“Family medicine combines my love of serving people with the opportunity to continuously learn.”
Born and raised in a small city in
southern Nigeria, Dr. Eseoghene
Abokede has called the United States
home since 2004. One of seven children,
Dr. Abokede’s family deeply values
education and service to others.
“Serving people is one of the big reasons
I entered the medical field,” Dr. Abokede
said. “The other aspect is intellectual
curiosity. I’ve always been interested
in science, and this field allows me to
satisfy that desire to continuously learn.”
Dr. Abokede enjoyed rotations in
a number of different specialties
throughout medical school, which
explains why she chose family medicine
as her career field.
“Family medicine is the only specialty
that gives you access to all ages of people and to treat the entire body. It’s
the only specialty that gives me the
opportunity to serve patients across the
spectrum,” Dr. Abokede said.
Dr. Abokede was drawn to Marshfield
Clinic Health System because of the
organization’s patient-centered focus.
She strives to make sure that patients
are always at the center of her practice.
“I want my patients to feel heard,” Dr.
Abokede said. “I want to make sure that,
whomever I’m seeing, young or old, feels
She hopes that when patients leave
her office, they will feel they have
received two things: quality care and
Dr. Abokede earned her medical degree
from American University of Antigua
College of Medicine and completed her
residency at Hennepin County Medical
Center in Minneapolis.