Uzezi Obaroh, N.P.
Family MedicineLocations: Grand Ave. - South Los Angeles Clinic
- Master of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner 2015, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles
- Bachelor of Nursing 2013, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix
- Associate degree of Nursing, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles
- Doctor of Optometry, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
I came to the United States in 2002 from Nigeria. I decided to move to the US because of their human rights, philosophies, and their vast healthcare. I began my career in Nigeria, I have been in medicine for a long time, and it is my true passion. When I first came to LA, I did not know what a nurse practitioner was. I basically started my education from scratch and discovered that becoming a nurse practitioner was the best option for me.
My philosophy about healthcare and wellness is that of giving the best care for the patient. What this means is to remove my personal judgements from the situation to treat the patient without bias, to keep them optimistic, and to provide the best care for them. This includes educating my patients. I try to tell them the importance of a healthy lifestyle and diet because humans are born to be healthy, but society can lead us to be unhealthy.
I think that proactive lifestyle choices can prevent a lot of illness, including diabetes. I work closely with people who have chronic disease, and I am able to provide them with solutions and management for long term conditions. It is especially rewarding when I am able to give a patient the cause of their unknown medical trouble, and then help them throughout treatment.
My patients are always appreciative and thankful which in turn motivates me to give the best care. I enjoy working at a non profit because I believe it is important to give back to the community. These patients living in underserved communities lack access and resources to getting healthcare. Lots of people have chronic conditions and suffer from an overall lack of care, resources, and education. I feel like people are being more concerned with money rather than their wellbeing.
I emphasize a healthy lifestyle, because I follow one myself. I play soccer and I love reading and movies. I have family in Nigeria but my brother and cousins live here. My life is balanced with mental and physical health throughout my various interests. I am able to use my passion of total health in my own life, therefore I feel I am a good authority to help encourage others to do the same.