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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Norman Panitch is Excellent. Dr. Panitch has been reviewed by 6 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Norman Panitch, FACP, MD is board certified in Gastroenterology.

  • He has special expertise in 9 areas:
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Heel Spur
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Warts

Education & Awards

Dr. Panitch graduated from Meharry Medical College, Nashville. He has 5 awards.

recognized in Los Angeles magazine as one of the "best doctors" in Los Angeles in his field
Dr. Panitch has recently been named one of the "best doctors in America Pacific region"
Voted best clinical educator of the year in the Gastroenterology for twenty-five years
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2012)


Dr. Panitch has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Community Hospital of Long Beach 
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center 


  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Norman Michael Panitch FACP and MD is a male Internist, has 44 years of experience and practices in Gastroenterology.
Where does Dr. Norman M. Panitch practice?
Dr. Norman Panitch has 2 office locations.
Dr. Norman Panitch practices Gastroenterology near Torrance, CA.
See Torrance Gastroenterologists.