Prof. Stella Enyi Nwokeji, is a Medical and a legal practitioner; Academic, Strategic Advisor, Entrepreneur, Author, Keynote and Motivational Speaker.
Prof. Stella Enyi Okereke-Nwokeji is the founder/Medical Director of Bluff Medical Group (BMG), LLC (https://www.bluffmedicalgroup.com/), a family medicine practice that offers comprehensive and individualized medical care.
She is the Founder/CEO of NetPlus Clinicians Wellness Center, LLC (https://www.npclinicians.com/), an individualized, integrative health and wellness practice. Its mission is to empower patients to achieve their optimal health through wellness and natural healing, while educating them on lifestyle modifications.
Prof. Okereke-Nwokeji is also the President/Founder of DSEN Foundation (http://dsenfoundation.org), a U.S. based non-profit organization with a global mission of creating opportunities to end poverty, provide basic education, and access to medical and mental healthcare to indigent women and their families living in Africa and around the world.
In addition, she serves as the Vice President/Founder of Emergency Rescue Medicine Foundation for African Countries (https://www.ermfac.org/), a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to preventing stroke and reducing preventable deaths through the provision of life-saving medications and training on emergency medical response.
Prof. Stella E. Okereke-Nwokeji is a family medicine nurse practitioner and holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from University of Tennessee Health Science, Memphis, TN. She has 28+ years of skill building within the healthcare industry. She is a board certified Family Medicine Practitioner and her expertise is in primary care and family medicine. She provides medical care to the residents of Mid-South, Tennessee. Her research interests include Evidence Based Practice, health policy, ethical/legal issues in health care, gastrointestinal issues, public health, and preventive medicine.
She is the Host of Med Hour With Dr. Stella, an interactive online platform dedicated to those living in Africa who do not have readily available access to medical and mental health experts to ask questions regarding any medical concerns they may have. Med Hour With Dr. Stella bridges the mentioned gap by providing avenues for questions and answers via YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and phone calls etc. Med Hour With Dr. Stella is also on podcast and can been listened to wherever podcasts are available. Click on the link tree to connect with Med Hour With Dr. Stella, https://linktr.ee/medhourstella
Prof. Nwokeji is a scholar of Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) and participates in the SREB yearly “Compact for Faculty Diversity” Conference. This institute on Teaching and Mentoring is the largest gathering of minority Ph.D. scholars and academics in the country.
She is also a Scholar of Dr. Ambrose Paul Scholars Program for Preventive Medicine, a program planned and implemented by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR). It is for selected graduate/post graduate students who “desire to learn and integrate public health into their future clinical practice.”
In addition, Prof. Okereke-Nwokeji is a Fellow of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND). This program “improves the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities.”
She also holds a juris doctorate (J.D.). She is an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN where she teaches health law/health policy. She is an active member of Nigerian American Bar Association (NABA), a national legal organization for Nigerian lawyers in American.
Prof. Okereke-Nwokeji has published numerous peer reviewed articles and presented in several scientific publications, symposiums, and conferences respectively. She has written several books and her latest book/guide for people dealing with mental health during this pandemic; titled Coping with Anxiety and Depression During COVID-19: Ten Helpful Strategies is now on sell on Amazon. Her recent book, The History of Nigeria: Pre-colonial era, Colonial Amalgamation and Analysis of Earlier Nigerian Federal Polity is a must read is a must read. Check out the book tab for the above books and others.
Prof. Okereke-Nwokeji mentors undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. She has had the privilege of being an advisor and mentor to several students at different educational levels at different. She continues to look for ways to use her medical and legal experiences to leverage her strong clinical, educational, and project management skills in her professional career.
In addition, she is a Motivational Speaker and has been invited to be a Keynote Speaker and a Guest Speaker at different organizations’ events. She brings her poise, elegance, and engaging personality to any occasion.
She enjoys volunteering on Saturdays at a local clinic in Memphis where she provides free medical care to individuals without health insurance. Prof. Okereke-Nwokeji continues to receive yearly recognitions for volunteering her time and expertise in providing quality health care to those in need.