"I have a great curiosity and desire to understand mysteries. I will always be attracted to science, and trying to figure out what ails someone greatly sparks my interest. I take great pride in solving a mystery. I feel that we are on the earth for such a limited amount of time, and that if I can contribute to making my patients' time on earth happier or easier, I have done my job. Every day I am thankful that I am given the honor and privilege to practice medicine, and that people are willing to entrust me with their health, and share with me their deepest secrets."
-Nadeem Akhtar, M.D.
About Dr. Akhtar
Dr. Nadeem Akhtar attended medical school at DOW Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, one of the top 3 medical schools in his country of origin. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, a school ranked among the top private medical schools in the United States. Part of the training he received was done at St. Luke's Hospital, the site of Texas Heart Institute. The Heart Institute is one of the finest of its kind, and provides care for patients from all over the world suffering from cardiac disease. Under Dr. Denton Cooley and a team of some of the finest physicians in the country, Dr. Akhtar did his cardiology fellowship with emphasis on the electrical rhythm problems of the heart.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Akhtar moved to Fort Payne, Alabama, where he practiced medicine for two and a half years. This is where Dr. Akhtar was first exposed to southern hospitality, and the wonderful people from the state of Alabama. It was then that he decided to live the rest of his life in Alabama, among some of the kindest and friendliest people he had ever met.
In 1996 Dr. Akhtar moved to Birmingham and joined UAB. There he was an Associate Professor of Medicine, as well as provided patient care in the Department of Internal Medicine. He stayed with UAB until 2008, when he decided to move to Vestavia and open his own practice.
Why "Feel Young Again?"
Many people ask how the practice got the name "Feel Young Again Today". As Dr. Akhtar was deciding what his practice should be named, he thought about his patients and the frequent conversations he had with them.
His patients (ages ranging from their 40's to 90's) would complain, "I don't feel good because I'm old."
To which Dr. Akhtar would reply, "You're not old, you just don't feel good! It is your job to keep complaining that you don't feel good, and it is my promise that I won't give up on you. Feel Young Again!"