the most comfortable I've been in a doctor's office in years. Front office staff was courteous and pleasant. Doctor herself was genuine when speaking and made me feel like she was interested in what I was saying and my concerns.
March 07, 2022
Very professional and very nice
March 02, 2022
I think I'll Dr. Puja staff should be loaded more efficient and that they don't seem like a very good in that area their skills with a patient should be much more faster understanding not having patient calling couple of times to follow up.
March 02, 2022
Dr Shrestha was awesome,she listen to everything I had to say and she smiled like she everything will be OK, she's very concerned and take her time in a timely matter
March 01, 2022
The experience with this provider was excellent to the fact that I now want to make this provider my PCP
February 17, 2022
I trust this doctor very much and I recommend her to my friends for sure.
February 17, 2022
Dr. Shrestha's assistant (name removed) also deserves special mention. She is very professional and at the same time very kind and patient. She made me feel comfortable.
February 17, 2022
Dr. Shrestha was awesome! She took her time to talk with me. She listened! She was so easy to talk with, as she explained things to me so I would understand. I love PIH Health!!
February 16, 2022
I have tranquility and peace now. The doctor diagnosis good news.
February 16, 2022
The best doctor I have ever had. She is fabulous with seniors . So attentive and patient .
February 15, 2022
I never ever feel rushed or that I am not being cared for. She is always caring and concerned.
February 15, 2022
The doctor is very kind, she pays a lot of attention, all the staff are very kind and respectful.
February 10, 2022
PIH offices should have basic tools to perform the job at hand without having to send patients to another location that is 26 or even 12 miles out of the city. I went in for a potential broken ankle in pain etc...I feel like you do not have your patients health at the forefront and that you are looking to bill bill bill the insurance. I went to urgent care outside of network due to time constraints and not being able to make it in time before they closed. I was in pain, angry due to no x-ray on sight. If PIH truly considers "all" patients health put x-ray abilities back in offices.
February 04, 2022
Good friendly people
February 03, 2022
Dr. Shrestha and her staff make me feel very comfortable. They all show they care about and my situation.
January 28, 2022
I was very vocal about my satisfaction while at the office which makes to frequent requests for feedback redundant ?. I'm grateful for finding this office
January 28, 2022
Caring, compassionate, open minded Doctor with very friendly staff.
January 26, 2022
Hello. I had a very, very good experience going to see the doctor. She answered all my questions, she gave me some insight, she gave me some good information, and I really enjoyed going to Dr. Puja. Thank you very much.
January 18, 2022
first visit and doctor and assistant were very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. It was a very pleasant experience which I don't take lightly.
January 14, 2022
Dr. Shrestha is kind and very patient and thorough..
January 14, 2022
The doctor's office called me, and gave me a follow up on the samples that I left behind. She also handle herself very professionally, and calm and collected. When there was a situation in relation to my husband, who has dementia, and her staff is so very nice. Thank you very much.
January 14, 2022
The doctor and staff were AMAZING
January 11, 2022
Dr. shrestha is always patient and caring, and will spend as much time with you as needed.
January 04, 2022
I felt supported at that moment and recommendations and prescriptions are always necessary to know that I have my doctor to receive my medicines and follow his instructions to improve my health.
December 23, 2021
The doctor was very patient and explained to me in detail how the medicine I am taking works. Thanks.
December 16, 2021
Hi, Dr. Shrestha. Shrestha is extremely great and knowledgeable doctor. Very caring and very much helpful. Most of the doctors. I have never experienced as helpful as she is.
December 03, 2021
This is the first time I saw Dr. Shrestha because I could not get a sooner appointment with my regular doctor in Long Beach. I am very happy with Dr.Shrestha. She listened to my concerns and spent a lot of time with me.
December 01, 2021
My health from either doctor is really good. A couple of buttons I pushed on gave ones where I meant to give like 3 or 4, so they're in the middle somewhere. So anything low is wrong but she's a great provider and listens well and the staff is great, too. So, thank you. Goodbye.
