Talal Malhis - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Talal M. Malhis

Talal M. Malhis, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 635 Reviews) View 168 Comments

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Dr. Malhis wanted to be a doctor since childhood. He found medicine fascinating and interesting. He decided to specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, because it combined the intellect with the technical skill. Seeing his patients happy with their treatment and surgery outcome gives him gratification of a job well done. Dr. Malhis enjoys walks on the beach and spending time with his family and friends.


12462 Putnam St #402
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5461
  • Fax: 562.789.4468

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • English



Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York) Allegheny University Hospitals-Allegheny General (Pennsylvania)


DuPont Hospital for Children (Delaware)


Cairo University (Egypt)


Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

July 11, 2018
Good Doctor, on time, listens, pro-active, and gets down to business. My time is valuable too, and this staff runs effectively and didn't keep me waiting around.
July 11, 2018
Doctor cares, very calm and will explainor answer all your questions.
July 11, 2018
To go an see this dr if any orthopedic problems. Very thorough
July 10, 2018
The first visit was not getting any respect from him. I hope the next follow up visit will be a different experience.
July 10, 2018
Very pleased with my visit with Dr. Malhis and staff. They were very caring and respectful. They were able to answer all questions and able to but my concerns to rest.
July 03, 2018
Great Dr!!
July 02, 2018
I have known Dr. Malhis since 1994, he is a very good doctor.He addressed my issue and moved forward, explained my issue with my knee, showed me the x-rays and past MRI, and explained my options.
July 02, 2018
He is very knowledgeable about my concerns, however his English needs improvement as he is hard to understand.
June 25, 2018
Really like Dr. Malhis, very professional, explaining with models of bony structures and pictures. Pleasant bedside manner allowing for interaction without feeling rushed.
June 25, 2018
My family members are all patients of Dr. Malhis!
June 20, 2018
Keep doing what you do. My daughter felt at ease with the doctor and staff which is always a good thing!!
June 15, 2018
Very friendly. Good with kids.
June 15, 2018
very experience doctor
June 15, 2018
Super friendly and genuinely nice and knowledgeable.
June 13, 2018
Dr Malhis and his staff are very professional and friendly.
June 12, 2018
He was very knowledgeable and understood the situation with my medical problem. He moved quickly to try to resolve the issue. He was friendly and had a good bedside manner.
June 12, 2018
Dr. Malhis listens and is very thorough in getting the necessary tests to make an accurate diagnosis. In the past his recommended treatment of physical therapy has always worked without me having to have surgery. He is the best!
June 11, 2018
Very good doctor.
June 11, 2018
that my care was excelle
June 06, 2018
Dr. Malhis is Amazing!
June 06, 2018
Great doctor
June 05, 2018
I went very highly recommended this doctor to anyone, very compassionate and understanding.
June 01, 2018
I have always liked going to PIH I have not been disappointed.And the fact that it close to where I live is a bonus.ALL the staff in the offices I've been to are polite and patient with you that is a plus when your not feeling your best.Thank you
May 29, 2018
I commented that I Dr. Malhis was very nice and he knew exactly what to do and how to treat my problem.
May 22, 2018
I felt that this provider was concerned about my situation and ordered further testing
May 21, 2018
I have seen Dr. Malhis on numerous occasions for different problems. He is a fantastic diagnostic physician!! If I have a problem, he finds the source through his vast experience and the medical tests and tools available to him. Years ago, when he stopped doing surgery, I was disappointed, but he referred me to great doctors within the group. It has been very helpful to have him and the surgeons right there together. My last visit was wonderful. They called me in on time, after waiting maybe 6-7 minutes. Dr. Malhis talked with me and felt the problem areas and knew what the problem was. Then he went to the next step -- x-rays. He explains everything to you and is a very kind person.
May 18, 2018
Dr. Malhis is very knowledgeable. He’s seen my son a few times already do to soccer injuries. Under his care and recommendations, the recuperation time is fast. As a parent I feel grateful & blessed to have him see my son.
May 16, 2018
I was very impressed with the care the staff and doctor provided.
May 15, 2018
I would recommend this provider to famil and friends
May 08, 2018
Felt very comfortable with information given to me about my injury and what needs to be done. Quick response for appt and medication. Also very happy with quickness on my disability paperwork
May 07, 2018
Excellence ??
May 04, 2018
