With newer and better tech advances in the medical industry, physicians are able to more accurately assess and meet the diverse needs of their patients. A medical practitioner with decades of experience in a range of applications, Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD has witnessed the growth of medical technology and seen first-hand how it can vastly improve healthcare delivery in the future.
“These advances in technology help us diagnose medical concerns earlier on and get an improved understanding of all our patients’ health standing,” says Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD. “This way, we can provide speedier and more in-depth solutions.”
One of the newest and most practical technologies available to physicians, remote patient monitoring, is proving to have a lot of benefits for doctors such as Niaz and his associates. Through it, they can improve communication and spend more time on the immediate health needs of their patients.
“Remote patient monitoring is a resource to physicians and patients alike,” says Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD. “It saves time and money across the board and truly improves our ability to deliver tailored care.”
Through remote patient monitoring, physicians get updated alerts when there are shifts in patient health. This round-the-clock monitoring gives patients the peace of mind that their health is in competent hands, and it allows physicians to provide quick responses to growing concerns. Certain devices allow physicians to send alerts to patients that can prompt them into action with a predetermined plan or medication. The most sophisticated remote patient monitoring devices even permit doctors and physicians to communicate using user-friendly video chat applications.
In addition, because remote patient monitoring devices can communicate with other devices
from afar, all patient data is transferred to physician offices electronically. This ultimately eliminates the need for extensive paperwork and periodic reports from doctors and frees up their schedule to spend more time with patients. The reports also help physicians update medications or alter prescriptions or therapy by providing consistent, automatic feedback.
The advantage of remote patient monitoring also helps free up hospital waiting rooms and allows doctors to dedicate more time with those who truly need immediate attention. Instead of stopping into hospitals or doctor offices, patients can receive scheduled updates and rest easier knowing someone is monitoring their health throughout the day.
Ultimately, remote patient monitoring is an emerging technology that connects patients and physicians around the clock without patients having to be physically present in clinical settings. And because the need for frequent checkups is eliminated, the tech intrinsically increases access to care and decreases the cost of delivery.
“It’s changing the entire healthcare delivery process for the better and will surely see a range of exciting new updates in the near future,” says Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD.
Dr. Niaz MD is a healthcare professional with decades of experience assisting patients in his community in a range of medical capacities. Here, he discusses the growing use of sleeping medications in America and why so many people are becoming dependent on them.
When patients ask for sleeping medications, many physicians such as Dr. Niaz MD are hesitant to prescribe them––and with good reason. Sleep aids can be used to treat short-term insomnia (such as helping people get to sleep until they can cope after a traumatic event), but can quickly become addictive if used for a prolonged period.
“Sleeping aids, especially prescription medications, are highly effective at putting patients to sleep, but they can also have a fair amount of adverse effects that leak into their waking lives,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “Addiction can be one of them if patients look to sleeping medications as a regular solution for falling asleep.”
Common side effects include grogginess, dizziness, daytime memory or performance issues, and severe allergic reactions for some. Certain patients taking sleeping medications report headaches, lightheadedness, diarrhea, and nausea. In extreme cases, emphasizing the potential danger of these medications, a percentage of patients report activities while sleeping that they had no recollection of, such as driving a vehicle or cooking and eating food.
Sleeping aids are under a drug category called sedative-hypnotics, which is also where you will find barbiturates and benzodiazepines. The chemical makeup of these medications can vastly differ from each other, but they all have relatively similar effects on the body. They work on GABA receptors and stimulate the nervous system to induce sleep. They’re very effective and come with a long list of warnings that starts with healthcare professionals like Dr. Niaz MD recommending them only as short-term solutions to sleeping issues.
“Many times, patients will not only disregard doctor warnings but will self-diagnose when sleep doesn’t come as easily as they think it should,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “Even if the bottle or packaging explicitly states a prescribed amount, patients may decide to double or triple their dosage arbitrarily.”
Patients don’t typically recognize the signs of addiction until their bodies have already developed a need for them. They may notice negative side effects that impede some part of their life but will continue to take medications as a solution to sleep deprivation and ultimately fuel their addiction.
With continued use of sleeping medications, patients’ brains get used to the effects and make recovery after taking them continually harder. It’s not uncommon for sleeping pill addicts to suffer from something called “rebound insomnia,” which is a compounded insomnia that can be worse than their original sleeping issues.
