Toll Free: 877-DR-ELDIN

اختر لغتك | Español
 
Florida Medical Tourism

Florida Medical Tourism

Florida Medical Tourism is a unique global service in medical care. It was originally designed to offer special medical services to global customers, specifically from the Middle East (Arabic speaking areas). The program was founded in the spring of 2012 to offer culturally sensitive medical services with emphasis on universal values and compassionate care.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 09:58

Cyber Security

So many billions of dollars are lost due to various cyber security breaches! The internet has made it possible for all kinds of data, such as Financial data, biologic data, personal data and health data to give few examples.

Once hacking takes place , the consequences could be devastating to individuals, companies, corporations and even governments.

There is so much ( identity theft) that is going around, with fake deals and offers online for jobs in firms, hospitals, unbelievable offers for business finance which all sound too good to be true! This will hopefully make you suspicious and as clock work , you try to do your due diligence and check out these entities that disappear immediately , their website becomes inactive and their phone numbers will have a recording ( you have reached a non working number which is no longer in service).

Lucky, before  your financial data is released to someone who would take you to the cleaners as it would be very difficult to recover what was stolen!

So, be vigilant and be aware of these tricks,none of the promised treats  as we approach ( Halloween). So education, taking precautions and apply appropriate firewalls and report incidents before someone else becomes the next victim.

So, cooperation among individuals, nations, with teamwork between public and private sectors is required and very badly needed locally and globally to avoid crippling systems crashing and shut down.

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

Wesley Chapel , Florida

Tel 877-DR ELDIN

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

President ,Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 09:57

Figuring out your ER Bill!

The issue of transparency in any business in general and in Healthcare in particular is taking front stage because of its critical importance to consumers. A good leading model such as ( Surgery Center of Oklahoma ) is forcing so many other healthcare facilities including hospitals to be transparent with their charges related to different procedures and services.

One good example , when Jon Doe was seen in the Emergency Room close to his residence ( he happens to be a physician) and after he signed in on I Pad all the forms electronically to initiate the services without being able to read anything , then he had an IV line put in and blood work drawn after brief evaluation by the ER doctor ( 45 seconds) , then had an X ray , then EKG .

Few minutes later , ( a Business office Representative in a suit) came along with a computer attached to him , then started asking questions about choices of payment , with best deal if paid in full while in the ER!.

When asked about the itemized bill, only few minutes after blood was drawn for labs, then noted to have a significant portion of the bill was due to CT scan ( Computed Tomography) test and patient then was offered to be admitted for 24 hour observation! , then it was clear when a certain blood  test was supposed to be added before the blood test results came back with additional ( $ 4300 ) charged to the bill!. Then patient asked to put a hold on the CT scan till a specific blood test was ordered and only if it is abnormal , then will justify doing the CT scan only then according to well known clinical protocol to be followed in these situations . The ER doctor knew that as he should not have been  reminded by an educated patient who happened to be a fellow physician!

Then the ER physician immediately backed off on doing the CT scan after the blood work came back negative and was no justification for the additional $4300  charges added and patient left ER to home feeling very disappointed that a fellow physician would attempt to sell an unnecessary test  which is costly and potentially harmful  with unnecessary exposure to radiation and IV contrast which could harm the kidney function and have possible allergic reactions!  All this for ( Job security) rather than doing what is supposed to be done which is taking care of patients according to established guidelines and protocols rather than bottom line revenue generation for the Employer!

The patient felt there was more business than medicine and he had to be put in a situation to fight the ER bill with the unnecessary expensive testing which has contributed to more stress when leaving the ER that when he first walked in even with supposedly good news with negative testing. It should not be this way. Transparent pricing for each service should be posted on the healthcare facility website to gain patient trust and business!

