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





  • Gastroenterology

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

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


LAC + USC Medical Center


LAC + USC Medical Center


Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles (California)

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology


Patient Reviews

May 09, 2022
For a man this procedure is very unsettling, but everyone help me through it. The staff was wonderful!!!!
May 03, 2022
My procedure went well and was done in a very timely manner. I felt comfortable with the staff and doctors. I would highly recommend this facility and the doctors.
May 03, 2022
They were patience with me and answered all my questions.
May 02, 2022
Efficient, Friendly
April 29, 2022
I like Dr. Palta very much , very nice . I appreciate the time she took to listen to me.
April 26, 2022
Everyone is very nice, they are taking care of patients really good.
April 26, 2022
Extremely friendly and professional staff made the experience.
April 26, 2022
I'm sure no one looks forward to having a colonoscopy, but everyone with whom I interfaced at this PIH facility treated me with the utmost kindness and concern. They made it a very pleasant experience and I would definitely go there again if or when I need another procedure.
April 25, 2022
Dr Palta and staff were extremely respectful courteous and helpful. They made sure I was comfortable and explained every step of the process which put my mind at ease as this was my first colonoscopy. Dr Palta was great and I appreciated her coming to see me afterwards to explain her findings. I will definitely be recommending her to friends and coworkers.
April 21, 2022
I just love Dr Palta. She listened to everything I said and helped me with my stomach issues and I feel so wonderful and so much better. Thank you so much for having her on staff. She is an asset to PIH.
April 20, 2022
Thank you for the attention given
April 19, 2022
I want to say that they gave me a professional service and (unreadable), thank you and, well, how good they help people that they can do is thank you.
April 19, 2022
Questions don't always should consider not applicable...
April 18, 2022
I have my mammograms here as well and because of the great experience I have every year I come here I decided to come here for my colonoscopy and I am so glad I did! Love coming to PIH, thank you all so much for the great experience ??
April 18, 2022
Staff was very comforting, accommodating and kind. Very satisfied with my experience.
April 08, 2022
Just feel my concerns weren't really listened to and considered.
April 08, 2022
Knowledgeable and kind doctor.
April 05, 2022
1. Not sure if sending polys to lab is routine or was there something that needed to be looked more closely? You should have asked this question. 2. I should have asked if polyps were pre-cancerous or non pre-cancerous.
April 04, 2022
The nurses and staff were amazing! They took care of me and made sure I was comfortable at all times. I was nervous about my procedure. But the care they showed me made me more comfortable. Thank you to everyone that was there to help me.
April 04, 2022
From the time I walked into the office until I was wheeled out, all the staff were so professional, kind and caring!!! They all put me at ease and you knew they really cared about you!!
March 31, 2022
it was somewhat difficult to get an appointment for this doctor without having to wait months to be see. they suggest to call in daily to see if cancellations appointments are available but doing that is very time consuming waiting on hold to check appointment status.
March 31, 2022
Very professional
March 29, 2022
I was very happy to be treated with respect and all the staff and the doctor were very nice.
March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022
Everyone was very helpful all through the process!
March 28, 2022
All of the staff were so nice and made me feel very comfortable during a not so comfortable experience (Colonoscopy).
March 25, 2022
The experience was excelente. Thank you.
March 25, 2022
Very very positive
March 25, 2022
Dr. Palta was very easy to talk to and listened attentively. The office staff was courteous and respectful. Thankful for Dr. Palta and her team.
March 25, 2022
Dr. Palta was very reassuring, and seemed very competent, and very logical in her approach to my medical needs, and I'm looking forward to seeing how after this first meeting with her, future meetings go, and what she ultimately ends up doing to try to improve my situation, but I have the utmost confidence that she'll logically approach my situation, and do the best she can for me.
March 25, 2022
I am very satisfied with the excellent services of this office
March 24, 2022
A display of professionalism was exhibited by Dr. Palta and staff.
March 24, 2022
The wait time is always a bit longer than expected.
March 22, 2022
Upon arriving for my Colonoscopy, I just saw countless gurney's and people set up like an assembly line. However my nurse Lisa took her time, answered questions, started my IV, warm blankets and was extremely professional and kind. Wheeled into the exam room, I forgot my nurse name and tech (name removed) and anesthesiologist were competent and made me feel comfortable the entire time. Recovery the same. very efficient but with care and expertness. This is not a test we run out to sign up for readily but your staff made it comfortable and bearable. Thank You.
