Renee Palta DO | Gastroenterologist | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Renee Palta

Renee Palta DO


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Dr. Palta says her passion for her profession comes from a genuine desire to positively impact the lives of her patients through hands-on care. Expert in all areas of digestive and liver treatment, she excels at making complex conditions easy to understand for her patients, working with them to formulate sound treatment strategies and build long-lasting relationships.

When she’s not working, Dr. Palta enjoys spending time with family. An adventurous spirit, she likes whitewater rafting, skiing and snorkeling and hopes one day to try skydiving. Ask her where she’s been lately. A globetrotter, she’s traveled to more than 15 countries.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians







  • Spanish



LAC + USC Medical Center


Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)


LAC + USC Medical Center


Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of The Pacific (California)

Board Certifications

Gastroenterology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

November 16, 2021
great doctor visit and experience...friendly staff.
November 12, 2021
good morning, I felt very comfortable with the Doctor and staff, very professional. I only wish I would have received a much sooner appointment for my testing. I greatly appreciate everyone's help. Thank you
November 12, 2021
I have had an incontinence issue for 35 years. Dr Palta cares and gave me many wonderful options to make my life better. I am truly grateful
November 11, 2021
I most definitely trust Dr. Palta. Office staff who I encountered were very courteous and professional. My experience coming here is always good. Thank you
November 09, 2021
I didn't like the procedure, but I very much liked the care!!
November 05, 2021
Everyone was very professional and made me feel very comfortable.
November 01, 2021
Yes, the girl who took care me first, answered all the basic questions. She was very kind and listened. And then when Dr. Palta came in, I was pleasantly surprised she was so casual and so, I'm so relaxed and she listened to me. And if she was sympathetic and she, she asked my opinion. And and set me on a good plan, which I agreed with.
October 26, 2021
Excellent and professional attention.
October 18, 2021
The staffs are very friendly. Doctor is very nice . I have already recommended this facility to my coworkers
October 18, 2021
I was going to confirm appointment I stood on phone for 35 minutes on hold with this office Very bad especially when you are scheduled to be at another appointment
October 18, 2021
There was confusion over the location of the office. Web sites showed the office at Whittier an Colima. Using the phone number on the web site I was told the office was closed. Recommend the web sites be updated.
October 18, 2021
I was treated with kindness and respect.
October 15, 2021
Very professional and kind. Staff was also great!!
October 12, 2021
Efficient and pleasant
October 11, 2021
Always been treated well by all PIH staff, I recommend this medical facility to everyone.
October 05, 2021
The registration staff and all three Nurses were excellent! The anesthesiologist was a little on the flat side and I only time saw Dr Palta for a quick second was at the foot of my bed before I was given the anesthesia for my procedure. The GI unit runs like a well oiled machine! I was for the most part satisfied with the care I received.
October 04, 2021
This provider treated me with care and understanding
September 27, 2021
Not much more to say since I was under anesthesia. LOL
September 27, 2021
All I can say is that I would definitely recommend to my family and friends. She was so wonderful and explained everything that was found during the exam. She was very kind.
September 20, 2021
All staff very courteous and professional
September 20, 2021
The wrong directions were communicated to the Pharmacist regarding preparation for my scheduled colonoscopy. This is the second Doctor at PIH that either forgot to input orders for procedures or prescriptions.
September 17, 2021
Dr. Is always funny kind and helpful. Makes me feel good.
September 13, 2021
Dr. Palta was great and also the doctors there were pretty awesome. Thank you for the care. Bye. Bye.
September 09, 2021
The stuff it's very professional they treat me with a lot respect and make feel that I'm in good hands. Thanks you so much to all of them...
September 07, 2021
She a very good Dr.
September 02, 2021
Dr. Palta makes you feel that your concerns are important and she's going to do whatever is in her power to help you.
September 02, 2021
I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with the whole process-- the efficiency of admission, the bedside manner of all nursing staff and the quality of the physicians. I will most definitely recommend this facility to my family and friends.
August 30, 2021
All staff, including Dr. Palta and the anesthesiologist were amazing. Very happy with my care at PIH.