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

Wesley Chapel , Florida

Tel 877-DR ELDIN

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

President ,Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

If you live in Tampa  Bay area , you should be excited about the effort that is being done to make Tampa Bay a World destination for Medical Tourism. Why not, and Florida has been visited by millions every year ,so in addition to beautiful beaches and vibrant cultural diversity with places like Busch Gardens , Aquarium , Lowery Park Zoo and the list goes on . Tampa Bay happens to have great Medical Institutions providing World class  services such as Moffitt Cancer  Center , All Children Hospital with its International Program run by John Hopkins Medicine International, Tampa General Hospital where there are more Para thyroid surgeries done there more than any other facility anywhere just to name a few. Tampa is also a natural extension of Orlando as it is one hour straight shot on Interstate 4  in the heart of many Disney World attractions and Tampa International Airport is easily accessible directly without changing flights with the recent Lufthansa started operating its non stop flights from Frankfurt , Germany to Tampa International, what a great service to so many travelers especially those coming from the Middle East and North Africa  , just like Emirates Airlines opened a non stop flight from DubaI to Orlando last month!

This is expected to bring in a lot of folks to our home town Tampa and with education and improved culturally-sensitive services will help to bring lot of jobs and economic prosperity to Tampa Bay and beyond. Welcoming those visitors , speaking the language will be a plus like Spanish or Arabic for example will help to get rid of anxiety and put them at ease and feel home right away!

We have developed a pilot phase of  Wellness Tourism Program where anyone visiting our Tampa Bay can take advantage of while spending the day with us having Fun and also get a Wellness Check . So it is not only who are coming for a specific procedure or treatment, but their families and friends who are coming along can take advantage of this unique feature as everyone is being encouraged to get into healthy life style while enjoying the Sunshine State visit. 

Together, we can show case Tampa Bay to the world and will be delighted to provide and coordinate and streamline services to make a very favorable overall experience as we strive to do in Florida Medical Tourism.

Yes, tell your friends and loved ones to come and visit with us in Tampa Bay with us , relax while you recover , have a Wellness check and recharge your battery here in Tampa, Florida!

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

Wesley Chapel , Florida

Tel 877-DR ELDIN

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

President ,Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Thursday, 15 October 2015 17:35

Risk sharing versus Risk shifting

Are you ready and prepared yet? The risk is being shifted and being ( dumped) on the consumer , that is what is happening and became official. It is seen in many cases whether with the new credit card machines , if you do not update your machine, the risk will be shifted from the financial institution literally to become laid on your shoulder, similarly if you do not ( code it right ) referring to the ICD 10 coding  system , you will be delayed and denied payment for your professional medical services even in some cases with hiring professional billers that are well trained in this transition , turning again all the responsibility on the provider who are most likely will have most of the denials and delays in payment!

Similarly , with subprime mortgage crisis , when someone who may not qualify brought home or property and then the bubble burst , and the economy went into a recession, then millions of Americans lost their homes and properties with foreclosures that devastated millions  of families and businesses with effects of which still being felt throughout the nation!

So many people struggle to make ends meet and good luck jumping those hoops to make it on a day by day basis, with a significant crunch in the cash flow cycle which is going to impact so many industries , for example the medical offices give business to many suppliers of medical equipment and supplies, hires staff , pay taxes and contribute to overall economy. But those small entities that contribute up to 84% of the total engine of the economy , may come to full stop as the cycle of business is not moving and forcing so many to early retirement or bankruptcy! On the contrary the bigger providers are merging together( for example Anthem merger with Cigna and Humana merger with Atena insurance companies) to get stronger and richer with stronger control of the market leaving consumer with less options and more risk shifting on the patients with more out of pocket expenses , co payments for office visits, testing , deductibles to the point that people are refusing the coverage simply when they add up what they have to pay on top of their insurance ,they will not have enough left to feed their families or pay bills .

The rising trend of risk shifting is not good for consumers as there is no balance and sense of security left anymore . Everyone is afraid to loose their shirt if they get sick !. This is unsustainable and is bound to fail. We have to restore a well balanced model when we all enter into a fair and transparent partnership with all our providers and go back to fair risk sharing rather that devastating and stiffing risk shifting to the consumer with more options. That is why we advocate direct care model to cut unnecessary cost of third party involvement and advocate on patient behalf to put patient first rather that send them to the cleaners!

