Flushing Road Urgent Care is staffed by experienced health care providers including physicians and physican assistants. All staff members are fully qualified and well-trained. The Medical Director of the urgent care is Dr. Ahmed Arif who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The clinic is additionally staffed by Dr. Mohammed Syed. Like Dr Arif, Dr Syed is a graduate of the Hurley Medical Center residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr Syed is also Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with treating the whole patient. An internal medicine physician, also called an internist, can treat many illnesses and conditions, and is skilled in treating a patient who has several illnesses or disorders at the same time. This internist, who can be a primary care physician, emphasizes disease prevention and wellness, but can treat problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs, along with mental health or substance abuse issues. The internal medicine physician can also treat cancer or diseases of the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems, while concentrating on the wellness of the patient as a whole.
Pediatrics is the treatment of disorders and diseases in infants, children and adolescents. A pediatrician is primarily concerned with the influence of disease and dysfunction on a child’s development, from preventive care to treatment of diseases. This specialist has background knowledge regarding congenital defects, immunology, oncology, infectious diseases, immunizations, and disorders that are unique to children.