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Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO

Family Medicine*
4.3 (7)
Map Pin Small Bellflower, CA
Accepting new patients
35 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO

Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO is a Family Medicine Physician in Bellflower, CA. They specialize in Family Medicine, has 35 years of experience, and is board certified in Family Practice/OMT. They graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and is affiliated with PIH Health Downey Hospital. Dr. Cortez, completed a residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. Patients rated Dr. Cortez an average 4.3 star rating.

Dr. Cortez works at Practice in Bellflower, CA with other offices in Chicago, IL and Downey, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Cortez's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Bellflower Home Health Inc
    10251 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (562) 867-8681
  2. 2
    Via Care Community Health Center
    10230 Artesia Blvd Ste 207, Bellflower, CA 90706 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (323) 268-9191
  3. 3
    Office
    75 Remittance Dr Dept 6008, Chicago, IL 60675 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (562) 867-8681
  4. 4
    Office
    11411 Brookshire Ave Ste 302, Downey, CA 90241 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (562) 904-5151

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  • PIH Health Downey Hospital

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    4.3
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    Specialties*
    • Family Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 35 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1164436408
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of California Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Family Practice/OMT and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
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    7 patients have reviewed Dr. Cortez. The overall rating for this provider is 4.3. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Cortez.

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