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

Wesley Chapel , Florida

Tel 877-DR ELDIN

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

President ,Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:16

Gate keeper Medicine!

Before seeking  sub-specialist help first the patient  needs an authorization to see a sub-specialist that originates from their primary care physician who is serving as the "gate keeper". No problem of having a gate keeper for cost control and monitoring utilization and outcome criteria, but the big challenge is when a free patient  is using his or her own choice to go and see a sub-specialist that he or she liked, got impressed with, or simply have been unhappy with the one they currently have. So, if this patient  dares to do that on their own, now the saga continues with a lot of hassle in the process. It begins by first getting the records from the primary care physician who would ask for the NPI number which is a National Provider Number  then they would ask about the Tax I.D. number for the business of the sub-specialist then would ask about the billing codes used and the level of billing for office visits. And then they would be asked about what tests the patient is going to have and when are these tests going to be done since the referral is only limited for a certain period of time beyond which would expire.

In the mean time, this courageous patient who is seeking help will be either forced to cancel or at least delay seeking help from a sub-specialists until seeing his or her primary care physician even if the patient confirmed that the sub-specialist is a participating provider in that particular insurance company. So the patient will ultimately not be free to choose even from the limited selection given to them and so many sub-specialists who will be blocked from the gate (i.e no referrals) for that patient even if they have verified all the information about the participating sub-specialist even after going  through the investigation and verification process. So the patients ultimately have no choice but to go where ever he or she is directed to only when the "gate keeper" decides to let them through!

As patient advocates and pro choice supporter for patients rights would be certainly violated or at least interfered with every time even when a patient attempts to get a second option for his or her medical condition. Eventually it will be up to the consumer to decide when and where to seek help that they trust without being dictated by the "gate keeper". Or even worse, deny the patients access to any sub-specialist especially with high-risk contracts would mean money out of their pockets if they refer patients out and usual message said to the patients "we will take care of everything for you, you don't need to see any other doctor." There has to be a better way where the main focus is providing the best care to the patients rather than collecting the most money!

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

President , Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Founder, CEO

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

Toll Free 877-DR-ELDIN

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:09

Whopping nineteen cents check!

The good news is, it's not a pink slip but actually has a few pennies to cash on that check. You figure you put a postage for 49 cents in an envelope and the paper work involved in processing the claim, paying the biller, and other assisting staff to prepare the letter and the envelope and all costs involved to comply within the rules to get in the end a few months later, only a few pennies!

It was once explained to me that when a customer leaves a penny as a tip, that would be an insult to the waiter or the waitress that served that customer. But if they have left nothing on the table, maybe they will have an excuse that they forgot to leave a tip. So either a pink slip or a check reading $00.19 would mean an insult to the provider or even qualify as abuse to the provider. 

The majority of good ethical providers have to be united and start collaborating together to complement each others services and offer alternative healthcare systems that is both satisfying professionally to doctors and full filling to patients. That would strike a great balance where the patients are getting the care that they deserve and the doctors are being fairly and directly compensated for their services in a transparent way. This would allow those physicians to keep their doors open, and would prevent physician burn out and abuse, protect patient health and advocate for better health at lower costs which has been already proven to be easily accomplished. 

One kind of wonders with the persistent annual increase in healthcare costs over the past three decades and more out of pocket cost to consumer and outrageous deductibles, copayment s and less and less being paid for those who actually deliver the care i.e doctors. So who is making the money in the healthcare market not billions but trillions. No wonder so many doctors are switching their practices into Concierge Medicine (direct care medicine). Where their once again in control of how they practice medicine, not being dictated by the employer who is mostly driven by bottom line (revenue generation) rather than doing what is right and ethical. 

