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Dr. Chinedum Olisemeka, DO

Urgent Care Specialist, Emergency Medicine Physician

Professional statement

Dr. Chinedum Olisemeka decided to focus on providing urgent care services after becoming a board-certified emergency medicine physician. He has a strong background in emergency medicine, having completed an emergency medicine residency at Texas A&M Health System. Dr. Olisemeka is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages at Physicians Now. Dr. Olisemeka studied management information systems and computer science at the State University of New York in Old Westbury before attending California State University San Bernardino, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1997. Olisemeka received a master’s degree in science in May 2001 and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 2002. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS) College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he completed his emergency medicine residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. During his residency, Dr. Olisemeka worked for Southwest Medical Associates, Emergency Staffing Solutions, EmCare, King’s Daughter’s Hospital, East Texas Medical Center, and Georgetown Hospital. After graduating from medical school, he served as a contract emergency medicine physician for the Medical Center of Lewisville, Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Washington County Hospital. He started Physicians Now to serve people in Rockville, Maryland, and surrounding areas. In addition to his certification as an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Olisemeka is also certified as an instructor for advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, advanced trauma life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Urgent Care Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Education and training

  • California State University, San Bernardino (Bachelor’s)
  • Medical School - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Texas A&M University, Residency in Emergency Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1740235076

