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Dr. Florence Nwofor

Pediatrics
EL PASO
female

Locations

Akai Comprehensive Pediatrics PA

Horizon City, TX

Address

Plaza Del Sol, 14476 Horizon City Blvd Suite G-H, TX, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

9155447262

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Alliance Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CENTENE Corp

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Health Alliance Plan

Medicaid

Molina Healthcare Inc

MultiPlan, Inc

UMR

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Akai Comprehensive Pediatrics PA

EL PASO

Akai Comprehensive Pediatrics PA

EL PASO

About

Bio

I am Nigerian. I completed medical school in The University of Nigeria with Pediatric Residency training completed with The New York City Health and Hospital Corporation; Harlem Hospital Center, an affiliate of Columbia University. I have been in practice for over 20 years and continue to love every minute! We are constantly faced with new challenges in the practice of Pediatric medicine and it is my objective to continually seek out any platform that will help me improve my understanding of the delivery of medical care to our children. I moved to El Paso Texas from New Jersey in 2009 after 15 years of practice in New York City, to actualize my dream of creating a very beautiful and comprehensive Medical Home for children Birth to 21 years. Our medical home; Akai Comprehensive Pediatrics is now over 6 years old and our children love us as much as we love and care for them! Healthtap is an exciting avenue that offers me the opportunity to extend my reach in the service of the children, adolescents and young adults in the same spirit of compassion and excellence in the care provided. The trust placed upon me to care for your children will always be considered a privilege and will not be taken lightly. I welcome you to join our virtual medical home! Be safe and stay healthy!