We have proven in our Concierge Medicine model over the past five years that it is the way to go. Now both patients and providers have come together to reconnect again to preserve the dignity of the patients and the honor of the most notable profession on earth and not worry about the pennies in the checks! 

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

President , Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Founder, CEO

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

Toll Free 877-DR-ELDIN

Sunday, 30 August 2015 12:02

To Bundle or not to Bundle payments

Who decides who gets how much and based on what? Usually the doctors who fix patients and do the real work, now get paid the least. To give and example of how much, if a patient gets a heart attack and comes to the hospital by an ambulance they first go to the Emergency Room then to the Catheterization-Lab and is then evaluated for open-heart surgery. Post operation the patient may need repeated trips to the operating room whether to stop bleeding or to remove blood clots or to end manage cardiac arrhythmia which is very common as up to 50% of cases go through this. Some patients may need device therapy such as pace-makers for very slow heart rhythm which is common in the elderly who have diseased electrical systems as well as clogged arteries (plumbing). So the average stay of a patient with no complications is 5-7 days which could extend with minor complications to 10 days. If there are more complications such as recurrent fluid build-up (congestive heart failure) or fluid in the lungs (pleural effusion) that needs to be drained by using a chest tube for a few extra days so that may push the hospital stay up to three weeks or beyond. 

If God forbids, the patient develops a stroke post operatively or goes into acute renal failure, requiring dialysis or can not even get off the ventilator because of bad lungs or bad heart or a combination of both then you are talking about long-term care as well as a huge bill as a consequence.

Let us say the average bill for the above patient would range between $200,000-250,000 however guess how much the surgeon gets? $1500 if lucky and with bundle payments this amount is likely to decrease for the doctors as most payments go to the hospital. This pushes independent physicians to go out of business or pushes them to be an employed physician with almost zero job security as reported by many colleagues, they could be fired for any cause (reasonable or unreasonable). Even worse, there could be no notice and they could be fired on the spot only adding to their devastation of those great talented physicians who we already are suffering a shortage in. 

My humble suggestion for the future of care delivery to have a fair compensation that should be secured for those in charge of delivering the care,  i.e doctors. And not those who are controlling the flow of money and are getting paid with the top dollars according to recently published CMS (Center of Medicare Service) are the business executives, CEOs, administrators as physicians pay lag behind. Similar scenarios in patients who may have a slip and fall accident, sustain a fracture call EMS, go to the ER, are seen by the orthopedic surgeon, get surgery, get in hospital and post discharge rehab with all their bills being bundled. 

The best model to date that should be considered as a solution is offered by the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.com where a patient/ consumer shops for the best services and the best prices. To given an example

Arthroscopy bilateral knee - $5,300

Femoral-Popliteal bypass graft with vein- $10,700

Inguinal Hernia Repair- $3,060

Pace-maker placement includes device/leads- $11,400

Cataract Surgery (one eye)- $4,000

Hip Replacement surgery- $19,400

Simple fracture requiring open reduction - $4,455

Simple fracture, closed reduction with cast- $1,925

Laser varicose veins therapy upper or lower (one side)- $2,700

Adenoidectomy- $2,695

I remember very well about 14 years ago I was charge 24,000 for a six hour stay for an Adenoidectomy surgery for my daughter and insurance denied payment (citing it was a pre-existing condition!). Which I had to fight and they finally paid to the hospital.  There is a breaking point which is about to happen in the current healthcare system as it is unsustainable and would require adapting these models mentioned for the future practice of medicine. 

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

President , Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Founder, CEO

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

Toll Free 877-DR-ELDIN

Friday, 24 July 2015 08:47

U.S-Arab Health Cooperation

As the globalization of the healthcare is becoming a reality with the world becoming more interconnected through social media and internet on a constant basis than ever before in areas like (economy,energy,environment,security, etc.) and why not healthcare? If we all agree that health is the most valuable commodity and now there is a global competition to capture this growing global healthcare market, there are unique opportunities that do exist where you combine value proposition with efficient delivery of services whether through Tele-Medicine that now even is accessible from any mobile phone or physically traveling to get a procedure or a surgery that you need through medical tourism.