Dr. Malhis seemed Very Knowledgeable about the circumstances with which I was there to see him. He answered some specific questions, and gave details about the further tests he has requested. Plus, he had a pleasant demeanor, a good 'Bedside manor', which can be rare in this day and age of Rushed appointments.
May 04, 2018
No comment at this point. Will see what the second visit has to offer.
May 01, 2018
Go see dr malhis
May 01, 2018
was knowledgeable about my history
April 30, 2018
I came home and told my husband that we should be able to go to Spain after all. I think I would be able to walk again without pain. May take awhile, but feel I’m on the right path.
April 27, 2018
He is an excellent doctor. He told me the treatments he would recommend and then I asked him which he would do and he told me. He is a conservative doctor, try the basic things first, and then go to the harder treatment in the event the first one does not work. I like that in a doctor. So far my knee is feeling much better. I highly recommend him to anyone. He explained with the x-ray what my problem was and then he proceeded to tell me the treatments he would recommend. He spends plenty of time with you and explains everything. A+++++++++
April 25, 2018
Dr. Malhis is terrific. Very attentive, listens closely, carefully provides information, and confirms understanding. He values the patients time while managing his schedule. Thank you Dr. Malhis.
April 24, 2018
I have been seeing Dr Malhis for years and have referred family members too him we all ?? Him!!!
April 23, 2018
Dr. Malhis is the best! I Highly recommend his practice!
April 23, 2018
Take a written list of all your concerns and make him stop and listen because he will rush out of the room once he says what he had to say
April 18, 2018
The doctor and staff were wonderful !
April 13, 2018
I was seen promptly and the Doctor listened to me and made me feel he really cared.
April 11, 2018
Nice and caring doctor.
April 11, 2018
I am under the best care possible.
April 11, 2018
Very friendly and staff is efficient
April 10, 2018
Very knowledgeable
April 10, 2018
How awesome Dr.Malhis is so friendly makes you feel welcomed he is a kind,hearted person. I only trust him for my medical care when it comes to my issues. He is a very professional and caring doctor.
April 09, 2018
I liked him and his efficiency.
April 09, 2018
Very happy and satisfied with the service that the doctor provided
March 28, 2018
Dr. Malhis is wonderful.
March 28, 2018
The people and offices at the Wells Building are Great !
March 28, 2018
I've been a patient of Dr. Malhis for over 15 years, and he remains to be my favorite doctor. Very down to earth and accessible. Did my knee surgery some time ago, but has since retired from surgery and continues to diagnose and recommend treatments, based on his many years of practicing the specialty of Orthopedics.
March 27, 2018
This provider is good and people involved treat you as a human being. They will be in good hands if they use this provider.
March 26, 2018
Diagnosed problem quickly.
March 23, 2018
I have enjoyed having Dr Malhis as an orthopedic care provider for many years.
March 23, 2018
First visit I was very impressed with all staff in person and in phone. Liked the doc. Hope I continue to b happy n impressed by PIH services
March 21, 2018
Dr.Malhis is Awesome, He listens to your concerns,tell's you what you need to know to understand your medical condition.
March 21, 2018
Dr Malhis seems to be a caring provider.
March 20, 2018
Dr. Malhis is so kind and always has an answer for my situation. Thank you
March 20, 2018
Dr. Malhis was able to diagnose, treat and provide relief immediately.Thank you!!!
March 20, 2018
Absolutely wonderful !
March 19, 2018
Excellent orthopedic provider.
March 19, 2018
Always very pleasant and respectful
March 16, 2018
Very knowledgeable and looking at full picture not isolated viewpoint.
March 13, 2018
We love dr. Malhis
March 13, 2018
I always recommend Dr. Malhis to family and friends.
March 12, 2018
You were all very efficient.
March 09, 2018
Dr Malhis is wonderful. So kind and very knowledgeable. He’s the best
March 07, 2018
Next time the doctor is out the staff should let the patient know or offer another dr to see you instead of having the patient call back and ask for a sooner appt and find out he is out
March 07, 2018
You need to chang to this office very catering an nice
March 07, 2018
He was GREAT !
March 05, 2018
Dr. Malhis tends to talk fast. I have been going to him for a long time and absolutely love him. He just talks a little fast but his has excellent bedside manner.
March 05, 2018
EXCELLENT service.
March 05, 2018
Dr Malhis is a wonderful and thorough physician who knows his field
March 02, 2018
Dr. Malhis was prompt, respectful and thorough.
February 28, 2018
The doctor and his staff were warm and professional and made me feel at ease throughout. My condition was thoughtfully evaluated and my concerns and questions about diagnosis and treatment addressed well.
February 28, 2018
I have a solid sense of confidence in Dr. Malhis's caretaking decisions.
February 21, 2018
That Dr. Malhis is a great Ortho Dr. and is willing to send you out for tests if needed and gives you options and things to do and try first not just say you need this or that..
February 20, 2018
