Choi Chung, RPh, BSc Pharm
One of our values that we believe in is helping patients make informed decisions through health promotion and education. One of our aims with this interview series is to bring awareness to the different healthcare professionals and health advocates around the world and how they’re actively involved in bettering the lives of others!
We were able to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Mohiba Tareen, a practicing dermatologist and the founder of Tareen Dermatology. Check out the interview below as she talks more about her profession, her passions, and how she’s actively involved in health advocacy in the skincare field!
#1 Thanks so much spending the time Dr. Tareen. Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am a board certified dermatologist and founder of Tareen Dermatology in Minnesota. I’m a proud mother of 5 children and owner of the Italian restaurant, Amore Uptown. I am also a philanthropist and spend time volunteering in the US and abroad.
#2 What was it that ignited your passion for dermatology and skincare?
I am a visual person – diagnosing and treating based on visual and pattern recognition is like solving a mystery! I also love the art of making individuals look better with high quality skin care, fillers, and laser treatments. Furthermore, curing someone’s skin cancer via safe, in office surgery, is gratifying everyday!
#3 There’s a lot of skincare products on the market now-a-days. What made you launch the Tareen Dermatology line of products? How do they differ from the other products available on the market? Where can people purchase it?
The Tareen Dermatology line of products embodies everything I believe in – quality, active ingredients, not too expensive, and simple. As a working mother, a simple regimen that I can do easily, yet is effective, is key. You can check out my products by clicking here.
#4 Being a healthcare professional is never easy and most times, it can be extremely demanding. How do you find balance and what keeps you motivated?
I am honored to have the best patients – I often take care of 3 and 4 generations of families (young kids for eczema or warts, teens for acne, moms and dads for mole removals, and grandparents for skin cancer treatment). I have fun and smart colleagues, and I surround myself with happiness and positivity. Everyday, I am thankful for a great career and family.
#5 What is one of the top pieces of health advice you’d like to share with the public?
Everything in healthcare is about prevention!
- Exercise now to prevent cardiac disease in the future
- Use sunscreen now to prevent premature aging and skin cancer in the future
- Read and engage your mind now to prevent cognitive decline in the future
#6 Where can our audience reach you if they have any further questions for you?
I am easily reachable at @tareendermatology on Instagram and Facebook