Dr. Rashid Minhas is a licensed General Practitioner with over 10 years of experience in providing primary care and comprehensive medical evaluations to adult, pediatric and geriatric patients. Dr. Rashid Minhas has graduated from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan.
He went on to complete his internship and medical training at Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar and later completed his ECFMG certification from USA. He has worked in the department of Endocrinology & Metabolism at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, USA managing patients with endocrine disorders especially; diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders and adrenal disorders as well as Studied on-going research in the field of endocrinology including the role of nuclear medicine in the diagnosis of endocrine disorders.
He has also completed Diploma Program in the management of Dyslipidemia from Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA. and has expertise in the management of lipid disorders. Dr. Minhas is also an international member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK.
Professional services offered:
Dr. Minhas partners with you and your entire family to provide the best possible, long-term health care. Whether you or a member of your family needs a routine check-up, treatment for minor illness or more comprehensive care, he takes the time to get to know you, your lifestyle, your health care background and your health concerns. He makes recommendations for preventive care, treat any current conditions you may have, and refer you to an appropriate specialist or other medical facility if you need specialized diagnostic tests or treatment. He coordinates your care and makes sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed.
Treatment Offered For/Scope of Services:
- Adolescent health – Counselling regarding preventive services, immunizations, health promotion, and guidance to adolescent patients during wellness visits, routine care visits, and acute care visits. Interpretation of body mass index (BMI) and making recommendations for nutrition and activity. Assessment of blood pressure in the context of normal ranges for age and height. Management common health conditions presenting in youth. Assessment of mental status, recognizing levels of cognitive and physical development, and distinguishing between normal and abnormal developmental changes in young people.
- Cardiology – Identification of the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) such as angina, myocardial infarction (MI), ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) and peripheral vascular disease, and explanation of the benefits of risk modification to the patients and their families. Recognizing symptoms that might be cardiac in origin such as chest pain, breathlessness, ankle swelling, symptoms/signs thought to be caused by peripheral vascular disease (arterial and venous), palpitations and silent arrhythmias, symptoms/signs of cerebrovascular disease, dizziness and collapse. Use of clinical tools such as blood pressure (BP) measurement, electrocardiogram (ECG), 24-hour ambulatory BP to assess and calculate cardiovascular risk. Treatment of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, appropriate use of medications according to latest treatment guidelines to modify risk factors.
- Dermatology – Management of common skin conditions and referral to specialist care appropriately including Eczema/dermatitis(atopic, contact and seborrheic), Psoriasis, Acne/Rosacea, Urticaria, Bacterial skin infections (cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo) Viral skin infections (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, warts, pityriasis, rosea, exanthems, enanthems), Fungal skin infections (dermatophytes, pityriasis versicolor, candidiasis), Insect infections (lice, scabies), Benign skin growths (epidermoid cysts, seborrheic keratoses, solar lentigos), recognition of cancerous skin conditions (solar keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, keratoacanthoma, melanoma), Hair diseases (alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia, telogen effluvium), Nail diseases, skin Ulcers, skin burns.
- Endocrinology – Early diagnosis and management of various endocrine conditions including diabetes and thyroid disorders. Recognition of various unusual endocrine presentations including, but not limited to, Addison’s disease, ambiguous genitalia, abnormal stature and errors of metabolism. Counselling regarding the factors that influence obesity and use strategies to reduce the risk of obesity. Recognition of significant or urgent endocrine presentations that require immediate referral or expert opinion.
- Ear, Nose, Neck, Throat and Eyes – Eye, ear, nose and throat conditions including sore throats, common cold, allergies and infections, throat and neck presentations, such as lump in the neck and hoarseness of voice, variety of ear-related conditions, such as vertigo and hearing loss. assessment and management acute red/painful eye. Counselling about diabetic retinopathy screening, hypertensive retinopathy screening and regular eye tests in the context of preventable sight loss.
- Gastroenterology – using a systematic approach to investigate and an evidence-based approach to manage a variety of digestive problems including upper and lower GI symptoms such as epigastric pain, heartburn, regurgitation, nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, anorexia, weight loss, hematemesis and melena, rectal bleeding, jaundice, diarrhea and constipation, and dysphagia. Liver and gallbladder conditions, such as Jaundice, gallstones, hepatitis, fatty liver.
- Gynecology and women’s health – Management of common illnesses relating to women such as genital tract infections, reproductive tract diseases, breast diseases and urinary tract infections. Counselling regarding all aspects of menstruation throughout the life of the woman, contraceptives and the need for calcium and vitamin D as protection against osteoporosis and bone fractures. Recognition of obstetric or gynecological emergencies and appropriate referral.
- Musculoskeletal – Management of common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, Lumbar pain, muscle spasms, neck pain, sprains and strains, Osteoarthritis, gout and other joint problems, tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow, trigger finger, fibromyalgia. Identification of musculoskeletal conditions and abnormalities in children such as bowlegs. Screening of patients at risk of systemic bone disorders, such as osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiencies.
- Pediatrics – Management of common childhood illnesses, age-appropriate examination of children including use of growth charts. Recognition of serious childhood illness, disabilities, and abnormal development. Counselling regarding Breastfeeding, Healthy diet and exercise for children and young people, and Immunization.
- Respiratory – Management of respiratory tract infections, cough, Bronchitis, Asthma, COPD, Pneumonia.
- Urology – management and referral for the common kidney and urological conditions, such as urinary tract symptoms (Dysuria, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, straining at urination, incomplete bladder emptying, urinary incontinence) urinary stones, urinary tract infections, genital infections, prostate problems.
- Neurology – Headache and headache syndromes; Migraine, cluster headache, tension type headache, Vertigo, Early recognition of stroke symptoms.
- Hematology – Anemia, bleeding disorders