2008 Healthcare Hero
Mohamed Ahmed, MD
Born in Cairo, Egypt and attaining U.S. citizenship, Ahmed had to take his life one step further.
"I'm proud to have obtained my medical school diploma to become a doctor," Ahmed said.
Ahmed is board-certified in internal and geriatric medicine.
"My practice is growing every day. I'm caring for patients all over the county, especially in Fulton and Oswego," he said.
Since 1994, Ahmed has been a physician at Southgate Health Center Ahmed in Fulton with admitting privileges at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton, Oswego Hospital and skilled nursing facilities throughout the county.
He cares for residents at Seneca Hill Manor and Michaud Nursing Home.
Helena Harbert, retired from Seneca Hill Manor, has witnessed the success of Ahmed.
"He has a way with the elderly that makes them feel special," Harbert said. "He doesn't rush when checking them on nursing home visits and he even checks with patients that aren't on the list for the week."
"I'm available to all my patients any time, any day even when they get admitted to different hospitals in different locations," Ahmed said.
This must be challenging considering all the responsibilities this Fulton doctor has. He is medical director for Michaud Nursing Home in Fulton, Oswego County Ambulance Service, and the Fulton Fire Department.
Included in the list is Ahmed's concern for his community.
"I'm working hard to reduce smoking in our area as well as diet education for diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and weight loss," Ahmed said.
Ahmed, who has two kids with wife Jocelyn, is an avid soccer player, demonstrating the importance of exercise.
Jocelyn hails from the Philippines. His two sons are Joseph, born in 1988, and Sammy, born in 1990.