“Sleeping pills are more accessible than ever, and many patients see them as a total solution and have no problem getting them prescribed by physicians,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “It’s easy to see why they’ve become such a widespread concern across the country.”
Over the years, Dr. Niaz MD has exercised and improved on his experience as a certified physician in many capacities besides caring for his regular patients. In addition to performing checkups in nursing homes and clearing drivers for the Department of Transportation, Dr. Niaz MD serves as a civil surgeon who performs medical exams for green card applicants.
Dr. Niaz MD is a certified physician with years of experience providing top-notch medical solutions that leverage the latest in technology and medical breakthroughs. He’s helped obese patients transform their lives and has cleared over-the-road truck drivers for work in the trucking industry. He makes it a point to help as many people as he can, using his professional experience and his extensive medical education to meet patient needs.
“It just wasn’t enough to see regular patients throughout the day, I wanted to help people on a grander scale in many different capacities,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “I try to devote as much free time as I can to the people in my community, whether they’re nursing home patients who can’t drive to a hospital or those looking to start a career in the trucking industry.”
In addition, he performs medical exams on people who are applying for their green cards in America and takes on the role of a civil surgeon. This type of medical examination ultimately determines if an applicant will be cleared to work and live in the US.
Each exam must be completed by a government-authorized physician and consists of a few notable parts. Qualified professionals like Dr. Niaz MD review each applicant’s immunization records and medical history as well as perform a thorough mental and physical evaluation. Next, green card applicants must take a drug and alcohol test and screen for any diseases or illnesses. The medical exam will determine if those seeking a green card are free of any health conditions that could make them “inadmissible” to the United States, and therefore ineligible for residence here.
“Regular doctors can’t perform the medical examination required for green cards,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “Civil surgeons who are cleared to perform green card medical examinations receive ongoing training about immigration issues.”
During the exam, Dr. Niaz MD discusses medical history with patients and asks them to provide any documentation or vaccination records to help things along. After, he performs physical examinations, chest x-rays, and blood tests to determine current health standing. Qualified medical examiners look at the eyes, ears, throat, heart, lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, skin, and other physical indicators of poor or concerning health.
“Once they complete the examination, green card applicants have a full year of their records remaining valid,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “The results can then be taken to visa interviews to verify qualification within that year.”
Dr. Niaz MD is a certified physician with years of experience delivering sophisticated solutions to his patients’ health concerns.
Working on a variety of obesity-related cases, he has coached patients to improved states and used state-of-the-art medical weight management procedures and treatments to help them achieve a healthier life.
Working for years to improve patients’ health, Dr. Niaz MD has explored many tactical health solutions, specialized procedures, and weight-related cases. He takes care of elderly patients who are unable to leave their nursing homes by making regular visits and performing checkups. He’s a certified examiner for the Department of Transportation where he performs examinations on over-the-road truck drivers.
“I’d like to be able to help anyone with their medical complications or at least provide enough insight to point them in the right direction,” says Dr. Niaz MD.
Helping patients with obesity get back into a healthier condition, he’s researched and practiced a range of medical weight management options. Through consultations and proven treatments and procedures, Dr. Niaz instructs patients how to stay on track for weight-loss success now and in the future.
Physicians such as Dr. Niaz MD use medical weight management programs to deliver treatment in a clinical setting. Alternatively, management programs may be headed up by any licensed healthcare professional including medical doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered dietitians, psychologists and others. Weight-loss programs are tailored to fit the needs of the patient, and typically offer a combination of services such as nutrition, physical activity counseling, and behavioral therapy. Some cases may require more specialized services or invasive surgeries, which is all determined during an initial consultation with a qualified physician.
“A calorie-controlled diet can be paired with increased activity and behavior modification to achieve results at a gradual pace, which is likely to help form new healthier habits,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “However, patients who are hoping to achieve faster results can opt in for surgical solutions.”
Weight-loss medications (tablets, pills, etc.) are also an option for many patients to help accelerate a new diet and exercise routine. With a range of medications to choose from, physicians will align expected outcomes with prescribed medications based on their effectiveness and previous success.
In the end, most physicians will agree that the best and longest-lasting weight-loss results are from a combination of help from physicians, dietitians, and behavioral specialists who can improve physical state as well as form new healthier habits. Not every patient case requires extensive procedures to achieve a healthier body, and most can find relief from gradual treatments and checkups. Medical research has demonstrated that weight-loss as low as 5 percent of initial body weight can lead to improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, and insulin sensitivity among others.
