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A note from Dr. Qadir

Ultimate healing occurs from within. I am honored and privileged to serve as a facilitator in this process. In fulfilling this role my goal is to provide compassionate state-of-the-art care. There is a long gap between emerging research in basic and clinical sciences, and its integration into medical practice – as long as 30 years – particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness. I incorporate findings from the latest emerging basic and clinical science research to help patients regain health and vitality.

Modern medicine and surgery have a lot to offer, but the human element in the doctor-patient relationship remains at the heart of healing. I approach each patient as a unique and whole individual, not an isolated diseased organ. Healing is an active process for the patient; my role is to guide and facilitate. I believe the physical, psychological and spiritual state of the patient must be taken into consideration to optimize healing and recovery from illness.

Our daily stress level, diet, amount of rest and exercise, as well as social and family support systems are all important determinants of health. I incorporate nutrition, diet, exercise and stress management in therapeutic as well as preventive protocols. These lifestyle factors must be optimized to maximize recovery and well-being.

I integrate traditional Western medical practices with “alternative” and “integrative” approaches. Laboratory testing panels are utilized that are beyond the limited screening tests that are generally performed as part of an annual physical. Therapeutic approaches that are prescribed include combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, specific diets, exercises, stress-management techniques, as well as state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical procedures.

As a patient, you become an active partner. This allows you to really be in charge of improving your own health and changing the outcome of disease.

To your good Health,

Riffat H. Qadir MD, FACS, FAAOA

Certified in Functional Medicine.
Certified in Age Management Medicine by The Cenegenics Institute.
Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head-Neck Surgery.
Certified in Otolaryngic Allergy by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Fellow of Institute of Functional Medicine.
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Assistant Professor Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky School of Medicine for 2 years.

Otolaryngology Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Internship in Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Attended numerous post-grad courses in Otolaryngology-Head-Neck-Surgery and Otolaryngic Allergy.

Attended many courses by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the Institute of Functional Medicine.

M.D. Degree: University of Louisville: Graduated as Class Valedictorian.
B.A. Degree in Biology: University of Louisville: Graduated as Class Valedictorian.