Housing Works Community Healthcare’s mission is to foster good health and positive social change through empowerment, innovation, and collaboration. We provide high-quality integrated medical care and other essential services that improve overall community well-being. We’re pleased to serve the youngest members of the East New York community with our new Family Medical Center. We recently chatted with Dr. Subhash C. Sikder, Primary Care Physician about his educational background and take on community. Meet Dr. Sikder:
Housing Works: Name, Position
Subhash C. Sikder: Dr. Subhash C. Sikder, Primary Care Physician, East New York Health Center
HW: What are your medical interests?
SS: Family Medicine – taking care of children, adolescents, adults and geriatric population.
HW: What’s your educational background?
SS: Doctor Osteopathic Medicine D.O., New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY and a residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY. I also received another medical degree (MD) in Bangladesh in 1980.
HW: What’s your professional background?
SS: I was the Chief of Staff at Iron County Medical Center, Ironton, Missouri and did my family medical at Long Beach Medical Center. I was the Emergency Medical Officer (ER) at Nain General Hospital in Iran.
HW: Professional memberships?
SS: I am an active member of the American Medical Association and am Board Certified in Family Medicine.
HW: Tell us more about yourself:
SS: Because of my involvement with human right activities in my country of origin (Bangladesh) I was kicked out of the country and came to the United States. I am still involved in community activities and civil rights. In my free time I enjoy writing – so far my two books (regarding social and religious intolerance) are published.
HW: What does community mean to you?
SS: The community is my extended family. Health care must be universal, irrespective of ability to pay. My motto is to take care of individuals as a whole, and not just treat symptoms. This great country gave me refuge, now it’s my turn to serve.
Find out more about the East New York Health Center’s Family Medical Clinic here.blog comments powered by Disqus