Shawkat Ahmed, DO, Internist and Hospitalist with Great Lakes Medicine, PLC

Get to know Internist and Hospitalist, Dr. Shawkat Ahmed, DO, who serves patients in Shelby Township, Michigan

Dr. Ahmed is a leading internist and hospitalist practicing at Great Lakes Medicine PLC in Shelby Township, Michigan. He can also be found on staff at McLaren Health Care, Henry Ford Health System, and Beaumont Health. 

Dr. Ahmed received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree in 2011 at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He then conducted his internal medicine residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus in Warren, Michigan (2011 –  2014).

Dr. Ahmed is board certified in internal medicine with the The American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM). The AOBIM is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in adults (internists). The board is one of 18 medical specialty certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and was established in 1942.

Dr. Ahmed not only enjoys being a doctor to his patients, but also getting to know them on a personal level. He wants them to feel comfortable with him so they can openly discuss their concerns. He believes connecting with patients is absolutely crucial to their healing process, apart from giving them medications. He believes connecting with them and making them feel like someone truly cares is half of the healing process. He uses this approach with each individual patient so he or she can have the best patient experience. 

Internists are physicians specializing in internal medicine, a discipline focused on the care of adults emphasizing use of the best medical science available in caring for patients in the context of thoughtful, meaningful doctor-patient relationships as exemplified by the life and work of Sir William Osler, the “father” of internal medicine in the United States.

Hospital medicine is a medical specialty that exists in some countries as a branch of internal or family medicine, dealing with the care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. Physicians whose primary professional focus is caring for hospitalized patients only while they are in the hospital are called hospitalists.


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Through his findatopdoc profile,, or through McLaren Health Care,–3948#physicianInfoTab 



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