Dr. Zaheer Khan
Dr. Khan is the Founder and President of the Center for Elder Care. He completed medical school followed by a specialty fellowship at the Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore. After leaving the National Institute, he worked in the mountains of Kurdistan for seven years. Dr. Khan furthered his education in the field of Gerontology, geriatrics, and end of life care in England, where he also became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). In 1991, he came to the USA and worked at a AIDS hospital in Jersey City. He then did a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from University of Alabama in Birmingham, while also serving as an assistant professor in the UAB Huntsville campus.
Dr. Khan has been a resident of Huntsville since 1997 and established the Center for Elder Care in 2009.
Dr. Khan has three Nurse Practitioners that work as a part of his team at the Center for Elder Care. The nurse practitioners are trained in geriatric medicine and work hand in hand with Dr. Khan to manage complex chronic and acute conditions. Dr. Khan makes daily hospital rounds at both Crestwood and Huntsville Hospital 7 days a week and is also in the office on a daily basis. The nurse practitioners make it possible for the patients to be seen in the office for same day appointments. Even when a patient is seen by the nurse practitioner Dr. Khan oversees each individual patient encounter.
In recent years, Dr. Khan has established a non-profit organization, the Center For Aging, that aims to improve the quality of life of the elderly population in Huntsville.
Julie McCormick, CRNP
Julie is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), who works in conjunction with Dr. Zaheer Khan to provide care for the elderly. Julie joined the Center For Elder Care in 2013 after completing 2 years of clinical training with Dr. Khan and receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Belmont University in 1998 and has had seven years of Neuro experience and eight years of hospice experience before joining the Center for Elder Care as a Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Julie is married and has two children and is very involved in her church and enjoys gardening, singing, and playing the piano.
Amy Hunter, DNP, CRNP
Amy is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) who joined the Center for Elder Care in 2014. She had 10 years of experience in the operating room and medical surgical nursing prior to joining the Center for Elder Care as a nurse practitioner. Amy finished her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in December of 2015 with a scholarly project focus of “Exercise and Fall Prevention in Older Adults” in collaboration with Dr. Zaheer Khan. Amy is a full time faculty member at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and teaches in the undergraduate nursing program specializing in Gerontological nursing care also in collaboration with Dr. Zaheer Khan and the Center for Elder Care. Amy is married with one teenage son. She enjoys outdoor activities and watching her son play sports.
Brittany Dochety, CRNP
Brittany is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP), who works in conjunction with Dr. Zaheer Khan to provide care for the elderly. Brittany joined the Center for Elder Care in 2019 after receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and completing her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked as a neurosurgical nurse at Huntsville Hospital prior to joining the Center for Elder Care. Brittany is married and has one daughter. She enjoys attending church, reading, and outdoor activities.