Meet Dr. Sunshine

When it comes to selecting a sports physician in Orange County, we understand that you have options. Whether you are managing a chronic condition, recovering from a sports injury, or seeking to enhance your fitness and minimize health risks, you deserve a sports medicine doctor who is committed to putting your needs first.

Dr. Sam Sunshine, Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine in Orange County, California

Samuel Sunshine, MD

Sports Medicine
Functional Medicine
Primary Care
Concierge Medicine

Dr. Sunshine is a Medical Doctor (MD), Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, and a Functional Medicine Physician. His team works together to realize a shared vision of excellence in medicine.​ To fulfill this mission, Dr. Sunshine and his team are committed to

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve,
  • Earning the trust and respect of our patients and community,​
  • Ensuring a compassionate professional environment,
  • Striving for continuous improvement at all levels, and
  • Exceeding expectations.

At Dr. Sunshine’s practice, you will receive personalized and comprehensive healthcare that prioritizes your well-being and the prevention of ailments. Here is your physician who considers the entire body holistically, addressing physical obstacles that interfere with proper healing.

An essential element to consider is Dr. Sunshine’s emphasis on a proactive approach to your care; preventing illness is more manageable than treating it. Dr. Sunshine educates his patients on potential health risk factors and collaborates to formulate a plan that reduces these risks.

If you’re looking for a doctor who will take the time to listen to you and actively work to help you achieve your health goals, Dr. Sunshine is your best choice.

About Dr. Sunshine

Dr. Sunshine chose medicine as his path to help people live healthy, pain-free lives. He is the son of a retired physician who always found joy in his profession. His father’s enthusiasm and commitment inspired Dr. Sunshine to embrace a similar career and work ethic. Developing close relationships with his patients and their families are often the result.

As a seasoned triathlete, Dr. Sunshine leads by example. He only asks his patients what he would be willing to do himself. Becoming your best self requires making positive, health-supporting daily choices and acting upon them. He advocates teaching “skills, not pills,” supporting patients in reaching their health objectives through a shift in mindset, consistent physical activity, and wholesome nutrition.

Dr. Sunshine cares for diverse patients, including athletes, sports enthusiasts, performance artists, and hard-working professionals. He advocates for regenerative medicine over a band-aid, medicated approach. Regenerative medicine is a broad field that includes tissue engineering integrated with functional medicine that supports self-healing. This approach has demonstrated remarkable outcomes in addressing activity-related injuries.

OC Sports and Wellness has transformed into a Concierge Medicine (Direct Primary Care) practice. Dr. Sunshine selected this membership model to offer healthcare that is accessible, straightforward, and affordable, while providing exceptional one-on-one attention and personalized planning.

In addition, Dr. Sunshine serves as a volunteer faculty at USC Keck School of Medicine and UCI School of Medicine. With over two decades of experience as a volunteer faculty member, he has guided and impacted many medical students, aiding their preparation for medical careers.

Dr. Sunshine’s Qualifications

Dr. Sam Sunshine, Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine in Orange County, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology – Stanford University
  • Doctor of Medicine – Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Internship General Surgery – University of Southern California
  • Residency Family Medicine – Kaiser Permanente
  • Fellowship Sports Medicine – Kaiser Permanente
  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Board Certified Sports Medicine
  • Private practice since 1999