Asheboro’s Dr. Imran Haque Applies the Golden Rule to Medicine

Dr. Imran Haque is an internist with offices in Asheboro and Ramseur, North Carolina. A physician with almost two decades of experience his practice is called Horizon Internal Medicine. Randolf Hospital is one of the multiple hospitals

Dr. Haque is affiliated with.

Dr. Haque was educated Santo Domingo’s Universidad Iberoamerican (UNIBE). He graduated from UNIBE with honors, receiving a medical degree from that school in 1998. He also holds an MD from the University of Virginia. Schooling is important for a doctor, but praxis is equally important. Dr. Haque’s considerable experience qualifies him to treat diverse medical conditions. His practice offers physical exams, diabetes, and weight management, and cosmetic procedures like Botox injections and Venus Body Contouring.

When he first started out in practice Dr. Haque familiarized himself with the types of medical specialties that were not available in the Asheville area. That knowledge inspired the founding of Horizon Internal Medicine.

The keys to success according to Dr. Haque are a combination of financial and sweat equity coupled with persistence and organization. He also places great emphasis on networking and building mutually beneficial relationships with other medical professionals.

As Dr. Haque sees it, the union of technology and medicine has been a boon to the quality of patient care. He explained that greater and easier access to information makes it easier to provide coordinated care.

What he describes as, “A phenomenally above average ability to multi-task” is one of the qualities that Dr. Haque credits with his success.

On the subject of “If I knew then what I know now” Dr. Haque explained that he would be less quick to take people at face value. He tempered that remark by adding, “Do not harden your heart to mankind but also don’t let people take advantage of your generosity and empathy.”

Dr. Haque has adopted the golden rule, “…whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them…” as his philosophy of life. That should facilitate his desire to bring back the pleasant bedside manner something he feels is becoming a scarcity in modern medicine.


Idea Mensch’s “ Dr. Mark McKenna- Founder and CEO of OVME” article on September 8th, 2017 describes the character that has brought him to achieve such high success. An early riser who values family through special moments with the daughter over breakfast embarks on his day motivated and determined using active goal setting and meditation as core personal values. An active visualization is an essential tool to success as the author suggests a book to assist the readers deeply understand the concept. He then makes sure to spend his time efficiently by associating himself with people who challenge his way of thinking as evidenced when asked who his idols were. Elon Musk and Michael Bloomberg were among some that he mentioned.

Dr. Mark McKenna finds time to practice Jiu Jitsu before heading home. He values health as the article claims he is excited by the rate at which the public has stopped smoking.“Speed without direction is useless.” The doctor advised us as a lesson he learned on the path to where he is now. Being in a hurry without purpose will only end one in a ditch. One should thus prepare and plan as shown through his avid reading habits as an entrepreneur.

He is a licensed medical doctor in surgery and medicine by the Georgia and Florida State Board Medical Examiners. Originally from New Orleans, LA, he graduated from Tulane University Medical School and joined his father in his medical practice while he started a boutique real estate development firm called McKenna Venture Investments. This business he grew to launch Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title, Inc. which had a workforce of 50 employees offering turnkey design-build, finance, and real estate closing services.

His passion and dedicated advocacy to the society saw him actively participate in the rebuilding of New Orleans on the aftermath of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina through the redevelopment of housing despite having lost most of his business interests. He moved to Atlanta GA in 2007 to start ShapeMed which is a wellness and aesthetic based medical practice that earned him a distinction only 1% of MDs nationwide achieve in 2013.

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