August 24, 2021
I felt the entire staff along with Dr. Renee Palta. We're highly professional and tending to your needs. Making sure that you're comfortable and that really goes a long way. I want to thank everybody for their efforts.
August 23, 2021
PIH has the best doctors and hospital. I 100% satisfied
August 23, 2021
Excellent, kind, and professional care !
August 23, 2021
The staff before the procedure was incredibly nice and willing to answer questions. The staff in the procedure room offered more opportunities for questions and were very comforting. Made the whole process a very positive experience.
August 20, 2021
August 19, 2021
She listened and explained matters to me.
August 17, 2021
My experience at the GI center was excellent.
August 16, 2021
The office staff needs to take you a 5 into another room and let you know, your Richard to do with your consumption of the bottle, taking the drink before the test. Just like to just like they do in the breast center they take you a side. They put you in another room and they let you know what's going on because they're in the front office or just people coming in and Interruption. So that would really be helpful when going to instructions with a front office to need to take you to another room. Take you to another room. So there won't be no disruption because I was really disrupted with other patients coming in. Thank you.
August 12, 2021
Overall, respectful and professional. Really friendly and nice. Also really attentive to all patients. Thank you for your service, really appreciated how they all worked and do their job.
August 12, 2021
Dr. Palta is awesome! She is kind, considerate and takes time to listen. I appreciate that she isn't passive in her approach to a solution.
August 06, 2021
Dr was great
August 05, 2021
I feel like the provider is not confident in her answers. At one point she said that the tests were over 600 and then to retracted it and said I'm sorry, it's under, it's over 100 after 100, it's not measurable, which she does as a profession, she should know that the test don't go over 600. Also initially when a biopsy was taken I was told that he, my sibling did not have an illness and afterwards when the blood test came in turns out that the biopsy did show that he did have an illness but only after the test results did she bother to look back at the biopsy. So these kinds of things have made me feel that the doctor does not know what they're what she's talking about and her confidence level is not there, which
August 03, 2021
Everybody was really nice and good to me and explained everything that I needed to know and took good care of me.
August 02, 2021
I was very happy with the staff. Thank you. Bye, bye.
July 27, 2021
The staff in pre and post op are very courteous and concerned about my comfort and my needs. Very friendly, introduced themselves, constantly asked if I needed anything. Staff in the procedure room were also very nice, concerned about my well being, explained the procedure and their position with the procedure process. Thank you for making my procedure as pleasant as humanly possible.
July 16, 2021
Hi. This first time visiting Renee Dr. Renee Palta She was very thorough very...She listened to everything. I had to say and I had a great experience with her. Thank you.
July 15, 2021
All staff members were courteous, respectful and very attentive. Thank you to all of you for making my visit a lot easier.
July 15, 2021
Very well satisfied seeing this provider.
July 15, 2021
She was recommended by friends and my husband
July 12, 2021
The staff and doctor were very professional and informative. My overall experience was amazing. Thank you
July 09, 2021
The office staff was friendly, professional and helpful. Dr. Palta was great, it was my first seeing her and she took the time to explain things and came up with a plan to help me.
July 09, 2021
Dr. Palta took care of me in a timely matter and removed or corrected what she needed to correct in my esophagus she is great
July 09, 2021
The only thing that raised my anxiety was; I had a 9:30 appointment and wasn't seen until10:20. I had another appointment at 11.
July 06, 2021
Only the problem, we are not getting the appointment in time. In timely whether when we are not getting appointment, we can't get better. For that reason, I really hesitate to tell anybody about doctor, PIH Hospital. Thank you.
July 06, 2021
I have been seen Dr. Palta for a year now. I really liked her bed side manner, and the way she explain things very calmly. So it makes me feel comfortable. I would highly recommended her to other people. Thank you.
June 15, 2021
I, I, I, ... I, she told me exactly what I what why I was in the hospital and why I was bleeding and now what was wrong and she told me that that I needed to drink more water, because I have the habit of being ... not constipated, and and and so she requested that I would get Manmusive and and, and not to take anything else other, because there they might not be good for me. She spend about 15 minutes with me, like all of them do
June 14, 2021
