Dr. Ndudi Oparaeche, MD

Dr. Ndudi Oparaeche, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ndudi Oparaeche, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Englewood, CO. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

South Denver Rheumatology

9570 S Kingston Ct Ste 220

Englewood, CO 80112
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 86% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
more than 85% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 81% of peers

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Jos
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Nigeria Army Base Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University-Detroit
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Oparaeche has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Oparaeche's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Oparaeche to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Oparaeche's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Aurora, CO |
He did not really listen to what I had to say and seemed to jump to a conclusion as to what was wrong with me without listening to me. He was condescending and made me feel like I was wasting his time. I would not recommend him.
Littleton, CO |
Dr Opaereche is an amazing doctor! He's helped me figure out what is going on with me so I can have less sick days and more days living life. He also gives the best most painless cortisone injections I have EVER had(been getting them done for over 30yrs) in my joints. Fabulous doctor and easy on the eyes too!
denver, co |
I left the office in tears out of frustration. My frustration turned to irritation when he went back and forth between RA and Fibromyalgia. This doctor said my joints weren't swollen when they were.. After reading the posted reviews, it sounds like this doctor dismisses pain and doesn't take his patients' concerns seriously. I know he didn't take me seriously. Fibromyalgia is an easier diagnosis for him then he can dismiss the patient because he doesn't know what to do.
in Denver, CO |
He did not take my concerns seriously. He did answer my questions. My new rheumatologist listens to me, unlike Dr Oparaeche.
in Aurora |
I could not believe the experience I had. Despite presenting with swollen, boggy joints, Dr. Oparaeche was dead set on a fibromyalgia diagnosis, and when my tender points were not tender, he pressed so hard that I had thumbprint bruises. His advice to treat my condition was to "look up fibromyalgia treatments and tell my PCP what medications I want."
Denver, CO |
Dr. Opeache and his staff had a difficult time taking my complaints seriously. I felt my complaints were disparaged. He had residents from Rocky Vista Osteopathic College who had similar reactions to my pain. My new rheumatologist took my complaints seriously and is helping me get better. The rheumatologist also looked deeper into my complaints of pain, ordering xrays. Thanks to those xrays, I am now on the road to hip replacement with one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the area.
in Palos Park, IL |
Dr. O is a nice, capable physician. However his office staff is rude, incompetent and prone to making up whatever absurd stories they want to cover their inability to do simple things like call in a prescription. I've never seen such a consistently bad office staff. Avoid this group at all costs.
in Denver, CO |
The doctor is worthless. He recommended a surgery that did nothing. Wasted pain and expense. His two person staff seems nice at first, but quickly become rude, conniving, liars over petty things. I would give zero stars or negative stars if allowed on this survey. Don't waste your time, money, or health with this group!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Oparaeche accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Oparaeche has admitting privileges

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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