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Qualifications and Experience
As a professional nurse leader, one of my objectives is to provide and implement effective evidence-based nursing and advance clinical judgment to assess, design, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based care of individuals with complex health and illnesses. Having attained a doctorate degree combined with my passion for teaching, I have decided to utilize my clinical skill to accentuate the concept of prevention and health promotion activities that will improve the health of the populations and positively impact patients’ outcomes. It is my desire to establish various family practice centers to improve healthcare access. It is also my goal to help students who are aspiring to be professional nurses acquire clinical sites for hands on education and realistic experience through direct patient care. Such students will be able to use acquired knowledge and skills to analyze intricate clinical and organizational issues that will facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary team functioning in clinical or educational environments.
Verified Patient Reviews
She is truly a great family Doctor!
I had an appointment for 8am and did not get seen until 9.05am. As I was due to be in work that day, this did not suit me at all.
Great staff and very friendly. This was my first time to the DC office and I will be back for sure.
Very knowledgeable and personable.I received the treatment I really needed
The office staff was not attentive or helpful, but the doctor was very nice. I’d have appreciated a little more explaination.
I will honestly say my visit to Doctor Deborah's office was pleasant and satisfying.i wish to go back more and more.the staff are all welcoming especially the lady that took my blood samples she was so caring and concerned. not to mention how sweet Dr Deborah was to me. thanks and much love.
She answered my questions, and was helpful, professional, and personable.
Dr. Deborah and her staff were extremely pleasant and their energy was great!
I loved Deborah, the girl that prepped me wasn't my favorite. She couldnt keep it straight what she'd chexked and what she didnt check, also she stabbed me a few times looking for a vein to draw blood and left me with a badly bruised arm (I dont bruise easily) and I eventually had to wait for Deborah to draw my blood.
Great with childern and very professional!
She was running late. Life happens. Wasn't to happy about the wait. The paperwork and insurance verification process could've been a lot smoother. But everyone was nice and the Doctor was efficient and straight to the point. I got more done with her in one visit than 3 visits with Urgent Care MedStar Facility in Hyattsville so my visit was well worth the wait. If you don't mind the wait its worth the visit.
Dr. Deborah Okonofua comes highly recommended by my 11 year old who is often slow to warm up to doctors.
My visit was 100% better than any doctors office i have visited dr Deborah and her staff was very polite and friendly they made me feel like apart of a happy family i was nervous but they tried to talk with me so i wouldnt think about my fair of doctor office....the world need more doctors like her thank you Dr deborah.
Dr. Okonofua along with her staff were very professional and soft spoken. Making it easier for me being a new patient in a new atmosphere. Also, she was quick and straight to the point in doing my physical and blood work which was quick and painless.
She was very rude and offensive it made me very uncomfortable and I plan to never return.
She is amazing and caring.
I have finally found my home Doctor for me and my family. They were all nice and polite. She also took her time to get to know me as a person. This is not just any doctor she wants to know you as a person so she can meet all your needs. Zocdoc made my appointment so much easier. Thank you
Wonderful. Caring, and staff are very polite
Deborah Okonofua and her staff were great. I would definitely go back to receive services at this location.
Mrs. Deborah was an absolute pleasant suprise. While i came in just for womens wellness exam she addressed all my past medical history and read over my past medica records i brought. While a womens exam is one of the most dreaded things she made it as pleasant as possible. Her office is a good example of dont judge the book by its cover. Im going to request her to be my PCP as well as she seems to really care about the whole person.
Dr. Deborah Okonofua was very warm and welcoming. I felt very confident and comfortable that my cares and concerns were considered professionally.
Everyone there is so nice and they try to assist you as fast as they can.
The most comprehensive visit I ever had. Dr. Deborah is friendly, funny, easy to talk to, and explains procedures thoroughly and the reasons for them. I normally feel rushed with other doctors, but Dr. Deborah took her time to make sure all my questions were addressed. Jane the NP and Jocelyn the MA were super friendly as well! The only downsides were that the office is not up to date and you will need to drop off your prescription, but the place is very cozy!
I love ?? her she is very understanding with everything I had going on with my health and was very familiar with all my illnesses. I would definitely keep her as my PCP and her staff was very polite as well as helpfull. I have never received this kind of care management in my life. Needless to say I'm very satisfied with my visit. Although I felt miserable she made me feel at ease and smile which is hard to do when I'm sick. She is a god sent I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs a great doctor. Thanks GW ER for referring me to her practice.
Very friendly staff and clean office
She is a great Doctor and gives great advice.
Great, loving and caring.
My appointment was at 12. We didn't see the doctor til 1:14... Also people came in after us and was being seen. The doctor didn't provide is with any information. Just a everything looks good.... Umm OK so why an I having this problem...
