Family Practice Physician Dr. Sesan Olotu Opens Office
September 16, 2016
In September, Wilbarger General Hospital welcomed Dr. Sesan Olotu to the Wilbarger General Medical Group and since that time the family practice physician has been busy accepting new patients of all ages.
Dr. Olotu completed his family medicine residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he served as Chief Resident. He is excited to be in Vernon and to begin his medical practice in rural Texas.
“I grew up in rural Nigeria and I remember going to our family physician for everything when I was young,” he said. “I thought he knew everything and could treat everything, and that really made an impact on me. In family medicine I get to treat patients from the time they are babies to when they are older. Specialists take care of the patient for whatever the specialty is and then they don’t see the patient again.
“With family medicine I get to follow my patients and am able to make an impact on their lives,” Dr. Olotu said.
A native of Nigeria, Dr. Olotu received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University. He studied basic surgery, orthopedics and trauma in the United Kingdom before coming to the United States for his family medicine residency. He received his Board Certification in 2016 from the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians.
“From the time I first met Dr. Olotu and his family, it was clear that they were a wonderful fit for our community. I am thrilled to have a physician of Dr. Olotu’s caliber join us at Wilbarger General as we advance our vision to make quality primary care accessible to all members of our community,” Wilbarger General CEO Claudia A. Eisenmann said. “This is truly an exciting time for our hospital and for the people we serve.”
Although he studied in London, Dr. Olotu said he was never a city person and was looking to open his practice in a rural area when he heard about the opportunity here in Vernon.
“I always wanted to move to Texas, and when I came for my visit I was impressed,” Dr. Olotu explained. “I wasn’t expecting a rural hospital to be so well equipped and the Med/Surg unit on the 3rd Floor is impressive. It was a pleasant surprise. And, the staff that I met was also very enthusiastic and ready to work.”
Dr. Olotu’s office is located in Suite 700 of the Doctors Clinic. His staff includes receptionist Melenda Vazquez and nurse Jana Perry, LVN, who previously worked with now-retired family nurse practitioner Milton Brownlow.
In February, when the hospital begins using its own physicians to operate the new hospitalist program, Dr. Olotu will also be in the hospitalist rotation.
“I enjoy working with inpatients in a hospital setting, and I had opportunities to do that if I wished, but my heart is in working with outpatients in a clinic setting,” the physician said. “Being able to do both here was a very strong plus for me.”
Dr. Olotu and his wife, Shade, who is an accountant but is currently a stay-at-home mom, have two children: daughter, Ayo, who is a sixth grader; and son, Joshua, who is 3 years old.