Dr. Rabeeya Nusrat Joins Wellmont Medical Associates As
Internist, Will Deliver Care In Church Hill Office
Coming from a long line of physicians in her family, Dr. Rabeeya Nusrat was a natural fit to enter the medical
Now, Dr. Nusrat, an internist, is bringing her skills to the Tri-Cities
area, where she will help adults achieve optimal health. She has joined Wellmont Medical Associates and will operate a primary care
practice at the Church Hill office, 115 Garland Ave.
Dr. Nusrat will practice with her husband – Dr. Mansoor Tanwir, a Wellmont Medical Associates endocrinologist – and Dr. David Hensley, a Wellmont Medical Associates family medicine physician. All three physicians are medical
In establishing a practice, Dr. Nusrat follows in the
footsteps of her parents, a grandfather and many siblings.
“Initially, as I examined my career possibilities when I was
younger, I tried to pursue a profession that was different from my family, but
nothing sparked that kind of enthusiasm in me like taking care of patients,”
Dr. Nusrat said. “I think it was in me all the time, but it just took me time
to figure out that was really my preferred career.”
Dr. Nusrat was intrigued by the way the body worked and was
amazed by the process of healing. She watched her parents assess a patient to
determine the ailment and then prescribe a medication that improved his or her
“That really fired my curiosity, and I concluded that if I
am ever going to figure something out, medicine was going to be it,” Dr.
Nusrat. “I was inquisitive about things that do not have obvious solutions and
was interested in finding ways to help out people. That was my inspiration to
become a physician.”
Having earned her medical degree from Aga Khan University in
Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Nusrat completed her residency in internal medicine and
a fellowship in nephrology, with a renal transplant focus, at University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is certified with the American Board of Internal
Medicine and eligible for certification from the American Society of
Dr. Nusrat is an advocate of holistic medicine, the idea
other factors besides physical discomfort contribute to a patient’s illness.
She said it is just as important to check whether some social or psychological
issues are impacting a patient’s health.
She wants her patients and those who are looking for a
physician to know how much effort she will expend to help them be healthy.
“It may be that I follow up with them to be sure they are
pursuing recommended courses of action,” Dr. Nusrat said. “I’m motivated to
keep in touch because I really care about my patients and want them to
experience a long and healthy life.”
Dr. Stephen Combs, a medical doctor and chief executive medical
officer of Wellmont Medical Associates, said the physician-led, professionally
managed organization will benefit from adding Dr. Nusrat.
“She brings a positive attitude to her practice, and I’m
confident her enthusiasm will rub off on her patients,” Dr. Combs said. “She
comes to Wellmont Medical Associates well prepared from her training and will
have a breadth of knowledge she can share with her patients.
“At the same time, Dr. Nusrat’s practice will be enhanced by
working with Dr. Hensley, who has a wealth of experience she can tap should it
be necessary. Plus, Dr. Tanwir’s specialty practice touches on many health
issues that might be affecting her patients. We are proud of the diverse
medical care we are providing patients in Church Hill and are pleased to be
serving that area with high-quality, compassionate physicians.”
Patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Nusrat by
calling 423-357-1011. For further information about her, please visit www.wellmontphysicians.org.