Dermatologist Dr. Masoud Mohammadi Discusses His Role In the Medical Field
Dr. Masoud Mohammadi is a board certified dermatologist and essential member of his local community. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne before completing his medical training at Queensland University.
He then went on to obtain his official certification from the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) – an accredited medical college and leading authority in higher education.
After obtaining the necessary financial resources, Dr. Mohammadi made the decision to open his own clinic. With an innovative approach, he is committed to educating individuals on the importance of proper skincare. He is currently in the process of establishing a new practice in Brisbane.
When he is not pursuing his passion by caring for others, he enjoys spending time as a husband and father. His free time is often filled with time playing with his children, taking them to movies, reading books, or continuing to share his love of learning.
What do you currently do at your company?
As a dermatologist and business owner my days are always very busy. I oversee all operations and remain up to date with the latest treatment methods.
What was the inspiration behind your business?
I always knew that I wanted to be in the medical field, but I was never exactly sure of my speciality. I come from a family of dermatologists, so I suppose that’s what piqued my interest in the first place. I now work primarily in general dermatology and treat a wide range of common and rare skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, acne, and more.
What defines your way of doing business?
My ability to help people. While it may seem obvious, many medical professionals are not always in their profession for the right reason. I take pride in helping individuals look and feel their best. Skin is often an overlooked speciality but it is vital to overall health.
What keys to being productive can you share?
I’ve always been a very punctual person. I strive to never be late, and honestly, I’m rarely on-time either. It’s very difficult to be late when you’re always early! But the best advice I can give is to always put the patient first. I try to never keep a patient waiting, even if it means skipping a lunch break or whatever. The patient is relying on you, so they come first.
Tell us one long-term goal in your career.
One of my goals was to expand my practice and as of several months ago I have achieved that goal. We recently opened in Brisbane. I hope to further expand throughout Australia in the next five to ten years.
How do you measure success?
I don’t view success in my field as some stationary, singular goal. The field is constantly evolving, and it is our responsibility to keep up with the constantly evolving methods and standards for patient care. Doing so requires persistent studying, and success is in the continually improving quality of care that I can provide for my patients.
What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed in your field?
I would say make sure you’re in it for the right reasons. Never enter the medical field for money or status. Our primary concern should always be the well-being of our patients.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
First and foremost, I prioritize spending time with friends and family. I enjoy traveling, often with family, and when I have free time at home, I like to read and write poetry.
How would your colleagues describe you?
I think my colleagues would describe me as passionate, hardworking, and knowledgeable – traits that I view as essential in this line of work. After all, how could you not work hard when you’ve got patients relying on you? And of course, as I mentioned earlier, it’s our duty to remain up-to-date on the latest treatment methods.
How do you maintain a solid work life balance?
Maintaining a consistent schedule helps. I wake up at the same time every day, have breakfast, and head in to work – usually an hour early. During that hour, I try to tackle some of the irregular things that come up from day to day, which typically involves calling and following up with patients. Doing that in the morning instead of in the evening leaves me enough leeway to stay on schedule for the rest of the day, freeing up my evenings for friends and family and everything else.
What is one piece of technology that helps you the most in your daily routine?
I would have a hard time choosing between my phone and my laptop. While I’m at work, I try not to touch my phone, instead relying on my laptop for most work-related tasks. But in the evenings at home, it’s often less disruptive for me to use my phone, whether I’m checking emails or taking my French lessons.
What is one piece of advice you would like to leave our readers with?
If you’re interested in becoming a dermatologist, please understand that it’s about so much more than the pursuit of a good paycheck. You need to care for your patients first, embrace the challenges, and be creative. If you think that it’s all about the money, you’ll never have the right motivations needed to maximize your standard of care.