When you are feeling awful and need to feel better, you need a doctor that is accessible, makes you feel comfortable and heard. Highly qualified and award winning primary care physician, Dr. Njideka Udochi, the Medical Director and CEO of Millennium Family Practice is here to help. With her exceptional treatment and empathetic communication, you can trust your health with Dr. Udochi and her staff.
For more than sixteen years, Dr. Udochi has been in practice, her background and diverse range of services and staff can help almost anyone feel at home as soon as you enter the office. “We work hard to accommodate the needs of our patients. When they walk in, I want them to feel at home and comfortable. Being sick or injured can be a nervous time, but we are here to alleviate that anxiety,” she says, smiling.
Dr. Udochi is able to treat a great range of patients as a family medical doctor. From pediatrics to geriatrics and urgent care needs or addictions. HIV needs can also be taken care of here. “We are able to treat a lot of ailments and needs, which is why we have a very solid reputation in the community.”
That reputation has grown because of the clinic’s ability to treat international 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 is able to help many different people since there are so many different languages spoken in her office. She doesn’t take being a healthcare provider lightly. “I have a duty to uphold to my patients to remain as knowledgeable as possible for their best interests, so that’s my care mission.”