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Dr.-Oyoyo-Onuoha

Dr. Oyoyo O. Onuoha, MD

Born in England, Dr. Onuoha grew up both in England and Nigeria. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Bristol, England in 1996. She worked in various capacities throughout England before traveling to Shepparton, Australia with her husband, Dr. Nwosu, in 2001. Together they spent a year in Shepparton as emergency room physicians before relocating to New York City.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Onuoha completed her residency in 2008 at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

After that, she and Dr. Nwosu made their way across the U.S. until they put down roots in Mesa, Arizona, where Dr. Onuoha worked as a hospitalist at Mountain Vista Medical Center before helping to establish Stripes Primary Care with her husband. She is well loved by her patients and best known for her patience, kindness, and wisdom.

Drs. Onuoha and Nwosu have five children. She enjoys cooking, going to church, and helping everybody in any way she can. She is also involved with funding and running Stripes International Academy in Nigeria, which she founded with her husband. Dr. Onuoha has a tremendous amount of experience from working in several parts of the world, which she now brings to Stripes Primary Care.

Dr. Chikwendu Chris Nwosu

Dr. Chikwendu Chris Nwosu, MD

Born in Nigeria, Dr. Nwosu obtained his medical degree from the University of Nigeria — Nsukka in 1994. He then practiced pediatrics in Gambia until he moved to London, England in 1998, where he met and married his wife and partner in practice, Oyoyo Onuoha, MD. Instead of going on a honeymoon, the pair traveled to Shepparton, Australia on a working holiday, where they practiced as emergency room physicians for a year.

In 2003 they moved to New York City, where Dr. Nwosu completed his internal medicine residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. Following his residency, Dr. Nwosu worked in several hospitals and clinics including St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona; and Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. He is board certified in internal medicine.

As a philanthropist, Drs. Nwosu and Onuoha established and continue to fund a primary school — Stripes International Academy — in his hometown village of Ihite-Ude Ofeme, Abia state, Nigeria as a way of giving back. With his younger brother, Ugo Nwosu, he also established a transport company to help alleviate the suffering of rural villagers during their commute into Umuahia City. Dr. Nwosu is also involved in his local churches both in the U.S. and in Nigeria. He and Dr. Onuoha have five wonderful children.

A compassionate and highly skilled doctor, Dr. Nwosu brings a wealth of experience acquired from working in different countries to Stripes Primary Care, which he co-founded with his wife in 2011.

Dr. Michael Igwe

Dr. Michael Igwe

Dr. Michael Igwe is a board certified internal medicine specialist who has been practicing medicine for more than 10 years. Dr. Igwe practiced medicine in Africa before moving to the United States of America. He graduated from medical school with distinction and completed his Post graduate internal medicine residency at Maricopa County medical Center(Valleywise Health), Phoenix Arizona.

He specializes in the diagnosis and management of adult medical conditions and believes strongly in providing comprehensive preventative care. He is also a wellness, anti aging, nutrition and fitness expert with multiple certifications. He loves to treat his patient with respect and dignity. He finds deep fulfillment in helping his patient maintain health and wellness. Dr. Igwe believes strongly in listening to and working with the patient to understand their concerns and best treat their health issues.
Dr. Igwe has affiliations with multiple hospitals both in Arizona and other states in the country. He is a clinical assistant Professor of medicine at Midwestern University Arizona College of Medicine and the Director of Hospital/Inpatient Medicine for Stripes Medical Group, Arizona. He is affiliated with the ACP and AMA.

He lives with his family in the community and besides practicing medicine which is his passion he loves to sing and play music. He is also the President of Eagles Network International, a non profit organization focused on providing free medical care, food and clothing to widows,orphans and the less privileged.

Christopher "Kit" Serrone

Christopher “Kit” Serrone, NP-C

Christopher “Kit” Serrone has been practicing medicine for a little over 5 years. He is board certified in family practice by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Before achieving his NP certification, he worked as a registered nurse for eight years in many different specialties to include cardiology, neurology, addiction medicine, and psychiatry. He brings with him all the previous experience to his family practice. He graduated with honors from Grand Canyon University with his master’s in science in nurse practice with post graduate emphasis on family practice. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Nurse Practice program. As a nurse practitioner he has worked in family practice, HIV medicine, and gastroenterology.

