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Abdul Waheed, MD, FAAFP

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I have always been fascinated by the human mind, body and conditions that lead us to do well. I love to connect with people and help them. Through my interactions with my doctor and other health care professionals, including my older brother who is a pharmacy technician, I realized early on that working with people in the times of their greatest need is very rewarding. I also developed a passion of teaching and coaching during high school. A combination of these personal characteristics and my curiosity about the well being of the human mind and body led me to health care.

What I want my patients to know about me:

I find it a great privilege to be someone's primary care physician. I am driven by my passion and touched by compassion to provide evidence-based, practical and patient-centered advice to my patients that is outcome-oriented. My passion for evidence-based and outcome-oriented care has led me to continuously educate the future generation of family physicians who can follow these principles. I have also been directing a continuing medical education program for family physicians in the region for the past 5 years.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I am the program director of the family medicine residency training program at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. I enjoy teaching the future generation of family physicians and overseeing the administration of the program. When not at work, I love spending time with my family and reading and writing. I have written over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, five chapters in textbooks of family medicine, and presented findings of my clinical and educational research at several regional, national and international forums.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine | Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Aga Khan Medical College
  • Post Graduate Education: Pennsylvania State University
  • Residency Program: Pennsylvania State University
  • Undergraduate Education: Government College University

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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