Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine
Could you tell us about yourself and your work?
Hello, I am Dr. Almas Fatma a Navi Mumbai-based family physician with expertise in the new age Telehealth practice. I am a young ambitious clinician who is motivated and inspired to improve healthcare every day with Comprehensive Accomplishment in Patient Care, Clinical Education & Digital Health.
I have my own TeleClinic- Alcura Family Clinic with the motto of delivering quality healthcare at one click with Best Of Care, Easy To Reach Anywhere & Everywhere.
Having previously worked with Apollo Hospitals as an Internal Medicine resident & currently working as a teleconsultant on various established platforms, I am always eager on updating knowledge & new skills related to different aspects of the medical field.
I am currently enrolled in the Postgraduate Course in Digital Health with IIM, Raipur & DHA (2023-24 batch) along with having accomplished various courses and certifications like Family Medicine, Diabetology, Infectious Disease, Acute Medicine and much more.
I am also a Member Of The Telemedicine Society Of India (TSI) & Life member Of WONCA (World Organization Of Family Doctor’s).
Having a passion for medicine with extensive knowledge of community medical diagnosis and patient care service, along with experience in both extensive hospital settings as well as telehealth.
How you and your service is helping society?
Alcura Family Clinic works on the motto of delivering quality healthcare at one click with Best Of Care, Easy To Reach Anywhere & Everywhere.
My AIM is to improve nationwide access to primary healthcare along with providing quality care & patient experience. I am committed to meeting the primary healthcare needs of patients anywhere at any time. And I strongly believe in bringing back the days of a family doctor & strive to be the one for you & your family.
I believe in providing continuing & comprehensive health care for the individual & their family at a preventive level & work towards both the urban & rural populations of our country via telemedicine or telehealth/online consultation. And I Look to bring forth an empathetic and professional attitude committed to providing the best patient care possible.
What is the USP of your work?
Well, I would say that our USP is delivering quality healthcare at your one click with Best Of Care, Easy To Reach Anywhere & Everywhere.
Doctor consultation at the patients comfort and convince at a reasonable rate which saves their time. Also helps in a better connection between the physician & patient and we see better outcomes in primary care & chronic condition management.
All my patients get daily follow up for 7 days from my end. I make sure to take an update on their health daily after sending out a prescription and so much more.
What are your Vision and Mission?
Well to be very precise my
VISION- Integration of innovative telehealth approaches to help deliver high-value, patient-centered care, by removing barriers for those with the greatest need. For every individual to have access to digital healthcare from anywhere at patients convenience. And so helping to improve lives, empower communities nationwide through health, hope and healing.
MISSION – To deliver nationwide affordable high-quality personalized healthcare using technology to build healthier communities & improve lives.
Implementing telehealth & related technologies to help promote the coordination & delivery of care for all along with maintaining a strong patient-physician relationship.
What are your achievements in this industry?
Hahaha, I am too young and still learning every day. I don’t know what to really count in as achievements. But yes having the opportunity to have worked alongside such great consultants and organisations has been a wonderful opportunity.
To have been accepted for the PG course by IIM Raipur & DHA was a whole another level of happiness.
Grateful to be a part of The Telemedicine Society Of India & World Organisation of Family Doctors.
I am also working towards contributing to a well-renowned publication as an author for a medical book alongside other very senior and accomplished family physicians globally.
Does your work ever feel tedious to you? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated toward it?
Indeed !! There are days when I feel extremely overwhelmed by the work and there are days when things don’t go well or it’s just extremely tedious. But that’s a part of our industry. We learn we grow. It’s always a mix of emotions. But on days when I feel exhausted I make sure to take a break and reflect back on the days when I was preparing for the present & all the hard work I’ve put into becoming what I am today. It just gives me the boost I need to keep going!
What are your hobbies and specific interests other than your profession?
I like to keep myself busy with leisurely activities when I’m not working, such as reading, cooking, singing Zumba fitness, travelling or any creative artwork like sketching, mandala, painting and so on. Somedays I just like to do nothing and just take a break or indulge in some self-care. Also, family time is extremely important to me. I really like to keep learning new things, I feel it just keeps my mind & soul young and active.
You have achieved so much in life, any specific advice you’d like to share with our readers to grow in life?
TRUST YOUR JOURNEY & TAKE THE RISK. JUST FOCUS ON COMPLETING THE STEP IN FRONT OF YOU, THE REST OF THE PATH WILL FALL INTO PLACE. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THERE IS A FUTURE VERSION OF YOURSELF WHO IS PROUD TO KNOW YOU WERE STRONG & BOLD ENOUGH TO DREAM & TRY!!
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