I've referred my friends and family to my wonderful PIH and the wonderful staff
June 14, 2021
Great experience
June 14, 2021
Very nice staff and friendly
June 03, 2021
My only complaint is that after the colonoscopy procedure, I hadn't even woke up yet, I could barely stand, and they already sent me home. My partner could barely get me in the house. I feel like they should've given me at least another 20 or 30 minutes to wake up before sending me out. I couldn't even stand up by myself. It was way too fast
June 03, 2021
I was amazed at how friendly ever person I came into contact with. I had to call to say I was running late and the gentleman who answered was the only disappointment. From check in to exit amazing.
June 03, 2021
I'm so amaze that the procedure went so fast and all the staff and Doctors area wonderful.
May 27, 2021
I am so impressed with PIH and all the staff! I come from an HMO where I had to argue to see a specialist!! Every service with my Dr. and emergency has been absolutely excellent !!!
May 24, 2021
It was very good everything was on time and with a lot of respect.
May 24, 2021
Excellent doctor and staff!
May 21, 2021
I just want to say that every physician I have ever dealt with through PIH and their staff has been absolutely remarkable I couldn't be happier than I'm with you
May 21, 2021
I was very happy with all the staff, they were professional. Thanks ??
May 20, 2021
The nurses and doctor were very caring and informative!
May 18, 2021
Staff were very nice, attentive, and made me feel very comfortable.
May 17, 2021
The nurse that prepared me for the procedure was incredibly kind, and took great care to ease my worries.
May 14, 2021
Dr. Palta listened and was pleasant and professional. She needed to examine me and was careful to protect my modesty. Her explanations and treatment outline are reasonable. I will take a test to provide more information before a diagnosis is made.
May 13, 2021
Everyone was very kind and caring. Excellent experience!!!
May 10, 2021
Dr.Palta is such a good doctor explains everything very well. Thank You
May 07, 2021
Timely and professional
May 04, 2021
Hi, I watched wanted to say that I was very very pleased with my care. Everybody was just so attentive, wonderful, made me feel very comfortable. My doctor and the anesthesiologist and the nurses that did the procedure were wonderful and I appreciate it. Thank you very much for your service.
May 03, 2021
Than you for all your help
May 03, 2021
Every member of the staff, from the moment that I checked in to the moment that I left was extremely helpful, compassionate, made me feel at ease completely and Dr. Palta is wonderful. She came out and spoke to me before my procedure and after and answered any questions that I had and really made me feel at ease and I really appreciate their service.
April 26, 2021
Yes, I only have some, I have favorable comments because it was attended to with respect and I liked the kindness of the staff, above all, I will start it in the office with the reception staff, it is very kind courteous that what one expects as a patient
April 26, 2021
My first time to see Dr Palta and she was wonderful. Very efficient and answered all my need. Thank you so much
April 20, 2021
I would like to say thank you very much for the friendly staff. Every single one that came in contact with me were so kind, caring and loving, respectful, smiling, very nice. I felt extremely safe. Thank you.
April 20, 2021
April 16, 2021
My appointment was at 11:00 a.m. and I wasn't seen by doctor until 12:00 p.m. I got to office at 10:30 a.m. They could definitely improve on the timing of seeing patients. Other than that I was treated very well.
April 15, 2021
From start to procedure ending care was warm, concerned, and professional. The experience was so much better than previous colonoscopies.
April 15, 2021
It's perfect experience. Thank you.
April 15, 2021
It was a great experience overall
April 14, 2021
the office staff was very friendly, and professional.
April 13, 2021
They took the greatest care of me. I am very pleased. They have all treated me very well. I am pleased. Congratulations to all of them.
April 01, 2021
Love the service all the nurse & staff provided me.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Palta is absolutely hands-down one of the best providers to diagnose your digestive issues and concerns. She is friendly and easy to discuss anything health-wise to help you become your best self.
March 29, 2021
Everyone was very kind and patient.
March 29, 2021
Wonder experience
March 26, 2021
My experience with Dr Palta and her staff was a positive experience and I would and have recommended her to my friends when their similar problems have come to my attention.
March 23, 2021
Awesome service
March 22, 2021
Hi, this message is in regards to Dr. Palta. I've been seeing Dr. Palta for over 2 years, and I am really really very comfortable with her. I feel she cares about me, not just you know, somebody that's just a patient know that she really cares, and I really appreciate that from her. She's very caring, and I need that because you know, my health problems and all that. When I talk to her she always is very polite, well mannered and just explains everything to me the way it needs to be explained. I mean, I would never, never want to go to see another doctor if it's not Dr. Palta. Thank you.