Seemed to be good physician. A bit rushed. Maybe due to schedule.
February 20, 2018
Dr. Malhis is a GREAT physician. My son had a fracture and Dr. Malhis was able to accommodate his schedule for my son to be seen. He was very patient and kind with my son. He made things easy for my son to understand and answered all of my questions. I didn’t feel rushed at all like most other doctors. I would definitely recommend Dr. Malhis to any of my friends or family members. He’s Awesome.
February 14, 2018
He is a good doctor and yes I recommend him.
February 14, 2018
Very pleasant and accommodating
February 14, 2018
I would recommend him!??
February 12, 2018
Dr Malhis is quite easy to talk to and takes the time make sure you understand what your treatment will be
February 12, 2018
Dr. Malhis is very knowledgeable and attentive.
February 09, 2018
It all felt rushed and like he was checking off boxes in an effort to get to the next patient. I need to schedule and MRI on my own. Why couldn’t they help with that? And then I have to wait 2 weeks for another appointment. This just seems like I’m being hustled for copays. Not what I want from my healthcare provider.
February 09, 2018
Ordered a thorough work-up to determine the exact cause of my problem, and explained the results/treatment for my problem.
February 06, 2018
They were all including the doctor so attentive and made me feel I mattered.
January 30, 2018
All good
January 30, 2018
I am happy with my provider.
January 29, 2018
He is a very respectable well manner and knowledgeable doctor.
January 23, 2018
I know Dr. Malhis has a lot of experience for the # of years he has been practicing, I just felt he wasn't listening at times.
January 16, 2018
That PIH Ortho doctors are experts in their field. They give you much attention, and sometimes are very busy, but still make time for you. Have a list of all your questions, and they'll do their best to answer.
January 15, 2018
Dr. Malhis was very warm with excellent bed-side manners. He took the time to hear my entire story about how I broke my foot. I am so grateful to find him and that he was able to take my insurance. Thank you.
January 15, 2018
Dr. Malhis is the best!
January 12, 2018
Excellent Service !!
January 10, 2018
My provider provided a detailed diagnosis and a great treatment plan for my condition. The service was fast, efficient, and communication was clear. No complications whatsoever..
January 08, 2018
Very personable and knowlegable
January 03, 2018
Dr. Malhis is an excellent doctor. He listens to your concerns and answers questions you may have in terms you can understand. He makes his recommendations and gives you options for treatment, but ultimately the final choice is yours.
January 02, 2018
The office staff was very nice. And I like how smooth and efficient the office operates.
January 02, 2018
I appreciate his professionalism. Always exceeds my expectation. Thank you so much as my ortho doctor.
January 02, 2018
I would like to schedule same day MRI’sWhy do I need to be a NBA player to get Same day Diagnosis.
December 20, 2017
Very nice provider
December 18, 2017
Although the provider specialized in Orthopedics he listened to and made suggestions regarding other related medical conditions. The entire time spent was very reasonable especially considering I had x-rays taken.
December 18, 2017
Provider was efficient, knowledgeable and cordial However, the referral given appointment time was 1 month out to even get a consultation.
December 18, 2017
Excellent care.
December 12, 2017
I was very satisfied with my appointment.
December 11, 2017
He’s a vary good Dr !! He took the time to listen to me and made me feel vary comfortable!! I have a lot of confidence in him!
December 06, 2017
Great thank you
December 04, 2017
Dr gave excellant information in an easy to understand manner
December 04, 2017
This is a very knowledgable dr. He uses everyday language to explain your solution to your problems.
December 04, 2017
Use this facility and doctors.
December 01, 2017
Excellent doctor. Very thorough, polite, professional and respectful. Highly recommend!
December 01, 2017
Dr Malhis is a wonderful man. I’ve been with him over 25 years. He knows everything about me. He knows how I feel before I tell him. Love him and love coming to him. I would recommend him and everyone on 4th floor. The staff is just as wonderful. Love them all.
November 28, 2017
Fast and thorough service!
November 20, 2017
I liked Dr. Malhis vey much and would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends.
November 20, 2017
He’s awesome.
November 15, 2017
Everyone was pleasant, friendly and professional. We did not have a long wait. An overall great experience.
November 13, 2017
November 10, 2017
We like him.
November 01, 2017
Dr. Malhis is a great doctor and listens to all of your symptons, usually has a X-Ray done on the spot, reviews the X-ray results with you, and sets a plan in place to help or cure the issue.
October 30, 2017
I will tell them that I know an excellent orthopedic surgeon who would take care of all problems.
October 25, 2017
He and his support team make you feel welcome.
October 25, 2017
great doctor & great staff. I wish he was my general doctor.
October 24, 2017
