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About Patrick Okolo

Patrick Okolo, MD, MBBS, MPH, NP is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY, with other offices in Baltimore, MD and Baltimore, MD . He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Patrick Okolo is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Harbor Hospital Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Patrick Okolo is Great. Patrick Okolo has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Patrick Okolo is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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178 E 85th St
New York, NY 10028
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Johns Hopkins Hospital

1800 Orleans St
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Johns Hopkins University Hospital

600 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Patrick Okolo has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Tumor (Adenomatous Polyps)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreas inflammation (Pancreatitis)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Four Stars

Very disappointed…As I entered the operating room, Dr Okolo was leaning against the wall texting on his phone. When I woke up from the procedure, Dr Okolo was unable to be located. He never visited me afterwards with the results. I haven’t received a follow phone call on my condition

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One Star

Bad follow up.

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Amazing and kind physician

I was truly blessed when I met Dr. Okolo after being admitted from the emergency room for severe symptoms requiring a colonoscopy. I was scared and never having had a procedure nor symptoms anything like this, I was a wreck, emotionally! As soon as he came into my room, he immediately put me at ease. This was a very kind man; he took his time with me explaining everything and adding his wisdom along with his knowledge=My mind was totally at ease.All of the nurses didn't have enough WONDERFUL things to say about him---and they had NO reason to volunteer that to me--except they had smiles on their faces and constantly said "OH, you're Dr. Okolo's patient.......he's GREAT!!". The procedure went well-and the comfort that he provided for me TRULY made ALL the difference! I absolutely wish to Thank him and as far as GI doctors.....I recommend him to the President!

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failed to place a drainage stent into my ampulla twice

Everyone told me what a skilled dr he was for my endoscopic procedure to place a stent in my common bile duct. Okolo was nice enouigh but all business, no time to be personally connected. I felt it was all clinical with him, which is fine if he had been successful at his job. The gastro appointments person there Tania lold us it would be a 4 hour procedure and we could go home. No one mentioned we may be kept overnight. He was unable to place the stent due to the small ampulla so they kept me overnioght to try the next afternoon. You would think that he would use a smaller stent the second time, and i don't even know if he did because he never came back to tell me about it. His asst said it didn't work again but not why. I was sent to hace it placed surgically and am in terrible pain for 5 days later. Can't walk or sleep. Pain pills do little for me. I can't reach him. Tehy won't give me his email. They act like they are sheilding him from me. They won't let me talk to him. I never had a doc who wouldn't talk to me or call me back. I suspect he did the same exact procedure twice and failed both times, but i don't know cause he won't speak to me.

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One Star

Patrick Okolo is an arrogant, condescending, incompetent physician and his assistant Lisa Gaines Thomas is worse. Anyone who seeks medical advice from him should beware. He doesnt document his diagnosis or justifications for procedures. He has no bedside manner and tries to be a psychiatrist rather than address the issue. Anything that he can't explain is written off as in your head or stress levels. This person should not be allowed to practice medicine and his assistant should be fired for her sloppiness

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Okolo is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Harbor Hospital Center
  • Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center
  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University

    Graduated in 1988

  • Indiana University Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Patrick Okolo accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • HealthFirst NY
    • Healthfirst NY HMO ABCD
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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