Rheumatology Availability Expanded with Addition of Ferhana Najam, M.D. to Rheumatology Associates of DeKalb

najam_ferhanaDr. Najam has joined Dr. Gary Botstein and Dr. Sanford Hartman at Rheumatology Associates of DeKalb.

Dr. Najam received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Dow Medical College in Pakistan. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and fellowship training in Rheumatology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  In the few years to follow, she continued short courses in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Dubai, as well as the American College of Rheumatology.

Prior to joining DeKalb Medical, Dr. Najam was the Attending Rheumatologist at United Regional Physicians Group, which is affiliated with United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, TX.

Dr. Najam is board certified in Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in this profession for over 16 years. Her clinical interest is in general Rheumatology and she can deal with complex rheumatologic diseases.  She is also trained to do Ultrasound in management of her patients.

In her spare time, Dr. Najam enjoys to read, travel, paint, cook, and spend time with her family, which consists of her husband and two sons.

Rheumatology Associates of DeKalb is located at 2712 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033 and the phone is 404.299.0187.

Arpan Patel, M.D. joins North Druid Hills Internal Medicine

Patel, ArpanDr. Patel has joined Dr. Steven Patten at North Druid Hills Internal Medicine.

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida where he majored in Biology, with a minor in Education. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine located in Portsmouth, Dominica, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Dr. Patel then returned to Florida to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. During his residency,  he served as Junior Faculty for University Of Central Florida and in his last year, he served as the chief resident.

He is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians. He most recently worked as an internal medicine hospitalist and decided to switch to primary care to fulfill his goal to practice – preventive (Cheryl mentioned something to me about this being the DeKalb Medical style) medicine.

His special medical interests include hypertension, Diabetes, heart disease and preventative care. He speaks fluent Hindi and Gujarati. He is currently accepting new patients.

When not practicing medicine, you can find Dr. Patel on a cruise to one of his many favorite destinations including Alaska, Caribbean and Europe.

North Druid Hills Internal Medicine is located at 3775 North Druid Hills Road in Decatur, GA 30033 and the phone is 404.501.2900.