Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Maryam Khawari, M.D., rheumatologist.
Dr. Khawari received her medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan.
She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in rheumatology.
Dr. Khawari says patients can expect her to be dedicated, giving them long-term care.
“Rheumatology requires long-term care and close follow-up of rare diseases, sometimes requiring complex treatments,” Dr. Khawari explained. “I chose this as my specialty because it challenges me to deal with rather uncommon diseases, where each disease is different in different patients. The diagnosis and treatments depend on critical clinical judgment.”
Dr. Khawari considers Dr. Larry Ryan, of the Medical College of Milwaukee her most influential mentor.
“He was instrumental in inspiring the art of rheumatology,” Dr. Khawari said. “I learned, that one cannot be a good rheumatologist without being a great internist.”
She chose PMC to better serve the needs of the area.
“Rheumatological care is scarce in this region,” she explained. “PMC gives me the opportunity to meet the needs of Pike county and related regions while taking care of rheumatology patients.”