I. Monet Ouwinga, MD
I.Monet Ouwinga, MD, is Board Certified in Family Medicine with specialized training in Obstetrics and Maternal Child Health. Dr. Ouwinga earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and went on to receive her medical degree from the Medical University of the Americas in Nevis, West Indies.
Dr. Ouwinga did her residency in Family Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, Cook County-Loyola-Provident in Chicago, IL and was Chief Resident from 2010 to 2011. She went on to complete a Fellowship in Maternal Child Health at PCC Wellness West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, IL.
Becoming a physician was always her dream from the time she was a small child growing up in New York, and Family Medicine has become her passion. As a Family Physician, Dr. Ouwinga wants to help people get to the root cause of their health issues, not just treat symptoms. Her goal is to help her patients get and stay healthy.
Dr. Ouwinga has a special interest in working with adolescents and teens. She enjoys being a mentor to young people and finds her non-judgmental attitude helps them open up to her, making it easier discuss their health and their lifestyles – and how one affects the other.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Ouwinga and her husband chose Calvert County for its sense of community, excellent school system and proximity to both nature and culture. “We wanted a place to raise our children and ultimately retire. In Calvert, my husband gets his Bonsai greenhouse and I’m close enough to New York for my family to visit – occasionally!”
In addition to her work with Calvert Primary Care, Dr. Ouwinga regularly participates in international medical missions, providing obstetrics, gynecological and well-baby care in developing countries. She is a course director and instructor for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics certification and a guest speaker throughout the county on health topics affecting children and adults.
Dr. Ouwinga is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the National Medical Association. She is fluent in Spanish and welcome patients of any age, nationality and sexual orientation.