Dr. Obafemi Okuwobi uses his extensive clinical experience to ensure everyone who visits Physicians Now receives high-quality care. As an active member of his community, Dr. Okuwobi understands the importance of educating people about health issues and treating patients with compassion and respect. At Physicians Now, Dr. Okuwobi evaluates and treats adults and children who have acute illnesses and injuries. He also provides preventive care to a diverse population.
Dr. Okuwobi completed an internship in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, and medicine at Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria before joining Kingsmill Hospital in Nottingham, United Kingdom for his orthopedics and trauma residency. He also completed an orthopedics and trauma residency at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom. Dr. Okuwobi gained additional experience in general surgery at Dewsbury District Hospital, Glenfield Hospital, Newham General Hospital, and Hemel Hempstead Hospital. Before leaving the United Kingdom, Dr. Okuwobi served as the senior house officer of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hertfordshire.
Upon his arrival in the United States, Dr. Okuwobi completed residency training at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York, where he served as chief resident in his third year. He served as an assistant professor of clinical family medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine before starting Milestone Pediatrics & Family Medicine with his wife. While acting as the clinical director of this busy practice, he saw 40 to 50 patients per day.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Okuwobi has delivered presentations on breastfeeding promotion, cervical cancer screening practices, and cryoglobulinemia, a group of conditions that damages the blood vessels of the circulatory system. In 2002, his letter on reducing barriers to breastfeeding appeared in the “American Family Physician” journal. His article, “An Overview of Belly’s Palsy, Including the Efficacy of Drug Therapy,” appeared in the March 2003 issue of “Family Practice Recertification Journal.” Dr. Okuwobi also contributed to a chapter of the “Sports Medicine Secrets” textbook.
Dr. Okuwobi is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has served as a member of several professional committees. As chief resident, he gained experience teaching medical students and physician assistant students in a clinical setting. He also organized and managed residents’ resources in an ethnically diverse program, giving him the skills needed to work with a diverse patient population.