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Family Medicine Residency Program-Rockford

PGY 1 Residents

 

Adam Lee, MD

Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Osbourn, Antigua & Barbuda

“I believe the practice of medicine should be treated as if all involved members of the care team are part of the patient’s family. The patient themselves are instrumental to working with us in reaching goals, and making plans and decisions. At Mercyhealth, I enjoy the opportunity to care for patients of all ages and backgrounds.”

 

 

 

 



Adrian Velasquez, MD

Medical School: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines

“While working as an emergency room nurse in New York City before residency, I realized the role of primary care and its unrecognized importance. Conditions left untreated by a primary care physician are often the root cause of most ER visits and hospitalizations. In order to make a change in our community, I believe preventive medicine through family medicine must be the forefront of our health care system. I was born and raised from the Philippines. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending downtime with my partner and our dog, Bruno. I love being outdoors and playing different sports like table tennis, badminton and volleyball.”


Amanda Ghuman, MD

Medical School: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, West Bay, Cayman Islands

“Throughout medical school, I have always had an interest in primary care as well as in preventive and integrative medicine.  I believe that family medicine will allow me to combine these interests into a practice that will enable me to build meaningful and lifelong relationships with my patients. I can use these relationships as the foundation for healing and creating a healthy lifestyle. I like that I have a chance to prevent, detect or intervene upon illness before long-term complications develop. Outside of my practice, while growing up near the Rocky Mountains, I developed a passion for hiking. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.”


Caleb Oluwadamisi, MD

Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine, Cayon, Saint Kitts and Nevis

“I’m just a regular kid from Nigeria with a curious mind and a strong passion for helping people. I consider myself a jack of all trades so Family Medicine was a no brainer for me. The ability to care for people of all ages, genders, and demographics requires a strong foundation of all the fundamentals in medicine and this is the reason why I chose Family Medicine.”

 

 

 

 


Ekroop Sekhon, MD

Medical School:Windsor University School of Medicine, Cayon, Saint Kitts and Nevis

“I chose Family Medicine because I’m passionate about providing patient-centered care to a wide variety of patient populations. My goal is to utilize the skills and knowledge gained at Mercyhealth to provide evidence-based and best practice care to enhance all patients’ quality of life. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest has given me an appreciation for being outdoors and staying active, which is why I love Rockford and all of the great things to do here.”

 

 

 


Faheem Ahmad, MD

Medical School: Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry, Karachi, Pakistan

“A doctor-patient relationship should be a noble and therapeutic one. I know that my patients have many expectations from me when it comes to their physical health, mental health and their everyday life concerns. My goal is to provide patients with an effective medium through my knowledge and through my practice, where they can find answers to their concerns through a mutual decision making and improve their overall health.”

 

 

 



Hyojin Jeon, MD

Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine, Ribishi, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

“I was born in South Korea and moved to Chicago to pursue a career as a pianist. During this time, I discovered my passion for medicine and switched my career path to medicine. During medical school, I met the love of my life and we love spending time raising our beautiful daughter. I enjoy occasional family outings to Rock Cut State Park. After residency, I intend to get involved in an outpatient clinic setting and serve the underserved community as a family physician.”

 

 



Keith Shankar, MD

Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine, Cayon, Saint Kitts and Nevis

“My passion for medicine emerged following a volunteer excursion to Kenya, where I assisted in orthopedic surgery and pediatric intensive care. The adrenaline of practicing medicine was novel and far surpassed reading about it in textbooks. Throughout rotations in medical school, I found something to appreciate in each specialty, but ultimately found my path with family medicine. The versatility in practice, flexibility in lifestyle, and the fulfillment of developing long-term relationships with patients has only further verified my choice. Family medicine is a cornerstone of medicine that encompasses knowledge, scope, and humanism into one intangible career.”

 



Luvleen Shergill, MD

Medical School: Aureus University School of Medicine, Oranjestad, Aruba

“I chose to pursue a career in Family Medicine because of the broad scope of practice, continuity of care and opportunities to build life-long relationships with my patients’. My interest includes behavioral and global health. Outside of medicine I enjoy travelling, exploring new cities and cultures as well as spending time with my family.”



Mehwish Aziz, MD

Medical School: Windsor University School of Medicine, Cayon, Saint Kitts and Nevis

“From a very young age, I had been fascinated by how vital medicine was in society. I knew I always wanted to be a physician, but later discovered that Family Medicine would be my true calling because of its long-term approach to patient care. Growing up in a small town, Rockford’s community-oriented familiarity seemed like a second home from which I could learn, grow and experience a host of challenges. My favorite part about Mercyhealth is that it teaches us the importance of continuity of care. The program truly focuses on patient-centered care while actively adapting its services to the evolving need of community. When I’m not practicing medicine, I love to touch base with my family, watch crime shows, cook and most importantly, eat!”



Navjot Minhas, MD

Medical School: Aureus University School of Medicine, Oranjestad, Aruba

“Treating patients holistically—as whole human beings with interdependent bodies and minds is, to my knowledge, the most effective and thorough way of providing medical care. It is also a central factor in what draws me to family medicine. While the creative process of assisting patients to better understand and improve their health brings me great satisfaction, the long-term treatment involved in this field will enable me to create professional relationships with patients that are built on trust, open communication, and emotional intimacy. Cheers to a beautiful life!”

 



Seif Eid, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine, True Blue, Grenada

“I chose Family Medicine due to the wide scope of practice while establishing long-term relationship with patients. My goal is to be able to advocate for the health and well-being of my patients’ while providing a comprehensive level of care. I enjoy practicing in Rockford because it is a multicultural city which provides great opportunities for outdoor activities and cultural experiences.”

 

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