(PRWEB) November 22, 2012
The Grand Saline, Texas, medical community is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Irfan Rana, Family Practitioner. For the residents of this small and quiet rural community in northeast Texas that is known primarily for being home to the Morton Salt Plant, finding quality health care for the whole family has been an ongoing challenge.
While boasting a certified trauma hospital as well as several assisted living centers, Grand Saline has been searching for more general family practitioners that can handle the day to day health needs of the families in their community. Fortunately, Dr. Irfan Rana comes to the community with extensive training in a number of medical areas and disciplines, and has practiced medicine in nearly every corner of the world. Now he brings his expertise to Grand Saline, Texas, with a private practice that can handle a wide variety of patients and medical conditions, helping them heal through excellent treatments or referring them to specialists, should conditions require those steps.
Because of his board certification in Family Medicine and many high honors in other disciplines, including emergency medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgery and psychiatry, Dr. Irfan Rana is highly qualified to provide the specific health care that is needed by the residents and their families in tiny Grand Saline, Texas, regardless of their issues. His broad experience, competence and technical skill set will take medicine in Grand Saline, Texas, to a higher level.
No longer will the rural community be required to travel extensive distances, usually at least an hour to the nearest metropolitan area in Dallas, Texas, to find excellent medical care. With nearly 20% of the families in this community being at a socioeconomic level that is considered to be below the poverty level, this was more than an inconvenience, but instead a true hardship.
Dr. Irfan Rana also strives to provide an atmosphere that ensures a positive personal experience while treating the patient, ensuring that they understand their conditions and treatments fully, and that each patient gets the time and attention devoted to their physical, emotional and mental needs regarding their condition. His practice accepts a variety of insurances, including Medicaid, and no patient will be turned away based on their ability to pay for health care.
Dr. Irfan Rana believes in continuing his education and training on a regular basis, keeping up with the cutting edge technologies that are available in the medical community and completes all required continuing education requirements as needed. He is fully licensed and accredited to perform medicine. As a full member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Practice, as well as a number of other professional affiliations, Dr. Irfan Rana stays more than current with the changing times, research and treatments. His staff is very competent as well as Texas-style friendly, and they will consistently make every patient feel like they are a number one priority while receiving their necessary medical care.
Dr. Rana has full practicing privileges at Cozby-Germany Hospital, so that he may continue to be involved directly with any of his regular patients that should require a hospital stay or any kind of other inpatient treatment. He has extensive training and certification in many advanced life support, advanced cardiac support and emergency techniques related to high tech trauma care, so in the event that any unexpected emergencies arise, patients can be assured that they will be taken care of properly, protecting the life of every patient.
Most of the long time residents who live in this small community are very excited to have a highly qualified new addition to their medical world, and are relieved to have this skilled doctor arrive in their hometown. Several of the community members have indicated that it is a relief to see the community grow in this fashion, by adding additional skilled medical care providers. Other doctors in Grand Saline, Texas, are thankful for the extra set of hands to help with the medical demands, and many residents have been noted to comment. “It has been so difficult to find quality care for the whole family that is nearby, this is such a welcome change,” and, “Now it will be easier for the whole family to get health care in one place, no need to travel anymore!” are comments that have been noted. A community that is as diverse with regard to age and race as Grand Saline, Texas, requires a family practice physician that is ready for any challenge, from the basic every day wellness checkup to the more complex diagnostic and treatment work that is going to be necessary to care properly for the entire community.
Born and raised in Pakistan, Dr. Irfan Rana completed his pre-medicine education and his initial medical school training at the Baqai Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, where he was noted as receiving honors and special distinction in multiple areas of medicine, as well as graduating in the top five of his class. He moved to the United States and then ultimately completed his residency and internship at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. He then completed an additional psychiatry volunteership in Champaign, Illnios, as well, to broaden his repertoire. He is board certified in Family Medicine. Since receiving his medical degree and certification, Dr. Irfan Rana has worked and gained valuable medical experience at numerous hospitals and medical centers around the country, including several that are located across the entire state of Arkansas as well as in the state of Texas. He has been a physician of distinction at each place he has worked.
In addition to his successful medical practice, Dr. Irfan Rana has previously played for a professional cricket team in Pakistan, and also enjoys hockey and football.
For more information, to find out about more about the medical practice or experience of family practitioner Dr. Irfan Rana, visit http://www.drirfanrana.net/index.php.