Dr. Maen Haddadin recently joined the Internal Medicine Physicians practice and is welcoming new patients. Here’s everything you need to know about him, his previous experience, and why he is looking forward to all the challenges of the new year.
Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in Amman, Jordan, which is a small country in the Middle East. I went to Jordan University, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in 1993. I knew I wanted to practice in the United States—my dad finished his master’s degree from Michigan University when I was three years old—so I transferred to Creighton University to attend their residency program.
Where did you first practice in the United States?
After finishing the residency program at Creighton University in 1998, I practiced for 18 years in Corning, Iowa, which I really enjoyed. I enjoyed working with all age groups from delivering babies to geriatric patients and worked each day to help them lead more active and healthy lifestyles.
What made you move to Omaha?
My children were getting older, and I wanted them to experience the benefits of living in a big city with improved education. I moved here in 2016 and worked in Bellevue before accepting the position at IMP, an elaborate medical group that is extremely committed to patient care. I wanted to practice in a challenging, rewarding environment, and I feel very blessed to be able to do so at IMP here in Omaha.
What is your favorite part about being a family physician?
My favorite part of the job is helping people live healthy and fulfilling lives. I especially like that I provide not only medical care, but health maintenance and preventive services as well. It is a blessing that I can contribute to the health of my patients by preventing them from getting sick to start off with. I feel that my patients are part of my extended family and it’s my duty to make sure they can spend as many happy and productive years as possible with their loved ones. One advantage of my job is that I get to build long-term relationships with my patients and their families. In addition, getting to treat patients of all ages for a huge range of complaints and ailments, including chronic illnesses like depression, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, means that every day brings new issues and challenges, which is something that I thrive on.
What makes you stand out as a family physician?
To put it simply, I enjoy what I do and I am good at it. I keep up to date on the latest medical advances and technologies. I treat my patients as individuals, and I appreciate the importance of building a collaborative relationship with all my patients. I also like to challenge and empower my patients to be healthier versions of themselves. Honesty and respect play a huge role in my interaction with my patients and their families.
What would you most like prospective patients to know about you?
I would like them to know that while I’m not originally from the United States, I have made it my home and have lived here for most of my adult life. I love working here in Omaha, and I love what I do. I am also looking forward to welcoming new patients from all backgrounds at my practice and working with them to promote their health and longevity. I’d also like them to know I incorporate my Christian values into my practice every day.
Tell us about your family.
The proudest moments of my life were when my four boys were born. My wife and I love spending time with our sons, and we are active members of our Church. My boys are also football and basketball enthusiasts, so I like to play with them when I have time off.
Is there anything else you’d like the readers to know?
We take patient safety seriously at all times, and that of course has never been truer than during this pandemic. However, COVID should not be a reason for us to neglect our health care needs including preventive care, and this is where my role comes in as a primary health care physician.
If you are looking for a new physician for yourself or your family, reach out to Internal Medicine Physicians today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Haddadin.