Welcome to Doctors for Healthy Communities! We are a nonprofit resource dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community.

Finding answers to questions about one’s health or about healthcare in general can be difficult. Through this online resource, you will be able to access useful, practical and easy-to-understand information about many different aspects of how to best manage your healthcare needs.

As our organization grows, so will the resources on this website, so come back often to see what’s new.

In the meantime, if you have questions please contact our president, Dr. Muhammad Babar.



Dr. Muhammad Babar

Dr. Muhammad Babar


Muhammad Babar is a physician who practices internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He is a local interfaith and peace advocate who strives to bring people together by breaking down man-made barriers. He is also president of the Muslim Americans for Compassion and a board member of the Center for Interfaith Relations, Fund for the Arts, Louisville Public Media, Louisville Downtown Rotary Club, Metro United Way and member of board of governors Speed Art Museum.

Email Dr. Muhammad Babar.

Dr. Waqar Saleem

Vice President

Waqar Saleem is a board-certified family physician at KentuckyOne Family Practice Associates and medical director for various long-term healthcare facilities in the Metro Louisville Area. He is also board certified in hospice and palliative care as well as addiction medicine. Dr. Saleem is an American Academy of Family Physicians Fellow, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and serves on the clinical faculty of the Area Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He also serves on the board of directors for Muslim Americans for Compassion, Elderserve, and the Louisville Islamic Center.

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Dr. Naveed Chowhan

Board Member

Dr. Syed Raza

Board Member

Debra Kay Harper, RN, BSN, CRRN

Debbie Harper is a graduate of Jefferson Community College, where she received her RN in 1990, and Indiana Wesleyan College, where she received her BSN in 2000. She has spent most of her nursing career in the field of geriatrics and rehabilitation, focusing on orthopedic, neurologic and chronic disease progression. Debbie works as a nurse at Landmark of Louisville nursing and rehabilitation center. She also serves as a faith community nurse for her parish, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Louisville, Kentucky.