“Whatever weight or state their bodies are in, modern medicine has provided a lot of methods of achieving a healthier body that don’t require breaking the bank,” says Dr. Niaz MD.
Nursing home patients typically require regular care and guidance from medical professionals, but often they find it difficult to make appointments at hospitals and doctors’ offices. To help, Dr. Niaz MDfrequently visits nursing homes in his community and administers diagnosis and treatments without elderly patients having to find transportation.
For years, Dr. Niaz MD has proved his devotion to patients and his medical prowess by earning top accolades and special certifications in his field. He’s spent decades providing top-notch care in a range of medical capacities, such as serving as an OTR truck driver examiner for the Department of Transportation. In addition, he makes frequent visits to nursing homes to ensure that elderly patients in his community receive the care they deserve without having to travel to medical facilities.
“We have nursing homes in our communities where elderly people require medical attention on occasion but who don’t have the means of getting to their doctors to receive care,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “By making visits, I can build relationships with the nursing home patients and provide regular checkups and medical care as needed.”
Nursing home staff work with patients to develop a care plan that fits each of their individual health needs. Many times, however, this requires traveling to offsite medical facilities which may have to be coordinated into group ventures. Dr. Niaz MD provides a solution to the elderly in his community by visiting the nursing homes and monitoring patients’ health.
During his visits, Dr. Niaz MD performs regular health assessments and coordinates medical care for each patient. Working with nurse staff and relaying information to permitted caregivers, he delivers professional medical guidance to geriatric patients with complex health issues.
“By speaking with nursing staff and family members, I gain a better understanding of patients’ health standing and can provide my insight,” says Dr. Niaz MD. “Regular checkups reveal fluctuations in patient health, such as changes in blood pressure or respiratory health, and help us avoid major complications by recognizing symptoms early on.”
Dr. Niaz MD serves as a bridge between medical and nursing home caregivers to ensure elderly patients can live their healthiest. Apart from his work in nursing homes, he serves as a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine as well as a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.
As a certified clinical densitometrist and Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Niaz MD demonstrates excellence in healthcare. He earned the Best Research Award of 1996 during his internal medicine residency program in Washington, DC for his work on “Thrombosis in Acute Coronary Syndrome.” He’s a recipient of the National Leadership Award and also serves as Honorary Co-Chairman of the Physician Advisory Board.
Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD is a renowned physician who has earned many certifications and accreditations in his professional career. Currently he serves as a Diplomat of the American Board of both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine in addition to serving as a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management. He’s a certified clinical densitometrist and Fellow of the American College of Physicians as well.
Dr. Niaz earned the Best Research Award of 1996 during his internal medicine residency program in Washington, DC for his work on “Thrombosis in Acute Coronary Syndrome.”
He’s a recipient of the National Leadership Award and serves as Honorary Co-Chairman of the Physician Advisory Board.
“My mission is to improve the health of individuals through excellence in patient care,” says Dr. Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD. “I’ve always strived to provide only top-quality healthcare and constantly seek out new ways to share my understanding of health and medicine with others.”
Recently, Dr. Niaz has extended his expertise to the Department of Transportation, where he oversees medical certification for OTR truck drivers. In order to drive commercial motor vehicles, busses, and other heavy machinery, drivers first must undergo medical examinations to determine if they are fit to be an operator. The DOT achieves this by enlisting the help of medical examiners like Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD who have completed training and the certification required. These physicians measure the physical fitness and the overall well-being of each driver in an effort to keep the roads safer.
The trucking industry is often called the backbone of America since many daily needs across the country are fulfilled by the loads they carry. However, because the vehicles they drive are so massive and heavy, drivers must prove that their medical standing won’t get in the way of their performance.
Not everyone can become a medical examiner for the DOT; they must first meet exemplary requirements and train under the department’s standards. After, they must complete the FMCSA Medical Examiner Certification Test, which includes FMCSA-specific information and knowledge about the requirements of commercial motor vehicle drivers and their positions.
Once completing requirements, DOT Certified Medical Examiners retain their certification for a decade. However, they are likely required to undergo periodic training every 5 years to ensure they are up-to-date with standards and changes in the industry, dedicating themselves to an expanding knowledge base.
“As a certified examiner, I exercise my medical understanding to protect America’s highways and ensure this vital system runs as safely and efficiently as possible,” says Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD.