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156 Best Family Physicians in Karachi

Also known as Family Medicine Specialist

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PMC Verified

Dr. Kashif Ali

Diabetologist, Family Physician

M.B.B.S, Dip. in Diabetes

Under 15 Min Wait Time
20 Years Experience
100% (21) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Kashif Ali PMC Verified

Diabetologist, Family Physician

M.B.B.S, Dip. in Diabetes

Under 15 Min Wait Time
20 Years Experience
Dr. Kashif Ali was great. He listened carefully to all my concerns and addressed all my problems. Overall, highly recommend.
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Dr. Ali Akbar

Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hepatologist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician

M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
10 Years Experience
100% (33) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Ali Akbar PMC Verified

Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hepatologist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician

M.B.B.S, F.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
10 Years Experience
PMC Verified

Dr. Aijaz Ahmed

General Physician, Family Physician, Hypertension Specialist, Diabetes Counsellor, Asthma Specialist, Consultant Physician, Diabetologist, Pulmonologist, Nephrologist, Infectious Disease Specialist, Gastroenterologist

MBBS, FCPS (Nephrology), M.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
15 Years Experience
99% (1328) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Aijaz Ahmed PMC Verified

General Physician, Family Physician, Hypertension Specialist, Diabetes Counsellor, Asthma Specialist, Consultant Physician, Diabetologist, Pulmonologist, Nephrologist, Infectious Disease Specialist, Gastroenterologist

MBBS, FCPS (Nephrology), M.C.P.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
15 Years Experience
The first thing a doctor must show, is kindness. Dr Aijaz was really kind and took his time to properly consult me regarding my queries. Really good doctor.
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Prof. Dr. Babar Bashir

Internal Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician, General Physician

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S (Medicine), M.R.C.P.

30 - 45 Min Wait Time
20 Years Experience
94% (16) Satisfied Satisfied

Prof. Dr. Babar Bashir PMC Verified

Internal Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Consultant Physician, General Physician

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S (Medicine), M.R.C.P.

30 - 45 Min Wait Time
20 Years Experience
PMC Verified

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Kanpurwala

Diabetologist, Health Checkups, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, Geriatrician, Male Sexual Health Specialist, Asthma Specialist, Pain Management Specialist, Community Medicine, Primary Care Physician

M.B.B.S., PGD Diabetes, MHPE, MHM, MPhil Endocrine Physiology

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
100% (10) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Kanpurwala PMC Verified

Diabetologist, Health Checkups, Family Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, Geriatrician, Male Sexual Health Specialist, Asthma Specialist, Pain Management Specialist, Community Medicine, Primary Care Physician

M.B.B.S., PGD Diabetes, MHPE, MHM, MPhil Endocrine Physiology

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
PMC Verified

Dr. Anita Haroon

Nephrologist, Primary Care Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, Health Checkups, General Physician, Family Physician, Diabetologist, Critical Care Physician, Consultant Physician, Asthma Specialist

M.B.B.S, M.R.C.P., F.C.P.S (Nephrology)

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
99% (602) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Anita Haroon PMC Verified

Nephrologist, Primary Care Physician, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hypertension Specialist, Health Checkups, General Physician, Family Physician, Diabetologist, Critical Care Physician, Consultant Physician, Asthma Specialist

M.B.B.S, M.R.C.P., F.C.P.S (Nephrology)

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
11 Years Experience
I visited for some weird symptoms. By hearing my symptoms, Doctor has identified as an acid reflex. She is so clear in explaining me the cause which helped me to understand more
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Dr. Jaleel Ahmed

Nephrologist, Family Physician, Hypertension Specialist, Consultant Physician, Diabetologist

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S. (Internal Medicine)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
10 Years Experience
89% (11) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Jaleel Ahmed PMC Verified

Nephrologist, Family Physician, Hypertension Specialist, Consultant Physician, Diabetologist

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S. (Internal Medicine)

Under 15 Min Wait Time
10 Years Experience
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Who is a Family Physician?

Family physicians (خاندانی معالج) are doctors who dispense primary care to people. They are trained to treat ailments concerning children and adults, alike. Also known as GPs (جنرل فزیشن ), family physicians are capable of dealing with miscellaneous issues around the body.

When should you see a Family Physician?

A family physician is generally a patient’s first point of contact. Any ailments, regarding different diseases around the body, are initially addressed by them. It is also necessary to visit a family physician also for health screenings as well.

Patients also need the help of family physician when they need counseling for their wellbeing. They can guide patients with regards to lifestyle changes, support groups etc.

Moreover, they also guide patients with regards to specialist care, since the healthcare system is complicated, and laypeople cannot thus navigate it with ease.

You also need to see a family physician for the management of chronic ailments like heart disease, diabetes etc. Family planning is also their domain.

What are a Family Physician’s main areas of concern?

A family physician (ماہر طب) is responsible for providing comprehensive medical care to the patients.

They are also concerned with contextualized care; medical ailments are also linked to the societal problems and issues, and thus, it is pertinent for GPs to be aware of these nuances.

Family physicians also help prevent diseases. In this endeavor, they play a role in driving awareness campaigns for holistic impact on the society. However, they also have an important role in the care of the individuals as well.

