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 17 years experience as a medical professional.


Jorge is the Employee of the Month (204 months in a row) + 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 fitness classes and has been featured on Univision television as a fitness expert.  Jorge is also a boxing fan.  He is certified to instruct P90X.  He is part of a 4 generations alive family and is happily married with 4 children.




The physician is Sunita Shailam, M.D.  She completed a Baccalaureate of Science (Biology-Sociology) at Union College then a Doctorate of Medicine at Albany Medical College, both of Union University in upstate New York where she grew up.  Her Family Medicine residency was completed in Atlanta at Emory University.  She is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine with 23 years experience as a physician.  She maintains hospital privileges and admits non-managed-care patients there if necessary.  She has had additional training and expertise in nutrition, fitness, psychotherapy, and hypnosis.  She is a United States Citizen and Immigrations Services Civil Surgeon and Federal Aviation Administration Medical Examiner.


Dr. Sunita Shailam empowers patients' by integrating both the art and science of health.  The doctor utilizes the best of modern medicine with an emphasis upon natural healthy lifestyles.


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 United States Department of Health and Human Services.


Sunita's interests outside of medicine are as varied as her interests within medicine.  She enjoys bicycling (5 mile work commute), simple yoga, nature, and comedy.  In 1985, she placed 3rd in the NY state spelling bee championship 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!  :)



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