Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD

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Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1999. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Okezie to book an appointment.

Dr. Okezie

Southwest Medical Associates

500 Old River Rd Ste 110 Bakersfield, CA 93311
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Care Philosophy

"Treating every child like my own. Understanding that kids are kids and not young adults."

- Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Okezie's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Gastritis
  • Immunization Administration
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Laryngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neonatal Care
  • Neonatal Circumcision
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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(661) 370-0777

Dr. Okezie accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
GEMCare
Health Net
Health Plan of San Joaquin
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Okezie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Okezie

4.0

Based on 56 ratings

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(40)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
1 Star
23.214285714285715%
(13)
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After 16 months of my daughter being a patient we are finally changing. Her office staff is the worst office staff I’ve ever experienced. Beyond rude. Impossible to help you. I’ve never had an issue with Dr. Okeize herself, but her staff has ruined it for us. Refused to see my daughter unless they Covid tested her, and she doesn’t even have Covid symptoms. They tell you to go to urgent care. Absolutely awful.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Mrs Hagar – Jun 02, 2021
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Looking for a new pediatrician as my children's has retired. Dr. Okezie was recommended to me by some co-workers. I called to make an appointment and she will not see your children's or allow you to make an appointment unless you provide both parent's and children's social security numbers. I do not see why this is required. We have private insurance not medical/medicaid. Social Security numbers are like gold to a cyber criminal. Therefore I decided to look for another pediatrician.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Bakersfield , CA – Jan 30, 2019
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A lot of issues with disrespect of staff with patients, not all staff. Management does not care if you have issues. I was advised to talk to Dr. Okezie and requested numerous phone calls back and after 2 weeks of silence, I get a call from the insurance requesting that I chose another provider. Such a crock....I went in for a Kindergarten Physical and dealt with an 1 1/2 of issues instead. See review on their Facebook and Yelp for greater detail!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 20, 2018
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I love Dr. Okezie. She listens to all of my concerns and gives advice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Bakersfield, CA – Oct 06, 2017
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The BEST bed side manner I have ever seen. Available when needed and out standing staff.
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
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Becky RM in Bakersfield, CA – Jan 28, 2017
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The person who makes appointments Kayla is her name she did not want to provide her last name. I would recommened some more customer service training for her she is very unprofessional
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Agatha in Bakersfielf ca – Jan 24, 2017
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Absolutely love Dr. Okezie!! She is patient, takes her time with my kids, and treats us with respect and love. Her office employees on the other hand are not. When the office is slow (which is rare) or they are not under pressure they can be kind, but when the office is busy they can be rude, short tempered, and unwilling to work side by side with the parents. It is also very difficult to get seen for same day appointments. What's the point of having a doctor if we can't be seen when needed?
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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Kristen in Bakersfield, CA – Jan 12, 2017
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Dr Okezie herself is fantastic, as is her practitioner. But the receptionist are AWFUL. I have never been spoken too in such a rude manner in my life. You would think they'd be a little nicer considering the field they're taking calls for.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Taft, CA – Dec 13, 2016
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She sent me a bill for vaccines even with kern family healthcare who covers that, now they have sent out a bill of $350 to me for something my provider should have covered, if somehow if wouldn't be covered I should've been aware of the bill before the vaccines were given to my child maybe I would've decided to do less at one time that way I could afford each vaccine, instead I assumed it was covered then sent a bill.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Bakersfield, CA – Oct 07, 2016
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Dr. Okezie is an wonderful practitioner who has gone above and beyond for my child who has special needs. She has always been kind and provides helpful tips for keeping my child comfortable; as well as, has an office staff that is friendly and professional.
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
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Melisa R. in Bakersfield, Ca. – Apr 01, 2016
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I am so grateful to have Dr Okezie as my sons pediatrician . Dr Okezie is an excellent physician personable, comforting and caring. Would recommend her to anyone. Excellent physician and staff.
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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Gena Daniels, RN in Bakersfield, CA – Mar 13, 2016
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Dr. Okezie is rude and and has not sympathy. My daughter was suffering from migraines. She did nothing she told me take her to the ER take her to urgent care I did not see's I took her back to her she said she needs to relax and made a joke that she would cut her head off. She down graded her pain. She possible to have that kind of pain. I asked her A numerologist she said I will if you find one for me. I had to find one on my own. We will never take our daughter back to her.
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Annabelle in Bakersfield , Ca – Jan 19, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Treating every child like my own. Understanding that kids are kids and not young adults.

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Education

1999
University Of Nigeria, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Edo
  • Igbo
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Okezie has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Okezie frequently treats Acute Laryngitis, Acute Upper Respiratory Infection, and Allergies. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Okezie treats.

Where is Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD's office located?

Dr. Okezie's office is located at 500 Old River Rd Ste 110, Bakersfield, CA 93311. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Onyinye Okezie, MD speak?

Dr. Okezie speaks Spanish, Edo, and Igbo. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Southwest Medical Associates500 Old River Rd Ste 110 Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Okezie is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average