About Us

UCHENNA L UMEH, MD.MBA aka DR. LULU THE "MOMATRICIAN"

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Dr. Lulu was born in Nigeria. She graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in Kaduna State. After completing medical school in 1991, she moved to the US for her Pediatric Residency training at Howard University Hospital, Washington DC which she completed in 1998. She immediately started her own private practice in South Carolina, which she operated successfully for nearly 15 years. Following a divorce, she sold her practice, joined the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and moved to Texas where she was stationed at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland. 

Her duties while she was active duty included being Commanding Officer at Maxwell Air Force Base, and Medical Director at the Ambulatory Pediatrics Clinic at Wilford Hall in Lackland, the largest pediatric clinic in the Air Force. She received an honorable discharge after her service time ended in 2016, then she worked briefly at Communicare Health Centers, a large multi specialty outpatient clinic in San Antonio until 2018.

Over the years, Dr. Lulu noticed a steady increase in the number of patients presenting to see her with depressive illness, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, suicidal attempts, and other challenging mental health disorders. Sadly, one of her beloved patients completed his suicide attempt in 2008, but it was after a visit by an 8 year old patient in 2018, who had attempted suicide twice, that she decided to pivot into the nonclinical arena and start speaking publicly about depression, suicide and mental health challenges in children, teens and young adults. 

She is continuing to follow her calling to help these special at-risk youth by starting a Youth Health Center. 

She prides herself with her "wholistic" approach to her patients, because she focuses on the "whole" person not just the illness. With her practice model, she will have enough time to spend with your child. She considers herself equal parts mom, pediatrician, psychiatrist, social worker, coach, child advocate and friend. 

She will do everything within her means to help her patients with their struggles and help their parents be the best advocates they can be for their children. 

She will work with members of the larger community to get the best care for her patients, be it in the form of around-the-clock access to her, affordable membership rates, reduced prices for labs, referrals to specialists, a nice warm non-judgmental hug, a listening ear, a kind heart, or simply holding their hands as they share their deepest concerns. 

Benefits of Our Membership

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 AS A MEMBER OF OUR HEALTH CENTER, HERE ARE A FEW OF THE BENEFITS YOU’LL ENJOY:


  • Personalized care tailored to your comfort level
  • A physician who knows your story inside and out
  • The choice to be seen at our office or virtually anywhere, on your phone or other mobile device
  • The knowledge that you are one of only about 200-300 patients Dr. Lulu is giving her attention to
  • Same-day or next day scheduling with little or wait time and extended visits of up to an hour, if you like
  • Quality time with your doctor; ask all the questions you want – she actually wants you to
  • Your doctor’s cell phone number. That’s what we call around-the-clock service.
  • Inexpensive and direct service. We work directly with you instead of hassling with insurance


Non Member Services

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HERE IS A LIST OF SERVICES WE SHALL OFFER THAT DO NOT REQUIRE MEMBERSHIP:


  • One time/Single service consult for 

 non-members because we know sickness 

tends to happen when least expected

  • Sports Physicals
  • Annual Well Child Check-ups
  • Parent Support Group virtually and in person as well as individually
  • Teen-2-Teen Support Group virtually and in-person

The above services are offered on an a-la-carte basis see our individual fees in Our Fees section