Elera Nwogu, DMSc, MPH, PA-C
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Adolescents & Teens, Adults (up to 40), Adults (41-64), Elders (65+)
Anxiety and Trauma Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Thought Disorders
Adult Psychiatry, Medication Management
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused, Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Psychopharmacological Treatment, Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)
ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiance (ODD), Sleep or Insomnia, Substance Use, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD
Elera is a highly certified Physician Associate boasting an extensive clinical background that spans over nineteen years. Throughout her illustrious career, she has had the privilege of working across a diverse array of healthcare settings, including both inpatient and outpatient environments. Elera has specialized in family medicine and psychiatry, offering her expertise and compassionate care to a broad spectrum of patients, ranging from geriatrics and adults to adolescents and pediatrics.
Her current professional passion is firmly centered on the delivery of exceptional psychiatric care to individuals spanning the entire lifespan. Elera's dedication extends to geriatric, adult, adolescent, and pediatric populations, where she focuses primarily on diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions. Her expertise encompasses disorders such as ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, and many others. Elera's commitment to mental health and her extensive clinical experience make her a valuable asset in the field of healthcare.
During her time at the VA, Elera cared for a patient with severe psychotic symptoms and aggressive behavior. With diligent treatment, they stabilized the patient's condition, leading to his gratitude and transformation. This experience, alongside the growing prevalence of mental health challenges, motivated Elera to exclusively focus on psychiatric medicine as a Physician Assistant. Witnessing patients regain their functionality through mental health treatment solidified her commitment to this field.
Education & Experience
Elera Nwogu, DMSc, MPH, PA-C, embarked on an impressive educational journey. She began by graduating with honors from Howard University in 2001, achieving a Double Major in the Physician Assistant Program and Primary Care Certification. Her commitment to healthcare continued as she earned a Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Walden University in 2015. Elera's educational journey reached its pinnacle in March 2023 when she proudly graduated from the University of Lynchburg, Virginia, with a Doctor of Medical Sciences Degree (DMSc). These accomplishments reflect her dedication to healthcare and her commitment to advancing the field of medicine and public health.
A Little Bit About Me
"I enjoy reading, spending time with family, singing in church choir and praying."
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