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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | January 27, 1991
Delegate W. Ray Huff has come to the defense of a Laurel doctor who practices holistic medicine.Dr. Ahmad Shamim stands to lose his state license to practice medicine because he prescribes unorthodox vitamin treatments for his patients, including many Anne Arundel residents, said Huff, a Pasadena Democrat.Huff has proposed legislation that would shield doctors from charges of incompetence based solely on the practice of unconventional medicine.There must be evidence of physical harm to patients as well, Huff said.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | September 13, 1994
After 19 months of forced exile from his medical practice, holistic doctor Ahmad Shamim is back in business, much to the relief of his patients.The state's Board of Physician Quality Assurance reinstated the Laurel doctor's license in late July and he reopened his office four weeks ago. The board had suspended Dr. Shamim's license for 2 1/2 years in December 1992, saying he mishandled the treatment of several patients.He regained his privilege to practice almost a year early after taking a medical refresher course and meeting other criteria set by the board.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | December 19, 1992
A Laurel doctor already placed on probation by state regulators for his use of holistic methods now faces the loss of his license to practice medicine for the next 2 1/2 years.Maryland's Board of Physicians Quality Assurance voted last week to revoke the probation of Dr. Ahmad Shamim, whose offices are in the 200 block of Fort Meade Road. But the board gave Dr. Shamim three more weeks to prove he has changed his methods and save his license.In an order released Thursday, the board found that Dr. Shamimwas incompetent in his treatment of 33 patients from 1984 until 1988.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | February 4, 1993
Doctors who practice holistic medicine shouldn't be singled out by the state for punishment, argued patients of a Laurel doctor whose license was suspended last month.About 40 patients of Dr. Ahmad Shamim, who prescribes nutritional therapies, packed a House of Delegates committee hearing yesterday to support legislation by Del. W. Ray Huff that would protect doctors who rely on holistic practices.The Anne Arundel Democrat introduced the bills at the request of constituents who are Dr. Shamim's patients.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | January 14, 1993
The state's regulatory board for doctors voted unanimously yesterday to suspend for 2 1/2 years the license of a holistic doctor in Laurel, but said he could regain his license sooner if independent peer reviews are favorable.The decision drew an angry response from Dr. Ahmad Shamim, who has practiced medicine in Maryland for 25 years, and from his patients, who have threatened legal action against the board."They have shown a total disregard for the patients," said Dr. Shamim, a general practitioner who incorporates alternative medical treatments in his practice.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | January 11, 1993
Time is running out for Dr. Ahmad Shamim.On Wednesday, the holistic doctor from Laurel must convince the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance that he has changed his approach to his patients or lose his license to practice medicine for 2 1/2 years.The board voted in December to revoke Dr. Shamim's license, accusing him of practicing incompetent medicine. But it gave him three weeks to prove that he has changed his ways.Dr. Shamim, whose offices are in the 600 block of Fort Meade Road, says he is being "persecuted" by the "mainstream" medical establishment because of his holistic approach.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Evening Sun Staff | March 8, 1991
Betty McIver says she would have trouble walking without the nutritional treatment she receives for multiple sclerosis.Paula Durcan says she would not have been able to give birth to her two children had it not been for similar unconventional, or "holistic," medical treatment she underwent instead of the hysterectomy a doctor had recommended.They have joined more than 100 other Marylanders in lobbying the General Assembly for a bill that would prevent a medical board from disciplining physicians solely because they practice unconventional or experimental medicine.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | September 13, 1994
After 19 months of forced exile from his medical practice, holistic doctor Ahmad Shamim is back in business, much to the relief of his patients.The state's Board of Physician Quality Assurance reinstated the Laurel doctor's license in late July and he reopened his office four weeks ago. The board had suspended Dr. Shamim's license for 2 1/2 years in December 1992, saying he mishandled the treatment of several patients.He regained his privilege to practice almost a year early after taking a medical refresher course and meeting other criteria set by the board.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | February 4, 1993
Doctors who practice holistic medicine shouldn't be singled out by the state for punishment, argued patients of a Laurel doctor whose license was suspended last month.About 40 patients of Dr. Ahmad Shamim, who prescribes nutritional therapies, packed a House of Delegates committee hearing yesterday to support legislation by Del. W. Ray Huff that would protect doctors who rely on holistic practices.The Anne Arundel Democrat introduced the bills at the request of constituents who are Dr. Shamim's patients.
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By ELISE ARMACOST | January 17, 1993
I should be dead by now.That's what Dr. Ahmad Shamim's holistic diet regimen seems to be telling me. Thirty-two years of hamburgers, ice cream, chocolate cake and fluoride toothpaste should have done me in. Not to mention that I've never had carrot juice or a side order of seaweed.You thought you were making progress by taking the skin off your chicken and striving for five fruits and veggies a day? Dream on. One look at Dr. Shamim's recommendations for disease prevention and you wonder how you're walking around.