November 30, 2021
Hi, I had a great experience with this doctor. I'm thinking of changing my primary care to her I don't know I'm going to talk to her about her on Monday because I have to see her again on Monday. However, you guys doing a great job. My car was totaled by a hit and run. So you've been very accommodating to me, to get to, and from my appointments and I thank you guys for that. So thanks a lot and the doctor is great. Just so you'll know, alright. Have a good night. Bye.
November 30, 2021
I felt this doctor truly invested the energy and thought into understanding my situation and explained it thoroughly. The staff was very friendly and welcoming
November 24, 2021
Dr. Shrestha, it's a very kind and caring provider. I enjoy seeing her every time. The staff is very friendly, and it definitely recommend.
November 19, 2021
Dr. Shrestha is extremely thorough. She listens to my concerns. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
November 18, 2021
I would highly recommend Dr. Shrestha to all. She is a thorough, kind physician and [name removed] the staff.
November 17, 2021
The doctor was really helpful and answered all my questions. And listen to me and now I'm doing very much better. Thank you.
November 17, 2021
Dr.Shrestha was fabulous. Very professional, answered all my questions, was very thorough and gave me quality care. The office and waiting room was very clean.
November 16, 2021
I liked the organization for check-in and the doctor's way of giving you confidence to express your symptoms.
November 12, 2021
Dr Shrestha is exceptional. Very kind and professional! Wherever she goes 5 of our family members will follow.
November 11, 2021
I love my doctor she's wonderful ??
November 10, 2021
I would like to delve more into ongoing chronic issues, but that will have to happen at a future visit. As a senior, I want to be proactive in my care.
November 10, 2021
This is a very good doctor, they explained to me and I am very happy with her, I can tell my family that they can catch that doctor. I congratulate her because they have good doctors, thank you very much.
November 08, 2021
I just want to say I was very pleased with the way the doctor tended to my needs and my appointment went well. My main concern was with the staff. They're very impersonal, they're very robotic. They showed no emotion yet they do seem very content behind the counter, you know, having conversations, but with the patient not much interaction. That's just my opinion. This was my first time there. It was very uncomfortable. Thank you.
November 03, 2021
She's the most caring and precise provider I've encountered in years. She explains everything, let's you know you good accomplishments and let you know what's not right. Gives you instructions on how to resolve anything that not right.
November 03, 2021
It was great just took a little long to see my doctor
November 01, 2021
Dr. Shrestha is awesome. She is very thorough. She is very kind. She is very gentle, and she is a very good listener. Everyone in the office is always very respectful. I was late like 10 or 15 minutes my last visit so I did have to wait about 40 minutes or so. But that was okay with me. Because I knew that it was my fault for being late, and you guys have a schedule. But they kept me, you know, they they checked in with me, and they assured me that I would be seen. And I just love Dr. Shrestha, she is very good. That whole PIH office is incredible, and this is [PHI removed]. And I'm sad that if I have to switch my insurance to a different county, and I can't have her. I will be very sad. So I'm just praying that that, this all works out, but I do
November 01, 2021
I couldn't be more happy and comfortable with Dr. Shrestha and staff.
October 28, 2021
Dr. Stockwell and Dr. Shrestha have always provided the best of patient care every time I've needed them. They take the time, listen well, and tend to me with every bit of experience they have at their disposal. I would recommend them to anybody.
October 22, 2021
excellent first visit
October 22, 2021
From start to finish my experience was exceptional.
October 21, 2021
I am greatly Thankful for what Dr. Shresta did! the first aid shot ( injection) relieved me of pain n able to stand erect n walk without pain.???? i truly appreciate for accomodating me n thanks to [name removed] who scheduled me as early as possible! ??????[PHI removed].
October 14, 2021
Dr Shrestha was professional, companionate, and very informative. She restore my faith in medical preventative care.
October 14, 2021
I felt that I got the treatment that I needed to help my situation. The Doctor did an amazing job.
October 12, 2021
I appreciate the care that I was given promptly because my medical concerns were very important. Your sight is very important and the doctor and her staff made sure that I saw the proper doctor, so I'm very happy. Thank you.
October 06, 2021
The staff was courteous and very thorough. Puja has been in this office for a few years and I really like how she pays attention to my health concerns.
October 06, 2021
Dr. Shrestha is great.
October 06, 2021
Everyone there was so kind and caring. They all care very much about their patients.
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