Ozioma Thelma Gab-Ojukwu, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I've been around doctors all my life. My father and mother run a small hospital in Nigeria where I was born. That early exposure to medicine was probably what influenced my decision to be a doctor, as well as some of my siblings, who are doctors, too. I trained at the University of Jos in the northern part of Nigeria. I worked in clinical research in Southern California and completed residency in Midland, Michigan. I'm married and we have three children. We chose to settle in Colorado because it was the middle ground between the cold Midwest and hot Southern California. I truly love the outdoors, the perpetual sun and the friendliness of the people of Colorado.
About my practice
Meeting a new doctor can be nerve-racking, especially if you have been with your former doctor or not had care for a long time. I promise to support you through this transition by listening and partnering with you to make it as seamless as I can. I am excited to meet you, and my patients are the reason I show up every day. My practice style is to treat the whole patient. Don't be surprised if you come in for a cold and I ask about your day or mood. I'm a family physician and you are part of that family. I have a special interest in skin and women's health, but I have a lot of men and children in my practice as well. I'm currently learning about alternative medicine, mainly from my patients who, by the way, I enjoy learning from if they have time to teach me. I work as a team with support staff, clinical pharmacists and nurses. This gives us flexibility and a better response time in providing care to our patients.
How I thrive
In my spare time I listen to gospel music, learn musical instruments (not good at any yet), read scripture and cook. And did I forget to mention vegging out on my couch and watching TV? Most of my volunteer work is spent doing ministry, speaking at out-of-state conferences, writing devotionals for websites, and conducting health missions in Africa. I intermittently work as the minority representative for Colorado at the National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) of the American Academy of Family Physicians. This is an evolving interest and a soft step into politics and advocacy.