Charles Rukus graduated from University of Maryland where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He then proceeded to undertake an international clinical training at Okonfo Anonkye Teaching Hospital, in Kumasi, Ghana. Charles Rukus further earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Respiratory therapy from the University of District of Columbia. He subsequently completed his training from Howard University, located in Washington, DC were he earned a Bachelor of Science in their Physician Assistant Program. He is a board certified by NCCPA and has been an Emergency Medicine PA since 1997. Charley enjoys racing motor cycles and spending time with his wife and 3 kids. Charley is highly favored by the patients and staff at Physicians Now Urgent Care because he is detailed and caring, and because of his keen sense of humor he has a way of making people smile.
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I absolutely LOVE Dr "O"! I went to Physicians Now for my pre-op exam for a surgery I'm having in 2 weeks. I chose to go here as opposed to my PCP because of the fast service and personal touch.
Great urgent care. Courteous and efficient. I saw Teresa, one of the PAs. Love her!!! Great staff, clean facility!
This is a great place that takes care of your needs!!! Thank you Evelin and Jury!
We use physicians urgent care when we can’t get into our primary physician and they are always very professional and caring. Very convenient to make [make a reservation] online and see estimated wait time. Highly recommend.
Dr. Olisemeka was very professional yet personable. He evaluated and treated both my daughter and myself in this very busy flu season. He also pointed out a specific pharmacy for us to go to in order to find a specific form of a certain medication which saved us time instead of going to another pharmacy to find that they did not have what we needed. He is very thoughtful and thorough!
Overall it was a very good experience. The staff was engaging and committed to making your visit comfortable. Dr. O was very professional and diligent. He exhibited behaviors of confidence and professionalism. Although there were many patients he was attending to, he did not rush through the examination and treatment plan.
I went there few times. I always been satisfied by the service. Clean place and friendly staff.
Great doctor with great bedside manor. Really did like him and would definitely come back. Very friendly had no problem answering any questions I had.
The office on Shady Grove is phenomenal!!! I, like most people, am really limited with time and had but 20 mins. I called and made an appointment for 10 mins out. Meghan in particular was exceptional! She had everything ready for me when I arrived and had someone ready to assisted me. By the looks of it, Meghan was helping 2-3 clients at once and had full control of everything needed to be done. Once I was assisted and taken to be seen, I was in and out with great information. The overall experience was 5 star! They completely understood and respected my time and moved with a purpose. I have visited this office before in the past. and have always had good experiences, but today was truly above and beyond! Thank you!
Wonderful, caring staff! I love that you can make an appointment online as well. They really take the time to access the problem and listen to the patient.
Dr. O is a kind man, and puts you at ease. His professional skills are top notch. He has enough experience to follow his gut in his diagnoses. He generates confidence and even when scurrying among patients on a busy day, makes you feel like his only one. I'm feeling much better but not up to writing a lot.
This is the 2nd time in 2 years I had a college son home from school with an upper respiratory infection. First time was on Thanksgiving Day. Today is Saturday before New Year's Eve. Both times the office was open, staff was friendly and efficient, Doctor/PA thorough and caring. Thankful to Physicians Now for being there when we needed them!
Kicking off my New Year at the urgent Care. Yes! Very friendly and was seen right away. Clean facilities, pleasantly surprised. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this was a fine experience... Especially from someone that hates.... HATES.... Going to the Doctor.
The staff is so friendly and make you feel welcome and are compassionate about your well being. The PA's and Dr's have knowledge and truly have an interest in making you feel better . It has become my go-to! You have less waiting time than at your regular doctor. You can schedule and you will have the full attention on you and what your symptoms are. They solved my Upper Respiratory Infection and Bronchitis with such knowledge, caring and with a personal touch and a tender approach and care - truly cherish the receptionist's and the whole team. 5 Stars! Much better than wasting time at the ER. They have an X Ray machine available. Better than any ER.
