Tayyaba Ahmed, DO
Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation who was born and raised in New York. She completed the BS/DO program at New York Institute of Technology and was trained at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Northwell Health Plainview Hospital and the NYU Langone Medical Center/RUSK Institute for Rehabilitation.
A board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, Dr. Ahmed is also a fellow of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society.
Dr. Ahmed is a contributing author to a textbook which is considered a staple during every Physiatrist’s training. The fourth edition has been published in November of 2018. This full chapter title reference is: Ahmed T, Chan I: “Pelvic Pain”, which is included in, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4th edition by Frontera W, Silver J, Rizzo T; Elsevier, Philadelphia, In Press.
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Why did you become a doctor?
Healthcare is a fluid and dynamic field that is always evolving but the one thing that stays the same is the Hippocratic Oath. As a child I always admired physicians because they stood by this Oath, doing no harm. Having the ability to treat someone in need has not only been rewarding but has also given me a purpose in life.
What is your approach to medicine?
I believe in a holistic approach to medicine. As an osteopathic physician, I use the main principles as part of how I tackle each patient, specifically understanding that the body is a unit and capable of self-regulation, healing, and maintenance, all the while understanding that structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. I like to approach my patient’s pain in an investigative manner. I try to step back and see what systems are playing a role in their pain and connect the dots. Pain is complex and often has multiple generators.
How would you define patient care?
Patient care is everything. It is really important that my patient’s feel connected to me. Pain can be very isolating and for this reason, its vital that patients do not feel alone in their treatment.
Do you do any non-profit or philanthropic work?
As a South Asian woman, I find it rewarding to give back to my community by writing articles about taboo topics that I treat every day. I have written for Brown Girl Magazine on Endometriosis, Vaginismus, and dyspareunia. I have also done social media events (Facebook Live’s), multiple podcasts, and been on many Healthcare panels for different organizations. I most recently had the pleasure of doing a Grand Rounds while abroad on vacation in Pakistan. It’s important that I give back to the community by doing non-profit work in this very niche field where pelvic pain specialist is so limited and not always accessible.
What events/topics/presentations for PRM over the last 2 years are you most proud of and why?
It is always a pleasure to speak at the Pelvic Health Summit as it is a nonprofit opportunity to educate and advocate for pelvic pain sufferers worldwide.
She completed the BS/DO program at New York Institute of Technology and was trained at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Northwell Health Plainview Hospital and the NYU Langone Medical Center/RUSK Institute for Rehabilitation.
At Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, we look at things differently. We consider the patient as a whole person, and we focus on the pelvic region because it’s the central core of your body. The pelvis is one of the primary regions in your body that helps your muscles, nerves, organs, ligaments and bones work together as a unified organism.