Family medicine

Family Medicine

Family Medicine-University Hospital Sharjah

Whether you're looking for preventative care, a checkup, or treatment for an existing condition, the family medicine specialists at the University Hospital Sharjah are here to offer comprehensive, patient-centered care. Their team of experienced doctors, nurses, and medical staff have the skills, knowledge, and compassion to provide top-notch service. From physical exams to mental health care, the university hospital's family medicine team can offer a range of services to help meet the needs of patients. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and strive to build relationships with their patients to create a safe and supportive environment, with their commitment to excellence. 

What is family medicine? 

Family Medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the health of families. 

It is a unique specialty that combines primary and specialty care knowledge and skills. Also, it encompasses everything from newborn care to primary care services. 

Family Medicine Physicians at UHS Hospital provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages in a hospital setting. They are skilled in providing preventive and treatment services for common illnesses and injuries and managing chronic diseases.  

In addition to their hospital duties, Family Medicine Physicians also offer a wide range of primary care services, such as screening tests and health education. This close relationship between family medicine and primary care allows patients to receive the best care from a single doctor. 

What is the Role of a Family Medicine Department in Uhs Hospital? 

The role of a Family Medicine Department in a hospital is essential to providing comprehensive healthcare services to patients of all ages. The department is responsible for providing primary care services such as preventive healthcare, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, and coordinating care for patients with complex medical conditions.

In addition, the department provides a variety of specialty services, including mental health services, home health services, and health education and promotion.

The department works closely with other departments in the hospital, such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine, to ensure that the patient receives the best possible care. The department also seeks to provide preventive health care services to the community through health screenings, immunizations, and health promotion activities. 

What do family medicine specialists Do? 

Family medicine specialists are the perfect all-in-one solution for healthcare from start to finish. Our Family Medicine Doctors in Sharjah offer the best level of care for all people. Also, they provide dedicated attention to everyone, from newborns to the elderly. 

The family medicine doctors at the hospital are very passionate about helping their patients maintain good health. They work very hard to develop new ways to help patients and use their knowledge of medicine to optimize care for their patients. 

What outstanding care is available at our hospital! 

  • Deliver exceptional healthcare services following clinical medical protocols and guidelines.  
  • Do a checkup of the patient's condition, varying from a specific to a full assessment, depending upon the setting. 
  • Provide and manage comprehensive medical services, ranging from diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases, common ailments like infections, flu, and pneumonia, to chronic and complex medical issues for patients of all ages. 
  • Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary. Participate in formulating, interpreting, implementing, and evaluating department objectives, policies, and procedures.  
  • As required, assist with quality improvement activities and review quality assurance and utilization.   
  • Care for elderly patients  
  • Care for Adolescents   
  • Care for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease, etc. 
  • Care for acute illnesses.   
  • Mental health and behavioral problems initial assessment  
  • Women and men care.  
  • Examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with severe ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility.  
  • Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention and educate patients about preventative measures to avoid illness. 
  • Analyze accumulated health information and collect additional observational, interview, historical, physical examination, and diagnostic data, modifying treatment as appropriate. 
  • Prescribe medication following the professional practice guidelines. 
  • We cater for the staff and employees of corporate organizations – private or public as well as pre-arranged specific college students' fitness assessments.   
  • Wellness promotion services; screening for breast, colon, and prostate cancer.  
  • Prevention medicine; chronic diseases screening, health promotion, and immunization.  
  • Travel Clinic Service; immunize patients to protect them from preventable diseases. 
  • Aviation Medicine clinic / Our services include: 
  • Fitness to work assessment   
  • Suspension/ Direct Reinstatement of GCAA Medical Certificate   
  • GCAA Medical Board Evaluations  
  • GCAA Medicals (Initial/ Renewal Class 1, 2, 3 and Cabin Crew)  
  • CASA Medicals (Initial Class 2/ Renewal Class 1, 2, 3 and Cabin Crew) 
  • Running campaigns for health awareness and promotion. 
  • Perform diagnostic tests and procedures within the scope of practice (explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients), including but not limited to: 
  • Nebulization 
  • Administration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injections/medications, 
  • Spirometry 
  • Electrocardiogram  
  • Urine drug test / Urine dipstick 
  • Screening audiometry 
  • Vision testing / Visual Acuity 


If you're looking for more services, UHS has plenty to offer! From healthcare to wellness, we've got everything you need: 

  1. Chronic diseases

  1. Acute diseases

  1. Diabetes and endocrinology are two closely related medical fields

  1. Preventive Medicine

  1. Women's Health

  1. Blood Tests to Identify Medical Causes of Neurological Disorder

  1. Immunizations

  1. General medicine

  1. Diet and nutrition

  1. Health Education

  1. Rehabilitation

  1. Treatment of common diseases

  1. Mental health

  1. Skin cosmetology

  1. Geriatric care

  1. Respiratory Infections, Chest Pain, Abdominal Pain, Headache

How Do Family Medicine Services Affect Your Health? 

Family medicine services are a critical aspect of healthcare. Depending on the patient's needs, family medicine services can range from basic primary care to more specialized services. These services can help prevent and treat acute and chronic illnesses, promote health, and avoid disease. 