She is awesome, caring and takes out the time to listen to her patients and I will definitely be back to see her again.
She is a very friendly woman and treated me well.
The best doctor I have ever seen! She has genuine concern and amazing ability to communicate about my physical and mental concerns. She noticed I was worried and talked me through our health plan going forward.
Kool as usual.
It was awful! The receptionist was rude. I thought the NP was working with a patient, she wasn't. She was talking to a colleague discussing personal business and made me wait 30 minutes. It wasn't until someone saw me put my coat and hat on to leave that the NP came out to help me.
Ms. Okonofua and her staff are very friendly, warm and thorough. Ms. Okonofua took her time and explained things to me and she answered all of my concerns.
Love how attentive she is and gets to the bottom of the issues. She is not a drive thru doctor. She goes over your results to ensure you understand what is going on with your body!
The doctor was very pleasant. The visit was brief because it was the first time seeing her and not much of an evaluation was done because I was just there for a work clearance. I have hope that future visits will be thorough and professional.
Pleasant demeanor, makes you feel comfortable. Friendly staff
Watch bit of a talker swallow probably no I will just summarizes the experience was fun relaxing and informative. The Dr. Cracked a joke to the point that I actually Cried tears.
Great DR. with amazing bedside manner . Truly tried to identify the issue and treat it accordingly, will be my doctor for all medical issues.
Everyone in the office is lovely and had a great bedside manner.
She really cares about her patients, very friendly and felt welcome. Her MA 's are also very friendly. I would highly recommend her.
I like Dr. Okonofua. She is funny responsive and knowledgeable. My problem is her staff. They bungle information, fail to return calls and generally do not handle medical business well. In mid-July 2015, they bungled my refills and I went over a week without prescriptions for a chronic illness. I changed PCPs after that incident. Like the Doc but the staff gets an F.
I'll be coming back....thank you, but next time zocdoc needs to let people know she's a primary Doctor
Would like to express my sincere gratitude to the doctor and her wonderful staff. I feel so much better! Would highly recommend them to anyone, who is looking for professionalism, experience, yet compassionate approach. Thank you!
I found that Dr. Okonofua was a good and caring doctor, but her office was not very well run. I had trouble with the very simplest things, like having authorizations faxed to specialists, receiving lab results, and understanding why I was being asked to come in for appointments. The DC and MD office were not good at coordinating, either.
The office is located on the basement level, accessed from around back. There were enough windows to let in good natural light, but the office itself isn't anything fancy. The front desk attendant/nurses assistant was nice and apologized profusely for my wait. I left very disappointed, though, because the treatment I had requested ended up not being able to happen. If they had considered my appointment time and my need when I first arrived, I could have been seen right away ahead of another patient needed a more extensive treatment, and we could have figured that out much earlier, eliminating my 60 minute wait. The doctor seemed nice enough for the short time I was with her and was apologetic about being unable to help me, but I don't know if I'll be going back, as the overall feel of the office seemed unorganized.
Very nice staff and doctor!
I always enjoy my visit with Dr Deborah Okonofua. I initially came to see Her for a physical I needed for work. She was extremely attentive to the requirements of the paperwork and worked very well with me. She was more than accommodating when I had to return to her to complete some additional forms. I will recommend Dr Okonofua to my friends and colleagues and look forward to my next visit.
She is super friendly and cares a lot about your well-being. She makes you feel really at home.
Very lovely serviceand professional staff. She saw me right away and even answered my follow up phone calls.
I arrived about 10 minutes after my appointment time (after calling and letting the office know i was running late) but the doctor had not arrived yet. Apparently her office did not inform her that she had an appointment at 9 (even though I booked the appointment a week before). After talking to the nurse, the doctor didn't arrive until 1030. I also informed the nurse that I tend to feel nauseous when my blood is drawn and she didn't feel comfortable drawing my blood alone (no one else was in the office) so we waited for the doctor. When she arrived, she barely acknowledged my concerns and questions and rushed to get me out. She drew blood and left a large bruise which is still painful (one day later). Im not pleased with her bedside manner and her carelessness with my concerns.
Professional was very cordial, thorough. I have found my primary care doctor.
Very knowledgeable. Comfortable office. Lots of personalized attention.
Awesome practice, very quick, understanding, professional, convenient, not to mention super friendly and helpful staff. Switching to them for my primary care
Excellent and friendly care.
Very pleasant disposition. She listened to all my concerns. Did a complete physical exam when I only made a GYN appointment. My appointment was made same day. Her office staff was pleasant and extermly helpful. I've made her my primary provider.
Everything was excellent!
Dr. O is a great doctor, she listens and make sure your visit is worth it. The only issue I had was that I wanted to change medication I was taking and I was given the same medication that I disliked before. Other than that the office is clean welcoming and private.