We had the good fortune of connecting with Orobosa Oghide and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Orobosa, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Being in business is something I have always wanted to do for myself; even at a young age. However, what really propelled me was working with other companies and seeing the type of impact I made there with patients. I have been a catalyst for patient growth and maintained high scores during evaluations. With that being said, knowing that I could grow other companies as an employee, helped me realize my potential and pushed me to take the leap of faith.
I truly want to bring value, ingenuity and compassion to the healthcare field; a few of the things that I saw were lacking in my previous stops along my career path. I pride myself in being that oasis in a desert.
What should our readers know about your business?
Apollo Men’s Health is a clinic that focuses on health and wellness services that include but are not limited to primary care services, hormone replacement therapy, physicals and weight loss management. The level of service, a personal touch and individualized care is what sets us apart from our competitors.
I am most proud of what our patient reviews, treatment outcomes and the referrals that we gain from word-of-mouth. Those measures tell more about the health of my company that financials do at times.
The journey to get to this point has not been easy thus far. There have tumultuous times but I have learned to extract the lesson from each situation that has come up over the first 3+ years since our inception. One of the most important lessons I have learned has been to never get too high on the great days and not to wallow in pity on the bad days. As I was recently told by a patient, “I pray for peace and prepare for war” each day. As cliché as that sounds, I am prepared to tackle anything that is presented before on the business front because I am either going to conquer it or I will learn a valuable lesson that will serve me in the future.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
While I have traveled, although not as extensive as others; coming back to Houston always brings out a different feeling. A feeling that can only be described as comforting, warm, and obviously nostalgic. I was born in Nigeria but raised in Houston most of my life.
With that being said, I would take that friend to several eateries. A few spots would include cool runnings, aria suya kitchen, phil & derek’s, d’carribean curry spot.
If he is my best friend, then we are definitely going to play basketball and get some friends together for some crawfish, barbeque and games.
We would also go on multiple drives throughout the week, since Houston is so big, it would take time to explore the city and surrounding areas.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would not be where I am today without the help and support of others. I am dedicating this shoutout to my mother and her unrelenting prayers and support over the years. Watching her successes and adversities shaped the person that I am today; that is to say, I learned lessons from her ups and downs that helped me avoid a few bumps in the road and others that led to a path of triumph.
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