What Family Practice Means To Me
The traditional meaning of Family Practice is an area of medicine that encompasses most aspects of health care from the treatment of chronic diseases, to providing preventative medicine, and working as a patient care coordinator for specialty care.
These services are provided to the entire family from children to their grandparents. Beyond just the traditional scope of family practice, Family practice also means having the privilege of getting to know members of your community; sharing in their moments of joy as well as their moments of sorrow; providing a level of service that you would want your family to receive; and serving with not only competence and commitment but also with compassion.
NWANNADIVE GLORY UGAH, MD
Dr. Ugah earned her medical degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in 1988. She completed a family medicine residency June 1998 at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Ugah learned about North Carolina and Robeson County from a family friend in Winston-Salem. She and here family like the climate and the country living available in this area. She was also interested in working in a medically underserved area.
“Improving the health care of the people in this county is very important to me,” said Dr. Ugah, whose office is located at the new Maxton Medical Center. “ I am especially interested in the diabetic community programs, breast cancer awareness and education.” Dr. Ugah has been involved with Sisters Network SENC and prostate cancer screening programs. “I’ve been serving Robeson County for 15 years now.”
Dr. Ugah and her husband Nwojo, who is a health care administrator and health educator, are parents of a 15 year old son, Olu. and a 2 year old daughter.
DAWN LANGLEY, PA-C
Dawn Langley, PA-C, moved to Pembroke, NC in 1989 to teach and coach at UNC-P. After witnessing a health care shortage and a population of people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, strokes and heart attacks at a disproportionate rate to other populations, Dawn decided to go into health care. It became her mission to try to improve the quality of life of her neighbors through empowering them with knowledge about their own chronic diseases.
Dawn received a National Health Service Corp Scholarship and attended Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University where she graduated with honors in 1998, and then moved back home to proudly serve the people of Robeson County working in Family and Emergency Medicine.
She has four children which attend the Public Schools of Robeson County.
Menu of Services
- Diabetic and cardiovascular management
- Treatment of thyroid disorders, allergic diseases, cholesterol, GERD, OA management, as well as other Primary Care issues.
- Minor Orthopedic injuries
- Health Maintenance: Pap smears, Prostate exams, sports physicals, school physicals, preventative medicine, immunizations, health education and dietitian consults
- Occupational Health: worker’s compensation and work related injuries, employment physicals, DOT physical, pre-employment drug screening
- Family planning
- Full on-site lab services
PLEASE BRING TO YOURAPPOINTMENT ALL OF YOUR:
- Insurance card
- (Medicaid/Medicareor Private Insurance)
- Copay due at time of check in