March 21, 2022
The staff was extremely warm, passionate, caring and friendly.
March 18, 2022
Dr palta is a excellent doctor and is very careing and helpful Thank you dr palta
March 15, 2022
Okay. I just wanted to say that the whole staff and everyone was real helpful. They were kind. They were easy to understand, and I really want to thank you for the service. Okay. Thank you very much, and you have a nice evening. Bye. Bye.
March 15, 2022
No one is excited to get a colonoscopy, but I must to say that I had a very pleasant experience! Everyone was so supportive and comforting. It was an incredibly smooth process and I would recommend this office to anyone! Thank you!
March 15, 2022
The big problem that I found was this department never answers their phones nor do they return your calls. It is very frustrating trying to get through to this particular department.
March 15, 2022
Everyone i came in contact with was very friendly, very professional, it made everything easy.
March 14, 2022
Always happy with pin drs and staff...some more than others
March 14, 2022
Everyone I dealt with during my procedure were very kind and considerate of my feelings. The nurse that prepared me for the procedure was very kind and patient. (name removed), the nurse who took me into the procedure explained everything and was also very kind. Considering the procedure, my overall experience was Excellent!!
March 14, 2022
Dr. Palta is caring and thorough. Explained the results and listened to my concerns.
March 14, 2022
The admitting nurse, (name removed) was wonderful. She was gentle, kind, and informative. I appreciate all the staff, including everyone who was in the surgery room. Delightful experience.
March 04, 2022
It as so awesome to finally go to a doctor that really made me feel like they cared about me
March 01, 2022
I was very happy with all the staff, and Doctor, they took good care of me. Thank you all very much.
February 25, 2022
Everyone was very professional.
February 24, 2022
Excellent experience for the first time visit
February 18, 2022
Keep up the good work
February 14, 2022
The staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable and answered my concerns as well. The pre-ops were explained to me in detail and the doctor performed very well with the procedure. Did not feel any discomfort afterwards. The staff explained to me to go online to my portal within 7 days and to check the lab results.
February 11, 2022
She put me at ease with my symptoms and scheduled more test to get to the bottom of my issues. She was very kind and easy to talk to.
February 08, 2022
Comfy and efficient
February 08, 2022
The doctor is a very kind person, very attentive and always with a smile. I would recommend her.
February 07, 2022
The entire staff was very professional and caring.
February 04, 2022
I'm very impressed with Dr. Palta and I'm glad I'm working with her from here on out. The office staff was great when I got there. However, it is extremely difficult to get a hold of him on the phone. I have some times had two days where I was on hold for multiple hours of time and couldn't keep waiting to get through, and I realize this isn't really their issue. But at any rate, that's the, that's the only downside that I've got. So, otherwise, it's very, you know, I'm very happy. T hank you. Bye bye.
February 04, 2022
The visit was very comfortable
February 04, 2022
Since I was in the area, I was able to go in 2 Hrs. earlier for my appointment. I was thankful for that.
February 03, 2022
The staff was very professional & helpful . The nurse (name removed) made me feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable. I was treated with respect & good information from Dr Palta. A Information
January 31, 2022
Doctor Palta and the entire staff at the outpatient care unit were "Aces". I know this is a daily job for them but for me I was anxious and nervous and they were very understanding of my feelings. They made me very comfortable and treated me great. Thank you [name removed].
January 31, 2022
Everyone including front office to back office were so kind and friendly. I especially liked my nurse. She was so friendly and helped me feel at ease before my procedure. Dr. Palta is always so kind and patient. She always takes time to explain and answer all my questions. I love PIH.
January 28, 2022
Definitely I will get I would if it was, if I could give her from 1 to 10. I would give her 11, she's really excellent, and thank you for everything she's done. I appreciate everything she's done for me. Bye.
January 25, 2022
The entire team was awesome! From the time I entered to the time I was wheeled out. Each and every nurse and doctor who helped me was professional and extremely friendly!
January 25, 2022
The whole crew, the nurses, the doctors and the lady who assisted me with changing after the procedure was very pleasant, courteous, and made me feel very at ease, which greatly reduced the anxiety of the procedure
January 25, 2022
The staff was courteous and professional made me feel at ease while I waited for my procedure [name removed] the RN and [name removed] the LVN were great!