Office locations

Physicians Now Urgent Care

15215 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100

Rockville, MD 20850

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Love this Doctor! Helped save my life in 2011. He is thorough, knowledgeable, holistic in his treatment and kind...
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Professional and understanding of my illness. Great doctor
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Dr. Olisemeka was very attentive and listened to my symptoms and concerns. Although the facility can be high paced, neither he nor the staff rushed me during my appointment. The front desk staff, nursing staff, and Dr. Olisemeka were all verypleasant which is greatly appreciated since I didn't feel very well when arrived at the office.
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Excellent urgent care physician. Better than my primary care doctor who is NEVER available when I need her for an urgent matter.
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Very thorough and the staf was so kind to me in explaining my benefits. Dr. O was very polite and caring and did tests to really find out what my illness was. Truly professional.
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Chinedum Okisemeka, DO was very kind, calm, patient, and professional. I felt safe having him take care of my during my illness.
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Dr. O was absolutely amazing and caring. We took our 10 month old son to see him and he took his time and did most things himself. He was very good at handling our baby and us. He took his timeto listen to every detail and truly showed great care and kindness to us. So glad to have met him and get care for our son by him. Thank you Dr. O for your dedicated service.
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Dr. O is a kind, caring doctor who consistently goes out of his way to help his patients. It’s rare you find a doc like him. Highly recommend.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Olisemeka was gentle, kind, totally professional -- he took one look at me, listened to me breathe, and knew what was wrong. His diagnosis was confirmed by an x-ray. An excellent physician, I would make him my regular internist ifI was not moving to northern Virginia is a few weeks!
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Very positive experience with doctor
Less than 3 months ago
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He was kind, efficient, knowledgeable and very helpful! I liked him a lot!!!
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The doctor was very professional & reassuring. My issue is with the Urgent Care's policy not the doctor. I was delayed in being seen because the receptionist would not let me be seen until I received authorization for Worker's Comp. Idisagree with this practice. i was willing to pay upfront so I could be seen sooner. I think you should put the patient needs first and paperwork second.
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I absolutely LOVE Dr "O"! I went to Physicians Now for my pre-op exam for a surgery I'm having in 2 weeks. I chose to go here as opposed to my PCP because of the fast service and personal touch.
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Great doctor with great bedside manor. Really did like him and would definitely come back. Very friendly had no problem answering any questions I had.
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Overall it was a very good experience. The staff was engaging and committed to making your visit comfortable. Dr. O was very professional and diligent. He exhibited behaviors of confidence and professionalism. Although there were many patientshe was attending to, he did not rush through the examination and treatment plan.
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Dr. Olisemeka was very professional yet personable. He evaluated and treated both my daughter and myself in this very busy flu season. He also pointed out a specific pharmacy for us to go to in order to find a specific formof a certain medication which saved us time instead of going to another pharmacy to find that they did not have what we needed. He is very thoughtful and thorough!
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Dr went above and beyond to help me. He impressed me so much I brought him cookies as a thank you
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Doctor Chinedum was great. He was adamant in making sure my health concern was addressed and resolved before I left. He was very gentle and caring.
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Only spent 2 minutes with the doctor said he was running behind. Seemed rushed
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Dr, O is kind man, and puts you at ease. His professional skills are top notch. He has enough experience to follow his gut in his diagnoses. He generates confidence, and even when scurrying among patients on a busy day, makesyou feel like his only one. I'm feeling much better but not up to writing a lot.
Less than 1 year ago
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He is a terrific doctor who is doing an amazing job. Despite the very heavy workload he takes the necessary time to be thorough and clear with his examination and explanation. The patients who come under his care are very fortunate.
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I did not have a good experience at all with Chinedum Olisemeka. He spend less then 1 minute with me and did not explain the diagnosis or the reasoning for prescribing me antibiotics. He said roughly 10 words to me. Asa clinician myself this is what gives general practitioners a bad name. The Doctor showed no interest in me or my pain. I hope the doctor can read this and learn from it because I was very disappointed during my time there. So much in fact I decided to enter the emergency room after that
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Dr. Olisemaka was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, thorough, and prompt. He had a lovely bedside manner. I would definitely recommend him and the facility. It is clean and the entire staff is friendly, professional, and welcoming.
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Very caring and very friendly. The staff was very attentive and helpful.
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The office staff was so kind and thoughtful and helpful. The informed me there is a closer clinic to where I live for future needs. They went above and beyond to share info about closest pharmacy and were so upbeat andkind. Staff were Meghan and Tamika. Waiting time was brief even on a holiday. And everyone was professional and also kind, which in my opinion is even more important. Thank you!
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Dr O is great! Highly recommend!
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Dr. Olisemeka was intelligent, did not talk down to me, really listened to and thought about what I told him, and went through the appropriate differential process.
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Excelente en todo, la amavilidad y profecionalismo.?
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the visit was awesome, meghan is the best and all the crew love to come here
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I was in pretty bad shape. They sent me to the ER where I was treated amd released Less than 24 hours later I was sent to the hospital again. I spent 6 days there and 7 days in ReHab. I am home now in fragile but independent living. I am grateful for the care I received at Urgent Care.
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He was kind, understanding, very professional and immediately recognized what was needed to treat the problem. I appreciated that he listened to my input (i.e., prior experience with similar reactions) rather than dismissing what I had to say (which I have experienced with some doctors over the years).
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I found Dr. Olisemeka to be very professional and caring. He spent time with me and I think he asked pertinent questions during the examination. I trust him wiith my health care needs. Thank you, Doctor Olisemeka!
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Came in as a walk in patient as my hives were getting worse. I was immediately seen by Dr. Olisemeka and explained my situation. He listened with concern. He made recommendations which I took to heart and will definitely follow-up withhis recommendations. Dr. Olisemeka was the first doctor who after many visits to the ER took the time to listen to offer possible solutions to put to rest my chronic hives. First visit to urgent care and my first impression of Dr. Olisemeka because of his beside manner was a positive experience. I wish he was my primary care physician.
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Everything went smoothly and quickly once they spoke with my supervisor
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Please work with your office staff not only on taking patients in three order that they arrive but also, they gave me someone else's discharge summary with their follow-up instructions. Isn't that a violation of the HIPPA law? Just curious.
More than 1 year ago
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Very cordial and sympathetic to my problem. Meds prescribed worked beautifully. I felt better and more comfortable in a short time.. Thanks to the good DOC!!
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Dr. Olisemeka is wonderful! He takes time with you to address questions. He is ALWAYS smiling, wonderful manner and is so nice. Dr. Olisemeka has treated me, my husband and my two daughters many times. At this visit he treated mydaughter for a rash. Before her appointment, she looked up what it might be. Once diagnosed, she shared she was right and explained to the doctor she has looked it up without WedMD and was right. He smiled and said, "I'm glad we're in agreement." She was so proud and she asked about treatments she read about. He made her day!
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I didn't get to ask any questions. He was out of the room within a minute or two. Let's put it this way, when I get to medical school I will always remind myself to not treat a patient the waymy appointment went. No matter how crazy the day is.
More than 1 year ago
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i got satisfactory services and well received by the urgent care personels
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The doctor was very professional and friendly at the same time. Diagnosis was done quickly and we left in good enough time.
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He was very understanding and warm. That made this nervous Mom feel much better! He was great with our baby girl. So glad they are close to our home. Definitely our go to place for after hour urgent care.
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I went in because I thought I had broken 2 toes on my right foot. It turns out they were severely bruised. Dr. O was very professional yet compassionate. Even though I was in a great deal of pain, I feltbetter knowing that he was going to be my doctor. He even did the xrays himself and gave me the results. Dr. O is the BEST!
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It was a very straightforward experience which I always appreciate.
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I love Chinedum Olisemeka. Every time I have seen him he has been very kind, attentive and detailed. Thank you
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In our brief visit, Dr. Olisemeka communicated to me: 0) That he was friendly (e.g. he entered the room with a smile, apologized when he opened the door slightly close to where I was standing, and chuckled when I called himDr. O. because I didn't catch/remember his last name) 1) That he cared about how I was feeling and was ready to listen (e.g. he asked me my symptoms before telling me the results of the strep test) 2) That he was 100% committed to giving me what I want (e.g. when I requested that he send out for the long strep test, he obliged immediately) 3) That he was a good listener (e.g. when I told him that the nurse had already taken two strep swabs, he said "Oh, great, then you're ready to go"). For these reasons and more, I give him the highest possible marks.
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Dr was very thorough in assessing our illness and prescribing appropriate course of medications. i don't recall other clinics that took the time to do a flu swab, give you a nebluxer treatment, and take a check X-ray! I willnot hesitate to go back if need be. Thank you!
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Thank you as always it is better here than my primary care
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Thank u
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I've had two visits to Physicians. Both times, the staff were very professional from the front desk to the medical professional in the private room. The doctors have been very knowledgable, listen carefully to questions and provide good information. I'll go back - just hopefully not for a while.
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