Brian Wei-Ching Shen, MD
Idioma que hablo: English
Dónde ejerzo mi práctica médica
Acerca de mí
Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I hope that we can get to know one another when you bring your children in to see me. I always try to make myself accessible to you. You can contact me by emailing or phoning my office. I will answer your questions in the shortest amount of time possible.
I was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and immigrated to the United States when I was in first grade. I lived in San Marino, moved away for medical school and my internship, and then returned to California to complete my residency at UC Irvine. I became a doctor because of my sister, who is an ophthalmologist at National Taiwan University. She had always inspired me because of her work ethics and love for her patients, and I discovered that I too possess these qualities. Children have always been dear to me, as they are the love in our lives. They are the reason why I've chosen pediatrics as my specialty.
Acerca de mi práctica médica
My first job after graduation was with Kaiser Permanente. I decided that this was the right place for me, as I was able to give personal and efficient care to all my patients. My colleagues have become my friends, and this has fostered a deep sense of camaraderie and teamwork, which ultimately benefits all of our patients. My personal philosophy in work and life is to never stop learning. Thinking back, this philosophy has carried me to where I am today, and I thank my parents for fostering the kind of work ethic that carries through all aspects of my life. Mandarin Chinese is my native language, and I find myself sharing my Mandarin-speaking abilities with my Chinese patients. English comes naturally and is my primary language for patients of other nationalities.
Cómo vivo bien
Part of being successful is to stay healthy. Staying healthy requires work and active participation. I enjoy working out at the gym, swimming, playing tennis and going on hikes. I also enjoy playing the piano and writing music and recently learning to play the Chinese violin called the Erhu. I participate in some form of exercise three times a week. I relax by practicing qigong every morning for 20 minutes or meditate for 30 minutes every evening. Integrating Eastern and Western ideas is the new wave of modern medicine, combining preventive, traditional, and alternative modes of practice, focusing on both mind and body, in order to achieve a more well-rounded sense of health and a better sense of self.