Chika Okwufulueze, APRN-CNP, practices bariatrics, a weight loss and metabolic medical program. Being a part of a team that brings total transformation to individuals’ lives has been a lifelong dream of hers. “Bariatrics is one field of medicine that changes lives and the results are undeniably obvious,” she says. “When a patient goes through the bariatric program successfully, everyone who previously knew him or her notices the transformation.”
Chika was introduced to the field of health care when she was just 6 years old. She lived with her grandmother who was a traditional midwife. “My grandmother’s desire to selflessly care for pregnant women and their babies, while teaching them to be self-reliant, motivated me to join the nursing profession,” she explains. Her previous medical experience includes spending six months as a primary care provider at Wellspring Family Clinic in Broken Arrow and over 18 cumulative years of nursing in medical surgical units, intensive care units, emergency rooms and maternal child health at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa and overseas.
Chika coaches her patients and helps them understand that getting healthy and staying healthy takes work, practice, consistency and perseverance. Eating healthier meals, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy emotional and psychological wellbeing is part of her wholesome approach to health care management. “I will equip you with the tools and resources necessary to empower you to reach your health care goals while working with you every step of the way,” she says.
Chika earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing science at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 2015. She received a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2018. She is a member of the Association of Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing.
Chika’s personal interests include watching professional soccer and the Discovery Channel. She also enjoys singing, dancing to Zumba and afro beats, volunteering at her church and the Special Olympics, and spending time with her family and friends.
Chika and the entire bariatrics team welcome new patients and accept most insurance plans. Their office is located on the Bailey Medical Center campus at:
Utica Park Clinic
10512 N. 110th E. Ave., suite 130
Owasso, OK 74055
For more information, call 918-376-8410.