Shahid Rafique, MD, FACP
Dr. Rafique’s moto is “We treat people, not diseases”. This statement reflects his approach to patient care. He treats a patient as an individual who may have problems with many organ systems but all ailments have to be seen and treated in their true perspective.
Dr. Rafique graduated in 1977. He completed his residency from SUNY at Buffalo, NY. He served the Armed forces as a Physician overseas and got training in general surgery, urology, anesthesiology and aviation medicine. With such rich training and over 40 years of experience in clinical medicine, he is uniquely qualified to manage complex conditions in which various organ systems are involved. Typically, a patient with various medical, surgical, orthopedics, urological and psychiatric conditions would have to see 3 or 4 different specialists. Dr. Rafique is able to handle most common conditions in the office and uses specialists’ consultation only when absolutely necessary. That saves time, money and pain & suffering for the sick patient and his/her family.
Dr. Rafique also sees some disabled patients at their homes. He has been following some of them for over 10 years, thereby avoiding hospitalizations, pain and suffering. Over the weekend he volunteers at a free clinic in Clarkston, GA. He and his wife also manage the Light Foundation, a charity for the refugee families & children in Clarkston, GA.
Dr. Rafique is married and lives in Snellville, GA since 1997. He is a musician, photographer, aviator and has special interest in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Shazia Naib, MD, MBBS
Just prior to starting her own practice at the new Snellville clinic, Dr. Naib has worked as a hospitalist for the past 8 years starting at Emory University Hospital, Wesley Woods geriatric Center and rehabilitation, Eastside Medical Center and Heritage / Eastside Center for rehabilitation and the neuropsychiatry unit.
Dr. Naib is an understanding getting an thorough physician she takes a deep interests and her patient’s complete well-being as a person she treats people and not diseases because she takes time to listen to her patient’s and fully understand their diagnoses and issues. Her treatment plan is always a team effort involving the patient physician and her healthcare. Her unique academic background and training gives her multidimensional clinical skills.
She is specially trained to meet the unique healthcare needs of older adults, illnesses diseases that especially affect older people differently than young adults older patients often have most complicated medical and social problems and take multiple medications.
She specializes in frailty, dementia, delirium, elderly patients over the age of 75 and coping with a number of diseases and disabilities including cognitive or mental health problems.
Patient’s seeing Dr. Naib can receive a full range of medical services including but not limited to extensive cardiovascular screening visit, annual physical exams, complete sports physical, adolescent care annual Medicare wellness visit, women’s physical (Not OBGYN) exams and Pap smears.