A Vein & Laser Institute Employee Spotlight: Dr. Amjad Alkadri
Dr. Amjad Alkadri, M.D., CEO and Medical Director of the Vein & Laser Institute has been a major part of building the Vein & Laser Institute up from the ground.
What started as a single building with only one waiting and patient room is now a multi-service company with four locations across Northwest Indiana including Munster, Crown Point, and Valparaiso.
The Vein & Laser Institute offers three main lines of service: conventional radiology, medical treatment for varicose veins and vein disease, and cosmetic procedures. Although each type of service is unique, you can find Dr. Alkadri busy with any one of them throughout his workday.
“My favorite thing about my job is the variety. One minute I’ll be doing something very intense and medical-related, and the next second I’m doing something cosmetic-related. The different aspects of medicine that we provide are very intriguing to me, and there’re very few clinics in the area that can do all of this at once with great expertise,” Alkadri said.
Alkadri considers the Vein & Laser Institute to be a “one-stop-shop” for treatments related to vein disease and desired cosmetic procedures.
“Instead of traveling to Chicago for the best treatment, Vein & Laser provides patients with a variety of expert treatments,” he said.
After co-founding the company in 2003, Alkadri introduced innovative laser treatments for veins to the Region.
“I’m really motivated by technology and want to bring new and updated technology to Northwest Indiana. Our patients can count on us to be the first to bring them the most recent and up-to-date technology,” Alkadri said.
Spending his time at the Vein & Laser Institute is a joy for Alkadri.
“I love going to work every day, and I’m very passionate about the work that I do. If you can get up every morning and enjoy going to work, you know you’re doing the right thing,” he said. “I also believe that passion reflects in results.”
In the busy medical field, sometimes relationships with patients can be overlooked. This is not the case for Dr. Alkadri and his team.
“Developing relationships with our patients is extremely important. One of the reasons they come back and refer our company to their friends is because of the relationship shared. Our patients are anything but numbers to us. We care about them and are sure to provide them with all the time and attention they need,” Alkadri said.
In his free time, Alkadri enjoys spending time and traveling with his family. He also enjoys biking, playing chess, and volunteering his talents overseas. As a humanitarian, Dr. Alkadri makes time to travel to his birth country, Syria, along with other neighboring countries to perform interventions for those in need of medical attention.
“In most countries, the people have little to nothing. Giving back is very important to me. I was fortunate enough to be successful, so I enjoy helping those in need when and where I can,” he said.
Many great stories stick out in Alkadri’s mind, but one in particular stands out every time. On this specific occasion, Alkadri helped a man walk again by inserting stents in his leg. The medical supplies needed were donated by Alkadri’s company. Just a day after surgery, his patient was able to walk again, after waiting five years for surgery in his home country.
“It’s these instances that remind me why I got into medicine. It reminds me of the purpose as well as reignites my passion for the field,” Alkadri said.
Looking forward, Dr. Alkadri and the Vein & Laser Institute hopes to continue to expand and provide patients with the newest technology.
Alkadri would like to thank his wife and three children for supporting him throughout his demanding schedule and hours. He also would like to thank his fellow partners and co-workers for growing the once small business into a large and very successful one.
“It takes a lot of talent to grow and expand the way we have. I could never take all the credit for the growth,” Alkadri said.
If you are interested in learning about the many services the Vein & Laser Institute provides, visit their website at https://veinandcosmetics.com/contact-us/.