Testimonials

Second to none.

Thorough, honest and holistic, he sets the standard for medical doctors to come. You never feel rushed in his care. He expands on issues and explains from a historical context, then ties it in to your personal issue, and patiently answers questions and gives you options (within reason) for your health issue. He provides numerous solutions - not just one, and cares about your long term health.

Top shelf physician. Highly recommended.
Patricia H.
Long Beach, CA
Let me start by saying. 5 stars are not enough. I am probably the worst patient ever, his staff truly is remarkable and very proficient and I am more than pleased with Dr. Samawi. I had been dealing with chronic pain in my hips,knees and hands. I had been to numerous doctors, had changed PCP'S 3 times. I was very emotional my life was going down the drain. Dr. Samawi and a few referrals and FINALLY with the blood work that Dr. Samawi ordered they were able to finally figure out what was wrong. So THANK YOU I am on the road to recovery.
Dawn Marie J.
Long Beach, CA
What was I thinking with 4 stars?! I cannot say enough good things about Dr Samawi and his wonderful staff, who are SOooo 5 star worthy!

Felt the beginnings of an infection coming on and luckily this morning they were able to get me in (same day!). I don't have insurance at the moment, so Dr Samawi took a look and then hooked me up with money saving alternatives (over the counter meds WAY cheaper than any Rx). I love the man's forethought.. he's not one of those drug pusher docs that doesn't think about the future effects of what he's prescribing you. If he sees a way for me to not have to take pills to fix a problem he's always suggested that first, which I totally appreciate. Though sometimes it simply can't be helped, and in those cases we discuss treatments that would have minimal effects, if any, in the long run.

I really just love having a Dr that knows his shit and that I can talk to and be honest with without feeling like I'm talking to my parents. I've had dr's in the past that I just couldn't tell the (whole) truth to because I didn't feel like getting one of 'those' talks.. but Dr Samawi isn't like that at all. He's honest and will tell you what's up truthfully, but it's not a lecture. It's more of a 'cause and effect' type of convo. Very refreshing!
Jessica C.
Long Beach, CA
Dr. Samawi and staff are fantastic. They fit me in when I was sick, are fast with calling in refills, and there is almost no wait time in the office. Dr. Samawi is great. He figured out I have allergies and I've only gotten sick once since I've been with him (about a year). The only complaint is the billing. It took almost a year to get one bill coded correctly. However, it was finally fixed.
Suzanne D.
Long Beach, CA
Came in for my second visit in a few weeks. He had great suggestions for saving me money, since I don't have insurance right now. He gave me samples for my allergies and gave me names of places with the cheapest drug prices. Don't hesitate to go see him. I came in 5 minutes early and by the time I choose a magazine, they called me in. Dr. Samawi came in 2 minutes after that.

The only time I ever had that type of service at a doctors office was when...wait I don't think I have ever had an experience like that!
C K.
Orange County, CA
Dr. Samawi and his staff RAWK! He is a really good listener and takes time during my annual physical to go over everything he should. Also, if I need an emergency appt, his staff will try their best to squeeze me in...I've never felt I had to wait and suffer!

Their location is perfect and I would hope I don't have to move for a while cuz it would be hard to find a doctor and office like them!
Debbie W.
Long Beach, CA
It took me forever to pony up and find a new PCP after moving to LB a few years ago. Thanks to Yelp, I've had great success finding all sorts of new docs in the area--Dr. Samawi being one of them.

He talked to me...for a while. Now that's something I'd never experienced: a doctor who took his time to introduce himself and listen to me while I blabbed on and on about my own medical history and concerns. I found myself asking him questions about things I'd never think to come up with before because I was so used to getting the quick once over by doctors and having them leave the room as quickly as they entered it. He was...human.

I was also surprised that it didn't take me weeks to get an appointment to see him. I had my first visit, blood work, and analysis visit all within the span of a couple weeks. I'm mean, um, who does that?

One other amazing thing: he cleaned out my ears himself. If you've never had your ears cleaned by a medical professional, you have NO idea what you're missing. I told him how I feared I was losing my hearing at a young age in my left ear. He took a peek, turns out there was a just a bunch of gunk in there that had built up. He recommended I either come back for another visit to do this flush treatment that was painless, or he could remove it on the spot in a slightly painful, but rapid procedure. I was like, let's just get it over with. He went in, it hurt a bit (I won't lie), he pulled out a whole bunch of goop, and in seconds, it's like I had super-human hearing strength. I was later jamming out to my car's stereo like I never had before. Greatest feeling ever!!
Lil S.
Long Beach, CA
I became a patient of Dr. Samawi's after my previous doctor, Dr. Karen Davis, sold her practice. Well, maybe I should say "turned over" since I don't really know if she sold it.

Dr. Samawi is a good doctor. I've successfully referred two coworkers who now see him to and are happy with his services.

He starts by asking questions that you weren't thinking of about your particular issue. He doesn't assume what your diagnosis is right off the bat. He's soft spoken, patient, polite and always uses hand sanitizer as well as shakes your hand. He's not bad on the eyes either, but that has nothing to do with his health care.

I will say that the receptionist could use a swift kick in the kiester to have a better attitude, or at least to smile or something once in a while. I was greatly disappointed (which is why I'm docking a star) with one situation with their office. Let's just say that they need some reminding about the HIPPA laws and disclosure via phone! On the plus side, I'm usually able to get an appointment pretty quickly and always easily get referrals for specialist when I need.

Update: I'm over that star docking. Dr. Samawi is spectacular!
Michelle P.
Long Beach, CA
Looking for a great doctor... look no further! Dr. Samawi is caring and compassionate. He looks for the cause of any problem instead of trying to quick fix the symptoms and offers preventative advice, not just medicine. He is very personable and puts you at ease. You can tell he really cares! Easy to get an appointment when you need to get in.
Erica H.
Studio City, CA
I'm glad I came to Dr. Samawi. I showed up on time and was pretty much seen right away. I was suffering from an ear ache. He told me that it was due to fluid built-up caused by allergies. He gave me a free nasel spray and told me the cheapeast places to get my medicine. He also told me not to hesitate to call him if my symptons got worse. I got better in just a couple of days. I was just quite impressed with how much he cared about his patients.
J J.
Pasadena, CA
I had my first visit and he took his time with me, he was a great listener and I have confidence he knows what he's doing! Love this doctor!
Diann B.
Long Beach, CA

Testimonials

  • Looking for a great doctor... look no further! Dr. Samawi is caring and compassionate.

    Erica H., Studio City, CA
  • I had my first visit and he took his time with me, he was a great listener and I have confidence he knows what he's doing! Love this doctor!

    Diann B., Long Beach, CA
  • Dr. Samawi and staff are fantastic. They fit me in when I was sick, are fast with calling in refills, and there is almost no wait time in the office. Dr. Samawi is great.

    Suzanne D., Long Beach, CA

Services and Capabilities

  • Chronic Disease Mgmt. (Diabetes, Hypertension, etc.)
  • Preventative Health Exams
  • Sports Physicals
  • Family Planning
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Mens Health
  • Immunizations
  • Drug Screening for Businesses/Employers
  • Referrals to Other Physicians As Needed
  • Laboratory Services & EKGs
  • Diet and Exercise Managment