Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
Growing up I dreamed of a career that combines science and human interaction. I found medicine to be the perfect combination that allows me to apply scientifically proven methods to impact patients' lives. My specialty addresses conditions that are not life threatening, but that negatively affect women's quality of life causing discomfort, distress and inability of perform or enjoy daily activities. I find gratitude in helping my patients feel better about themselves and see their quality of life improving. My best reward is when a patient tell me "you gave me my life back!"
What I want my patients to know about me:
I always take great care of my patients and treat them the same way I would treat my own sister or mother. I will always have their interests in mind. I respect their privacy, listen carefully to their concerns, meticulously review their medical history and perform a detailed examination in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis of their conditions. I spend ample time explaining the condition and discussing the treatment options using visual aids and educational handouts and I make sure to answer all of their questions to their satisfaction, while involving them in medical decision process.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
Outside of work, I enjoy playing music (percussion), staying in touch with friends and family, travel, and outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, and road trips. Although I found a new home in the USA, I travel to my native country Lebanon two to three times a year to visit my large family (I am one of 9 children, I have 4 nieces and nephews, and dozens of cousins). My mother has a special place in my heart as she dedicated her life to raising us with great values.