Dr. Rahman proves he’s a key part of the team
Dr. Faiz Rahman is a man of many talents.
A native of Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Rahman was once a captain of his college cricket team that went on to win an intercollegiate championship. He even had the opportunity to continue playing the sport as a professional.
But, eventually, Dr. Rahman decided to become a doctor, a profession he continues to this day at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus. As a board-certified pediatrician, he feels honored to have parents trust him with the health of their children from birth to age 21.
His charismatic personality and remarkable skill set are reasons why we invite you to learn more about Dr. Rahman through this Provider Spotlight Series.
Q: How many years have you been practicing medicine?
A: I’ve been practicing medicine approximately 12 years, including more than 9 years in United States. In 2009, I completed my pediatric residency at Geisinger Medical Center/Janet Weis Children Hospital in Danville, Pa. I then started practicing medicine as a pediatrician that same year at East Georgia Healthcare Center in Statesboro, Ga. I’ve been with Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers since September 2016.
Q: What led you to focus on pediatrics?
A: After finishing medical school, I rotated through different specialties and felt most comfortable and happy around kids. Since treating children was what I enjoyed the most, I decided to make that my focus in my profession. It is a special honor to have children and their parents trust you and your advice when the kids are living one of the best parts of their lives. It’s hard to get that in any other specialty.
Q: What medical conditions do you treat?
A: I provide care to children from birth through age 21. I focus on preventive care and management of health in infants, children and teens, including monitoring of growth and development, illness management, nutritional counseling, immunizations and physical fitness. I am an advocate for preventive medicine, vaccines and immunizations.
Q: What is your greatest strength as a doctor?
A: Listening. Listening helps me decide the best options for the family.
Q: What would your patients be most surprised to learn about you?
A: I could have pursued professional sports. I played cricket, basketball and soccer when I was in school. I probably would have played professional cricket if I wasn’t a doctor. I kept on playing and still keep playing today.
Q: What is the most important advice you have for patients?
A: Preventive medicine is the best care. If you focus on prevention, you’re less likely to get bad news from the doctor. If you do your basics right, then hopefully life will be easier.
Q: What makes the place where you practice medicine special?
A: The staff and providers at the Minooka Healthcare Center are like family. The relationships I have with them are excellent. They are a very good and skillful team, and I enjoy working with them.
Q: Tell us about where you grew up.
A: I was born and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan. It is one of the biggest cities in the world. The respect you get in Karachi is unlike any place in the word. They are so loving. I am fortunate that I can call two places my country – Pakistan and the United States.
Q: What is your favorite sport to watch?
A: My favorite sports are cricket and soccer. I’m still of Liverpool. They are one of the number one football clubs in the world. I also still keep with cricket almost every day.
Q: Where have you traveled? Which place was your favorite and why?
A: I’ve been to England, Middle East and Turkey. Given the option, I enjoy road trips.
Q: What’s the most exciting thing you’ve ever done while traveling?
A: In medical college, I was traveling in northern Pakistan with a friend when we were out of cash. It made things very interesting.
Q: Tell us about your family and what you enjoy doing with them.
A: I love being with my family. We are a family of five. My wife and I have two boys and a newborn girl. Spending time with my family is the most important thing to me. We play cricket, soccer and board games.
Q: What is/are your favorite kind(s) of music?
A: I enjoy alternative rock, including bands like Metallica, Guns & Roses and Bon Jovi.
Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show? And why?
A: I have lots of favorite movies. I cannot name just one. I like comedy and Quentin Tarantino movies. But I can enjoy just about anything.
Q: What is your favorite kind of cuisine?
A: My favorite kind of food is Pakistani and Middle Eastern. If it’s a good dish, I’m more than happy to eat it.
Dr. Faiz Rahman sees patients at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus. For more information, visit his provider profile page, visit the Minooka Healthcare Center – Ridge Road Campus page or call 815-467-1518 for a free meet-and-greet.