September 11, 2019Dr. Onwueme is a new physician for me. I needed to have my screening colonoscopy performed, and he was recommended by my niece a nurse at BWMC. When I called his office to schedule, his staff informed me that I would need to have a visit prior to the procedure. This surprised me a little since the last two GI docs I had seen merely scheduled me for the procedure without even meeting me and only have me complete a medical history and return it to their office. This made me feel a little better since I would be able to ask any questions beforehand. At the office visit, Dr. Onwueme reviewed my medical history and did indeed, do a clinical assessment of my heart, lungs and belly. He also reviewed all the possible complications of a colonoscopy which in the past it had only been given to me in print on the day of the procedure. He reviewed the medications I am taking and gave explicit instructions so that I would temporarily stop taking my anticoagulant. Dr. Onwueme’s assistant scheduled me for my procedure which was only a short time away. When I left the office, I received a printed set of instructions and was told that the prescription was being called into my pharmacy. My procedure was done at BWMC because of my insurance. The day of the procedure everything went smoothly. Before I was put to sleep, Dr. Onwueme came into the room, greeted me and asked again if I had any questions. I had no questions, things moved forward and before I knew it, I was told the initial findings with a promise I would be receiving a letter with the results of the biopsy and recommendation for my next screening. As promised I received the letter in 5 days. I won’t be looking for a new GI doc because I am more than happy with Dr. Onwueme, his staff and the experience at BWMC.