Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD

Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Obi Okonkwo-Onuigbo, MD is a neurology specialist in Largo, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in neurology and psychiatry.

Florida Neurology Clinics

1258 W Bay Dr Ste H

Largo, FL 33770
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats Epilepsy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

About Me

Care Philosophy

Up to date Neurology with compassionate care

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Education

2000
University Of Floridashands Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Vcu Med College Of Virginia
Residency Hospital
1996
Vcu Med College Of Virginia
Internship Hospital
1991
Universidad Central Del Este (UCE), Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
2000
1999
1996
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Okonkwo-Onuigbo

2.6

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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The lack of communication from Dr Okonkwo-Onuigbo in the care of mother makes me question his compassion and professionalism.
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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.
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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.
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