When I started Westlands Medical Centre in 2005, I thought I had the relevant skills to run an institution. Looking back at my institution, I cannot believe how far I have come.
Recently, I expanded my facility to another part of town in Nairobi. The new medical facility, which is located along Ngong’ Road, near Prestige Plaza, is a testament of years of hardwork, positive clients relationship, understanding and appreciating ups and downs of entrepreneurship, learning, making new friends, family hood and, above all, trusting in God.
I am a consultant gynecologist and obstetrician. I hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and Master of Medicine (M.Med) in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Nairobi. In addition, I possess a certificate in Fistula surgery from the Vesico- Vaginal Fistula Training Centre in Nigeria.
Since its nascence, Westlands Medical Centre has offered thousands of healthcare services to corporate clients from insurance companies, non-governmental organizations who have opened an account with us, and individual walk-in patients.
In fact when I began Westlands Medical Centre, it was necessitated by the need to provide centralized, affordable and quality healthcare services for women and children, as I am very passionate about children and women’s health issues.
I am now glad to see the facility grow and accommodate other services such as nutrition and physiotherapy, preventive healthcare, and variety of medical exams.
Also, I have partnered with over 15 Kenyan insurers, which has benefitted their clients immensely with timely and dedicated healthcare services that we provide.
Lessons I have learnt over the past few years:
- Be bold, consistent and unrelenting. Many a time rough waves will crush on you. Do not despair. Keep moving.
- Keep your family together. Family is strength. Never take your family for granted.
- Your client is your firm. Your client can make, or break, your company. Always strive to ensure EACH of your clients is satisfied with your services.
- Hold on to your spirituality. I believe and proclaim that I would not have achieved what I have without God.