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.
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!
Very professional, courteous, knowledgable. Very happy with getting in and out quickly!!
My visit was quick, but personalized. The prescribed treatment of the problem helped me right away. I was finally able to sleep during the same night of the doctors visit. The entire visit was literally 15 minutes.
Calm, direct, soothing and very professional. Great bedside manner.
I went to Physicians Now after suffering an injury at work. Rachel who made the appointment was informed about Workmens' Comp and what documentation I needed in order to be seen. The front office staff was awesome in facilitating my treatment particularly Ms. Burgundy. The practitioner I saw,Anne-Marie Millikin NP, was patient and sympathetic and astute enough to know that my injury necessitated a trip to the emergency room. I work in a doctor's office myself and I really wish the staff there could learn from the professionalism and courtesy of the staff at Physicians Now. Kudos!
Honestly I couldn't have asked for a better doctor to take my appointment.
Dr. Olisemeka was very warm and bright with a very comforting disposition. He had a foot in a cast and just "rolled" himself into the exam room with a great big smile that made it very obvious he was there to care for me and wanted no sympathy for his own situation(broken foot!). Every, single staff member that I dealt with was incredibly warm, caring and very professional. I was nothing but impressed!!
In and out visit no wait dr.O was great And answered all my questions I will definitely recommend to my family and friends :)
The doctor treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy. He answered ALL of my questions and ensured that I was as comfortable as I could have been in this situation. I started a new job yesterday, so I wasn't able to leave work to visit my regular doctor, and this was the next best thing because I wasn't treated like a stranger. Your practice will be my clinic of choice when the need arises. Thanks!
Muy bien me senti con mucha confianZa es muy buen doctor.