These experts also facilitate in the process of immunization and other medications that are required for the wellbeing of the patients. Conducting annual physical exams, especially in high-risk older patients, is also the domain of the family medicine specialist. They play a pivotal role in people access to healthcare facilities as well.

Since one doctor tends to treat the entire family, they have more nuanced understanding of the patient health, and thus their diagnosis is effective and accurate. Furthermore, GP also helps the patient family deal with the illness, and they thus play a more personal role in the lives of the patients

They are also involved in dispensing preventive care as well. Alongside this, family physicians are also involved in understanding the community level issues that have an impact on the psychological, behavioral, and physical health of the patients.

Family medicine specialists also carry out multiple procedures like vasectomy, endoscopy, skin procedure. They also deliver emergency care alongside catering to injuries.

What are the most common diseases overseen by Family Physicians in Pakistan?

Pakistan faces a great disease burden, perpetuated by various factors. There is dearth of knowledge amongst the masses with regards to lifestyle habits that lead to chronic ailments. The standards of hygiene are poor at best, aggravating the case of communicable diseases.

Moreover, smoking, and other vices are also prevalent in the society. Masses do not have access to resources like parks that allows for better physical and mental health.

Similarly, weak rules and policing also allow for dangerous practices like reusing of the syringes. Suffice to say, the challenges faced by family physicians are great.

While they treat a wide range of diseases, some are more common than the others. According to the research published in JPMA, following are some of the salient diseases:

Disease

Percentage of Patients Affected

Gastroenteritis

13%

Diseases of genito-urinary tract

12.6%

Injuries

10.9%

Diseases of the Eyes

9.9%

Malaria

6.2%

Respiratory diseases

5.8%

Tuberculosis

4.4%

Fevers

5.1%

Diseases of nervous system

2.6%

Diseases of bones, joints and muscles

2%

Skin diseases

1.8%

Diseases of the ear, nose, throat

1.5%

Tumors

1.2%

Dental diseases

1.1%

Other diseases

20.4%

How to become a Family Physician in Pakistan?

To become the best family physician in Lahore, (خاندانی معالج), one has to complete their M.B.B.S, after which they need to do their house job as well. They then have to start their specialization in family medicine, which is a subset of internal medicine. Successfully passing all the exams and completing training set up by CPSP, Pakistan certifies one as a qualified family physician.

What kinds of Family Physicians are there?

Family physicians deal with a wide range of issues, but some cater to more specific problems. These subspecialities include:

  • Diabetologist: Managing diabetes is pertinent, as otherwise, it wreaks havoc on the body. Experts of this field facilitate in the disease management.
  • OB-GYN: Obstetrics is concerned with the care of pregnancy women, and gynecology concerns with the reproductive care of women. These experts then cater to the sexual wellbeing of the women.
  • Pediatrician: These experts deal with the problems pertaining to children and adolescents

What are Family Physicians called in Pakistan?

Family physicians are also referred to as:

  • General Physician
  • GP
  • Mahir-e-Tib
  • خاندانی معالج
  • ماہر طب
  • جنرل معالج
  • جنرل فزیشن

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best family physician in Karachi?

10 best family physicians in Karachi are:

  • Dr. Aijaz Ahmed
  • Dr. Anita Haroon
  • Prof. Dr. Attiya Sabeen Rahman
  • Dr. Zia Ullah Khan
  • Prof. Dr. Badar Abbasi
  • Prof. Dr. Saera Suhail Kidwai
  • Dr. Sana Azhar
  • Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Sattar
  • Dr. Imtiaz Khalid
  • Dr. Muneer Hussain Faswala

How can I book an appointment with a Family Physician in Karachi?

Click here to book an appointment with a top Family Physician in Karachi. Or, you can also call at 02138140600 from 9AM to 11PM to book your appointment.

What is the fee range of the best Family Physicians in Karachi?

The fee for the top Family Physicians in Karachi ranges from Rs. 200 to 4,000. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

Are there any additional charges to book an appointment with a Family Physician in Karachi through oladoc?

There are no additional charges when you book through oladoc.

What does a Family Physician do?

General physicians are concerned with primary care with regards to biological ailments, behavioral problems and clinical issues faced by the patients.

Family physicians in Karachi are also responsible for dispensing care for the society at large, without any biases hindering their commitment to serve.

They are concerned with treating the most common ailments in the community, like diabetes, TB, asthma, etc. These experts also deal with seasonal problems like flu, cold, heatstroke etc.

They also handle disease breakout, for example, dengue fever, and other similar epidemics. Family physicians (خاندانی معالج) are also responsible for long-term care of their patients.

Family medicine specialists also make referral to specialist doctors for more complicated and specific diseases.

Which hospital is the best for Family Physician in Karachi?

Top 5 Physician Hospitals in Karachi are:

  • Metropolis Health Hospital
  • Dr. Ziauddin Hospital (North Nazimabad)
  • Al Hayat Hospital
  • DHA Medical Centre (Karachi)
  • Altamash General Hospital

How do I choose a Family Physician ?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Family Physician, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust

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