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

261 Answers
54 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
May I suggest exam?: I appreciate your concern and desire for a resolution to your low weight and chronic fatigue. Half the cure is to determine the cause; a very good his... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Frequently scales from dandruff, casts from hair and styling products like gels may be confused with nits. Nits can persist after treating infestatio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
YES...: But so can other factors. All these symptoms sound very bothersome and I believe quite treatable. Please feel free to schedule an appointment for a mo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
YES: Hello, you are going for an extended stay and vaccine along with other health precautions depend on where you will be staying and what you will be doi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Myoclonus is a movement disorder not a seizure disorder, it can be physiologic; normal with no clinical significane, it can laso be related to other p... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: There is nothing to suggest that exposure that insignificant could pose a threat to your unborn baby. Take care
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Poor sleep hygiene: A careful evaluation of the quality and duration of sleep is necessary to evaluate the reason for your son's symptoms. An uncontrolled respiratory pro... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genes & environment: The complete development of the mid face is a result of genetically complex events that may be influenced by environmental factors affecting prolifera... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Uterine bleeding?: It will be important to first determine the source of your bleeding; gynecologic or non gynecologic. The causes of genital tract bleeding post partum ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Recurrent pharyngeal: infections is not normal for the average 19 year old female and the reason for your susceptibility needs to be determined, also the cause of the "bum... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Soften stools: Infants transitioning diets to solids may not get enough fiber / fluids in diet; 5 gm of fiber daily, try pureeing vegetables, fruits and use of infan... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
AKA prickly heat: Temperature Regulation is usually the only intervention needed. Common in newborn in warm climate . Irritation occurs when sweat that is obstructed le... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
2 months and older.: 10% to 30% deet can be used. Do follow the manufacturer's instructions for use strictly. Do not use on open cuts, spray forms increase the risk of inh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Needs further eval.: These symptoms are concerning. It will help to know baby's age, frequency of fevers, the location of the glands, and most improtantly how baby is gro... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Open/confidential: Use of an adoption agency or voluntary adoption registeries helps with issue of confidentiality. Try this website, adoption.Org for needed informat... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Heartburn....: Hello, Ventolin and corticosteroids are both recommended for acute attack of asthma, it will appear that at this time they are not enough to control t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Obese: Your body mass index is 29 using the values you provided which places you right at the threshold for obesity. Your interest is healthy though so take ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Early check up: Abnormal alignment of the eyes, strabismus, results when any condition affects the function of the muscles of the eye preventing them from sending a ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Physical activity: Your 15-year-old on thyroid medication, OCP and metformin, needs to be physically acitve, under the regular care of her endocrinologist and dietitian ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Consult needed: Puncture wound from a bite animal / human,especially in a closed space is susceptible to infection, injury to soft tissue etc . Antiseptic is a very g... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
YES...: Analysis of the urine can suggest infection but not confirm a UTI. Culture is best. Culture will not be positive if infection due to viruses or if inf... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes!: Indeed it was! Please seek out a psychotherapist to help you through the stress symptoms from this incident. Please do be afraid of disclosure you hav... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely?: C strep actually colonizes our respiratory tract without causing symptoms in the healthy person so a positive test from the throat will need to be int... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Personal hygiene: to maintain normal pH balance will deter infection. Use of probiotics (greek yogurt etc) and antioxidants (cranberry concentrate) are useful complemen... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Weakness, thirst..: positional dizziness, s maybe muscle cramps signal onset of dehydration. Please consult with a clinician for an evaluation of the reason for your symp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Evaluation is needed: Your 11 month old will benefit from a consultation as soon as possible to control progression of swelling. It is important to determine the likelihood... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
I cannot advise that: However do consider that your toddler needs a balanced diet not diet based on milk and liquid diets. His weight is perfect for his age. This supplemen... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Supportive measures.: The question is unclear but cough is only of 3 days duration and your child sounds well. Several issues to consider overtime if cough persists are; t... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unusual pathogen: Risk of prosthetic joint infection is influenced by many modifiers pre/postoperatively. The success of your prosthetic joint in highly dependent of s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
A host of things...: your toddler appears to have developed a sudden onset of an abnormal gait and needs a very careful evaluation by a clinician exclude an injury, infect... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Recurrent upper: abdominal pain if located beneath the breast bone or uper right side of the abdomen with radiation of pain to the back may represent intestinal proble... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is time for a: visit with your doctor. The discoloration and puffiness mentioned raises some concern but even more so the associated pain. It is necessary to check f... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Do not be alarmed: The ringing in the ear is tinnitus and very likely from your son's exposure to the loud noise but if exposure is not chronic as suggested by your hist... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Quite possible: Learning disability to include dyslexia is not uncommon in the setting of ADHD / ADD, usually exists as a co-morbidity. To prevent impairment of funct... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
The question is not: clear, but it appears that he has contracted an infection which is usually self limiting. Not sure of the phrase "smells toxic". Did the smell start w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes!: Please make efforts to get in touch with your PCP for evaluation. Take care.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several Modalities: GD results from metabolic error caused by gene driven deficiency of the enzyme that helps recycle a class of compounds called glycolipids. Goals of tr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Detailed consult?: Recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and vomiting severe enough to require hospital care require a careful /detailed history & assessment by your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not usually: They generally infect the gastrointestinal tract, however when the burden of infestation is high they can travel to extra intestinal sites like the va... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: The mechanism of injury you describe does not however suggest a risk for a serious head injury. If your infant responds with behavior suggestive of se... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Important enough: at least 16 oz daily but generally not more than 24 oz as this can displace the appetite for other foods affecting nutritional needs. Excessive intake... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
D. Fragilis: Can cause active infection though patients may be asymptomatic. I will opt to treat if it is the only parasite found in the stool & if the patient... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal Variant?: The shape of the chest and the displacement of nipples could signal other associated abnormalites in syndromic conditions. A shield shaped chest with ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Do not guess: Finding of a new mass in the breast especially if one sided, hard and persistent should prompt an urgent thorough history to assess the risk of canc... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Abnormal gait: An 18 month old is expected to walk with no disturbance of gait. Abnormality of gait could be due to a problem with the muscles, skeleton, nervous sys... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several causes: Frequent blinking could be due to factors local to the eyes like dryness of eyes, foreign body in the eyes, allergies etc, it could also be due to dis... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes if child is well: Bedtime struggles often have to do with factors specific to the infant or related to the environment. Regular routine with a calm environment is usual... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not likely: To determine risk in accidental ingestions, the quantity, contents and duration of ingestion are important factors to be considered before determining... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not typical for GERD: Throat pain is often referred to the ears, the relationship of the pain with your respiratory effort is unclear but the unilateral nature and chronici... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Healthy outdoors!: A child in robust health is quite safe outdoors in that temperature. He should properly attired for the weather. There are medical conditions or inst... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nnebe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nnebe is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 9, 2017
My Son, 's Dr. Since she moved to El Paso, love her..
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Dear Dr. Florence, I like that you mentioned some things I have not heard previously. I may explore having my son see and endocrinologist. I may also explore the "autonomic nervous system" you menti...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I can't have nsaids, but can keep using humidifier, and drinking lemon ginger tea. That helps a little but then after I'm done it's as bad as before. I apprec...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much! I had not thought to ask when we received the call today with results. My son loves the PT, he did not agree with my thought of none. I will call th...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nigeria College of Medicine, Nigeria
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nigeria College of Medicine, Nigeria
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

HARLEM HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

IPRO,New York State, 2007, for Out Patient asthma Project
Top Pediatrician, Second Place, National - Spring
2016
Thought Leader, First Place, El Paso Region - Spring
2016
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