Before his career in nursing he served in the U.S. Army as a human intelligence collector with tours of duty in the Balkans, Asia, and the Middle East. Upon discharge from the Army he embarked on his studies in nursing science. During his completion of his studies he also worked as a student tutor at Gateway Community College, assisting other students achieve their nursing education.

He is fluent in Spanish; he mastered the Spanish language after living in Ecuador and traveling throughout South America after high school and before his Army service. He loves traveling and has traveled throughout the world to include Egypt, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His hobbies include, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, camping and fishing. He also plays the bass guitar for fun and his all-time favorite bass player is jazz musician Victor Wooten, who is mostly known for his work with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He enjoys all genres of music and loves to go to concerts. He is also an avid science fiction reader and writes short stories in this genre, he has not published anything yet but aspires to some day publish in SciFi short story magazines. He is also active in social work with such agencies as Helping Hand for Relief and Development and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Emelita Cabilatazan, NP-C

Emelita Cabilatazan, NP-C

Eme, is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at the Grand Canyon University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Prior to becoming an NP she worked as a registered nurse for 23 years and have worked in England and Arizona in areas like cardiology, medical/surgical and neurology/neuro trauma. She believes in compassionate care through kindness and respect and helping people to achieve optimal health goals and take control of their health.

Outside work, she enjoys traveling, biking and watching movies with her family.

Rakhi Joshi, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC

Rakhi Joshi, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC

Rakhi Joshi is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, board-certified with American Nurses Credentialing Center. Rakhi became a Registered Nurse in 2012. She has worked in various departments of nursing including Cardiology, and Emergency Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She further her education by completing Master of Science degree in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with emphasis on Adult-Gerontology at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona in 2018.

Rakhi is very detail-oriented and helps ensure that the care she provides is tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient while providing the best possible care.

Chikaodi Banor, BA, RN, CCM, MSN-Ed, MSN, FNP-C, DNP

Chikaodi Banor, BA, RN, CCM, MSN-Ed, MSN, FNP-C, DNP

Chikaodi (Chika) Banor is a board certified family nurse practitioner with over 17 years experience in various areas of nursing. She received her FNP degree from South University in 2017. She also holds both a Masters of Nursing Education degree and a doctorate degree in Nursing from Walden University. She is a certified case management and enjoys patient education.

Chika is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Arizona Nurses Association.

Chika’s pleasant personality, attention to details and attentive nature endears her to her patients.

Chika is married with two children. She enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, writing and photography.

Vincent Noriega

Vincent Noriega, NP-C

Vincent Noriega is a native to Arizona. He currently resides in Gilbert, AZ with his wife and four kids. He started practicing as a Registered Nurse in 2002. During his career as an RN he worked in many different fields, including nurse supervisor at Scottsdale Healthcare. In 2011 he obtained his Masters degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Over the past seven years he has specialized in family practice, endocrinology, physical medicine, and bio-identical hormones.

Roberta Nixon, MSN-ed, FNP-C

Roberta Nixon, MSN-ed, FNP-C

I have been in the medical field since 1989, starting my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. I became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2004, and continued my education becoming a Registered Nurse in 2005. After 8 years as an RN, I went on to earn my master’s degree in nursing education in 2012. I have experience in many areas including phlebotomy, Labor & Delivery, medical floor, cardiac, ICU, clinical instructor, and wound care. I am also certified in wound/ostomy care.

I love caring for patients, but I also wanted to continue my education, so I achieved my Advanced Practice degree in Primary Care in 2019 so that I can continue to do what I love. Primary Care is challenging, and I am constantly learning and improving my practice.

On a personal note, I am currently engaged to a wonderful man and will be getting married in 2021. I love dogs and currently have two fur babies that keep me busy. My Fiancée and I enjoy camping, ATV riding, playing poker, going to the beach and hanging out with friends, family and our grandchildren.

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