About Us

The Suwanee Doctor.

Our Story

John Shih, D.O, FAAFP is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Family Medicine and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He is on staff at Emory Hospital, Johns Creek and Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth and Lawrenceville. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and has been practicing in Georgia since 1995. He is a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA, certified to perform Class 1, 2 and 3 medical exams for pilots and flight professionals and is nationally Board certified by the Department of Transportation to perform DOT exams for truck drivers. He is an active member of the Gwinnett-Forsyth medical society where he was a past president and a member of the Medical Association of Georgia. He lives locally in Suwanee with his family and loves to spend time on Lake Lanier.

Dr. John Shih,
DO, FAAFP Board Certified Family Medicine

Karen Nguyen

Karen Nguyen


Karen is a graduate of Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee and lives locally in Suwanee. She has experience in Family Medicine and Counseling Psychology. Her upbeat and pleasant personality make her a joy to work with.

Kanwal Tajani

Kanwal Tajani


Kanwal graduated from South University in Savannah and has previous experience in pediatrics, weight loss, anti-aging medicine and primary care. She is always happy to help and goes the extra mile for all of her patients.

How We Can Take Care Of You!

Family Medicine

Dr. Shih and his staff have been treating Suwanee families both sick and well for over 15 years.  At Suwanee Family Physicians we care for children, adolescents and adults with acute and chronic illnesses as well as minor injuries, sports injuries, hypertension and diabetes. At Suwanee Family Physicians we focus on prevention and perform annual physicals, well woman exams and children’s general physicals.

Workers Compensation

Suwanee Family Physicians is contracted with most Workers’ Compensation insurers and provides urgent accident care to many local busieness, both large and small. It’s easy, just bring your insurance information and claim number and we can do the rest. We also provide drug screens when needed.

Weight Loss

Our realistic approach to weight reduction has been highly effective and safely used for many years. Whether your weight loss diet is based on reducing your carbohydrates and/or calories, the medication used to assist you is FDA approved and is safe when used as directed. Successful lifestyle changes
take time and Suwanee Family Physicians offers
the support you need.

DOT Physicals

Dr. Shih, is licensed by the National Registry for the Department of Transportation, board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and an Aviation Medical Examiner, certified by the FAA. Don’t leave your drivers’, company’s or the public safety in the hands of anyone who lacks their required certification.

FAA Flight Physicals

The Federal Aviation Administration requires that pilots and other required crew members of an aircraft hold a current medical certificate. Certificates and physicals can only be given by certified Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs). Since 2004, Dr. Shih has been certified by the FAA to conduct flight physicals and issue certificates in classes 1, 2 and 3 pilots.


At Suwanee Family Physicians, Dr. Shih offers both Botox® Cosmetic and Microdermabrasion to reduce the subtle changes of time. He is trained in the latest non-surgical techniques for alleviating those unwanted wrinkles, frown lines, and skin discolorations.

Ask about our 20% discount when together you and a friend receive 50 units each of Botox Cosmetic. Call for a free consultation.

Urgent Care

At Suwanee Family Physicians you get the best of both worlds. We provide urgent care services WITHOUT the urgent care copay! We take walk-ins and care for patients with minor emergencies, including minor lacerations, sprains and strains and provide IV fluids. With lab and x-ray on site you can get immediate medical care without the long wait and higher copays of an emergency room or an urgent care facility.

Preventive Medecine

Dr. Shih believes in preventing illness and injuries before they occur. So schedule your annual physical exam today to discuss how to maintain your good health.
We offer same day and Saturday appointments so your child can participate in school activities and sports teams. Your team may require this exam annually or more frequently so call us today.

Diagnosis / Lab Test

We offer lab tests, drug screens, ekg’s, breathing tests, allergy tests, nerve conduction studies and x-rays so we can quickly assess your condition and reduce your visits to an outside lab, hospital, or imaging center.