Office worked my visit in even though scheduler showed appt cancelled.
October 24, 2017
He was a very friendly man. He knew exactly what he was doing
October 18, 2017
I would recommend Dr. Malhis to anyone experiencing shoulder or neck pain.
October 18, 2017
The Staff for the Doctors was extremely professional and efficient. No hassles and and I felt everyone cared and extremely helpful. The Doctor was super. I would definitely return to the doctors office.
October 16, 2017
I was very grateful Dr. Malhis was able to squeeze me in on his schedule as a walk in patient.
October 13, 2017
A visit to a doctor's office is never enjoyable as a patient is there for some physical (or mental) problem. Dr. Malhis put me at ease with his reassuring manner.
October 13, 2017
Very good doctor, he really understand my problem and provided excellent treatment.
October 11, 2017
Very good caring and understanding Dr. And staff
October 11, 2017
I like the fact that Dr. Malhis showed me my MRI results and explained my injury in detail to me.
October 09, 2017
The doctor and nurse staff are very pleasant and efficient
October 03, 2017
Dr.Malhis and his staff were amazing and patient and very caring.
October 02, 2017
Dr. Malhis and his MA Rosemary were very welcoming and warm. They greeted you as they walked into the room.
September 27, 2017
Dr Malhis is personable and listens to what you have to say. He tells you what he’s concerned about without making it scary
September 26, 2017
Very respectful and experienced. I felt confident I was in good hands.
September 26, 2017
Dr. Malhis is easy to talk to and he has a great engaging personality.
September 22, 2017
I did not have an appointment and it was Friday. My shoulder was very painful even when not moving it. I dreaded the long week-end, so called to see if Dr. Malhis could squeeze me into his schedule. I was very grateful that he did so.
September 22, 2017
This facility is great! No waiting for MRIs or x-rays, they perform them on the spot and the images are shared immediately with the doctor for review. Efficiency at its finest.
September 22, 2017
I've been with PIH for many years. I can not see leaving this medical provider for another.
September 22, 2017
Dr. Lewis is a good Ortho doctor
September 20, 2017
Very pleasant
September 20, 2017
This was my first time going to this facility.Appointment was made in a timely manner. When I got there the people at thedesk greeted me with a good morning and a smile. After filling out the paperwork, a few minutes later they called me. Doctor came in not to longafter he was pleasant, attentive, & respectful.
September 19, 2017
Wide range of services available.
September 18, 2017
Dr. Malhis is so knowledgeable and patient. I can tell him all of my concerns and he listens like he cares. He is a Wonderful Doctor.
September 11, 2017
This doctor knows he's stuff about knee injuries.
September 11, 2017
Dr Malhis & staff were awesome! Set the bar for efficiency, without sacrificing courtesy and attention to patient's needs.
September 11, 2017
My whole family goes to Dr Malhis for years. The Best!
September 08, 2017
Very professional and efficient '
August 30, 2017
Besides the good feeling communicated by the friendly staff, I was very impressed with the detailed written report summarizing my visit which I received just prior to departure.Furthermore, there was very little wasted time once I made it to the examination room. Patients REALLY appreciate it when health care providers respect their personal time. One more thing. I received similar outstanding care at the Urgent Care center on Whittier Blvd. this past Tuesday. Dr. Kramer and his staff were terrific and super efficient.
August 29, 2017
I really like him. he is knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable.
August 29, 2017
all good
August 28, 2017
This Doctor was very knowledgable, he knew right away what my need was, he wasn't guessing or anything like that. He made me feel very confident in what he was telling me was what my condition was. He was very sure of himself and that really impressed me. I will be looking forward to my future appointments with Dr. Malhis.
August 28, 2017
I feel like I was just thrown at him he was in a rush and seemed agitated
August 25, 2017
Good luck trying to reach someone to talk to.
August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017
He was excellent, he knew my medical history he knew what was going on with my knee. He told me what I could expect in the future and he also was able to help me with the pain I was having in my knee.
August 22, 2017
Dr. Malhis was friendly and gentle with my daughter. He seems very knowledgeable about his field of medicine. I would definitely recommend him for pediatric patients.
August 16, 2017
He understood my condition, requested the x-ray and provided the treatment
August 14, 2017
This provider knows what he is doing.
August 11, 2017
Very knowledgeable and thorough.
August 09, 2017
he helped me to understand my x ray and the options I could take for my knees.
August 07, 2017
Thank you! I love that the wait time to be seen was so quick and prompt
August 04, 2017
They are good orthopedic doctors
July 26, 2017
He is not only an excellent doctor but also a caring individual.