Micahel J. Shaw, MD

Family Physician
Family Care Centers - Irvine

michael-j-shaw-md.jpgDr. Shaw is a long-time resident of Orange County, having attended premedical studies at the University of California, Irvine, while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition. He continued his education at the University Of California Irvine College Of Medicine where he earned his M.D. degree and completed his residency in Family Practice.

Dr. Shaw began his practice in 1979 in Hawthorne, California, where he became a partner at Maxicare/HCMG Health Plans, Inc., which was the first certified Knox-Keene qualified HMO. Due to this relationship, Dr. Shaw was sought after to join Great Newport Physicians (GNP) in the 1980s. Dr. Shaw became the first chairman of the Utilization Review Committee under the tutelage of the late founder of GNP, Donald Drake M.D. During this time, Dr. Shaw became nationally certified by the American Board of Utilization Review.

In the 1990s, Dr. Shaw was elected to the GNP Board of Directors which he served with enthusiasm for several years. Dr. Shaw has been involved in many efforts to improve the medical care in his community. Prior to joining GNP, Dr. Shaw was a founding member of Coastal Physicians Health Maintenance Organization, and was on the staff of the first HMO at Fountain Valley Community Hospital. For several years, Dr. Shaw provided care to the working poor, through his clinic in Santa Ana, California. There, Dr. Shaw welcomed all patients to his practice without regard to their insurance status. Due to his belief that medical care should be available to all Americans at a reasonable cost, Dr. Shaw regularly contributes to the California Medical Association Political Action Committee, which supports candidates and legislators who understand and embrace our philosophy and vision of the future of health care.

Dr. Shaw is certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a member of the Orange County Medical Association, the California Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Shaw currently accepts patients 18 years of age and older. Please call the office for more details.


Member, Orange County Medical Association
Member, California Medical Association
Member, American Academy of Family Physicians


Family Practice

Education / Training:

Internship & Residency: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: University of California, Irvine
Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition: University of California, Los Angeles

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