The specialty is called FAMILY MEDICINE, which means healthcare for both genders and all ages.


Evidence shows continuity of care optimizes quality of care.  

This clinic is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a patient-centered medical home is a model of care that strengthens the patient-clinician relationship by replacing episodic care with coordinated care and a long-term healing relationship.

Therefore (even though we lose your business), if you established care with a previous provider in town, we encourage you to continue with that provider if possible for optimal care.  


We WELCOME qualifying new patients including:

  anyone whose PCP has retired

  anyone too old to see their pediatrician yet has not chosen a PCP for their adult care


  anyone recently moved to San Diego without a PCP

  anyone switching insurance and ineligible to continue with their previous PCP

  immigrants for Immigration Examination

  anyone who wants international travel consultation that their PCP does not do

  international travelers whose PCP is out of the country

For those who meet these qualifications, let us know how we can help!


If any of the following pertain to you, you will LOVE this clinic...

  you want to optimize your health and happiness.

  you've been suffering with your symptom(s) and want to know what is really going on.

  you're sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

  you're open to coaching about your lifestyle (e.g. nutrition, activity) and want to be acknowledged for your super good habits.

  you're at the top of your game and want to maintain robust health.




The Clinic Manager and certified Medical Assistant is Jorge Perez.  He trained at United Education Institute (UEI), where he learned about medicine and the techniques of obtaining vital signs, administering immunizations, performing medical tests, and venipuncture (blood draw).  Jorge has 11 years experience as a medical professional.

Jorge is the Employee of the Month + has won a free monthly pass on the Metropolitan Transit System.  Congratulations!  Also, most of the accolades for the doctor's top patient satisfaction is because of his work.  Jorge is on the forefront, in the scene, and behind the scene.  We are lucky to work with him.

Jorge is a Fitness Coach.  He has undergone a transformational fitness program that he created.  In the course of a year he was able to bring his resting heart rate from 87 down to 38 (making his heart that much more efficient so it has to pump less times per minute to circulate his blood).  This is the tip of the iceberg of what he has done in fitness.  He instructs circuit fitness classes on Tuesdays at 7PM at Lotus Fitness  and has been featured on Univision television as a fitness expert.  Jorge is also a boxing fan.  He just got certified to instruct P90X.



The physician is Sunita Shailam, M.D.  She grew up in upstate New York, where she completed a Baccalaureate of Science (Biology-Sociology) at Union College then a Doctorate of Medicine at Albany Medical College, both of Union University.  She then completed a 3 year Family Medicine residency specialty training in Atlanta at Emory University.   She is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine with 20 years experience as a physician.

Dr. Sunita Shailam protects, educates, heals, and inspires integrating both the art and science of medicineThe doctor treats nearly all health conditions, utilizing the best of modern medicine with an emphasis upon natural healthy lifestyles.  She has additionally studied nutrition, fitness training, and counseling/hypnosis.  As a primary care physician, she works exclusively at Sun Health Medical Clinic, Inc., although she treats patients in the hospital and home if necessary.  The aforementioned unique and special combination is present in <1% of Primary Care Physicians.  She is also a United States Citizen and Immigrations Services Civil Surgeon and an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.

Our doctor Sunita Shailam was ranked #1 for several years in Mercy Physicians Medical Group, which has been ranked #1 several years in San Diego by Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems (CAPHS), the most renown and respected state-wide managed healthcare patient satisfaction survey overseen by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under the US Department of Health and Human Services.  This ranking is due to outstanding patients, health insurances, MPMG, and all affiliates including specialists, pharmacists, and Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Sunita's interests outside of medicine are as varied as her interests within medicine.  She enjoys bicycling (5 mile work commute), simple yoga, nature photography, and comedy.  Back in middle school, she was the 3rd place NY state spelling bee champion and now has fun with cre8ive quips, including on this website.  If you don't laugh at her jokes, she can fix your funny bone.  :)





We are associated with Mercy Physicians Medical Group (MPMG), an independent practice association (3rd party managing healthcare between patients and health insurance).  We are grateful to them for their outstanding service over the years in advocating for and helping our patients.



We are associated with Scripps Healthcare.  If necessary, the primary care doctor here along with a team specialist doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, technicians, and staff can take care of you at Scripps Mercy Hospital.  We are grateful to them for their outstanding service over the years in advocating for and helping our patients.