Thilan Fernando MD | Family Medicine Physician | Downey, CA | South Gate, CA | PIH Health
Thilan P. Fernando

Thilan P. Fernando MD


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Dr. Thilan Fernando graduated Cum Laude from the prestigious Georgetown Medical University in 2005, and completed his residency at the UCLA Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Fernando has volunteered his time by practicing medicine overseas in Sri Lanka and Tanzania, and locally at a homeless clinic in Redondo Beach. One thing Dr. Fernando has learned during his time as a volunteer is how to stay flexible and work in changing conditions. “It's really eye-opening,” says Dr. Fernando, “you learn how to prioritize patient care while working with limited resources, on a wide range of disorders.” Dr. Fernando says he learned how to be adaptable while working overseas, a skill he applies daily when treating the unique needs of each of his patients. Dr. Fernando was raised in Cerritos and attended went to school in Downey. In his free time, Dr. Fernando collects cars and plays sports. He enjoys spending time with his children as well as traveling, surfing, and playing the saxophone.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians





Family Medicine


  • Spanish



UCLA Medical Center (California)


UCLA Medical Center (California)

Medical Education

Georgetown University Hospital (District of Columbia)

Board Certifications

Family Medicine (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

September 08, 2021
I feel i was not listen to or understood. I have attended appointments with my husband in oter facilities and the doctor are more understanding for situations. I feel this place only cares about the payments and not the paciate.
September 03, 2021
Reception, doctors assistant, doctor, lab techs are all polite & helpful. They provide & live the definition of service. Thank you
September 01, 2021
Everything was excellently good. I am grateful, they treated me with courtesy and respect and everything went very very well, thank you.
September 01, 2021
My medical record was not avaible for MD to see. He seemed annoyed because of that. He saw my lab results but made no comments or suggestions. He did not listen to my heart or checked my stomach. It was like a business visit.
August 31, 2021
Dr. Fernando's a great doctor, really appreciate having you as my PCP. And as long as he stays there, I'll be very happy. Thank you.
August 31, 2021
First time using PIH. Very pleased with every aspect of my experience.
August 30, 2021
So satusfied with Dr. Fernando's explanations with my concerns
August 30, 2021
Everything was excellent with the doctor, he treated me well, thank you.
August 24, 2021
I would like you to attend me in Spanish.
August 19, 2021
The people in the front desk seem to have an attitude they did not feel friendly and welcoming, the nurse also seemed like something bothered her but the doctor was excellent and the clinic was clean and looked modern
August 18, 2021
I was nervous about going back to PIH. However, Dr. Thilan made me feel like I was an important patient. I felt very comfortable and I'm very grateful for the respect & care shown by Dr. Thilan and his staff.
August 10, 2021
I'm happy so far with my doctor and am looking forward to being treated.
August 03, 2021
Overall friendly staff very welcoming.
July 30, 2021
Nurse was very efficient and courteous
July 26, 2021
The girls at the front desk very polite and attentive. The doctor always answers my question is very friendly and always does his job very fast, I mean, you know, in good time. But the nurses this time, I could tell you that I have, she could have been a little bit more nicer. But other than that, it was a perfect visit.
July 15, 2021
Everything was fine, keep up with good work
July 14, 2021
They did everything well, everything is perfect. We are very happy with Dr. Fernando and the clinic all the people who have there are very friendly.
June 24, 2021
My visits with the doctor always feel rushed. It seems like he is always rushing out the door. While he does ask if I have questions, he answers quickly and gets up from his chair. This makes me feel like I have to quickly provide my questions or come prepared with a list of questions to make sure I can get them answered before he leaves the room. He also does not explain the next steps after the visit. I feel like Im not sure what the action plan for my concern is.
June 24, 2021
The front staff very badly educated and very badly answered.
June 22, 2021
I was very pleased with the professionalism, of Dr. Fernando and his staff. I would highly recommend him to all my friends,family and relatives.
June 21, 2021
This provider, provided wonderful care to my child. And I have to give him a million stars. So I recommend him greatly and the whole organization too many and all. And I will absolutely do that. A very good experience. Wonderful provider, wonderful doctor, and staff. Thank you.
June 21, 2021
Very happy to have a physical right away Doctor also speak spanish I feel very satisfied, staff very friendly and explain all steps to follow after seen the doctor .
June 16, 2021
Yes, this is my first visit to the doctor. So I am still a new patient, and he's a new doctor. So some of the questions are very difficult at this stage. but he seemed to be a very fine doctor, and I'm hopeful that we have a good patient, doctor relationship. I've only met him one time. But thank you.
June 11, 2021
The building is awesome! The staff was helpful. Thank you.
June 07, 2021
The doctor and the nurse were extremely helpful. I was VERY please with my experience.
May 21, 2021
I like the fact that all of the providers are within reach and North organization require that was awesome. I like that the doctor listen to me, even though I felt a little rushed giving my history, it was a little difficult explaining everything when when I felt a little rushed. So there were things that I forgot to say. And hopefully next time, I see, the provider. I'll get to say them. Thank you.
April 29, 2021
Love my dr he is the best truly listening to all my concerns.
April 23, 2021
I felt like my provider gave me plenty of time and discussed all of my concerns and issues completely and thoroughly. I did not feel rushed as I have with other providers in the past. The visit was very relaxing and I was totally pleased.
April 21, 2021
Trust only Dr Fernando with my life.
April 19, 2021
Yes, very very professional, I liked it, I already have another appointment to return for the next week, everything is very good and fast, thank you
April 13, 2021
Everything was fine, everything was fine.
April 12, 2021
Front desk, nurse and doctor were all helpful and approachable.
April 12, 2021
