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

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

Georgetown University Hospital (District of Columbia)


UCLA Medical Center (California)


UCLA Medical Center (California)

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine

Patient Reviews

June 03, 2022
I prefer a female doctor so that I can feel comfortable sharing my health problems.
June 03, 2022
Everything was very good.
June 02, 2022
I did not like that I had to wait with covid patients in the lobby, especially since it's just a general practitioner. Thank you.
May 27, 2022
I've been a patient there before PIH took over the practice. I enjoyed receiving my healthcare for a long time. Everyone has been nothing but professional and courteous for as far back as I can remember.
May 24, 2022
I would recommend next time to have the Medical Assistant check to see what is the closest facility for the patient if they need to get X rays, Ultrasounds, lab tests etc.. Instead of sending them out of their way. Other than that my first experience with PCP was good am a NEW member.
May 16, 2022
The facility is always very clean and staff is always very friendly and helpful.
May 05, 2022
I didn't like that it took about 45 minutes for the doctor to come to the room.
May 05, 2022
My initial visit was was excellent. All staff were very professional and listened to my concerns. I did not have to wait long to be seen and was also given printed information about my diagnosis. I'm. Looking forward to continuing my care at this facility.
April 26, 2022
Everything about visiting the Dr and lab was very efficient and friendly. I used service where you are texted and emailed and set up ahead. But I would like to make note, while there an older lady was coming in to check in and resp said she was notified ahead a time, said everyone is notified, she said she wasn't and resp said again every one is. What it they don't text or have email directly too them? Some people still are what is called "old school". Just bringing that out.
April 25, 2022
The receptionists are terrible. They don't want to help you with anything.
April 13, 2022
Clean and professional atmosphere
April 12, 2022
I always have a pleasant experience with pih
April 05, 2022
Very friendly and courteous
April 01, 2022
Felt welcome! Listened carefully! Felt cared for.
March 29, 2022
I'm very pleased with the service provided.
March 24, 2022
Dr. Fernando was very understanding of my medical needs and gave very good feedback and recommendations. name removed), the nurse that assisted me, was very knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely return and will recommend this office to friends and family.
March 17, 2022
Don't call me at home anymore. I have better things to do. If you want a survey, mail it to me. Bye.
March 16, 2022
I have been with this Dr for a long time and what I don't like would be changing doctors due to a misunderstanding. I don't know if I don't explain myself or he doesn't understand me, when I go to him it's because I need the solution with him, but I respect his protocol, and I trusted that what he told me, that is what is important and best. Sincerely, (PHI removed).
March 09, 2022
All I can say is, I was recommended by a co worker and this was my very first visit and I left feeling very satisfied with the service and attention. My prior Doctors experience wasn't very good and I am glad I made the change. Thank you for your service.
March 08, 2022
All service excised my expectations thank you
March 03, 2022
We're very happy with the provider. The doctor was very, very courteous. Very professional. And he did a great job and I'd recommend him to many of my friends and family. Thank you.
March 02, 2022
Front desk staff were very friendly and flexible to meet my needs
March 01, 2022
My 1st visit with Doctor Thilan Fernando since I just switched over from Kaiser. He has a serious demeanor but was very patient and allowed me to explain what I was experiencing. I didn't feel rushed at all. He explained everything with detail and also gave me multiple options for treatment. The front office and nurses are very welcoming and nice!
February 28, 2022
All good
February 24, 2022
I love Dr. Fernando. He always listens to me intently and gives me the best advice to resolve my issue at hand
February 24, 2022
so it's excellent
February 22, 2022
I just retired last year, on Medicare now. I decided to look for a doctor closed to where I live. I am a new patient, so I wanted to meet my new doctor, Dr Thilan Fernando, to know him & let him know me. He is pleasant & welcoming. A good listener, we had a good discussion about my health & care, so I think I am in good hand.
February 18, 2022
Yes, I have a pretty good... good experience with Dr. Fernando, and also with everybody from the nurse's (name removed and (name removed), that were extremely good providers with respect and everything. So the doctor really helpful getting my medicines that I need also, provide me all the things that I need to get healthy and what I need to do to get keep healthy and I do appreciate
