Dr. Njideka Udochi of Millennium Family Practice is Highly Rated

When it comes to healthcare you want someone that is passionate, competent, and kind. Dr. Njideka Udochi is medical director and CEO of Millennium Family Practice, is just that. Her warm and compassionate disposition makes any medical fears fade away. “We want to provide the best care for our patients,” she says.

With over sixteen years at Millennium, Dr. Udochi has had the opportunity to treat a number of different patients and provide a wide range of care. From urgent to general care, to other health vulnerabilities such as addiction recovery and HIV, and many others.“Our technology and equipment has allowed us to grow so much that we are able to treat and care for many more people in our community,”

Dr. Udochi has put her patients first. “It’s really rewarding to see the impact my clinic has on the community. I have many repeat patients, and we speak over twelve different languages in our office so that we can treat as many people as possible, no matter where they come from,” she says smiling.

She particularly loves the international background of her patients. “It’s hard to imagine, but our patients come to us from 114 countries,” Dr. Udochi says. “On any given day, I could be speaking to a woman from Somalia, a man from Pakistan, or a boy from America. It’s one reason we prioritize speaking multiple languages. Our staff can speak twelve: French, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Twi, Ibo, Yoruba, Somali, Arabic, Amharic, Ga, and English. I never know where my patients will be from, and that’s a big reason why I find my job so fascinating.”

That enthusiasm for her job along with her skills led the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians to announce on February 17, 2021, that Dr. Udochi was the recipient of the 2021 Family Physician of the Year award. She was recognized for her exemplary service and engagement in the well-being of her patients and community. She was also honored for the compassionate, comprehensive medical service she continually provided her patients. 

Her ability to expertly treat her patients comes from her strong training. She first obtained her medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Nigeria in 1988. She then graduated in 1998 from the highly respected George Washington University Medical Center/Holy Cross Family Practice Residency Program. She also completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at the George Washington University Medical Center in 1999. She is an experienced HIV provider and has had Board Certification since 2004. She also carries the designation AAHIVS. Dr. Udochi is currently the President of a consortium of multi-speciality physicians who provide care to patients using a PCMH model, which ensures improved access, quality, and outcomes. 

Before opening Millennium Family Practice, Dr. Udochi was employed by Mercy Medical Center and served as the Medical Director of HCH in Baltimore City. Dr. Udochi is certified in HIV Medicine and has experience in Addiction Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and in addition has a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

With such a strong background, it is not surprising that she is able to provide expert care for her patients. Her peers agree and have noticed that she uses her skills to provide dignified, respectful treatment for vulnerable patients, including those who are recovering addicts or are living with HIV.

Dr. Udochi has been providing exceptional care for many years. Her and her team is a passionate bunch with a true dedication to their patients. Without her and her exceptional team, Millennium Family Practice wouldn’t be the impactful clinic it is today.

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