Dr. Rita Oganwu MD
Geriatric Medicine Physicians — Olympia Fields, IL
Dr. Rita Oganwu specializes in geriatric medicine, family practice, internal medicine in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Details of Dr. Oganwu's 37 years experience as an MD and education at University of Nigeria are available on your free doctor report.
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2555 Lincoln Hwy
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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Dr. Rita Oganwu identified specializing in
Geriatric MedicineGeriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital., Family PracticeFamily Practice
A family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family, and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The family physician receives a broad range of training that includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and primary care of entire families, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate. and Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.. She is certied by The American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
EducationDr. Oganwu attended medical school at University of Nigeria Faculty of Medicine and graduated in 1976 having 37 years experience. Additional Internal Medicine training was conducted at Harlem Hospital Center.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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