LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2022) – Zaiba Khan, MD, has joined CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Primary Care in the Palomar Centre. Dr. Khan comes to CHI Saint Joseph Health after several years as a family medicine resident in the DeTar Family Medicine Residency Program at Texas A&M.
Dr. Khan completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine. During that time, she changed her career path from journalism to medicine after a trip to India her sophomore year, where she worked with underserved community members.
“I encountered a girl who was the victim of abuse and could not communicate her needs,” Dr. Khan said. “I was able to get to know her personally because I was closer to her age. It made me realize that sometimes you need people in your life who will advocate and speak for you, which is how I became interested in medicine. ”
Dr. Khan earned a bachelor’s degree in public health and continued her education at Atlantic University School of Medicine, where she graduated with a doctorate in medicine in 2017. During her time in her doctorate program, Dr. Khan received her Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification (ECFMG), which recognizes international medical graduates. Additionally, Dr. Khan is certified in Family Medicine, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
r. Khan says she’s looking forward to serving as a gateway to medicine for her patients. “As a family medicine doctor, you have the first opportunity to assess a patient's needs and set the tone for their professional care. I look forward to working with patients of all ages and conditions.”
Dr. Khan is skilled in treating diabetes thanks to her residency experience and is also passionate about women’s health. Most importantly, she hopes to ensure that her younger patients understand they have the power to take control of their health journey.
“Patient care is helping populations advocate for themselves and stay healthy moving forward,” Dr. Khan said. “I want my patients to know that, and I want them to feel comfortable coming to me. Being on the other side, I realize how hard it may be to talk to a doctor, and I want to make sure my patients know they can always be honest with me. We can take small steps together to ensure they always feel in control of their health.”
In her free time, Dr. Khan enjoys baking, sewing, and reading with her husband, Ansar.
Dr. Kahn is accepting new patients and will practice at 3581 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 350, Lexington. For more information, call 859.313.6200.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About the CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group
CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is the employed provider network of CHI Saint Joseph Health with 88 locations in 17 communities throughout central and eastern Kentucky.