Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD

Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD

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Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Largo, FL. Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo has more experience with Headache, Epilepsy, and Neurodegenerative Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Petersburg General Hospital and Largo Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo to book an appointment.

Locations

Florida Neurology Clinics

Florida Neurology Clinics1258 West Bay Dr Ste H Largo, FL 33770
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital Saint Petersburg, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo

3.1

Based on 29 ratings

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We love Dr.Obi! Yes, his wait times are long but he has been my daughter's biggest cheerleader through her issues. I would highly recommend him -we do not mind waiting when his attention is totally on you when you are there. His office staff are lovely as well.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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chigby – May 18, 2021
He has saved my sanity. After many Doctors it was wonderful to find one that knew exactly what I needed. He listens to your life not just your illness. He made life livable again. He takes his time to know me as the complete patient. He does this with every patient. Would wait as long as it takes to see him. Yes, he does run late, don't care. Know he is caring for others as much as he is caring for me. Couldn't ask for a more compassionate, caring Physician. Would give more star if possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kimberly M. – Mar 04, 2021
Worth the Wait!!! He takes time with every patient so you have to wait your turn. If you can't wait, call ahead or take a lesser neurologist. His heart is gold and he genuinely cares for his patients. His time is stretched as far as he can because of his passion for every single patient. He will be your #1 advocate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carrie Carty – Feb 15, 2020
Dr Obi is very knowledgeable and is easy to talk to. He is a good listener. He will resolve your issue.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Eric Romano Zolaski – Dec 26, 2019
This man is the most devoted, dedicated doctor I've met in FL. He takes time with you and will listen to you. He has helped me with my migraines and they seem to happen less frequently. His staff are helpful and they remember you. You are not just another person walking in. I recommend Dr Obi and his excellent staff to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Peggy Wheeler – Nov 16, 2019
He saved my life.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
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Kay Marinari – Aug 14, 2019
Dr. Obi is a dedicated Doctor... Very Kind and we thank him for SAVING my husband's life from a BRAIN STEM STROKE... We can't THANK HIM ENOUGH.. He is a WONDERFUL MAN... GOD has shaped a WONDERFUL, CARING AND COMPASSIONATE SOUL... WE LOVE HIM.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Glenn and Elizabeth Hartman in Belleair Bluffs, FL – Apr 20, 2019
I think he's marvelous. And yes, apparently, he is always late. The lateness is inconvenient, at best. However, I'd rather have a guy that cares than one who's shipping everyone through like cattle. I trust him and I'm not quick to trust doctors.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Jocelyn in Largo, FL – Nov 16, 2018
I went to an appointment at 1pm and it was completely empty except for the receptionist. After waiting over an hour with still not being seen and no one else walking in, i asked the receptionist how much longer. She said maybe another 30+ minutes before he GETS THERE! I was NOT told he wasn't even there.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Annoyed woman – Jul 24, 2018
I saw Dr. Obi for myasthenia gravis, a very rare neuromuscular disease. He was very thorough and he took his time with me, once he got to his office. His major fault: He is NEVER on time, often making me sit in his office to wait for 2-4 hours when I was his first patient of the day. He IS a very good doctor and worth the wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Stephanie in Creston – Apr 26, 2018
It has been the worst experience my mom and I have ever been through to hear.for five mimutes pf results ever put on anyone I have ever seen..arrived 3 pm and left at 800 pm Nobody has the right or disrespect to treat patients in that manner no what kind of king he thinks he is Needs to be investigated for failire of his duties Needless to say you can say good bye
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Jean walker in Florida – Jan 02, 2018
My 83 yr old mother had a 3:30 appt and was seen at 7 pm for 15 minutes. This was her second visit. The first visit dr was late over 2 hrs too. The office staff says he was at the hospital both times. Uncalled for to have an 83 yr old get home at 8:30pm. She had to have DART come back to get her. No light outside the door and told it attracts bugs when you complain. Not sending my mom back. Good luck.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Bay Shore – Dec 31, 2017
Dr. Obi cares about each patient very much. He isn't like American doctors and believes that he must take time with each patient. The clock doesn't seem to matter to him. He will go without sleep in order to spend the amount of time he thinks appropriate for each patient and family. His judgement is good, excellent, rather, and he cares where other neurologists don't. He'll call other doctors during an appointment to secure better care for you or try a new method or prescription, anything to get
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Largo, FL – May 22, 2017
The lack of communication from Dr Okonkwo-Onuigbo in the care of mother makes me question his compassion and professionalism.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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Georgiana Vita in Lexington, VA – Oct 30, 2016
He is very smart. I trust him with my life. He went over scans that another neuro misdiagnosed and caught it right away even based off my symptoms. He takes his time with every patient so sometimes the wait is long but hrs very great at what he does.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Jennifer K in St.Petersburg, FL – Oct 14, 2016
My wife has been a patient of Doctor Obi's for well over 7 years and he is am amazing doctor he tends to all his patients paying attention to all their needs and concerns. truly a fantastic doctor and a wonderful human being.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
gilmartin.james2 in Spring Hill, FL – Jun 13, 2016

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats other conditions, please contact the office at (727) 584-3313.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Cluster Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo is experienced in the area of Epilepsy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Epilepsy
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Seizure Disorders
Essential Tremor
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo is experienced in the area of Neurodegenerative Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Dementia
Dementia or Depression Screening
Alzheimer's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Check Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Nystagmus
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Largo, FL. Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo has more experience with Headache, Epilepsy, and Neurodegenerative...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Education

University of Florida Shands Hopsital | University of Kansas Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Medical College Of Virginia
Residency Hospital
Vcu Medical College Of Virginia
Internship Hospital
Universidad Central del Este
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD?

Call (727) 380-2615 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo frequently treats Headache, Epilepsy, and Neurodegenerative Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo specializes.

Where is Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD's office located?

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's office is located at 1258 West Bay Dr Ste H, Largo, FL 33770. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD speak?

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Petersburg General Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Largo Medical Center

Largo, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Northside Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)