March 19, 2021
My appointment was at 2:30pm but I didnt actually see the doctor until 3:30pm so it was a one hour wait. I also had waited about 1.5 months to see her because the schedule was so booked. I know everyone has a busy schedule but the appointment felt a bit rushed.
March 18, 2021
Was a very good baseline for what I would call a great provider.
March 16, 2021
The doctor is a great professional, there are few like her who give you their time to explain and clarify your doubts, I consider myself very lucky to have her as my doctor.
March 15, 2021
Everyone was so nice the dr was nice but at the end before I left to go home she came but briefly, i felt she was in rush and i felt she was too busy for me.
March 15, 2021
All the nursed and staff were great. Dr Palta was extremely pleasant and professional.
March 09, 2021
Dr.Palta is extremely courteous and helpful. She will go out of her way to call you at home. If there's anything that you need to tell you, I would recommend, highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you.
March 09, 2021
I like Dr Palta and think she is a good doctor.
March 02, 2021
Thank you for been kind
March 01, 2021
Dr Palta was kind, informative, but most of all a great listener towards my concerns.
February 23, 2021
Yes, I really appreciated each of the people who participated in helping the colonoscopy experience to be decent and positive. I appreciated the upbeat attitudes of the staff. I was well respected and appreciated, and I just thought everything went in an excellent manner. So I just want to say thank you to each one, doctor and all those nurses and assistants. Thank you very very much, and and got people at the desk. Wonderful experience. Thank you
February 23, 2021
All was very good!!
February 23, 2021
Everyone was professional and friendly. Thank you
February 19, 2021
The doctor is always pleasant and spend enough time with me and answers my questions, and I think that is very valuable. And I think she does a good job. Thank you.
February 16, 2021
Dr Palta is professional, engaging and expresses serious concern for my health and welfare. She encourages a partnership with me in my continued care and needs. An excellent physician!!!
February 12, 2021
I am home bound. This was a phone phone appointment.
February 12, 2021
I trust Dr. Palta. She has done everything to get me healthy. I truly appreciate her professionalism. Thank you!
February 11, 2021
Everyone was so helpful and friendly, especially all the nurses. I left feeling well taken care of. Thank you
February 11, 2021
Yes, I was happy with the service, but I'd really didn't get much to see the doctor. I just saw her for 5 minutes before the procedure and I wasn't able to really ask her questions since I think the procedure was a little behind schedule. That's it. Thank you.
February 09, 2021
It is excellent. I have never had such good service.
February 08, 2021
Hi. Yes, I would like to say that the entire experience was very satisfactory. They went above and beyond to make sure our was comfortable that I had everything that I needed during the course of my services. So, I greatly appreciate that. I even got a follow up call after I left, so that is unheard of so, I thank you guys tremendously for the services that I received. Thank you.
February 08, 2021
GI team was very attentive and great
February 05, 2021
Very pleasant experience and Dr. Palta listen to everything that I had to say
January 26, 2021
Very good doctor! The new parking system is not user friendly. Difficult for Senior clients to use!!
January 22, 2021
This doctor is very very good. Very precise and I like I liked her a lot. She really is a very good doctor.
January 15, 2021
I felt like the doctor listened to everything I told her. She was very professional with a very friendly disposition.
January 12, 2021
Great caring doctor
January 05, 2021
I am satisfied with Dr. Palta
December 31, 2020
Dr. Palta and all the PIH staffs were awesome. It was a wonderful and warm experience from start to finish.
December 29, 2020
Caring and compassionate staff.
December 18, 2020
Good doctor
December 18, 2020
Dr Palta listens and explains everything very clearly.
December 15, 2020
It was worth waiting to get an appointment with this doctor, now I know why. Very professional and personable.
December 14, 2020
professional but importantly a caring doctor and staff
December 11, 2020
There is no other like Dr. Palta. She is outstanding in every possible way. She is a patient's dream doctor
December 10, 2020
I absolutely LOVE PIH and all the staff I've come in contact with during my visits to the doctor and hospital. Everyone is so friendly and professional and helpful. No complaints; great people!
December 10, 2020
Yes, Very pleased with experience
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