Meet the Doctor: Dalia Mohammed, MD
Dr. Mohammed is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Sudan Family Planning Association. She is also board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
We recently talked with Dr. Mohammed about her career, her interests and family practice at Einstein Healthcare Network.
Q: Tell us about your educational background.
A: I finished medical school in Sudan at the Upper Nile University College of Medicine and Health Sciences in Khartoum, which was a six-year medical school program. It was a little bit challenging due to lack of resources, but doing medical school in Sudan enhanced my clinical skills and gave me great hands-on experience.
I came to the United States, did all the board exams, and then came to Pennsylvania to start my residency training in family medicine. I completed residencies in family medicine at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown and the St. Luke’s-Sacred Heart Hospital campus in Allentown.
Q: Why did you decide to become a doctor?
A: It has always been in my blood since childhood. I liked the idea of being part of a profession that focused on helping people regardless of any circumstances. This profession focuses on helping people have healthy and happy lives. That is my goal.
Q: What drew you to family medicine?
A: It’s important to me to provide continuity of care and build strong physician-patient relationships. As a family medicine physician, I enjoy being able to take care of the whole family and diverse conditions at different ages from day one to 100 years old or older.
Q: What drew you to Einstein?
A: I knew that I would have more opportunity to grow and learn here. I like that it’s located in a large metropolitan area. Einstein also has supported my interest in becoming board-certified in weight management, which I am pursuing now.
Q: Why should patients choose Einstein for their care?
A: Einstein provides support to the patient and to their physicians. There is easy access to all services, especially specialty and subspecialty services. Also, Einstein doesn’t just offer care but total integration in health, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Q: What are your interests outside work?
A: I like to spend good quality time with my family: my husband and my two daughters, who are 8 and 4 years old. I love to read and travel abroad. I watch TV sometimes — when my kids allow me to!
Q: Do you have a favorite book?
A: No Second Chance by Harlan Coben. It is about how far a father (or other parent) will go to save his child.
Q: Do you have a favorite movie?
A: It is a newly released Sudanese movie called You Will Die at 20. It is a very interesting movie and it does show some of the culture of Sudan as well.
Q: Did you have an early role model?
A: My parents. They taught and showed me the meaning of hard work from early on.
Q: What is something people might not know about you?
A: I cry from needles, and I have never watched a full Eagles game.
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