Ogie Asemota, M.D.
March 12, 2015
A respected Pediatrician committed to the needs of his patients and his community
Dr. Asemota is a Pediatrician at both Calvary Pediatrics and Sunshine Pediatrics in Fayetteville, NC. He received his M.D. from the University of Benin School of Medicine in Nigeria. He completed his Pediatrics residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Why Dr. Asemota was nominated:
- The children and parents who come to his practice adore his demeanor and appreciate his professionalism. He is committed to giving each and every patient the very best possible care.
- Dr. Asemota is known for showing compassion to others and inspiring his staff to treat everyone as he does – with the utmost respect and dignity at all times.
- He is always willing to stay late and go the extra mile for his patients. His motto is that children’s health is his priority.
- When it comes to taking care of the children in the community, time is of no importance to Dr. Asemota. He will come in early or stay late to treat them, never asking why.
- He is highly respected in the community. Dr. Asemota is very involved with his church, First Church of Fayetteville. He also volunteers, almost daily, assessing newborns at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Knowing him inspires me – and so many others – to strive to be the best we can be. He leads by example. People like Dr. Asemota are rare and I am honored to learn from him and be in his presence. He has made a major impact in my life and I am glad to have had the opportunity to know such a great man.”
In Dr. Asemota’s own words:
What does being a doctor mean to you?
Being a doctor is helping the sick to get back to optimum health. It means looking beyond the immediate physical problems to the social and personal dynamics that affect a person’s health and wellbeing.”
Can you tell us about your community involvement or volunteer work?
I’ve been volunteering at the Cumberland County Jail the past 10 years, ministering to the inmates there. These encounters have given me insight into the way families are impacted by other issues beyond the physical. It goes far beyond the physical: total wellbeing is also spiritual and emotional and that is what makes a person whole.”
How would you use the award money?
I’d donate all of it to outcome-based research for smoking cessation in women of childbearing age. Smoking has a lot of ramifications on our babies in North Carolina. It really touches my heart and affects so many women. Not smoking helps families improve the health of their children.”