Dr. Erin Hekmatpour is filling in at the clinic

    Work’s already begun for Erin Hekmatpour, M.D., who is now seeing patients at Family Practice of Holyoke.
    Dr. Erin, as she’s known by patients, will be working in the clinic for the next three months through Docs Who Care, an organization that Melissa Memorial Hospital has worked with in the past. With an emphasis on rural hospitals, Docs Who Care fills short-term needs in facilities like MMH.
    In the clinic, where Dr. Rebecca Moore sees adults, Hekmatpour will see patients of all ages. “I love taking care of families,” she said.
    Hekmatpour grew up in Arkansas and attended medical school in North Carolina. She completed her residency at Rose Hospital in Denver, then spent several years at a private practice in Denver.
    For six years, Hekmatpour worked at a Christian missionary hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Back in the United States as of last year, she’s excited for MMH to be her first assignment from Docs Who Care. “I like to go where there’s a need,” she summarized, adding that rural communities tend to be down-to-earth, a quality she appreciates.
    Hekmatpour welcomes the community to come see her as she looks forward to getting to know residents and taking good care of them.
    During her time in Holyoke, Hekmatpour is looking forward to checking out the local churches and faith community. In her free time, Hekmatpour enjoys playing worship music on her guitar and jogging. While she’s serving here, her husband, Amir, and 12-year-old daughter, Yasmine, remain in Arkansas.

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