Dr. Mohammed Aziz Speaks to Kiwanis Club

Tuesday, January 17th Dr. Mohammed Aziz spoke to the Kiwanis club. He is originally from Chicago and came to the Winn Wellness Center in October of 2022. He is an internal medicine doctor. Dr. Aziz did not follow the traditional educational pattern to become a doctor. He attended college and was good in math and ended up in the control tower at O’Hare Airport in Chicago for 2 years. He decided to look for something different and ended up going to nursing school. He worked as a tech, a can and as a nurse after getting a BS in Nursing. Then he decided maybe he would go on to be a Nurse Practitioner and ended up going to medical school. At the start of his residency he joined the Army. He did his residency at the base in San Antonio. His last station was at Fort Polk in Leesville, La. He was there for 3 years and it was a great experience so they decided to stay in the area. He signed a one year contract with Cabrini. Because he wanted to have outpatient opportunities he signed with Winn Parish Medical Center and the Wellness Clinic in October.

The Wellness Clinic was started to focus on preventive care which means annual checkups, lab values, and other tests as recommended for age and risk factors. Most diseases have great outcomes when they are caught early. A cardiologist comes to the clinic once a week and there is also a nephrologist. They are planning to have more sub specialists coming to the clinic. They are looking for another location for the sub specialists. The clinic has a women’s health specialist and a pediatric specialist.
The Wellness Clinic will begin weekend hours this weekend with hours from 7 AM to 7 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tony Acosta will be responsible for weekend hours.

One of Dr. Aziz’s goals is to increase the number of ICU beds. His overall goal is to increase preventive care. Our community is very fortunate to have Dr. Aziz at the Winn Parish Medical Center.

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