Pakistani in the Smokies

Afshan Rahman and her husband, Dr. Mohammad Rahman, have filled their Tudor-style Loudon house with furnishings and artifacts from their native Pakistan. The Rahmans immigrated to America in the late 1970s and visit Pakistan rarely now, since all of their immediate family is in the U.S.

It is my third day at my new internship at the Knoxville News Sentinel, and so far, it’s great! Similar to the last internship and Knoxville is similar to Lexington in size, culture, etc. I’m just trying to work it. This story is going to be on foreign-born doctors being primary care specialists in rural areas, the important role they play, and how they assimilated into southern culture.

By Emily Spence | Staff


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