In medical tourism, patients now shop globally for the best services and best prices.

So what comes to mind for the US to become successful in getting the business of Arab health, there has to been common values providing the best care with respecting deeply routed cultures and traditions to make patients comfortable which will in turn contribute positively to healing both physically and mentally. It helps get rid of stranger anxiety and stress through proper navigation across the geographic, cultural, and linguistic barriers. And through professional services to the patient that are coupled with universal values of compassionate care only then will be able to gain the trust of the patients.

Trust is something that cannot be bought and was the most discussed issue when I had the pleasure of attending the U.S-Arab Healthcare Summit in New York City last June which was rather informative and refreshing to attend multiple panel discussions and presentations on hot topics such as Hepatitis C, Women's Health, early cancer detection, patient safety, and appropriate health screenings to reverse the very alarming rate of chronic diseases which are largely preventable by introducing wellness, proper nutrition, exercise, stress management and getting rid of bad habits such as smoking and physical inactivity. All across oil-rich GCC (Gulf Countries) and the rest of the Arab world, there is need to improve healthcare access at all levels.

With expected increase in patient mobility as well as physicians in the in-bound and out-bound directions between the U.S and Arab world with personal, professional, and human interactions which will foster better patient care, better U.S-Arab relationships and will have a positive impact on global health and peace.

I am a proud American with deep roots in the Arab world and as a physician I would certainly invite everyone who wants to contribute to fostering good and healthy relationships in all areas of healthcare delivery. I strongly recommend to mark your calender for October 19th for the US-Arab Healthcare Summit which will be held in New York City (www.C3-summit.com), and participate as a presenter, sponsor, exhibitor, or simply someone interested in becoming a part of the global community of collaboration and improvement of healthcare in the Arab world.

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

President , Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Founder, CEO

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

Toll Free 877-DR-ELDIN

With only three months away, specifically on October 1st, there are so many important events taking place that are going to for sure, impact doctors in several ways.

On October 1st, the new coding system (ICD-10) will go into effect with some 140,000 new codes and IT compliance issues to adapt to the new coding system.

Also, there are expected to be almost 100% CMS denial of claims first time around with delayed payments up to three months. As of now, there is only about 20% readiness for that major conversion . ICD-10 was already delayed in implementation from October 1st 2014 to October 1st 2015 and that date is confirmed.

So for certainty, it is coming on October 1st with a majority of providers that are not prepared.

Complicating the already decreased reimbursement to many providers that have forced many small hospitals to shut down ironically in rural areas serving the most vulnerable Americans who need healthcare services the most.

Also on October 1st, current credit card processing for machines have to be changed into a new upgraded version which is more secure due to a new chip being added to new credit cards for added security layer.

Additionally, there are daily automated reminders to be prepared for the cost and the consequences which, if your business is not compliant, this will lead to a phenomenon of (liability shift) which means that the financial institution will shift the liability burden onto the businesses. Rather than being a partnership that is mutually beneficial to the small businesses and financial institutions which is that backbone of the economy.

Coming to us also with the recent supreme court decision to uphold the Affordable Health care Act with expecting more millions of Americans to enroll as the program expands and as recently reported, that the cost of healthcare has exceeded the rates of inflation.

To add to the list of fast-changing events, there is a huge expansion of retail medicine with recent CVS chain-ought Omnicare for 12.7 billion dollars in early June. Then on  June 15th, CVS chain has bought Target Pharmacy business for 1.9 billion dollars adding 1700 pharmacies to its chain.

With increasing rivalry among corporate giants (Wal-Mart) moving aggressively into health care market as well, retail clinic hiring mostly nurse practitioners as providers, not doctors. Similarly, hospitals are doing the same as well insurance companies to cut down on overhead and maximize their bottom line profit. 