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By ELISE ARMACOST | January 17, 1993
I should be dead by now.That's what Dr. Ahmad Shamim's holistic diet regimen seems to be telling me. Thirty-two years of hamburgers, ice cream, chocolate cake and fluoride toothpaste should have done me in. Not to mention that I've never had carrot juice or a side order of seaweed.You thought you were making progress by taking the skin off your chicken and striving for five fruits and veggies a day? Dream on. One look at Dr. Shamim's recommendations for disease prevention and you wonder how you're walking around.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | January 14, 1993
The state's regulatory board for doctors voted unanimously yesterday to suspend for 2 1/2 years the license of a holistic doctor in Laurel, but said he could regain his license sooner if independent peer reviews are favorable.The decision drew an angry response from Dr. Ahmad Shamim, who has practiced medicine in Maryland for 25 years, and from his patients, who have threatened legal action against the board."They have shown a total disregard for the patients," said Dr. Shamim, a general practitioner who incorporates alternative medical treatments in his practice.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff Writer | January 11, 1993
Time is running out for Dr. Ahmad Shamim.On Wednesday, the holistic doctor from Laurel must convince the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance that he has changed his approach to his patients or lose his license to practice medicine for 2 1/2 years.The board voted in December to revoke Dr. Shamim's license, accusing him of practicing incompetent medicine. But it gave him three weeks to prove that he has changed his ways.Dr. Shamim, whose offices are in the 600 block of Fort Meade Road, says he is being "persecuted" by the "mainstream" medical establishment because of his holistic approach.
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January 8, 1993
Good MedicineAn article concerning the medical practice of Dr. A. Shamim of Laurel appeared in the Dec. 19 edition of The Sun.The content is antagonistic and biased, as the Maryland Board ** of Physician Quality Assurance has sought repeatedly to suspend his doctor's license.In reality, Dr. Shamim is a credit to the practice of alternative or holistic health care. He has been a respected surgeon who came to the conviction that there may be a better alternative than radical surgery and/or destroying a person's natural immune system with repeated doses of antibiotics.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | January 4, 1993
The newest member of the county's Human Rights Commission wants to reduce prejudice in schools and increase tolerance among students.Shamim Sinnar, a 17-year-old Wilde Lake High School senior, starts her position this week as the commission's first student representative. She has all the privileges of being a commissioner, except that she may not vote in the commission's decisions."I want to improve communication so students do know I am the commissioner," she said. "Since the commission has no ties with the school system, I want them to know that they can come to me with concerns outside of the schools as well."
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | December 19, 1992
A Laurel doctor already placed on probation by state regulators for his use of holistic methods now faces the loss of his license to practice medicine for the next 2 1/2 years.Maryland's Board of Physicians Quality Assurance voted last week to revoke the probation of Dr. Ahmad Shamim, whose offices are in the 200 block of Fort Meade Road. But the board gave Dr. Shamim three more weeks to prove he has changed his methods and save his license.In an order released Thursday, the board found that Dr. Shamimwas incompetent in his treatment of 33 patients from 1984 until 1988.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | January 4, 1993
The newest member of the county's Human Rights Commission wants to reduce prejudice in schools and increase tolerance among students.Shamim Sinnar, a 17-year-old Wilde Lake High School senior, starts her position this week as the commission's first student representative. She has all the privileges of being a commissioner, except that she may not vote in the commission's decisions."I want to improve communication so students do know I am the commissioner," she said. "Since the commission has no ties with the school system, I want them to know that they can come to me with concerns outside of the schools as well."
NEWS
January 8, 1993
Good MedicineAn article concerning the medical practice of Dr. A. Shamim of Laurel appeared in the Dec. 19 edition of The Sun.The content is antagonistic and biased, as the Maryland Board ** of Physician Quality Assurance has sought repeatedly to suspend his doctor's license.In reality, Dr. Shamim is a credit to the practice of alternative or holistic health care. He has been a respected surgeon who came to the conviction that there may be a better alternative than radical surgery and/or destroying a person's natural immune system with repeated doses of antibiotics.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Evening Sun Staff | March 8, 1991
Betty McIver says she would have trouble walking without the nutritional treatment she receives for multiple sclerosis.Paula Durcan says she would not have been able to give birth to her two children had it not been for similar unconventional, or "holistic," medical treatment she underwent instead of the hysterectomy a doctor had recommended.They have joined more than 100 other Marylanders in lobbying the General Assembly for a bill that would prevent a medical board from disciplining physicians solely because they practice unconventional or experimental medicine.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | January 27, 1991
Delegate W. Ray Huff has come to the defense of a Laurel doctor who practices holistic medicine.Dr. Ahmad Shamim stands to lose his state license to practice medicine because he prescribes unorthodox vitamin treatments for his patients, including many Anne Arundel residents, said Huff, a Pasadena Democrat.Huff has proposed legislation that would shield doctors from charges of incompetence based solely on the practice of unconventional medicine.There must be evidence of physical harm to patients as well, Huff said.
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