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Malini Shishir Shah, MD

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My specialty:
Urgent Care

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

Hello, my name is Malini Shah.

Biography

I come from a well-educated family in India. My father is a lawyer; my mother is a child psychologist; my sister is a CPA. My husband is also an urgent care physician with Kaiser Permanente. I have 2 kids: my son is a sophomore at Cornell University in New York, and my daughter is a freshman in high school. I was passionate about becoming a physician ever since I was 10 years old. I love to learn new things both within and outside the medical field. I graduated from medical school 25 years ago with a gold medal in surgery from M S University in India, and subsequently was board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. I came to the United States in 1993, and trained in medicine and pediatrics at LAC-USC Medical Center. I have been working in Kaiser Permanente urgent care for the last 15 years. From time to time I also do same-day clinics in the primary care office of family medicine and pediatrics. I volunteer in health fairs locally every year in Orange County and also abroad in India.I love art from painting, to henna art, to knitting, and more. I enjoy the performing arts and encourage my kids to learn, too. I enjoy baking and cook daily healthy meals at home. I go to local Chinese school to learn the concept of acupuncture and Eastern art of healing and go to a chiropractor to learn their philosophy of healing. I also learned some Ayurvedic aspects of healing from my mom, who strongly believed in natural medicine. In my free time I read philosophical books and do meditation. I am open-minded and enjoy learning different aspects of healing, including energy healing.

About my practice

After I finished my training at LAC-USC medical center, I worked for the LAC-USC Emergency Department and Urgent Care, helping the underserved population, along with Kaiser Permanente urgent care. I enjoy seeing a variety of patients in urgent care and the opportunity to make first-hand diagnosis in many cases. Being a gynecologist from India, I look forward to surgical procedures, which I get to do the most in urgent care. We have a very friendly atmosphere where we can share our experiences, learn from each other and get specialist input when necessary.

How I thrive

Because I am in the medical field and know the benefits of healthy living, I practice it daily by cooking my own vegetarian meals, including bread, cookies, and desserts. We as a family almost never eat fast food. I am even careful about which oil is good for what type of cooking, and keep 6 different types of oils at home. I have been practicing yoga since I was a child. I do different exercises on different days, like walking, swimming, and bicycling. I am a great promoter of "no soda and no juices" for all of my patients, especially pediatric patients, to avoid obesity-related problems. In spite of the fact that I don't see the same patients from time to time, I share different ways to lose weight with different populations and get a feedback from them. I am a believer of the "Live and Let Live" philosophy, follow veganism, and teach Jain religion to 8th grade students in Jain temple in Sunday school. Whenever I have the opportunity I attend meditation camps and learn different techniques.

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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Family Practice Department
3401 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Contact information

  • Appointments/Cancellations/Information/Messages
  • 1-888-988-2800 (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Information
  • 714-830-6500

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Baroda Faculty of Medicine
Baroda

Board certification

Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training

Internship

Medicine/Pediatric

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Medicine/Pediatric

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2001

Active license information

License number

A62051

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1225186281
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This page was last updated on:

11/17/2018