All these changes are happening at the same time and unfortunately affecting doctors and their businesses (mostly small) in adverse ways. Also after stating the facts, now we advocate solution being Concierge Medicine or direct-care medicine is the way to go!

As a matter of fact, July has been named the National month of Concierge Medicine. As the final decision will be made by the consumer, who decides where to go for healthcare, and by whom will be cared for, and how much it will cost for the care.

Over the past two decades, we’ve been advocating for patients, and now for fellow physicians who share similar values of transparency, delivering quality healthcare at low costs, doing the right thing for all patients we serve.

I invite all those who are interested in Concierge Medicine to get involved and take charge of their care and career. I welcome any opportunity to collaborate with anyone interested in pursuing the concierge of medicine as the most dignified way to practice medicine.

Feel free to contact me,

Dr Adel Eldin,MD, FACC,FACP

President , Society of Physician Entrepreneur, Tampa Bay Chapter

www.sopenet.org

Founder, CEO

Low Cost Quality Healthcare Program.

www.brooksvillecardiology.com

Founder, CEO

www.floridamedicaltourism.com

LinkedIN

Twitter. Adel Eldin @LCQHealthCare

Toll Free 877-DR-ELDIN

A very significant global event will take place, most likely on June 17, and extend over a month. That is the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

During this month, there is spiritual renewal, redemption of all good deeds and endless mercy from our creator — the great prize of which will be the ultimate freedom from hellfire.

From the minute it starts, more than 1.7 billion followers of Islam engage in continuous worship — fasting during the day, praying till midnight and charitable giving.

This month reflects on thanking God Almighty for his endless bounties by sharing with the less fortunate. At sunset every day, the breaking of the fast, called Iftar, takes place across the world. Food is shared, and people gather to thank God for providing it.

As a matter of fact, for the most part, anyone can walk over to a mosque or Islamic center and eat for free. This is the spirit of Ramadan.

Fasting teaches us patience, discipline, self-control and humility, and its gets rid of arrogance and impatience. It does not distinguish between the richest man or woman and the poorest. Everyone is to fast and feel hunger and thirst during the period from sunrise to sunset for a month to feel the pain of others and appreciate the blessings bestowed upon us.

With God Almighty's acceptance of all good deeds — including, but not limited to, praying, charity, helping the needy, feeding the hungry and serving the community — all of our sins are erased, and we become pure again.

There are many health benefits to fasting. It helps control chronic diseases and also helps with weight loss, thus cutting down the risk for cancer and many other diseases. Fasting gives the body its annual maintenance to shed dead cells. In fact, the Department of Health in England has incorporated fasting as one of its wellness strategies.

Additionally, fasting helps get rid of stress, depression and anxiety, and it brings peace, tranquility and happiness. So everyone is encouraged to practice intermittent fasting for health and wellness, and it does not have to be as strict as the Muslim practice.

Ramadan softens the heart to make reconciliations with one's self, family, community and the world, and to be a good servant of the creator, helping fellow man unconditionally. The celebration peaks during the last 10 days, as everyone looks forward the Night of Power on the odd nights, where the angel Gabriel and others descend close to Earth.

Then, you come to realize that this fast-passing month will end soon, and we say goodbye until the next Ramadan comes.

Then the feast of breaking the fast, also known as Eid al-Fitr, comes as a trophy, along with the celebration for doing a good job during Ramadan. It includes buying new cloths, parties, rides for kids and exchanging gifts with family members and friends.

Ramadan is a blessed month for all mankind, with so many physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. It is also a great opportunity to abstain from bad habits such as smoking, overeating, lying, cheating, backbiting and envy, offering a chance to transform yourself to be a better human being.

Everyone can benefit from Ramadan and make this month a special free gift to all humanity across the world.

Dr. Adel Eldin is the owner of Brooksville Cardiology in Wesley Chapel.

The many benefits that come within Ramadan 06/11/15 [Last modified: Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:15am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2015 Tampa Bay Times

Page 3 of 5