Meet the Doctors
Rima Bachuwa, MD, MS, FACOG
Originally from Michigan, Dr. Bachuwa is a board-certified obstetrics and gynecology physician. In 2011, after the completion of her OBGYN residency, she moved to Ohio to start her career as a hospital-employed physician at University Hospital, Elyria Medical Center, Women’s Healthcare. For the duration of her time there, she had the privilege to meet and care for many women and their families. She believes in long-term continuity of care for her patients and is looking forward to extending this level of quality care in her new practice. Dr. Bachuwa absolutely LOVES what she does. She finds it incredibly rewarding to bring a new life into the world. Dr. Bachuwa started her own private practice so she could care for her patients throughout the entire pregnancy and delivery. She looks forward to seeing her patients year after year. Dr. Bachuwa appreciates and enjoys the diversity of her field, allowing her to provide gynecologic care which extends from adolescence to the post-menopausal age group.
Dr. Bachuwa received her medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean, graduating at the top of her class. She then completed her OBGYN residency at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
Her father is a geriatric physician, as well as her best friend and mentor. He taught her the importance of humility and she aspires to emulate him in her practice.
Dr. Bachuwa has privileges at the following hospitals:
George G. Stokes, MD, JD, MBA
Dr. Stokes is a native of Ohio. He has completed all his education and medical training in Ohio. Dr. Stokes finished at the top of his class in both high school and college. He excelled in athletics at both the state and national level in all sports including swimming, water polo, basketball, football, baseball, and soccer. In fact, many of Dr. Stokes’ family members have held world records in track and have performed at the professional level in basketball and football. Being a pioneer in his family, Dr. Stokes chose to pursue a medical education and dedicate his talents towards caring for people.
After completing his residency program in OBGYN, he joined a private practice in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He later moved to Cleveland with his wife, who also practices medicine. At St. John’s Medical Center, Dr. Stokes became the Medical Director of the Professional Corporation, where he played the role of overseeing many of the duties of the hospitalist physicians there. During the same period, he became Medical Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic, the Pediatric Urgent Care unit, and Pre-admission testing services.
To enrich his educational background and knowledge base, Dr. Stokes obtained a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall School of Law and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University. He then dedicated 14 years of his life to working as a private practitioner at North Coast OBGYN. In 2015, Dr. Stokes made the decision to transition into the private practice of OBGYN of Westlake. He is excited to join a practice where he will have the opportunity to work with a compassionate and caring physician such as Dr. Bachuwa. Dr. Stokes’ incorporation into the practice compliments existing qualities exemplified by OBGYN of Westlake. He is devoted to the practice of medicine and will be a welcoming asset to the patients and community he serves.
Dr. Stokes has privileges at the following hospitals: