Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 50

Dr. Gastelum
Telehealth services available

PIH Health Physicians

12291 Washington Blvd Ste 205 Whittier, CA 90606

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Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gastelum has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventist Health White Memorial and PIH Health Whittier Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gastelum to book an appointment.

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Dr. Gastelum is affiliated with PIH Health Whittier Hospital Whittier, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gastelum

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gastelum treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gastelum treats other conditions, please contact the office at (562) 789-5447.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Gastelum treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Gastelum treats at a

very high

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Abnormal Thyroid
Hypothyroidism
Hyperparathyroidism
Thyroid Goiter
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High
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Very High
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Gastelum treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

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Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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High
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Gonadal Endocrine Disorders

Gonadal endocrine disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the reproductive and sex glands, including polycystic ovary syndrome, Turner syndrome, and gynecomastia, most often through hormone replacement therapy.Compare with other Gonadal Endocrine Disorders specialists.

Dr. Gastelum treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Hypogonadism
Testicular Dysfunction
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Dr. Gastelum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hungry Bone Syndrome
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperchylomicronemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipoprotein Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Proteinuria
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Gastelum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
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Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
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Dr. Gastelum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gastelum

3.8

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
64.70588235294117%
(11)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(4)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (12)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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For thyroid issues, he helped during, and all follow-up after, my total thyroidectomy a few years ago. Explained things fairly well, felt like he listened to me, and overall I liked him as a dr. But it now takes 3 to 6 months to get an appointment. Wait time in the office has also increased, last time I saw him I was in there for over an hour for only a few minutes of his time. When I had an issue that needed attention, he wasn't available for months, so I went with the other endo in the office, didn't care for him too much. Not worth the wait and frustration.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Oct 09, 2019
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Dr. Gastelum has brought my diabetes condition under control. He knows the medicines people need.
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Whittier, CA – Feb 19, 2019
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For thyroid issues: He talks too fast, you tell him you feel like poo he doesn't listen. He doesn't give you straight answers. He kept upping my dose of thyroid meds & when I would tell him, that I still felt like poo, I'm gaining weight, more hair loss, etc. He said maybe the meds aren't attaching to your body, I asked him why & he couldn't give me a straight answer. He gave me an "I don't know" face & changed the subject. He likes to hear himself talk. Go to someone else for your thyroid!
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Los Angeles, CA – Apr 15, 2017
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Long wait on phone and a month long waiting list to be seen.
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Pj Jenkins in Whittier, CA – Jun 03, 2016
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He's the best Endocrinologist.. He has found my problem with my thyroid and has had it under control. It had taken 3 doctors to diagnose me when it took him only a few minutes to tell me what my problem was! Not only has he gotten my thyroid under control I soon developed diabetes as well and he was able to control that and fight for me to get the medication I needed when my insurance wanted me to use pills I couldn't take. He's a fantastic Doctor
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Michelle in La Puente, CA – Feb 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Education

1999
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School

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What are Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gastelum frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See all practice areas where Dr. Gastelum specializes.

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Locations

PIH Health Physicians

Endocrinology12291 Washington Blvd Ste 205 Whittier, CA 90606
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gastelum is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist Health White Memorial

Los Angeles, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Whittier, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received