When it comes to taking care of patients, there is no one quite like Munavvar Izhar MD. He has been working in the medical field for more than 30 years now and has made lasting connections with his patients and other physicians, residents and medical students. Currently he is doing phenomenal work in educating Nephrologists, Internists and Family practitioners with numerous Board Review tools and products he has created.
While some may say that Munavvar Izhar MD radiates kindness whenever it comes to patient care, there is another approach to his methods that many doctors overlook. The biggest impact that Munavvar Izhar MD has on his patients is the way he “connects” with his patients. After making the patient comfortable and gaining his/her confidence he makes sure to educate them on what is going on at all times.
Munavvar Izhar says that many doctors may approach their patients without developing a bond or connection and informing them briefly and vaguely about their medical conditions. How could the patient feel comfortable if there is no connection and understand what is even going on if the information provided to them is vague? They come to the doctor looking for trust, faith, empathy and understanding. This can create confusion and a lack of transparency whenever it comes to patient care. Munavvar Izhar MD doesn’t believe that this is the right thing to do and has always taken the time to Connect with people. When in room with a patient he always gave his eyes and ears to the patient for the first 2-3 minutes. During this time, Dr. Munavvar Izhar does not interrupt the patient. Looking in the eyes of the patient and attentively listening to them develops a trust, a bond and a connection immediately. Studies in NEJM and JAMA both premiere medical journals have shown this. This can help create a better relationship with the patient which becomes priceless in communicating and treating the patient. According to Munavvar Izhar, such techniques not only generate a strong Doctor-Patient relationship but also makes the patient amenable to appropriate and timely medical suggestions.
Munavvar Izhar MD states that after connecting with the patient and gaining their trust and confidence in the first few minutes, review their complaints often empathizing with them rather than being judgmental, then review all their medications with them. This not only facilitates better patient compliance with medications but eliminates errors of drug interactions, over or underdosing, and review of the drug’s side effect profile. Dr. Munavvar Izhar says that connecting, gaining their trust and educating your patients can even save their lives by providing them with the right information to look out for in moments of critical need.
Munavvar Izhar is also helping Nephrologists and Physicians prepare for their ABIM Board exams so that they can get certified and continue to practice. Towards this end he has made available practice and testing Nephrology Board Questions which prepare and test candidates with the similar questions that they will be tested in ABIM exams with. His experience as a Teaching Attending, Lecturer and an Assistant Professor greatly equips him to successfully do that. Nephrology Board Review Questions can be accessed at HTTPS://www.abimexams.com
Dr. Munavvar Izhar strongly believes that the efforts that you put in today connecting with patients or colleagues can save lives or help somebody tremendously changing the trajectory of their life. That is the power of CONNECTION!!