I was born and raised in Nigeria. The poor health care in my native country challenged and motivated me to pursue a career in medicine, and I was awarded a scholarship by the Nigerian government to do so. I came to the United States in 1976 and completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, followed by a master’s degree at Oregon State University. From there I completed a four-year medical education program at Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa; an internship in Athens, Ohio; and a family medicine residency at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. I joined Kaiser Permanente NW in 1989 and have not regretted that decision.
About my practice
I put my heart and soul into the practice of medicine. We providers must earn the trust of our patients. They know when we care and when we don't. I love people, and I still enjoy patient care. As a family physician here at Kaiser Permanente, I provide a broad spectrum of care for our members. KP family physicians enjoy great support from the specialists on staff, which helps to ease the burden in the management of complicated cases.
How I thrive
I am a Christian by faith, and I do my best to live by example. I am married with three grown boys and a daughter. We are a soccer family. I am also the vice president of a non-profit organization called Glad Tidings Ministries. Over the years, we have done a lot of charitable work in the southern part of Nigeria, providing free medical care, poultry and fish farming, economic empowerment through micro-loan programs, and clean water via borehole wells.