Okoli, Okechukwu, MD
13035 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217
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Additional Specialties: Obstetrics & Gynecology
I really liked Dr Okoli, I will admit that I went in with my guard up because I read some of the previous reviews but he was completely opposite from what a few people said. He answered all of my questions and didn't make me feel rushed at all and I was actually very happy with the staff
Dr. Okoli was amazing and congratulated my husband and I on our second baby! He really took the time to talk to me about proper nutrition and ways to stay healthy. He was professional while conducting all of my mandatory testing and did not make me or my husband feel uncomfortable whatsoever. Would highly recommend his services to expectant mothers. Excited to be able to work with him!
Dr. Okoli always makes you feel as comfortable as possible. He also explains all your choices and treatments in terms YOU can understand...wether it’s pregnancy or birth control you are there for. Also he takes the time to answer your questions which nowadays is a rarity when it comes to doctors. Other than the wait time I have no complaints. Staff was courteous and friendly and the office, waiting room, restrooms and exam rooms were very clean.
I went for an appointment. The receptionist attended me with courtesy and respect the privacy. The doctor immediately told me was wrong with me and perform an examination. He give me a prescription and the problems was resolved. He was very professional. The waiting time was 5 minutes.
This is my first child, and I moved to the area when I was 30 weeks pregnant; most doctors won't even look at you when you're already in your third trimester, so I was nervous I wouldn't get an appointment, but the woman I set up my appointment with didn't even bat an eyelash when I told her I was due so soon. Dr. Okoli is very busy - he is prompt with his patients and very straightforward. He always asks me how I am and how the baby is, and doesn't ask me an excessive amount of questions or worry about every little tiny thing that I worry about. It's not dismissive in any way, I get more of the feeling that he trusts the mother's instinct and can ask her how she's doing rather than telling her how she should be doing. This brings me to an important point that many of these reviews bring up, that he tells them their concerns are "normal", and it's weird to them. Listen - pregnancy is a crazy time and all kinds of crazy things happen. Chances are, if it happens to you, it's happened to many other women, and usually it is normal or at least not dangerous. He is a well-educated man and very well-rounded considering his background (trained in Nigeria and did his residency in the Bronx!), and he knows when something is a problem. I had a concern about lower abdominal cramping at 36 weeks, and he told me that was perfectly normal. Lo and behold, when I look it up online, I find hundreds of stories from women who have had that exact same symptom, some more severely and even earlier than I did. Just because he doesn't act like you're the first woman in the world to get pregnant doesn't mean he is dismissing you or acting like your concerns don't matter. And he is aware when something is happening. Also at 36 weeks, my blood pressure read at nearly 150/70 (WAY higher than it had been) and when I asked him if I should be concerned, he told me that it was okay, but he would check it again anyway, and it came out to like 105/40. At 37 weeks, my baby's heartbeat was much higher than normal (usually around 140 and it was 157!!) and so he told me to monitor her movements. I did, and it gave me great peace of mind. It showed me that he was really paying attention to what he was observing and tracking my baby's movements gave me peace of mind and made me feel like I was back in control of my pregnancy. As for his bedside manner, he is always nice to me, warns me that his hands are cold (even though they NEVER are), and tells me that things are "hunky-dory" after my visit. I've never heard him say a cross word to his employees, who are all very kind and considerate. During the vaginal exam, he was very professional, didn't make jokes, warned me when he needed to, and made it as quick as possible. As for the reviewer who said that he "left her exposed", he's EXAMINING YOUR VAGINA. What is he supposed to do, examine you through a beaded curtain? I have news for you - you're going to be EVEN MORE EXPOSED when you GIVE BIRTH. Someone also said they were "so uncomfortable" and it was "so painful", well, if you're expecting pregnancy to be a walk in the park you needed a wake-up call. Your uterus is the size of a freakin basketball right now, and if someone pushes on it from the inside, yeah, it's going to get uncomfortable. You realize you're going to have to push a baby through there, right? Are you going to blame your baby for hurting you so much or being too big? This process is going to be rife with discomfort, and if you're expecting it to be a breeze, well, you won't be happy with pregnancy at ALL. his is YOUR pregnancy, not his. I just feel bad that a doctor I have been having such a pleasant experience with is getting unfairly portrayed as someone who isn't as wonderful as he is. That's why this is so long. I wanted to set things right and explain just how great my experience has been so far. I'm due in a week and a half and I will try to get back with my birth experience should I get to have it with Dr. Okoli. I recommend him 100%.
He is very good dr. HE'S done delivered both mi kids.when i had question for him he would take his time to answer them. When u first met him he ask u question and he is very caring nd respectful. I would recommend him to my friends. And when i have baby #3 he well b my dr.