Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO

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Age 60
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Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO
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.

10251 Artesia Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706

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Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO

Dr. Ernesto Cortez, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
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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
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
1

Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cortez to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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)
in San Pedro, CA |
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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Dr. Cortez accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Medicare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Medicare PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
  • LACare
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • SCAN Health Plan
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Tricare
    Standard
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Los Alamitos Medical Center
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11500 Brookshire Ave
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