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Uwem Ekwo, MBA, MD

  • Hospital Medicine

Accepting New Patients

UnityPoint Provider

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • Allen Memorial Hospital
  • Gender: Male
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Uwem Ekwo, MBA, MD

  • University of The Gambia
  • Med School
    • American University of Integrative Sciences: Doctorate
    • Degree
      • American University of Integrative Sciences: Bachelor of Medical Science
      • Graduate
        • University of Northern Iowa: Master's of Business Administration
        • Residency
          • Iowa Lutheran Family Residency Family Medicine
Focus Areas
  • Hospital Medicine


Why did you become a physician?
I became a doctor to provide care for patients who otherwise would not have access to it.

As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
Everyone deserves your best.

What type of care/clinical interests are you most passionate about?
I'm most passionate about comprehensive care centered on empathy.

Why did you choose your specialty?
I chose inpatient and outpatient medicine to provide broad-based care to patients who need it the most.

What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
I believe being around a doctor is a safe space. It is a space to always improve and heal.

What are your personal interests?
I like reading, kayaking, tennis and history. plus I'm an art enthusiast.

The procedures I have the most experience with are joint injections, abscess incision and draining, casting, punch and shave biopsies, and laceration repairs.