Everyone was helpful and kind, I didn't feel like a #, but treated as a person.
April 01, 2021
Dr Fernando is awesome and caring,
March 29, 2021
Yes, I have to say Dr. Fernando is excellent. He's very kind, very caring, he listens to you and he is taking care of me and my dad and my sister and we trust him implicitly. We're grateful that we have him as a doctor.
March 29, 2021
Great experience over the phone, fast & easy.
March 29, 2021
Everything turned out very well. They took good care of me.
March 29, 2021
For it is an excellent service, I have no complaints, I congratulate you because I have had doctors in the past who do not listen to me, thank you, excuse my mistakes and I hope to continue with it, blessings, good day.
March 23, 2021
Yes, I had a real good experience with the doctors and his helpers. It was real nice. I will recommend that doctor, he's real good.
March 12, 2021
I waited too long to be seen by doctor, but they were respectful
March 11, 2021
The first thing I noticed is that my provider office is all ways spotless clean. That's so important to me. Very organized and the staff very professional.
March 11, 2021
Dr. Fernando was one of my altar servers when he was in parochial school. I trust him.
March 10, 2021
I always feel that Dr. Fernando strives to keep me healthy and let's me know what I can do to stay healthy.
March 09, 2021
You've been, so what's the first time that I went to see Dr. Fernando. I really, I appreciate the way he treated me, I appreciate his concern and everything he had done was great. I really like it. Thank you.
March 05, 2021
My name was misspelled for my last name and my first name. But it was corrected after I asked the receptionist the second time.
March 05, 2021
More doctors are needed to speak Spanish with the patient.
March 03, 2021
Dr. Fernando was really, really nice, very knowledgeable, took care of what we was listening and I was very, very pleased and I would love to reschedule another appointment in the future with him. Thank you for having him on board.
March 02, 2021
Dr Fernando wealth of knowledge in his field is transferable, dependable and trustworthy. He is a great listener and demonstrates sensitivity with every health concern presented to him. I consider myself blessed to have found a health care provider like him.
February 26, 2021
I had a good experience.
February 25, 2021
They treat you with respect and professionalism.
February 16, 2021
I'm satisfied. I didn't wait too long. They called me in on time to see the doctor. I have another question, how come when I check in online, I saw that I had a $0.01 balance. I told the front desk lady, She told me to just ignore. But it's always appearing, what is the problem? Hope they won't charge me interest for that. Hope It won't appear again next time. Kindly do something about this.
February 16, 2021
Dr. Fernando is a very good doctor. He is smart and very nice. I always want Him for my Doctor.
February 16, 2021
Dr. Fernando and his nurse made me feel very comfortable
February 12, 2021
I was almost two hours early to my appointment & i was able to go in at a good time
February 08, 2021
I think the service is excellent and they are very professional. No one had a bad attitude. I highly recommend them.
February 05, 2021
I really like the new clinic and area. Dr Fernando is a very knowledgeable professional and understands what you need.
February 03, 2021
I am very happy with the doctor because he gave importance to my problem that I have and they already called me that I have to go to a new appointment and I am very happy
February 01, 2021
Dr Thilan Fernando explained very well results of our lab and our inquiries re new changes under medicare and healthnet
January 20, 2021
Short and didn't give me much time to respond. Told him what another pih provider told me last time and he didn't care. All he said was "well that's not me and i can't speak to that". So much for continuity of care. He should at least take the time to listen and try to explain why my previous provider said what he did. Phone call lasted 2-4 min tops. Felt like he was trying to get off fast. Won't be back with him. And will look to enroll outside or PIH in the future.
January 19, 2021
The time Dr Fernando spends with me is cannot be measured only in length but quality. He is detailed and compassionate.
January 19, 2021
He answer all my question and thank you
January 14, 2021
What an excellent doctor, I am very happy with him.
January 11, 2021
Everything was very good, the doctor takes care of me very well, perfectly.
January 11, 2021
Listens to you :: Understands your problem :: Gives direct answers :: And very Friendly :: Each time I see him he always has a smile :)
January 08, 2021
I really appreciate Dr. Fernando because he's not sending me very very well I mean I like him to go when she see me that I need and it specifically treatment or specifically medication. He's been able to give it a give it to me right away and then we just expect a shooting provide permission and then he called me his assistant and the reason why I'm still continue with you and then she's really great. Thank you.
January 08, 2021
I like that Dr. Fernando knows me family as well. It help with relatability in personal health conversations. I believes it helps him help me with the best possible health care...
January 06, 2021
Dr Fernando has been consistent in providing proper medical care since my first visit with him. I'm very pleased with his professionalism.
January 05, 2021
I want to thank the ladies in the front desk they were very courteous attentive and quick to give me an appointment with very little but specific information for the patient thank you so much keep up the good work.
January 04, 2021
The doctor was very professional and listen to my concerns
December 21, 2020
It's better to be in person that it's like to get fraud by phone
December 17, 2020
to look for a different provider
December 11, 2020
I really like Dr. Fernando. He is really nice and helps me with all my concerns. I want him for my Doctor for ever!!!
December 11, 2020
Dr. Fernando is amazing! He is very professional and ethical.
December 03, 2020
I would share my positive experiences and strongly recommend PIH as their medical provider.
December 02, 2020
He is ok
December 01, 2020
He is extremely kind and listen to my concerns. Always answers my questions without judgment.
November 25, 2020
November 16, 2020
Dr Fernando is great
November 09, 2020
Dr. Fernando and nurses were very professional & exhibited concern regarding health issues by discussing and answering questions I had.
November 09, 2020
No comments
October 01, 2020
The front desk workers are very friendly and helpful.
October 01, 2020
The Provider, provided "Excellent Customer Service".
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