LifeSpan Specialists - the leading provider of home healthcare and service to the elderly.
Dr. Mohammed Khateeb
MBBS, DPMEd (Harvard, UQ), FRACP (Australia)
Consultant Physician and Geriatrician
Dr. Khateeb specializes in Geriatrics (care of the elderly) and Internal Medicine. He completed his medical and specialist training in Pakistan, Kuwait, New Zealand and Australia.
He came to Australia in 2005 to join the Academic Geriatric Unit in Medicine (University of Queensland) at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, and has held consultant positions at Prince Charles Hospital and at Royal Brisbane Hospital where he was Director of Clinical Training.
He moved to the Gold Coast in 2009, attracted by its lifestyle and to fulfill a shortage of specialists who serve the ageing population. He currently holds a Senior Staff Specialist position at Robina and Gold Coast University Hospitals, as well as Visiting Medical Officer at Tweed Hospital.
Dr Khateeb has significant research and practice experience in diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders like dementia, including recent waves of younger onset dementia, acute confusional states like delirium and the management of challenging behaviours.
Dr Khateeb believes in early and comprehensive assessment to promote successful ageing. He practises holistic medicine, focusing not only on one problem, but the whole person with emphasis on quality of life.
He is particularly passionate about early interventions to reduce the impact of dementia on the individual and carers. He spends the better part of his time supporting best care and rights of the elderly in community, hospitals, emergency departments and residential facilities.
Though he has special interest in cognitive disorders, he specializes in all aspects of Aged Care including Parkinson’s Disease, falls, frailty, chronic pain, polypharmacy and complex medical disorders. He is also an advisor on maximizing supports at home or decisions to move to residential care. There is a recent demand for his expertise in testing mental capacity towards making decisions in legal aspects like EPOA or making a will.
He has also been extensively involved in the teaching of both undergraduate medical students at Griffith and Bond Universities, as well as postgraduate training of registrars in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr Khateeb consults from his rooms at John Flynn Hospital and is a Visiting Specialist at Pindara Hospital and Gold Coast Private Hospital, as well as Tweed Hospital. He regularly visits nursing homes, by arrangement, both in Gold Coast and NSW.