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Chinonyerem Janefrances Okwara, MD

Psychiatry
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18), Children (ages 3-11)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Magellan - CHIP
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Magellan - Navigator Networks
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Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
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Magellan - STAR
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Magellan - STAR Kids
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Magellan - Summit Networks
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Internal Medicine/Psychiatry, University Of California Davis School Of Medicine (2017)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) (2012)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine/Psychiatry, University Of California Davis Medical Center (2017)
Certifications
  • Psychiatry (General Cert) - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Internal Medicine (General) - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry (General Cert) - American Board of Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry (General Cert) - ABMS - Psychiatry & Neurology/Psychiatry
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 13, 2019, Chinonyerem Janefrances Okwara, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(48)
Overall: 4.6*
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Jan 23, 2020
She's a great listener and always treats me with respect and consideration.
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Jan 18, 2020
Very helpful and courteous staff. Very efficient and to the point. We just need another few appointments so the Doctor can properly diagnose me and treat me accordingly!
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Jan 10, 2020
With mental illness it is good to have a provider who not only knows, intellectually the disease but understands how it works and while not allowing for poor behavior gets there are times we just are not able to meet societal norms. she listened, gave valuable input and as I was in a place of major concern and having fear about the future, she assured me, if in the circumstances weren't having these concerns, she would be worried. apparently I am still allowed to be human. she is the first psychiatrist to let me know I am more than the sum if my illness! thank you
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Nov 11, 2019
very kind. her smile and and her knowledge made me feel great
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Nov 9, 2019
staff is always very helpful and consderent.
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Nov 7, 2019
Shiniqia made me feel so comfortable. I was there to see mental health and already on edge. she was my saving grace. provider made me feel like I wasn't alone in my struggle and that's a big step for me.
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Nov 2, 2019
Dr. Okawa, always waits patiently while I tell her all of my concerns and then she goes through each one to make certain that every one of them is discussed. I truly appreciate her.
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Oct 8, 2019
very. good
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Oct 6, 2019
very personal and listener of my concerns
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Sep 26, 2019
she was very professional, knowledgeable and polite.
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Sep 22, 2019
She was very open to hearing my problems and worries about the future, and preached to me how to finish nursing school while having my disorder. She was very understanding and really fulfilled the role of a caregiver. Great job, Dr. Okwara.
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Sep 20, 2019
I just don't think I clicked with the provider. I actually liked the student that was with her better.
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Sep 20, 2019
Both doctors were very attentive and empathetic.
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Sep 18, 2019
good she was very understanding.
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Sep 8, 2019
She's very calming, gentle and graceful. I really like her.
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Aug 30, 2019
I could not ask for a more competent, concerned and supportive doctor. She is a true asset to the medical community.
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