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Dr. Joel Kizner, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

*ATTENTION PATIENTS: You may be contacted by the office if we need to schedule your appointment. Please expect a call from the office!!* Dr. Kizner is a medical graduate of Montreal's McGill University. After medical school he completed two residency programs, first in family medicine, then obstetrics and gynecology. Dr Kizner is originally from Montreal, moving to Southern California in 1992. He practiced in Montreal for 7 years, where he was on the faculty of McGill University’s Medical School. He is currently on staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, Lakewood Regional Medical center, and Long Beach Community Hospital. Dr. Kizner is known as a proponent of family oriented, natural childbirth with a minimum of medical intervention. He has received a "best practice" designation from Long Beach Memorial Hospital for having the lowest Cesarean section rate among all the obstetricians practicing there. His Cesarean section rate, since he first began practicing, has consistently been in the 10-15% range, well below the national average, which is now about 30%. Dr. Kizner is married with three daughters and is an avid long distance runner. Since moving to California, he has run the Long Beach marathon nine times, the Palos Verdes marathon seven times, and the LA marathon three times. His personal best marathon time was in Palos Verdes, 3:29. His last race was the 2010 Long Beach Marathon.

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Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Community Hospital of Long Beach
  • Lakewood Regional Medical Center
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - McGill University Faculty of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134139751

Office locations

Women's Health and Reproductive Center

10861 Cherry St, Suite 109

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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Very knowledgeable and is transparent with the information about contraceptives, procedures, and opinions.
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Very nice man, answers any questions you have, is personable. The office staff are also very upbeat and helpful.
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Very professional, compassionate doctor. Office staff are excellent in what they do to take care of business.
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I went in for an IUD insertion. I was told by one of the nursing/physician assistants there that the best time to come in for an insertion is right after your period ends so that's what I did. The entire thingwas virtually painless except for a few mild cramps. He was very knowledgeable, guided me through the whole process, and did an amazing job! I was expecting the IUD insertion to be extremely painful but I ended up leaving the office feeling the same way I came in. It was great!
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He was a great professional, really knew his stuff and easied my concerns!
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I definitely would recommend Dr. Kizner to anybody... he is very knowledgeable of his profession! And he has a great team of people that works along side with him in his office. I love his nurse and his clerk!
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very friendly staff,very friendly doctor,they made me feel like i've been there before!
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Dr. Kizner was good but I have to sing the praises of his staff. So kind, so accommodating, so personable. I can't say enough good things. I arrived at my appointment early only to realize that I left my referral paperworkfrom my GP at home so I drove back home and called them letting them know the situation. They sympathized and rescheduled me for an hour later, told me to take a breather, recollect myself and come back. I highly recommend Dr. Kizner to anyone in the Los Alamitos area if for no other reason than to be accommodated by the wonderful people who work there.
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I have been a patient of Doctor Kizner since 2010, he is very proficient in his field and recommend him to other women. The office staff is always friendly Always seen on time Offices clean restrooms clean.
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Dr. Kizner was very professional and kind, I was very nervous about my appt. as it had been awhile since my last pap. He put me at ease and addressed all my issues.
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I love Dr. Kizner and his office staff. He was my OB/GYN when I was pregnant with my first child and unfortunately I could t see him with my second child because of insurance, but this time around I chose myplan based on the fact that he takes it. He's warm yet professional and very patient. He'll explain what he's doing and why he's doing it as many times as you need and he's the only OB I've ever known to not want to push tons of interventions throughout your pregnancy and labor. I highly recommend him and his office staff is very friendly, like able and funny.
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He was very nice and explained everything well. Appointment was on time and staff was very friendly.
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Dr. Kizner is a very nice and thorough doctor. He took to the time to have a formal consultation with my husband and I at his office, first, then we went straight into the exam. His staff is efficient and helpful.I really loved my experience. I will definitely have him as my doctor from this point forward!
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He is very professional and respectful.
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Dr. Kizner was an average OBGYN. Got the job done.
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Dr.Kizner is great! Explained everything to me so clearly and didn't waste any time.
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Awesome doctor, listens to the patient.
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Dr Kizner and his staff we always incredibly nice and professional. I always felt like I was visiting friends more than a Doctor. Incredible experience. Would Highly recommend.
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Dr. Kizner is am amazing doctor, he is patient ,professional and very knowledgeable. His office staff is excellent as well.
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Doctor Kizner was great. He was very kind and quick. I definitely would recommend him.
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Hardly any wait. In and out in about 20 min
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Very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, I will definitely go back for my annual physical
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Will go again
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Dr. Kizner and his staff were wonderful. Highly recommend them.
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He is a very nice doctor, that takes the time to listen to you!
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Professional, comfortable, personable
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The receptionists were very kind. I had to reschedule my appointment a few timed due to meeting conflicts. At the end, I was able to match my time and they were always nice and supportive. I liked the fact that wehave a consultation and then the checkup. Dr. Joel was very kind and professional.
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Wonderful Doctor and office staff!
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Dr. Kizner was thorough, he asked important questions to help give me the proper care, and he seems knowledgeable!
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I love Dr. Kizner! He is the best. He brought my beautiful twins into this world and I am forever grateful.
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great very productive
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Great doctor! He has found a new regular ! :)
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I was more than pleased with my visit. The staff were friendly and Dr. Kizner listend to my concerns and made me feel comfortable.
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Dr. Kizner was thorough, kind, and respectful.He took my concerns seriously. He didn't make assumptions or jump to conclusions, but listened well and made sure that he understood before giving advice or making recommendations.
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Great Doctor and team!!
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Dr. Kitzner was great, very informative and offered many answers to my questions. The staff here is really great and follows up incredibly fast. Very pleased with the whole office.
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