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As a leading internal care physician, Dr. Adaku Onokogu is interested in helping patients throughout Silver Springs and greater Washington D.C. achieve overall health and wellness. Whether performing a general consultation, annual physical, or dealing with an illness, Dr. Onokogu does so by giving her patients individualized treatment plans that work with their lifestyles.
Both a member of the American College of Physicians and winner of the Jack D. McCue Award for excellence in geriatric medicine, Dr. Onokogu is a renowned and dynamic practitioner. She is fully committed to the field of internal care and can be seen volunteering on medical mission trips around the world.
When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Onokogu enjoys reading and spending time with her children and tightknit extended family.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Onukogu has been my primary care doctor for about 3 years. She has been efficient and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend her as a primary care doctor to anyone.
always in and out!
She was thorough & warm. I felt in good hands. And she laughed at my humor!
Always takes the time to listen!
Dr. Onukogu is very friendly, professional, and thorough. I feel that she made the right calls regarding the additional testing that I needed after a horrendous experience in the emergency room. I thank her for being gentle and genuinely concerned for my wellbeing. I will definitely make her my new primary care physician.
Takes the time to listen and truly understand her patients.
As always, excellent, professional, friendly service from Dr. Onukogu and her staff.
Always welcoming , open to patient questions, and last minute appointments .
She was very professional yet had a friendly demeanor. Made me feel at ease during the visit. I would reccomend her to my family.
She was very caring and concerned with every aspect of my health. She was very informative and excellent bedside manner
I was please with her service, she was very nice and professional . One thing that I wasn't too happy with is parking but in all I will keep her as my doctor.
Usually I am very satisfied with Dr. Onukogu's services but now I think I will be moving on to a different provider. This time when I came to see her, I had 2 issues- I needed a letter for school, and I had a recurring infection. I was 5 min. early for my appointment but ended up waiting 45+ minutes before I was taken back to see her. And then there was another 10-15 minutes of vital taking, waiting,, waiting and then the Dr! When I did see her, I explained what I needed, she took tons of notes, I said I needed it by Z and she said she could do it by at the latest X (several days earlier). Instead, I had to follow up multiple times to receive it on Z. And it arrived after the office closed. For a letter that took so much effort, it was in total 2-3 sentences long which in the end ensured that I did not receive all of the accommodations I needed.
Excellent Doc. I never felt rushed, and I learned a lot. She's a physician and teacher.
She was very thorough with her exam and was very knowledgeable.
There was something off with both the office, doctor and my whole experience with her. It just did not feel right from start to the end. Firstly, the office was weird, I was moved from one room to another for blood tests etc and two of the rooms looked more like storage areas than doctor's office. Secondly, she asked how I found her as if I was in the wrong place and she should not be even seeing me. Lastly, the test results which she promised in a few days took several calls from my side to receive. All in all, I got a feeling that there was something very odd about the whole place and the service. WIll not go back and do not recommend to anyone.
Patient and thoughtful. Listened to my concern and developed a doable action plan. Will see her again!
Dr. Onukogu was very kind and listened to my issues. I also got to my appointment very late because Metro was a disaster that morning, but she was still able to fit me in in a timely manner.
It was okay. The wait was a little longer than expected considering I was the first one in the office, but she explained it by saying she had to be in the emergency room earlier so I understood. She was nice and helped me with the concerns I had. I didn't feel uncomfortable about anything at all.
Dr. Onukogu and everyone who works at her office were extremely friendly and attentive. I would recommend them to anyone!
She is thorough,emphatic, very professional and patient. Her clinical expertise is excellent. She listens to her patient with out rushing them.
Very nice Doctor. Professional staff.
She was amazing! She answered all my questions. I would highly recommend her!
Dr. Onukogu was nice, but for my consultation for anxiety, she just referred me to a therapist (I already had one). Regarding my constant cough, she didn't say much about that. Wait time was very long.
It was very gooding and I felt comfortable with her
She attended to my concerns and she was amazing because she is well knowledgeable in the areas where I was injured.
I like it when very well
Nice and helpful
She is GREAT, I was very impressed with her.
Dr. Onukogu was courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable. I will definitely look to make another appointment with her if I have any further issues.
She was everything I was looking for in a primary care, she listens and she's very precessional
I was very happy with the reception staff, they politely assisted me in filling in the Registration Form where I was not sure. And Dr. Onukogu was very nice to us. It was our first visit but seemed like we had met before. She has a passion for her job and not only money. Continue your good work Doctor. Rose
The office staff is very friendly. The office is very calming and Dr. Onukogu is very informative and has great bedside manners! She is my new primary care physician!!!
This is very kind Doctor. Listens, understands, and patient. This was my first appt., so I am sure everything will go well.