Dr. went above and beyond to help me. He impressed me so much I brought him cookies as a thank you!
The office staff was so kind and thoughtful and helpful. They informed me there is a closer clinic to where I live for future needs. They went above and beyond to share info about closest pharmacy and were so upbeat and kind. Staff were Meghan and Tamika. Waiting time was brief even on a holiday. And everyone was professional and also kind, which in my opinion is even more important. Thank you!
Dr. Olisemaka was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and prompt. He had a lovely bedside manner. I would definitely recommend him and the facility. It is clean and the entire staff is friendly, professional, and welcoming.
He is a terrific doctor who is doing an amazing job. Despite the very heavy workload he takes the necessary time to be thorough and clear with his examination and explanation. The patients who come under his care are very fortunate.
He was kind, understanding, very professional and immediately recognized what was needed to treat the problem. I appreciated that he listened to my input (i.e., prior experience with similar reactions) rather than dismissing what I had to say (which I have experienced with some doctors over the years).
The Urgent Care staff, especially Ms. Meghan and Ms. Amy, are always pleasant and efficient, no matter how busy they are.
I received excellent services from all the staff during my visit with Dr O, who provided a comprehensive exam illustrating superb listening skills to tailor my treatment with both dignity and respect. I was in tremendous pain, and Dr. O, tailored my treatment based on my recent and past medical history exceeding my expectations with all my 26 years of extensive medical facilities experience.
Dr. Olisemeka was intelligent, did not talk down to me, really listened to and thought about what I told him, and went through the appropriate differential process.
I came into this place with a terrible ear ache while on a business trip. The crew was very professional from the front desk to the doctors and the price was very reasonable. For what it's worth, this was the best urgent clinic that I have ever been to.
I've had two visits to Physicians. Both times, the staff were very professional from the front desk to the medical professional in the private room. The doctors have been very knowledgable, listen carefully to questions and provide good information. I'll go back - just hopefully not for a while.
He was very helpful and made me feel like I was getting the right attention needed since my primary care doctor was not in the office at the time.
Staff is great; always courteous and always smiling. I have never left out of Physicians Now with any unanswered questions or concerns. Dr.O both you and your staff rock!! Thanks as always...
Sheila, their nurse practitioner, was very professional and a wonderful clinician! Thorough and kind. Will be there again if the need arises.
Dr. Olisemeka and the team at Physicians Now are professional and caring people who take your illness seriously. Apart from the fact that you'll get seen much faster here than at a hospital ER, their Skip the Wait feature allows you to stay home until they are almost ready to see you. That beats sitting in the reception waiting to be attended to, especially when you're feeling really sick.
Was traveling in the area and needed an urgent care. This one let me sign in and then sent me a text to let me know when they were ready for me - no sitting around and waiting - it was awesome! Very friendly staff and great care.
I love this place because of Anne Marie, she's the best. She's attentive, smart, yet pleasant. Twice now I've left the hospital without proper diagnosis or treatment, only to go to Urgent Care and get everything taken care of. I want to recommend it to everyone but then again, hide it like a jewel. Good healthcare's ridiculously hard to find nowadays!
They were awesome. I was seen in less than ten minutes, they took X-rays, the doctor came in and explained everything that was going on The nurse was very nice. Would definitely go back.
We were in and out very quickly. The staff was friendly and helpful. The doctor that saw us was very thorough and straight to the point. We don't live in Maryland, my husband is here for work so we have never been to a Physician's Now facility and we are very pleased with how our visit went. Thank you to the Staff for being so professional and on top of things.
I've been several times, and found them incredibly helpful and professional. Very impressed by the service and attention the doctors gave me. Also the wait for walk-ins was impressively short.
Awesome staff. Very polite and efficient. I LOVE the NP Anne-Marie Mullikin. She is very kind and compassionate and really knows her stuff. Can I give 10 stars? All gold!
