Dr. Chinedum Olisemeka, DO

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Dr. Chinedum Olisemeka, DO
Dr. Chinedum Olisemeka decided to focus on providing urgent care services after becoming a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He has a strong background in emergency medicine, having completed an emergency medicine residency at Texas A&M Health System. Dr. Olisemeka is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages at Physicians Now.Educational Background Dr. Olisemeka studied management information systems and computer science at the State University of New York in Old Westbury before attending California State University San Bernardino, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1997. Olisemeka received a master's degree in science in May 2001 and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 2002. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS) College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he completed his emergency medicine residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Professional Experience During his residency, Dr. Olisemeka worked for Southwest Medical Associates, Emergency Staffing Solutions, EmCare, King's Daughter's Hospital, East Texas Medical Center, and Georgetown Hospital. After graduating from medical school, he served as a contract emergency medicine physician for the Medical Center of Lewisville, Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Washington County Hospital. He started Physicians Now to serve people in Rockville, Maryland, and surrounding areas. Professional and Academic Achievement In addition to his certification as an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Olisemeka is also certified as an instructor for advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, advanced trauma life support, and pediatric advanced life support. He was awarded the Dr. V. Gladys Shutt Memorial Award in 2000 and appeared in the 2001 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Dr. Olisemeka served as a teaching assistant and undergraduate teaching fellow at WUHS. He was also a differential diagnosis facilitator for first- and second-year medical students from 1999 to 2001.

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Dr. Olisemeka's Care Philosophy

Dr. Olisemeka is dedicated to helping the members of his communty. He served as a volunteer at Riverside Regional County Hospital, Pomona Coalition Health Action Team, and Montclair Community Clinic from 1996 through 1999. He was also the associate EMS medical director for the Belton EMS/fire department in Belton, Texas. Dr. Olisemeka started Physicians Now so Rockville residents would not have to spend hours in crowded emergency rooms to get the treatment they need for infections, asthma attacks, broken bones, animal bites, and other acute illnesses and injuries. Dr. Olisemeka is also committed to ensuring Rockville residents have access to the services they need to manage chronic medical conditions.

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Physicians Now Urgent Care Center15215 Shady Grove Rd Ste 100
Rockville, MD 20850
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Dr. Olisemeka Says:

Just a couple of our patient testimonials:

Carina S.

Recently I needed to be seen and couldn't get in with my primary care doctor googled this place up and found it convenient to my work hours. Check in process was quick and easy. Staff is very friendly and caring. Will return in the future.

Wendy A.

We just tried an urgent care for the first time. They

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Dr. Olisemeka's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    10 to 15 minutes
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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.
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    Dr. Olisemeka says...

    Dr. Chinedum Olisemeka decided to focus on providing urgent care services after becoming a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He has a strong background in emergency medicine, having completed an emergency medicine residency at Texas A&M Health System. Dr. Olisemeka is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages at Physicians Now.Educational Background

    Dr. Olisemeka studied management information systems and computer science at the State University of New York in Old Westbury before attending California State University San Bernardino, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1997. Olisemeka received a master's degree in science in May 2001 and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 2002. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS) College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he completed his emergency medicine residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.

    Professional Experience

    During his residency, Dr. Olisemeka worked for Southwest Medical Associates, Emergency Staffing Solutions, EmCare, King's Daughter's Hospital, East Texas Medical Center, and Georgetown Hospital. After graduating from medical school, he served as a contract emergency medicine physician for the Medical Center of Lewisville, Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Washington County Hospital. He started Physicians Now to serve people in Rockville, Maryland, and surrounding areas.

    Professional and Academic Achievement

    In addition to his certification as an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Olisemeka is also certified as an instructor for advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, advanced trauma life support, and pediatric advanced life support. He was awarded the Dr. V. Gladys Shutt Memorial Award in 2000 and appeared in the 2001 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Dr. Olisemeka served as a teaching assistant and undergraduate teaching fellow at WUHS. He was also a differential diagnosis facilitator for first- and second-year medical students from 1999 to 2001.

    Dr. Olisemeka's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Olisemeka is dedicated to helping the members of his communty.  He served as a volunteer at Riverside Regional County Hospital, Pomona Coalition Health Action Team, and Montclair Community Clinic from 1996 through 1999. He was also the associate EMS medical director for the Belton EMS/fire department in Belton, Texas. Dr. Olisemeka started Physicians Now so Rockville residents would not have to spend hours in crowded emergency rooms to get the treatment they need for infections, asthma attacks, broken bones, animal bites, and other acute illnesses and injuries. Dr. Olisemeka is also committed to ensuring Rockville residents have access to the services they need to manage chronic medical conditions.

    Dr. Olisemeka says...

    Dr. Chinedum Olisemeka decided to focus on providing urgent care services after becoming a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He has a strong background in emergency medicine, having completed an emergency medicine residency at Texas A&M Health System. Dr. Olisemeka is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages at Physicians Now.

    Dr. Olisemeka says...

    In addition to his certification as an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Olisemeka is also certified as an instructor for advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, advanced trauma life support, and pediatric advanced life support. He was awarded the Dr. V. Gladys Shutt Memorial Award in 2000 and appeared in the 2001 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Dr. Olisemeka served as a teaching assistant and undergraduate teaching fellow at WUHS. He was also a differential diagnosis facilitator for first- and second-year medical students from 1999 to 2001.

    Dr. Olisemeka says...

    Just a couple of our patient testimonials:

    Carina S.

    Recently I needed to be seen and couldn't get in with my primary care doctor googled this place up and found it convenient to my work hours. Check in process was quick and easy. Staff is very friendly and caring. Will return in the future.

    Wendy A.

    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!

    Elizabeth F.

    Dr. Olisemeka's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Emergency Medicine
    •  Board certified in Emergency Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Emergency Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Allergies
    • Animal Bite
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • Chest Pain
    • Cholesterol Diseases
    • Common Cold
    • Dehydration
    • Diabetes
    • Fracture
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Injuries
    • Laceration
    • Motor Vehicle Accident
    • Nausea
    • Pneumonia
    • Respiratory Diseases
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Skin Disorders
    • Vomiting
    • Work-Related Injuries

    Education

    • Medical School
      Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences

      Graduated in 2002

    • Residency Hospital
      Scott and White Memorial Hospital

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Emergency Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Biopsy
    • Central Line Insertion
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Immunization
    • Joint Injection
    • Laceration Repair
    • Mole Removal
    • Pap Smear
    • Pelvic Exams
    • Physical Examination
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Stitches
    • Urinalysis
    • Vaccination
    • Wart Removal
    • Wound Care and Management
    • Wound Repair