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Dr. Nwogu, OB/GYN, Earns Board Certification

September 06, 2017

CARING FOR MOM AND BABY… Board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Emmanuel Nwogu, D.O. checks in on mom Randi  Gillman and her newborn son, Carson in Tender Touches Birthing Center
Emmanuel Nwogu, D.O., recently became a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Fellow with the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 
Dr. Nwogu is now considered an expert in OB/GYN by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG).  Dr. Nwogu was designated a senior fellow by ACOOG upon successfully completing his board exams. 
The American Osteopathic Association lists Dr. Nwogu as the only OB/GYN Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in St. Lawrence County. To become board certified, a physician must complete a written and oral examination as specified by strict ACOOG standards. He completed his written examination in 2016, but recently completed his oral examinations in Chicago earlier this year. 
Dr. Nwogu explained the oral exam was conducted in two parts.  During the first round members of ACOOG administering the oral exam asked him to provide detailed information on obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic endocrinology, and urogynecology. The second segment required him to properly identify up to 50 slides of medical situations from microscopic slides to surgical images to natural deliveries. 
Dr. Nwogu considered following his father’s advice to become a general surgeon when he pursued his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. After hearing the story of the complications his mother experienced when she was pregnant with him, he felt drawn to become an OB/GYN.
“Thank God for her OB/GYN. That is why I am here today,” he said.   “It gives me great satisfaction to know I possess the skills to save women and save their babies, as my doctor’s mother saved me.” 
Dr. Nwogu specializes in overall female wellness care, including high-risk OB, menopause, fibroids, infertility evaluation, hysteroscopy and contraception. 
He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with a specialty of OB/GYN from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. A Doctor of Osteopathic medicine focuses on a holistic approach of treating the entire patient’s mind, body and spirit, rather than just the symptoms a person is experiencing. He completed five years of residency training in obstetrics/gynecology from St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey; and South Nassau Community Hospital in Oceanside, New York. He is a member of the ACOG, ACOOG and American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 
Dr. Nwogu works with Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg and Barbara Hillis at the North Country Women’s Health Center. They are welcoming new patients and all insurances. For more information, please call 315-769-4638.