February 14, 2022
everything was perfect thank you very much
February 09, 2022
Dr was acting like he was in a hurry and deny to prescribed me something that he prescribed me time ago and didn't care he just toll me to see somebody else
February 07, 2022
Hi, I like my doctor. He's always (INAUDIBLE) of what my needs are and I'm really happy with the clinic and my doctor. Thank you.
February 02, 2022
Yes, I feel like Dr. Fernando. I mean, he's an excellent physician. I only I honestly feel like he just it just took the MRI off the table, even though we had discussed a couple years back. That is my back hurt this much. That we would not get take it off the table, and I don't know, I felt I felt nature be a little bit more aggressive than I have been in the past. I don't know if he was rushed or he was having a bad day, but I felt like somehow I wasn't listen to us as well as I've been in the past. I would like to say that. Thank you.
January 28, 2022
Good afternoon, my name is (PHI removed) and I am very satisfied with the treatment that the doctor gives me.
January 28, 2022
Great customer service!
January 27, 2022
The work when she takes care of consultation and that is satisfied with your services, thank you and you want this ultrasound exam to be there too, thank you.
January 24, 2022
Definitely good
January 13, 2022
We had a telephone call from Dr. Fernando because we were under quarantine from a covid test that was positive on the 7th of January. He explained that we should be careful in the future. We had no symptoms of covid. We thank him for his candidness and explanations.
January 13, 2022
Well nothing. I am very happy with the service.
January 11, 2022
Doctor was arrogant and I would not recommend him to anyone. I immediately changed my doctor after I met with him.
January 07, 2022
I'm happy with Dr. Fernando's care. My fault that I was not able to make (INAUDIBLE). However, my conversation with him over the phone was excellent. I don't have no problems with that. The only problem I have is the phone system is too much time consuming and very difficult at times to get through to my doctors. Thank you very much. Have a good one.
January 07, 2022
always a great experience with this provider...
December 09, 2021
we were treated with respect in a very timely manner.
December 03, 2021
My experience was excellent and I am very grateful that Dr. Fernando made the time to attend to me and give me the time necessary to mitigate my pain. Thank you
December 02, 2021
Very great place, and great staff.??
November 30, 2021
I was able to get into the office in a timely manner and he listened to everything. I said, I'm still having problems, but I just have to get used to it.
November 29, 2021
Yeah, you did very well.
November 17, 2021
Dr Fernando is very courteous and listened to my concerns
November 16, 2021
For the first time ever, I got an appointment to see the doctor the day after I called. It was WONDERFUL! I've usually had to wait at least a week. I asked questions of the doctor and he explained everything very patiently and I was happy with the results of the visit.
November 11, 2021
I really like my Dr and my daughter Dr here in this office. But since the move from the previous office. I feel the staff and nurse are very cold. It doesn't feel like before where they were more personable and friendly. Sometimes they have even been rude. I don't go often but when I do there's always some change that me as a patient is not informed about.
November 08, 2021
It is unfortunate that my pcp is closed to new patients. I have known my pcp for many years and is always attentive to what I tell him. I have to say that I am lucky enough to have a good provider who listens to his patients.
October 28, 2021
Keep up the good work.
October 28, 2021
I am satisfied with the care from the clinic. I have no complaints at the moment.
October 19, 2021
Always excellent service
October 18, 2021
Doctor didn't really seem to understand my condition and made me feel like it wasn't urgent even though I clearly stated I feel like blacking out while driving. He made it seemed like it was just a nerve thing and after a 30 second this he just called it a headache. I will be going else where next time.
October 14, 2021
This was my first visit and the office staff and nurses were courteous and friendly. The doctor sat down and talked to me and listened to what I had to say. He explained why he feels I should change a couple of my medications. Overall I was very impressed.
October 13, 2021
I feel very confident talking to the doctor, he is very attentive and pays attention to the problem. My concept of him is very attentive.
October 11, 2021
She is the best decision I ever encounter. I enjoyed him completely, satisfied greatly satisfied with his professionalism and all he does.
October 11, 2021
Great staff great facility Dr Fernando is amazing (I'm not related)
October 04, 2021
Dr. Fernando is always willing to listen and very helpful and, I'm glad to have him as my primary physician.
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