In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate "And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me" (The Holy Quran 26:80) To my patients 15,000 of them in 25 years whom I thank for trusting me for health care and teaching me about their illnesses Physician's Prayer Praise be to God The Creator of the Universe Who taught us, "Whoever saves a human life has saved the life of all mankind" (Quran 5:32). * Give us the knowledge, the skills and the will to serve fellow humans. * Give us the wisdom to comfort and console all toward peace and harmony. Help us alleviate human sufferings. * Give us the strength to admit our mistakes, amend our ways and to forgive others. * Give us the devotion to serve the poor, the hungry, the destitute and homeless with honor, love, dignity and piety, with patience and tolerance, with knowledge and vigilance, with Thy love in our hearts, compassion for Thy servants and desire for Thy mercy for all those who are instruments of Thy healing. (Amen) Shahid Athar, M. D.