An Interview with Dr. Haider Khan
Currently President of S N S Medical Consulting in Florida, Dr. Haider Khan is a very inspirational personality. He has an extensive history of contributions in the field of medicine and is closely associated with the BKH Humanitarian Foundation that focuses on three basic human needs: Freedom from Hunger, Education, and Healthcare.
Dr. Haider Khan revealed some interesting information about himself in an interview with Sara Revonia:
Sara: Dr. Haider, thank you for taking time out for a little chat. Would you please give a brief introduction of yourself?
Dr. Haider: Sure. Thank you for having me over. My name is Dr. Haider Ali Khan. I am a Physician by profession and have come to be an administrative member of various professional organizations, including BKH Humanitarian Foundation.
Sara: Okay, so what is BKH Humanitarian Foundation, and what is your role in it?
Dr. Haider: I am glad you asked. BKH Humanitarian Foundation is a community service organization with the goal of making Health Services, Education, and Adequate Food available and affordable to everyone. BKH helps to support like-minded organizations, such as CHS Center (in Florida) and CHS Center of India to feed the hungry and help the needy in accessing health and education. I established this organization in 2011 with the support of my partners and mentor others in attaining these fundamental rights for all people, regardless of sex, creed, religion, or national origin.
Sara: That’s a wonderful initiative, Doctor. So, when did you move to America?
Dr. Haider: I immigrated from India to America after I completed my medical college degree in 1976 in Darbhanga, India. My first assignment as a physician was in New York in 1978, after which I established my career and life here in America, working mainly in New York, Texas, and Florida.
Sara: Okay. Can you tell us something about your Medication Management Program?
Dr. Haider: Of course. I developed this program to help patients become more consistent with their medication. Being ill is difficult enough, so treatment shouldn’t be an additional stress. The program is designed to automatically send the patient a text message at their prescribed times to take their medication. If the patient does not reply to the reminder, the program alerts their assigned caregiver to check on the patient. Moreover, the program generates a report every month for the physician to track the medication usage. The medication is sent to the patient in an easy to dispense pill pack so the patient does not have to go to the pharmacy and then organize the medication themselves.
Sara: Very interesting, indeed. You have greatly contributed to society with your wonderful accomplishments. I would also like to know more about your Telemedicine model that you mentioned previously as another of your acheivments.
Dr. Haider: Of course! See, being a caring physician means wanting to ease the difficulties faced by people, especially your patients. I developed the Telemedicine model to make medical examination of patients more convenient for them, by providing this service in the patient’s home. I supply HIPAA compliant video conferencing technology and medical electronic equipment so that a medical assistant present in the patient’s home can fully support the primary physician or nurse practitioner during an interactive video call. The medical electronic equipment allows the primary physician or nurse practitioner to hear heart/lung/gastrointestinal sounds in real-time.
Sara: Wow. Are there any other programs you have developed that you would like to share with us?
Dr. Haider: Absolutely. There are two more programs that I have developed in addition to the ones we already discussed. The programs are based on electronic systems and are developed for the purpose of convenience to the patients and provide increased accuracy of information. One of them is an E-Prescription program and the other is an Electronic Health Record program. These programs allow the sharing of the patients’ information electronically to avoid any time delays, decrease errors and inconvenience, as well as supplying security against fraudulent use of personal information.
Sara: I am quite impressed by your range of work. It is all quite innovative. Now, Dr. Khan, where and what did you study for becoming a doctor?
Dr. Haider: I graduated from Millat College in my hometown, Darbhanga, in India. After that, I undertook Graduate Training in Rajendra Medical College, India. I moved to New York after studying General Surgery in Darbhanga Medical College Hospital and then enrolled in the Family Practice Residency Program in Southside Hospital, New York.
Sara: Excellent. Dr. Khan, how has your experience been working as a physician, overall?
Dr. Haider: My first job was as a House Physician in Good Samaritan Hospital, New York, in 1978. I worked there for a year before continuing as a House Physician in Mather Memorial Hospital, also in New York. I was appointed as a Family Physician in 1984, after which I worked in various administrative and academic roles, such as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Family Medicine and Assistant Medical Director of the Residency Program at Southside Hospital in New York. In Texas I was honored to serve as the Regional Health Officer in Lipscumb County and the Medical Director of Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Booker. I served as a member of the Physician Advisory Board of Humana in the Tampa Bay Area. I also had my own private practices in Long Island, New York and New Port Richey, Florida. I have seen encouraging changes in the healthcare model from physician based to patient based, which is as it should be. Helping the patient has always been my primary goal. From 1997 until now I have been appointed as President for various health organizations, realizing that I can best serve the patient on the administrative side of healthcare.
Sara: Impressive. What organizations have you been, or are, President of?
Dr. Haider: Currently, I am President of S N S Medical Consulting (in Florida). Previously, I have been President of Quality Health Plans (in Florida), Quality Health Plans of New York and Delta Medical Care (in Florida).
Sara: Thank you once again, Dr. Haider. I thoroughly enjoyed listening about your successes. Would you like to give any advice to the readers?
Dr. Haider: I am delighted to be here to tell you about my accomplishments. My advice to all juniors, colleagues, readers, and all concerned people would be to work for the betterment of society, regardless of what profession you belong to. Every skill can contribute to make life easier for others. Do good, and good will come to you. To my fellow healthcare professionals, I strongly urge supporting Quality of Care in a cost-effective manner by decreasing waste, stopping greed in medical practices, and managing the reasonable expectation of positive outcomes.