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Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 49

  
Dr. Gastelum

PIH Health Physicians

12291 Washington Blvd Ste 205 Whittier, CA 90606
Accepting new patients

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(562) 789-5447

Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Whittier, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1999 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.


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Dr. Gastelum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gastelum's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gastelum treats Obesity more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gastelum treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gastelum treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gastelum treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Thyroid Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gastelum treats Thyroid Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gastelum treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gastelum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Gastelum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gastelum

3.8

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
64.70588235294117%
(11)
4 Stars
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(0)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(4)

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What People Say About Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD
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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.
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Dr. Gastelum has brought my diabetes condition under control. He knows the medicines people need.
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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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Long wait on phone and a month long waiting list to be seen.
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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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Biography

Dr. Christian Gastelum, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Whittier, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1999 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Education

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

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)