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Family Medicine

Welcome to Family Medicine


KAUST Health is based on a family medicine model where the Family Medicine department is at the core of providing overall continuity of care for you and your family. The Family Medicine Department at KAUST Health provides a comprehensive, high-quality health care to both male and female patients from birth to all ages. In addition to medical care, our western trained and qualified physicians provide holistic care, encompassing your physical, psychological and social needs. They can help you with short term health problems, long term (chronic) health problems and in supporting you and your family with all aspects of health and well-being. 

Our Family Medicine physicians are a team of highly experienced internationally trained doctors with accredited specialism in Family Medicine (General Practice). They are qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems and can identify when you would benefit from seeing another health specialists and provide a referral for this purpose.


Health and Wellbeing
  • Smoking cessation counselling and management
  • Weight management counselling
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Well man and well-woman checks
  • In-body health screening

Chronic Disease Clinics give you the opportunity to spend sufficient time with your doctor to have an in-depth consultation about living with a chronic health condition. The aim of these clinics is to improve your knowledge and empower you to have the understanding and best holistic management of your disease. We encourage you to have at least an annual review in these clinics if you suffer from any of these chronic conditions. We currently offer chronic disease clinics for: 

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Mental Health


For more information about our chronic disease clinics, please click the link 

Our physicians are trained to offer preventative care whenever you consult them but we additionally offer a range of age related health screenings based on international guidelines for the following:

  • Routine health checks
  • Diet and lifestyle counselling
  • Support to quit smoking and counselling
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Cardiovascular risk profiling
  • Diabetic screening and prevention
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Flu clinics and vaccinations
  • Hajj clinics and vaccinations

We offer regular minor surgery clinics which include removal of skin lesions, moles, warts and lumps for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Procedures include incision and drainage, excision, biopsy taking, cryocautery and thermocautery. 

We provide patients with pre-travel counselling along with immunization and medications needed to stay healthy while travelling abroad. Important things to consider when planning to travel.

  • Visit your healthcare professional at least 6 weeks before you leave home.
  • It’s up to you to get vaccinated against infectious diseases and complete all the required doses.
  • Ask your healthcare professional if you will need malaria protection.
  • Recognize the key factors that put you at risk for disease.
  • Choose food wisely when travelling – boil it, cook it or peel it!
  • Use common sense to reduce your chance of getting injured.
  • Travel Health- Related Websites
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • Centre for Disease Control Travelers (CDC)

Patients with all types of mental health problems including insomnia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other psychological issues are managed with appropriate referrals to Psychology and/or Psychiatry. Our Family Medicine doctors also coordinate care with the University counsellors and The KAUST School counsellors as appropriate. 

  • Examination and special tests to rule out various musculoskeletal problems
  • Investigations including musculoskeletal ultrasound in coordination with the radiology department
  • Pre-participation sports and exercise medical examinations
  • Post-surgical reviews of patients undergoing orthopedic surgery
  • Coordinated care with physiotherapy and chiropractor services for rehabilitation post injury/post-surgery

We have a fully equipped procedure room where our qualified and experienced nurses offer the following procedures based on the physicians’ review and assessments:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Spirometry / Lung function tests
  • Nebulization
  • Wound care and dressing
  • Suture removal
  • Vaccinations
  • Point of care testing for blood glucose and urine analysis
  • Administration of intramuscular and subcutaneous medications
  • 24hr ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Holter monitor - for recording 24 hour ECG
  • Vascular Doppler - to check blood flow in legs

We provide a comprehensive service to review and refill your medications. You can request a repeat supply of your regular medication through our email: Our Family Medicine doctors will review your request and refill your medicine for you to collect directly from the pharmacy without a doctor appointment if possible. For more information about medication refills please visit the Pharmacy and Medication refills page.


Your Team

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Dr. Adeel Ahmad

Consultant and Head of Family Medicine

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Dr. Sabeen Ulhaq

Family Medicine Consultant                                                                              

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Dr. Mohammad Shafiq

Family Medicine Consultant                                                                             

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Dr. Rand Qoj

Family Medicine Consultant                                                                              

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Zsharelle Enario

OPD Nurse

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Clarecil  Loque

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Melinda Fe Repuyo

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