War Memorial welcomes its first hospitalistFriday, October 19, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Aisha Mursaleen, M.D. joins WMH staff
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI - Aisha Mursaleen, M.D., is the area’s newest physician and War Memorial Hospital’s first hospitalist.
She arrived in Sault Ste. Marie in mid-August and is seeing patients at Chippewa Medical Associates in Avery Square.
Mursaleen has traveled the world in pursuit of her studies.
She earned her medical degree on the Caribbean Island of Saba, rotated through internships in Canada, Pakistan, and the United States, and completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Her travels have made her the doctor she is today.
“As a physician, you provide a service to a diverse group of people. My life experiences allow me to have an open mind when approaching new people and I can have a better understanding of their beliefs and their needs,” she explained.
Mursaleen will spend a portion of her time in an outpatient practice, treating patients with a variety of ailments in need of the multi-system approach of an internist.
She has a particular interest in endocrinology and helping patients with diabetes manage their disease.
As a new physician, she is currently building her practice and accepting new patients in need of a primary care doctor.
The rest of her time will be spent as a hospitalist.
In instances where a patient is admitted from out of town or their doctor isn’t available, Mursaleen will serve as their primary care physician.
Once discharged, they will resume care with their family physician, unless they don’t have one.
In that event, Mursaleen would become their primary care physician.
The appeal of a smaller town, the close proximity to the water, and the desire to put down roots made Sault Ste. Marie the perfect destination for the doctor.
Mursaleen said the warm welcome has validated her feeling that War Memorial would be a good fit.
“Everyone I’ve met has made me feel welcome. These glimpses into the community’s attitude told me that my family is going to live in a safe environment and a friendly community,” she explained.
The doctor is joined in Sault Ste. Marie by her husband, Umar, and her 15-month-old son, Musa.