Anjuman-e-Asghari Medical News
Tuesday Sept 4 2012
Vol. 1 Issue 1
PulsePulse: News you can use
In This Issue

News you can use


Salaam Alaikum,


We have embarked on this new initiative to send our medical committee newsletter PULSE directly to you. We hope to contact you regularly.


Besides health related information, you will be able to ask questions to a male and female doctor via email link in the newsletter and we hope to respond back within a week!


Suggestions are welcome as well. This platform will also be used to announce any health related activities planned by Medical Committee (MC) or Executive Committee (EC).


Please use MC members for more information but never for emergencies.


If you want to opt out of receiving this newsletter, you can do so by clicking unsubscribe button at the bottom of this newsletter but we hope that the newsletter and the medical committee will become a good source education.


Thank you.

Medical Committee.

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Anjuman-e-Asghari is based in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St.Paul). It is a diverse community of Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslims and followers of Ahlul-Bayte (AS). We strive to bring effective communication and useful information for the benefit of members. Please provide us your feedback so we can provide maximum service for all.
Stetho-heart Living & wellness
Mission Statement: Increase medical knowlege of community members to empower them to lead productive and healthy lifestyle.
Diabetics on Metformin (Glucophage)


B12 deficiency is twice common in diabetics on metformin then those diabetic not on metformin. Common signs of B12 deficiency are rarely seen. Over the counter  supplements of multivitamins do not contain enough B12 to overcome this deficiency. It is recommended that B12 500 to 1000 microgram should be taken by diabetics on metformin. Please consult your doctor.
New recommendation for Whooping cough (pertussis)vaccine
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a division of the (CDC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is recommending that ALL ADULTS get immunized against pertussis (whooping cough). The goal of the expanded recommendation is to prevent teenagers and adults from spreading the disease to infants. In 2010, California experienced a pertussis outbreak that infected 9000 people and resulted in 10 infant deaths. The adult vaccine combines tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap). Please consult your doctor. 
Medical Committee
Anjuman-e-Asghari 2012


These names are for your information only please do not contact them in medical Emergency Call 911 or your doctor or your Clinic.


If you have a medical problem to discuss please email female or male doctor and you will be contacted.


Ansar Ahmed MD. MRCP (UK): Neurologist

Home: 763-478-6406

Cell: 612-207-3043


Fatima Jaffer: BS, RN, CNP: Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics

Cell: 415-377-0843


Mohamed Jaffer Karim: Pharm. D: Doctor of Pharmacy

Cell: 612-385-3723


Amir Monzavi OD: Doctor of Optometry

Cell: 612 483-1691


Abdulhussein Nathani: MD Hospitalist

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9677


Zahra A Nathani: MHA (Master of Health Administration)

Home: 763-550-2955

Cell: 763-300-9089


Shabnam Sabur: BS, RN: Registered Nurse

Home: 763-780-5411

Cell: 763-300-1075


Mohamed Remtulla

Home: 763-535-7006

Cell: 763-226-0528