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Skypoint Medical Center grows in Schaumburg

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  • Dr. Sameer M. Naseeruddin

      Dr. Sameer M. Naseeruddin

 
 

An interview with Dr. Sameer M. Naseeruddin, owner of Skypoint Medical Center in Schaumburg.

Q: Describe your business. What do you do?

A: My primary focus is vein care and internal medicine.

Q: What made you start your business?

A: I had a desire to be self-employed and work for myself. I thought, why not work hard and smart for myself with unlimited potential.

Q: What has been the most difficult obstacle in running or starting a small business?

A: Findings means to reduce costs and maximize returns.

Q: What do you enjoy most about operating your business?

A: What I enjoy most about my business is taking care of patients and really getting to know them as if they are a part of our family. I also enjoy the entrepreneurial aspect of operating a business that involves taking risks and moving forward as a team.

Q: Is this what you pictured yourself doing when you were young? When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: Yes, I did picture myself being a doctor when I was young; although, I did not realize that I would enjoy entrepreneurship so much.

Q: What keeps you up at night?

A: Making sure I made the right decisions for my patients and they are well taken care of. I am a physician first.

Q: As a local business, what has been your company's biggest obstacle during the recession?

A: Our biggest challenge has been strategic management of overhead costs and utilization, while continuing to provide premium quality health care.

Q: What is one important tip you would give someone just starting a business today?

A: I would advise someone to really understand their business model and develop a comprehensive business plan that includes a vision statement for growth over the next 5 to 10 years.

Q: How has business been this past year?

A: We have expanded, diversified and experienced progressive growth. It's been our biggest year ever of growth.

Q: Who has had the most influence in your life?

A: My wife. She has been an excellent counsel who has provided me with valuable feedback, brilliant advice, and support in making business decisions.

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