About me

My story

I am Dr. Rose Ngishu, board certified Internal Medicine. I am also a certified Functional medicine specialist, and a lifestyle and wellness Coach. I empower my adult patients and clients in the care of the human frame, by preventing, treating and/or reversing their acute and chronic health problems. I coach female primary breadwinners to beat chronic toxic stress, and win their health, energy, longevity and passions. I have over 24 years of cumulative clinical practice, having started my healthcare career in 1998 as a certified nurse’s assistant, and worked for about 15 years as a registered nurse (retired,) prior to becoming a physician.  

As a female African immigrant, I can talk to you ad nauseam about stress, adverse childhood events, social determinants of health, and many other related topics. As a hands-on tenured health care professional I can elaborate on the immense shortcomings of our current healthcare system, the multiple concurrent pandemics; Covid19, mental illness, obesity, etc. The environmental issues that threaten our long-term survival, and the urgent need for everyone to take personal responsibility for their health. However, what I have found to be of utmost importance to my patients and clients is for the to feel well, safe, and to receive good care, while saving them time and money. Many also desire to have reliable health education, presented in a manner they can easily understand, and clear-up some of the confusion they may have from public as well as social media. Well, I am poised to help with all that. My ongoing training, education and personal experiences have prepared me to meet my patients and clients where they are.  Together, we can overcome any obstacle standing in their way to wellness. Together, we utilize a root-cause approach to diagnosis, and a holistic approach to treatment and management. I equip and guide my patients and clients with the knowledge and tools necessary for them to pursue healing, and enjoy and abundant life, with good health.

Currently, I am seeing my patients and clients reverse some of their chronic conditions by incorporating the principles of lifestyle and functional medicine in their lives. This is in addition to the appropriate conventional medicine interventions. If you have chronic health issues, or have overwhelming stress, or feeling burnout, let me help you restore your wellness.  

For conventional medicine, you can book an appointment at my in Altus, OK clinic.

For coaching services, apply here on the website at the “work with me tab.”

Since finances touch everything we do and/or become, we can explore financial wellness as part of the nine-dimensions of wellness. As a certified financial coach, I have a separate program to help clients get their head around their finances, get out of “bad” debt, and accelerate their overall well-being.

Let me empower you with HELP.


She doesn’t look at an existing medical issue in isolation but takes a more holistic approach with her patients.She cared for my shingles, but more importantly, she cared for me,asking me questions regarding my exercise patterns, sleep habits, and other things going on in my life. She listened intently to my concerns and stressors. She emphasized the importance of rest, diet, and healthy practices in living life. I love her approach to caring for her patients.

Charlene Client

Dr. Ngishu is very intelligent and caring. I’m 67 years old and she is the best doctor I’ve ever had. When I first saw her, I could barely walk with a walker, now I walk with a cane. Miracle worker in my eyes!

James Designation

The initial meeting was refreshing, as she took time to visit with us about my husband’s general lifestyle, what he enjoyed doing, his health history, and our family. She exudes medical competence and a sincere sense of caring for the overall care and health of her patients.

Charlotte Client

With so many sensitivities and concerns I have about medications, Dr. Ngishu helped get me the ones I could tolerate and afford.

Ernest Client

I have been helping my friend who has a genetic disorder, and has been in severe pain, fatigue, and depression for years, has seen many doctors and specialists but never really been able to have a quality life. Within one month of seeing Dr. Ngishu,was up and helping me clean the house. I have not seen my friend do that in years.

Maria Client