Fantastic Doctor! He asked the right questions and put my son and I at ease. He explained all procedures accurately and was extremely polite.
I've been here many times over the last few years for a variety of reasons and I always received excellent care. They've helped me with everything from pneumonia to ear infections. I actually prefer them to my primary care physician- I can go same day, and all the doctors I've seen (which is surely all of them by now) are thorough, personable, and helpful. The front desk is also as efficient as possible and they work very hard. Their nursing and assistant staff are also kind and helpful. There are also little touches that make it feel cozier- like candy around Halloween, and free emergen-C around flu season. Sure, a few times I have waited longer than I would like (evenings are busy everywhere, when the kids are out of school and parents off work). But if you call ahead to make an appointment, even if it's for an hour from now, then it's much faster. All in all, I couldn't ask for better emergency care at Physicians Now.
The service at Physicians Now was great! The staff was very professional and the physician very knowledgeable. Most importantly I received an accurate diagnosis and proper medical care was provided. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND OVER OTHER URGENT CARE CENTERS.
Recently i needed to be seen and couldnt get in with my primary care doctor googled this place up and found it convinient to my work hours.Check in process was quick and easy. Staff is very friendly and caring. Will return in the future.
Went in for full physical. CLEAN, QUIET and THOROUGH not really words one would usually associate with an urgent care facility but those are the exact words that come to mind. They did a great job! The doc was very professional and the nurse took my blood samples without me feeling a scratch! Yay!
I have being going here for a year and i love the people there.They are good with my kids and they love to come here.
Prompt, competent, empathetic help.
We just tried an urgent care for the first time. They treated my son a few times over the course of the flu which kept him out of the hospital. Staff and doctors are fantastic! We have had too many ER visits to count over the last 10 years. Thrilled to have this alternative!
I have actually been to this Urgent Care Center a few times for a few different reasons. I love it & love all the employees too. Everyone is so kind & takes very good care of me. Also I had to bring my daughter in once & they took very good care of her while I got my x-ray done. I would recommend them to anyone. And I will be back for sure well I would love not to have to come back but I am sure at some point I will need urgent care again & this will be the place I will go. Thank you so much everyone!!! :)
I have been to Physicians now a number of times and each time I have had a great experience with Dr. O. He is professional and extenisve. I will be back.
Awesome docs, great nurses, and techs who can draw blood without much pain.
The Dr was so professional. She did everything right in there and I was able to get my results right away. No problem at all. Excellent experience.
I found the entire staff to be helpful and efficient. They physician asked me enough questions to establish which tests would be the most beneficial to obtain a diagnosis.He quickly administered the tests and got me on my way with a prescription. There was no wait time and I was extremely satisfied with my experience. They even called a couple of days later to check to see if I was feeling better. Awesome!
Dr. O is a wonderful doctor! He is highly knowledgeable, extremely professional, and just a nice person. My entire family has seen him and each time we feel like he truly listens to what is going on with us and fully explores the big picture before making recommendations. We wish he would go in to private practice!
I've seen Dr. Olisemeka several times now and he has never been anything but wonderful. I actually didn't have an appointment today, so I called ahead and they were able to give me an appointment for just 30 minutes later. I was seen right away and Dr. Olisemeka was as caring as always. One thing I really appreciate about this office is that they will tell you step-by-step what you will be billed, so if an x-ray or lab might be too pricey, you can decline the service. They really seem to care about their patients and it keeps me coming back for my urgent care needs!
Very professional team. Got served in 20 minutes. Great experience.
Been to this location 7 or 8 times so far without an appointment. My experience is that it has always been quick and efficient to be seen by Physicians. Dr. O is great and pleasant. Wait to be seen by Dr. has never been more than around 20 minutes for me.
Great. Easy to understand instructions for care. Diagnosis was on target.
He is beyond professional. I haven't seen him in almost 9-11 months and e remembers me. He listened and gave wonderful input, especially with me beig 4 months pregnant!
He listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. He was great!