“I’ve sat where my patients sit today,” said Dr. Harjee. “I know that illness can be overwhelming, and as a physician, it’s vitally important that my patients know they are respected, that I will listen to their concerns and I am there to care for them in the good times, as well as the bad.”
Optimal wellness is something that Dr. Harjee feels strongly needs be to part of every patient’s long-term care plan. “A variety of data is necessary to create a bottom line from which we can create a “blueprint” that will optimize the patient’s health and wellness.” Action items often center around doctor directed diet, exercise, supplements and medications.
In the end, individualized care is at the center of everything that Harjee does. “I like to say we practice concierge medicine, without the concierge price,” said Dr. Harjee. “I am here 24/7 for my patients, including after hour calls, walk-in and same day appointments. Come see me last – this will be the place you will want to be.”
Dr. Harjee is a board-certified internist, a certified civil surgeon, cancer survivor and a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. She is a founder of First Medical Care, Inc., is a past president of the DeKalb Medical Society and speaks English, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Swahili.
She is active in the community, serving on the board of the DeKalb Medical Center, the advisory board of UNICEF’s Campaign USA. Since 1992, Dr. Harjee has conducted bone marrow drives for minorities with the National Marrow Donor Program.
Dr. Harjee serves as an adjunct professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a “Top Doc” and has received numerous other awards for her medical practice and service in the community, including the Excellence in Teaching Award from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Morehouse School of Medicine, the Julius McCurdy Service Award from DeKalb Medical Society, the Louis Sullivan Community Service Award from Raksha, and the Patient’s Choice Award for Excellence in Practice.