Episode # 139 – Frank Okoson is an Internal Medicine Doctor Who Attended a Well-Known Nigerian Medical School So He Understands the Journey of 1/3 of Our Physicians Who are Foreign Medical Graduates. 5,000 Annually Cannot Get a Residency Slot, So The Backlog is Tens of Thousands in an Era When 1/3 of PCPs are Retirement Age Within the Next 7 Years.

This episode features Dr. Frank Okosun JR, Medical Director and Attending Physician at Brazos Primary Care Associates. Here, he discusses his frustrations with how difficult is for foreign doctors to work in the US, especially while there is a shortage of primary care docs. He also talks about his Nigerian background, being a jack of all trades as a primary care provider, and his thoughts on physician burnout. Frank shares his philosophy around primary care and how to make it better for both patients and providers.

Dr Frank E Okosun Jr completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Meharry Medical College Nashville Tennessee where he was also the Vice President of the House Staff Association. During his Internship he was selected by program faculty as the first year Resident of the year. After graduation from residency Dr. Okosun provided care and was Chief of Medical Staff at Sweeny Community Hospital.

Dr Okosun is licensed to practice in the states of Texas and Georgia and he is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

His hospital affiliations include CHI St Luke’s Health Brazosport, Lake Jackson, Texas.

Dr Okosun’s professional affiliations include American College of Physicians American Medical Association Texas Medical Association and Brazoria County Medical Society.

Dr Okosun has particular interests in Hypertension and Diabetes screening and management preventive health maintenance and Occupational Health assessments. He also volunteers at the Live Oak Clinic Lake Jackson TX providing care to the underserved population of Southern Brazoria County.

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