January 24, 2022
I satisfied the service provided by PIH.
January 18, 2022
Very attentive, very professional.
January 13, 2022
Yes, everything was just right. Very good.
January 11, 2022
I had a poor experience with [name removed] in the scheduling department I had a poor experience with [name removed] in billing trying to force me to bring in $1000 payment when I paid my deductible and they were supposed to submit the bill to insurance and they wanted me to pay the full $910 I was very disappointed with billing but the staff that did the procedure they were all wonderful
January 11, 2022
My colonoscopy appointment and procedure went well yesterday. I had a bit of anxiety but the nursing staff and Dr. Palta were amazing!
December 16, 2021
Yes, [name removed], I saw Dr. Palta she was very rude and she wanted to she just tracked how many times I was there didn't talk about what was going on with me and she egotistical that I asked for a second opinion, a few years back and I did I find that very disheartening and therefore I will not be one of her patients.
December 16, 2021
I was disappointed in the staff, not the doctor, but in the staff, having a gift exchange and making all four of us and different nations, including myself wait extra long time in the waiting room while, they have their gift exchange at 10 o'clock in the morning making us. Wait in there and wait in the rooms as well. Well, they did that and they're laughing and talking and cropping having a good old time during patient it was unprofessional and I did not enjoy waiting extra time when I had a had a set time for my appointment.
December 10, 2021
The doctor was nice & respected me & what I had to say. She gave me several suggestion to improve my health.
December 09, 2021
Your staff was excellent, courteous, and efficient, and friendly. Thank you.
December 07, 2021
All staff members were very friendly and professional. Which made for a very pleasant experience.
December 06, 2021
Everyone that helped me, the day of my appointment, were very courteous, great listeners, made me feel calm, comfortable, and I have nothing but great things to say. And my doctor, will she definitely made me feel very comfortable, and I just love her. She just made me feel really good about everything. She's really calm and listened...that's important to me, and she does that.
December 06, 2021
I appreciate the professionalism as well as the personable service of each person I dealt with.
December 03, 2021
December 02, 2021
The front desk were very professional, respectful and caring. The nurses made every part of my experience comfortable and were very attentive, with respect. The anesthesiologist was really nice and comforting. I felt very confident with Dr. Palta.
November 23, 2021
It was very good experience. Thank you very much.
November 23, 2021
I just wanted to say that they took care of me very well. I'm very comfortable. They make sure that I wasn't the parade of anything and everything went well, and they explained everything as to what they were going to do. And what I had done and what they found or whatever, and I would definitely do it all over again. And Dr. Caracas, a very good doctor and I like her very much. She was very good and kind. Thank you.
November 22, 2021
From check in time for my procedure to finish, everyone was so very nice and comforting which put me at ease. All the nurses explained exactly what they were doing to me, from taking my blood pressure to the anesthesiologist. I would highly recommend Dr. Palta and her team!
November 22, 2021
I'm very pleased for their understanding, I got loss with the direccion provided by the map quest, called to find out if still can take me cause I was late and the staff take their time to accommodate me .I'm very touch for their kindness.
November 19, 2021
She is so nice for whole staff is nice I always enjoy going to see her even though I don't feel good she always explains everything to me and she's helped me with so much pain
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 04, 2021
I had a procedure done yesterday, staff was amazing from the moment I scheduled the appointment all the way until I was discharged. Nurse [names removed] and some other nurses that I can't remember their names made me feel so at ease. Dr Patal was courteous, kind and very experienced. Thank you!
November 01, 2021
Hi, I made an error on the last question regarding would like to refer people to the office. The staff are fabulous, and I inadvertently pressed a one. It should have been a 4. So if you could please correct that, I'd appreciate it. I am full on proponent of PIH health. I appreciate the work and value the care and the quality of care that's provided there. Thank you.
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
Yes. The - the nurses were just exceptionally great, including nurse [name removed] and nurse [name removed]. Everybody was very nice but the anesthesiologist was also great. So, my experience that day was just a great experience. Thank you.
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
My responses to your questions explains it. Thank you Very much. Until next time, Take care sincerely [PHI removed]
October 04, 2021
This provider treated me with care and understanding
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