Dr. Farizani created the medical and operational foundation of Hillcroft Physicians, PA., and expanded the clinic and its mission to become one of the largest small group practices in Houston. Dr. Farizani speaks English, Farsi, and Spanish.
Dr. Farizani is actively involved with teaching— presently, she is the preceptor for the UT Arlington and UTMB Nurse Practitioner Program. Additionally, she has taught Baylor College of Medicine medical students and medical physician assistants. Besides being a dedicated physician, she is a mother of two, and her hobbies include yoga, cooking, and gardening.
Under Dr. Farizani’s direction, Hillcroft Physicians began seeing patients in the Gulfton/Sharpstown area, one of the most densely and diversely populated areas of Houston, known as the “Ellis Island.” The patient population in the immediate area typically had difficulty finding healthcare providers that are willing and able to meet their medical needs given the ever-diminishing reimbursements paid for those sorely needed services.
Hillcroft Physicians has become a well-known and well-respected healthcare provider to the area’s patient population and has served several generations of patients’ families throughout its existence. Hillcroft Physicians understands how to operate successfully and effectively in the mostly Medicaid-insured environment that imposes strict care delivery guidelines and complex medical coverage requirements for providers.
Dr. Farizani and her provider team at Hillcroft Physicians have a proven track record of successfully managing the health of Medicaid patients and eliminating the need for patients to seek primary medical care at a hospital emergency room. This is achieved by educating the Medicaid patient on how they can manage their health and successful preventative care strategies to mitigate illness, which also becomes the tradition for the patient’s entire family to model. This is not an easy task, given one of the most culturally diverse patient populations in the Greater Houston area.
Hillcroft Physicians provides high-quality medical services to numerous new and established immigrants from many countries entering the United States despite the many cultural challenges they must contend with. These patients present many medical and psychological difficulties and a complex set of regulatory requirements from the government agencies involved.
To accommodate its clients’ many religious and cultural preferences, Hillcroft Physicians employ medical and clinic staff who speak the patients’ languages and understand their cultural beliefs and restrictions. The U.S. Government, especially from 2009 to 2015, almost tripled the number of new immigrant arrivals because of adopting a philosophy of saying “yes” to a majority of new needy asylum seekers. Many of those newly emigrated found their way to the Gulfton area and Hillcroft Physicians Clinic.
This patient population’s cultural needs are always respected as many of them are receiving more comprehensive medical care than at any other time of their lives. Hillcroft Physicians addresses this challenge primarily by employing physicians, mid-level providers, and clinic staff that come from similar origins as the immigrant population treated. This makes the patient-care environment much more comfortable for the patient and supports a successful patient-to-provider relationship. This unique care approach has singled out Hillcroft Physicians as the benchmark for other clinics in Houston and outside the Greater Houston area to model themselves after.