ExpressCare is not owned by a corporation or an investment group, but rather by a single physician with a dream. Dr. Samir Shahin opened ExpressCare in 1989 with the belief that building a medical practice is a matter of building trust and friendship. “I truly enjoy being a doctor and know that everyone on my staff is equally committed to changing lives for the better,” says Dr. Shahin, a family-practice physician who is Board Certified in Preventive and Occupational Medicine. “It is exciting for all of us to see how quickly patients recover under our care.” Located near Los Angeles International Airport, ExpressCare specializes in family practice, physicals of all types and Workers’ Compensation. Our clinic’s friendly, multi, multilingual staff not only listens attentively to patients, but also takes the time to teach them about the most effective ways to take care of their health. “Education is part of what we do every day at ExpressCare,” says Dr. Shahin. Whether patients come to ExpressCare for physical therapy, diabetes treatment, a DMV physical or an on-the-job shoulder injury, our guarantee is the same: immediate attention and personalized care.
ExpressCare’s Medical Director, Samir Shahin, M.D., Diplomat, A.B.P.M.
Dr. Shahin has been dedicated to medicine for more than 25 years. After graduating from UCLA with honors and a degree in Biology, he attended USC Medical School, graduating in 1983. He went on to do surgical training at UCLA/Harbor General, and he is Board Certified in Occupational and Preventive Medicine. Though he is devoted to ExpressCare, medicine is just one of Dr. Shahin’s many passions. An accomplished pilot, Dr. Shahin has served as an FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner and a captain in the Civil Air Patrol. He is the Flight Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer of AVMAS, a volunteer group that transports disabled veterans. “I began flying in 1986 to avoid jammed freeways while commuting to work at a medical clinic in El Monte,” recalls Dr. Shahin, a Los Angeles native. “After landing, I’d use a folding bike to go the final mile to the clinic.” Licensed as an Instrument Flight and Ground Instructor, Dr. Shahin also has commercial and multiengine ratings. When he’s not in the air or at the office, Dr. Shahin can usually be found on a running trail or a bike ride. He has completed 38 marathons and TK Ironman triathlons and often trains with his wife, Paulina Shahin, who is the manager of ExpressCare. Dr. Shahin is the coauthor of 50 Running Trails in Southern California and is an award-winning photographer who owns Air Perspectives, an aerial-photography business. Dr. Shahin’s medical training and experience as an endurance athlete led him to him develop Sportslick, a popular waterproof skin lubricant that helps runners prevent blisters.
The ExpressCare Staff
The dedicated, experienced and highly professional staff at ExpressCare includes:
- S. Shahin, M.D., Medical Director, Board Certified Occupational Medicine Physician, Q.M.E. Certified
- William Brath, M.D., Board Certified in occupational medicine
- Julian E. Girod, M.D., Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
- Matthew Wong, Registered, Full-Time Physical Therapist
- OSHA-certified staff
- Multilingual Staff
Facilities at ExpressCare
Our x-ray department
ExpressCare is a complete urgent-care center with well-maintained, equipment that is frequently inspected. Among the facilities at ExpressCare:
- X-ray department
- Minor surgery/trauma suite
- Physical Therapy department
- Cardiac-stress treadmill
- Pulmonary-function testing, OSHA Certified
- Audiometric testing, OSHA Certified
- Custom drug screen collection room, N.I.D.A. Certified
- Breath Alcohol Testing Intoxilyzer 200 (on Federal List)