There are many different types of family medicine services, including:  

  1. Physical examinations: They are essential to preventive care and help detect health problems in their early stages. During a physical exam, your doctor will take a complete medical history, perform a physical exam, and order any necessary laboratory tests. 

  2. Women's Health: Women's health is an essential and often overlooked topic that deserves its spotlight. Women's health encompasses physical, mental, and emotional health and reproductive and sexual health. 

  3. Primary care: This is the first step in treating a health problem and includes general health checks, such as a physical exam and advice on lifestyle and diet. 

What types of patients does the Family Medicine Department treat? 

Family medicine physicians provide comprehensive medical care for individuals and families, from infants to the elderly. They often advise lifestyle changes and preventive care, such as vaccinations and screenings.  

As the name implies, Family Medicine Doctors in Sharjah are often the first point of contact for families seeking medical care. 

They also provide guidance and support to help patients manage their conditions and make lifestyle changes. 

What are the benefits of having a Family Medicine Service in a hospital? 

A family medicine service offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family, from newborns to the elderly. It can provide care for various illnesses and injuries and help prevent long-term health issues. 

Having a family medicine service at The University Hospital of Sharjah means that families can access quality medical care quickly and conveniently without having to go to multiple doctors’ offices. 

It also means that families can receive care from the same doctor and medical staff, which helps to build trust and a strong relationship between the doctor and the family. 

Also, a family medicine service in the hospital can help reduce waiting times, as the doctor and staff are usually more familiar with the patient. 

Contact the Family Medicine Department at the UHS Hospital

If you are looking for the best health care for you and your family, contact the Family Medicine Department at the UHS Hospital. Our top-notch medical facility's savvy and seasoned healthcare experts are devoted to furnishing you with the extraordinary quality healthcare and friendly service you deserve. 

We will work with you to create a personalized plan to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Take the first step towards better health and contact the Family Medicine Department at the UHS Hospital today. 

What should I expect during my visit to a family medicine service in the university hospital? 

When you visit a family medicine service in a hospital, you can expect to receive the highest quality of care. The staff is well-trained and experienced and will provide you with the knowledge and information needed to make the best decisions for your health. 

I'm looking forward to my check-up to understand my health and underlying issues better. I expect a physical exam, lab tests, and some other diagnostics. 

You can take charge of your health and well-being in the hospital with the family medicine service. This visit allows you to uncover any underlying health conditions and make any necessary lifestyle changes to impact your overall health positively. Taking ownership of your health can be a life-changing experience and lead to a much more fulfilling life. 

Family medicine vs internal medicine 

Internal Medicine doctors have specialized expertise in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting adults. 

Family medicine physicians often specialize in the comprehensive care of individuals and families, including adults, children, and adolescents. 

Internal medicine physicians are often responsible for managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and other illnesses that require long-term monitoring and care. They may also specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting multiple body organs and systems, such as autoimmune diseases, infections, and cancers. 

Family medicine physicians care for individuals of all ages, from newborns to adults. 

Why Choose Family Medicine at UHS Hospital? 

If you're looking for a place to get top-notch healthcare for you and your family, look no further than The University Hospital of Sharjah Family Medicine Department. Our highly skilled family medicine specialists aim to provide you and your family with the best possible care. 

UHS Hospital offers a wide range of services, including healthy person checkups, child and adolescent care, vaccinations and immunizations, chronic illness management, women's health, geriatric care, and much more.  

We also train future family medicine doctors to deliver quality health services to patients of diverse cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.  

We are proud to be a part of the UHS clinical team, taking our part in upholding the regulations and policies of the MOHP. 

We're all about giving you care tailored to you and your lifestyle. Our team is dedicated to getting to know your health concerns, so we can create a plan that works for you. 

Doctors in family medicine

Dr. Samarah Jabir

Consultant Family Medicine

Dr. Mohamed Adil Ibraheim Ahmed

Specialist Aviation Medicine & Aeromedical Examiner

Dr. Khadija Ismail Abdelkarim Al Zarouni

Aeromedical Examiner & Consultant Family Medicine

Dr. Ahmed Holeihel

Consultant Family Medicine

Dr. Mahdi Alabboudi

Consultant Family Medicine


A Chronic Disease is a long term illness lasting for more than 3 months. Poor lifestyle habits such as over consumption of alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise and bad diet are key factors leading to Chronic illness.

Dermatology is a medical practice providing diagnosis and treatment for skin, hair and nail problems. Our specialized dermatologists provide quality medical care with advanced technology.

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia, the presence of high glucose level in the blood. The level of glucose in the blood is regulated by the insulin hormone.

Preventive medicine focuses on the health of individuals and communities. The objective of preventive medicine is to foster health and well-being in individuals and prevent disease, disability and death.

Neurology includes well trained experts to diagnose the neurological disorders in the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Immunization is the process by which people are protected against diseases caused by infections with micro-organisms (also called pathogens). A Vaccine is the material used for immunization.

General medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases including infectious diseases, poisoning, acute medical emergencies, adult vaccinations, and geriatric medicine. The general medical team may work with several of the patients' organs at the same time and treat or diagnose a number of conditions. 

A balanced diet is important as it gives your body essential nutrients to function properly.