The service from the doctor, resident, and receptionist were good. However, twice I received a bill from the office that should have been covered by my insurance. When I contacted my insurance to see why it wasn't covered, they informed me the office had never even put in a claim. I had to go back and forth the office and my insurance to get it solved, and for the quality it really was not worth the hassle.
She was very thorough with her exam and follow through. She made me feel comfortable during the visit which for me speaks volumes as I usually have a bit of anxiety when it comes to drs offices. I highly recommend!
She made me feel very comfortable being there. I've already recommended her.
Very nice office staff. Dr. Onukogu is super friendly and made me feel comfortable right away. She answered all my questions patiently and I did not feel rushed at any time or just like "another patient".
Very professional glad I made the appointment to see her
Easy to talk to and welcoming.
The office was clean, the staff seemed to be genuinely friendly, and I waited for less than 10 minutes to be seen (though I can't say if this is always the case as this was my first visit). Dr. Onukogu was kind, efficient, and comprehensive during my appointment. I could not be happier with my choice of doctor.
Dr. Onukogu was as professional and personable as ever. She makes the dreaded annual check-up a positive experience!
The office is beautiful and the staff was nice and apologetic for the long wait. Dr. Onukogu is very nice and shows concern. However, the wait was ridiculous and I was ready to leave.
The Doctor was warm, efficient and engaged. Would recommend her to anyone.
She seemed very disinterested throughout-- when I told her that I had some weird pains in my chest area, she just shrugged and didn't seem interested in finding out what the problem could be. I was told upon arrival that I couldn't get my blood work done during my physical, because the right person wasn't there (no one mentioned this in advance, just told me when I got there). Overall, no one really seemed to care about me or my health. I will not return there.
Would not recommend. Next to no exam. Waste of time....and their scale was wrong! I checked later that day at my fitness center (which is regularly calibrated) and this office's scale was off by 8 pounds. Way to make a patient feel good.... lol
I was late to my appt by 5min, but I was seen within 10 min. I really like her, she came across as thorough, understanding, and caring. I love the location's convenience, and the staff diligently called me daily for 5 days before my first appt to get more info, that means a lot to mean (i.e., how much effort they put in for their work and care of me). They only do blood drawing on mon/wed/fri, so if you know your presenting problem needs that, schedule them at once.
Very polite and with a good training!
It's only a first visit, so not sure yet how things will go, but so far, I love her way of listening and being open to my needs. I have high hopes that she will be a great primary care physician for me. I'll keep posting as things progress.
The doctor herself is very professional and has a good bedside matter. The front desk staff, however, can be a bit rude at times. They were gossiping about another patient one time I was there and another time they were rather dismissive of a woman trying to express her complaints. Also, they use a third party billing company that can be very difficult to get ahold of if you end up needing to contact them to resolve billing issues.
Great impression at first visit. I recommend this doctor to people. Just see for yourself.
She was very helpful I will go see her again.
Dr. Onukogu and her staff were extremely pleasant and professional. I would definitely recommend her as a good choice in the downtown Silver Spring area.
Dr. Onukogu was very kind and professional; she gave me a referral for thyroid ultrasound (as I asked), since my former one had expried. She also gave me lab slip for 2 blood tests that I need (one for thyroid levels and one for blood count). My friend will be going to see her soon, also.
She was really nice and personable. The office was relaxing because they share the lobby with a spa!
Quick. Easy. To the point.
Dr. Onukogu was a good physician, however I was the first and ONLY appointment of the morning and I waited over a half hour past my appointment time. The lack of respect for my time truly disappointment me and will influence if I return or recommend this provider.
Finding office - the name is on the door, but it's not obvious, glad someone pointed out it was inside of the medi-spa. Had a sore throat: got seen, was checked, good clear instructions about what to do, and no excessive wait or problems.
Very nice facility and staff. Dr. Onukogu was great! Will definitely be returning!!
She was great! She took her time and answer my questions and concerns. I didn't feel rushed but important to her. I will return.
I liked that the doctor was extremely personable as well as professional.
Great office visit. Location was a little odd, part of a plastic surgery office so I felt a little self conscious walking in. But Dr. Onukogu was great.
She's really a good doctor, she's patient and listens to your needs and concerns.
I have been searching around for a doctor that just works for me and this doctor is awesome! She listens she's patient and she is extremely smart!
Dr. Onukogu was very personable and professional. Her staff was very welcoming.
Wonderful Dr. The facility is a spa and cosmetic surgery center. Its a little misleading so you really have to look for the address. I was not crazy about the medical rooms. But she was a wonderful Dr and the staff was professional and kind.
She was excellent - warm,,thorough, patient, informative and knowledgable. I'd highly recommend her.
Friendly , comfortable.
Professional doc Thanks