From a media release: When her patient had lost all hope, Dr. Zeina Yanbeiy became that much more determined.
A rheumatologist with a multidisciplinary approach to treating diseases, Yanbeiy recalls that it took patience and firm resolution to achieve results. However, together, she and her patient were successful in turning his health around.
“He was dealing with uncontrolled muscle and skin disease, leaving him unable to swallow or dress himself. Understandably, he was in a state of depression and, at one point, was completely hopeless,” she says. “It took several months but with treatment, he regained control of his life. I saw him recently and he wasn’t walking with a cane or any other assistive devices. He had a big smile on his face.”
Moments like this are what remind Yanbeiy why she loves her work and to never lose patience, no matter what the situation may be. This positive persistence and a passion for approaching the problem from multiple angles helps Yanbeiy bring her patients to long-term success and a better overall health outcome.
Yanbeiy joins Harbin Clinic Rheumatology Cartersville where Dr. Nonyelum Ejieke welcomes her expertise.
Yanbeiy found a love of science early on. As a child, she became fascinated with the way the human body works, and that interest in science, combined with her propensity for building relationships, led her to the field of medicine. “I love connecting with people from different walks of life, and I felt that being a doctor brought my love of science and passion for people together in a very natural way,” she says. “I love rheumatology in particular because I’m able to build long-term relationships with my patients and get to know them quite well over time.”
Dr. Yanbeiy was born in Syria and her family migrated to Australia when she was 3. From there, they moved to Dubai, where she spent most of her life before heading to medical school in Jordan. She received her medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago/Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. She did her fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics in Madison, Wisc.
She and her husband are now looking forward to living in Georgia.