Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO

Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO

Family Medicine  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO is a family medicine specialist in Bellflower, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences in 1989 and specializes in family medicine.Read his story

10251 Artesia Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • 7 More

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Dr. Cortez's Experience

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Dr. Cortez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice/OMT
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Cortez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cortez "Dr. Ernesto Cortez is one of the founding doctors of Pioneer Medical Group, and he has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. A dedicated physician, Dr. Cortez takes interest in working closely with his patients to make sure they get the right resources and information about their individual conditions. His approach to patient care is deeply rooted in the cultural understanding of each of his patients, enabling him to deliver care that is appropriate and meaningful for each. Dr. Cortez was born in Michoacán, Mexico. At the age of nine, he relocated with his parents and his brother to Santa Barbara, California, where his family worked as farm workers on a lemon orchard. He discovered his interest in medicine while taking science classes in high school. Determined to learn more about the medical field, he began volunteering at a local community clinic where he interacted with patients, learned to take vitals, conduct simple tests, and found mentorship under the wing of doctors and specialists. His volunteer experience inevitably motivated him to pursue a career as a physician. He attended Santa Barbara Community College, and later transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Cortez finished medical school at Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona, California, completing his residency training at Highland General Hospital and Pacific Hospital in Long Beach. Dr. Cortez likes to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. He especially enjoys running in his free time. "

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1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians*

72  Conditions Treated

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13  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of California Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cortez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cortez's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cortez to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Cortez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Ernesto Cortez is being my Dr for 20 years. He is knowledgeable And caring Dr Love my Dr and staff
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