Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dr Muhammed Qureshi

Truth be told, nurses have a rating system for doctors.
The biggest factor in the system is the degree of respect shown toward nurses.

I first met Dr Qureshi when I worked in the Backus ER.
He always received the highest rating from the nurses.

Last week, he attended the State of the Union address as a guest of Congressman Joe Courtney.
He wrote about it in the local paper and I encourage you to read his words.

He is an Ahmadi Muslim immigrant from England, who has recently become the face of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community from Baitul Aman Mosque in Meriden, CT.  In November a neighbor fired gun shots at the Mosque and the Muslim community forgave him.

This caught the attention of Congressman Courtney as well it should, but Dr Qureshi and his community were simply living out their beliefs of peace, love, forgiveness and prayer. 

In his article in the paper, this humble man who practices medicine at the hospital and at United Community & Family Services, (a clinic that treats all, regardless of ability to pay) gives credit to God, his faith, his community, and the nurses, doctors, and other workers he calls colleagues.

In this day of hate speech from so many people, his voice is one that we should all listen to.

Thank you Dr Qureshi for your service and your example.

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