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The Primary Care Physician Shortage in the United States

Healthcare is a fundamental aspect of any thriving society. A robust healthcare system relies heavily on primary care physicians who act as the first line of defense, providing preventive care and managing chronic conditions. However, the United States is currently facing a critical issue: a shortage of primary care physicians. This blog will explore the causes, consequences, and potential solutions…

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How to Run a Successful Medical Practice in a Culturally Diverse Neighborhood

It’s essential to grasp the intricacies of your community’s distinct needs, preferences, and backgrounds. In this blog, we’ll explore a range of strategies that can help you understand, respect, and cater to the unique dynamics of your community. Whether you’re a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting your journey, these insights will prove invaluable in providing the best care possible…

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The Challenges of Providing Primary Medical Care in Healthcare Deserts

In a world of medical advancements, millions of people who live in medically underserved areas (MUAs) face daunting barriers to primary healthcare. MUAs, often characterized by a scarcity of healthcare providers, limited infrastructure, and financial constraints, are synonymous with healthcare deserts. These rural and urban regions exist in nearly every corner of the globe, and their inhabitants grapple with many…

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Navigating the Challenges of Medicaid Patients in Primary Care

Medicaid is vital in providing healthcare access to low-income individuals and families in the United States. Primary care physicians are key players in this system but face unique challenges when treating Medicaid patients. This blog explores some of these challenges and discusses strategies to overcome the obstacles. Despite these hurdles, primary care physicians continue to provide critical care to Medicaid…

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Providing Culturally Competent Care to Muslim Patients

In today’s diverse healthcare landscape, cultural competence is essential. As healthcare providers encounter patients from various backgrounds, one group that requires special consideration is the Muslim community, with more than two billion adherents worldwide. The intricacies of Islamic beliefs and practices significantly impact healthcare interactions. In this blog, we’ll delve into the challenges physicians face when providing care to Muslim…

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Overcoming Obstacles in Working at a Community Clinic Serving Immigrant/Refugee Patients

Community clinics play a crucial role in providing healthcare services to vulnerable populations, including refugees. Working at a community clinic serving refugee patients can come with unique challenges. However, with proper understanding, empathy, and effective strategies, you can overcome these obstacles and provide quality care. Here are some obstacles faced by healthcare professionals working in community clinics serving immigrant patients…

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Exploring the Reasons for Patient Wait in Doctor’s Office

Patient wait times in doctor’s offices have long been a concern for healthcare providers and patients. The patients are often frustrated that they make an appointment for a particular time and arrive on time, yet they are either kept in the waiting area or in the room for a long time before they see the healthcare provider. When you know…

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Here are the Latest Healthcare Trends in 2022

Examining the landscape of an industry is essential to every profession, and the healthcare industry is no different. I made a few healthcare predictions in November of last year, but now that the halfway mark of 2022 is approaching, I wanted to reconvene, share how the industry has evolved, and predict the trends to expect in the coming years. Top…

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What are Telehealth Benefits and Challenges?

Telehealth services have become a game-changer in the healthcare industry and, after the world paused for the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of telehealth began to shine. In-person visits were mostly terminated to minimize the spread of the virus, but many patients with chronic conditions still needed to see their doctors. Thanks to the power of technology, patients’ waiting rooms became…

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What Is the Availability of Telemedicine in Houston?

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, telemedicine in Houston has increased in popularity due to its ease of access for patients of all ages. Health care locations across the Greater Houston Area responded to the disruptions of everyday life by making virtual visits to the doctor part of a regular routine for many Houstonians. While there are some…

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Hamid Razavi left his native Iran at age 18, moving to the US to continue his education. Like many immigrants, he faced a world completely different from the one he left behind. Despite many cultural and language challenges, Hamid Razavi earned three degrees, including a PhD in political science and developed successful businesses including Hillcroft Physicians Clinic that he runs with his wife, Dr. Forough Farizani.

“My goal was always to go back to Iran and become a political leader,” he says. “But life taught me a lesson here. In order to change the world, you have to start with your neighborhood - your family, your friends, your neighborhood, the area where you live and work. Let’s change the world by building a better community… and that is what we are trying to do here.”