Aliaa Makkiya, MD

Women's Health

Why did you become a doctor / dentist / behavioral health specialist ?

I grew up in a family that has different ties to medical field, which had an impact on my growth, but most significantly is my passion to make a difference in peoples’ lives that had the greatest influence on my desire to pursue medicine at young age, I joined medical school at age 17 years old.

What do you enjoy or find most fulfilling about caring for patients?   

It’s the privilege of taking care of patients and being able to make a difference in their lives or their loved ones.

What attracted you to a community health center for your practice?

It started during my OB GYN residency; my residency clinic during my senior and chief years were based at a community health center. It was satisfying to be able to provide all the tools to help patients that otherwise will have difficulty getting the care they need, from there I had joined the same community health center and I enjoyed that journey for about nine years.

If you could be anything else, what would you want to be?

If not a physician then I will be an interior designer.

Do you have children? If so, what are their ages?

I don’t have children. Till this point, I have enjoyed delivering babies and be there for my patients as their families grow bigger.

Do you have hobbies or a way you like to spend your time away from work?

Traveling, hiking, swimming, strength and conditioning workout, reading and art

Do you have a favorite book, movie or TV show?  

I can watch Friends at any time.