Family medicine

The Department of Family Medicine at Al Kamal Medical Polyclinics is the first point of contact for all your medical needs.

Family medicine is a medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individuals and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and all parts of the body. This name emphasizes the holistic nature of this specialty, as well as its roots in the family. It is based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion.

A family physician manages types of illness that present in an undifferentiated way at an early stage of development, which may require urgent intervention. The holistic approach of general practice aims to take into consideration the biological, psychological, and social factors relevant to the care of each patient's illness. Their duties are not confined to specific organs of the body, and they have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues

Family Medicine – Scope of Practice

Please see your Family Medicine Physician for screenings, initial examination & assessment (investigations) and Management of the following conditions.

Preventive Health Care & Common illnesses Care

  • Regular Health Check-up and medical reports
  • Fatigue/Tiredness/No Energy
  • Vaccinations (Immunizations)
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Fever, Flu, Cold
  • Weight Loss/Weight Management
  • Smoking Cessation Help


Endocrine, Bone & Vitamin Disorders Care

  • Diabetes (high blood sugar)
  • Thyroid Problems
    • Low Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)
    • Excessive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Mineral Deficiency (Low calcium)
  • Anemia (Low Blood count)
  • Iron deficiency
  • Osteoporosis (Weak bones), Bone Density


Heart and Vascular (Cardiology) Health Care

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Chest Pain, Angina
  • Heart Racing (Palpitations)
  • Known Heart Problems (Previous Heart attack)


Respiratory & Lung Conditions

  • Asthma, Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Chest Infections (Bronchitis, Pneumonia)
  • COPD (smoking related lung problems)
  • Shortness of Breath


Gastrointestinal (Stomach, Colon) &Liver Health Care

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Indigestion, Acidity,
  • Heartburn, Gas, GERD
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation
  • Liver Screening, Jaundice
  • Fatty Liver
  • Blood in Stool
  • Piles
  • Anal Fissure, Anal Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Dermatology (Skin) Problems

  • Acne
  • Changes in Moles
  • Potential Skin Cancers
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Skin infections – fungal, bacterial
  • Warts
  • Scalp infections
  • Dandruff
  • Hair loss


Urology (Kidney & Bladder) Problems

  • Urine Infections (Bladder & Kidney Infections)
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary problems: increased frequency & incontinence
  • Prostate problems
  • Erectile dysfunction


Women’s Health

  • Heavy Periods
  • Painful Periods & Irregular Periods
  • Delaying periods (e.g., for holidays)
  • Polycystic Ovaries
  • Menopause Hot flushes (When Periods stop)
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Urinary Infections
  • Breast Pain, Breast Lump,
  • Breast screening
  • Pregnancy related check ups
  • Contraceptives advice and treatment (Birth Control)


Muscle & Bone Related Problems

  • Joint Pain Hip/Knee/Shoulder/Hand
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tendinopathies (Tendonitis/Tenosynovitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint and Soft Tissue injections
  • Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Knee


Eye Problems & Care

  • Vision Problems
  • Red eye – Eye infections
  • Eyelid infections and swellings
  • Eye Pain


Neurology and Mental Health Care

  • Headache, Migraine
  • Vertigo, Dizziness, Light Headedness
  • Epilepsy, Tremor, Seizures
  • Mental health: -Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD
  • Insomnia (Sleep Problems)


Ear, Nose & Throat Problems

  • Ear Pain, Ear Infection, Ear Wax
  • Nose Blocked/Runny (Rhinitis)
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal Polyps, Nose Bleeds
  • Throat Pain, Tonsillitis
  • Neck swelling/Lumps


Mouth & Lip Problems

  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Dry Mouth
  • Gum infection
  • Tongue soreness/ulcer
  • Lip sores/infections


Cancer Screening

  • Breast, Colon. Prostate cancers etc.


Paediatrics (Children’s Health)

  • Allergies
  • Asthma management
  • Chronic cough
  • Earaches and infections
  • Eczema
  • Fever
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Influenza
  • Sinus infections
  • Tonsillitis
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Constipation
  • Bedwetting
  • Behavioural problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Jaundice
  • Minor aches, pains and sprains
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Rashes

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Dr. Maria Usman Ghani Khan

MBBS, MRCGP (UK), CCT (UK) Consultant Family Medicine

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Dr. Maria Usman Ghani Khan


Consultant Family Medicine


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