Dr. Omar Akhter grew up in Pakistan and had exposures to medicine at an early age as he was born into a family of physicians. He followed the same path as the other physicians in his family and graduated from Aga Khan Medical School in Pakistan before going on to complete residency in Internal Medicine in New York City at Presbyterian Queens. He has been board-certified in Internal medicine since 2017.
He practiced hospital medicine for a few years in a large hospital system in New Jersey before eventually settling in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. Working in that system made it clear to him that he wanted to work with patients in a more meaningful and holistic way. That is why when he moved to Austin, he started a Direct Primary Care practice. He opened Madina Medicine in Jan 2020.
In toady's episode, Dr. Akter shares his passion for functional medicine and how he is able to bring his expertise to the community of Austin, TX. Hear how he transitioned from his medical training in Pakistan to New York and how this transition opened his eyes to his love for primary care and preventative medicine!