HSHS Medical Group is pleased to award Osman Mahdi Babikir, MD, FACS, FRCSI, with our November Provider of the Month Award. Dr. Mahdi Babikir is a general, minimally invasive and robotic surgeon at HSHS Medical Group General Surgery in Breese, Illinois. He has been with HSHS Medical Group since October 2019.
The Provider of the Month is chosen from nominations submitted by fellow HSHS Medical Group team members. Dr. Mahdi Babikir’s nominator submitted his name on behalf of a patient and her husband. “While having lunch with them, they began to share their story of being a patient of Dr. Mahdi Babikir at St. Joseph’s Breese,” his nominator said. “They stated he introduced himself in a way that made them feel very comfortable”. They were both amazed by his thoroughness upon each visit to the patient’s room. He explained everything that was happening through discussion with pamphlets, and a few times was drawing pictures on the white board for a more thorough explanation. Dr. Mahdi Babikir went above and beyond for this patient/family. They were truly appreciative to him and want to tell everyone to use him as their surgeon.”
Dr. Mahdi Babikir’s favorite part of his job is when he’s able to use his knowledge and skills to address his patients’ surgical issues. “When I treat my patients, I like to look at the entire picture,” he said. “My patients have families, friends and careers that are also being affected, and I like to keep that in perspective. I can appreciate all those who help me in providing the best care possible. I couldn’t do what I do without them!
“I believe in treating all patients with respect, regardless of their background or current situation,” Dr. Mahdi Babikir said. “I strive to provide the best care for everyone I encounter. I enjoy perfecting my skills and researching innovative techniques, so I can provide a high level of care here at Breese.”
Dr. Mahdi Babikir said his guiding principles include teamwork and good communication with his patients, families and team. “I want to make sure my patients and their families feel comfortable and know that I am always here for them if I’m needed,” he added.
When away from work, Dr. Mahdi Babikir enjoys watching and playing soccer and playing the lute.